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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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I would add to what Tim said in his solid answer, I would add that you should definitely try to control the humidity if you live in a place with a dry or winter season. A drop in humidity can cause the guitar to crack. For this reason, my preference is actually to use a hard-shell case (soft-shell works too, but not as good at sealing moisture). For my main ...


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Several factors come in here.The strings can stay tight, in tune. The neck will be used to that.On the floor is not good, as it may get trodden on, something dropped on it, scratched , etc.The room it is kept in should not have any great temperature or humidity changes. If it's got the sun shining hard on it for several hours a day, it may fade, and will ...


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Adding to Dom's answer,yes, there will be more efficiency in changing chords, using barre chords. In a piece with quite a few changes, it's often possible to move from any chord to the next by moving two frets maximum, sometimes one fret, and even no frets at all.Take a simple 3 chord song in A. Play A on the 5th fret barre, with an 'E' shape. Same barre ...


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Yes, if you move a barre chord to a different fret it becomes a different chord. The one you have used to get the F chord sounds like the E-shaped barre chord. There are a total of 5 different barre chord shapes and they are all based on the open shapes of chords. As you can see in the picture above, these are the 5 open chords and thus each can be ...


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I can tell you what I did .. Before I started learning, I found that I liked the Rolling Stones, Dire Straits (they were v popular at the time) and Jimi Hendrix, among other types of music. It was around 1984. I learnt guitar riffs.. Under My thumb (Stones), Machine Gun (Hendrix), Whole Lotta Love (Led Zep) - these tunes stand out in my memory of learning ...


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I also learned from the scratch and everything I know about the guitar I know from the internet. The things I used: Guitar Pro (version 5.2) it's a cool application. You can use it to read notes, create compositions and learn how to play many things created by other people in this app. You can download it for free. http://ultimate-guitar.com it's a website ...


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If anyone is familiar with Kevin Cadogan and his work on the debut self-titled album by Third Eye Blind, then you know that half of those songs are in alternate tunings (at least 3 variations of open d suspended, as well as tuning to different hz, i.e. semi charmed life is in A448 to sound brighter). Kevin recorded most of those guitar tracks with his ...


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It is known as a pick slide or pick scrape and it is used most often in punk and rock. Read this article for information on what is is. The second article is the forum on proper execution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick_slide http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/archive/index.php?t-616306.html



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