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Apr
16
comment Positioning pinky while playing guitar
(I'm not correcting you, just thought people who run into this thread looking for info on whether to plant should know about the other side too.)
Apr
16
comment Positioning pinky while playing guitar
One thing about pinky planting. As you say, many players do it, but surprisingly there's an 80%+ consensus in the fingerstyle and classical world that it's a bad habit. (Google "guitar anchoring" and you'll find pages and pages of savage opposition in fingerstyle forums and Reddit threads.) It limits your right hand dramatically, and most players find it surprisingly easy to steady from the forearm. The opposition is so intense that it sometimes spills over into the pick style world, where anchoring does make some sense, because you're constantly adjusting your distance over the strings.
Apr
15
answered Positioning pinky while playing guitar
Mar
31
revised Tonality and Rules
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revised Tonality and Rules
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Mar
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answered Tonality and Rules
Mar
29
answered Chord with no match to the tones in the song
Mar
28
comment How do you figure out a chords name?
That's pretty much exactly right. I detail the process a bit more in my answer. There are also smaller patterns covering 2-4 strings that you can think of as the building blocks for the CAGED forms, which I think is what Robert is talking about, but most people start with CAGED.
Mar
28
comment electric guitar, no noise for family
Yep, most modern amps will have a headphone output. Modelling digital amps are probably the best choice here.because the speaker cone is not a key part of the sound, e.g. the Roland Micro Cube or VOX MINI3 G2 .There are also various ways to play through your computer; on Mac you can just plug in directly and use the built in amp simulators in GarageBand. I'm sure you can just Google "guitar with headphones" and get lots of good info.
Mar
27
comment How do you figure out a chords name?
It's right in that the chord would still be called Bm7 (or maybe Bm7/A), but it just sounds funny to me. You rarely hear a 7 on the bottom in popular music, plus the A and B are only a whole tone apart, and close intervals tend to sound muddy toward the bottom of the guitar's range.
Mar
27
answered Why do I feel like I sound really bad when I'm playing Guitar?
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revised How do you figure out a chords name?
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answered How do you figure out a chords name?
Mar
6
revised Why does most “Country” Music use mostly major and minor plain simple chords?
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Mar
6
comment Why does most “Country” Music use mostly major and minor plain simple chords?
Also check out Tony Rice's beautifully angular take on Wayfaring Stranger for some very tasty chords in a country/bluegrass setting.
Mar
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answered Why does most “Country” Music use mostly major and minor plain simple chords?
Feb
28
answered Thumb position when soloing (or performing scales) on electric guitar
Feb
26
revised When using strict alternate picking, is it OK to play a downstroke twice in order to start a new phrase on a downstroke?
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