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by notes_norton
March 10th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: App to Memorize the Fretboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

Re: App to Memorize the Fretboard

It's useful. Nice work. Thanks.
by notes_norton
February 24th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Sore fingers!
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: Sore fingers!

The skin absorbs a lot more than it seems. The maple neck thing could be the maple sap - I know people that have a reaction to other kinds of wood. Here in Florida there is a tree called Brazilian Pepper or Florida Holly, and some people are so reactive with it that they can't even get too close. On...
by notes_norton
February 22nd, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Difficulty playing guitars
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: Difficulty playing guitars

A good, live teacher can't be beat.

A bad, live teacher is questionable.

If you can find a good one (and there are plenty out there - it just might take a try or two) it's the absolute quickest way to proficiency.

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by notes_norton
February 22nd, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Sore fingers!
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: Sore fingers!

Which strings go on you first. The wound strings are coated with the polymer, the plain strings are the same as uncoated strings. I got this info straight from Elixir. IMHO If your unwound strings go dead or rust first, there is no reason to pay extra for the Elixir coating on the wound strings. Notes
by notes_norton
February 20th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Difficulty playing guitars
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: Difficulty playing guitars

Practice good technique and the speed will come all by itself. Practice as fast as you can without making mistakes, you don't want to learn mistakes. Here is something I do when learning something difficult. I break it down into small parts, perhaps a few measures of music, the music itself can give...
by notes_norton
February 20th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: An old dog seeking for a new trick
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: An old dog seeking for a new trick

If I were in that position, I'd take lessons from a good teacher. Tell the teacher you want to learn to improvise and see what the response it. If you can't afford lessons, there are DVDs you can buy and both free and paid lessons on-line. You'll probably get the most for the least amount of time wi...
by notes_norton
February 20th, 2015, 1:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What happened to "New Posts" / "Unread Posts"?
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

Re: What happened to "New Posts" / "Unread Posts"?

Thanks - I found them and it is cool.
by notes_norton
February 16th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: What happened to "New Posts" / "Unread Posts"?
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

What happened to "New Posts" / "Unread Posts"?

I see you have a nice, new look. Hopefully it's a work in progress. I find the "New Posts" and "Unread Posts" links very helpful when I visit here. Please bring them back.

Thanks,
Notes
by notes_norton
February 10th, 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Very old guy who's always loved guitar music
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Very old guy who's always loved guitar music

Welcome. I'm an old guy who has played music for a living all my life, and I have a hard time memorizing anything. For me it's muscle memory. I play it with the music until I'm proficient with it, and then I start without it to see how far I can get. If I don't take the music away, I'll never memori...
by notes_norton
February 6th, 2015, 4:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Can it be a Mental Thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 5530

Re: Can it be a Mental Thing?

I think with enough practice, most people can learn the technique of playing an instrument. Some will take more hours than others, but as long as you aren't deformed in any way, you should be able to learn all the techniques. Whether you become a talented player is something you won't find out until...
by notes_norton
January 29th, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Root or Fifth First in Bass Strum Style?
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Root or Fifth First in Bass Strum Style?

IMHO root first should be the default, but as others have already said, not the hard fast rule. I always do root first on the first chord of a song or after a key change to establish the key, then keep root first unless my artistic (or un-artistic) muse tells me that in a particular situation, fifth...
by notes_norton
January 26th, 2015, 1:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Broken Jack??
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Broken Jack??

I would guess an open circuit somewhere in the guitar. I'm not a guitar tech, but I would start with a volt-ohm meter and try to find out where it is. Look at the plug (female), check for wires that have come loose, make sure the place were the tip of the jack (male) touches the flange is making goo...
by notes_norton
January 26th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: App to Memorize the Fretboard
Replies: 5
Views: 2348

Re: App to Memorize the Fretboard

Looks interesting.

Is it free? Ad supported? etc.?

Thanx.
by notes_norton
January 18th, 2015, 3:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Light Guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: Light Guitar

Parker DF and PDF models are light. My DF524NS and my DF522NN weigh about 5 pounds each. I'm not a Parker salesman - just a customer. When I got my 524 I quit playing my Gibson, Epiphone and LTD guitars. I liked the guitar so much I had them make the 522 with my pickup recommendations. Now I have on...
by notes_norton
January 3rd, 2015, 8:31 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar won't stay in tune!
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Re: Guitar won't stay in tune!

Google the type of tuners you have. There is usually a screw adjustment to tighten the tension on them. Often it's at the very tip of the knob. Do it a little at a time.

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