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by jester
August 9th, 2009, 8:58 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Advice for beginner on GarageBand or similar?
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

Re: Advice for beginner on GarageBand or similar?

Thanks, everyone. I've started to play around a bit, and to use the manual, and I am getting a better sense of how to use it. Unfortunately I realized that I can't even play around with my own playing--my Mac Mini doesn't have a built-in mic of any sort, so I will have to pick up at least an inexpen...
by jester
August 6th, 2009, 6:41 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Advice for beginner on GarageBand or similar?
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

Re: Advice for beginner on GarageBand or similar?

I do have GarageBand, and a friend of mine has a copy of Logic that he got at a huge student discount, so I can play around with it on his computer. I've also looked at Audacity. For now I'm happy to use the built-in mic on the computer--I know it'll sound horrible but I'm just trying to get a sense...
by jester
August 6th, 2009, 6:38 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Advice for beginner on GarageBand or similar?
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

Advice for beginner on GarageBand or similar?

I'm very comfortable with computers, but completely inexperienced with any aspect of recording technology or practice. I'm interested in doing some extremely basic recording on a Mac--myself on acoustic guitar, myself singing, recorded separately and synced, maybe adjusting tempos if I want to play ...
by jester
October 9th, 2007, 11:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for soloing over this progression?
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Suggestions for soloing over this progression?

Jethro Tull's "We Used to Know" is a great bluesy tune in 6/8 time, with the chord progression Em B D A C G F#m7 B These are quick changes, one chord per measure, so it's not like you can settle into anything. What are some ideas for playing over this? On the album, Martin Barre lays down some serio...
by jester
February 6th, 2007, 3:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Looking for electric teacher in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Looking for electric teacher in NYC

After a few false starts, I finally have found a great teacher and am making real, if excruciatingly slow, progress in my playing. I must still regard myself as pretty much a beginner. (The slowness is due to a combination of innate lack of talent, and lack of time (work, kids) to practice as much a...
by jester
February 6th, 2007, 12:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Gibson model L-00 made circa 1934
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

That's a very high price for mid-30s L-00's. That's not what they're offering him, is it? Even if it's in spectacular condition it's high. It's pretty unusual to see L-00's going for over $4k. No, they offered to either handle it on consignment for a commison or to buy it outright for a percentage ...
by jester
February 6th, 2007, 12:11 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Gibson model L-00 made circa 1934
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

(But a great blues box, still!)
by jester
February 6th, 2007, 12:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Gibson model L-00 made circa 1934
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

That's a very high price for mid-30s L-00's. That's not what they're offering him, is it? Even if it's in spectacular condition it's high.

It's pretty unusual to see L-00's going for over $4k.
by jester
January 29th, 2007, 7:38 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fingering for "Sunshine of Your Love" riff?
Replies: 9
Views: 1653

Fingering for "Sunshine of Your Love" riff?

I'm playing Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," and I have a question about the main riff. In the book I have (an Eric Clapton blues thing, the exact title of which I've forgotten), and in most online transcriptions, it goes something like this: |-----------------------------------|--------------------...
by jester
December 28th, 2006, 9:20 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Gibson Skylark?
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Gibson Skylark?

I was browsing in a store recently, and they had an early-'60s Gibson Skylark amp for sale for somewhat under $300. This is a 10W tube amp with 1 x 10" speaker. I didn't have the chance to play it, but I'll be back, so in the meantime, does anyone have thoughts about this amp? $300 seems incredibly ...
by jester
November 22nd, 2006, 7:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Huge differences in same model guitars
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Huge differences in same model guitars

I've never been under the illusion that All Electric Guitars Sound The Same, but I always assumed that the differences between copies of the same model would be relatively small. I guess I've never sat down and moved from one guitar to another to another of the same model at the same session--when I...
by jester
November 22nd, 2006, 6:40 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Electro-Harmonix suggestion for cheap group buy
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Electro-Harmonix suggestion for cheap group buy

Over on the Squier '51 Modders Forum, Matt Farrow of Pharaoh Amps is putting together a group buy on Electro-Harmonix pedals . I'm new to the whole pedal game, but these seem to be highly regarded pedals and the prices look good. Anyone have any thoughts? I was interested in the Big Muff and Small S...
by jester
October 16th, 2006, 7:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Ha Ha, GAS strikes again
Replies: 25
Views: 2479

I carry one of these around in my gig bag--it's a great little thing. Never tried driving a cab with it yet though--neat idea!
by jester
October 11th, 2006, 10:46 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Semi-hollow guitarist
Replies: 17
Views: 1953

Alex Lifeson of Rush used an ES-335 for the first three albums and sporadically after that, and a 355 in the early years as well.
by jester
September 17th, 2006, 6:06 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Intro to electric guitars book? (Guitars, not playing)
Replies: 7
Views: 2113

Followup: I did pick up Totally Guitar ; it's an interesting book--about half of it is a semi-useless summing-up of a lot of name-brand guitars, most of which you neither have nor want. But the book is a huge glossy hardcover, so for $30 one can't complain too much that it could have been 300 pages ...