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by Dicey1
March 26th, 2015, 8:46 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Bad shoulder, new guitar!
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

Bad shoulder, new guitar!

Hello all I have a really bad rotator cuff injured shoulder and am looking to change my Martin ooo 28 for a smaller body parlour type guitar so I won't have to reach my right arm over as much when playing Any ideas on a good quality guitar that will help?? (Budget 2500) My ooo 28 vs is 15" at the wi...
by Dicey1
January 14th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Light Guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Light Guitar

Hello all
I have a Gretsch G5420T and I love it but its a bit heavy ...does anyone know if any of the other gretsch guitars are a bit lighter??? I have a Tele also and thats heavy enough too,
I have seen the new Taylor Hybrid which is really light but also really expensive!
Any thoughts welcome!
Dicey
by Dicey1
May 3rd, 2014, 2:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help needed with playing without a pick!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Help needed with playing without a pick!!

Thanks a lot for that info! it sounded logical to me (practice the way you intend to play etc) but to have it confirmed is really great. I will start to practice my scales now with thumb for 6,5 and 4 and i and m for the other 3. Thanks a lot! At my age I didn't want to start of a practice routine t...
by Dicey1
May 3rd, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help needed with playing without a pick!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Help needed with playing without a pick!!

I think you could be right there and I think for me to stick to what I know which is the thumb for the 3 bass strings and the fingers for the bottom 3 is probably best. Should you not then practice scales the same way which would be the notes on bass strings get played with the thumb and then the fi...
by Dicey1
May 3rd, 2014, 4:27 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help needed with playing without a pick!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Help needed with playing without a pick!!

I have a real problem that I hope you guys can help me with so here is a bit of background so you know where I am coming from... I am a 50 year old intermediate guitar player (HOBBY ONLY) and my back ground was in classical guitar for a long time. I always loved all types of guitar but I am learning...
by Dicey1
March 16th, 2014, 8:46 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Heavy resonators!
Replies: 3
Views: 3167

Re: Heavy resonators!

Thanks for the reply and now I have traded in the parlour for a Gretsch 9200 wooden body which is much lighter and easier because of the normal size as we'll! I am off to the States in July and would love to buy a Republic Highway 61 travel size reso, check it out on YouTube! I am going thru a major...
by Dicey1
March 14th, 2014, 9:21 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Heavy resonators!
Replies: 3
Views: 3167

Heavy resonators!

Hello all I bought a Fender Steelbody resonator and had to bring it back after a couple of weeks cos it was SO heavy I have now bought this " cheapie" which was advertised as Imperial type Parlour resonator but actually has NO name on it anywhere! Anyway it's ok for learning on and I am learning thr...
by Dicey1
March 5th, 2014, 1:30 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Scales for jamming over Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: Scales for jamming over Blues

Thanks for that. I have been looking at a few forum sites to sit in on and I do believe I will stick to this one as its very good on all fronts. I am in my 50s and have been playing guitar for years but am really determined now to make some progress on a few areas, they are Fingerpicking ( I am lear...
by Dicey1
March 5th, 2014, 7:40 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Scales for jamming over Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: Scales for jamming over Blues

Thanks for the reply and Toby answered too and said he was using the major scale and adding the pentatonic notes to spice it up so now I understand ! I am playing guitar a long time but really am on a mission now to learn to play the blues independent of tab. The reason-is that because I only play a...
by Dicey1
March 4th, 2014, 7:06 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Scales for jamming over Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Scales for jamming over Blues

Hello all Guitarnoise people! Here is a copy of a query I sent to Homespuns teacher Toby Walker about his "Freedom from Tab" video which is really good but has me slightly puzzled and I was hoping you guys might be able to help!! I hope you get this and have the time to answer. If you do I will be h...
by Dicey1
February 14th, 2014, 9:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Learning and forgetting,not enough progress....
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Learning and forgetting,not enough progress....

Hello all I just want to make an observation here which you guys probably know already but its really hitting home to me lately! I am playing guitar since I was 15 or so on and off and I am now in my 50s. I play for months fairly regularly and then work or something takes over and it gets put on the...
by Dicey1
November 5th, 2013, 8:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Practice Habits
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Practice Habits

Hello all just wondering how different people organise their practice time. I am a 54 year old who loves all kinds of guitar (classical, blues, Steve Earl/Guy Clark type country I try to practice for about 45 mins before work (615 to 7am) and then about an hour or so in the evening. I have a decent ...
by Dicey1
October 25th, 2013, 10:49 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New... but no so new!
Replies: 1
Views: 642

New... but no so new!

Hello all I am a 54 year old guitar fan who has been playing on and off since I was a kid. I love all kinds of music and even try to play all sorts! I did Classical for a while in my 30s but only got as far as Grade 6 and to go further you would need to be unemployed or a teenager again with loads o...