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Re: Question About Electric Guitar Alternative Tunings

There are definitely no risks involved in Drop-D tuning (you are backing off on the E string tension).In theory it could damage a guitar to tighten th...

9 years ago
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Re: progressions and modes

The best approach to them is simply to forget you ever heard of them. Yes, I mean that. Just forget they exist, play or compose in major or minor, the...

10 years ago
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Re: The C & B7 Cords ???

Yes, but it's the otherThe difference is that when it has that open low E played you are playing a C chord with a different root note (E instead of C)...

10 years ago
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Re: help with strumming

Read this response from David Hodge. It's in the Theory section even though it should be here.

10 years ago
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Re: What Scale?

A and E are of course closely related. E is the 5th of any A scale and belongs to both A minor (A_BC_D_EF_G_A) and major (A_B_C#D_E_F#G#A) and of cou...

10 years ago
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Re: Where do i start with all this theory?

As you can see, Kingpinjones, you are not getting too many replies to your question.I wonder why that is? In short, it's too big and too vague. There ...

10 years ago
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Re: Harmony and chord progressions

Big question.Well, harmony and music theory really is the same whether you're into prog/metal, jazz or even punk or hip-hop. You just don't necessaril...

10 years ago
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Re: Root notes or tabs for Beatles Blackbird?

I've never played this, but there's a simple chord chart here.To start with, just play one note per chord. It's not a fast tempo song and this will so...

10 years ago
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Re: Is there a modal element to pentatonics?

Well ... the B minor pentatonic (b-d-e-f#-a) (Aeolian) and the D major pentatonic (d-e-f#-a-b) (Ionian) share the same notes with a different key cent...

10 years ago
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Re: Wat key is Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground in?

This is a classic case of "key of A Rock". It's an ambiguous mixture of A major and A minor like a million other rock songs. It's related to A Mixolyd...

11 years ago
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Re: Strumming with plectrums

I'm sure skilled players can strum fast and well with just about anything. Some even use metal picks. I have no issue with that.For myself however, wh...

11 years ago
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Re: Strumming with plectrums

Using a pick can be challenging if you are not used to it. Tips that I give my students include using a very thin pick. This will allow for more fle...

11 years ago
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Re: Modes and chords

Unless you're playing music where the mode has a wider function (like in modal jazz) modes are just scales. Even if you're playing modal jazz, modes ...

11 years ago
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Re: Jack White and cutting three strings off your guitar

I'm sure that sounds lovely, Cat, and also sure that it would make Jack White roll his eyes & go, "Jeez, man, could you miss my point any worse?" ...

11 years ago
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Re: Music Theory

Our member Noteboat, Tom Serb, has written an excellent book on guitar theory for guitarists.You can buy it following links from his website.

11 years ago
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