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May
10
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
I recently bought the RB3 guitar - cost, including the required MIDA adapter, was $300. The guitar came setup to spec and is decent. One thing I don't like is the notched frets which make bends annoying. The notches divide the frets into zones and that's how the game picks up where your fingers are. The game is a decent way to learn songs visually. The built in tutorials are pretty good so far. I've worked on a couple of songs in expert pro mode - it really does feel like playing. I don't like that you have to engage a string damper to get the most accurate strum detection.
May
5
comment Links and tips for Learning and using scales
Awesome answer. The quality of some of the answers here amazes me. Do you write for a living, Faza?
May
2
comment How do I hold the electric guitar?
Are you standing or sitting? I found when I sat playing the electric I had a tendency to slouch over the guitar causing pain under my right shoulder blade. I've started playing standing up more and being more conscious of not slouching when I do sit. I also sit on a stool now instead of a chair.
Apr
26
comment How to Calibrate / Setup an Electric Guitar?
I bought this book and found it to be a great resource.
Apr
23
comment My fingers ache after practice. What can I do about it?
@Bad Horse, high action means the distance between the string and the frets is higher than necessary to prevent fret buzz
Apr
18
comment Proper maintenance for classic guitars?
I've never heard of a plastic fretboard (except on a rock band controller type guitar).
Apr
7
comment Why is my neck pickup quieter when playing with both pickups?
I have this same guitar and I've had to fix my pickup switch twice. It would only play the neck pickup when in the middle position. I corrected this by bending the little contact so that it would not shut off the bridge pick up.
Apr
6
comment Tips playing F barre chord
I don't know if it's just my guitar, but I find playing the first fret barre chords more tiring than say the 5th fret. So you may want to practice your barre chords higher up on the neck at first.
Apr
2
comment How do I play the intro riff from Collective Soul's song Heavy?
That intro is killer. I hope you get a good answer.
Apr
2
comment How can I get a sound similar to Shine by Collective Soul?
I just realized that drop C# would really suck. Hehe. That's just the way I've thought of that tuning in my head but it's really not accurate.
Apr
2
comment How can I get a sound similar to Shine by Collective Soul?
It's drop C# tuning. What's a SansAmp? -- I googled it -- yet another pedal to buy!! :)
Mar
31
comment Should I learn to read standard notation?
83, not 82 or 84 :)
Mar
12
comment Need Help in Starting to Learn Guitars?
This is so true. When I was a kid, my dad insisted on buying me an expensive acoustic and all I ever really wanted to play was electric. I played for a year or so and got decent as a beginner. Now, 30 years later, I finally have the electric I wanted and am really enjoying playing again.
Mar
11
comment How does scale length affect my playing?
That has to be one of the best, most well-thought-out answers I've ever seen. If that was an English paper, I'd give you an A+.
Feb
24
comment using multiple stereo effects
Man, you have high standards for your pictures. They aren't "poorly drawn" at all, lol.
Feb
24
comment “one finger per fret” - is it worth following this rule?
That Paul Gilbert video is awesome!
Feb
24
comment The “right” way to use my pinky.
I have trouble fitting all three of my fingers if I try to use the individual fretting technique. However, I don't use my pinky but my ring finger.
Feb
9
comment My guitar goes out of tune at a higher pitch rather than lower, is that normal?
When the humidity goes down (I live in Houston, so it can go down alot) all of my strings will be sharp.
Feb
8
comment Can Playing Cause Back Pain In Right Shoulder Blade?
Thanks for the link -- I'll have to give some different sitting positions a try. I definitely hunch over which is something I need to change.