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You might also consider using cheap hide glue for this project, namely supermarket unflavored gelatin. Frets.com has instructions for using it. You can buy a box for about $1 that will give you three packets and you'll use, at most, half a packet for this job. The hard part w/ hide glue is keeping it warm while applying it--do your work in the warmest ...


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I do understand your dilemma. I had a similar situation and continued to play the guitar while thinking about how to reinforce the bridge (used silk and steel strings and tuned it a step flat). Before I got around to taking action to prevent it, the bridge completely detached. Obviously the best way to correct your problem is to remove the bridge and ...


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My name is Bruce Rubin of Rubinsguitars.com The soundboard grading system is based on cosmetic appearance and closeness of the grain. When a well-crafted soundboard is produced by a skilled maker, He will balance that specific top to resonate based on the characteristics of that specific piece of wood. My experience has shown me cosmetic appearance has ...


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Some short wood screws work if you want a cheap" NOW" fix. I wouldn't suggest it for expense guitars but, without removing string and the bridge it's reliable. Two screws on the left and right sides of the bridge,in the" tapered wings" that extend out words. Pre drilling pilot holes slightly smaller than your screws will keep from splitting issues.


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Further to the two excellent answers already here.In 4/4 time, the basic strum is down, down, down, down. This represents the 4 beats per bar. In between, the strumming hand comes up. That gives potentially another four strums- upstrums. So, there are now 8 strums available per bar. Given that you can do everything from all 8 strums to ony one per bar, with ...


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As a starting place, a typical pattern that I always teach every student is: DOWN MISS DOWN UP MISS UP DOWN MISS The misses are also up and down so that the first miss of the strings in this pattern is an up swing of the arm where you do not play the strings. The second miss is a down and the third is an up. Sometimes this is expanded to: down miss ...


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Welcome to Music: Practice and Theory Stack Exchange. Your question is one I get often from folks in the beginning stages of learning to play guitar. You are absolutely correct in stating that knowing just the chords is not sufficient information to play the song in an authentic manner. The guitar (especially if played as a solo instrument) is a rhythm ...


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Many folks keep some of their collectible guitars in display cases or guitar cabinets that may have a glass front to allow viewing of the instrument. However these cases should have a built in humidity control system as it is vitally important to maintain the proper level of relative humidity for your guitars. When storing guitars, one of the most ...


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Unless you are building a sealed case like a humidor, the construction material matters very little. All you should concern yourself with is whether the structure can support the weight of your guitars (and then some). Environmental considerations are addressed in this answer.


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When getting close to the right pitch leave the stings for a minute before tightening. As tension increases, adjust tuning slower. Don't pick while turning up on new strings. Check tuning, mute, adjust, repeat.


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For less experienced player, it may be difficult to judge if the string sounds lower or higher than required. The guitar book I used long time ago recommended first to adjust the tone clearly too low first and then gradually increase the tension. I followed these instructions and, indeed, it never happened for me to break a string.


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I feel your pain. This used to happen to me all the time when I started on the guitar. My problem was, even though I was using an electronic tuner / piano / pitch pipe for reference, I couldn't tell that I was way above the correct pitch - exactly what Meaningful says. What helped me, besides just getting a better ear so I knew if I was around the correct ...


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I think you should invest in an electronic tuner which tells you if you should put it lower or higher right on the screen. The same thing happened to me when I was a beginner on the guitar. The phobia always comes back when I tune the strings, but now that my ears know the right tone it's easy as cake. Just keep practicing and try to get an electronic ...


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Meaningful's answer is correct. Trouble with a lot of tuning sites, and tuners for that matter, they will identify a note by name, rather than by actual pitch. This can mess up beginners. The old fashioned (and tried and tested) method of 5th fret against the next string is a good, slower (maybe), but safer way to do it. You need to know about it, anyway, ...


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It sounds like you are going over the intended pitch of the string, and end up aiming for an octave higher. This will break the string. If you are sure the pitch is correct and the string still breaks, there might be something on your guitar that needs adjusting. Since it's an acoustic guitar this sounds less likely, since the saddles aren't of metal ...



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