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Post by lord_ariez » March 2nd, 2005, 11:27 am

Welcome All!!!

I found GN a few monthes ago and using the great lessons and theory excercises here I have accually learned more in 3 monthes than in the last 3 years! GN has given me a new love for my guitars and nowadays I play for at least a few hours a day! Hopefully everyone can gain the same kind of 'advantage' as I have! I guess a bit about myself now....

I'm 20, live in Saskatoon SK.
When I was 14 I always listened to my brother play around on his electric, he was always playing Metallica and I loved the sound of that guitar cranked with some massive overdrive! I received my first guitar at 15, a 'mini' acoustic that I played around with for about 4 monthes.... untill it got destroyed when the bassment of my house flooded. I bought my first Stage electric with my 16th britday money. Played with that for a few years on and off. It was about 2 and a half years ago I started to get my 'real' love for the guitar. I started playing non-stop and for christmas my family all pooled together and bought me a very nice Aria 12 string.... Have been playing on that and the ESP electric I recently bought up untill now. If anyone wants to know more, my msn, email, and icq adress are in my profile. Would love to hear from anyone who plays!
'You and I in a little toy shop, bought a bag of balloons with the money we got"

feel free to talk with me on msn at lord_ariez@hotmail.com..... no icq anymore

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Post by Navydoc1 » March 2nd, 2005, 2:04 pm

I am making a very concerted effort to actually learn the notes on the guitar and reading music. I have made good progress in the last 6 weeks and feel I know more about the guitar than I ever had in the past. I found this site while looking for some info on a song that David Hodges had done. I am now working on those lessons, some from my Hal Leonard book, Nick's articles on reading the fret board (thanks), and trying to understand what scales are.

Hay John,

I think leaning to actually read music is better then relying on only on tab. The problem with tab, as you know, is tab music only shows the notes and no rhythm or time signature. You have to have a recorded copy of the song you are trying to play or be very familiar with it so you know how the rhythm is suppose to go. I have seen some tab use standard type of notation on a tab chart for example using quarter notes, and half notes. It seems to me if one can follow this type of tablature then making the leap to actually reading standard notation shouldn't be that difficult.

Your right I also enjoy the articles by Nick. I especially liked the topic on how to practice properly as well as learning the fret board. Good luck on your music studies


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Post by 300m » March 3rd, 2005, 4:33 am

I think leaning to actually read music is better then relying on only on tab. The problem with tab, as you know, is tab music only shows the notes and no rhythm or time signature. You have to have a recorded copy of the song you are trying to play or be very familiar with it so you know how the rhythm is suppose to go. I have seen some tab use standard type of notation on a tab chart for example using quarter notes, and half notes. It seems to me if one can follow this type of tablature then making the leap to actually reading standard notation shouldn't be that difficult.
Dave, thanks. It is a bit of a strech for me right now as all I ever knew was tabs or someone showing me what to play. Now things are getting better at understanding what is going on. My first few times through is mainly an excersise on learning what each note is, ie learning where on the fretboard I should play. Then I try to concentrate on the rhythm of the song. Your right though, knowing the signature and the beat sure helps you learn a song vs just the tab.
Your right I also enjoy the articles by Nick. I especially liked the topic on how to practice properly as well as learning the fret board. Good luck on your music studies
I am working on his fretboard memory #1 right now. Still trying to learn the notes. I wish I could get all the pratice time in the evening. I do manage to get 1 hr min with closer to 1.5 hrs of playing. But once my daughter goes to bed, I turn the amp off, clean the guitar and try to review what I acomplished that day and look at some stuff for the next session.

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Post by Elecktrablue » March 3rd, 2005, 9:44 am

300m wrote:Hello everyone, I been lurking for ~ a month and decided I should introduce myself. I am 50 (today),
Happy Belated Birthday 300m! Mine is March 13 and I'm just a year behind you, I'll be turning 49 :cry: :cry: Nice to meet a fellow Pisces! And I "lurked" here for about a year and a half before I even started participating in the forums! What a dolt I was! Well, they say "Wisdom comes with age"...........just wish mine would hurry up and get here before I run out of the "age" part!

