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by Raistx
May 9th, 2011, 4:05 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: I'm looking for a good book
Replies: 16
Views: 2463

Re: I'm looking for a good book

kent_eh wrote:It doesen't have sound clips, but here is a Monkey's guide to effects.
:lol: :roll:
The Boutique Effects description is hilarious :lol:
by Raistx
March 19th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Fender Squire Telecaster
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: Fender Squire Telecaster

Very creative.
REALLY enjoyed listening (and watching) that.
by Raistx
November 16th, 2009, 6:01 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: boss me-50 any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Re: boss me-50 any good?

I have one but don't use it much.
Its been replace by the ME-70, supposedly new and improved
http://www.bossus.com/gear/productdetai ... uctId=1001
by Raistx
May 28th, 2009, 1:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: I got da blues, and I'm just shufflin' along
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

Re: I got da blues, and I'm just shufflin' along

Congrats on your progress. :)

It's an amazing feeling when things start falling into place.
by Raistx
May 18th, 2009, 5:32 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Learning Songs
Replies: 16
Views: 1828

Re: Learning Songs

In some way you have to learn songs at some time, maybe other peoples songs or your own. It sounds like your saying "I want to spend all the time and effort (and money) to learn how to work all the controls of an airplane, but I never want to fly". :roll: I always thought that practicing, doing exce...
by Raistx
May 9th, 2009, 3:31 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Versatile guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 2020

Re: Versatile guitar

Hmmm I think the Stratocaster would be the most flexible guitar with 5 different pickup selections available. It is used in almost every genre of music. But a Telecaster and even a Les Paul can be very versatile as well. I agree with Wes on this one. Have a look at a Fat Strat. Humbucker in the bri...
by Raistx
April 29th, 2009, 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Are You Being The Best Student?
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Are You Being The Best Student?

My first teacher was great but he quit teaching to focus on finishing uni. Second not so great Third was OK but he would alway ask what do you want to learn today. I could do that myself with books and internet. I kind of wanted someone that would ask "what do you want to achieve?" and show me how t...
by Raistx
January 18th, 2009, 3:29 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Alternate Picking
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: Alternate Picking

Thanks Noteboat, much appreciated.
by Raistx
January 17th, 2009, 4:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Alternate Picking
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Alternate Picking

Hello All, When I first started playing i read somewhere that it is better to play strict alternate picking, as it causes less confusion for your fingers once you get used to it. Now i have seen a few articles where it says that if you play: 1.down pick, 2.pull off (you then skip the up stroke which...
by Raistx
January 17th, 2009, 4:00 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What's wrong (with me)? Losing interest?
Replies: 69
Views: 11815

Re: What's wrong (with me)? Losing interest?

Seems to be a lot of this going on at the moment. Maybe its cause its winter up there in the US :?:
by Raistx
January 10th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What to do when you are feeling disheartened?
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: What to do when you are feeling disheartened?

Again, thanks to all for the helpful comments and suggestions... I think the problem for me right now is that not only am I bored with the songs I have learned (or tried to learn), I don't quite know where to resume. I seem to have several instructional books, each of which I have begun to work thr...
by Raistx
January 10th, 2009, 4:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Late Christmas present from me, to me!
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Late Christmas present from me, to me!

Congratulations on the new guitar! I don't really feel that my level of playing warants a guitar of this quality but I have never stuck with a hobby for this long (2 years) so I felt like rewarding myself. I don't think there's anything wrong with someone recently starting guitar buying a quality i...
by Raistx
January 7th, 2009, 11:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Late Christmas present from me, to me!
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Late Christmas present from me, to me!

My new baby. Picked up a new axe yesterday. Feels awesome. Sounds great. I was looking for a guitar that covers blues to rock. Nearly every time I explained what type of music I like to the salesman in the stores they recomended a Fat Strat. This one is a American Standard. I don't really feel that ...
by Raistx
January 7th, 2009, 12:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Post your 2009 goals
Replies: 26
Views: 4096

Re: Post your 2009 goals

I've been playing- Nearly 2 years I play - mostly electric, learning Blues, Rock My goal for 2009 is: Improve confidence with my playing. Playing the guitar still feels like I have to concentrate to hard, want to get to the stage where it flows. Have just signed up for lessons, start on 12 Jan, will...
by Raistx
January 5th, 2009, 2:36 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What to do when you are feeling disheartened?
Replies: 22
Views: 3522

Re: What to do when you are feeling disheartened?

Hi Robbie, I know how you feel. Try discussing it with your teacher if you feel comfortable enough. Maybe he can address your issues about the material your learning and introduce you to other students of his that you can jam with. I definitely have the same nervousness as you with performing infron...