Questions tagged [guitar]

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Home studio for guitar question

I just purchased a focusrite solo 2gen and still can't make a nice recording. The interface is working but the sound is not terrible as I only use the provided Ableton Live, which means no effects ...
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Does anyone know the style of what beast boy is playing in the link? [closed]

Hi guys have any one noticed this clip from S01E14 : 4:45. He plays a sad tone with guitar, i guess its Spanish style, the wonderful thing i realized being a guitarist myself is that the detailing the ...
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Guitar scale position [closed]

I know all scales have chords and its notes and every scale contains all notes entire fretbord position not (scale position) and are played on the all of the strings of guitar. But when you write a ...
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Changing Violin notation to Guitar notation or tab [duplicate]

Why don't understand me... Iam writing simply... I mean is:Can I use a Violin notation for Guitar exactly? Arranging song notation for Violin and playing this exactly on the Guitar is this possible or ...
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Guitar notes on the Staff [closed]

I like to know learn about Music Theory (for any instruments)and How to know notes on the Guitar are put on the sttaf ? for everystrings and every frets? can you help me?
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Ear monitors or headset to monitor my voice with PC

Hello I have a question that I hope is in the right place because it involves several different subjects and I thought this forum was the best for this since it is close to singing along with an MP3 ...
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Melody question [duplicate]

Can I hit 4th fret on the (B and G)strings and pull of high E string on the 2 fret at the same time instead of 5th fret and pull of high E string on the 2 fret at the same time in Nothing else ...
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why major chords only have 1-3-5 notes why not other notes? [duplicate]

I have gone through this question The chord formula for the Major Chord is 1- 3 - 5. What do the numbers represent? I haven't understand that and I have also read many document. Please can any ...
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Why does guitar have so much more shape/tone variety than all other instruments?

For acoustic guitars, we have dreadnaught, auditorium, classical, jumbo, mini, grand concert, arch top, parlor (then there are new shapes coming from Taylor) Even if I count the whole orchestra family ...
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Numbering notes instead of giving them letter names

I wonder why they called notes by names like A..G. Wouldn't it be better to give them numbers? Could this be troublesome or better? E.g., I have numbered notes on my guitar neck in standard tuning as ...
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Why are guitar strings named in such a nonintuitive manner? [duplicate]

I know close to zero about music theory. Recently I started learning guitar and I'm very intrigued by the way the guitar strings are named. The names are, from thinnest to thickest: E - B - G - D - A -...
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Are Fmaj7 and C major chord the same in Guitar?

Are Fmaj7 and C major chord the same in Guitar ? I have some confusion in these two chord
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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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Fingering of G chord on guitar

Is it recommended to play g chords on a guitar with middle finger and index finger reversed? I find it easier to use the middle finger where the index should be, since it is longer or is this a bad ...
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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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How to best avoiding capo introduced sharpening?

In answer to a capo tuning question, one user suggested the use of a 'shim' (for lack of a better term, he actually suggested a .022" cut feeler gauge) between the fret board and strings under the ...
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How do I convert a Hawaiian guitar to Spanish Guitar?

I have a 4 months old hawaiian guitar. I do not like playing the Hawaiian guitar, and I want to change instruments. I have a standard bengali Hawaiian guitar with all its accessories and I want to ...
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Godin Multiac Nylon : how well is that guitar adapted to classical guitar players?

I would like to know if that guitar is totally replication the string length, distance and feel of a classical guitar. And also get any opinion you may have on it.
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How to recreate the intro guitar sound of Rhythm of Love - Plain White T's?

Youtube link I'm not sure, but is that palm muting? At 0:09-0:13, it doesn't look like he was palm muting. If it is palm muting, is it just practice I'm lacking why I can't seem to reproduce it ...
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Guitar Octave up and down [closed]

In this link that I have written below,we find E octaves on the Guitar fretbord and my Question is: E note have 8 octaves? and from low E to E on the 12 fret (6 string)is one octave, and from E on ...
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What is standard tuning for twelve string guitar? [duplicate]

I'm aware of a few different methods for tuning up a twelve string guitar.What is standard tuning for an acoustic twelve string guitar? Which pairs are tuned in unison and which pairs are tuned an ...
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Scale Shapes NOT Patterns

Ok, Allow me to take this a step further. My "Book" shows me "5" shapes for Minor Pentatonic, 5 shapes for Major Pentonic, 5 shapes for Minor Blues, 5 shapes for Major Blues & etc. Each shape is ...
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Is learning guitar good without knowing how to sing?

I'm interested in learning guitar, but I doubt it would be useful to play guitar without singing. Is it necessary to learn to sing in order to play guitar?

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