Questions tagged [guitar]

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DADDAD chord progression on guitar

I have a chord progression: Verse: Dm9 D9#5 Dm9 D9#5 Dm9 A7#5 D Chorus: Gm9 F6/9 G D9 D7 D When going from the last D in the chorus to the first Dm9 in the verse, it sounds incongruous. Any ideas how ...
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Floyd Rose detuning after the first dive-bomb past dropD and can't recover E tuning on the adjustments without unlocking WHY

I have a Jackson js32 roads special. I get it in E tuning Lock it down and after the first dive bomb it knocks out of tune so far I can't get it back without unlocking it WHY someone please help
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Lilypond: barre marker for single note values

This question deals with barre chord notation for guitar using the TextSpanner command in Lilypond. This approach is also described in the Lilypond documentation. However, this approach only works if ...
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Uncommon Guitar Tab Notation

Don’t assume I know much about music, I’m just an amateur. I’ve come across the notation below (AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long). I know how it sounds. I do not know how it’s called and how to ...
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How do I start learning to play ragtime on the guitar?

I would really like to learn how to play ragtime on the guitar. As a teenager I took guitar lessons. I learned to sight-read and basic chords, but not much beyond that. Years later, I am learning ...
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Does changing acoustic guitar strings require a re-setup?

I'm currently using D'Addario EZ920 (0.12-0.54) and I'm planning to change to D'Addario EJ16 (0.12-0.53) which is slightly lighter. I'm wondering if this will affect the intonation and needs ...
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why does G major sound so good on the key of C minor and why does it transition so well into another verse?

I am writing my first song in the key of C minor and I thought that G major actually sounded even better than G minor specially for transitioning passages. Also I noticed that if you play a barre ...
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Guitar for a patient with a spinal injury

I work as a physiotherapist at a rehabilitation hospital. I am looking to help a patient get back to playing guitar. He suffered a cervical spine injury and has no control over his fingers in both ...
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Next step on music theory as a guitar player

I've been playing the guitar as a hobby since 2013 and have been gradually gaining familiarity with it by playing all kinds of songs. At first, I simply tried to remember the fingerings by reading ...
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Funk Strumming While Fretting High Up the Neck Produces Odd Tones

I recently started to dabble into Funk Rhythm. I'm making decent progress, but I have noticed that when trying to play chords around the 12th fret using Funk strumming, the chord sounds 'off', like ...
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Where Should I start in regards to making music? [closed]

I have been studying music theory on and off for 2 years. I am 21 now and I have always had a love for music and was involved in school activities for music up until 6th grade. I unfortunately had to ...
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How do I play these chords on a piano? [closed]

These are Guitar Tabs. I wish for them to be converted to Piano notes. Thank you.
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What kind of effect is this? Sounds like a mix of wah-wah and phaser [closed]

This song has a part at 1:35 which has an effect I've heard in many bands (especially psych rock). To me it sounds like a mix of wah-wah and phaser, or some kind of a filter. I couldn't get the same ...
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How to feel the rhythm of a song

I'm absolute beginner in guitar, I've watched this video and I want to know what he meant by "to feel the rhythm”. Is it about finding strumming pattern of a song?
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How do you tune a guitar to open D without a string breaking?

I was tuning my guitar to open D, because people had been nagging me about it, saying how it's just better. Anyway, I was tuning, turning the knobs to what sounded right, so I started playing and then,...
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What determines a Note?

In the context of guitar for example: if I press down on string 6 fret 3 and play that string, that note is a G. if I play the open string 3 that note is a G if I press down on string 1 fret 3 and ...
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Roadmap - Guitar [closed]

I have been playing guitar (acoustic) for a long time. I have the basics of musical theory. And I have good guitar skills. I studied on my own, so I didn't have a clear learning structure. Now faced ...
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Six string bass and Guitar Technique

I know some stuff on guitar. By stuff, I mean scales/chords etc... I would like to have some knowledge for the bass. Maybe for home recording, enriching my sounds. The bass is a four stringed ...
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Any tips on making pentatonic climbing more fluid (electric guitar)

I've been practicing pentatonic scales on my electric guitar and sometimes it'll be very fluid and smooth sounding and other times it'll be very choppy and static. Is making the climb-up and climb-...
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What is a tremolo in terms of guitar effects?

The task is to create a presentation on computer effects and tremolo is listed as on of them
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What's the name of the chord when I do the Am shape but with the 2nd and 3rd finger on the 4th and the first on the 3rd fret [closed]

What's the name of the Chord that I play when I do the Am shape but with the 2nd and 3rd finger on the 4th and the first on the 3rd fret?
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What technique was most likely used when demonstrating how a mariachi group played rapidly?

Sometime when I was around nine years old, my music teacher brought in an audio-visual aid into our classroom and showed us a half-hour film documentary about what made up a mariachi band. I=The ...
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On-beats vs off-beats in guitar

Below is my definition of on-beats and off-beats in the context of guitar playing. On-Beat In a 4/4 time signature, beats 1,2,3,4 are on-beats. If we were to use the 1 E & A counting system to ...
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Guitar versus electronic keyboard workstation [closed]

Between a guitar and an electronic keyboard workstation, which one takes less time and/or effort to become proficient with just for singing privately in my home with my family? (for an absolute ...
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where doesthe F come from in this lick? [closed]

So, I've got this lick: Most of the notes fall on the C major pentatonic, but there's an F note that I don't know where it's coming from. As fingered on the tab, it fits even this pattern (d major ...
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What can a modern DAW do with analog sounds?

