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Apr
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comment Does anyone know a good site to share guitar and bass tabs?
I hadn't used songsterr before, but I tried it and the quality seems consistently better than Ultimate Guitar with fewer unfinished or just incorrect tabs. This is just from a couple of hours of goofing around. But the key thing is you can play it and get a sense of the phrasing. Sure, you probably already knew the song, but the nuances of phrasing are what make or break a lead lick. Thanks, @ryans617 for this recommendation.
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment Acoustic/Electric Guitars
This is a really important point. If you don't have the right EQ then your guitar will sound like a crummy version of an electric guitar. But with an acoustic amp or properly equalized PA, you can get good sound. I tried a bunch of Martins and Taylors and really would have left with one of the least expensive Taylors but I made my fatal mistake: I tried the one in the glass case. Oh, sigh. But if you stay away from the guitars high on the wall or behind glass, I think you could find a Fender, Taylor or even Ovation you'd like. Just save a bit extra for the right amp.
Jan
18
answered What is the best way to learn to play a piece on the guitar?
Dec
2
answered What should I look for in a ukulele amp
Oct
21
answered Recording electric guitar with pc - suggestions to get a great metal sound
Sep
28
awarded  Yearling
Sep
22
answered Comparing aspects of the Boss GT-10 and the POD HD500
Sep
10
answered Should a new band seek every possible opportunity to play or just work towards a few big shows?
May
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answered Using an amp-simulation pedal with a real guitar amp
Mar
6
comment How do you strum an upstroke without striking an unwanted string?
I have to agree with @leftaroundabout -- regardless of the best practice of keeping your thumb centered behind the neck in classical guitar, in popular playing styles -- particularly rock, the thumb is seldom placed there and in fact is used to either mute or fret strings. If the OP is playing in a style that makes such a practice acceptable, then left-hand muting using the thumb should work just fine. On a side-note, If you play the C shape with the third finger muting the 6th string and the fourth finger fretting the C, the problem is solved.
Mar
5
comment Why do unofficial Stratocaster clones have a differently shaped headstock?
Great historical perspective.
Mar
5
answered Why do unofficial Stratocaster clones have a differently shaped headstock?
Mar
2
comment Rhythm guitar techniques for a great Blues/Blues Rock player
I should have said Badge, which has some really cool fill licks (as, of course does Keys to the Highway).
Mar
2
comment Rhythm guitar techniques for a great Blues/Blues Rock player
It would be good to point to specific tabs on Ultimate Guitar that have good rhythm fills, as most tend to be for the leads and either abbreviate or ignore the rhythm. BTW: White Room, by Cream, features Clapton doing fills throughout. Of course, when you have Jack Bruce on bass, the pressure is kind of off :)
Feb
10
answered Electric Guitar | Right hand position
Dec
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answered Dealing with different tunings on stage
Dec
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answered I want to learn my first dire-straits solo, what is a good one to start from?
Nov
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comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
It would be extremely useful to have at least one example of a good example of each effect and, where appropriate, of some combined effects. That way, perhaps people could work backwards from "I want to sound like insert guitarist here.