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by guitarforlife
August 30th, 2012, 8:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finger roll technique
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Finger roll technique

Don't remember having that much trouble with the rolling technique, so I'm not sure i can help you there. I also use my thumb on my picking hand to mute.
by guitarforlife
August 22nd, 2012, 7:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Slogging through a slump.
Replies: 12
Views: 4038

Re: Slogging through a slump.

I go through stages where I don't play as much or I feel stuck in rut and not as creative. I try to learn a new song in a style that totally different than I'm used to or practice jamming with a new scale that I've never tried before.
by guitarforlife
July 27th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Strumming
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Strumming

Just keep practicing, once you get it, you will forget it ever seemed hard.
by guitarforlife
July 24th, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Stuck
Replies: 11
Views: 2904

Re: Stuck

Try starting with someone else's lick and change up the phrasing a little or pick your own notes and copy the phrasing from a different lick. That should get you started. You can also come up with a lick, and see how many different ways you can phrase.
by guitarforlife
July 24th, 2012, 1:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Thumb Over Grip
Replies: 41
Views: 9832

Re: Thumb Over Grip

Having your thumb behind the neck and not wrapped around it, gives you more freedom and better reach, but there's a lot of players who play with their thumb wrapped around the neck get good results, so I can't really say it's wrong.
by guitarforlife
June 29th, 2012, 2:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: "My hands are too small to play guitar"
Replies: 12
Views: 36191

Re: "My hands are too small to play guitar"

I've heard a lot of people say that too. It usually is just an excuse. They just need more practice to strengthen their hands and develop more flexibility, so they can make those stretches. The size of your hands can make a some difference, but for what most people play, it's not much of a factor.
by guitarforlife
June 27th, 2012, 2:52 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: ten hands one guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Re: ten hands one guitar

That's really cool, I hadn't seen that before.
by guitarforlife
June 17th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Opinions on locking tuners?
Replies: 31
Views: 7432

Re: Opinions on locking tuners?

Locking tuners are kind of a pain, I'm not sure I would buy a guitar that had them
by guitarforlife
June 4th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Where do I go from here?
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: Where do I go from here?

You could learn some scales and theory, which would give you a shortcut to which notes will sound good over what chords. Sometimes though, learning just a little theory can be worse than not knowing any theory and just trying to play what sounds good. It's easy to get stuck on one scale or on one po...
by guitarforlife
June 1st, 2012, 1:41 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: A question about modes
Replies: 3
Views: 2416

Re: A question about modes

Because the tonal center is G and not C.
by guitarforlife
May 29th, 2012, 6:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Surprise NGD!
Replies: 12
Views: 3380

Re: Surprise NGD!

cool guitar, my buddy has one of those.
by guitarforlife
May 28th, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Cleaning your guitar
Replies: 23
Views: 4101

Re: Cleaning your guitar

I use lemon oil on my fret board. Try to remember to wipe down my strings every time I play. To clean the body I use Dunlop 65 guitar polish and cleaner. It gets rid of all the fingerprints and makes it shine real nice. I also have some Dunlop cream of carnauba bodygloss, but I usually don't take th...
by guitarforlife
May 22nd, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Happy New Amp day (maybe, questions inside)
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: Happy New Amp day (maybe, questions inside)

I had a line 6, I forget which model. I didn't really care for the digital amp modeling. Then again, I sold it to a buddy and he seemed to be able to get decent tone out of it. Maybe I just needed to play around with it a little more, but digital really can't compete with tubes.
by guitarforlife
May 21st, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions

I agree with the others, a teacher is the way to go if you can afford it. A good teacher can save you a lot of time and frustration that is caused by practicing bad habits or skipping over basic techniques.
by guitarforlife
May 21st, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Online ear training for guitarists
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: Online ear training for guitarists

I've found the easiest way to practice ear training is to associate an interval to an interval in a song or melody.