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A chord typically consists of 3 notes: so theoretically you only need 3 fingers (and three strings) to play a chord. But most guitars have 6 strings, so other chord notes are played twice on multiple strings. It will probably not be possible for you to learn to play guitar the most common way. I would suggest to learn how you can decompose chords into ...


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I think a simple solution would be to switch hands. Take a left handed guitar* and play like that. The two webbed fingers won't be an issue if you use them to hold a pick. If you've never learned guitar before, it would be easier to learn to play a left handed guitar. If you had gotten used to playing the guitar, changing to a left handed guitar would be a ...


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For a steel-string or nylon-string flat-top acoustic guitar, or for an archtop guitar, laminated back and sides are not necessarily a bad thing. Many luthiers and many players prefer laminated back and sides, noting that they create a more rigid, durable, stronger construction. In contrast, solid-wood back and sides are more delicate; they may crack over ...


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I am familiar with quilted, tiger striped (aka fiddle-back), and birdseye. These may be found in maple; I don't know what figure varieties exist in ash. Yes, any veneer is a laminate. Solid is a marvelous marketing word. Solid wood can be a laminate, like plywood. I would not expect a glued laminate to be the optimal choice for an acoustic soundboard. For ...


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Figured wood is wood with grain that is not straight, that has been cut along the grain to reveal pretty patterns. Think of walnut furniture (or just look at the photograph of the Takemine guitar). Figured wood is often used as a veneer (for woodwork in general, not just musical instruments) because it makes less wood go further; using cheaper less visually ...


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I suspect this may not be the answer you were hoping for, but here it is. Based on your question, I am going to assume that you are still learning some techniques and that you have not yet reached a level of advanced proficiency at the guitar, and that you are not an otherwise advanced player who is struggling with one specific technique. Please let me know ...


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I had the same problem on an electro-acoustic, but that was after I'd taken the saddle off. The solution was to bed it down properly on the bridge, as the pup needs to have very good physical contact with the saddle. Gentle tapping was the order of the day, till I heard that the string was being picked up.


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Depending which version of Fruity Loops you are using, there may be no need to look up the chords yourself. Here is a nice tutorial on how to use the chord tool that is built right in to FL Studio. If you are only seeing piano keys instead of the letter names of the notes, try hitting the M key while you are in the Piano Roll view and it should switch.


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Good sites and great suggestions especially in the second link. Give them a try. But always stay under the limit and don't go beyond such that you end up breaking your precious fingers. For practicing on the guitar I would suggest following finger exercises (while playing): Using fingers 1 and 2: $6 1 3 $5 1 3 $4 1 3 $3 1 3 $2 1 3 $1 1 3 and back ...


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Just FYI, Thom Yorke plays both a Martin 000-18 and a Gibson Hummingbird, which is a square shouldered dreadnaught, in concert.



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