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by NoteBoat
Today, 3:08 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Learn by playing songs
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Learn by playing songs

I've been a guitar teacher for a long time (next month it will be 40 years!). In that time I've taught thousands of people, many of whom became gigging guitarists, and at least three are currently making a living as guitar teachers themselves. I disagree with the statement, because it confuses the "...
by NoteBoat
March 31st, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitars Made For Fast Playing
Replies: 66
Views: 17724

Re: Re:

Megadethhead wrote:
March 21st, 2018, 12:42 pm
If you can play like Yngwie you can play anything
I strongly disagree.

Yngwie plays single note lines and nothing else. That's not being able to "play anything".

He does what he does very well, but that's all he does.
by NoteBoat
January 14th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar bridge lifted up
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Guitar bridge lifted up

Glad you found it useful. I do a lot more flute/sax/clarinet work than anything else (probably because those instruments need regular routine stuff like pad and cork replacement, and our students know I do all the work in-house). A lot of what I've figured out about guitar repairs actually comes fro...
by NoteBoat
January 14th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Difference between 7/4, 7/8, 7/16.
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: Difference between 7/4, 7/8, 7/16.

You won't hear any difference between them. Any meter with 7 beats per measure can be represented with any note as the beat. The identical rhythm can be written as 7/8, 7/4, 7/16, 7/32, 7/2, or even 7/1. The advantage of any one over another depends on how the beats are combined, divided, and subdiv...
by NoteBoat
December 31st, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: What are the chances of repairing this 1940s/50s Harmony guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: What are the chances of repairing this 1940s/50s Harmony guitar?

It can be repaired. But if you pay someone to do it, the cost will be prohibitive, because you're looking at a ton of hours of labor. The back will have to come off, and be refitted together. That's no simple task on an arched back. The back binding will have to be replaced (part of it is missing). ...
by NoteBoat
December 23rd, 2017, 5:08 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar bridge lifted up
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Guitar bridge lifted up

+1 on the Titebond. Do NOT use Gorilla glue - Gorilla glue expands, and your bridge will never end up in the right place - you will ruin the guitar! I own a music school, and we do some repair work. At the moment I am working on exactly the same repair. As LessPaul said, you need to hit the exact sp...
by NoteBoat
November 23rd, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 18
Views: 18292

Re: Back In Black - what key

Musicus wrote:
November 22nd, 2017, 1:11 pm
It's in G.
No, it isn't.

There's a difference between a key signature and a key. You could make a case for the key of E minor, which shares a key signature with the key of G, but there's absolutely nothing about the song that would indicate it's in the key of G major.
by NoteBoat
August 25th, 2017, 4:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Complete guitar lessons for advanced level
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: Complete guitar lessons for advanced level

You're making your first post, and claim to be a beginner learning guitar from a website. And you just happen to have chosen the name of that website for your user name?

I think this probably belongs in the site promotion category.
by NoteBoat
August 20th, 2017, 4:27 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: using whole tone in rock
Replies: 3
Views: 1080

Re: using whole tone in rock

Dominant chords have a natural tension to them, because there's a conflict between the 3 and the b7 - that forms a tritone. When the harmony has a tension you can add additional tension by using a scale tone that conflicts with the chord. The whole tone scale has three dominant chord tones (1, 3, b7...
by NoteBoat
August 18th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Time to let the cat out of the bag...
Replies: 42
Views: 11687

Re: Time to let the cat out of the bag...

It's amazing how time flies. Nine years ago today we opened our doors, and since then we've provided tens of thousands of music lessons to hundreds of students. Dozens of our students have been recognized as being the best young musicians in the state by the IMEA (Illinois Music Educator's Associati...
by NoteBoat
August 7th, 2017, 2:10 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 18
Views: 18292

Re: Back In Black - what key

A Dorian does not omit F#. As a matter of fact, F# is what makes A Dorian Dorian - if you leave it out, there's no difference between the rest of the notes and the notes of A natural minor. And when you say the v chord ,E is the tonic you're saying it's in the key of E. The V chord is called the dom...
by NoteBoat
July 31st, 2017, 8:31 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What scale would I play over this chord?
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: What scale would I play over this chord?

You might also try a whole tone scale over Bb+, since augmented chords are made of two major thirds, each of which are two whole steps.
by NoteBoat
July 21st, 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to play an electric guitar like a classical one?
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: Is it possible to play an electric guitar like a classical one?

Sort of. You can certainly play an electric guitar fingerstyle... but you won't be able to play it exactly like a classical guitar. There are several differences between the instruments. Alan has already touched on some, but a couple of other pretty big ones that matter are the action (electric guit...
by NoteBoat
July 16th, 2017, 3:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4
Replies: 19
Views: 3009

Re: Still Struggling with Time Signatures Mostly Detecting 2/4

Every metronome marking corresponds to the measure(meter) length.
No, they don't.

The meter change right before that marks the beat in the tempo mark, even though a measure of 2/2 is a metric unit, just like 3/8 and 3/4. http://i.imgur.com/JndSQfR.png