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answered With which strings would I have an easier time bending/sliding/vibrato on acoustic guitar?
May
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answered How can I effectively secure guitar strings to the tuning pegs?
May
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comment Learning how to be a good rhythm guitarist before becoming a lead guitarist, where to start?
Also, while you can throw chords together in all sorts of ways, be aware that popular music tends to use a few well-worn patterns. Look up "Axis of Awesome" on YouTube and you'll see now many songs are made up of root, fourth fifth and minor sixth.
May
9
comment Learning how to be a good rhythm guitarist before becoming a lead guitarist, where to start?
Barre chords are the shortcut here. Even more to the point, "power". Root and fifth to start. The third gives you major and minor, and eventually you'll get to sevenths and sixths and ninths and thirteenths and diminished and augmented, but if you do the low two strings of barre chords, that'll get you the basics of finding out the chord structure.
May
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answered Learning how to be a good rhythm guitarist before becoming a lead guitarist, where to start?
May
7
comment String configuration on a bass guitar
I was just about to bring up the low-string saddle question. I'd also wonder if the B string would fit through the E string's hole. Otherwise, yeah, it should work.
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Apr
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comment Mute other side of String When Tapping (2-hand tapping style)
It was Greg Howe who sold me on using a scrunchie. He usually plays an orange guitar (about the color of the "Add Comment" button) and has an orange scrunchie, to match.
Apr
11
comment Delay / Distortion pedals for electric violin with bridge sensor (Schertler)?
I'm in agreement with Dr. Mayhem, but want to add: You won't get the U2/Pink Floyd sound with delay on a violin, because your instrument is all about the sustain, but with say a 300-400ms delay, you can approach the big rock, echo off the back of the the arena sound. And, with distortion, few people use as much as you think they do, so start with the pedal set low, then build to what you need, instead of starting with it dimed. Good luck.
Mar
30
revised How are sharps and flats written in the nashville numbering system?
Description talked sharp/flat before the number, and the second example had it after.
Mar
19
comment Lead Guitar : How to get faster
Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.
Mar
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reviewed Approve four-mallets tag wiki excerpt
Mar
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answered seymour duncan phase
Mar
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comment Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
If you don't think my answer is helpful, that's fine. But I don't think either of the people I reference are particularly blues players. My take is my take -- there's no benefit to the pick angle you're trying to develop -- but if you make it work for you, so be it.
Mar
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revised Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
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Mar
10
comment What methods are there to determine when a violin string should be replaced?
Usable for players of other string instruments
Mar
10
comment Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
I don't see parallel as that great an idea, but understand it better than perpendicular. My take still stands. Work on your arm but keep your pick angle.
Mar
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answered Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
Mar
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answered How do you tune your guitar?
Mar
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comment Finding a balance point learning to pick a guitar at a right angle?
Are you talking about pick orientation or arm movement? I'm finding it hard to understand what the question actually is.