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by NoteBoat
January 10th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes!!
Replies: 7
Views: 6287

Re: Modes!!

Sure thing. What you show as a Dorian scale in the key of G is indeed Dorian, but it's not G Dorian - it's A Dorian. When you find the notes of a mode by starting from a related major scale, the modes you find start with the different scale degrees. In other words, with the notes of G major you have...
by NoteBoat
December 19th, 2015, 2:09 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: So many scales, so little....understanding...
Replies: 5
Views: 3373

Re: So many scales, so little....understanding...

Scales are just a way of organizing the notes used in music. As far as improvisation goes, they're not such much a "play these notes"... they're more a "be really careful playing anything besides these notes". It's a subtle difference, but a helpful one - many beginning improvisers feel compelled to...
by NoteBoat
November 23rd, 2015, 4:19 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Used To Be Scrybe
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Re: Used To Be Scrybe

Welcome back! And congrats on the new gear!
by NoteBoat
November 19th, 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Advice for someone missing fingers
Replies: 4
Views: 1872

Re: Advice for someone missing fingers

Yes, there is a style. Django Reinhardt became a professional guitarist at age 13. Five years later he was trapped in a fire, and spent a year in hospital. When he recovered, he reinvented his playing style, because his left ring and small finger were permanently curled - just like yours. This was a...
by NoteBoat
November 9th, 2015, 8:21 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Acoustic Guitar won't stay in tune
Replies: 5
Views: 2345

Re: Acoustic Guitar won't stay in tune

In addition to Alan's questions, do you have enough wraps around the tuning posts? You want 3-4. And are the bridge pins in place? If the strings that are dropping in pitch have the bridge pins higher than the others, it's possible you've got the ball end of the strings positioned under the bridge p...
by NoteBoat
November 8th, 2015, 11:52 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: root note - key note - start note ????
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: root note - key note - start note ????

Jo, music theory has a precise technical language - but there's also a commonly used slang which is a lot fuzzier. The two can be confusing sometimes, because the slang can differ from the precise term. "Root", strictly speaking, is the basis for building a chord. We need a term for that because the...
by NoteBoat
October 29th, 2015, 8:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Need help with intonation problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Need help with intonation problem

I'm trying to think through this - if your 5th fret A major is in tune, you're playing a C# on the G string. But when you play a D major at the 5th fret, the G string (which is now playing a D note) is sharp. This tells me the problem isn't saddle placement. If your open string is in tune, and your ...
by NoteBoat
October 14th, 2015, 6:40 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is there quality in Cheap guitars?
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: Is there quality in Cheap guitars?

Most (not quite all - let's say 98+%) of the lower end guitars are actually manufactured under license by just two companies: Cort and Samick. The license holder for a design will give them specs for materials and sizes, and all the manufacturing is then done on the same machines - even the cheapies...
by NoteBoat
August 30th, 2015, 10:09 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Aaaaahhhrrrr these modes aren't working for me?
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Re: Aaaaahhhrrrr these modes aren't working for me?

My sense is you're overthinking things. You've also got one inaccuracy in the way you're thinking. First the inaccuracy: modes are related to a major scale, but they are not "in majors". What makes something sound "major" (as either a scale or a triad chord) is the presence of a tone a major third a...
by NoteBoat
June 18th, 2015, 7:16 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Need help identifying
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Need help identifying

Google is your friend... http://www.fuzzypsg.com/int/
by NoteBoat
June 5th, 2015, 2:12 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Neck bending backwards
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: Neck bending backwards

The path of the strings is determined by the bridge and nut. If they're hitting the 24th fret, the peghead is too far back. Get a couple of business cards or similar material and cut them to fit the width of the neck. Take the neck off, and lay the cards across the TOP of the neck pocket, farthest f...
by NoteBoat
June 3rd, 2015, 6:48 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Strings too close to fret board
Replies: 1
Views: 3079

Re: Strings too close to fret board

It depends on what's causing it. You don't say if the strings are too close to the frets through the entire range or just part of it. Causes that come to my mind, from the easiest fix to the hardest: 1. The bridge is too low. Cure: bridge height adjustment 2. The neck relief is off. Cure: truss rod ...
by NoteBoat
June 3rd, 2015, 6:33 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Soloing over a chord progression
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

Re: Soloing over a chord progression

If you move the scale, you'll be using a new set of notes. You don't say what scale you're using, so I'll assume you're using a blues scale and adding chord tones when you use the 3rd. The blues scale in A is A-C-D-D#-E-G-A; the C# is found in the A chord, but not in the A blues scale - the conflict...
by NoteBoat
May 28th, 2015, 4:07 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Compression Pedals: Do they always provide sustain?
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

Re: Compression Pedals: Do they always provide sustain?

Yes, in practical terms. Compression flattens the range of volume - loud sounds get softer, and soft sounds get louder. As a sound "dies away" the vibration is still there, but it's now below the sensitivity of your ears. But if you're manipulating the wave to increase the intensity of the softer so...
by NoteBoat
May 20th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: A little help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2727

Re: A little help?

Thanks, guys! As of a few minutes ago we'd gotten 56 votes, so we're slowly closing in on the 250 we need to be considered.