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by GM
May 24th, 2006, 6:39 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1300

I agree with the comments above. If your guitars don't "feel" right, it will be tough to know if another guitar will be any better unless you can hold it and try it out. So I would be patient and wait until you can find a guitar store or pawn shop to test drive it.
by GM
May 23rd, 2006, 9:45 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Ain't Got Them Barre Chord Blues No More!
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Try "Come as You Are" by Nirvana also[/quote]

I just looked and the tabs I found looked completely different from each other.

Do you recommend a particular one?

Thanks, it's a great song and I'd love to play it.....
by GM
May 23rd, 2006, 8:15 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Muscle Memory
Replies: 21
Views: 2264

Also, as far as developing hand dexterity, strength, or cordination, what do any of you think of those Gripmaster gadgets? Are they worth getting? My feelings on this is that it might be worth keeping in your car during a long commute or maybe at work. But I don't think you'd benefit doing that ins...
by GM
May 23rd, 2006, 8:12 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Ain't Got Them Barre Chord Blues No More!
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Another Congrats! I myself have been working on Hotel California to switch between minor barres, major barres, and open chords. I would use Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay by doing the verse in open and the chorus in barre chords. But that's all E-shaped and not too much switching back and forth, I'...
by GM
May 23rd, 2006, 5:37 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Ain't Got Them Barre Chord Blues No More!
Replies: 18
Views: 3049

Very cool. I've been pretty successful with my E shaped Barre chords but recently have really improved on my A-shaped one (I can do it to play an E chord easily but I have trouble playing a B). My biggest weakness though is changing from open to barre and back.
by GM
May 22nd, 2006, 10:19 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Muscle Memory
Replies: 21
Views: 2264

I was 28 when I learned and I find that it all comes down to repetition. That can both be with a chord form or a particular transition. It's slow going at first but I think it improves exponentionally so hang in there!
by GM
May 22nd, 2006, 5:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: D Chord
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

I agree with those that say that you should try to learn it in the conventional way. At the same time, knowing multiple ways to finger a chord is never a bad thing because you might find that there are particular songs that would benefit with different fingers for the transition. I don't have my gui...
by GM
May 22nd, 2006, 5:03 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Beginning Soloing...Any Rules I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 2146

I'd like to reiterate what Arjen said and just try it. I spent a long time not being able to solo and feeling like I couldn't try it until I "learn" to solo. Record (or download) a simple backing track and just mess around with it. It's good to have a foundation that you can fall back on but try thi...
by GM
May 20th, 2006, 6:06 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Macs and the Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Hey, I just watched that seminar and thanks for the link. The most impressive part was when the guy used a midi-guitar and GB created the score in real time!
by GM
May 20th, 2006, 5:46 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Macs and the Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 708

I only have an acoustic (but that one you linked looks awesome). So I've only used the amp simulations when I'm goofing around. My guess would be that it depends on what you're hoping for. You might as well try it out before buying more (which I'm glad that I did because I almost bought an expensive...
by GM
May 19th, 2006, 5:22 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Macs and the Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 708

I haven't watched this yet (since I'm at work) but I've had a blast with Garageband. I just have a laptop with a usb microphone and I feel like there's so much I can do with it from fun to serious. I can create backing tracks for soloing, I can import the original song and record myself playing alon...
by GM
May 12th, 2006, 11:12 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Cant get my finger to push down
Replies: 14
Views: 2521

I'm at work so I don't have my guitar at hand (which is why I'm surfing instead of playing) but I would try adjusting the thumb behind the neck. Try having your thumb pressed against the back of the neck (instead of wrapped around it).
by GM
May 10th, 2006, 10:46 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: **Stupid Question Alert** - Straplocks?
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

I have a cheap acoustic and didn't feel like putting much money into a strap although I was tired of the strap slipping off. Someone suggested to me to put duct tape on the strap hole to make it a tighter fit. Probably not the answer for most people, but it's a poor man's approach to protect a cheap...
by GM
May 4th, 2006, 9:14 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How to find time to play
Replies: 31
Views: 3252

My situation is similar to yours (except the baby's on the way) and the biggest problem I've found is noise. I'm in a tiny house and I have an acoustic so it's hard for me to play if my wife needs it quiet (although with the weather improving, I can now go outside). One thing that I found is that I ...
by GM
April 28th, 2006, 5:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: To use a pick or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

I agree that you should learn to do both (although I tend to avoid the pick, I make sure to use it often just for practice). As far as timing goes, it shouldn't be harder. That might just be getting used to it. Maybe the angle that it hits the strings is making it difficult, do you adjust it for the...