Questions tagged [acoustic-guitar]

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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What's most flexible for my use cases, Acoustic amp vs portable PA?

I'm torn between buying an acoustic amp or a portable PA system. My challenge is that I'd like the flexibility for certain uses: Would like to do karaoke nights with kids and/or adults in the ...
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12 string acoustic and 6 string acoustic

Hey so I have a acoustic 12 string and the very first string of the bass line, going down, is broken. The thing is I can't afford a new set and I was wondering if I can use a string from a normal 6 ...
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String bending on acoustic guitar versus sitar/veena

I'm trying to play the acoustic guitar in the classical Indian style which involves a lot of string bending to go up 1-4 semitones. My question is whether there's a difference in string tension that ...
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What are some beginning guides for a fingerstyle acoustic guitarist?

I just started playing the guitar in the past few months with no influence but decided now was a good time to research into this and improve by observation along with practice. I practice about twice ...
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How to get waveform data from guitar?

I am interested in training a generative model on my guitar's waveform, but not sure how to record a waveform dataset from it. I have transducer pick-ups on my acoustic (which would be ideal to use) ...
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Are there six-string, regular scale guitars (acoustic or electric) with strings ranging from low B to high B?

Are there six-string, regular scale guitars (acoustic or electric) with strings ranging from low B to high B? This is not a baritone as it's standard scale but has strings: B, E, A, D, G, B. If not ...
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Bought strings before checking factory string gauge

Would this require a re-set? Yamaha APX600 factory strings to Martin MA550's (from 12-16-24-32-42-53 to 13-17-26-35-45-56).
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High E string sounds weird even though it's tuned

On my acoustic guitar even despite it being tuned, my high E string sounds really weird, when pressing on the first fret, it sounds as if it's being played open when pressing on the second fret, it ...
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Guitar String Ringing

My guitar string is ringing after the intended note duration and I am having a hard time muting the open strings. It is like the LET RING technique of guitar. So when do you know if you should stop ...
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What are these brackets? What do they mean and what are they called?

I came across to these brackets in my music theory book of Trinity. I don't know what are these called and what they exactly do in this music?
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Bridge pins that dont fit in [duplicate]

I definitely do not want to break the bridge and even if the bridge pins are sticking out a few millimeters, that will make palm muting irritating. Any suggestions?
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Bridge pins fitting

I have an acoustic guitar that wasn't mine originally and when I decided to change the strings I also decided to change the bridge pins. Do they come in different sizes? Because the ones I got seemed ...
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Restringing old guitars + new gauges

I'm a beginner guitarist and I have an acoustic guitar that's 5 years old. It hasn't been restringed in a while. I heard you should use light gauges with old guitars, but how old is old? I just don't ...
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Which type of guitar string is most durable?

I just broke another guitar string while tuning. I realize there are many different types of strings to choose from and for this reason wished to ask: which type of steel strings for an acoustic ...
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What to do about a displaced saddle on an acoustic guitar?

The saddle on my bridge is bending forward, is that normal? My G string used to be fine but now it is sounding weird. What do I do?
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Is there any information about this acoustic Ibanez artist model 2600 (70's) from my late father?

While cleaning the house I came across an old acoustic Ibanez model 2600 that used to be my fathers guitar. Now finding any good info on this guitar with google and duckduckgogo searches was fruitless ...
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Mic Placement for Live Percussive Guitar

Like the title says: Does anyone have tips for mic placement that will help pick up and project percussion (generally through a PA system). I'm beginning to get more into the "live performance" scene ...
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Numbers under a note (guitar) [duplicate]

Hi I am a guitar beginner, can someone help me to understand what does that number (3 under notes) mean?
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Strings imbalanced on acoustic guitar with humbucker

What would it sound like if I put electric strings on an acoustic guitar? I have acoustic guitar strings on my seagull acoustic. I installed a mini-humbucker neck pickup. It works, but the bronze ...
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How do you stop your hands from tensing when performing solo acoustic guitar?

I've been playing guitar for around 12 years or so, but never played in front of others while learning (minus family members or friends on occasion). Recently, I convinced myself to finally start ...
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What does a P above the tab mean in guitar tablature?

Currently working on learning Secret Base (arr. by sungha jung) and the tabs have a P over the chord. I dont know if this means palm mute or what because its not a pull-off. Also unrelated im not ...
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My guitar strings go loose when I tighten them?

I have an Elevation 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar, as a normal size one is too big for me right now as I'm only 14 and it's my first guitar and money is tight. When I tighten the strings to tune it, the ...
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Acoustic guitar chords' positions vs those of a Bass guitar

I will appreciate who can acknowledge me about the differences of chords on an acoustic guitar's fret board with that of a 4-string Bass guitar. how could we perform one's chord on another's and how ...
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What are the practical limitations when writing a polyphonic piece for classical guitar(s)? [closed]

I am planning to compose a 4-voice polyphonic piece. I am not familiar with the classical guitar at all and do not know its limitations. However, I would like to write the piece in such a way that it ...
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A second-hand guitar pitch sounds weird

I got a guitar from my friend’s son. The high E string is weird because fret no. 12 and 13 and 14 have the same pitch: F#! Furthermore, other strings have a similar problem. On the B string, fret no. ...
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Is my guitar action too high or is the bridge too high?

