Questions tagged [guitar]

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Does the top of this guitar look ok?

I'm considering purchasing an alhambra 9p guitar from a local store. It's a new guitar, but the top seems to have some stains/nonuniformities (see the picture). How much of a defect is that?
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I can recognise intervals, but why do I have difficulty in hearing them in a song?

I have been transcribing music without an instrument for quite some time now, if I have my instrument in hand I am able to almost always quickly figure out what is being played but when I step away ...
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How to create bass tabs based of guitar tabs

I have been learning Drawing Board by George Ezra on my Guitar. My friend plays bass but we can't find any tabs, so I was wondering if there is a way to match guitar chords with bass notes? Its a ...
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Washburn EA15 — Laminate top?

Guitar Center says "Laminated flamed maple top," but everywhere else, including Washburn's website just say "Flame Maple Top." Anyone know the validity of this?
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Difference between mini-jumbo and grand auditorium? Specifically, on the Washburn EA15ATB compared to Taylor's GA?

According to Guitar Center, there doesn't appear to be any difference compared to Taylor's standard of GA, but Taylor doesn't provide any more dimensions past the length, width, and depth.
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Nylon String Features [closed]

I hope this is allowed as I'm not asking for a specific product recommendation, but generically what I should be looking for. I'm intending to restring my nylon guitar and would like to make an ...
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Very difficult to reach truss-rod with provided Allen key

Disclaimer. I am a total guitar beginner; I have no intention of messing with the truss rod if there is no need to, but after I bought my strat-type, I started noticing what I think are intonation ...
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The problem with do not know how to pick up notes and which time I have write what note [closed]

I understand the quarter note but I did not understand that what is says, "on RED quarter rest". What I have to do?
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what families of guitar strings (lower and upper) will give me differents sound timbres?

They are plenty kinds of guitar strings for my classical guitar : silver or titanium (or platinum ?) coated, crystal ones... Some are for commercial attractiveness, some might increase longevity of ...
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My electric guitar not making sound

I'm a beginner electric guitar player. I bought LTD EC 10 yesterday. It was going well until today. When I plug to my amp and hold strings or play it doesn't make sound but when I keep it open noise ...
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What does (loco) mean? [duplicate]

Source wikipedia. I was reading classical guitar article on wikipedia and saw this (loco) notation. What does it mean? This was used to describe playing range of guitar.
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What do these arrows mean?

I've noticed on Edson Lopes pieces he highlights (I think) certain phrases. Not sure what he is trying to tell us when he puts a section between these arrows. Notice arrow pointing left and down, then ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of three bolt necks on strats

I'm curious about why Fender changed from using a four bolt neck mount to a three bolt neck mount sometime back in the sixties or seventies and then decided to change back to the four bolt mount. What ...
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Any difference in playing with C-shaped and flatter neck - Electric Guitars

I am an amateur guitar player and have an old Samick Ls11 electric guitar that has come to its end of life. I plan to buy a new one from something like Jackson brand. Samick is a cheap Strat imitation,...
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when I press the string most of the time 2nd string it seems like muted. Is it because im a beginner?

I'm a guitar beginner. I just bought a guitar and started to learn it 1week back. However I was learning chords. But when I press the string most of the time 2nd string it seems like muted. What's the ...
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Finger positions to play power chords

I really struggle to get my left hand's fingers in the right shape when I play a power chord. On the picture below I try to put my first finger on the second fret and my third finger on the fourth ...
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Microphone levels come in low even when at max volume

When I record guitar, the sound coming from the microphone is still low even when the input is turned up to max. Why this is, as other people don't seem to have their audio interfaces turned up this ...
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E minor to A minor transiton with F#

I'm learning guitar and have been practicing transitions between chords using notes in common for the key/scale. One lesson starts with A minor for one measure and then transitions to D minor by ...
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Guitar terminology : A word for a set of positions on the fretboard

I'm looking for a particular word for a concept in guitar playing. This image shows a set of positions in the fretboard. It is usually used to show easily how to play a scale or an arpeggio. ...
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I came across this Chord notation Em7(x7x070) then (x6x070 and finally (x5x070). Is anyone familiar with this?

I found this in the song" Live like you were dying" by Tim McGraw. Can anyone help me on this? Chord notation Em7(x7x070) then (x6x070 and finally (x5x070). Thanks
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What is this pentatonic scale called?

I have been enjoying a wonderful scale recently, but I am unable to find its ‘proper name’ anywhere. It’s essentially a minor pentatonic with a major 3rd in place of the 4th 1 - b3 - 3 - 5 - b7 e.g. C ...
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Odd de-tuning while tuning my guitar

I was playing my guitar with capo on 3rd fret. all of the sudden i heard a sound probably like a string break. But no. Strings were perfectly fine. But the high E string got completely out of tune ...
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how to play capo and non-capo chords in the same song?

I've read through many forums and tutorials and am still very confused. I'll give an example to make this easier to understand: I'm trying to learn "Across the Universe" by Fiona Apple (...
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Is my floating bridge set up properly?

