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by markyesme
March 1st, 2004, 9:18 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Recommendation for Fingerstyle book?
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

Re: Recommendation for Fingerstyle book?

In this order (IMHO): 1. Beyond Basics Fingerstyle Guitar by Mark Hanson (this might be a little on the easy side for you, so check it out at your local music store first) 2. Art of Contemporary Travis Picking by Mark Hanson 3. Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar by Arnie Berle and M. Galbo 4. Finger...
by markyesme
February 24th, 2004, 2:13 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: D chord
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: D chord

E doesn't belong.  It should only be D, A, D, F#:

[x x 0 2 3 2 ]
by markyesme
February 19th, 2004, 8:44 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Counting 36th notes and sixtuplets
Replies: 5
Views: 3475

Re: Counting 36th notes and sixtuplets

How about: 1 zi pi tee doo da and a 2 zi pi tee doo da and a 3 zi pi tee doo da and a 4 zi pi tee doo da and a 1 What I have been doing lately though is starting out with one metronome beat per 32nd note, then one beat per sixteenth (treating 32nd notes like eighth notes), then one beat per 8th note...
by markyesme
February 15th, 2004, 4:09 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Question about how to play standard notation right
Replies: 5
Views: 1874

Re: Question about how to play standard notation r

It is free.   Usually, you will try and see what fingerings seem likely (I usually start with open position, and if that seems too difficult, then I check other positions).   There have even been some classical exercises I have done where later exercises involved playing the same piece in a differen...
by markyesme
February 12th, 2004, 8:47 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar by Troy Stetina
Replies: 6
Views: 4990

Re: Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar by Troy Stetin

Why don't you go to his website and ask him?  Maybe he can send you a CD (or sell you one for a modest "upgrade" fee).
by markyesme
February 6th, 2004, 10:21 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Building an absolute newbie guitar program
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Re: Building an absolute newbie guitar program

Musen, That was pretty much what I wanted to say; I just failed to say it succinctly enough.   On rock being folk, I would agree, except that IMHO, some rock songs have become folk songs, or are becoming them.  Any of those tunes that you whip out and the majority of the people start singing along...
by markyesme
February 5th, 2004, 10:15 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Building an absolute newbie guitar program
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Re: Building an absolute newbie guitar program

Thanks.  I am not a guitar teacher, so you would probably want to find one who could find the flaws in my ideas.  I have some experience teaching English as a Foreign Language, and this is kinda how I would have liked to have been taught (now in hindsight of course).
by markyesme
February 5th, 2004, 1:56 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Building an absolute newbie guitar program
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Re: Building an absolute newbie guitar program

Helgi,  no "country" music would not be folk necessarily.  Country was always a style.  (Instrumentation, vocal styling, rhythmic and lyric structure and a required persona).  Country has gotten much closer to pop music nowadays, but many of those elements are still there. Alan Lomax put a book out ...
by markyesme
February 5th, 2004, 8:15 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Names in Parentheses?
Replies: 7
Views: 6915

Re: Chord Names in Parentheses?

Ok, that might be a bit clearer.... but I hope the two examples you gave are talking about two different tunes in the book! Yeah.  Just, that when I was trying to figure out what it meant, I looked at all the songs in the book where this convention was used.  I noticed almost immediately that they ...
by markyesme
February 5th, 2004, 1:05 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Names in Parentheses?
Replies: 7
Views: 6915

Re: Chord Names in Parentheses?

What I meant was, that there are other lead sheets that have the melody line (with corresponding lyrics underneath) and chords above.  Let's say that a given song is in G and the first three measures have a G for the first measure, a C for the second measure and an Em for the next measure.  The chor...
by markyesme
February 4th, 2004, 12:41 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Building an absolute newbie guitar program
Replies: 16
Views: 4519

Re: Building an absolute newbie guitar program

D and A7.  Start with D and A7.  Easy to finger.  Lots of folk tunes use em.  Good for transposing later. Then maybe a couple of other easy chords in D.  Em, G, A.   After that you can transpose into A or E or G or C to teach some other chords and to show how songs can be done in different keys. Thi...
by markyesme
February 4th, 2004, 12:24 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Names in Parentheses?
Replies: 7
Views: 6915

Re: Chord Names in Parentheses?

Left up to the player to determine how to divide up the measure? I would assume that the other examples where the parentheses-enclosed chords are throughout the song, but are the same degree as the un-parenthesized chords in a different key.  There, they are just showing you what the chords are in t...
by markyesme
February 3rd, 2004, 10:05 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Chord Names in Parentheses?
Replies: 7
Views: 6915

Chord Names in Parentheses?

Okay, I am not sure what this means, but ther is a song that has three measures with accompanying chords over each measure.  The three are: 1. F#m(D) 2. Em(A7) 3. A7(D)(A7) What does that mean?  At first I was thinking alternate chords, because the same book has a couple of tunes with the chords not...
by markyesme
January 30th, 2004, 11:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Our newest Guitar Deity
Replies: 15
Views: 5964

Re: Our newest Guitar Deity

Cool.  Way to go Joe.
by markyesme
January 28th, 2004, 9:22 am
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: My First Book(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 3331

Re: My First Book(s)

Hi Note.  I agree that it is kind of advanced, but if you don't have a guitar in your hand, it is also pretty good intro into scales and intervals (especially with the fretboard diagrams to use as a reference when you get there).  I was going with the whole "without a guitar" theme.