Questions tagged [guitar]

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Stripped truss rod nut on Ibanez Jem 7VP

I have an Ibanez Jem 7VP, Indonesian made 2019 Premium model. Is truss rod nut replacable on this model?
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How do I solo with pentatonic after playing a chord?

Let's say I play a C major chord and want to play some solo with pentatonic scales after strumming the chord. How to know which key of the pentatonic to use and what shapes? Ultimately the shapes don'...
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Learning to play guitar like Al Di Meola [closed]

I was introduced to Al Di Meola's music through Paco De Lucia, back in the days when I was playing Flamenco guitar. I find his style very fascinating. That said, apart of several Al's short tutorials,...
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Which finish to choose for my classical guitar's white neck? [closed]

Which finish (shellac or something similar) to choose for my classical guitar's white neck? On Amazon, or other wise (preferably Amazon).
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Guitar Pick-up issue

I've just bought a second hand ESP'81 humbucker pickup and have stuck it in a Les Paul project guitar of mine. I am by no means an expert but I've used the wiring diagrams available to put it in ...
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Classical Guitar I and M alternation

I am practising piece Asturia, in this piece we have to play Open B string after every base note (Opening Section). For open B string we have to alternate between our M and I finger My Problem : I ...
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Open G guitar, better position for major chords

I am trying to master Russian 7-string guitar which has Open G tuning. Unfortunately, there is so little literature on this instrument for dummies like me. Now with the Open G I have to decide whether ...
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Low E-string sounds out of tune [duplicate]

I have an issue with the low E string on my Acoustic Seagull S6 Original. Ever since I changed the strings, the E string seems to be out of tune in a weird way. When the open E is right on the spot (...
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Alternate picking from string 1 to string 3 - ACDC back in black

I am a beginner guitar player and I am currently learning how to play back in black from ACDC. I can already pretty play the whole song, though the part I struggle the most is on the first section of ...
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White dirt in jatoba fretboard

My brand new JemJR has weird white dust inside wood. I already tried to clean it using some paper and water. It looked perfect right after cleaning it, but it returned once the fretboard was dry. ...
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I want to buy a used aria stg series guitar electric

What are the things that i shoud test on it to see if its a good guitar or no? Like physical shape and the strings and other things
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Floyd Rose action way too low

I changed strings and now the bridge is tilted back abd the strings are touching the neck. I've tried turning the screws on the bridge base, but it makes no difference. Do I need a need base plate or ...
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What is the name of this guitar?

An internet guy wants to sell an electric Guitar i was wondering whats the actual brand and model of it. The guy claims its a fender raymond but i found nothing in the internet with that name. Thx
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How to change chord from xx5333 to xx7765?

I'm trying to play Gm and Dm as follows, which is described as "a typical reggae rhythm played on the offbeat". The natural way for me to finger these are Gm with fingers 1 (bar) and 2/3 for Gm, and ...
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Strange output problem with series/parallel blade pickups

I have a set of APG T-sized blade pickups in my Tele. There's a set of two rails within the pickup similar to a Barden in design. It's wired with a master volume/tone, 3 way switch and a 2 way on-on ...
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Is this slide made unnecessarily hard?

Sliding from 3 to 5 and then hitting 2? Do I need to stretch my hands that much? Or is this made unnecessarily hard?
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Remotely playing guitar with more than two persons at the same time [duplicate]

Due to the COVID19, me and my friends started gathering online in an online video chat tool to play guitar. We managed to play, but terribly... What's the technique that can be used in this case to ...
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Alternating between Fingers

I am learning some classical guitar songs came to know about this rule : If two notes or more notes are on the same string so they are played with M, I,in that order. So My question is if play in ...
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Can any song on guitar be played with standard tuning and without a capo?

Sometimes I see artists I like that either use weird tunings or a capo when they play a song. I don't feel like finding my capo nor changing from standard tuning. Is it theoretically possible to play ...
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Four chords in one measure, 3/4 time signature

I am trying to accompany a song with 3/4 time signature using guitar. There is up to four chords in one measure. I use arpeggio (1- a bass string, 2 - first three strings, 3 - first three stings ...
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FingerStyle Right Hand Pinky Position

I am learning fingerstyle guitar and was bit confused about my Right hand pinky finger, where it should rest ? I have seen guitarist some rest on the guitar body while other keep the pinky stretch ...
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Minor scale with only 6th degree raised by a half step?

I've been playing some arpeggios on a guitar and eventually I set on three chords I've been repeating that sounded good to me. These chords were consisting of notes (from lowest to highest): G F B&...
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Help Identify the brand of a guitar

I purchased a new guitar just recently. Am not able to identify the brand and it has no stickers inside to figure out. Am hoping with the pictures and markings someone can help with that. Thank you
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Chords and pentatonics

I am trying to learn music theory, and I got stuck on pentatonics and I was wondering if you can help me out. What I don't really understand: is it correct to mix pentatonic scale with its scale ...
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How can one create a sitar-like tone on a regular guitar?

What are some playing techniques or simple ways to emulate the buzzy tone of a sitar using a regular guitar? Either acoustic or electric would suffice, but not permanent modifications (like changing ...
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Should I use PA speakers for a full band all the time?

