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by Sansmerci
August 30th, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What is this called?
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

What is this called?

Does it have a special name when music tells you to play (for example) D/F#? How do you play the two chords at the same time?
by Sansmerci
August 16th, 2012, 4:01 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: So that was where all those picks went...
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

So that was where all those picks went...

I started out with a handful of guitar picks (that I got when I go my guitar) and five months later I was down to one. I figured that they'd gotten dropped around the house or that my young son had taken them (as he likes to grab one and have a go at strumming too). Nope... well, FOUR of them turned...
by Sansmerci
June 18th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Barracuda
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Barracuda

Came across the song 'Barracuda' (played by Heart) at a friend's house whilst he was playing Guitar Hero - such great riffs, I was trying to find it written down somewhere so I can have a go at it (and impress my husband, lol). Can anyone help me out as I've not been able to find it thus far.
by Sansmerci
May 25th, 2012, 10:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: All Right Now ... not so much
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: All Right Now ... not so much

I'll give it a shot with what you said - cheers Alan :D
by Sansmerci
May 25th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: All Right Now ... not so much
Replies: 2
Views: 944

All Right Now ... not so much

My teacher's given me a new thing to work on, the piece is 'All Right Now' by Free. I watched and listened and thought I knew what I was doing when it came time to get out my guitar and practice at home. I'm quite confused now and things are far from 'All Right Now' :lol: Thus far I haven't gotten p...
by Sansmerci
May 25th, 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Getting an electric soon!
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Getting an electric soon!

So much information out there and sometimes it's still hard to get to the truth of something - hurray for forums and things. My own guitar's a Washburn and I'm happy with it; got it from a local music shop (Take2Music in Long Eaton if anyone's around here and wants to support them) :)
by Sansmerci
May 23rd, 2012, 11:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Getting an electric soon!
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Getting an electric soon!

Excellent present, Sir! I got my red Washburn X series for a Mother's Day gift from my husband -- one of the best presents ever as I keep on enjoying it each time I play and it's hard to stick it in a draw or something. I know what you mean about the electric guitars being heavy, I was quite surpris...
by Sansmerci
May 12th, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wooden Picks
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: Wooden Picks

Ditch the plec, grow your nails...you'll be surprised how much extra control you have. :-) :-) :-) Vic PS - It once cost me £72 to call a washing machine repairman out, a plec got stuck in the lint-trap and blocked the outflow. That particular plec went straight in the bin.......after being severe...
by Sansmerci
May 11th, 2012, 9:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Little finger does have a use!
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: Little finger does have a use!

Cat didn't bother me that much...anyway, things are coming a little easier each time I pick up my guitar. I always have fun, despite how it might sound.
by Sansmerci
May 10th, 2012, 3:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Little finger does have a use!
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Re: Little finger does have a use!

I heard there was this pill you take at bedtime and you wake up a virtuoso...no, just kidding! PRACTICE!!!! Cat Funny, Cat, funny - do you get emails in your junk box that say 'Guitarists! Enlarge your Pinky MAX Pinky ACTION!' Haha. I suppose I knew the answer to some extent before I began asking it.
by Sansmerci
May 10th, 2012, 1:13 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Little finger does have a use!
Replies: 12
Views: 1965

Little finger does have a use!

My teacher has me working on 'Layla' at the moment, I've been learning about hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides and now string-bending. That's all very well and good but yesterday he asked me to use my little finger to do a hammer-on and oh boy...it makes me realise how little in non guitar playing li...
by Sansmerci
May 5th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2591

Re: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions

I'd say it's worth having lessons too; I wasn't going to bother but they were surprisingly affordable (I just have one half an hour session a week with my teacher) and it helps me a lot. I can ask questions and get immediate answers and he points me in the right direction when I'm either doing somet...
by Sansmerci
May 5th, 2012, 4:09 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wooden Picks
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: Wooden Picks

cool never thought of this! what is the difference in tone anyone? I'm sure someone can give a good technical explanation of why different picks make different sounds come out of the guitar but it's not me, it'll be something to do with harmonics or something of the different materials. I've only e...
by Sansmerci
May 1st, 2012, 11:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wooden Picks
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: Wooden Picks

Pretty sure those are arrow heads and you get them from the stone age. Though googling neothlithic guitar picks I found this: http://www.findsbook.com/forum/field-walkers/2244-neolithic-period.html , so time to hone those flint knapping skills? Flintknapping's something my husband's interested in, ...
by Sansmerci
May 1st, 2012, 11:44 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wooden Picks
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

Re: Wooden Picks

dogbite wrote:I like the look of these neolithic style picks.
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Are they /really/ picks and where do they come from if so? :P