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by LittleBrother
January 25th, 2006, 8:27 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How do you <1>Strum without a pick? and <2>cont.
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Hi Rich, I also use a variety of techniques. Just having to play without a pick for a while will force you to start toughening up the skin on your fingertips and the backs of the fingernails. You can rake your fingers upward across the strings in a brushing motion and you can also slap the strings o...
by LittleBrother
January 19th, 2006, 3:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Opinions for the Success of the Beginner...
Replies: 15
Views: 3209

I'd like to add to the already great advice on this thread. CHORDS CHORDS CHORDS, COUNT COUNT COUNT. If there was anything I could suggest it will be learn as many basic chords as possible such as the E, A, D shapes then learn what those chords are when you slide them up and down the neck. You dont ...
by LittleBrother
January 19th, 2006, 3:15 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Barre Chords Up The Neck
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Great suggestions and another way to think about approaching bar chords is only play and press on the strings and spots needed. You can kinda work on eventually not pressing all the strings as hard and only focusing pressure on the strings that need it. Now this can be done even with small hands but...
by LittleBrother
July 19th, 2005, 8:14 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Horse With No Name
Replies: 48
Views: 47443

Re: hey

hey folks,i recorded my self playing that horse with no name tune http://s23.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2KOCS8UIW14XU3C5PPQ2M305U6 you can download it from here,please tell me your opinion.[im a beginner by the way] Nostra, I think the best advice is to stop and get a guitar tuner and have someone sit...
by LittleBrother
July 12th, 2005, 10:20 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

Nostra,

You just made my day. Plus we have one more enthusiastic and motivated guitarist. Thanks for the update and I am very happy for you.

Doug LB
by LittleBrother
July 11th, 2005, 9:30 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

Be careful nostra you still have a string that's out of tune. Sounds like the 1st string is 1/2 step flat or low.
by LittleBrother
July 11th, 2005, 9:18 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

Nostra, Neither way is correct or incorrect. So just pick and choose the pieces and methods that you like the best. I gave you two more ways to play it. In fact once you get pretty close to the way I am showing you or David then you may decide to modify it to your own style. So don't be afraid to ju...
by LittleBrother
July 11th, 2005, 7:39 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

Re: ...

btw i forgot to thank u 4 the welcome thingy:) and another thing,i recorded my self[on my cheap mic]on the computer and uploaded the file to a site whice u all can download and can tell me what is worng. http://s28.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0DKM5QKEJO2AS0RAW6SVTWTIBV thx in advance fellows. It sounds...
by LittleBrother
July 10th, 2005, 9:53 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

Yes I had to fix that link. It's working now and thanks for all your feedback and progress reports.
by LittleBrother
July 10th, 2005, 6:53 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

I made a new FLATPICKING VIDEO this morning when I woke up that shows how to strum or use a flatpick to pick the individual notes. This gives all players a way of seeing the song in every possible method of picking. I taught my teenage son this song last night and I found this last technique really ...
by LittleBrother
July 9th, 2005, 2:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: House of the Rising Sun
Replies: 80
Views: 47598

Hi GN Members, I hope it is okay to post this addtitional freebee on this thread. I recently enjoyed David Hodge's lesson over on the main part of this site HERE and it reminded me so much of how this song is such a useful learning tool. We all learned this one if you grew up in the 60s and 70s. It ...
by LittleBrother
June 9th, 2005, 3:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tune down and capo a 12-string all the time?
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

If it's written in multiple places, and it makes logical sense, then why take the rick of assuming it is 'horsehockey'? When I get a 12 string the first thing I'll do is detune it and capo it. It's not like I'll be playing anything above the third fret anyway on a 12-string so no problem with losin...
by LittleBrother
June 9th, 2005, 1:52 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tune down and capo a 12-string all the time?
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

No not at all. Any decent 12 string is braced to be in standard tuning with a specific maximum size strings. For example 11's. It's all about tension and what the guitar can handle. A neck with a truss rod isn't going to bend. The worry is the body and top wanting to collapse structurally. Now if yo...
by LittleBrother
May 19th, 2005, 8:12 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Horse With No Name
Replies: 48
Views: 47443

Thanks Art, Keep pluggin away because there seems to be no rhyme or reason when it comes to guitar improvement. You just pickup the guitar one day after learning something new and something you could never play before just falls into your hands. Dont ask me how but it happens. So the key is really c...
by LittleBrother
April 26th, 2005, 6:06 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Horse With No Name
Replies: 48
Views: 47443

I made a video to help a friend with this lesson and a post on the APM forum so I thought I would at least share it over here too so it would help more than one person. Just trying to be more efficient with my time. SlowFingers referenced this lesson and needed some video help. I cannot honor all re...