I've been playing guitar, drums, and singing for about 6 years but I have no experience outside of playing by myself with an amp and speaker. I want to get serious about starting a band and playing ...
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Learning minor scale notes on guitar

this is a basic question but I can't wrap my head around it : when you are using the interval formula for the minor scale (or any scale) how do you know if you should use flat or shaps as the ...
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Reading strumming patterns for sheet music

Ok I am not sure how close or far off I am here and IF I am explaining this correctly... When reading sheet music is strumming a down stroke a single note line, and a UD strum when you see both notes ...
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Guitar, let ring concept confusion

I read guitar tabs recently and was confused by the "let ring" concept. If I'm not using palm mute, shouldn't it be ringed instead? E.g, I change C chord to D chord, 5th string still ringing and ...
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Tension/gauge less prone to buzzing

Is there a type of string (high tension or low tension) that is less prone to generate buzzing on the acoustic guitar ? I've mainly heard these few arguments so far : high tension strings are larger,...
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What's the reasoning behind discouraging the use of the pinky finger by some schools of finger-style guitar?

We've had related discussions twice: Fingers to use while playing finger-style guitar Fingerpicking with my pinky finger The general consensus seems to be that any technique is fine as long as it's ...
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Restringing a pinless guitar

My little brother bought a charity shop guitar but I’ve never seen this before. It doesn’t have the pins so I’m worried if I take the strings off I won’t get them back on... are there any videos or ...
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Chord Scale Voice leading question for guitarists

I've recently been practicing voice leading chord scales, trying to keep the bass note within a range of 2-3 frets, playing through all the diatonic 7th chords in a scale. So ill start off in say, ...
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Number of the beast guitar tone [closed]

I am trying to get as close to the sound of Iron Maiden on their number of the beast album with what i have, does any one know how to get the type of tone they use. I have a boss katana 50.
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Feeling a new rhythm subdivision, eg triplets

I am practicing triplets on guitar. I can play them at a decent speed accurately and I emphasis (alternating up/down strokes) the first of each set on the beat and can feel them internally up to a ...
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Speaker not working of laney lionheart

I have a laney lionheart mini amp, and a fender squire bullet strat. I connected my guitar to the amp and switched it on, but no sound came from the speaker; then I connected my headphone to the jack,...
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Building Guitar/piano chord progressions over alto sax scales

I'm trying to play some guitar/piano chord progressions for my daughter to improvise over using the scales she's learning on her alto saxophone and looking for some help. I know that to transpose I ...
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Good books for classical guitar [closed]

What are some good books for beginner classical guitar by sight reading(not tab reading i mean)? Sorry if this question is too simple for you. Thank you for your answer by now.
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What guitar accessory is this?

This is a picture of a Jon Gomm guitar. What is this black strip attached to the guitar? Sungha Jung also has a similar thing on his guitar.
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Electroacustic bridge piezo picking up sounds from the room

I am a noob at playing electric, having mostly played accoustic guitar/banjo. I have an electro acuoustic guitar with a piezo pickup in the saddle, and an old Zoom gfx 1 from my teenage days in a ...
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Classical guitar: right hand finger movement when playing chord

When playing a string with the right hand, it is suggested to have the finger pushing through the string. That is to say, the finger is moving inward the guitar, rather than pluck the string outward ...
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(Indian Classical) Violin note-spacing vs. Guitar note spaces

I play the Indian classical violin. In that, when you have a song in A, for instance, you would tune the first (lowest) and third strings to A, an octave apart, and the second and fourth to the ...
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Is it ok to use D string for broken A string in a guitar temporarily?

Yesterday the A string of my classical guitar was broken. I have an extra D string and an E string, unfortunately my other A string was broken too. Is it ok to use the D string as the A string ...
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Is it possible and/or desirable to use a wireless mic through a guitar amp?

Was thinking of using a wired mic but wanted to explore wireless too. It’s a crate brand amp with two quarter in inputs. Thanks!
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Mystery note in Tommy Emmanuel's rendition of Classical Gas

I'm transcribing Tommy Emmanuel's rendition of Classical Gas. At 1:19, during the C chord, there is an apparent C3 sounding twice. But as can be seen in the video, he's nowhere near string 1 fret 8. I ...
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Music Sheet Notes Interpretation

I am learning guitar on my own no i found something written on music sheet which is below My Understanding : From E string strum 8 fret then hammer on 10 (not sure if we need to do pull off please ...
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Staggered discontinuities in the saddles of accoustic guitar, Why?

I'm puzzled by the little staggered stuffs etched in the saddles of most of my acoustic guitars. (Only one of my guitars don't have these discontinuities, and indeed it's not a guitar per-se, but ...
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I have learnt a song in the key of D what capo threat should I use to change it into the key of C?

I am needing this for the song wanted dead or alive as the original key is D however, for the musical Rock of Ages they play the song in C. Is there any chance that I could put a capo on to keep the ...
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Improvising: Difficult to get going [closed]

When I improvise (guitar) I find that it can take me an hour or more to get going. Is the normal? If so, any way to improve it? And I'm playing solo with backing tracks at the moment. Thanks.
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What is this muted string sound technique is called?

In this video artist plays note using his little finger just before 2.9s which sounds like muted play. What is this technique is called. Please provide useful tutorial to learn this technique.

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