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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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Dead strings on first fret

I was playing my classical guitar yesterday and noticed that whenever I played any string on the first fret, it would like sound dead, idk what’s going on, I’m new to this. Any help would be ...
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What's the difference between an Epi Junior and a Junior Special?

I was recently gifted a very gently used Epiphone Junior, and was wondering what the difference is between that and a Junior Special. Just curious, is all.
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Question about a guitar lick involving string bending and playing a higher note while the string's bent

I'm transcribing a guitar solo, the one in a live version of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry." At 4:25, he bends the 11th fret of the high e string up a full step, and right before he comes down, I ...
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What is country of made of Serena box guitars? [on hold]

What is country of made of Serena box guitars? Are they worth buying for around $200?
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Intonation on Gibson 339 guitar varies by pressure

Gibson ES 339 - Seems to go out of tune when applying normal pressure when playing a chord. If I use very light pressure, not normal, then it is in tune. Could this be a problem with my nut ?
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Low E string on guitar shows cannot be tuned to E2, why?

I just bought a used guitar and when I tune it all strings are good except for the low E string, which I seem to be unable to tune to E2, which it is supposed to be. What could be wrong?
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How to Achieve This Guitar Tone in Guitar Rig [closed]

I found Gorgeous cover song on youtube . i just really like to achieve this tone . in fact i like this tone better than the original one. Thanks , Much Appreciated.
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Why does string strummed with finger sound different from the one strummed with pick?

What is the physical reason for difference in sound when using fingers instead of pick and vice versa?
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Basic components for lead guitar to sound as real Lead [closed]

How can we attain the usual lead guitar sound as seen on shows (eg. Mark knopfler in dire straits) ? what is the effect / pedal available for that ? I mean we connect an electric guitar to a cube/amp ...
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Problem with semi acoustic guitar sound

How can I get rid of the extra resonating sound coming off the amp ?I have been told that it's sympathetic vibrations.I adding a link for the sample.You can hear this weird sound in the background ....
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What is a 'nail attack'?

I heard this term the first time while browsing acoustic covers of songs in Youtube. I tried searching but there seems to be different variations, and none of the tutorials I found were quite clear. ...
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How do I fix frets rattling on new Floyd Rose guitar?

I got a new electric guitar today, I love everything about it except there is some fret rattle on most of the frets of the bass strings. The I got it from at Guitar Center tuned it for me, and I didn'...
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Nylon guitar: How to mute open strings

So from most videos I am seeing, it seems that classical guitar technique requires you to hold your hand away from the strings. If I pluck an e on the 2nd fret of the D string, and then stop that e, ...
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Where can one find notes for guitar chords including bass notes forming the chords? [closed]

On guitar, when we play a chord, we have the 3 notes forming a chord and then one (or two) strings add one (or two) more "bass notes" to the chord (lower pitches). Where can I find notes for each ...
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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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B string vibrating automatically

I use Fender cc60-sce semi-acoustc guitar and Vox mini 5 rhythm amplifier .The amp has 3 modes 0.1W,1.5W and 5W.When I switch to 1.5 W or 5W my guitar's B string starts vibrating rapidly and makes a ...
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What sense does it make to ask for the a#- (b-) minor scale pattern before learning a-minor tab? [migrated]

The question is related to this one: What is the scale of A # Minor / B flat minor? What does it look like in tab? I would agree with The comment of Tim to transpose up the a- minor scale (or the b-...
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Chord Progression for less known chords like Emaddb9 [closed]

I was playing a simple Em chord with my classical guitar with capo being on 4th fret. I moved finger number 3 which was on 4th string to one fret higher on the same string(closer to the sound hole, ...
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Learning guitar from the absolute basics [closed]

I know to play the piano since quite a few years. I now plan to learn the guitar, on my own. What would be the best way to learn the guitar on your own, without a teacher? Web links or any resources ...
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How guitar positions (1st, 2nd, 3rd positions) are labled

How do you know whether to use 1st, 2nd, or 3rd position in a guitar piece? How is it labeled in the music?
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What does a straight horizontal line above a few notes, after a changed tempo mean?

The piece is for playing guitar using plectrum: I am guessing the horizontal line represents the stretch of notes to be played at the changed tempo, and begin playing at the initial tempo after that.
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Rolling Stones Sway guitar solo chord function

I enjoy jamming over Sway by the Stones. The final solo is C minor pentatonic mainly played over two chords, C major and Bb major. While I understand why you would use a minor pentatonic on a major ...
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Identifying “Drop chords” from a given voicing

I'm new to this concept of "drop chords" for guitar, and apparently other instruments as well. Well, I know about chord voicings in general, but not necessarily how the drop-n voicing system works. ...
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Guitar neck keeps tilting down

