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Dec
23
comment What are the feelings & emotions behind chords?
+1 as well. as someone who went to art school, not music school: if someone sits there with a list and says "green means jealosy" and "triangles make you feel grounded" they are BULLSHITTING YOU find another teacher.
Dec
21
comment Using Amplitube for iPad on stage
yes, I meant the simulated effects chain. However I probably would put the external effects BEFORE the ipad in the chain since the ipad in OP's situation is running an amp (and cabinet) simulator. Of course, whatever sounds the best.
Dec
20
answered Using Amplitube for iPad on stage
Dec
16
comment Does following “musical forms” suppress “creativity”?
You shouldn't forget that beauty is not the sole possible outcome of a work of art. As slim pointed out in twinkle little star, "unsatisfying" may not be what the listener wants, but it might be your intention. Your intention is how you measure success. Of course, the listener has no idea what your intention is, so they will judge it based upon personal interest which is completely out of your hands.
Dec
16
comment Rhythm guitar techniques for a great Blues/Blues Rock player
Hendrix really played rhythm in his head, and his actual playing is an endless fill. He also played every song he knew (whether it was his or not) as fill for every other song. For hey joe, try learning the basic structure for remember and then morph it a little and apply it to hey joe. I've simplified it, but this is really the key to his playfulness and confidence in playing.
Dec
16
comment Rhythm guitar techniques for a great Blues/Blues Rock player
beware of tabs however: they are often wrong. One thing one often fails to get from a tab is how the notes are fingered. More often than not, the tab looks like some crazy mess, when it's really just an A-A7-Am and the guitarist miffed a note in his haste.
Dec
13
comment What scales are suitable for funk? Is there a funk scale?
@5StringRyan: Hey, the getup/get down debate is serious business (see: theonion.com/articles/… )
Dec
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Dec
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Nov
23
comment Free resource for pitch correction on a whole track?
While I agree completely with slim that this is an OCD issue, not an ear issue, the fact remains that the OP wants a solution.
Nov
22
comment Manufacturer claims guitar's sound will improve the more I play it. Is that true?
I am actually one of those people who thinks new strings sound awful. So yes, after a while, your strings will oxidize and become unspeakably dirty, mellowing the sound as well. Two other people agree with me ;)
Nov
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Nov
16
comment Does Acoustic Blues Guitar Require Use of a Thumb Pick?
Reverted. I didn't mean bass note, because the actual note is not relevant. This can be done at the 23rd fret with the B and high e strings
Nov
16
revised Does Acoustic Blues Guitar Require Use of a Thumb Pick?
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Nov
16
comment Does Acoustic Blues Guitar Require Use of a Thumb Pick?
I hold my pick between my thumb and index finger. Everyone else I know who plays also does this, as well as every single guitarist with a pick I have ever seen in a video etc. As far as top note, I mean "top" as in "above" with respect to gravity.
Nov
16
answered Does Acoustic Blues Guitar Require Use of a Thumb Pick?
Nov
11
comment Is it possible for a left hander to learn guitar right handed?
it is funny that I never thought about this, but the left hand for a right-handed guitar player is actually doing a lot of the hardest bits (at least for rock music).
Nov
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comment How can I get that flanger effect from “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters?
I would add that there is a volume control as well: either someone manually fading the volume, or something automagical such as an envelope or an input level modifier. This would allow it to be super quiet (off) until a note is struck which triggers a volume change with a slow rolloff
Nov
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answered Guitar for super-small hands?
Oct
20
comment Why tune the guitar other than standard?
For some reason, there has been no mention of folk and blues here: richie haven (woodstock) played an open D tuning, and slide guitar is quite often open A or Am. The trick here is that the chord can be played with a full barre and merely slid up or down the fret board. One reason is naivete without the benefit of lessons, another is ease of use.