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by HobbyPicker
March 13th, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Really weird progression I can't make sense of
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: Really weird progression I can't make sense of

After all, chord symbols are nothing but shorthand for polyphony, or multiple (three part or more) harmony ... :roll: Actually, they're shorthand for homophony. Polyphony is a whole 'nother animal. Sorry about that, and thanks for the correction, it's always great to learn something new! :D (... ha...
by HobbyPicker
March 13th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Really weird progression I can't make sense of
Replies: 6
Views: 1752

Re: Really weird progression I can't make sense of

If your progression is played with only triads, i'd say the whole thing seems to be related to C major, since the three first chords have the root notes of a C major triad (CEG). The E triad has one "outside note" the G#, which then resolves to a G on the next chord, the V chord in C, then to the I ...
by HobbyPicker
August 21st, 2009, 1:26 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: does the major scale really exist...
Replies: 13
Views: 1629

Re: does the major scale really exist...

I may bring this thread way off with this, but I feel it's really important, and to the topic. I've become really fascinated by Victor Wooten, have read his book "The Music Lesson" and also have his DVD "Groove Workshop", both have really widened my understanding of music, and somehow changed my app...
by HobbyPicker
April 19th, 2008, 10:45 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Jay Turser jazzbox - a good buy?
Replies: 13
Views: 6019

Re: Jay Turser jazzbox - a good buy?

I appreciate the feedback to my thread, and your long and thorough replies, along with your stories of different guitars. There really is som good advice here, i feel! I owe you to tell how this story turned out for me. The Jay Turser was a second hand, and when I finally got in touch with the selle...
by HobbyPicker
April 14th, 2008, 9:03 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Jay Turser jazzbox - a good buy?
Replies: 13
Views: 6019

Jay Turser jazzbox - a good buy?

One of these is up for sale not far from me, if it's available I'll go check it out. Has anybody round here any experience with these guitars, or any good advice on what to look for. It seems "suspiciously" inexpensive?

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Jay Turser JT-143
by HobbyPicker
February 13th, 2008, 7:49 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Acoustic bass guitar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

Acoustic bass guitar?

I've begun to think about adding an acoustic bass guitar to my heap of instruments. Why? Because in many settings I'd love to be able to add some bass lines when I have musical visitors, or just recording myself. I have an impression that the acoustic bass guitar is sort of a compromise, not deliver...
by HobbyPicker
February 2nd, 2008, 3:20 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: New Amistar Tricone
Replies: 7
Views: 2986

Re: New Amistar Tricone

Sure looks good, but I wonder if the neck's as skinny as it was on the one I've tried, IMHO my Johnson's fat rounded v-shape neck is far better. :roll:
by HobbyPicker
January 20th, 2008, 6:17 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Roundneck for bluegrass?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Roundneck for bluegrass?

Had Bottleneck John on visit, he played a concert here and stayed at my place, we compared my Johnson to his Amistar tricone (with National cones), and concluded that it's got a nicer neck than the Amistar, and perhaps also more of a vintage sound, thoug the Amistar sounds a little fatter. I got a s...
by HobbyPicker
January 15th, 2008, 9:14 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Roundneck for bluegrass?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Roundneck for bluegrass?

Thanks for your reply, just the input I needed, I also got the impression that the neck is very strong with it's chunky rounded v-profile. I keep it strung with .021-.054" nickel electric strings. It sounds better with those than anything else I've tried. If this is correct, I bet you buy single str...
by HobbyPicker
January 15th, 2008, 1:39 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Roundneck for bluegrass?
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Roundneck for bluegrass?

Just got a Johnson tricone roundneck, and am very pleased with it, considering the price, it seems to be a nice instrument. I've been considering to buy some kind of a resonator a long time, and settled with a tricone roundneck for many reasons, a roundneck is versatile, in that it can be played bot...
by HobbyPicker
January 2nd, 2008, 2:14 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Reading music vs. playing by ear
Replies: 21
Views: 2627

Re: Reading music vs. playing by ear

This is a common stand by many a player. And while it has its merits, and while everyone has a different learning style and things certainly come easier to some people than others, it's the whole "either / or" approach that usually keeps people from using music reading as a tool. They instead seem ...
by HobbyPicker
January 2nd, 2008, 12:51 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Reading music vs. playing by ear
Replies: 21
Views: 2627

Reading music vs. playing by ear

For most of the nearly 30 years I've been struggling with guitar playing, I've learned songs from fakebooks, or tried to figure out the chord changes by ear, simplifying it to fit to my rather limited and crude techniques and making my own "arrangements" which mostly was rythm guitar and singing. 2-...
by HobbyPicker
November 25th, 2007, 12:26 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: My seventh ...
Replies: 6
Views: 962

My seventh ...

... is a Babicz DCMH, cutaway dread all solid wood: http://i11.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/be/a4/b31d_12.JPG Recorded some clips and made a little demo of how it sounds, strummed, fingerpicked and single note playing. I'm very pleased, it's loud, balanced and resonant. Hope my sloppy playing brings out at ...
by HobbyPicker
November 10th, 2007, 7:13 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: DeArmond M75 / Guild M75
Replies: 7
Views: 5529

Re: DeArmond M75 / Guild M75

Thanks for replies, doesn't really matter that much to me if my guitar is a copy of this or that particular model. Just curious about the relationships. Just from the look of it one can tell that there's a line to the LP. The most important to me is that it plays well, I've had it for many years, an...
by HobbyPicker
November 7th, 2007, 3:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: DeArmond M75 / Guild M75
Replies: 7
Views: 5529

Re: DeArmond M75 / Guild M75

So, my guitar is a clone of a LP clone? That makes some sense, since the shape is very much like LP, as is the wiring and controls. The pups are single coils, DeArmond 2k, I think is the name, and the sound is rather different than an LP. When I bought it, I tested it along wiht a LP, and liked the ...