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by mordeth
June 15th, 2007, 11:12 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Bad case of GAS
Replies: 2
Views: 875

Bad case of GAS

http://cgi.ebay.ie/Epiphone-Sheraton-Electric-Guitar-Left-handed_W0QQitemZ150131423080QQihZ005QQcategoryZ33037QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem according to this site: http://www.guitardaterproject.org the serial number makes its a 1989 made in korea (factory unknown) looks in great nick for a ...
by mordeth
June 14th, 2007, 9:57 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What's a "good" guitar teacher?
Replies: 20
Views: 2890

why not try getting hold of an RGT exam book at or around your level, bringing it to lessons with you and explaining to the teacher that this is the level you want to achieve it should cover all elements of your playing - chords, scales, rhythm and improvising a solo as well as oral and aural sectio...
by mordeth
June 12th, 2007, 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: scratching - huh?
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

my take on all this - the method you guys are describing is a scrape, not a scratch scratch, as far as i know, means playing the string while muting it with the fretting hand but not fretting a note eg: --x-- --x-- --x-- --x-- --x-- --x-- this is a scratch chord, just lay your hand across the string...
by mordeth
June 8th, 2007, 1:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Question for Guitar Teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 883

i think impress was the wrong word for what i wanted to say there anyway, im thinking of having 3 songs - one classic rock riffer, a fingerpicked piece and a strummy number are there any pieces that as a teacher you would like to see played because they contain all the techniques/ideas that each par...
by mordeth
June 8th, 2007, 12:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Question for Guitar Teachers
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Question for Guitar Teachers

hey guys, so I finally bit the bullet and am going for guitar lessons, got my first one this tuesday. my question is, what would you expect a student to have prepared ? I know it's a pretty difficult question to answer specifically, but in terms of songs/scales what would you expect from someone who...
by mordeth
June 3rd, 2007, 3:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How do ya do this?
Replies: 8
Views: 3178

any chance you're learning claptons tears in heaven ?

anyway, the hammer on/pull off part has been explained, as for the second part i'd finger it like this: thumb on the low e, index on the g string and middle on the b string.
by mordeth
April 21st, 2007, 2:48 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Is this everything I need ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

thanks for the reply hue you are correct, i was confusing myself with just how much a mixer would do for you - as you say i'd only be using it as an input. turns out a toneport is only slightly more expensive than the mixer/di option i originally planned. Plus it comes with gearbox software - a part...
by mordeth
April 21st, 2007, 10:06 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Is this everything I need ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Is this everything I need ?

Ok, after much reading and searching I have determined that this is everything I need for a small, but fully functioning, bedroom studio. Laptop with large dedicated 10,000rpm hard drive, Cubase Le and a drum program/loops. Conneted to this we have a Behringer XENYX 802 mixer with the following 5 co...
by mordeth
April 16th, 2007, 2:10 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Help on breaking a bad habbit.
Replies: 18
Views: 3269

the curse of the C chord was a nasty one for me for a long time, most because i didnt even notice i was doing it until it was too late
unfortunately it's the old addage of practice makes perfect.
stick with it and it'll work itself out :-)
by mordeth
February 2nd, 2007, 2:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Need help identifying a guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 2394

im gonna guess at a gretsch of some sort
go to http://www.gretschguitars.com and take a look, could be a duo jet of some sort
by mordeth
February 2nd, 2007, 11:51 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How old were you when you started playing guitar?
Replies: 76
Views: 11305

Started just before I turned 21, that was just over 3 and a half years ago and still going strong.
Still holding on to the dream that one day I'll turn semi-pro, and work in the music industry in some capacity
by mordeth
February 2nd, 2007, 11:44 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: what do you know so far
Replies: 14
Views: 1260

as already said its not really a good idea to compare yourself to others to much, however I will offer three pieces of advice I wish I'd received at your stage 1. Play with a metronome. This is important, I've meet lots of people who think they've got natural rhythm, but most dont so you need to wor...
by mordeth
January 31st, 2007, 11:25 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Wanting to upgrade the pickups on my guitar
Replies: 25
Views: 4885

wow, that guitar fetish site really is incredibly cheap just for kicks and giggles i put together: 2x humbucker lipstick style pickups, 2x push/pull volume controls for coil tap, new toggle switch and a set of locking tuners, all delivered to my door for about 150euro im pretty sure i know where my ...
by mordeth
January 29th, 2007, 7:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fingering for "Sunshine of Your Love" riff?
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

ok here goes first four notes - 12th and 10th fret on the d string, use your ring and index finger. next three notes are staccato'd, and played with ring, middle and index. The using the gap caused by the staccato'd note, shift your hand position down the fretboard and play the 10th fret on the e st...
by mordeth
January 29th, 2007, 6:58 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: first song played
Replies: 52
Views: 11816

hmm, first riff was the beatles - day tripper
first full song learned was space oddity by david bowie
edit: it was actually ziggy stardust now that i think about it :)