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by GM
April 26th, 2006, 5:16 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Finding a Guitar Teacher
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

I agree with what's been said above. I had a poor match for my first teacher but the next one I had was perfect. Talk to people and, when you talk to the teacher, be honest. It sounds dumb but sometimes people get caught wanting to look good (like saying you practice three hours a day when you playe...
by GM
April 10th, 2006, 6:18 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Googling for Tabs
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Thanks, good thinking.
by GM
April 10th, 2006, 6:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Nail strength?
Replies: 29
Views: 3577

I just picked up some of those fingerpicks that Doug C was mentioning (that fit under your nail). I like that I could trim them down because they actually felt pretty natural. You don't have the sense of touch that nails give you (so you have to know where you are more than being able to feel your w...
by GM
April 5th, 2006, 3:30 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Songs with Played with Capo
Replies: 13
Views: 12032

For fingerstyle, I'd recommend "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkel and for strumming, I'd recommend "Michelle" by the Beatles.

edit: I think they're both at the 7th fret.....
by GM
April 2nd, 2006, 8:56 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Behringer USB Guitar
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

The description makes it sound like the "amp sounds" might be stored within the guitar (because later they mention software) which would be a reason why this is different than just buying a converter for your guitar but I'd still be weary. If it sounds better than your current guitar, you'd feel the...
by GM
March 30th, 2006, 7:21 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Teaching people to fish
Replies: 32
Views: 3802

Hmm this strikes an interesting note, (no pun intended) I finally decided to find a human teacher to augment what I have learned to date through books and excellent sites like this. What I was hoping for was someone to look at what I knew, look at my technique, show what basic mistakes I was making...
by GM
March 30th, 2006, 7:14 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Playing With Conviction
Replies: 0
Views: 2791

Playing With Conviction

Great article! I am jonesing for a new song to learn so it's even more impressive that I wasn't let down to see that it wasn't teaching me a new tune :) I'm not a performer but I am a classroom teacher and it applies perfectly to what I do. I especially liked the example at the end of being upset ab...
by GM
March 26th, 2006, 5:30 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Seagull S6 ?
Replies: 33
Views: 6342

Your asking about my dream guitar. I can't justify getting a new guitar right now but I would get the s6 immediately if I could. If you're worried about damage, make sure to get an S6 GT which is the gloss top people have mentioned. So I'd just like to add my vote that the S6 sounds great and, on an...
by GM
March 23rd, 2006, 6:57 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Playing Lead?
Replies: 12
Views: 1881

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by GM
March 22nd, 2006, 7:27 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Alternating baseline - which finger
Replies: 2
Views: 542

I think you're right for most cases. Sometimes you might want to finger the whole chord differently when the alternate bass is on a string that isn't used in the original chord so you don't have to change positions, but otherwise use whatever's easiest.
by GM
March 15th, 2006, 6:26 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: 3 minutes of glory
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

That's great! Sounds like you did a good job of not making it tougher than it had to be (because you never know what you'll run in to). Congrats on your first and good luck on your next.
by GM
March 13th, 2006, 6:48 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: best songs for learning (awful) barre chords!!??
Replies: 25
Views: 4929

I did what GoodVic recommends. For me, it was taking the Guitarnoise lesson for Sittin on the Dock of the Bay and playing the chorus using Barre chords. This was good because it taught me to go from open to Barre, the ease of shifting chords once your in a barre chord, and it allowed half the song t...
by GM
March 9th, 2006, 6:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Practice Schedule
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

I agree with what's already been posted. I've mostly learned on my own but have recently returned to lessons because I had plateaued and didn't know where to go with my guitar playing. I like NoteBoat's advice and would add that you can also revisit music that your strong with and see if you can imp...
by GM
February 26th, 2006, 5:23 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: jack johnson curious george cd tabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Thanks! I've been listening to this album a ton and have been dying to imitate it.
by GM
February 19th, 2006, 5:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Out of Habit?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Thanks, she uses so many alternate tunings that I don't bother looking up her songs. That website shows a few good ones that are in standard.