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by Wade McClusky
March 23rd, 2011, 10:35 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 381
Views: 159314

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

I'm 45 and I started teaching myself guitar eight months ago. I'm probably echoing some of what has been said here before...excellent thread... Use the many resources out there. I had a rusty old set of heavy strings on my guitar from Day 1, or the previous owner, whichever came first. So, when I bo...
by Wade McClusky
March 15th, 2011, 9:31 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Referral guy
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Referral guy

Welcome...nice to hear from another multi-instrumentalist.

"Wade"
by Wade McClusky
February 18th, 2011, 11:55 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: A quickie introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: A quickie introduction

I think that guitar music written in staff notation is played one octave lower than written. So if you encounter middle C, you play the C one octave lower. That avoids having to decipher bunch of hash marks over the top of the treble clef. Other instruments do the transposition for readability's sak...
by Wade McClusky
February 15th, 2011, 10:29 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: A quickie introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 622

A quickie introduction

I've been playing music since my first year of college. Roughly six years of focus on drums, ten years of focus on the voice, a hiatus for my two (then) small children, and six months ago I took up guitar. Along the way I've played keyboard a bit, mainly to figure out vocal scores and now, the full ...
by Wade McClusky
February 14th, 2011, 11:46 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Calling All Baritone Singers...
Replies: 23
Views: 36198

Re: Calling All Baritone Singers...

Good question. I'm not an expert on the vocal style of old-school Robert Plant, Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, or Ted Neeley (he made a career out of doing Jesus Christ Superstar). Also not an expert on the falsetto Michael Jackson or Prince singing style, though I can do a high-pitched falsetto-y cr...
by Wade McClusky
February 11th, 2011, 12:56 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: plz listen and tell me if voice lessons is worth it!
Replies: 6
Views: 2934

Re: plz listen and tell me if voice lessons is worth it!

I would keep at it...I'm a believer in voice lessons and treating the voice as seriously as you would any other instrument. There are a ton of resources on the 'net, but any metropolitan area should have qualified voice teachers. Shop around for price. I also think joining a choir is also useful pra...
by Wade McClusky
February 11th, 2011, 2:23 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Calling All Baritone Singers...
Replies: 23
Views: 36198

Re: Calling All Baritone Singers...

The lip buzz is a good one. Relax, warm up. Do a few yawns, some humming, a few falsetto descending siren sounds. Stretch. Transpose new stuff down an octave. Spending time with a voice teacher is a good idea. Also, singing in a choral group helped me a great deal. I'm a baritone, but with some trai...