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by Alan Green
May 24th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Your top three tips for beginner guitarists
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Your top three tips for beginner guitarists

Don't try to run before you can walk

Never play anything you don't like

Always do the homework your tutor sets you
by Alan Green
May 14th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best acoustic electric guitars
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Best acoustic electric guitars

Depends. What's your budget?
by Alan Green
May 5th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What are scales ?
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: What are scales ?

A group of notes within a key

Example:

the Scale of C major uses the notes C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C

the Scale of G major uses the notes G-A-B-C-D-E-F#-G


And if any of that is confusing then you should check out the theory lessons on this site
by Alan Green
May 4th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Hello , New here :)
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Hello , New here :)

Yes, the frequency of the note one octave higher is exactly double, and the ratio of those in between in between is a simple formula involving the 12th root of two.

It won't help you shred, but it's useful to know
by Alan Green
May 1st, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What gear and where to buy for beginner?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: What gear and where to buy for beginner?

Try looking at Starter Packs at your local guitar shop
by Alan Green
April 29th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Should I first go for the interview or music promotion for my new music?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Should I first go for the interview or music promotion for my new music?

Do I read that right? They want you to give them money to interview you? No way. Spend your money on proper promo when you've got to the point of needing it - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are free. Use them first. Use them now. Use them lots Talk to local newspapers, community radio stations, sho...
by Alan Green
April 15th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Back In Black - what key
Replies: 27
Views: 30212

Re: Back In Black - what key

.... So in my opinion the key is E mixolydian - it is kind of vague and open to interpretation though, like a lot of AC/DC songs it mixes up notes from minor and major scales a lot. E mixolydian is not a key, it's the 5th mode of the A major scale. You're right about the song's tonal ambiguity though
by Alan Green
April 14th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is taking guitar classes worth it?
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Is taking guitar classes worth it?

Yes, it's always worth taking lessons no matter how long you've been playing

I had a few lessons when I was 20, wanting to learn some classical guitar techniques. I had my next lesson when I was 46 and coming up to my Grade 7 exam
by Alan Green
April 3rd, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How this website extract chords of any song?
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: How this website extract chords of any song?

The website doesn't; a human does, and enters it all into a template
by Alan Green
April 3rd, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where to start with learning music theory.
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

Re: Where to start with learning music theory.

alanguitar wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Just wondering here, what do you consider to be intermediate level at music theory?
Grades 4 to 6
by Alan Green
April 3rd, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar input jack screw loose
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Guitar input jack screw loose

Nothing wrong with the wood - the screws have been inserted at the wrong angle.


Fill the holes with wood filler and partly re-drill them, making sure you go downwards vertically
by Alan Green
March 26th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Are the Chords used in the song intro correct?
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Are the Chords used in the song intro correct?

Those chord boxes look fine to me
by Alan Green
March 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where to start with learning music theory.
Replies: 9
Views: 4363

Re: Where to start with learning music theory.

I think in terms of being able to improvise and play songs, you will want to learn key signatures and the circle of fifths. Once you understand the keys that you're playing in, things start to make a lot more sense! Please do not edit posts after approval to include Spam links - we can see them. I'...
by Alan Green
March 14th, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: #1 biggest challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3383

Re: #1 biggest challenge

Hi Hey I just found this video that claims to learn guitar easily and in a short time Because I'm new here. Can anyone please guide me in telling me if this really is helpful on my learning journey Help Appreciated https://youtu.be/4vBNkUGW0Sw Methinks you're unlikely to learn anything from that vi...
by Alan Green
March 4th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Recomend me a decent low priced classical guitar.
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

Re: Recomend me a decent low priced classical guitar.

I have an Alhambra 4P - it's got a nice light sound but and I use it professionally to play weddings or whenever I need to sound seriously good. Also good - Admira guitars. They're comparably priced and sound good. I use them at weddings too Ask your local guitar shop - they should be able to get on...