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An acoustic guitar is a guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings, as opposed to one that requires an amplifier.

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Finger placement problem [duplicate]

I can't use my pinky finger on my guitar like the rest of the fingers It automatically gets rotated and it Mutes the string below it and also ruins the string that I'm holding with my pinky finger ...
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3:1 (or 1:3) interval, does it exist ? How to perform it from a C?

Given that a composed sound is composed of a fundamental frequency and its harmonics (multiples of the fundamental), we could easily image that a pitch (with a fundamenal frequency f) is played and ...
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Length-wise crack in acoustic guitar neck - cause for concern and possible fixes?

I've "inherited" an acoustic guitar between 10 and 15 years of age. It is in very good condition except for a small crack in the neck (see picture). The crack looks like it hasn't occurred ...
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How to avoid muting strings in some chords

I have relatively short meaty fingers. Any hints how to avoid muting the A string on the chord 201202?
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What is this plucked instrument musical style called? [closed]

I know a number of great string instrument players who mostly write/perform solo instrumental music on their instruments, be it a guitar, a bass or anything else. A few examples: Aram Bedrosian - ...
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fingering for guitar arpeggio

I'm looking at Guitar Arpeggio Studies On Jazz Standards by Mimi Fox. I'd like advice on left hand fingering on even this simplest exercise. In the first bar, should we use ring finger for the D and ...
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how to read guitar tabs finger style [closed]

I have recently started learning guitar and would like to learn to read the tabs mentioned in this video, I have tried searching on the internet but couldn't find a helpful resource. Any help would be ...
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Acoustic plug-in not working at home but works at Guitar Center

Just bought a A15V acoustic speaker and a Mitchell acoustic plug-in guitar at Guitar Center. It works fine when they plugged it at the store but doesn’t work at home. Any ideas on why and how to fix ...
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Open + Barre Chord Combinations

So, for example, I am doing a song, 'Tere Hawale', Right. I transpose to my comfortable scale, so which would be E Major, right. So I find the chords, and I can have a open + Barre Chord Combination, ...
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Is playing an electric guitar easier on the left hand than an acoustic?

My left thumb has some arthritis so I am thinking about switching to an electric — thinking that playing an electric would be easier on the thumb joint. Any advice on the subject would be appreciated (...
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Affordable, high quality mini guitar for all genres? [closed]

I'm looking for a high quality, affordable mini guitar without a cutout or a pickguard, that will be good for acoustic guitar genres as well as classical guitar genres. What are some options? Thanks!
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What is the strum pattern in this song? [closed]

What is the strumming pattern in We Are Sick(Acoustic) by From Indian lakes
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My guitar sounds dull on a few notes

I just bought an electric acoustic guitar and found out that the sound was not bright on a few notes only. I first noticed the difference on F# on D string. Then checking carefully showed that F F# ...
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How do I play a crossed note before a hammer-on?

The tab below is from Stop this Train - John Mayer How am I suppose to play the part circled in red? Also what is the correct name for this notation?
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Fret wear issue on new Martin guitar

I got my first Road series Martin guitar about 6 months ago , Played for about 1 hour a day Already have fret wear. I know how hard I press frets and my playing style does affect how soon fret wear ...
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Strings for my guitar - I'm supposed to tie a knot, but they have a loop

I'm a new guitar player and found an old acoustic guitar in the attic which had rusty strings. I bought some Elixir Phosphor bronze acoustic strings, but now that I have received them I'm kinda ...
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How do I wire a Fishman soundhole pickup with the pickup in the soundhole and a vol (+ tone maybe) control on the guitar?

Fishman Blackstack Soundhole Pick Up - Double Stacked Humbucker I have contacted Fishman to ask what vol pot and or tone pot I would use with this humbucker. I want to mount the pots on the guitar, ...
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Which guitar to buy considering the scenario? [closed]

I have been playing guitar for almost 4 years now, and have only played the guitar which I have, haven't got to have chance on multiple guitar, so don't have experience on different models. I have a ...
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Trying to Play Riptide by Vance Joy but the chords sound like the wrong ones

I just got a guitar and I am learning how to play riptide by vance joy and here is what I am following https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/vance-joy/riptide-chords-1237247. For some reason when I ...
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Songs Memorization [closed]

How do I improve my song memory? I've realized that I'm poor in cramming songs. I only sing one or two lines in most of the songs and it hinders making fun as I play.
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Suggestions on fitting an Em and an A together

Verse: Em and A Chorus: Em G D A Seemed like with everything starting on Em, it might be the tonic but that would suggest an Am which doesn't sound right for me. So the other options would be: D ...
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How do they get guitars to sound so great on tv?

When playing acoustic guitar sometimes it is very difficult to hear certain notes or certain slaps or chords. With shows like American Idol or America's Got Talent, for instance this video: ...
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How can I ground my body when playing a nylon-string guitar with a piezo pickup?

I have recently had a piezo pickup added to a nylon string guitar. There is no onboard preamp, just an undersaddle piezo running to a 1/4 jack in the bottom of the guitar body. I noticed a problem ...
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Should I lift my hand from the frets?

I'm new, working on learning hey there delilah, I was wondering if it's bad to slide my finger down and up the string since it's fast or if I should pick it up? Possibly a silly question, but I'm new ...
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Develop Singing and playing skills

I've reached a point where I need to sing so I can enjoy my guitar journey. My problem is I feel my voice isn't good enough and to coordinate both singing and playing is still an issue unless I'm ...
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Which tuning should be used for Gymnopedie 1 on steel string guitar [closed]

I am trying to tune my steel string acoustic to sound like the interpretation performed by Brandon J. Acker, although his guitar is gut strung. I tried E major and D major but it doesn't sound like ...
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What do you call this type of guitar?

