Hi I’m Dean Hallam from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
I play some acoustic guitar.
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Hi. My name is Dean Hallam from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I play acoustic guitar mainly because it’s easier to grab off the stand and play plus I figure if I learn to play a tune on acoustic well without sound effects then when I colour it a little with Reverb, Echo and some Delay it will be good. I never took the opportunity to play with other guitar players and now I wish I had especially for my timing. By myself I can play with expression by changing the tempo a bit and expression with my fingers. When I try playing with someone else I find myself listening to them and getting my tempo and getting mixed up where to jump in. I love learning fingerpicking and my daughters don’t understand because they’ve never heard the songs I’ve learned. I love Chet, Jerry Reed, Thomas Emanuel and of course Emil. The passion and expressive feeling these Master Guitarist squeeze through the fretboard and strings are their own fingerprint to us all to hear. I just want to have a pocket full of songs to play at any time without rehearsals to fulfill my own personal dreams.
I can read music but prefer tab especially if I know how the tune sounds. I memorize it then throw it away and play the song with my own mistakes embedded into the tune. It usually is not hard on the ears but never exactly as written in tab.