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    “ when you wore a tulip “. As a young guitarist I bought this record when it was released in Europe. I first thought there were more guitarist playing at the same time. Until I found out it was only one guy : Doug Baker. As a guitarist I started learning the tab notes that came with the record. I am still not able to play any of the songs on the album the way the Duck does.
    His guitar playing is just mind-boggling and jawdropping. I have sold all my vinyl records except one “when you were a tulip”…..

    • Duck Baker

      Many thanks for the words of support! That record is finally going to be released on CD this year, by the way, with some additional tracks that were originally included on a limited-edition cassette called “Both Sides”.

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    Would love to see Mr Baker live. He plays beautifully and I especially like his ragtime jazz style with the nylon string. I recently found Duck Baker via YouTube and I can’t get enough. Just wondering why he chose nylon string, it seems harder with the thumb hooking to make an F. But it sure sounds nice. I’ll be buying some instructional books for sure and really appreciate Duck Bakers music. I hope to see him live in the future or who knows, maybe a guitar camp. Thank you!

    • Duck Baker

      Thanks for the kind words, Robert. I did start with steel strings but I liked the hard attack that flamenco guitarists use with their guitars so I switched to a flamenco before I made my first record. I still use steel strings for some things, but not so much for ragtime.

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    I have been a fan for decades. Used arrangements and instructional books whenever I could find them. I love but am still challenged by the T Monk book and video. Thanks DB for your rich, flavorful and always natural approach to the guitar.

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    Good music.

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    Hi Duck,

    I’ve enjoyed your Gospel Guitar for some time now, didn’t expect to see you post on the Jazz Guitar Chat FB page. Looking forward to tracking down some jazz from you. Thanks for all your music,

    John

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    Hey Duck, I enjoy the link to music that you post. I’m looking forward to working out these arrangements.

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    best wishes

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