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The guitar frets are certainly anything but equidistant. We can use some simple physics to see how they need to be spaced. The frequency of the (fundamental = lowest mode) of the string is given by f = c/2L, where c is the speed of wave propagation in the string (some constant) and L is the length of the string. In the equal temperament, each step up a ...


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Eric’s answer correctly identifies this object as a pickup, I just thought I’d add some extra info. This pickup is a magnetic-coil pickup, more commonly found on electric guitars and basses. Pickups for acoustic guitars are more usually Piezo pickups, which react to pressure, rather than the vibration of a string in a magnetic field. For this reason, the ...


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Most likely a pickup with a smooth cover. If you look up the manufacturer and model of the guitar, you can find the specific info.


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Downstrokes with a pick are generally more emphasised than upstrokes. Playing triplets, and alternating down and up strokes, the second and fourth beats start with upstrums, which need to be as emphasised as the downstrums on beats one and three. DUD UDU DUD UDU in each bar. I suspect that's what's throwing it out of kilter.


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If you start at an open string on your violin, and progressively finger each of the eight notes to arrive at the note one octave above that start note, you will have a finger exactly half way along the string. (From nut to bridge). Notice that each next step you take is smaller than the last. By the same percentage, actually. This time, measure how far re ...


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Vary guitars and styles acoustic / electric. Picking strumming, blues, folk, rock. Get your chord change speed up and learn barre equivalents of fingered chords. All this can be helped by online tutorials or a teacher. Then join a band. One tip - if you are looking at online chords and there are ones that are virtually impossible to play, it is very likely ...


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Learn more about scales and chord theory, especially roman numeral analysis. This will enable you to analyze songs and understand how they work, and be able to transpose them to other keys. Along with that just try to figure out as many songs as you can by ear.


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I think you may be mixing up compound meter and tuplets. ...12ths of a 4/4 bar I think you mean 12/8 meter... ...which is sometimes written using tuplets like this... But I think the normal meaning of a tuplet is that it deviates from the basic metrical subdivision, resulting in a mixture of subdivision of the beat, like these... If you are ...


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Visualization only helps in some cases. You seem to be a visual person (I guess because you are asking about this). As far as I know the only way to play on the fly is to have it in your muscle memory. If it really takes 5min to go through a chord scale then I think you need to write out the chords in SMN or TAB and commit them to memory. I do chord ...


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This video is explaining: How to get the "Number of the Beast" GUITAR TONE:


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A good help to stay in time with triplets is our language. Instead of counting or using syllables is to say words that are spelled in a way of triplets like Mexico or other names of countries. But take care: if yous say Canada you can fall in the other rhythm of two 16h and a 8th note again. Another practice is to use play the rhythm pattern strumming with ...


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Couple of ideas. The jack for headphones is usually a switched socket: plugging in a jack will disconnect the speaker from the circuit. It may be that the contacts on that socket are not re-connecting when the jack is removed. Switch cleaner often works to re-instate things. I've also come across the same sort of problem with the jack sockets for send/...


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Just take a look at what he's doing. What he's saying is that you don't want to pluck the string by pulling it up and away from the top of the guitar. The initial action of the finger on the should be such that you feel the strings pushing your hand away slightly, like a spring. You push in a little. The follow through is along an arc that eventually ...


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The action your fingers should take is a curling or an uncurling, not a push in towards the guitar as such. So for that stroke you can use the same action shown in the video - your fingernail or fingertip should be moving parallel to the surface of the guitar, either towards the lower strings or the higher strings. Curl and uncurl your fingers while moving ...


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The TAB is telling you what fret and string to play the notes corresponding to the standard music notation on the staff above. The arc under groups of notes is a slur and indicates that the notes should be played without right hand attack. So yes you need to hammer on and pull off in the first example. It looks like groups of three notes, triplets, played ...


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Start keeping a practice book. It can contain exercises you are doing, lists of tunes you know and want to practice to keep good at, or tunes you want to learn some day, and so on. When you practice, use your little book to add some structure to your practice. For example, in a one-hour practice session I might spend 20 minutes doing scales and exercises, ...


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Yes, as tiny currents will effect the pickup coils. They are specifically designed to detect small changes in a magnetic field. A way to minimize currents over the pickup coils is to strum or pluck below the pickups because the strings are grounded down by the bridge. If the guitar gas a pickup selector, you may use the ones further away from the bridge. ...


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Why? Because new players are likely to have no strength in their pinky. As a beginner player, I somewhat ran into this today while learning G. My first reaction after struggling to even get it with my ring finger was to use the pinky. Seems much easier overall, but then again I've only had my guitar for 4 days so that's just my initial impression. It's a ...


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Les Paul Jr's were built to a smaller scale when they were made originally, as an, entry guitar for children/teens/smaller adults. At the time, LP's were quite a bit more so many people started buying Jr's because of the cost difference. Because of this, Gibson ended up scaling the Jr up to standard size, which is what, we have today. AFAIK, Epiphones are ...


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