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by Alan Green
January 19th, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?

Look at the fingering instructions in your music and follow them religiously (the p-I-m-a stuff). Once you're comfortable with those basics then you can start working on what might be more workable for you
by Alan Green
January 13th, 2018, 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Strumming without snoring
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Strumming without snoring

You need more difficult songs.

Also - try partial chords, different voicings, fingerpicking non-adjacent strings, adding little lead fills between vocal lines and change the style of a song (House Of The Rising Sun makes a good reggae workout).

Then ty some jazz
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar sound question
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Guitar sound question

If you look at the live performances of One Of These nights on you tube you'll see that the band use a mix of Les Paul (humbuckers) and Telecasters (single-coils), so it's time to sit down with your gear and experiment for ten minutes. Generally, though, select the bridge pickup and set the tone hig...
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Partial Chords
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Partial Chords

Oh, there is no confusion about your request. I'm gobsmacked that you haven't got this worked out; they are very basic chords just played on the top three strings. The E uses a D shape, the A and B use an E shape and Am7 uses an Em7 shape Timing and chord 0:00 E 0:08 B 0:16 E 0:23 E7 0:24 A 0:27 Am7...
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 8:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Partial Chords
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Partial Chords

ok - Arthur Anderson were a dodgy firm of accountants back in the day - the song was originally by Arthur Alexander Playing the Rolling Stones cover version on Youtube - you're right, it's in E - it's a standard three-chord trick and should be causing you no trouble. Right - everybody knows Keith Ri...
by Alan Green
December 22nd, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: dead pickups
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: dead pickups

Bypass the switch - connect the wires from the pickup to your cable and hit some strings
by Alan Green
December 21st, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me with learning this song
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Can anyone help me with learning this song

I couldn't see it on Ultimate Guitar OK - so these are your left-hand shapes; the numbers are fret numbers above the Capo, right? Looking at it on YouTube it looks like you've got your string order wrong - the top line of your "shapes" appears to be the bottom string Playing along with it - no capo,...
by Alan Green
December 21st, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Lefty but play right-handed?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Lefty but play right-handed?

Yeah - us lefties tend to find the world doesn't want to cater for us; so we adapt. I write left-handed, have left-handed scissors in the kitchen and a left-handed ruler in the office, throw a ball left-handed, catch in either hand, can use a knife and fork either way round, hold a cricket bat right...
by Alan Green
December 21st, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: dead pickups
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: dead pickups

Are the pickups really gone, or has the selector switch given up?
by Alan Green
December 17th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The B note buzzes when I slide or hammer on.....
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: The B note buzzes when I slide or hammer on.....

Well, if it only happens on that one note, then it's not your amp.

You might have a fret that's standing a bit proud higher up the neck
by Alan Green
December 11th, 2017, 11:26 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New here saying Hi!
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: New here saying Hi!

Hey All I'm Woza I've been playing guitar off and on for about 20 years. Played with couple of bands, mainly as a fill in when they were minus a guitarist. Been thinking of teaching beginners, but I dont know evening about guitar theory though. Would be greatful with any suggestions to teaching beg...
by Alan Green
December 11th, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Spanish Rumba - Fast tremolo, percussive rhythms and solos
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Spanish Rumba - Fast tremolo, percussive rhythms and solos

Yes - always good to have a tutorial video
by Alan Green
December 9th, 2017, 12:15 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Question on practicing guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Question on practicing guitar

Continue with the routine - concentrating on one area at the expense of the others only brings limited improvement
by Alan Green
December 3rd, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Modifying an Ibanez RG120
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Modifying an Ibanez RG120

Everything except changing the finish is a matter of buying the right stuff, following the instructions to the letter and not rushing it. I don't know how you're going to deal with the finish.

You can buy a new guitar for less money than the cost of the mods you're looking to make.