I've always practiced sitting down and now I want to stand. So I have a Les Paul and a really nice PRS Leather strap. But the neck keeps tilting down. This is driving me crazy. I thought maybe it was ...
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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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What is the scale of A # Minor / B flat minor? What does it look like in tab? [closed]

What is the Guitar chord - lead scale of A# Minor / B flat minor? I'd like to see what this scale looks like in tablature. How do I play it?
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How to mute a string and play another at the same time

I'm trying to learn this fingerstyle song on my acoustic guitar. I found a tab which I really like. The only thing I don't get are the X's in the tab. Here's a part I've taken from the tab: What ...
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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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Make This Strumming Pattern

Is it posssible to make this strumming pattern in Guitar Pro 7? With "Bm" Each bar consists of 8 beats.(8/4) Thumb down stroke Silence (Let ring) Silence (Let ring) Thumb up stroke Palm mute ...
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How to write a bassline for a small melody first and then a whole song? [on hold]

My goal is to compose songs, though I've not learnt about genres yet. So my first step is to practice creating a bassline for a 4-bar or 8-bar chord progression (including a catchy melody). ---I've ...
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What is chord melody?

I've heard the term "chord melody" used by a jazz player acquaintance of mine, but I'm not really certain what he is describing or how it works. Would someone please give me a definition in easy to ...
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What should I start to learn fingerstyle guitar

So I recently got into fingerstyle guitar and learned to play Someone Like You (sungha jung) and it took me a couple months, which I think is too long. But when I started looking for another song to ...
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Marshall MG10CF and PC

I have "Marshall MG10CF" with a headset output. Can i somehow connect it to my pc as a microphone and record guitar?
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Why's counterpoint wisecracked as 'two guitarists sight reading the same score'? [closed]

Can someone please expound this joke? What's the definition of counterpoint? Two guitarists sight reading the same score. I quote a comment from these Reddit threads, but not this r/ELI5 one as ...
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I can't produce songs

I'm a guitarist, playing with 3-4 bands 4-5 days a week. I also study Sound Engineering and doing recording, arranging and mixing. My literature is not bad, and I have a good music education. ...
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Guitar strings sound muted when playing them normally [closed]

Hey all so my guitar when playing on the A, D, B, and high E while playing through frets 1-7 sound muted. However the rest of the frets seem to be fine on all of these strings.I know im not muting ...
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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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As a beginner, should I get a Squier Strat with a SSS config or a HSS? [closed]

I’m not 100% sure what the differences are and would like some input, thanks. Also, I was wondering what the second pickup position did (bridge + middle).
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How to down pick a chord with skipped strings?

I'm following a tab and I encountered what is pictured below. How do I prevent the 4th string from ringing when I play this?
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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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How can I know the correct keys of the songs my band have to play?

I used to look at tunebat.com, until my guitarist told me most of the keys there are wrong. And here are two examples of wrong keys, according to him: https://tunebat.com/Info/Soul-Man-Live-Version-...
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Guitar sound not coming out of amp [closed]

I just got a new Squier guitar. This is my first guitar. When I plugged it into the amp, no sound from the guitar came. Just static noises. What is happening??
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1964 JB Hutto Airline Res-o-glass body composition [closed]

https://reverb.com/uk/price-guide/guide/591-airline-res-o-glass-jb-hutto-1965-red The JB Hutto Airline Res-o-glass model 1964 is said to be made out of a type of fibreglass called "Res-o-glass." Does ...
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What are 'alternative tunings' of a guitar and why would you use them? Doesn't it make it more difficult to play?

In the wikipedia article for the song Iris it says there is an: unusual guitar tuning in which most of the strings are tuned to D, lending the guitar a chorus-like effect. In a follow up article ...
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Question about chords within a musical key [closed]

Why does an F sharp major chord work when playing in A major chord?
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How can a perfect fourth interval be considered either consonant or dissonant?

I've been reading Ralph Denyer's book, The Guitar Handbook, and in the section on intervals he states that the perfect fourth can be either consonant or dissonant but it's not explained as how or why. ...
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Is the CAGED system the main way for learning the guitar's fretboard?

Just curious if there's alternatives to the CAGED system? I've googled but most alternatives aren't nearly as popular, 3NPS is one of them. So is CAGED the main way to go about learning fretboard ...
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Can playing an amp at minimum volumes (<1%) be harmful to it?

I have Peavey Vypyr VIP 2. It's a solid-state 40w amplifier. I don't own any lower power amps, so I use it at my apartment for practicing. It does have a headphone output, but I wanted to know if ...
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Practice routine and adding new material

I am a semi beginner, I've had guitars for 45 years but never took it serious until a year ago. (I use deliberate practice every day, very little goofing off) I need some advice on when to add new ...
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Is there any easy technique to identified guitar/chord tab of any song?

Im a poor Guy, I can not afford coaching for Guitar classes. I have seen many videos in you tube . Most are them providing Guitar chord and Tab . My question is that how can we know the ...