Questions tagged [guitar]

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What technique is Sungha Jung using in this video?

In his cover of Secret Base - Anohana during the chorus at 1:25 he makes a loud twang-y(?) bass note noise that overall gives the composition a really nice sound. Im wondering what hes doing and ...
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What are good components of a practice session for beginning guitarists? [closed]

What are the best things that beginning guitar payers should practice in their practice session?
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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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how to get the time signature of my own songs [duplicate]

Lately I've been writing my own songs on guitar.i think most of them are in 4/4 time signature but i'm not pretty sure. how can i figure out the time signature of my songs? is there any way to get ...
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Can I use my PC as a pedal with an external guitar amp?

I'm trying to decide what to buy for my new guitar - a sound card (around 100$) to connect to the PC, or the Marshall MG10G practice amp. I'm not really into buying effect pedals for now, a guitar ...
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Did I use the correct key signiture for this 12 bars blues? [closed]

QuincyPenolaSheetMusic Any input would be fine. I was wondering if another key signature would have made it more easy, as there is a couple of double flats.
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Suggestion for a scale run

I can't get an F major scale run without screwing it up at the moment where I slide to F note on 10th fret of G string. First run is E Mixolydian – goes just fine. Second – F Ionian – can't get it. ...
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Does chord type(major or minor) remains the same for common chord progressions irrespective of any mode or scale?

I am very new to even the basic concepts of music theory so there might be something inherently wrong in my question but here it is, There are some common chords progressions which are denoted by the ...
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Playing All Guitar Notes With a MIDI File

I'm trying to do this: 1. I open FL Studio to play all 88 keys of a piano. 2. FL Studio's Piano Roll begins with C0 which is two octave below C1 of a real piano. 3. So you have to go from C2 up to C9 ...
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Chords going well with pentatonic scale and blues scale?

Let's say I want to improvise (create a solo) on the pentatonic scale A C D E G: E||---------------------5-8-| B||-----------------5-8-----| G||-------------5-7---------| D||---------5-7-------------|...
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My saddle support is broken

I have an Ovation, and the wood piece attached to the guitar, where the saddle is sitting, has broken appart. Is there any way to get these things fixed (like getting it out of the guitar top, and ...
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Open guitar tunings for 'non-standard' slide keys

My question stems from ZZ Top's 'It's Only Love.' It has a slide riff, tab says the song is in B Major, the slide is Open E. WHY Open E, as opposed to Open B tuning? E shares four of the same sharps ...
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Why do I only sing in tune while playing acoustically myself?

I have this weird problem where I can consistently hear the note and sing extremely in tune in a group setting, with the artist also singing in the background of a track, or even while I'm playing the ...
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How do I play lead of a song with metronome? [duplicate]

It's hard to count 1234 while leading?
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Why is sheet music for guitar different from piano [duplicate]

Why is middle C on guitar music played an octave lower in pitch on guitar than on piano? I can play guitar while reading from piano music on the grand staff with middle C at concert, and it's not any ...
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How do you read standard notation on guitar if it isn't standard tuning?

Do you have to read the notation differently?
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Converting Vocal Line into Guitar - Speed, Dynamics

I'm struggling with creating a vocal-less cover version of a song that does have a vocal line in my digital audio workstation. I know exactly what's going on in terms of notes/chord progressions in ...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Tendonitis?

I was hoping I could get some advice from more experienced players, musicians about this issue I'm currently suffering. I'm an 18-year-old girl who plays guitar. In fact, lately I had been playing ...
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How to record guitar and voice in laptop?

I want to record guitar (using line cable) and my voice(using earphone's microphone) on my Dell laptop(which has only jack) both at same time. Is there any way to do it in the cheapest way? Thanks in ...
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Is it possible to make Guitar tone sound like Harmonium?

I know to play guitar and I can't play Harmonium. I like harmonium sound very much. So, if it is possible to make Harmonium sound from guitar, then we have infinite possibility to compose music. So I ...
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How to listen to spotify & record instrument with Lexicon Alpha?

What I'd like to do is this: -Plug my guitar into the instrument input on the Alpha -Plug 3.5mm headphones into the headphone jack on the Alpha -Record my guitar with audacity WHILE listening to ...
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What does counter-point mean when playing guitar?

My band has been fooling around with the tape machine and the bass player suggested that I play counter-point to the track I already did. What does he mean?
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How to get rid of a scratch on my strat

I know that it's possible to rub out a scratch on my cars finish using rubbing and polishing compound. Does the same thing work on a guitars finish if the scratch is not to deep?
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Floyd Rose screws are too tight?

