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OK - you won the lottery; bought every top guitar you wanted and now your thoughts turn to...

 

 

'WTF am I gonna play on these babies?'

 

 

 

You got huge loads of cash for private lessons with anyone you like that is available/still kickin'

 

 

Who are you picking to bless with your study?

 

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Kent Houchin, a local bluegrass legend and all around good picker. Good guy too! (Louisville, ky) Murrell Thixton for my wife. She is a banjo player. Both Murrell and Kent are fabulous musicians who have a wonderful attitude. They are not famous, and we have taken lessons from them in the past. Awesome teachers.

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OK - you won the lottery; bought every top guitar you wanted and now your thoughts turn to...

 

 

'WTF am I gonna play on these babies?'

 

 

 

You got huge loads of cash for private lessons with anyone you like that is available/still kickin'

 

 

Who are you picking to bless with your study?

 

 

 

BluesKing777.

 

Ry Cooder

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1) Tommy Thayer, Kiss guitarist; or

 

2) Darryl Hall

 

 

 

Just because I love both of them. I'm a big KISS fan and when I got one of Tommy's autographed guitars, my bucket list hobby was born. And Hall and Oates is one of my favorite bands from the 80's. I catch "Live from Darryl's House" every chance I get. Just saw H&O in Charlotte and they're as good as ever.

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As I am currently trying hard to learn a style I never had a go at before, namely Travis picking, I think I'll say Thom Bresh to get as close to the real deal as possible! He has some stories to tell too...

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Interesting thread...

 

In my case the two I'd most like to sit down with are pickin' on a cloud somewhere - Chet and Joe Pass.

 

That's largely because of a combination of technique and theory, as in "how'd you figure what key and what variations," then put it together with technique?

 

Currently it'd be great fun to sit a while with Leo Kottke and again with classical picker Christopher Parkening whom I last saw and had my only few "guitar lessons" from. Howzat for a bit of difference...

 

There are so many really good pickers out there who get relatively little recognition but have exceptional technical skills and "swing," but I'm not sure, other than having fun, it'd follow the directions I've taken.

 

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Scotty Anderson-King of the double stops - by far one of the least known hottest picker around

 

Then I'lle go home and die of stressful envy

 

Moose

My guitar instructor's uncle plays with him and my instructor has taken quite a few lessons from him.

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Too old and distracted these days to take on much more than fine tuning the pile of country/blues/rock songs I can already muscle through, so it wouldn't help me much to sit across from a guy like Bromberg, Stills or Simon and then spend hours practicing a fragment of a riff I'd love to catalog into my 'arsenal'. If I had a refresh button in my brain, though, I'd go back to my first teacher, the great Buddy Merrill, now in his seventies, who took on this same distracted 14 year old in '65 and tried to bang theory and technique into my head via a big Orpheum archtop with seemingly impossibly high action. I just wanted to learn RStones songs. He planted the seed, however, and gave me the basics, so I'd love to have a replay on that period in my life. It was just one in a long list of opportunities I screwed up.

 

At least I figured out the Stones songs. I'm probably going to die, though, having never deciphered how to play Paul Simon's, 'Everything Put Together Falls Apart'. Anyone out there have tab or chords for that gem?

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