Questions tagged [guitar]

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Crack near guitar Bridge

This crack is been there for over a year, Does the bridge comes off in future? Is it damaging the body? Whats actually happening a year ago i've left my guitar for over a month without playing. Is it ...
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Playing songs “without chords” (play interesting)

I’m playing guitar 3 years and I learned a lot of chords and make my playing clean etc How can I play a song pop in different way? For example if my song is F#m key and the chords are F#m, A, C#m, B ...
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Rules for making guitar chords playable on the fretboard

Background: A program that generates common chord progressions given a key. For example, in the key of C major, one of the popular progressions we have is I – vi – IV – V (C – Am – F – G). My goal is ...
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Can someone identify what mode/scale this is?

Sorry if this is a simple question, I tried googling it but couldn't get any good answers. I am playing an open (low) E string on a guitar and then at the same time playing an A major scale on the ...
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Can sing pretty decently with a guitar, but cannot sing in tune with a backing track or minus one

I have been singing for 3 years with my guitar and I got pretty decent with singing. I let other people criticize my voice and they agree it is decent. But now I am starting to use a DAW to try and ...
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What is the underlying theory behind bebop enclosures?

I see a LOT of pages and books showing which enclosures work for certain chords and target notes, but I haven't seen many explain why a given enclosure works over some other arbitrary set of approach ...
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Why is the 5th stronger than the 1st in guitar spectrum?

I was experimenting with spectrum analysis of guitar plucks and this is what i got on an open low E recording: As you can see the strongest peak is at about 247 Hz, which is a B3 while the peak at ...
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What physical phenomenon causes stratitis?

I've heard luthiers refer to the weird sounds from a badly adjusted pickup as 'stratitis' (or 'wolf sounds'?). What are the mechanics of stratitis? What physical phenomenon causes it to occur?
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RICHWOOD Acoustic guitar for covers [closed]

I have not the chance to get and play RICHWOOD acoustic guitars and the ones I am checking to buy have little to none videos on youtube. I do music, more specifically covers and these list bellow are ...
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What determines the tone coming from a pickup?

I hear a lot of hocus pocus in music. One such thing called "Premium" pickups are heralded as some must-have for a good sounding guitar. To me, it seems like pickups are just electromagnets ...
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Acoustic Guitar Tapping

I am little confused at what angle you should tap your left hand on fret board since your right hand would be busy in doing something else so our aim is that our left hand tapping should produce a ...
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A database of every guitar chord? [closed]

For a tool I'm developing, I'd like to have a database of all playable chords (and voicings) on guitar. "playable" would mean either : any position that the human with the biggest stretch ...
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Need help in writing Guitar Solos using story

I heard lot from online videos(Literally all) that the key thing to awesome solo is - Story. But I am kinda confused that how one implements this? Please share how you implement the "Story" ...
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Guitar goes from b3 to c4, skipping all intermediate notes and scales

I expect all frets to go from A to A# to B to C to C#... until G# But I noticed that sometimes, on my guitar notes are skipped or come back to a lower notes that preceded it. For example: On the G ...
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What does this <#> mean in guitar tabs and how do I play it?

I'm learning this song (ocean eyes) and in the tabs, it has this <12> what does it mean and how do I play it.
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How can I play this on the guitar?

I've recently started learning tabs so I am confused with how to play these notes with the standard notations.
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Starting out on the guitar. What are some good options for learning to begin making music? [closed]

I would like to learn to play guitar on at least a rudimentary level. What are my options for a really good, easy, and motivating method to get me going. I would love to find an inspiring online ...
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Does instrument cable impedance matter?

I see many 1/4 TS 'instrument' cables for sale with no mention of impedance. With: the speed of light in vacuum of ~300 000 km/s audio frequencies < 20 kHz you get wavelengths of at least 15 km(!)...
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New to Lilypond, I want a guitar chord box above each bar of the staff , does anyone have a template?

I am new to Lilypond, I want to print blank guitar chord box(es) above each of the 32 bars of the blank staff , does anyone have a template?
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Are my amplifier's foot controller/foot switch inputs protected?

I have a guitar amplifier with a 'clean' and 'lead' 'channel' that can be manually toggled. I'd like to switch between my different amplifier settings using a 'foot controller'. I often see schematics ...
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Cannot stretch my ring and middle finger away from each other when playing guitar

I cant move my ring finger and middle finger away from each other, either when I play guitar or when I dont play guitar. For example, I cannot to the Vulcan salute, if I try to move it all my fingers ...
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Connection between treble clef location, notes on the line and notes on the guitar [closed]

What's the point of having two E notes on the guitar and two E notes on the note-lines? Furthermore, why have a treble-clef on one of the note-lines which modulates how the two Es on the guitar maps ...
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Finger picking pattern

I am a beginner to music and guitar .I know the chords and how to play it.Recently I heard a song and try to play the guitar. I could not figure out how the finger ...
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How to think of chord extensions when soloing over chords?

