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by Alan Green
June 16th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Big Beginner Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Big Beginner Problems

Welcome to the party. Eventually, the guitar will pay some bills or get you life-partners - maybe both You are experiencing a fairly standard set of issues. Do make sure you're properly warmed up before you play big songs - play some open shapes and simple scales. You are trying to run before you ca...
by Alan Green
June 13th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 23
Views: 20675

Re: Back In Black - what key

Hackman wrote:
June 13th, 2018, 12:24 pm
The choris ends in with a d chord back in black lyrics
Noteboat did say "almost every phrase" so I'm not sure what you're getting at here.

D is the Subdominant in the key of A, which actually reinforces Noteboat's point.
by Alan Green
May 23rd, 2018, 9:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: No more Sugardaddy's - It's now Radioface
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: No more Sugardaddy's - It's now Radioface

Cool, and good news about the workload :-)
by Alan Green
May 23rd, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Disco Funk settings on Blackstar amp.
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Disco Funk settings on Blackstar amp.

Funk is routinely played clean; maybe a Blackstar is not your best bet
by Alan Green
May 11th, 2018, 6:44 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Can play guitar. Want to progress with singing now
Replies: 18
Views: 13224

Re: Can play guitar. Want to progress with singing now

Check out the lessons on this very site
by Alan Green
April 12th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fixing a dull spot on my guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Fixing a dull spot on my guitar

No, don't try fixing the autograph. It's worth more "faded" than "bodged"

I think we can all use this as an object lesson - stuff you use to polish your car is ok with your hunk of metal in the garage, but will mess up your substantially more delicate axe
by Alan Green
April 3rd, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: improvisation
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: improvisation

This isn't Facebook, we expect some commentary here. What gear did you use, what inspired the music and so on
by Alan Green
March 30th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Free pdf. guitar songs
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Free pdf. guitar songs

Depends what you're after.

Classclef.com has loads of free guitar music in pdf but it's for solo guitar - lots of folk stuff, lots of classical.

If you're after songs you hear on the radio then you're going to need to buy the book or use somewhere like guitaretab.com for "Tabs of varying quality"
by Alan Green
March 28th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Double Truss Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: Double Truss Rod

The double truss rod system is there to deal with the highly increased tension placed on the neck by the increased number of strings. It's not a case of "which one does what" - they combine to do the one job.

Yes, you may have to adjust both.

Yes, you may have to adjust them by different amounts
by Alan Green
March 10th, 2018, 2:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Good Materials and Methods for learning the basics of Guitar and visualizing the fretboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: Good Materials and Methods for learning the basics of Guitar and visualizing the fretboard?

Start with the Juan Martin book. Also - Gerhard Graf-Martinez has an excellent two-book two-DVD tutor series. Subscribe to the "Nuestro Flemanco" podcast from RTVE (available at rvte.es or iTunes) - if (like me) you can't speak Spanish then you're getting it just for the music. And watch as much as ...
by Alan Green
February 26th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: How to Play Guitar Solos
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Exercises to strengthen the fingers of the guitarists

No video? Play lots of guitar
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Vypyr VIP 1 Static with passive pickups
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Vypyr VIP 1 Static with passive pickups

Maybe not - how good's your cable?
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Sometimes. I keep plenty of spares within reach
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Newbie in Memphis Tennessee
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Newbie in Memphis Tennessee

Check out the lessons on this site. Anything by David Hodge is good
by Alan Green
February 5th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar Exams (need some clarification)
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Guitar Exams (need some clarification)

Well, the big question is how have you been learning? There are Grades for Classical Guitar - my top-flight students take London College of Music Classical Guitar Grade Exams, and there are other UK examining boards offering classical guitar grade exams - the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools o...