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by GM
July 17th, 2006, 3:19 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Break a leg....... or finger?
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

I broke a finger last year. I found that I had to really be careful about the angles that I used it as much as the strength it needed. It made me much more conscious of that finger but I basically would just stop playing when there was pain (but also played until there was pain as I tried to get my ...
by GM
July 15th, 2006, 3:32 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Greatest ever acoustic songs
Replies: 21
Views: 4974

Seu Jorge's covers of Bowie (from the movie "Life Aquatic") are great. He uses a lot of jazz chords and has an awesome sound.

A couple people mentioned Simon & Garfunkel. Scarborough Fair is a song that sounds awesome with some variety in it but isn't too difficult.
by GM
June 19th, 2006, 2:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What Next?
Replies: 3
Views: 806

I agree that practicing is the main answer. Just stick with it. Personally, I practiced fingerstyle early on which helped (only having to worry about one note instead of 4-6) along with practicing chords. But I think you can practice learning new chords as well as changing smoothly.
by GM
June 17th, 2006, 3:39 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: help with speed
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Using a metronome, find a speed that you're comfortable playing a piece at and then slowly raise the speed.
by GM
June 14th, 2006, 10:56 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Blues Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2604

I recommend a book called Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar: Beginning Fingerstyle Blues It progresses nicely and I'm still learning from it after having it well over a year. (sorry for the ugly link) Thanks for the link and recommendation. I've been looking for something like that myself. Geoo Th...
by GM
June 14th, 2006, 6:38 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Blues Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2604

I recommend a book called Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/082562 ... oding=UTF8

It progresses nicely and I'm still learning from it after having it well over a year. (sorry for the ugly link)
by GM
June 8th, 2006, 2:06 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I'm not getting anywhere
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

I took lessons for a couple months when I hit a plateau (which happenned at about 4 months, if I remember correctly). But that was my way of changing things up and having someone else show me where I should focus.
by GM
June 2nd, 2006, 1:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Friend of the Devil
Replies: 12
Views: 11487

No worries at all. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing a lesson that was already out there somewhere. Take your time and I look forward to when it is posted.

Thanks!
by GM
June 2nd, 2006, 1:21 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Is my guitar really that bad?
Replies: 17
Views: 2533

This applies to underwear too. It doesn't matter if it's your favorite pair, you'll benefit from changing them.
by GM
June 2nd, 2006, 6:22 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Friend of the Devil
Replies: 12
Views: 11487

Friend of the Devil

The latest newsletter mentions a recent lesson on Friend of the Devil. Was this in a magazine or just not posted yet? I can't find it anywhere but love the song. Help! :)
by GM
June 1st, 2006, 7:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Update & questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2240

Can't help you on American Pie but it was nice to hear that someone else uses the same grading system (whether my wife can recognize it with no prompting...) :)
by GM
June 1st, 2006, 3:24 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: books that help
Replies: 20
Views: 4596

I haven't found anything better than the GN lessons...... (or cheaper until your guilt takes over :) )
by GM
May 30th, 2006, 3:28 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Guitar Hero for ps2
Replies: 40
Views: 8869

I have this game and enjoy it. I think the way it can help your guitar playing the most is rhythm. I know the game is much more critical than I am about whether or not each note is spaced properly (especially within a measure). That being said, I wouldn't say buy it to improve your guitar playing. B...
by GM
May 26th, 2006, 3:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Muscle Memory
Replies: 21
Views: 2241

jimmy_kwtx wrote: I personally think they are a waste. You can get the same effect much cheaper by using a blue raquetball.
But don't use a black raquetball or you're just asking for trouble ;)
by GM
May 24th, 2006, 6:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How am I...Guitaring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

There are days when I suck and days when I don't purely based on what my expectations are. Be proud of what you accomplish but keep in mind what you want to be able to do in the future.