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Product Manager by day, Cook and Guitarist by night.


Apr
15
comment how I must put my fingers for this tablature?
-1. Why would you use your 3rd finger for the 10th fret when using your 1st for the 9th. That makes no sense at all. You're cramming your 2nd finger out of the way and introducing an unnecessary stretch between 3rd and 4th finger. I hope you misread the tab.
Apr
15
answered how I must put my fingers for this tablature?
Apr
12
comment new strings always relaxing. how do I speed up this process?
I do not think this is a duplicate. While the answer is covered in a different question, the question itself is different. The question linked above already assumes the answer to this question. A new user searching for this question would not find the link above. And if they did, they wouldn't necessarily realize that it was their answer.
Apr
12
comment What to check when buying a new guitar?
@leonine, personally, in that price range, I'd get a Vox amp and a PRS se guitar. That's a little over your budget (Total $650 - $800), but would be a very nice set up that could grow with you for 5-6 years.
Apr
12
comment What to check when buying a new guitar?
@leonine, Yes, it really does warrant a separate question. It's generally encouraged here to split up multi-part questions in to individual questions so that each can get a definitive answer and in order to help people searching in the future.
Apr
11
comment What to check when buying a new guitar?
I think the line 6 is one of the worst "clean" sounds I've ever heard on an amp. It's terrible. The distortion is passable for the price. But I think it's totally worth spending a little more and getting a Vox that will last you for a lot longer.
Apr
11
comment What to check when buying a new guitar?
-1 because I hate the Line 6 stuff and I think intonation and action aren't relevant as those are fixable issues. The rest of the advice is right on target though.
Apr
11
answered What to check when buying a new guitar?
Apr
11
answered What's the right way to hold a pick?
Mar
31
comment Becoming a good guitar teacher
I think that depends greatly on the age of the student. Once they're older than 15, you are absolutely right. Also, to have good technique requires a reasonable degree of proficiency. But my wife teaches 60 students a week on three instruments. On her primary instrument she's very, very good, but on her 2nd and 3rd instrument she teaches some kids that are technically better than her. She can do that because she's got all the other aspects you mention in spades and has been teaching for 14 years.
Mar
28
comment Playing The Strokes - Heart in a Cage intro - what's the best technique?
@eagerMoose, I'm afraid not. You'll just have to practice to get your speed up.
Mar
28
comment Becoming a good guitar teacher
+1. Although, I'm not sure playing ability is actually that important. What is important is that you are better than your students and that your technique is correct. As long as you are better than your student, you'll be fine, but it's important that you teach the right form.
Mar
28
answered Playing The Strokes - Heart in a Cage intro - what's the best technique?
Mar
18
comment Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
Adding to Miles' wisdom, I have my students sing what they're playing. This really helps internalize the connection between thought and fingers. Eventually, I make them sing a phrase while playing 'air' guitar and then play the phrase verbatim on their guitar. Once you've done this for a while, you can play anything you can think, which I often find to be more melodic than how my fingers tend to stroll when left to their own devices.
Mar
4
asked Will hanging a guitar by its headstock damage it?
Mar
1
answered What kind of ear protection offers the best compromise between protection and sound fidelity?
Feb
11
comment Chord lick, looking for others similar and maybe a bit of the theory behind how it works…
@jimr, I know. There's all the minor / Dorian stuff too. Just didn't think that was really necessary for my point.
Feb
11
comment Chord lick, looking for others similar and maybe a bit of the theory behind how it works…
Ha. That's probably true about blues players. One of the reasons I've always loved the blues is that there are so few notes (5) and you've got a set 12 bar progression. You have to really make it "sing" or it's just boring. There's no hiding behind theory or complex instrumentation. If there's no soul or passion in the music, it just doesn't work. Period. I find that awfully appealing.
Feb
9
comment My guitar goes out of tune at a higher pitch rather than lower, is that normal?
Ok, but why would only 1 of my 6 strings go sharp?
Feb
9
answered The intro to “Soul Man” - the verses in “It's Your Thing” (Isley Brothers) - What is that technique called?