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(@musenfreund)
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Which icon is the font icon?  I can't seem to get it to work right yet.  

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon


   
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(@violet-s)
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Sue, Hi, I had the problem getting the power chords to sound up on the high frets, esp fret 14 with the pinkie - yesterday I tried playing on my friends guitar and it was so much easier, the strings were closer to the frets - so I just have to go and get a new guitar!! :)


   
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(@musenfreund)
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Sue, Hi, I had the problem getting the power chords to sound up on the high frets, esp fret 14 with the pinkie - yesterday I tried playing on my friends guitar and it was so much easier, the strings were closer to the frets - so I just have to go and get a new guitar!! :)

sounds like a good reason to me!

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
-- John Lennon


   
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(@violet-s)
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yeah, I'm gonna go and lay-by a decent acoustic next week, I've already started browsing ;D


   
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(@trudolfs)
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Late as usual, but (your favorit excuse).

I have also started on the classic Beethoven, and there are some ups and downs. My biggest problem with before you accuse me was to fit the lyrics to the rythm. This was much easier on this one.

By big concern now is to be able to shift chords. Adding a string and a finger has slowed me down considerably. I tend to get back to moving one finger att a time, and slowly. I am also not yet comfortable fretting this high on the board.

I also noted another thing. Moving to the 14th fret with my pinky crashes my hand into the guitar body (which obviously is not a cut-out one). So to reach it I tend to arch the wrist a bit, but it does not feel very comfortable. Is this the right way of doing it?

/zc


   
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(@greybeard)
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Back off topic.
The YABBC tags behind the buttons are, from left to right
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Left justified

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The A with a vertical line appears to have no function:
Set Font

The second line:
[fl ash=200,200]Object created with FlashFlash[/flash]
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  • I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
    Did you know that the word "gullible" is not in any dictionary?
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    (@musenfreund)
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    zc--
    Keep at it.  Eventually you should find yourself sliding this chord shape around the fretboard easily.  Trying holding the shape as you shift.
    And this is much nicer to do on the electric with its cutaways, but you'll manage it nicely on acoustic too as your finger strength develops.  The fingering on the upper frets may be a tad bit awkward until you get used to it.  Just don't let your wrist get too tired or cramped.  No need to risk injury.

    You can also play it down the neck.  Typically it's played up the neck to make the pinky stretch for the boogie a bit easier. Buy you can play the G with the root on the third fret of the sixth string; the C with the root on the third string of the fifth string and the F with the root on the third  fret of the fourth string.  Again, I can't get anything to line up but you'll get the idea.

    -------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------------------------------5------7----
    ---------------------5----7---------------3------3--------
    ----5----7---------3------3-------------------------------
    ---3------3----------------------------------------------
           G                                           c                                      f

    See how that sounds and if it lets you practice this shuffle more comfortably.
    Hey, just checked.  David's got the shuffle on this position too.  His image will be easier to read:

    Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
    -- John Lennon


       
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    (@trudolfs)
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    I noticed an error in the lesson. In this image:

    Isn't the E in the staff one octave to low compared to the TAB (I think the tab is correct, cause it makes most sence of the text).

    An thanks for the tip, Muse, but your tab and the included picture have the same problem, but I get the point anyway.

    I kind of like it when the V is above the IV. Gives more of the melody (and a shorter shuffel).

    And I have also started a subject in the Suggestions forum for the fixed width fonts. Would be good to have that clear. Please use that one, Muse and Greybeard.

    /zc


       
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    (@davidhodge)
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    Spot on, zc!

    That notation should definitely be an octave higher. Sorry about that! More things to correct...   ;)

    Peace


       
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    (@sue-donym)
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    Musenfreund, thanks for the explanation.  I read it a few times, and I think it may be starting to sink in.   I've decided to spend a few minutes on theory every day in addition to my practice.  I know I can figure it out if I wrap my brain around it long enough.

    -off topic-
    Astokes! Yay for new guitars!  I've been visiting music stores off/on for the past 2 months, but my problem is that old stereotype about women....I have no clue what I want.  Every guitar I pick up feels like...just another guitar...nothing special.  I'm being patient in my search for "the ONE".   Let me know which one you get so I can put it on my list of guitars to check out.


       
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    (@musenfreund)
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    8)

    Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
    -- John Lennon


       
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    (@violet-s)
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    Sue, yay, OK!  I have to admit to going into the guitar shop a bit gingerly, maybe partly because, and you'll get a laugh out of this, once I went in and asked for some guitar strings and the guy says:" What brand does your husband use?" lol   My budget's only around US$500, but I'll let you know. (Maybe that's too much for a beginner to spend?)

    best
    Allison


       
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    (@musenfreund)
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    Sue, yay, OK!  I have to admit to going into the guitar shop a bit gingerly, maybe partly because, and you'll get a laugh out of this, once I went in and asked for some guitar strings and the guy says:" What brand does your husband use?" lol   My budget's only around US$500, but I'll let you know. (Maybe that's too much for a beginner to spend?)

    best
    Allison

    I hope you had a good comeback for him!

    Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
    -- John Lennon


       
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    (@violet-s)
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    No, I was in too much shock :-[  starting to stand up and be counted now though!!  


       
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    (@musenfreund)
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    Next time ask him which brand his wife uses on her guitar.  Tell him you'd like to try those.  

    Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
    -- John Lennon


       
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