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mmoncur
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Joined: Sep 5, 2007
Topics: 5 / Replies: 163
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Re: Should a steel- string guitar hurt my fingers after a ye

Try playing really, really quietly.I know that sounds strange - it's your PICKING hand that controls the volume - but when I tried playing quietly for...

13 years ago
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Re: Dots on the Neck?

The simple explanation is that Martin guitars are weird. Or, if you like, unique.My guitar teacher has a Martin and the two dots at the 7th fret drove...

13 years ago
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Re: Chords and Hand Coordination

You've discovered the same thing I did when I started playing guitar. I had to save money for about a month before I could buy my first guitar, and be...

13 years ago
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Re: Why are you a guitarist

I am ashamed to to say my reason for playing is Guitar Hero. I'm not ashamed but my reason is the same. I was a musician for 20 years or so but never...

13 years ago
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Re: bit of effects help wanted please

The riff at 2:07 has a chorus or maybe a phaser on it - it might be an effect that's on more of the guitar part but it comes out more when he plays th...

13 years ago
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Re: Mike Outram - Free Guitar Lessons

Thanks! Mike is clearly insane (and I respect that) and I've already learned quite a bit from reading back through his blog...

13 years ago
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Re: The Evil of Guitar Hero

I bought a real guitar after playing Guitar Hero for a couple of months. Now I've been playing guitar for 2 years and I'm kind of bored of the video g...

13 years ago
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Re: learning multiple songs?

I did the same thing, adding one song every week or so and never mastering them. I think that's OK, each song teaches you a new technique or a new cho...

13 years ago
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Re: Making Stupid Mistakes

When I suddenly can't play the thing I'm "good at" (and this happens almost every day at some point) I change directions and play something I know I'm...

13 years ago
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Re: Practice "guitar" for work?

I have a hofner shorty (they can be found for about $80) and it would be good for something like that. Much better than a shredneck because it's an ac...

13 years ago
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Re: Bent outta shape

What I do for the "Layla" riff is do the bend with three fingers (index on 11, middle on 12, ring on 13 playing the actual note). At the top of the be...

13 years ago
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Re: Removed Strings for 24 hours

For what it's worth, I have a cheap travel electric guitar (one of these) and when I travel I not only remove the strings, I remove the neck from the ...

13 years ago
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Re: How does everyone keep time?

I mostly keep time with my right (strumming) hand. It bobs around to the beat even when it isn't playing anything.I can't tap my foot to the beat to s...

13 years ago
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Re: Removed Strings for 24 hours

You said classical - do you mean a nylon-string guitar? If so, the tension on the strings is low and you probably won't have any trouble at all.Also, ...

13 years ago
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Re: can phrasing be taught??

As for the "note for note" debate --For some reason there are some songs that I want to obsessively learn note for note, and others where I'd rather j...

14 years ago
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