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Old 08-02-2011, 05:07 PM
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Does anybody play dobro or resonator guitar?

I like the sound and want to get one but would like to know how difficult it is to learn compared to a regular guitar. I play guitar a little already but want to try something different and don't have a lot of time or money to devote.
I know, I know, if I want to get proficient I need to practice a lot but I don't really want to get "good" just fair.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:04 PM
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I like the sound and want to get one but would like to know how difficult it is to learn compared to a regular guitar. I play guitar a little already but want to try something different and don't have a lot of time or money to devote.
I know, I know, if I want to get proficient I need to practice a lot but I don't really want to get "good" just fair.
Thanks!

check out this guy. he's a friend of mine from the neighbor hood, on tour in europe right now, with daniel lanois.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnNvxdu0YEU

(don't want to come across as a name dropper, just that there are a few real musicians here in sliverlake, apart from all the dirty hipster wannabees. )
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check out this guy. he's a friend of mine from the neighbor hood, on tour in europe right now, with daniel lanois.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnNvxdu0YEU

(don't want to come across as a name dropper, just that there are a few real musicians here in sliverlake, apart from all the dirty hipster wannabees. )
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How are you with open tunings and slide on a regular guitar?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:59 PM
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How are you with open tunings and slide on a regular guitar?
Never tried it. I think it might be ok because I have short fat fingers and my fine motor skills aren't so good so I have trouble with rapid chord changes on guitar. I use bar chords a lot and work from there.
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Open tunings and slide work may get your interest up before going out for a Dobro, National or other resonator guitar. You may also want to consider trying out "lap style" and using a steel bar.

Another way to extend interest in open tuning playing is to take a try at Hawaiian "slack key" picking.
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