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by GM
June 10th, 2008, 9:29 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Fingerstyle Blues
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Fingerstyle Blues

Nuno wrote:Vink, I've read very good reviews on the book Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar. It is in my wish list.
I absolutely love this book and recommend it completely. It's probably the most helpful book I've used (which could have to do with my ability level when I got it but is true)
by GM
June 10th, 2008, 7:02 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Bar Chord Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 7394

Re: Bar Chord Problems

David Hodge just posted "Help!" which gives practice of switching back and forth from barre chords. I improved my barre chords with an earlier lesson of his. I would play "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" and switch to barre chords for the chorus. I did a bass then strum which gave me a little bit of...
by GM
June 10th, 2008, 6:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

Thanks for all the posts guys! Having played around with it, I'm starting to get a sense of what I can change. I think it's probably good that I don't have a bunch of pedals, etc to begin with. Too much to worry about, overwhelmed by and distracted..... As I find specific sounds I can't get, I'll th...
by GM
June 3rd, 2008, 5:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

I did keep track of those settings which is good because I'm a bit overwhelmed over how much it's all interrelated. I feel like I have a great sound and then change the pickup and suddenly the whole thing sounds dead until I adjust it all again. My wife is definitely a bigger fan of the acoustic but...
by GM
June 2nd, 2008, 6:04 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

Thanks again for the help. I got my amp this weekend and was able to mess around with it and I definitely felt more comfortable with it after you explained things. I had two highlights, both involving my 19-month old daughter. First, I was trying to get a good punk sound and so I was trying out the ...
by GM
May 30th, 2008, 7:24 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

dogbite, that was a great answer and makes a lot of sense. Thanks! I appreciate the acoustic analogy because that's where my knowledge is right now.

UPS says my amp is delivered so I'll get to put all this knowledge you gave me to use (with many rereadings in the process, I'm sure!).
by GM
May 29th, 2008, 11:11 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

Follow up question on this: So the tone knobs are for the fret end pick up and the bridge pick up and neither of the knobs affect the middle pick up? What's kind of a "default" for the tone knob? In my mind is it like bass and treble on a stereo where the "default" is in the middle or is it like vol...
by GM
May 29th, 2008, 8:03 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

Thank you very much. That's the sort of thing I needed to know. I'll play around with it tomorrow when the amp comes in and see what I can figure out.

Thanks!
by GM
May 29th, 2008, 7:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

New to electric (guitar and amp settings....)

Hey, I've been playing acoustic for 4-5 years and finally decided to add electric to my repertoire. I got a Squier strat http://www.wwbw.com/Squier-Standard-Strat-with-Quilt-Maple-Top--Solid-Body-El-(Closeout)-i232725.music with a humbucker at the bridge and two single coils. I also got a Marshall 1...
by GM
August 28th, 2006, 8:54 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Practicing my guitar...without a guitar...
Replies: 15
Views: 3200

The problem with a travel guitar (I'm assuming) is that you wouldn't want to leave it in your car because of heat, etc. If you're willing to have to remember and lug it, then it would be a nice way to pass the time.
by GM
August 21st, 2006, 3:09 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: tab software
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

I just bought Guitar Pro about two weeks a go and I can't believe how much it has helped my playing (both by features, tabs available, and just enthusiasm). I love that you can play along, isolate an instrument (either to hear the guitar well or to silence the guitar and play with the backing music)...
by GM
August 20th, 2006, 3:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Barre Chord, A Shape, Middle finger position?
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

To Alan: that sounds intimidating but I'll give it a try. I would think that I would lose the barre if the rest of my fingers are stretched two frets over. To redpoint: You didn't mention sound so I'll assume that you like what you're producing, so one thought (not tried, my wife's still sleeping) i...
by GM
August 18th, 2006, 11:05 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: hmm
Replies: 11
Views: 1950

I end up forgetting which side of a note sharp and flat lie. So the way I remember is an old Simpsons episode where Homer et al. name their band the "B Sharps" which would just be a C because it's only a half step from B to C. As a school teacher, it's embarrassing and enlightening to see a lame jok...
by GM
August 16th, 2006, 10:40 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Beginner Advice Sought!
Replies: 23
Views: 3943

I've played for two years and I would plateau occasionally and feel discouraged but, generally, I've felt successful. It's all relative but I think that what worked for me was that my goals were achievable but I kept wanting more. Kids tunes are a good place to start because you can get away with st...
by GM
August 13th, 2006, 9:58 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Green Day - Good Riddance
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

This was one of the first songs that I learned but it took me a long time to get it up to tempo.