This is a yamaha rgx220zdmg i've recently bought. i'm not sure if the floating bridge is set up properly because this is my first time owning an electric guitar. Thank you in advance.
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How to play a diamond note on guitar? [duplicate]

Source Here it is written in diamond notes in the first measure. How should one play them on guitar and also what do they indicate?
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String hits unwanted fret

When I play the first fret of the 6th string of my electric guitar several times, the string makes an annoying sound, I think that it might hit another fret. It also happens with the 5th string but ...
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The role of G in The Sound of Silence in A minor

So the chord sequence for The Sound of Silence in Am (the key I play in because I lost my capo) is roughly Am G Am C F C F C F C Am C G Am G etc. My question is why the G before Am, "within the ...
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How are guitar scale shapes/patterns named?

This site has the scale pattern numbers similar between Pentatonic and Major scales In the above images, Pattern 5 of the Pentatonic scale seems to be aligned to Pattern 5 of the Major scale. But, ...
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Vegas heat gonna fry my guitars?

Live in Vegas, My music room is in a building with no temperature control, what can I do to keep my instruments from ruining in this hot, hot dry temp? Guitars are hanging on wall. Will a regular room ...
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What key does the chord progression E, D, C#, B, E, D, C#, G belong to?

I noticed while playing guitar recently that the chords E, D, C#, B, and then E, D, C#, G sound good together although to my knowledge those chords can’t be in the same key because of the E and the C#....
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What mode does this guitar solo use? [closed]

I'm trying to learn this amazing guitar solo from W.C. Fields played by Gabor Szabo. It starts at 02:00. I learned this first section which is in the key of G major. At 02:20–02:32 it switches to ...
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What is the chord consisting of G F# A D?

I'm somewhat new to more complex chords. I found this chord on YouTube which consists of G F# A D (from lowest to highest notes). The person said it is GMaj9 chord, but actually it misses the 3rd, ...
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GUITAR - C major scale progression

I am having a rough time understanding the numbers on the chord.progression as an example on the C major scale. Why is it that they are boxed in these numbers ? And why those numbers ? Why in that ...
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Guitar - pinkie finger independence [duplicate]

I am doing some exercises and the instructor noted to keep my fingers as close to the strings as possible. However, i noticed that every time i go to press my second or third finger, then the pinkie ...
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Is my guitar's neck supposed to be angled upwards? [duplicate]

My Ibanez Artcore's strings are buzzing towards the top of the neck (1st fret). I have tried raising the action but the strings are very high off the fret towards the 20th fret and I still get some ...
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How do I get ideas for licks assuming I already have a chord progression

I have no idea what to play over a chord progression. I know my scales but I don't want to play scales up and down. How do I get licks ideas?
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Guitar - Pinky finger on high notes / small fret

I have a question regarding the use of the pinky on smaller frets , 10 onwards . Let's say I am learning a guitar solo, from Metallica Nothing else matters, when they alternate from fourth srting fret ...
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Guitar - Palm Cyst - Should I Change Hand?

I started learning the guitar (left handed) as my new years resolution and am absolutely loving it. For a couple of years, I've had a cyst in the middle of the palm of my right hand (my fretting hand)....
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Guitar Standing Position

I am facing a problem to have a steady standing position. While playing guitar in standing position I want my guitar to be still: it shouldn't move much. Currently when I play guitar in standing ...
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Is there a free software which understand pictures of sheet music? [closed]

I self-studying classical guitar from a book. In this book, most exercises have an accompaniment which is meant to be played by the instructor. Since I don't have a teacher, what I've been doing so ...
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Are Audio Interfaces required for recording distorted guitar?

Previously, when recording a basic guitar song, I would plug my guitar directly into my computer using a basic line-in adapter. This still works if I add my amp into the mix. Specifically, when the ...
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How do I read the music when there are more beats in bar than the time signature specifies [duplicate]

I am a beginner and have encountered the following tab/sheet music notes. It is in the 3/4 time signature, but it clearly shows more than 3 quarter notes in a bar. I am stumped on how to read and play ...
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Having trouble setting up my Line-In from Amp to Interface

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 8i6. I plugged my cable from amp line out to interface line input (3). I can't remember if I plugged my instrument into to the amp or the interface, I'm not getting sound ...
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Rebuilding callouses after long break from guitar

It may sound like a beginner's question but I've been playing guitar for more than 25 years now. But recently, I had to take an eight-month break from playing partly because of COVID related travel ...
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Simplistic Gdim on a guitar, is this OK?

I'm struggling with Gdim. The way I play it is: x | | | | | | | | | | 2 | 3 | | | | 4 I use my third finger to mute the second string but I'm not sure of the open D string. I think the chord sounds ...
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What is the tuning used on this song “Nightingale” by Ivory Tusk? [closed]

I have a great difficulty to decipher the tuning used by a YouTuber BalconyTV in a song Nightingale by Ivory Tusk: What I got is E A C F# A E, which I don't think is ...
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Any ideas to pursue music as career [duplicate]

Putting cover videos on youtube/instagram for a while but not growing,any other ideas to pursue music as career.
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How should i approach my song composition.for eg what chord progression should i select,inspiration,and other aspects [closed]

How should i approach my song composition.for eg what chord progression should i select,inspiration,and other aspects.I am a singer and guitarist and want to compose songs on guitar.
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Understanding guitar music sheet

I am a beginner and I have some really basic questions regarding the notations of this guitar sheet music and how to read them. First, what is the purpose of the chord's names above the staff ? Also ...
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Can anybody tell me what chords James Valentine is playing in the you tube video below in the song memories [closed]

Below is the youtube link for the video.

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