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by RoundI
July 29th, 2011, 9:11 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Some Nights You Just Don't Have It
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Some Nights You Just Don't Have It

I find playing with others or an audience makes stuff harder. I too typically play in the basement by myself or along with youtube. When all of a sudden there is six, ten or forty people watching or playing along I often lose a significant portion of my skills. Even a simple Jam with a friend I can ...
by RoundI
July 28th, 2011, 5:03 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How to learn Harmonica
Replies: 17
Views: 5797

Re: How to learn Harmonica

Well it has been a week and I am still enjoying the harps. Just a quick questions: What exactly is Second Position? Or should I say where is second position? Am I correct in saying that on a C harmonica second position is G? If so that is Blow on the third hole right. I understand that this is a blu...
by RoundI
July 22nd, 2011, 3:34 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: G Em C D
Replies: 28
Views: 21757

Re: G Em C D

One of my favs: Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show it is just GDEmC and GDCC and a nice easy strum and you are off to the races.

Check out Matt Andersons Version of this too it is great
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAFrMLMiBfg
by RoundI
July 22nd, 2011, 3:29 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How to learn Harmonica
Replies: 17
Views: 5797

Re: How to learn Harmonica

I got a book and discovered harmonica tabs (who knew they existed). I spent an hour last night playing along with Blowing in the Wind and Heart of Gold. Oh and the Harvest Moon solo (I love that song). I am happy for 2 days of effort so far. I find I like th blues harp better than the Pro Harp. It m...
by RoundI
July 20th, 2011, 10:54 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How to learn Harmonica
Replies: 17
Views: 5797

Re: How to learn Harmonica

Thanks for the info. I am going to check out the music store for a book ASAP. I will look at the David Gage site as well. I like the harmonica for guitar players idea a lot.

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by RoundI
July 20th, 2011, 7:07 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How to learn Harmonica
Replies: 17
Views: 5797

How to learn Harmonica

I just bought a harmonica. I have no experience with one but I would like to play some Neil Young, Bob Dylan type stuff to start. I have not found any great websites for lessons yet. Does anyone recommend any web sites. There is some stuff on YouTube I have started to watch but I guess I am looking ...
by RoundI
April 19th, 2011, 3:45 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: impossible truss rod?
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: impossible truss rod?

Can you see it? It might be stripped. I don't know if you can fix this or not though.
by RoundI
April 19th, 2011, 3:41 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Right-angle cables with Telecasters?
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: Right-angle cables with Telecasters?

I have no suggestions for you, sorry. I have only ever used the straight variety of cords. I do think they polk out a long way though and often thought a right angle one would be nice. Now those guitars with the plug right on the front I always think look absolutley goofy without the right angle typ...
by RoundI
April 19th, 2011, 3:37 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Learning/Remembering New songs
Replies: 21
Views: 3339

Re: Learning/Remembering New songs

i find it's easier to remember a song if i learn the song by ear. I have recently started trying to transcribe songs and develop my ear a little bit. It is frustrating sometimes but the few songs I have worked on seem to stick in my head better than the ones I just found the chords/Tab for online. ...
by RoundI
April 14th, 2011, 7:21 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Learning/Remembering New songs
Replies: 21
Views: 3339

Re: Learning/Remembering New songs

Well it is good to see I am in good company! Coincidentally, Sundown and Heart of Gold were two of my go to songs as well for a long time. If weren't for the 700miles or so we could have a very short impromptu Jam :wink: Currenlty my little brain is holding onto Harvest Moon,Wagonwheel and Molly's C...
by RoundI
April 14th, 2011, 6:44 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Learning/Remembering New songs
Replies: 21
Views: 3339

Learning/Remembering New songs

I learn and can play a lot of songs. I have to follow along with the chords/lyrics I print out for just about all of them though. I have been playing for about 3 years and I feel I am progressing quite well. The problem is if someone asks me to play a song there are only a couple I can play without ...
by RoundI
April 14th, 2011, 6:00 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Lessons to jam not to become a musician
Replies: 30
Views: 4149

Re: Lessons to jam not to become a musician

I think there is no better option than to get a teacher to help you with the physical side of playing. Posture, finger position wrist etc are important basics. Even if you only go to a teacher for a couple of months in the beginning. I feel a lot of the challenge in guitar is physical as well as men...
by RoundI
April 13th, 2011, 6:06 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Into the TELEsphere! - now w/ pix
Replies: 22
Views: 2215

Re: Into the TELEsphere! - now w/ pix

Nice guitar, I know because I have one. I didn't do any mods though. I have had mine for a year now and it has been perfectly reliable. I did shield it with copper tape though and it reduced a little of the single coil hum, well maybe. some days I think I would rather have smaller frets but eh who k...
by RoundI
April 6th, 2011, 7:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Lessons to jam not to become a musician
Replies: 30
Views: 4149

Re: Lessons to jam not to become a musician

Minotaur,

So it does! Thanks for letting me know. It is not as user friendly but it is free and it works.
by RoundI
April 5th, 2011, 7:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Lessons to jam not to become a musician
Replies: 30
Views: 4149

Re: Lessons to jam not to become a musician

Great advice here. I started guitar 3 years ago with similar aspirations. Other than actually remembering the songs I learn and transcribing by ear (my last great goal) I have learned more than I expected I would. I started at the ripe old age of 38. After my first month of lessons I could not belie...