Questions tagged [guitar]

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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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Where can I pay someone to “convert” sheet music in pdf to guitar pro files?

I bought a couple pdfs from musicnotes and I want them on guitar pro not pdf. I managed to tab some myself but this one seems more complex to me. Example: How to add rests on top of notes and finger ...
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Number of the beast guitar tone

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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Fender California Series Newporter guitar preamp built-in tuner

I am a new player and I have an electro-acoustic Fender Newporter guitar. This guitar is from what they call their California series and they are all equipped with a built-in preamp with a tuner from ...
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What guitar technique is Steve using in the video?

In the beginning of the video at around 0:07 he appears to have slapped the sixth string and played the fifth string at the same time(at least that’s how you do it according to the tab he provided) ...
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Economizing finger movement in exercise vs following the book

In Al Di Meola and Bob Aslanian's books "Al Di Meola - A Guide to Chords, Scales & Arpeggios" there's an exercise to strum a chord four times and move from one form to another, fluidly. Below is ...
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Can bending strings damage acoustic guitar? (nut, fretboard, etc.)

I don't mind the finger pain/difficulty, etc. I just don't want to mess up the guitar's part and setup, besides obviously having to retune more often. Thanks in advance for any thoughts
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Are 7th chords made up from 4 notes?

I'm new to guitar, and I have been learning basic chords over the months. I know that C Major is made up from C E and G When learning C7, there's an extra finger and that makes up 4 notes, so, C E G ...
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How do I count this rhythm I'm playing?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YDxs6vwSXQ6LcNns9 This is how I strum for the Beatles I Feel Fine How would you count this rhythm? Is it swung a bit? I'm trying to learn to count to get a better grasp on ...
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Musedo Metronome and Tuner MT-40W Tuning Key doubt

I got hold of a guitar from a friend who moved recently and gave away some of his stuff he didn't need. This is an accoustic guitar . I figured I could learn how to play it from the internet :p It ...
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Bridge Height on Harmony acoustic guitar

Ive been looking at buying an old Harmony guitar online. The one I'm looking at has had a neck reset and the action is about .070 though I think that was measured with the guitar on its back. I'm ...
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Guitar Amplifier issue

I'm new here and I need some help with an issue with my guitar amplifier. I connected my electric and electroacoustic guitars with it and both when connected, you can hear the sound of the connection ...
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In Lllypond, connect half note with 8th note beams for guitar arpeggio

I've come across guitar sheets several times where the bass note of an arpeggiated chord, written as a half note (to keep the string ringing) is connected to the beam of the 8th notes following, for ...
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Is it considered bad technique to collapse / lock finger joints?

I am a beginner at guitar. My friend recently told me that bending my fingers this way while playing a chord can cause damage to the fingers. I cant help playing this way because of force of habit. ...
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How does the action (distance between fret and string) of a guitar affect the tone / sound / timbre?

When talking with or reading / watching about professionals and their setups (acoustic instruments in particular), I found that there's a heavy tendency for using higher actions, in contrast with non-...
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Does C° also indicate a major seventh chord?

I had always thought that this notation indicated a major seventh chord: [C°]. At least it seemed to make sense that way in some of the chord sheets I have used in the past. I am now finding that it ...
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Why Different Rasgueado exist

I am learning flamenco guitar and currently practicing rasgueado. Traditional rasgueado you have to use all your fingers but i came to know about a-i-i rasgueado , were you ignore your middle finger. ...
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How long should it take for my Floyd Rose to go back in tune? Also, does the bridge need to be 100% parallel?

I just started using my new Charvel with a FR 1000 Series; love it! The tuning is epic, until I do a dive; immediately after, my Korg CA-40 says its out of tune. A few mins later, doing nothing, it's ...
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Key of a song with capo on the 4th fret

I have a song I'm playing on guitar and the original key is C# minor. If I play with a capo on the 4th fret, the chord shapes in the song are Am, C, G, Dm, F and E. So would this technically change ...
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Is it safe to use water to clean (rosewood, ebony, maple) fretboards?

It's common to see in message boards, forums, and news groups that using water to clean a fretboard can cause problems, or is otherwise advised against. It's not normally explained why, or if it only ...
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Are hard tension strings (around 85 lbs total tension) generally safe for classical guitars without truss rod?

I know some classical guitars absolutely definitely can't handle extra-hard tension strings because they can cause the bridge to break or the neck to bend, so only guitars specifically designed for ...
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How can I remove toothpaste residue from my fretboard?

The last time I thoroughly cleaned my Taylor 214ce-SB DLX, I used toothpaste to polish the frets. I got lazy towards the end and stopped taping off the wood, resulting in toothpaste getting into the ...
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Finding the corresponding chords from sheet music

I am a beginner in reading sheet music. I can understand what each notes are and one stave has a G clef and the other an F clef. I am trying to solo this on guitar and was wondering if there is a ...
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Left Hander forced to learn ukulele and guitar right handed

I just need your thoughts regarding left hand guitar players. I come from a piano- and xylophone-playing family. I am the only right hander in my family (my father, mother and 3 brothers are all left ...
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Does guitar fret spacing solely depend on the length of the string?

On a typical guitar, the fret board has certain spacing between each fret. Does the spacing of frets on a guitar solely depend on the length of the string? Meaning if I have multiple guitars of ...
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Tuning Guitar with Capo

I use GuitarTuna app for tuning the guitar,I am able to get standard E tuning with the app, For other drop Tuning like Standard C or D, putting capo on 2nd for D standard or capo on 4th fret C ...
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Guitar fingering question

When I play G#/Ab on the high E string on the guitar, I use my pinky for the fourth fret, but what about all the fingers before the pinky? Can they be packed closely to my pinky? Or do all fingers ...
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Left hand fretting

I used to play guitar well but due to an accident I now cannot play it due to my left hand not being able to fret it correctly. Is there another stringed instrument that would be easier to fret with ...
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Play 2 guitars through a single PA speaker

Before I get into the question, here is the equipment I currently have: 1 JBL JRX 212 PA speaker 1 Palmer Macht 402 power amp 2 Line 6 POD preamps (1 HD500X, 1 XT PRO) I would like to run both my ...
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Guitar pedal blocks sound when I engage

i don't know if this is the right place to ask, but it's music related, so i'll give it ago. I recently got into guitar, and i have just aquired an caline cp-68 distortion/delay pedal. I plugged the ...
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Guitar held flat? how is this way of guitar playing called?

The boy on the right keeps the Guitar in a different way than usual. I wonder how you call this style.
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Is there a reason an arranger/composer will choose a particular chord voicing when charting chords for guitar on a particular song?

When I look in music books for guitar or chord arrangements (or tabs) online for songs I want to learn to play on guitar, I notice that often a specific voicing for each particular chord is indicated. ...
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How to bar Fm6 with another finger?

I don't see how this Fm6 fingering, with the index finger on fret 5, can work out without holding my guitar upside-down. Is it a mistake or am I misunderstanding the contortion? I've also tried it ...
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How do you switch between clean and distortion on a virtual amp setup?

I'm new to virtual amp simulations and I was wondering how do you switch between a dirty and clean tone midway into recording a song as you don't have a footswitch or a pedal unlike through a normal ...

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