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Mike Lindyn's Profile


Member Info
User Name: Mike Lindyn
Total GKN Activity Points: 1600
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Age: 45
Number of Instruments Played: 6
Member Since: 3/5/2004
Last Visit: 5/3/2017
Tabs Created: 91
Practice Schedules: 1
Public Lessons: 4
Woodshed Postings: 2
Duels Entered: 8
Duels Won: 4
Other Social Network: Here
Music Created by Mike Lindyn

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My Musical Knowledge

Instruments I Play:

Electric GuitarYears Playing: 31Proficiency: Advanced
Steel String Acoustic GuitarYears Playing: 31Proficiency: Advanced
Nylon String Acoustic GuitarYears Playing: 25Proficiency: Advanced
Bass GuitarYears Playing: 28Proficiency: Advanced
Piano/KeyboardYears Playing: 17Proficiency: Beginner
FluteYears Playing: 16Proficiency: Beginner

My Approach to Learning and Playing:

I consider myself an improvisational player and composer. I spent a long time working on Theory and Technique. When I learn something new I try and play it in every position of the Major and Minor Scales while also trying to play it with different accents and phasing. This way I can make my own ideas from an idea that was not originally mine.
 
My Musical Education:

I have studied music independently since 1986, in that time I have had 1 private teacher (for about a 6 months), and also had a little formal college theory training.

I started playing when I was 14. When I was 17 a close friend of mine was a very good guitarist and had a really great teacher. So my first introduction to theory was through him.

In college I took "Basic Musicianship" which was an introduction to theory. This class was great because it really solidified my knowledge of basic theory. I was about 19 at the time.

After Basic Musicianship I took four voice Harmony 1 and then Harmony 2. At the same time I took an introduction Jazz class. The Harmony Class was great for getting me better and reading and writing sheet music and understanding some of the more advanced ideas of theory. The jazz class also had a theory aspect to it and was very helpful as it made me understand how jazz musician approach theory, which is a little different than how classical musicians approach theory.

I have also taken two Music History classes which were very hard but Im glad I took them. To me music history is very interesting. These history classes did not make my chops any better but I think they did make me a better musician because I had a better idea about what has been done in the past.
 
My Musical Influences:

To me Musical influence is a BIG topic because I am influence by so many types of music for a number of different reasons.

When talking about guitar influences I guess my biggest influence is Joe Satriani. There are others like Steve Vai, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci, Jake E. Lee and others that had a big effect on my playing but Ive always seem come back to Joes music as a starting point.





As far a my musical influence go I think that work of John McLaughlin has be very important. Here I am not talking of licks and phrase but rather his outlook, musicial scope and depth. I am very into nylon string guitar and the types of music that use nylon string guitar (Classical, Flamenco, Jazz Fusion)


 
My Learning Resources:

I have to say I like GKN. Wink
 
About My Music:
So what can I say about my music? Im a song writer and improvisational player. My interest is learning new ideas in music and putting these ideas to work in my music. The music I make ranges between rock, jazz, blues, finger style and metal.

Here are a few videos of me playing nylon string acoustic guitar.


These are brand new I hope you like them.

My Gear
Electric Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: S5470
Year Acqired:
2010
Price Paid:
$ 1250.00
Comment:
What can I say... This is perhaps the best S series guitar ever made by Ibanez. Finally a 24 fret S Series too. I´ve had this for a couple of years now still LOVE it.
Electric Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: S7420
Year Acqired:
2011
Price Paid:
$ 700.00
Comment:
My new 7 String S Series. Strange things these 7 strings. Takes a while to get use to but that 7th string can come in real handy.



