Search found 58 matches

by HobbyPicker
August 18th, 2007, 5:04 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Folsom Prison Solo
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Try playing 7-9-7-10-7, that's how that lick goes. ;)
by HobbyPicker
August 14th, 2007, 11:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pesky Little Finger...
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Check out the sample from this dvd (link below), it shows an exerecise that I found useful for developing independent left hand fingers. One additional tip, start out with very little pressure on the strings if you have trouble with the ring finger and pinky, don't bother about getting clean tones u...
by HobbyPicker
August 13th, 2007, 12:36 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: The sound of my new guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 940

The sound of my new guitar

Recently bought a Cort Earth 900, a beautiful little 12-fret slothead. Recorded it last night with, just a small sample of blues fingerpickin' with some mistakes here and there, but a taste of this little beauty's voice. http://media.putfile.com/Fingerpickin-m ... lor-guitar
by HobbyPicker
July 31st, 2007, 2:09 pm
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Jamorama - some thoughts from an old selftaught noodler
Replies: 1
Views: 1934

Jamorama - some thoughts from an old selftaught noodler

I recently purchased Jamorama in a weak moment, and at first I thought I'd thrown money out the window, since this really is a beginner's course, and after 30 years I "know" all this stuff. But I started browsing through the lessons, and realized a few important things: 1. this is well made, combini...
by HobbyPicker
July 28th, 2007, 1:00 pm
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Learning blues from Keb' Mo'
Replies: 4
Views: 3119

Learning blues from Keb' Mo'

Got a DVD with Keb' Mo' and Fran Banish showing how to play fingerstyle blues, and have just got the chance to watch it. It's my first instruction DVD and I think it's great fun to watch, and I believe I'll be able to pick up a lot. I've got some new inspiration for my playing and got stuff to work ...
by HobbyPicker
July 17th, 2007, 8:25 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: New amp - or getting sweeter sound from the oldie
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Your first problem is likely hum from the single coil pickups. ... If the amp is poorly grounded then likely a new amp will help. This is an old transistor practice amp right? They weren't designed to last. The hum is from the amp itself, I'm sure it's some ground loops, but I can live with it for ...
by HobbyPicker
July 17th, 2007, 1:34 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: New amp - or getting sweeter sound from the oldie
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Got rid of a lot of the trouble with my amp by spraying electronic cleaner (2-propanol) into the pots and turning them a few times from 0 to 10. Still not great sounding, but will do for my use for the moment. Will probably look for something better (and more expensive???) later. :wink:
by HobbyPicker
July 14th, 2007, 4:34 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drumming on an acoustic guitar?
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Maybe this video can be helpful to you?
Eric Roche showing percussive techniques 8)
by HobbyPicker
July 11th, 2007, 9:20 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: New amp - or getting sweeter sound from the oldie
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

New amp - or getting sweeter sound from the oldie

I've got a Fender Sidekick 15 about 20 years old. It makes a bit of unwanted noise and does not sound very well when I turn on the gain. I run my guitar (DeArmond m75t) through a Digitech rp50 and sets the amp to clean and flat eq. I get some ok sounds this way, but not very good. The question is if...
by HobbyPicker
July 9th, 2007, 11:00 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is my guitar normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Thanks Squidward, :D Good to be assured my DeArmond is fine, it sure is one heavy guitar but I fell in love with the sound at once when I got it in my lap. Beat both US stratocasters and Les pauls, if you ask me. I try to learn some jazzy chord progressions in between acoustic fingerpicking, and I'm...
by HobbyPicker
July 8th, 2007, 1:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is my guitar normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Is my guitar normal?

I've got a DeArmond M75T solidbody. It's got two singlecoil pickups with separate tone and volume knobs and a 3-way toggle switch. I've had it for years, but am mainly playing acoustic, so I'm not really into the use of the knobs on an electric guitar. I know that the switch activates the bridge pu ...
by HobbyPicker
April 20th, 2007, 5:54 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What's the difference between...
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

A diminished chord is four minor thirds (I-b3-b5-bb7) C#dim7 is C#-E-G-A#(Bb). A half diminished chord (m7b5) have only one flat to the seventh C#m7b5 is C#-E-G-B.
by HobbyPicker
March 27th, 2007, 3:49 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: 6ths,7ths,9ths,etc
Replies: 14
Views: 2980

The extensions (6,7,9 ...) come from constructing chords by triads. A triad is made by notes 1, 3 and 5 of the scale, adding the next third makes a 7th chord, put a third above that makes a 9 meaning the octave + a second. You can add thirds until you get a 13, which is a chord made of all the seven...
by HobbyPicker
March 23rd, 2007, 3:25 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Does anybody here make their own slides?
Replies: 13
Views: 5291

The string and gasoline is a way of cutting the neck of a bottle. I wouldn't recommend it, even if you get a clean cut, you'll have a difficult job in grinding the edges of the cut.
by HobbyPicker
March 22nd, 2007, 12:32 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Good books of Chords & Scale Relationships?
Replies: 5
Views: 948

I've got Chord Chemistry by Ted Greene http://www.amazon.com/Chord-Chemistry-Ted-Greene/dp/0898986966 and I need a lifetime to digest it. You'll find a lot of stuff to bring you further on your road of guitar playing. Another good book is Tne Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick http://www.amazon.co...