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Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
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comment Problems tuning an old Egmond acoustic with floating bridge
can you post a couple of photos online? We can link them into your post. Ideally one from your eyeline when playing the guitar, one looking down on the front of the guitar, and one from behind the bridge, so we can more easily see the problem
Apr
12
comment How is this B flat guitar chord physically possible?
Darren - I always assume an X here would mean 'don't play' not 'mute'
Apr
11
comment Do song lyrics need to be complicated and have hidden meaning?
Totally agree! One of our songs has verses that are simply about writing verses of a song, and choruses made up of random words...then the lot translated into German via Japanese through Google translate. Sounds great. Means nothing. Audiences love it! youtube.com/watch?v=C1ySudzIZGA
Apr
11
answered Forcing a slide between different chord shapes
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
2
revised Barre chords kill my thumb!
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Apr
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awarded  Taxonomist
Mar
30
answered What is the impact of overlooking learning scales?
Mar
30
comment How can I produce any melody on my guitar as effortlessly as I do with my voice?
still upvoted you though, as it's a good answer :-)
Mar
30
comment How can I produce any melody on my guitar as effortlessly as I do with my voice?
interestingly, I have exactly the opposite view on this - as I learned violin, then guitar way before piano, I find it obvious where notes are going to be on stringed instruments, but really difficult on a piano, with its odd key spacings etc. Even on my guitars with odd tunings, I find a third or a fifth a simple visualisation.
Mar
29
comment How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?
American metal type pedals are often based around a simple pair of opposed diodes, which basically gives you a square wave output with very sharp edges. Tailor that with a low pass filter to take off the harshest harmonics and you can get a really smooth clean distortion.
Mar
29
answered How to obtain a Clean yet Distorted guitar sound?
Mar
26
awarded  Outspoken
Mar
23
comment Looking at the fretboard is ruining my stage presence
Have a read of this question for a perspective on why it really doesn't ruin stage presence! music.stackexchange.com/q/1446/104
Mar
23
comment What should I practice before getting into the chords
Rajeev - mastering 3 chords may be one day, or it may be weeks. Don't worry about that - everyone is different. As regards getting into chords, often chords are the first thing people learn.
Mar
20
answered How robustly can I treat my tremolo?
Mar
20
revised Why can't I tune my Floyd Rose Tremelo?
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Mar
20
comment Why can't I tune my Floyd Rose Tremelo?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Mar
20
revised Why can't I tune my Floyd Rose Tremelo?
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