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This TAB notation shows a typical way to play octaves on guitar. As it is not possible to play an octave on adjacent strings (because the stretch would be too big at 7 or 8 frets) an octave is typically played on a pair of strings which have an unplayed string between. This is easy to do fingerstyle, when playing classical guitar, for instance, but is more ...


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If you can learn to play without fret markers, you will have a tremendous advantage over those who have learned to rely on the fret markers. When I first began learning to play guitar I relied on the fret markers to help me find my place on the fretboard. But when I started playing for audiences on dark stages, I recognized the limitations of not being ...


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There are three parts to playing a note. One - press down string onto fret. Two - release pressure and three - take finger off string. Do this really slowly, and you will hear when the problem occurs. It will usually be the last part. Your fingertip will be making the open string vibrate, in one of two ways. Either because it is stuck slightly to the string, ...


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Removing vocals or other tracks from an already mixed and mastered file is very complex and depends on a lot of factors. There's no one size fits all answer because tracks can be mixed in all sorts of ways with many different effects. In the case of Karaoke or Guitar hero, they typically get access to the master tracks and in the case of Karaoke mix it ...


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I often, though not always, find a difference in the quality of sound between new and old strings because of the age of the strings. I usually change them all when one single string breaks, for this reason. Some brands have a different quality of metal, or nylon, but for the most part the quality is consistent across brands. I have a negative opinion of ...


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In your photo, it appears that the saddles have a wedge-shaped top that is angled on one side only, while the other side is straight/flat. Three appear to be angled in one direction (reflecting the light) and three appear to be wedged in the opposite direction (not reflecting the light). If you reverse a saddle like this, you should be able to get some ...


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The pickups in the classic Gibson Firebird are known as "mini-humbuckers". You can buy adapters to replace the full-size humbucker mounting rings used by many guitars, including most SGs, that will allow a mini-humbucker to be used instead. As this just screws to the top of the guitar in place of the previous ring, it's a reversible operation that won't ...


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I'm a flamenco guitar player, so I naturally suggest you try listening to something played by Paco de Lucia, Tomatito or Sabicas and see if it grabs you by the hottanannys as it did me 40 years ago :-)


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Just about any type of music can be played using finger picking arrangements or arpeggio or individual note picking with a plectrum or a combination. Country, folk, bluegrass, rock, blues, all can be played in a manner and style that will allow you to utilize the skills you learned playing classical.


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With a classical guitar with no fret markings, the join of the shoulders with the neck will be precisely at the 12th fret. So you can identify the 5th fret as 1 hand-width past the nut and the 7th fret as 1 hand-with from the 12th-fret join. Practice not even looking at the fret-board while you play. Instead, look at the music, the conductor, the other ...


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A more practical approach If you are searching for a temporary solution to, let's say use the backing tracks for improvising over them without being disturbed by vocals or mid-range buzz, there's some little tricks you can do with audio material in a simple sound-editor without the need of sophisticated and expensive tools. Of course, because of the ...


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First of all, this will only happen when ascending a scale, i.e. when moving to a higher (thinner) string. The reasons for the open string(s) to ring out have been discussed in Tim's answer. In my opinion the best solution to the problem is to mute the string with your left hand index finger. So when the first note on the new string is played with fingers ...


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With a Fender style bridge you just need to loosen one string a little and adjust height and intonation, then retension. To adjust intonation on a one piece (Les Paul style?) bridge you need to loosen a string quite a lot more to allow access to its intonation adjustment at the rear of the bridge. For height adjustment on a one piece bridge you'll need to ...


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Why do you want to take the strings off to do that? Slacken the one specific string you are working on slightly if you are raising the action or adjusting the intonation rearwards; keep compensating for pitch as you adjust. Otherwise it's just repetetive guesswork as to what it will be like once you reassemble it.


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I have had the same type of problem with all of my Les Pauls which have the same type of tune-o-matic bridge and stop tail piece. I recommend that you try the previous answer and turn the saddle in question around and see if that gives you the extra room you need. If that doesn't give that extra room purchase a bridge that is wider and that will give you ...


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Unscrew a saddle so that the screw comes out completely. Turn the saddle through 180 degrees, and replace. It'll give another 2 or 3 mm of adjustment. The intonation looks a little out to me, as B strings are usually longer than the 1st and 3rd.To raise the action, use the two screws at either side of the bridge. Moving saddles tends to change the intonation ...


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this is so simple. Most a/b switches that have one input and two outputs can be used in reverse. Plug your two guitars into the output jacks on the a/b pedal.....then connect the input jack of the pedal to your amplifier. It works exactly the same in reverse.



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