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by corbind
November 30th, 2014, 3:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 386
Views: 203346

Re: --> Share things you've learned about guitar

rawdawg wrote:Some really great tips here, Still have about 10 pages to read! Thanks a lot guys! :mrgreen:
After 12 years of tips posted, yep, there's a lot of reading...
by corbind
February 19th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The C & B7 Cords ???
Replies: 11
Views: 4097

Re: The C & B7 Cords ???

I've never been a fan of playing a C chord with an E in the bass: High E string - open B string - index finger on first fret G string - open D string - middle finger on second fret A string - ring finger on third fret Low E string - open (yuck) Even though they are the same notes of a C chord (C, E,...
by corbind
February 1st, 2013, 12:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Your first gig - tell us!
Replies: 94
Views: 82336

Re: Your first gig - tell us!

Let's revive this one as it's been awhile...
by corbind
December 31st, 2012, 10:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Losing My Drive to Play
Replies: 11
Views: 3874

Re: Losing My Drive to Play

Most people take a break and come back to it when the time is right.
by corbind
October 14th, 2012, 9:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: My LAST gig w/Life is Drama
Replies: 28
Views: 8565

Re: My LAST gig w/Life is Drama

Eh, time off is a good thing. You wife will be happy seeing you more anyway and not having you lugging gear in at 4am. The reality is this break is a valuable. Take half a year off and just play at home and have fun doing songs YOU want to do. That can really refocus your energy.
by corbind
October 13th, 2012, 12:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finally getting a tube amp
Replies: 15
Views: 5505

Re: Finally getting a tube amp

As with anything in life -- there is always a trade off. When you used solid state amps they were consistent in volume. You could turn the volume up (or down) and there would not be some big spike in volume. With a tube amp you'll find they need to play a bit louder to make it (subjectively) sound b...
by corbind
September 19th, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How to store guitar in its case
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: How to store guitar in its case

On its side or flat or it doesn't make a difference? Acoustic or electric? My (Gibson SG electric) guitar hangs on the wall all the time at home and is never in a case unless I'm going somewhere to jam. As a general rule, the guitar owner will be more careful with his guitar than others and in publ...
by corbind
July 31st, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: is a three finger fret hand possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 15451

Re: is a three finger fret hand possible?

You could use even two if you desired yet it would be a lot more work. Using three makes the task much easier. Using all four is not necessary but, with practice, can lead to much faster playing.
by corbind
December 2nd, 2011, 1:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: is a three finger fret hand possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 15451

Re: is a three finger fret hand possible?

I know you want to be able to play the best you can but there is something EVERYONE needs to know early on. You will likely not play like a pro but you probably knew that. You will (by pure accident) develop your own style of play (fingering, rhythm, positions) and that is a really fantastic thing. ...
by corbind
November 20th, 2011, 6:45 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Is my guitar website useful (it's theory related)
Replies: 36
Views: 12683

Re: Is my guitar website useful (it's theory related)

You posted The thread asking if it is useful. Many advanced theorists responded and actually spent significant time responding and even pointing out ways to make it better. You decide you dont like the answers so decide to hear no more. I'm certain every person here who responded once sucked at musi...
by corbind
October 20th, 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain the construction of Numbered chords......
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

Re: Please explain the construction of Numbered chords......

I remember my head just hurting when I was learning this kind of stuff in my first year of playing guitar. I really felt like chucking it all out the window and claiming I don't need music theory to play (which is true). But I stuck it out and it has really helped in understanding some things. Sadly...
by corbind
October 18th, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain the construction of Numbered chords......
Replies: 10
Views: 5134

Re: Please explain the construction of Numbered chords......

Disclaimer: I know about 1/50 th of Alan's knowledge base -- so take anything I say as such.... Your question is to explain the numbering of chords. Alan gave you the real world application of what people use by commonly dropping out the 5th of the chord. If you want to play a C9 chords you know the...
by corbind
October 15th, 2011, 11:00 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What key - Hate To Say I Told You So - by The Hives
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

What key - Hate To Say I Told You So - by The Hives

Hate To Say I Told You So Tab -- by The Hives

What key is the song? It seems the progression is D C F Bb so I'd guess it would be 6-5-1-4 progression? The open A string played with open D string I'll guess it's a D5?

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/h/hives ... r8_tab.htm
by corbind
September 21st, 2011, 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 386
Views: 203346

Re: What you've learned about guitar (including my 800 days)

Ghost wrote:Only took breaking 2 strings on the guitar I got restrung because it was locked. :oops: Asked the guitar tech what happened.
I bet you laughed pretty hard when you found out why. :)
by corbind
August 19th, 2011, 8:27 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Practice Makes Permanent
Replies: 11
Views: 5876

Re: Practice Makes Permanent

I know from personal experience - early on in my playing career, I discovered I'd been using an inefficient fingering for a particular chord change. Yes, I was able to break the habit. But it took me FOUR YEARS of being constantly vigilant about it. I know this is swaying away from the OP topic, ye...