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by notes_norton
January 3rd, 2015, 8:30 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation question
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Intonation question

You adjust the intonation by moving the bridge closer or farther from the nut. Most good guitars have an adjustment for each string. Google how to set guitar intonation, I'm sure you will find one for your guitar with instructions on how to adjust the bridge, and which direction to move it. I'm gett...
by notes_norton
January 3rd, 2015, 8:26 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Harmonizing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Re: Harmonizing?

Listen to recordings of the songs you are playing. Listen to the vocal parts and learn to sing each and every one of them. Learning the harmony parts are just like learning the guitar parts, find the notes you are supposed to sing and sing them. Do this for many songs, even the ones you aren't playi...
by notes_norton
December 20th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Beginner public address
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

Re: Beginner public address

I've used passive speakers for a long, long time. If I had to do it again, I'd get actives. Why? 1) If my power amp goes out, the gig is gone. If you have active speakers, and one goes, you can limp through the evening on the other 2) The amp eq is probably tuned to the cabinet (if the designers did...
by notes_norton
December 18th, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: effect of music teory on modern music
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: effect of music teory on modern music

Learning music theory will make you a better musician for every and any kind of music - period.

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by notes_norton
December 18th, 2014, 4:05 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Bad gear?
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Bad gear?

No other problems. If you don't have to 'eat the mic' it's a very nice vocal mic, it has a little EQ in it that helps. I'm in a duo, so the main speakers are usually close to the mic. That results in feedback if the mic is too hot. The cure is to turn the mic down, and that means get closer. Often m...
by notes_norton
December 17th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Bad gear?
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Bad gear?

Personally, I'm not fond of the SM58 at all. I mainly work where feedback could be a problem, and that means lower volume on the mic and putting your face close to the grill. SM58s are fine microphones, if you don't get too close, then they get that dreaded proximity effect that sounds like boomy mu...
by notes_norton
December 16th, 2014, 8:53 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Set list?
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Re: Set list?

People mostly want to hear memories, so I find it best to play mostly covers. IMHO Sprinkle some originals in the middle of the sets, never open or close with an original, until you see the reaction. If you play the same place a lot, or if you develop a regular following, the regular people will war...
by notes_norton
December 16th, 2014, 8:48 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Bad gear?
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Bad gear?

If you are going to gig, you need to have an appropriate PA set for the venues that you plan to perform in. A common problem with vocals can be too much FX, especially reverb and echo. I've heard that more times than I can count. Proper breathing (from the diaphragm and not the chest) and breath sup...
by notes_norton
December 11th, 2014, 8:31 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Set list?
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Re: Set list?

I don't do set lists because my ESP doesn't work that well. I call the songs as I feel the audience needs them. I look at their dress, hair styles, age, attitude and call the first song of the evening. I watch how they react to that, and use that to call the next. Like I said, my ESP doesn't work th...
by notes_norton
December 5th, 2014, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: strumming without plectrum
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: strumming without plectrum

There is a Jeff Beck Video "Live At Ronnie Scotts" that displays what you can do with an electric guitar and no pick. I've been playing music all my life, and as predominantly a sax player who was in bands that almost made the big time I've had the opportunity to play with some of the best guitar pl...
by notes_norton
December 5th, 2014, 3:19 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Which of these 2 guitars is the right choice?
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Which of these 2 guitars is the right choice?

I agree with Alan. The difference between the P90 and Humbucker pickups is something you have to hear for yourself. I'm also a fan of supporting your local Ma & Pa music store. You might pay a bit more for the guitar (usually not much and sometimes even less) and you get extra services for your mone...
by notes_norton
November 23rd, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Buying First Guitar for my girlfriend
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Re: Buying First Guitar for my girlfriend

For the surprise, you can always make her a personalized gift certificate from you. Make it big and wrap it up in a box. Wrap that box up in a bigger box, and wrap that one up in an even bigger one. I too think it's important that it fits her hands and body comfortably. I did that with my wife and s...
by notes_norton
November 21st, 2014, 9:35 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What type of music do you play?
Replies: 25
Views: 6200

Re: What type of music do you play?

Let me add from my experience that learning to both appreciate and play different kinds of music will more than likely help you play better in your chosen field. Many of the country music stars and session players in Nashville are quite accomplished jazz musicians as well as excellent Nashville-Pop ...
by notes_norton
November 19th, 2014, 6:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What type of music do you play?
Replies: 25
Views: 6200

Re: What type of music do you play?

Rock n Roll, Disco, Big Band Swing, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Country & Western, Mambo, Merengue, Samba, Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Beach Music, Motown, Classic Oldies, Doo Wop, New Age, Hip Hop, Bubble Gum, Broadway, and one Opera Song I play music for a living and that means whatever I think will please m...
by notes_norton
October 19th, 2014, 10:44 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Using a full hollowbody
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: Using a full hollowbody

That's a beautiful guitar - and I too love P90 pickups. But there really is no way I know of to tell if you are going to get feedback or not without trying it. I have a Gibson ES-330 and an Epiphone Casino and never got any feedback, but I don't play that loud and use an amp-sim through the PA set -...