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by Mahal
August 3rd, 2013, 4:55 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: E-Chords.com??
Replies: 17
Views: 15037

Re: E-Chords.com??

In other words it is in the long line of services whose business model has been made moot by the onrush of technology.
by Mahal
May 8th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Can you recommend some funk bands?
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

Re: Can you recommend some funk bands?

To add to the list:
The Bar-Kays
The Ohio Players
The Commodores
Rufus and Chaka Khan
Slave
Cameo
Con Funk Shun....
and for some Go-Go:
Chuck Brown and The Soul Searchers
Meshell Ndgelocello
by Mahal
September 26th, 2010, 7:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New Guitar Player questions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1897

Re: New Guitar Player questions?

Since your a guitar teacher, what if they are hard songs? And my friend us telling me I don't need to learn chords.... just tabs. Is this better for guitar? Even playing rock or metal lead guitar most of your time will be spent "comping" or laying down chords rather then adding fills, lead lines an...
by Mahal
April 4th, 2010, 6:12 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Effects
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Effects

Some guitar magazines publish effect settings along with alternate tunings and tabs in the five or so songs they feature every issue. It is becoming their niche although I suppose it won't be long before the Tab sites pick up on that service and start adding it as they have with the built in key tra...
by Mahal
April 3rd, 2010, 4:05 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: songbook with strumming patterns
Replies: 29
Views: 13229

Re: songbook with strumming patterns

Hal Leonard Publishing has a whole series of songbooks in it's Strum It! series. These books provide the chords, timing and strum patterns for the songs. Some are better than others, but it will provide a start to get you familiar with common patterns. -- Rob And most of their other guitar and easy...
by Mahal
March 12th, 2010, 8:20 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Easy Popular Songs using D, G, A
Replies: 12
Views: 37516

Re: Easy Popular Songs using D, G, A

We are talking 13 year old's not 43 year old's. Is anybody listening to top 40 radio to identify the blues based tunes or tunes being sampled on the hits that kids are listening to now? I'm not otherwise I would name songs, other then the popular songs of my youth. As a start I would say nothing old...
by Mahal
December 18th, 2009, 9:21 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: C#m
Replies: 13
Views: 1775

Re: C#m

Like power chords there is the open chord theory popular with Praise leaders from Paul Balouche's teaching. Instead of playing a C#m you would play x46600. Common chords played with C# would be A played x02200, B x 24400, F# played as 2x(or 4)2200 and E played as 079900 0r the first position 022100.
by Mahal
November 29th, 2009, 9:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fake Books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 5335

Re: Fake Books ?

I'll be the heretic and say like many other things fake books have been overtaken by technology. Now if you are a piano bar player or cruise ship pro and need to be able to play music from many styles and genres yes you need a good fake book rather then say I don't know that sorry. However as a begi...
by Mahal
November 29th, 2009, 7:18 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Sheet music for different instruments on guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Sheet music for different instruments on guitar

I have started playing guitar in a concert band in which almost all of the music has no guitar parts. Are there any other instrument parts I can play without having to transpose? How did playing the flute part work for you? What sort of concert band is it? Your best bet may be to find the lead shee...
by Mahal
November 29th, 2009, 7:11 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Complete Beginner.
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Complete Beginner.

Hi! I'm 14 and have never picked up a guitar in my life. But just recently, I've decided to start playing. I really need your help with a few things. I've scoured every music website I can find and haven't got good answers for any of em, so I was hoping real people could help me out. My questions a...
by Mahal
July 16th, 2009, 6:54 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Michael Jackson and guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Michael Jackson and guitars

Since Tito and Jermaine performed with guitar and bass it is probably fair to assume the entire family got some instruction on instruments to go along with the singing and dancing.
by Mahal
June 30th, 2009, 6:59 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How many here own both a acoustic and electric guitars?
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: How many here own both a acoustic and electric guitars?

A steel, a nylon, a 12 string, a semi hollow electric and a bass. Bass for church but most of my playing is on nylon. However lately its been the steel.
by Mahal
June 21st, 2009, 4:41 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Help me help my bassist!
Replies: 24
Views: 4188

Re: Help me help my bassist!

My friend plays bass and has for about 5 or 6 months. He hasnt really learnt anything except some parts of some very easy covers. We just recently got a drummer and another guitarist. He doesnt really learn anything on his own, usually i have to show him. Ive been playing guitar for about 8 months ...
by Mahal
June 7th, 2009, 8:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Easy songs using open chords
Replies: 6
Views: 8533

Re: Easy songs using open chords

There are literally thousands and thousands of songs which use simple open chords - or, if they don't, can be transposed, possibly using a capo. If you know G, Em, C and D chords, I reckon you can play probably about 1000 songs or so. A D and E, that'll increase exponentially. You might have to tra...
by Mahal
May 27th, 2009, 10:01 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: You MUST rent or buy this Jeff Beck DVD if you play guitar!!
Replies: 18
Views: 6595

Re: You MUST rent or buy this Jeff Beck DVD if you play guitar!!

Its been on the LOOOONG wait list on my netflix queue for weeks now.