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by simonsays
November 29th, 2008, 11:11 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 151619

Re: Beginner's videos

[quote="Isabelle Do you have vids of you on the electric, Simon ?[/quote] Nope sorry, I pretty much gave up on the electric after a few months :roll: My Les Paul look-alike is just gathering dust in the corner. Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book and try and sell it on to someone who would a...
by simonsays
November 29th, 2008, 9:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Duet with a complete noob?
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Guitar Duet with a complete noob?

Since she's already learning Jolene, how about you play along by vamping over the chord progression and playing arpeggios. You can slow down so you match speeds with your new rhythm guitarist :mrgreen:

Simon
by simonsays
November 26th, 2008, 10:11 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 151619

Re: Beginner's videos

Three new guitars, Dylan? Got a bit mad there, didn't ya :roll: This is the reason I'm not allowed into guitar shops unless my wife is present..... Congratulations on your new purchases I'm sure you'll have a great time with them. Good luck with the electric, I could never make mine sound 'musical'...
by simonsays
November 26th, 2008, 9:35 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Safe string tension?
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: Safe string tension?

I realise that the version of open G that Shawn uses is 'not standard' but surely the actual notes contained in an open strum are are the same? GGDGBD as opposed to DGDGBD... Both open G?? Tuning both string 5 and 6 to a G lets you play some really nice, rich sounding chords by fretting them both at...
by simonsays
November 26th, 2008, 1:06 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Safe string tension?
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Safe string tension?

Hi, I've recently been trying to learn 'Lullaby' by Shawn Mullins. Its in open G (tuned GGDGBD) and I was just wondering if tuning that thick E string all the way up to a G was safe? I know at the very least its likely to shorten the life of the string but I'm wondering if that amount of tension mig...
by simonsays
November 17th, 2008, 1:58 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Can you recommend other guitars like this:
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Can you recommend other guitars like this:

Sorry, cant help with your question but I had to chime in to say that i think Yamaha is real looker. Wow!

Simon
by simonsays
November 15th, 2008, 2:12 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 151619

Re: Beginner's videos

Isabelle, that sounds really cool. Your singing is much better than you think. :D
Nice cover

Cheers,
Simon
by simonsays
November 9th, 2008, 12:15 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: song selection; Barre chords
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: song selection; Barre chords

The acoustic/unplugged version of 'Layla' has lots of A shaped barres moved around the first five frets mixed in with some open chords.
by simonsays
November 7th, 2008, 11:22 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: VIRTUAL BUSKING aka "so you think you can play guitar"
Replies: 100
Views: 12738

Re: VIRTUAL BUSKING aka "so you think you can play guitar"

Dylan, that is without doubt the best video you have posted to date. You made the song your own and I congratulate you for that. Its a great song. You played it well and you have a great singing voice. That would have got a good round of applause at an open mic night. What are your plans for your ne...
by simonsays
November 5th, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 151619

Re: Beginner's videos

Claudine, that was great. Two days practise! I Wish my fingers were as agile as yours, they're fairly flying over that fretboard :D Stella, thanks for your kind words but dont worry because when I post my next video there will be no risk whatsoever of confusing me with a pro :mrgreen: My guitar teac...
by simonsays
October 30th, 2008, 12:51 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: When a beginner is no longer a beginner
Replies: 23
Views: 2753

Re: When a beginner is no longer a beginner

cnev wrote:5.) you can sing and play at the same time.

If you cannot do all these things, even if you have played for twenty years, you are a beginner.
Dont ever recall hearing Paco de Lucia sing and play at the same time :lol:


Simon
by simonsays
October 17th, 2008, 10:41 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 151619

Re: Beginner's videos

Isabelle - My singing was kinda quiet too, for exactly the same reason that you say yours was :roll: I certainly prefer yours to mine! You'll have to drag me out of this thread screaming and kicking. Beginner for life :lol: Dylan - Glad you had a good trip to France. Its great playing with pro music...
by simonsays
October 15th, 2008, 1:53 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The most difficult acoustic guitar piece
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: The most difficult acoustic guitar piece

This looks pretty difficult to play well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu62tYmYPvk

note the 'on the fly' tuning at 2:09

Cheers,
Simon
by simonsays
October 15th, 2008, 1:41 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginner's videos
Replies: 1081
Views: 151619

Re: Beginner's videos

Isabelle, thought that was just great. I thought the guitar playing was rock solid, your timing and chord changes seemed to be spot on. I would echo Nunos comment, your voice was a little quiet in the mix but it sounded in tune to me. I love hearing songs in French, its a beautiful language to liste...
by simonsays
October 14th, 2008, 11:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Happy birthday, Izzy
Replies: 23
Views: 1374

Re: Happy birthday, Izzy

Awwww. Rats. Sorry I missed your birthday :(

Happy belated birthday!


Simon