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Friday, September 21, 2012

fell rather flat, I see. Maybe folks did not understand it, or didn't get the lack of capitalization, or something.

Some explanation.,....

The lack of CAPS indicates that I am gobsmacked by my own behavior. I'm looking behind me to see if I am lurking behind me. Who is this woman?

Now, and I do hope fellow musicians (and especially guitar players) get this, there are those of us from the 60's who thought amplification was an abomination. When Bob Dylan went electric at Forest Hill Stadium, we went into mourning. When Clapton started playing a Fender...well I think you get my meaning.

I have been an acoustic purist for 50 years. And nylon strings at that.

Now, nylon is lovely, but it is also very quiet (imagine smaller font). Classical players can mic their guitars, or play loudly, but there is just so much that will accomplish.

And I play Yamahas, which are know among other things for their volume.

So, here I am, looking to get back into singing and accompaniment, for volunteer gigs when I retire. And reward myself nicely for 2 years of maintenance. So, I got an electric acoustic. It sounds wonderful unamplified, but it does have a pre-amp built it, with controls. Plus a strap hanger on the back, that is, oh my, hollow, where you can insert a cable....

Next logical step? Amp. I had an old practice amp from when my son fooled around with electric, but it was broken and was not the right kind anyway. With acoustic, you are not looking for all the weird effects, just more natural sound...a lot more.

So, credit card in hand and heart in mouth, I shopped again, and ended up with a Peavy acoustic guitar practice amp. Not so little, 20 watts it can be used in a small sized room.

You should have heard me last night. Amplified Renasissance lute music. As I said, I keep looking behind me to see who is there.

Okay, I am going to blame this (or thank this) on Sparkpeople. I do not think I would have gone in this direction without my learnings from this wonderful site and my sparkpeeps.

I think there are a lot of us out there who have gone in unanticipated and unusual directions in our wellness journeys. Just keep smiling!

I will take pics of the amp and include them when I do my picture blog.....

Have a good one!


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PLANTAGO 9/25/2012 3:02PM

    Hi Bonita!! I love classical, too, and nylon, of course. I am only a bedroom player , but this doesn't matter, does it. Love your pictures with guitar.
In my country (Poland) when you say " I play the guitar" people think first about classical. And here in the US not at all!
But...Amplified Rennaisance....sounds good!!
Have a very good one , too.

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