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Questions tagged [guitar]

For questions about guitar playing in general. For questions specifically about electric guitars, see "electric-guitar". For questions specifically about acoustic guitars with or without pickup systems, see "acoustic-guitar".

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I need help with my acoustic guitar

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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Start making guitar arrangements

I play classical guitar and usually, I like to play music from movies, video-games or popular songs. However, there are very few classical guitar arrangements for this type of guitar, while there are ...
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How are chords assigned for song notes in a bar?

I have this piece of song for guitar: It has chords written on top of each bar. But I have pieces without chords on top of them: Is there a way to know the chords based on the notes?
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How much theory knowledge is actually used while playing?

Let's say you are playing Bach on a classical guitar, which theory concepts do you constantly think of and use? Do you always know the key and the scale you are in? The mode maybe? The interval ...
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Help Understanding Guitar Lick

My uncle is a jazz player and showed me a few licks while I was visiting him but never explained what context he would play them in. I'm not much of a jazz player but I love the sound of one lick in ...
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How to connect multi-effects processor to guitar amp?

My guitar amp: Line 6 Spider IV 15 My effects pedal: Zoom GFX8 I want to know how should I keep the settings of my amp(which channel and eq settings of this amp) when I connect this multi-effects ...
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What time signature is this song in? [closed]

The song is "The Mute" by Radical Face Here's a link: I seriously can't figure out the time signature. Sometimes 3/4 works, sometime 4/4 sounds right, but the most ...
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Bent ring finger. Problem in playing guitar

it seems like I am anatomically disadvantaged for playing guitar. I have been doing on and off practice due to tight schedules. But I have still not got hold of a lot of chords. As you can see in the ...
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Perfect 4th as a starting note of a phrase. What does it do?

I was listening to Eric Clapton's guitar playing on All Along the Watchtower. The chord progression is very simple, which is I-VII-VI-VII in a key of C minor. Most of the time, he played based on root ...
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how to get the time signature of my own songs [duplicate]

Lately I've been writing my own songs on guitar.i think most of them are in 4/4 time signature but i'm not pretty sure. how can i figure out the time signature of my songs? is there any way to get ...
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What are the basics of Guitar? [closed]

As of late, I've been interested in getting a guitar but I'm actually not that experienced with music, so I've got a lot of questions. Thank you in advance. I'd like to know if the guitar is a good ...
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How do i remember note positons on my guitar? (I learned all the notes already)

I am playing a steel-string classical guitar, but i mostly play acoustic songs on it. I mention this because classical guitars have 12 frets. I learned all the notes, 1st-12th fret, 1st-6th string, ...
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Low-fret string buzz

So Ive had an EVH Striped Series guitar for about an year now and I'm now starting to learn about truss rods and intonation and I've noticed some things recently. First, the low frets seem to buzz ...
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How to use effects loop of the amp if your mfx has only input and output… No send and return unlike boss me

My mfx is zoom g1xon... I just wonder how to bypass preamp and use my built in amp simulation.. It only has input and output. If i send it directly to d input it sounds terrible.
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What is the “standard” length of a guitar string from ball to tip? [closed]

I've recently built a guitar with a 30" scale length, and I want to play around with different string gauges - the problem I'm running into is that I can't seem to determine the full length of any ...
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Guitar bending problem

When I bend on the G string, and then, while still bending, strike a note on the B string, the note on the B string comes out flat. The open B string is in tune and intonated. What's the reason and ...
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Will my voice sit better in the mix with a baritone guitar?

I have a deep singing voice (pleasant range: E2 to D4, extreme range: B flat 1 to F4). It is not shockingly bassy but warm. So if I want to cover a song, I need to transpose it. But I have to ...
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Impacts on hand dexterity caused by combat sports or martial arts

I am considering to start practicing box, karate or tae kwon do to improve my health and self defense skills. Does anyone know if any of these affect my dexterity, speed, sensitivity negatively? Not ...
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Can I use my PC as a pedal with an external guitar amp?

I'm trying to decide what to buy for my new guitar - a sound card (around 100$) to connect to the PC, or the Marshall MG10G practice amp. I'm not really into buying effect pedals for now, a guitar ...
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DI out from amp to active monitor

I have an AER Compact 60 amp (guitar and vocal). Usually the amp itself is enough for me for small places, or churches where it is silent when I perform. But sometimes it's not enough or the amp is ...
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Playing a 7-string guitar song on a 6-string guitar

In this video John Petrucci tries to explain how a guy is doing a cover of one of his 7-string songs using a 6-string guitar, but I don't really understand what he is ...
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Are E natural minor and B harmonic minor related?

Came across a chord progress Em C Am B under "Em backing track". With mention - Use E minor scale and harmonic minor on B to jam along with it But Em has following chords - Em F# G Am Bm C D ...
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How to file nails for flamenco guitar?