Guitar player here. I have been learning about chord extensions and how they can be used to color to a basic progression or when playing a solo. However as I was doing research on this it seems that ...
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Songs with capo on only some chords

I'm teaching myself guitar, I've enjoyed finding songs I like and slowly teaching myself the chords, but sometimes when I go to a song some of the chords have a capo and others don't. I'd understand ...
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Recommended thumb position and motion when using a thumbpick on an acoustic guitar

I'm looking for specific best practices around hand position and motion while using a thumbpick on an acoustic guitar. I haven't found any specific resources on this. I have been impressed with Troy ...
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How can I improve bass lines with fingerstyle guitar playing?

I have been learning fingerstyle guitar for a while and I can properly play songs with simple bass lines, but now I arrived to some songs with more difficult bass lines that don't sort of follow the ...
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Does the root note fall on the same place using CAGED system on guitar?

I'm just using the CAGED system as a reference to talk about shapes here. I will take the shape formed with A and G to explain myself here. I understand that the shape will fall in different places ...
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Connecting Zoom g7.1ut effects console to focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface?

First of all, I am very very new to digital audio recording and working with audio interfaces, so apologies in advance for possibly sounding like an idiot! So I bought a focusrite scarlett 2i2 audio ...
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Does the piano really originate as a combination between drumming and guitar?

I heard this concept from one my friends, who is a guitar player, that first the guitar and the drum were created, and then somebody decided to drum on guitar and so was the piano born. I really ...
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Fret Wear on 2016 PRS CE24

When changing my strings and cleaning the fretboard and frets a couple of days ago, I recognized that my frets seem to be really flat already. I have attached some images. The guitar is round about ...
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Pain in index finger joint while barring

I have been playing guitar for about 2 years now. I am playing a set of .009s on a strat-style guitar. The action is as per my liking and not too high. Recently I have developed some pain in the first ...
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Fingers not spreading when curled

I play guitar and I should have my fingers directly above the frets when placing all four fingers down. But if I curl them just a bit, I cant spread the middle finger and ring finger AT ALL. They are ...
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Why can't notes be tuned according to a defined frequency?

Why is it that everyone says a piano can never be in tune? Why can't we just assign a particular frequency to every note (A, A#, B, C, C#, etc) and then tune each piano string to the frequency of each ...
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How to make a slow melodic solo sound beautiful

I’ve listen to many songs where there’s a lead guitar part that is very slow and not that impressive, but the song sounds amazing, But when I try to play them they just sound like some notes and not ...
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How to practice unstable “wonky” beats on guitar without drums

Lately I've been getting into "wonky" music, a subgenre of electronic music known primarily for its off-kilter or “unstable” beats, as well as its eclectic blend of genres including hip hop, ...
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Are there defining differences between melodic motifs and melodic patterns?

As part of my guitar practice routine, I work on a rotating schedule of practicing Melodic Patterns. And when I'm studying music theory and analyzing a particular song, part of that analysis includes ...
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Asturias Playing Open B

I learning Asturias in this piece we have to play open B after every base notes. So currently my base notes sounds fine but playing open B is seems to be quite challenging. I am alternating between ...
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Percussive Sound Recording Arrangement

I have Electro-Acoustic, i want to record my guitar in home studio environment. Currently i am using Amplifier and Camera for recording. Problem is that Percussive parts are not sounding great in ...
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How do i play this tab? (guitar tab)

How do i play this? i know it's a chord but after the chords i'm not sure how to play it.
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New Guitar Sound Check

I have just brought a new Acoustic Guitar. I found that String sounds metallic is this normal ? Will my Guitar Sound improves gradually i.e Playing become smooth ? Currently sliding the finger or ...
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Why is there fret buzz on an acoustic after not playing it for a year?

I gave my brother’s girlfriend an acoustic guitar and stand over a year ago. I was over at their place the other day and I thought I would play the guitar. Of course it was out of tune, but I was ...
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having a problem with guitar G chord getting all four fingers positioned

Having trouble on guitar with G chord. Can't keep fingers 3 and 4 (pinkie & ring) in position on B and E (2 & 1) while reaching for E (6) with middle finger (2).
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How much harder is learning guitar on a 1/2 classical?

I'm an absolute beginner starting to learn guitar and all sources I have seen/asked so far heavily recommend to get a regular-size steel-stringed guitar. I do however have access to 1/2 size classical ...
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How do you reposition a Stratocaster bridge?

I recently got a cheap Squier bullet Strat, I did a few mods and upgraded the parts, then I realized when I was putting in new pickups for it, that the bridge is positioned incorrectly so that the ...
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Why the inconsistency in the standard guitar tuning for strings? [duplicate]

So I noticed the fourth note of most strings is a semi-tone below the next string. For example, G♯ (4th note) on the low E string is a semi-tone below the next string, which is A; the C♯ ...
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Should a guitar's neck be parallel to the body or at an incline/decline?

I have a guitar here and noticed the neck inclines ever so slightly off the body: None of my other guitars seem to do this: their necks run parallel with the guitar body. You can see in the image, ...
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E high string keeps snapping

I bought new nylon strings. I haven't had any problem with my old ones when I tune them, but my high e nylon string keeps snapping out of the pin. It doesn't break, it's fine, but it snaps out of the ...
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Not confident enough to play guitar loudly because neighbours will hear it

I am playing guitar (mostly Acoustic Guitar) for like 2 years now so i wouldn't say that i completely suck. i can play numerous songs and strum chords fairly and easily. Although every day is a new ...

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