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No. It's not practical to manufacture plain nylon strings that are so thick that they could be tuned to the pitches of the three lower strings. Such strings would have to be so thick that they couldn't fit through the bridge holes, would not sit properly over the saddle, couldn't fit over the nut, and couldn't fit into the posts of the tuners. Furthermore ...


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By doing scales in the lower positions. What I also find useful is to not stymie your creativity by only knowing a scale two octaves in one position. Learn an octave of a scale on one two and three strings. For instance two string scale and you go the the next string after the fourth note of the scale and learn to go after the fifth as well. When you have ...


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I'd be inclined to use the same studies, but use position 1 of the C scale, which spans between 7th and 10th frets.The root C is on bottom string, 8th fret. On the lower strings, you'll play exactly the same notes as starting on 5th st, 3rd fret. As much as possible, try to keep your playing within a four finger/ four fret span. Using open strings in some ...


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One way is to use the scales you already know, but shift the fretted notes down one string and up to the 5th fret but use the same open strings as always. C Major Scale (C:V) $6.8 $4.0 $5.7 8 $3.0 $4.7 $2.0 $3.5 You can see from this example that the fifth fret itself is only needed for one note, the upper C. So, the same technique can be applied to ...


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Let me answer the original question: "How do you call guitar technique for playing one instrument, but making it sound like there are at least two guitars?" You call it "good". It is not as much a technique but rather sufficient mastery and control of the instrument in order to execute multiple simultaneous parts or voices with a separate identity. ...


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It is definitely a Travis Picking style as well as Tommy has got a Hemi installed his hands! The guy is just fast as all get out. Here is a link to the tab of his live version of the song: http://www.tabpigs.org/artists/te/classical_gas.pdf . You might be able to study it and work on sections. As for what exercises would be good to practice, I'm not quite ...


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Fanning frets have nothing to do with temperament. It's simply about ergonomics. The close ends of the frets have a smaller guitar scale than the spread ends (the bridge is further up). Fanned frets and standard parallel frets have an equal capacity for alternative temperaments, which is to say none unless you relocate them. There are three means of ...


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Not having to plug in is nice. You'll learn faster if you can pick up the guitar any instant, to play with a TV commercial for instance, and don't need to fiddle with knobs. You can drag your acoustic across the street to jam with a new neighbor. To do that on an electric you'll have to at least bring along a mixer even if they have an amp themselves. ...



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