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by Narn
November 30th, 2006, 11:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Best Book for learning acoustic rock?
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

An oldie:

"The Complete Guitarist" by Russ Shipton.

A four volume set of progressive difficulty. This is also available as an omnibus edition and an accompanying songbook is also available.

Take care.
by Narn
November 30th, 2006, 11:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Rhythm Guitar Books?
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

"The Dictionary of Strum and Fingerpicking Patterns" by Fred Sokolow.

(I think that's the title anyway, I don't have it in front of me). A good down to earth book with hunderds of strumming and picking patterns to practice and a CD so you can hear what they sound like.

Take Care.
by Narn
June 13th, 2006, 5:32 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: books that help
Replies: 20
Views: 4603

I also found the Guitar Fretboard Workbook (by Barrett Tagliarino) very useful. I may be dating myself by suggestion this on but "The Complete Guitar Player" a four book series by Russ Shipton to be a good beginning place. You may be able to pick up the omnibus edition somewhere and I would also rec...
by Narn
March 22nd, 2006, 4:45 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Thanks and Top Ten List
Replies: 6
Views: 3017

What genre of music is the norm at these gatherings?


BTW, welcome to the freindliest, most knowleable and helpful forum on the web. Good to have you aboard.
by Narn
March 17th, 2006, 5:25 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Am I inventing the lazy mans way to play guitar
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Do what works for you.

Learning an art is about expression. No two person express themselves in the same way and as such your interpretation of a peice of music will likely be different than anyone else's. Different, but just as valid to you, regardless of the skill level you now play at. If you like to play a peice your ...
by Narn
March 17th, 2006, 5:18 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Canadian on-line music stores?
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Just did a quick Google search for "Music stores Canada" and got a bunch of options you may also want to peek here http://www.cleverjoe.com/guitars.html.

Good luck.
by Narn
March 14th, 2006, 4:24 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Learning scales from the start
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

P.M. me with your E-mail addy and I can send you a powerpoint presentation that has the major, minor and pentatonic scale shapes laid out in some pretty simple fretboard diagrams you can then print out.


Narn
by Narn
March 10th, 2006, 10:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Opinions needed - PULEASE :)
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

I have to second the opinion of Alvarez. I've got an AD70SE and love it. Great sound for the money, pretty and comfortable. Comparable with some much more expensive guitars. If it feels good to you, if you like the sound, and if the price is right, go for it. What YOU like matters as you have to pla...
by Narn
March 10th, 2006, 10:10 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 386
Views: 203544

Back... Yet again.....

37 years of age. Back after a year lay off. Not as bad as I thought I would be. Biggest thing I've learned so far this time ??? Turn off my tuner when I'm done with it, betteries cost money. :shock: Lot's of new (to me at least) names on the forum, and many of the (dare I say it?) older faces still ...
by Narn
February 23rd, 2006, 8:22 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: DIY SoundProofing
Replies: 16
Views: 3319

If the garage is unfinished inside you can purchase sound attenuating fibreglass insulation at most larger home centres and install that. This looks very similar to regular fibreglass insulation, but allegedly has much better sound regulation properties. I have no idea what the brand names are.
by Narn
September 1st, 2005, 4:37 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Changing Chords.
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

1) Repitition is key. Repitition is key. Repitition is key. Repitition is key....

2) Start slowly, practice doing it right, not necessarily doing it fast.

3) Once you master this show me how.

Take Care
by Narn
September 1st, 2005, 4:27 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: --> Share things you've learned about guitar
Replies: 386
Views: 203544

If you need a break take it, but don't let it run eight months.
by Narn
September 1st, 2005, 4:23 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Good acoustic guitars?
Replies: 28
Views: 5543

Godin (Seagull, Art and Luthrie, etc. ), Washburn, Yamaha and Alvarez.

Try before you buy.

'Nuff said.
by Narn
May 27th, 2005, 5:02 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New Acoustic
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

I play and Alvarez and love it dearly. You'll be hard pressed to find better for the price (IMHO).
by Narn
February 28th, 2005, 7:01 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Garrison Guitars
Replies: 15
Views: 4163

Not being a materials engineer I may be way off on this, but it would seem the the two materials, the glass composite braceing and wood would have very diferent reactions to changes in temperature an humidity. I would think the wooden top (unless it's plywood) would experience a lot more movement th...