John Franklin

"Acoustic John"

     We are making use of "pandemic" downtime by re-working this web page & the music on it.  Also, at the request of music venues (and friends...), performance videos will be added.

     Hopefully, we will all be up and operating soon.  Stay safe.

Say It Again
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Say It Once Again

Words, Music & Performance by John Franklin

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Acoustic (a-cous-tic): “relating to, or being, a musical instrument whose sound is not electronically modified.”  Merriam-Webster.

     First, I will admit a bias:  I love acoustic music.  Its natural (organic, if you will...) sound transcends musical eras, setting, and genres.  The sound of a beautifully plucked guitar string on a Martin guitar has thrilled generations.

     I am a firm believer in finger picking style of playing.  A plastic pick decreases the available range of tones. Finger tips can affect the tone in so many ways:  bright or mellow, alone or in harmony with surrounding strings, a firm or a sliding note.  

     Whether you are operating a coffee bar or a wine tasting, a wedding or social gathering, small or large, people enjoy a background of live music.   And, that is the key:  Background.  It is hard to imagine Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones providing background music.  But, "Wild Horses", a sweet love song by the Stones played softly in finger style play, is a very satisfying background for any event.

Songs / Genres

Amplify or not to amplify?


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