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by lachlanh
March 1st, 2016, 7:07 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Looking To Improve my Skills
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: Looking To Improve my Skills

Hi Hawt400A Sounds to me like you could do with two things. Maybe a few lessons from someone inspiring and get yourself in a band! If you get some regular lessons it makes a real difference to your motivation - especially if your paying for them. But getting your self in a band is a great way to lea...
by lachlanh
March 1st, 2016, 7:01 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Need Roadmap, I believe it would help others too.
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: Need Roadmap, I believe it would help others too.

Sounds like you might be looking for a practise routine that is very organised and goal orientated. The Steve Vai ten hour guitar workout springs to mind though I don't think you need to be that committed to get good results. However, I do advice organising your practise sessions into clearly define...
by lachlanh
March 1st, 2016, 6:54 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Calluses
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Calluses

Jazz chords would be good. They are also pretty tricky to finger so great exercise for your fingers.
by lachlanh
March 1st, 2016, 6:53 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I can't play guitar
Replies: 34
Views: 8603

Re: I can't play guitar

I hear this talk a lot about how important it is to have long fingers but I really don't think its important. Its more about how well you can stretch your hands - they're more flexible than you think and you can get a great stretch the longer you play. If it was really a problem then many guitar pla...
by lachlanh
March 1st, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Quick Clarification - Minor Scale over Major Prog.
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

Re: Quick Clarification - Minor Scale over Major Prog.

Hi Scalli Actually if you use the A minor Pentatonic or A blues scale over a C major progression you will effectively be playing the C major Pentatonic scale - albeit with a blue note. If you start your solo with a C major Pentatonic scale you will get a 'nicer' sound but you can lift the dynamic of...
by lachlanh
February 23rd, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What knowledge is necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

Re: What knowledge is necessary?

If you know all your barre chords, the minor pentatonic scale and the blues scale you are all set to get yourself in a band or start to jam with other players. I've taught numerous students who have been doing that for years before they eventually come to me looking for more knowledge. That's not to...
by lachlanh
February 23rd, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Music theory
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Re: Music theory

Wouldn't be a bad idea to work out a few classic solos so you can get some ideas for licks of your own. After all that is what solos are in essence - lots of licks that are cleverly strung together. Even better have a go at working it out by ear. That way you'll be building up your ability to recogn...
by lachlanh
February 23rd, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Any suggestions for really cheap mics?
Replies: 11
Views: 8799

Re: Any suggestions for really cheap mics?

As far as I'm aware the sm58 and sm57 are essentially the same mic except the sm58 is unidirectional and the sm57 isn't. If you're recording instruments definitely want to for the sm57. Vocals are okay with an sm57 but even better would be a condenser mic which are usually pretty expensive but there...
by lachlanh
February 22nd, 2016, 4:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I'm back for more help =(
Replies: 2
Views: 2015

Re: I'm back for more help =(

Reckon the best thing is to slow it right down so you can figure it out. Once you have it down it should be easy enough to to get it up to speed.
by lachlanh
February 22nd, 2016, 4:02 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Can I modulate to a mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Re: Can I modulate to a mode?

Personally I'm a great believer in if it sounds good to you then it will sound good to others. As for being 'allowed'? Yeah definitely. All the best music comes from breaking the rules not sticking to them!
by lachlanh
February 22nd, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it too late?
Replies: 20
Views: 5556

Re: Is it too late?

I agree. Definitely not too late. And actually arguably a good time to get into making music because of all the freedom the internet has to offer regarding getting your music listened to. I wouldn't hang your hopes on making huge amounts of money by doing though!

Good luck with it!
by lachlanh
February 22nd, 2016, 3:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best resources for improving solos and scales?
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Best resources for improving solos and scales?

There are loads of scales you can explore to stretch your guitar playing muscles but don't make the mistake of thinking that learning a load of new scales and modes is the answer your looking for. If you want to use them to their full capacity you need to be aware of the theory that goes with the te...
by lachlanh
February 22nd, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: So many scales, so little....understanding...
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Re: So many scales, so little....understanding...

You are best to stick to getting to grips with the minor pentatonic scale to get your improvising up and running - at least at first. About 90% of all the classic guitar solos we all know so well are built on the minor pentatonic scale and with good reason. It will work with all musical genres, you ...