Questions tagged [guitar]

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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? [closed]

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 ...
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Can I play a electric guitar through a bass amplifier?

I am a bassist and I am looking for an electric guitar, but I don’t want to buy another amplifier. Can I play the guitar through the bass amplifier?
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Can you tune one string on a Floyd Rose bridge without having to retune them all?

Like if you want to go from EADGBE to DADGBE, can you just tune the 6th string down and be done with it, or will that offset the bridge and throw the other strings out of whack?
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Is the myth that if you can play one instrument, you can learn another instrument with ease true?

I've heard many people say this: "If you can play one instrument, other instruments will be easy to learn" I just can't help but wonder if this is true. Suppose I'm a professional flute player. ...
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G string not staying in tune

I have an Epiphone ES-339. When I tune it, the strings sound fine, then when begin to play a song, the G string sounds out of tune. I only have an issue with that one string and all of them are brand ...
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How to record multiple sequential fixed length clips?

If I want to, say, record 24 bars of guitar, how can I pre set it up such that I can hands-free play all 24 bars and let it get recorded into 3 8 bars clips? The closest I can think of is letting ...
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Guitar playing standing up

I have an electric guitar and I really would like to practice playing standing for two reasons: I live in a small apartment and do not want to buy a stool, which would take up space. I would like to ...
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Extra lines and curves in guitar tablature?

What do these two things indicate in guitar tablature ?
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Speed techniques in fingerstyle guitar

I'm transitioning from playing primarily with a pick, to using just fingers, (no finger or thumb picks either). I feel this gives me a greater range of tone and better control in most scenarios - ...
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I need help with my acoustic guitar [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...