Also this guitar is a lot thicker and heavier that the 6 string model. Because of this the sound seems a little more "solid" with both clean and dirty sounds.
Electric Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: S1520
Year Acqired:
2005
Price Paid:
$ 1225.00
Comment:
I love this guitar mine is signed by JS and SV
Effects Processor
Make: Line 6
Model: POD XT Live
Year Acqired:
2003
Price Paid:
$ 400.00
Comment:
Cool unit I liked it so much I bought the table table version for my studio setup.
Electric Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: S540
Year Acqired:
1989
Price Paid:
$ 700.00
Comment:
This was the first electric guitar I bought brand new. I have covered the back in stickers and writing. It was signed by JS and JP. I´ll have this guitar until I die, even if I don´t play it that much anymore its still a part of me.
Amplifier
Make: Marshall
Model: 9040
Year Acqired:
1995
Price Paid:
$ 350.00
Comment:
This picture is not quite right but I could not find a picture of the model I have. Its a good little power amp but its not very warm. When teamed up with the rest of the my setup it works really well.
Effects Processor
Make: Alesis
Model: Q 20
Year Acqired:
2000
Price Paid:
$ 350.00
Comment:
Great sounding unit. This makes up part on my live sound set-up. along with the POD XT Live, an Alesis compressor and the Marshall above.
Electric Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: AS120 Artstar
Year Acqired:
2001
Price Paid:
$ 300.00
Comment:
Cool guitar I traded a Ibanez les paul and 150 bucks for this thing. Great trade. The version I have is a little different than this picture. You can see it on one of my videos on this page.
Nylon String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Takamine
Model: G-124
Year Acqired:
1997
Price Paid:
$ 150.00
Comment:
This is my cheapest guitar... but I play it more than all the others. I love nylon string guitars. I like the way they sound and the way they feel. They are great either with or without a pick. Some day I will invest in a good nylon string but all the ones I´ve played that I like are like 2 to 4 grand and I really can´t do that right now.
Steel String Acoustic Guitar
Make: Seagull
Model: Coastline Grand
Year Acqired:
2007
Price Paid:
$ 450.00
Comment:
I really like this guitar but its a little to small. I would like it a lot more if the body was about 2 to 4 inches wider.
Bass Guitar
Make: Ibanez
Model: SR 400
Year Acqired:
1999
Price Paid:
$ 375.00
Comment:
I´m an ok bass player even though its not my main instrument. I like this bass it easy to play.



Since I got the POD X3 which has bass effects I´ve been play bass a lot more.
Piano
Make: Other
Model: Cable - Nelson Spinet
Year Acqired:
2003
Price Paid:
$ 0.00
Comment:
Cable - Nelson is the brand.



This type of piano is called a spinet piano. Its smaller than most uprights. I had a keyboard for years but never played it... The piano is totally different I play it all the time. I´m not great but I can make nice music when I want.



We got this piano through my in laws as a gift for my 6 year old. She has not really start playing yet but I will get her into it soon.



Again this image is close but not an exact match to mine.
Effects Processor
Make: Line 6
Model: POD X3
Year Acqired:
2008
Price Paid:
$ 400.00
Comment:
Cool little unit. The X3 has the ability to process both bass and vocal inputs as well as guitar. This is why I bought it. I figured I could use this as an all-around studio processor directly into to my mixer. It works well in this function.

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dannyboy89
 
Friday 7:09 pm, 3/29/2013 Report
This site feels like a ghost town. Has anybody been active here since 2011?

Highintel
 
Tuesday 1:15 am, 10/6/2009 Report
I see you have two new members today Wink

Highintel
 
Monday 6:30 am, 10/5/2009 Report
Check this out Mike!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r3ieKcsNfs&feature=player_embedded#

I think I Have some talent at film making Wink Kidding... I just made this real quick to show you what I had in mind or an Idea for you If you wanted to use it. It took me 30 min to make. It's horrible but I am sure you can make a good one!


Terry
 
Monday 3:51 am, 5/25/2009 Report
word...very nice videos...i like that classical one..
also like living alone.

Sprouticus
 
Saturday 7:02 pm, 9/6/2008 Report
hey man thanx for the complement im just starting to get ma head round how to work this site and your profile is sweet man

keep up the good work loving the tunes man

Highintel
 
Saturday 3:51 am, 8/2/2008 Report
No prob Mike!

I think everything is working properly now! !!And thank you for the complements:) The lesson thing is a win win situation! I would love to own all the software to create lessons and would love to make my own site like this but sense you beat me to it I think there is more to learn and share with an open system like this. Saves me the hassle and you as well as others get some of my knowledge for free...hehe
I actually would teach for free but this society requires us to have this "BS" called money..hehe
I don't however feel like sites like this cramp my line of work as a teacher. The people looking for sites like this are not the ones that come for lessons. In fact, most of my student base can't learn from these teachings without one on one aid. So I feel if you are willing to take the effort then the knowledge is yours. Those who want or need a helping hand can pay for the survival of the hand.Very happy

Thanks for everything Mike!


Highintel

Highintel
 
Tuesday 11:26 pm, 7/29/2008 Report
What's up with the guitar duel saying my skill level is intermediate?? I think I am gonna cry Sad

Highintel
 
Monday 8:06 pm, 7/21/2008 Report
HI MIKE! Hatcheeewwww.... I sneezed..lol

John McLaughlin huh! You ever hear Strunz and Farah? I really like John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and the bunch but musically I prefer S&F. Get their greatest hits album, well worth it! Satch is definitely one of my favorites too!



Gotta a student so I be runnin!

Catcha later Mike!

T.A.Z
 
Thursday 2:05 pm, 7/10/2008 Report
Hey Mike cheers for the comment mate! I do love the old Universe haha I love you S series guitars, I've got a new Ibanez that I don't have any pics of which is based on an S Series and its an excellent guitar!!

Loving the tunes by the way mate!!