OH! And welcome to GuitarNoise!
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Post by 300m » March 4th, 2005, 4:34 am

Electrablue, thanks! I do not even feel 50 :) Of course I have a daughter that will be 9 on the 15th, another pisces. Her birthday gift came last night and we went and picked it up. Squire mini strat, she was all smiles :D . I already let her have the guitar. We also got her a music book & stand, pink of course, guitar stand and my 15W masrshall. She was just strumming away last night and singing. :D 8) :lol: The wife and I were all smiles. I agree with you on the wisdom part. The older I get the more I realize I do not know!
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Post by Elecktrablue » March 4th, 2005, 9:27 am

300m wrote: We also got her a music book & stand, pink of course,
Then you've GOT to let her check out my pink 12-string............ :D
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Post by art&lutherie » March 4th, 2005, 3:49 pm

Elecktrablue wrote:
300m wrote: We also got her a music book & stand, pink of course,
Then you've GOT to let her check out my pink 12-string............ :D
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Is that a Daisy Rock Venus? I love that thing just wish it came in more manly colors!
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Post by 300m » March 5th, 2005, 3:36 am

Electrablue,
Yes we do like that one! "Daddy, can I have one of those...when I get older?" :D That is nice one, she like the looks of the blue/teal one also. Here mini strat is red, they only come black and red. She had good eye as she like a lt blue US stat in the store.
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Post by Elecktrablue » March 5th, 2005, 9:41 am

art&lutherie wrote: Is that a Daisy Rock Venus? I love that thing just wish it came in more manly colors!
Close! But no cigar! It IS a Daisy Rock (which a lot of people don't realize is actually a branch of Schecter), but it is the Retro-H model....... it also comes in pearl white and sparkle blue! The pink one, though, is the only Retro-H that comes with the estrogen symbol at the 12th fret. The blue and white ones just have "daisy dots". It's a WONDERFUL guitar!
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Post by Elecktrablue » March 5th, 2005, 9:55 am

300m wrote:Electrablue,
Yes we do like that one! "Daddy, can I have one of those...when I get older?" :D That is nice one, she like the looks of the blue/teal one also. Here mini strat is red, they only come black and red. She had good eye as she like a lt blue US stat in the store.
Obviously she has good taste in guitars already! That blue one is a Washburn, also a great guitar, but a six-string. Y'all ought to check out http://www.daisyrock.com sometime. I just tried, though, and their site seems to be down for some reason this morning. I guarantee that once she sees their inventory......... she'll be "Daddy, can I?" until Daddy gives in!!!! :D
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Post by chuckie » March 6th, 2005, 12:17 pm

300m wrote:Your right though, knowing the signature and the beat sure helps you learn a song vs just the tab.

I am working on his fretboard memory #1 right now. Still trying to learn the notes. I wish I could get all the pratice time in the evening.
How right you are. You really do understand a song more when you know the signature, beat and learn it in standard notation. I just started learning the fretboard and learning to read music. I've also started using a metronome, and I wish I had learnt the things that I am learning now before I even started trying to play songs on my axe. It's so hard unlearning the bad habits that I had before and playing the correct way.

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Post by Navydoc1 » March 6th, 2005, 12:36 pm

I just started learning the fretboard and learning to read music. I've also started using a metronome, and I wish I had learnt the things that I am learning now before I even started trying to play songs on my axe
The basics of reading music are reletivly simple, however it will get much more complecated as you progress, but so should your music. Good Luck

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Post by 300m » March 7th, 2005, 5:53 am

Elecktrablue wrote: Obviously she has good taste in guitars already! That blue one is a Washburn, also a great guitar, but a six-string. Y'all ought to check out http://www.daisyrock.com sometime. I just tried, though, and their site seems to be down for some reason this morning. I guarantee that once she sees their inventory......... she'll be "Daddy, can I?" until Daddy gives in!!!! :D
I just checked out the site, I will be sure to show here this evening when I get home. The only peoblem being the longer neck on the guitars. She has a problem with the strech on my Ibanez, 25.2" scale so I know these will drive here nuts with a longer neck. However, time with fix that issue with her growth. The choice would be between the butterfly or the pink heart. I will find out tonight. You know I will cave in on that action :) .
What I am trying to teach her now is to use all 3 fingers on a different fret and not just move the first finger down. I am going slow as to not discourage her and when there is a slot open I would like to get her lessons.
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Post by cassie8916 » March 27th, 2005, 6:44 pm

I started playing guitar at 55 and am now 61 and was hired five years years ago to busk in the city of Hamilton Ontario where I live. I only knew three songs and did the same ones over and over. Now know about 100. Have recently tried to learn fingerpicking. will maybe play Dave's Silent Night next christmas. Love to play and now have interested my grand daughter in playing. You're never too late to learn.


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Post by Musenfreund » March 27th, 2005, 7:00 pm

Welcome to the Musical Madhouse!

Yours sounds like a great story. Good to have you here on the forums. It's a good place to hang out when you're not playing.
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