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 Noff
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I tuned a guitar pretty much spot on using just an A440 reference pitch (the tuning note on a Roland Cube btw). A small triumph to be sure but something I could have never done a year ago when I was a completely tone-deaf beginner.

So fellow GN goers, what goals have you been working on recently?


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(@trguitar)
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I built a man cave to play music in. 8)

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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 cnev
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Just got a 30yd dumpster delivered to the house and cleaned everything out...man I never thought I had so much stuff.

That was a big accomplishment, because I already had a man cave set up just needed a bit more room, and now I'm good to go.

On a more musical note learned a new song Ain't it Fun by Guns N Roses and working on Day of the Eagle Robin Trower.

"It's all about stickin it to the man!"
It's a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll!


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(@big-lar)
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I've been working through the Guitar Noise podcast series - working on my strumming. I'm also taking the things I've learned from those podcasts and started applying them to songs I already know and new ones I'm learning. I really feel like I've made big strides on my strumming. Thanks David! Plus, it has been really great fun!

I can't recommend those podcasts enough.


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(@blueline)
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I never accomplished anything. I'm in a constant state of flux.

  • 1- Purchased new book- Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano
    2- Purchased new book- Guitar Aerobics - Working through that now
    3- Purchased new book- How to use Pro Tools (need to set aside a lifetime of free time to read that one)

  • Wrote a few tunes and put a link to them in Hear Here.

    Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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    (@jackss565)
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    1. Bought a new SG
    2. Fell through stage and broke aformentioned SG

    Not the best start to a week


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    (@unimogbert)
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    Just last night I played Chet Atkins' version of VINCENT all the way thru w/o mistakes at tempo - twice.

    Been working on it for about 8 months.

    Unimogbert
    (indeterminate, er, intermediate fingerstyle acoustic)


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    (@blueline)
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    1. Bought a new SG
    2. Fell through stage and broke aformentioned SG

    Not the best start to a week

    YIKES Sorry to hear that!
    At a minium, you could get a pretty good song out of this!!?? No real consolation, I know. But years from now, you'll be able to laugh about it. (I think)

    Teamwork- A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.


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    (@nicktorres)
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    I got over my fear of performing in public. :D


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    (@jwmartin)
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    On a more musical note learned a new song Ain't it Fun by Guns N Roses

    Just a nit-pick, but Ain't It Fun is by The Dead Boys, G'n'R covered it.

    Bass player for Undercover


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    (@ryler)
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    Just last night I played Chet Atkins' version of VINCENT all the way thru w/o mistakes at tempo - twice.

    Been working on it for about 8 months.
    Wow! That's the kind of thing that inspires me. Congratulations.


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    (@chrisc)
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    I encouraged a friend to pick up her guitar and play it. Apparently, it's been collecting dust for some time.


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    (@six-string-suicide)
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    today i almost tuned my guitar to drop C by ear, it wasn't perfect but i was prettty damn close

    Some people don't like to stop and take a look at the big picture, i make them stop, and i make them look.


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    (@unimogbert)
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    Just last night I played Chet Atkins' version of VINCENT all the way thru w/o mistakes at tempo - twice.

    Been working on it for about 8 months.
    Wow! That's the kind of thing that inspires me. Congratulations.
    Notice that it took 8 months :-) You can do it too. Really. Perfect practice, lots of patience.
    15 minutes a night for 8 months :-) (I've been working on several other things too.)
    I consider myself still an advanced beginner.

    Muriel Anderson sells the music/tablature and you can find Chet playing it on YouTube.

    Unimogbert
    (indeterminate, er, intermediate fingerstyle acoustic)


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    (@alangreen)
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    I got over my fear of performing in public. :D

    You? Nerves? ROTFLMAO

    I got my Classical Guitar Grade 8 earlier this year
    I joined the Essex Guitar Orchestra so I'm getting ensemble experience
    I've done more gigs this year than last year, or any year since 2002 in fact
    I've learned to play 3 and 4-finger rasgueado (flamenco technique - it's not just fanning out your fingers very quickly)

    not a bad year, all round

    A :-)

    "Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
    I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
    Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk


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