I have been growing out my nails and they are long enough now to where I can file them to the correct shape, but I am not sure how to file them? How would I do this?
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Classical guitar techique to play artificial harmonics while striking three bass strings

Is there a technique that would allow me to play something like this? I have my pinky and ring finger free, but i don't know if i could possibly play it with them. I'm just stuck at this point. ...
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Roots of 6th chords on the guitar for different inversions/voicings

I've played piano for many years and just started learning guitar. I've been learning the major 6th chords, but I've noticed that many videos and chord charts don't have any regard for the bass note ...
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How can I lower action on this guitar

Here is the picture of guitar. https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRjPwrUCL5ad5gT46 It is a hovner 185 guitar, how do I lower the action on this guitar?
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Can practice guitar through sound card and DAW a bad habit (latency)?

So I’m a guitar player for 10+ years now, and I’m still asking myself if I have any bad habit in my playing. To practice guitar, I usually have 2 choices because I’m living in an apartment, either I ...
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Why is it necessary to learn scales? [duplicate]

I am in my middle age, started to learn guitar only 6 months ago. I do not have any career ambition in music instead it's more like a hobby. So far I have managed to learn quite a lot when it comes ...
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Too late to learn music theory? [duplicate]

Hye guys, I'm 19 and I want to learn music theory to start improvising solos and composing songs like king krule, cosmo pyke and yellow days, but I don't know if I'm already late to start. I already ...
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Guitar Learning Software from Beginning to Professional? [closed]

i have think about a Software Programm that Teach you with a complete Programm from the beginning to the End of Guitar Learning. But i have found nothing of that. Have anyone an Idea? I wonder thats ...
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Is it natural to have some small buzzing in the guitar?

I have an Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty which plays extremely well. When I bought it it was set-up. After 6 months I have noticed that the low E-string buzzes slightly if I pluck it moderately ...
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Most Accurate More Than Words Tab/Tutorial for Guitar? [closed]

I have been trying to find sources for how to play More Than Words on guitar, from tabs to videos. However, they all seem different and in some ways incorrect. Some always require the index middle ...
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Strat tuned to C standard with 13-56 strings - intonation problems

I play a hardtail stratocaster with the following set of strings: 13, 17, W26, W36, W44, W56 (W means wound) and tuned to C standard: C F Bb Eb G C. Since all the time now I have intonation issues. ...
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I've recently had a power cut, now all my guitar and bass amps are making a humming/buzzing noise?

I recently had a power cut in my area this Monday just gone, power was restored quickly, in about 5 seconds. However now whenever I go to plug in and turn on any of my amplifiers in my studio or ...
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Having issues with guitar percussion

I have started learning percussive techniques on the guitar. While I can reproduce these on my teacher's guitar without issues, I can't do the same on my own guitar. My teacher recommended that I ...
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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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Is there any books for Guitars that how to play any song western song/ east song(indian bollyhhood) song? [closed]

Is there any books for Guitars that how to play any song western song/ east song(indian bollyhhood) song ? or is there any you tube channel for this ?
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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 to play songs that contain one guitar when we have two or more guitarists?

I am playing drums in an alternative punk band we just started. I am wondering how to play songs that basically are from bands that contain one guitarist, as we have two guitarists. What can be the ...
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Should I increase the number of wraps around tuning peg if tuning down

I used this method for stringing my guitar: https://www.taylorguitars.com/support/strings/changing-steel-strings Which states: "Two to three wraps is perfect for the bass strings." If I were to ...
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E-flat minor vs D-sharp minor? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner guitar player, and I was working a little bit on my theory as well as learning songs I like with the song Feel Good Inc., by Gorillaz. So, I was looking at the chords and I was trying ...
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How to build chords from a single note? [closed]

I'm working on a simple theory to apply both in real life and in a computer program I'm writing. Basically, I realized that we can create (or add) any chord above a melody (vocal track, e.g.), as ...
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What would be a good general practice routine for piano and guitar that anyone can build from? [closed]

I'm a beginner on guitar and piano. I have studied (and kinda still am studying) theory for about 6 months now. I'm not interested in just learning songs, I would like to learn how to improvise and ...
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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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Did Jeff Beck “play the changes” on Goodbye Porkpie Hat?

I have read several different accounts of Charles Mingus' reaction to Jeff Beck's cover of Goodbye Porkpie Hat. One account says he liked it and sent Jeff a note saying this while another says he didn'...
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Static from the amp

I have a Yamaha electro-acoustic guitar and recently bought a Fender acoustasonic 15w amp. It worked fine for arround 10 days, but now all I get is very aggressive, sometimes pulsating static. I ...
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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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How to know key of a melody

How can you tell what key a melody is in if it uses notes found in multiple scales? And if a note is introduced from a different scale than the one it was in, does that change the key? What if it only ...
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Is it okay to use steel strings on a nylon guitar? [duplicate]

I replaced one nylon string (the G string) with a steel string. All the other strings are nylon. Is this okay?
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Electric guitar tuning changes in different holding positions

While trying to correctly intonate guitar(which was problematic, you can see my last question why), I noticed a strange thing and I don't really know if it is normal or not. I've searched about it ...