My Floyd Rose screw is too tight. I am using a Kramer 7 string guitar with Floyd Rose, and I was attempting to install D-tuna. I have successfully installed the D-tuna on my 7th string before (i.e., ...
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Guitar high e string breaking when tuning up new string

I've recently encountered a problem with my 2016 Gibson Les Paul 50's Tribute. A few weeks ago I replaced my set of Ernie Ball 11's with a set of 10's. All was going well until I went to tune the high ...
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What is the I Rig

I am interested in recording straight from guitar to my Ipad. I've seen the IRig for this but I am not sure what it is. Is the IRig simply an audio jack to 3.5mm converter? Will it amplify the ...
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Oiling a whole guitar body instead of using lacquer/paint/varnish

I have just been making my first guitar over the last few days from scratch and I have just gotten to the point of needing a finish for it. I was wondering if anyone had experience in oiling a whole ...
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Micro DI to Guitar Link

Can I connect balanced output (xlr to 1/4 jack conversion cable) to guitar link interface directly? Like this: guitar > pedals > micro di > guitar link > laptop... The unbalanced output is connected ...
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What would be the symbol for ultimate muting

Is there any symbol in music notation that instructs a complete, immediate sound muting (silencing) such as preventing a guitar strings resonating with muting techniques or releasing the sustain pedal ...
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How do I find a rhythm that goes under a melodic line?

I have to accompany a singer on guitar for a wedding and I am having trouble finding a good rhythmic pattern that fit nicely under the melody. What should I pay attention to regarding the melodic line ...
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Note frequency fluctuation after fretting down the note? (electric guitar)

It has been 6 months since I've got my Jackson JS32 Kelly, and today I have noticed that after I fret down the E note on the 12th fret on the high E string, the note's frequency is fluctuating, and it ...
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Guitar Frequency

I'm using an app to calculate frequency of the guitar strings as far as I know the fundamental frequency of the guitar are listed as :- String Frequency 1 (E) 329.63 Hz 2 (B) 246....
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Recorded acoustic guitar with Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 and Pro Tools | First but getting noise

Just bought my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 and recorded a acoustic guitar with Pro Tools | First but I'm getting some noise kind of thing in the recording. I'm a newbie in this field so any kind of help ...
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I am having trouble in knowing the correct way to play this legato on a guitar tablature.

What is the accurate way to play this. I'd appreciate it very much if the explanations were kept to layman terms. I am a complete beginner, with 0 background in music theory. Only been playing the ...
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How to do this guitar technique?

I'm a beginner, what is the name of this technique? Can someone tell me how to do this ? Actually, I've an idea, but it's not working, so I don't know if I'm right or not.
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Recording a guitar, a Bass and one (or two) micro by scarlett 2i2 and Xenyx Q502USB

If somebody can help to solve my question: I have a Scarlett 2i2 and a mixer Beheringer Xenyx Q502USB. Now I need to record a guitars, a bass and a microphone to the PC and I know that I can connect ...
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Fret buzzing after set up

I've got an Admira Artista guitar, I bought a used one which was manufactured in 1980 and it looks like a new guitar without any scratches. I played with medium tension strings and it was great. I ...
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Best way to start playing guitar?

I'm an aspiring musician and have self-taught myself a few rock riffs but was wondering what the best way of actually learning to play is. I've looked around a bit at a few online lessons but none ...
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Guitar finger style and strumming

I started playing January this year and find finger style easier than strumming. My question is, can I transform a finger style pattern to strumming, and if yes, how?
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connect audio interface to amp's power amp

I want to try to use amp sims on logic pro with a real cab. I have a laptop with an apogee one audio interface. My idea was to plug the guitar to apogee, then apogee to logic and finally, connect the ...
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For a guitar player, does jazz music demand more technical skills than blues one? [closed]

Jazz guitar players are generally considered gifted by higher technical skills than others, maybe because of their aptitude to the improvisation and fast soloing. Often, they are also provided with a ...
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Using pedal switch in Ableton

I have the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 sound card and Orange FS-1 foot switch from my Orange amp. I use Ableton Live for recording my guitar. My question is, can I connect the pedal to the other input on ...
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Can I use a DI Box to practice guitar without an amp? [closed]

I normally play bass, but I dabble with guitar sometimes. I also live in a small apartment, and since I often play late at night and I like my upstairs neighbors, I practice using headphones. I have a ...
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Kahler vs Floyd Rose

This video makes it out to be that you are either a a fan of floyd or a Kahler man. Why is that so? What exactly makes them different enough that using both would be impractical?
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Tips on improving rhythmic notation

I know in theory what rhythmic values are such as quarter note, half note, and whole note etc.., and I can do linear scale exercises very quickly without metronome, but I feel difficult to integrate ...
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Extended chords in keys

I understand the most popular & first-learnt chords & how to associate them with the keys they belong to. I'm looking at other chord types now such as Am6. I believe that Am6 can only go ...
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How to play a Pentatonic Major using a Pentatonic Minor 3 octave shape

Ok, so the : C Major Pentatonic and the A Minor Pentatonic are supposed to be the same stuff. But I'm unsure how that happens theoretically. (Apart from the obvious fact that they have the same ...
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Traveling or moving neck bow

This is very strange. I have a Godin Icon which I love. This month I have noticed a neck bow that I can't straighten itch the truss rod. The problem is that this bow seems to move up and down the neck....
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I have some lyrics with a melody and a chord progression. How do I go about adding music to it?

I wrote some lyrics and added a melody and chord progression. I would like to add more music to it. From what I know, I would have to add a bass track and add a beginning riff, a solo, drums etc.. I ...