Does anybody mind mentioning to me what this type of guitar is called? A pedal lap steel guitar maybe? ...
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Piano and Guitar playing different Tonic chord in a song

Please bear with me as my music theory knowledge is scrappy! After listening and watching live performances of this song by Maltese band "The Travellers", I've deduced that the piano and ...
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Truss rod moved

My truss rod has moved. What I mean by that is, your basic allen key is shaped like the letter L, and the small part of the letter L goes in the sound hole and makes contact with the truss rod. That’s ...
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Is there a way to prevent a wooden guitar from picking up ambient smells?

I played a show last night with my acoustic guitar in an environment that was thick with the smell of fried food, and as a result this morning my guitar smelled like fryer oil. This certainly isn't a ...
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Why does my guitar tuner alternate between high and low for the high e string?

When tuning my guitar, the tuner kept alternating between too tight and too loose for the high e string- I hope that's correctish terminology. Although it was getting the correct string. Although most ...
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What does the numbers mean in this guitar tab if they already gave the chords to play?

I understand E A D G B e And the meaning of the letters above. Which I can play like the c chord and em . But I don’t understand the numbers. Is it for the fret. Like where I should be playing on the ...
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Why is acoustic string measured in tension while electric string in gauges?

Is there a reason you can have different tensions strings with the same gauge on a classic guitar but electric strings only ever seem to differ on gauge? It would seem an interesting proposal to have ...
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Would mixing 80/20 Bronze with Phosphor Bronze guitar strings be a good way to alter the tonal balance of a particular acoustic guitar?

It’s generally agreed that different woods used in the body of an acoustic guitar will accentuate different tones and emphasize different parts of the tonal spectrum. Some woods will emphasize the ...
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Which instrument is used in beginning of Make you mine (by Public) [closed]

In the very beginning of sound I hear piano and hi hat probably, but there is still a 3rd humming kind of sound which follows the chords I think what is it? I'm trying to make cover for the song and I ...
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[Guitar][Newbie][Build Issues] My bridge might be cracking?

I finally got some time to pick up on my guitar skills, but after cleaning it and then proceeding to change the strings, , and almost like that they could break if the strings were too tight. Are ...
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How do I make a percussive backbeat and pluck another three string simultaneously?

I am trying to learn the fingerstyle version of "take me to church" by Hozier. Tab is from Hozier – Take Me To Church Tab by Kaminari | Songsterr Tabs with Rhythm. But how do I make a ...
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Do any acoustic guitar string companies make 'lopsided' sets?

Do any acoustic guitar string companies make 'lopsided' sets where the bass stings are disproportionally heavier than the treble strings? For example the strings I presently use are: .012 .016 .024w ....
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correct thumb position?

I have been playing guitar for 1.5 year.. and I have practiced long hours and I can switch between chords smoothly in 1 1/3 second 5 or 6 of them. unfortunately at some point in my learning process I ...
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How to choose a Direct Box for plug my Acoustic guitar to the level line of my Audio Interface

I have a Scarlett 4i4 Audio interface and I would like to plug my Acoustic guitar in one of the two back side lines (and keep free the two in front for two mics), I have understood that I need first ...
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Record condenser mic and acoustic guitar in the same time?

I am wondering if with Audio interfaces such as the Scarlett 4i4 is it possible to plug a mic with +48V phantom power in line 1 and plug a guitar into line 2? I mean, if I activate the +48V power, I ...
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My brand new acoustic guitar's bridge has crack?

Alright So today I received my Kadence Frontier Series which I had ordered online. The guitar's sound is really cool and everything else was good until I found a thin crack at the bridge. What should ...
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Musical notes for single string lead acoustic guitar [closed]

Question Edited I wrote the guitar strumming notes of a song on a music street on one staff, now I am trying to write the lead notes on another staff. The lead part consists of single string notes. I ...
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How should guitar strumming patterns be represented in music notation?

I am new to sheet music and I am basically a programmer. I am trying to blend technology with music and display the tabs on the screen like so for my son's YouTube channel. Now I want to integrate ...
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Why do classical guitars necks meet the body at fret 12th and steel strings at fret 14th?

Is there a reason for this? What exactly is the reasoning behind it?
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When recording acoustic guitar with a pickup, minor mistakes become notable. Solutions?

The mistakes are that I can hear the sound of sliding the finger quickly when removing it properly (I don't really slide it between notes, it's a minor slide while removing the finger) and the sound ...
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What do I need to do to make a left-handed guitar right-handed?

I know the title probably sounds psychotic. My brother (leftie) got a left handed guitar around a year and a half ago from a family friend. He decided it wasn't for him and switched the strings to ...
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Making an acoustic guitar sound like an electric guitar or vice versa

I'd like to get electric and acoustic sounds from one guitar. The Fender Acoustasonic is too expensive...$2k. Does one get better results turning an acoustic into an electric or vice versa? Do the ...
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Should an alternating bass line move in the direction of the next chord's root note?

When alternate picking on the guitar (i.e. playing a bass line) from the I to the V or iii, I have noticed that it seems a standard practice for some musicians to choose the note nearest the root of ...
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Need help identifying a guitar [closed]

I really like the sound and look of this classical acoustic. Can anyone help me identify it? Thank you!
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