Guitar action pics : http://imgur.com/a/fWYKvNC I've been trying to play barre chords for a few weeks now but i could never make the G string to play, also I feel like im putting to much pressure to ...
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What chords would harmonize well on slow blues progression? [closed]

I wrote this blues song with this chord progression: High Cminor-Fmajor-HighCminor-Gmajor-Fmajor...back to High Cminor. What chords would harmonize well on slow blues progression?
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guitar picking noise

Quick question! When I am strumming on my acoustic guitar and I record myself playing, I can easily hear my guitar pick. It almost sounds like when you mute all the strings and just strum but not ...
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Is Soreness in Middle Knuckle of Fretting Hand Index Finger Normal for Beginners?

About 3 or 4 months ago I started teaching myself to play steel string acoustic guitar using free online lessons. Because I am not working with a tutor in person, I have to be more careful about ...
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Does Edge Picking Break Strings Faster?

I started learning to play acoustic guitar several months ago, and have been mainly using Fender medium picks. I have noticed that the picks very quickly develop a sort of bevel on one side because I ...
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Mic, cable, pre-amp setup for acoustic guitar to perform with big band through mic and guitar amp?

I am playing rhythm guitar in a big band, which is a new project for me. The guys whose sound I like the most in this context are Freddie Green and Django Reinhardt. What they have in common is that ...
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Faulty fretboard

My acustic guitar (Fender cd-140sce) is 2-years old, played an average of 1hour a day, and appears to have developped the following problem. For several combinations of strings and positions on the ...
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Is my guitar’s action too high?

This is the first fret of the guitar I have trouble playing barre chords and when I play open chords my fingers get sore easily. I have friends that play guitar and they said that it's hard to ...
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How to stop ringing of a chord in Guitar

Suppose you have to play 0020 in G string. How can one stop the open G from ringing when one tries to play G on the 2nd fret? And what if I have to change strings? Like, I have to play B string 10 ...
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G chord guitar fingering - one finger?

I bought a guitar course on DVD and am puzzled by the way they have begun teaching the chords, specifically the G major. In the first lesson we were taught to put our third (ring) finger on the E ...
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What is this scratchy sound on the acoustic guitar called?

This is surely a basic question, but I have no idea about guitars. Take the following song as an example: At the 7 second mark, but more prominently between 8 and 9 ...
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Guitar is impossible to tune

My daughter's friend sold her an acoustic guitar. We could not tune it. A neighbor brought over a tuning meter. He said the strings looked fairly new but we could see each string caused the meter's ...
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I need help with my acoustic guitar [closed]

I changed my acoustic guitars strings but now they won’t even play right notes, when I try to play any of the strings it sound normal But when I go a do kind off like a walk in baseline around the ...
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A beginner needs help here (acoustic guitar) [closed]

I'm new here and I have a set of questions. So basically, I am a beginner in playing an acoustic guitar. I have a few questions and I'll put them together in one thread because, I don't want to ...
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Beginner fingerstyle on acoustic guitar

I'm trying to learn fingerstyle technique on an acoustic guitar. I'm using the 5 fingers (thumb for E & A, ..., pinky for E) but after 3 days trying with this song I still sound horrible. I ...
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Can I connect my electro acoustic guitar to a subwoofer?

Newbie here I have an electro acoustic guitar with this preamp equilizer inserted in it (don’t really know what it is). Can I plug my guitar directly in a subwoofer (I have a 2x1 logitech sound ...
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I broke my A string by accident

I accidentally over-tuned my A string because of my blunder for not realizing my tuner was set to bass guitar instead of acoustic. I'm a beginner myself, and had this guitar for only 3 weeks now. Now,...
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Replaced my guitar E string. Now tuner shows Hi E instead of E

Beginner Here. My acoustic guitar E string broke. I replaced it with another E string that ordered online. I use Android App for tuning guitar. Now, the tuner shows Hi E, instead of E for this new ...
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How to self-teach music theory on guitar? [closed]

So I've tried a lot of resources out there( the free ones) on the internet, from YouTube to PDFs. But my progress is not much. The basic stuff like major scale is clear to me only in theory, but I ...
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How do I figure out this song by ear if I'm a complete beginner?

I really, really wanna play this song: but it's so unknown that I can't find any tutorials to the chord or even what strings are being played, and I'm a complete ...
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Every A note on my guitar sounds awful

I don't know why, but when I play the note A anywhere on the fretboard, it sounds horrible, especially on the 6th string. I'm not sure how to describe it but it sounds almost like if you played to the ...
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Why use odd time signatures?

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I'm trying to pick up some of the music theory behind the instrument, and one thing that I've sort of grasped is odd time signatures. I know what they are, and I can ...
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Are there any string exciters that work on the wound strings of acoustic guitars?

I know about eBows and EMpicks and Wonds but they seem to all be for electric guitars. Are there any string exciters that work on the wound strings of acoustic guitars?
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How was the D chord constructed?

I'm a beginner trying to teach myself guitar, and I thought I understood how chords work but the D major chord just confuses the heck out of me. From what I know, chords are built out of triads, and ...
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I'm developing an unusual picking style while playing fingerstyle on acoustic guitar - Will it create problems for me in the future?

I'm relatively new to fingerstyle - I've played Nothing Else Matters, I got the feel for fingerstyle, however in that song i didn't use any other fingers than my thumb and my first finger; I haven't ...