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by HobbyPicker
March 21st, 2007, 9:17 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Song suggestions for Nashville tuning
Replies: 8
Views: 17390

I'm probably wrong, but I thought Nashville tuning was basically replacing all the strings on a sixstring with the high tuned strings of a 12, not just the 3rd & 4th actually it wouldn't effect the 1st & 2nd anyway. I tried this once with an old guitar and couldn't get it to sound enjoyable, I thin...
by HobbyPicker
March 19th, 2007, 11:33 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Slide playing good ear training?
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

I guess that the main reason for me not to play along has been the fact that my playing has felt very poor along with recorded music. I realise that to narrow the gap between my ambitions and ability, this will probably be one good way to go. If this thread is only of interest to you and me, maybe w...
by HobbyPicker
March 19th, 2007, 8:57 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Slide playing good ear training?
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

I've not been very eager to play along with recorded music, or even learning to play tunes from tabs or notation. My goal with playing seems to be to articulate the music inside of me, or my emotions to music. So I rather play and experiment with scales harmonies and rythm, and try to figure out som...
by HobbyPicker
March 18th, 2007, 12:40 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Slide playing good ear training?
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Slide playing good ear training?

I believe that I use my ears more actively when playing slide opposed to normal fretting. This may be just because it's new to me, and in a way is like learning a different instrument. However, I believe that I often am to concerned with where to place my fingers to listen carefully enough to the mu...
by HobbyPicker
March 17th, 2007, 2:11 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Heavy strings for open C on 12-string
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

What I called open C actually meant dropping open D a whole step, i.e. CGCEbGC. Good to get the terminology right! Have me excused for messing up with names of tunings! Now I tried to tune to the real open C and that calls for no heavy strings, apart for maybe the 6th course. I actually broke the hi...
by HobbyPicker
March 17th, 2007, 1:31 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Heavy strings for open C on 12-string
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

Heavy strings for open C on 12-string

Tuned my 12-string down to open C and like the sound, but my strings (medium gauge) seems to be a bit light. Medium seems to be the heaviest gauge available where I buy strings, have anybody got advice on what gauge to use and where to get them?
by HobbyPicker
March 13th, 2007, 11:47 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Minor chords with slide
Replies: 4
Views: 3976

Minor chords with slide

Just started to explore the slide guitar, and tuned my guitar to open D. Beginning to figure out how to make (half-)decent sound and want to experiment with a song i wrote some years ago. It starts with this chordprogression are I-V-iv-ii-V. I just wondered how to approach the minor chords along wit...
by HobbyPicker
March 13th, 2007, 7:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How to enter the world of slide guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 502

How to enter the world of slide guitar

Picked up a slide on the local music store today and tuned my 12-string to open D in an attempt to expand my musical palette. Need to work a bit on it to get used to the slide technique and making good sound. Wonder if anybody has some good advice on how to start to explore slide guitar playing?
by HobbyPicker
February 6th, 2007, 2:43 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How do I keep from speeding?
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

I need to be a little more precise about my problem. I'm learning solo fingerpicking, and have been experimenting with "Freight train" at various tempi. It seems to me that I play on the beat with the metronome at 180 bpm, which sounds reasonably well for the tune, while I speed up at slower speeds....
by HobbyPicker
February 5th, 2007, 3:40 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How do I keep from speeding?
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

How do I keep from speeding?

I've recently started to use a metronome while practising. It seems that I'm playing to fast at any tempo I'm able to keep comfortably. After 16-20 bars I'm a couple of beats ahead of the metronome. I've got a feeling that I tend to increase the speed at chord changes, and realise that I got better ...
by HobbyPicker
January 7th, 2007, 9:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How do I play through my PC?
Replies: 4
Views: 831

by HobbyPicker
January 5th, 2007, 9:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: capo
Replies: 21
Views: 2518

I recently bought a Planet Vawes NS capo, and find it works great on all my guitars (yamaha nylon string and 12-string, Ovation 6-string and DeArmond electric.

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by HobbyPicker
December 29th, 2006, 3:59 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Newbie from Norway
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Newbie from Norway

Hi! :D I'm a 42 year old farmer (dairy cows and sheep) from Snåsa in the middle part of Norway. I learned my first chords and a little fingerpicking on our house guitar at about 14, but got no further in playing until about 10 years later when I bought my first guitar, a cheap nylonstring that brok...