It's been several years since I last found much time to indulge my music hobby but I'm starting to think about it a lot lately so I want to get back up to speed a bit, at least conceptually. When I ...
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How to avoid certain notes ringing out when played with distortion

When I play a certain note like the 9th fret on the G string or the 8th fret on the B string (it is more prominent with higher notes) it seems to ring out almost like reverb but I have no reverb on my ...
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What is the musical function of broken chords?

I'm new to musical theory and interested in playing guitar. It seems to me that the broken chords are very often used in the music sheets arranged for guitar. I wonder if they are also usually used in ...
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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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How to read movable scale chart for A minor pentatonic?

I bought a guitar chart and it has this figure for moveable minor pentatonic scale: I know the number 1 box pattern of the minor pentatonic scale (Justin guitar course). I play it starting on the 5th ...
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How is a small MIDI keyboard mapped to a bass guitar strings?

Warning: total noob here. Not sure if this is a lack of software or music knowledge (probably both). I started using a DAW (Cakewalk) and bought a very basic midi keyboard (Akai mini) to start making ...
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5th Fret Method of standard guitar tuning

I usually use some some of tuner to tune my guitar, but occasionally I will try to use the 5th fret method. In attempting to do so today, something puzzled me about the string setup on the guitar. The ...
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Do I apply a sharp to all the same notes? [duplicate]

I play guitar and for one of my songs, the sheet music shows sharps for only higher notes and not the lower notes. Do I apply the sharps to the lower notes? For example, G on string 1 is a sharp but ...
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Can I use '1 spot - cs6 pure isolated power' to connect these pedals on PedalTrain Nano?

Can I use '1 spot - cs6 pure isolated power' to connect these pedals on PedalTrain Nano? CryBaby Mini Wah CMB-95 Ibanez TubeScreamer TS9DX 9 Friedman Dirty Shirley Mooer Audio Mod Factory MKII ...
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How to transpose from guitar scores to clarinet?

Guitar in standard tuning B♭ clarinet I have the chords for a song in guitar. I need to join the guitar on clarinet, but I cannot find the partiture to play. How can I join the guitar (rhythmic ...
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How to put strap on acoustic electric?

How does one put a strap on an acoustic electric guitar? Is there a special strap to buy just for acoustic electrics? The reason I ask is that the lower strap button also serves as the jack for the ...
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What chord completes this chord progression? [closed]

Not sure how to complete this chord progression in guitar tab. I think the chord on the left is CaddG followed by a Cadd9. What comes after that? 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 3 x I ...
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Intonation problem with guitar

I have a Fender Model CD-60 NAT, which is having some intonation problems. I fully intend to take it to a professional, but would like to understand the problem and the most likely fix beforehand. ...
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Use of Drop 2 or 3 for Polychord like A13th

Using Drop 2 or 3 on guitar offers the guitarist a variety of ways to use 4 adjacent strings for the comfortable, if not faster, way to play chords. Yes the chords are inverted. ...
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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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I'm having issues tuning my classical guitar [closed]

For some reason I cannot tune my classical guitar, I've used phone apps and actual tuners. I'm starting to believe that the issue is that the guitar is too cheapy. I bought for 100$ from the brand ...
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Can't play barre chords - crooked finger

Okay so, I have been practicing barre chords for the last some 8 months, I can play them but I'm not getting faster. Then, I realised that I cannot physically keep my ring and pinky together like I ...
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Should I stop taking lesson from a Jazz guitar player when I want to learn Classical guitar?

I am currently taking Classical guitar lessons intending to take ABRSM graded exam. The problem now is the guitar teacher doesn't seem to be well versed in Classical guitar. I have often spotted him ...
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Is there a name for the guitar-based scale E-G-A-C-D-E?

If you use only the open chords on a guitar, you can walk a bass line using these notes: E G A C D E This line tends to be expressed with chords that mix modes. So for example the A chord may contain ...
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What part of fingertip should touch the strings - Guitar

Before posting here, I have searched the net but could not find any related posts. I have been attempting to play guitar for a few years now. While I am a total amateur, right from the time I started ...
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How do you stabilize a humbucker pickup with loose screws?

I tried to disassemble and reassemble my neck pickup because it moves a lot, it looks lower and too much movable, unlike the bridge pickup. The two middle screws of the neck pickup, left, are movable ...
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Fingerpicking right hand beginner problems

I just started to try self-learn fingerpicking. I know absolutely nothing about it, but can play some beginner tunes with flat picking. When I try to position the right hand as told in the YouTube ...
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Hammer on and pull off barring the same fret

I have the riff shown in the image and I'm not sure if I should be just barring the 8th fret, partial barre, or moving my index finger as I walk across the strings. It seems faster to barre it, but ...
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Ring finger picking fingerstyle problems

I’m a beginner…like I know absolutely nothing about fingerstyle. I can play somewhat beginner level flatpicking. Now when I tried to fingerpick for the first time ever by copying YouTube artists’ ...
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How to physically strum up on a guitar without pick? Trying to do the song in the linked video

I'm trying to play the song here in this video I don't really have a problem strumming down, I've been using the fleshy part of my right thumb to strum down, I don't ...

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