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by Cat
October 10th, 2014, 1:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Motivation for Beginners!! =)
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Re: Motivation for Beginners!! =)

Beginners??? Everyone needs motivation. Make a ritual out of getting started. Tune up fastidiously and deliberately...stretch out your strings...re-tune until they stay tuned. By then...you're pretty much playing, already. Motivation will always plague you...so realise it and just go with it....... :D
by Cat
October 1st, 2014, 2:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Which song are you learning right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 6823

Re: Which song are you learning right now?

I had an audition for entry into the music conservatorium out this-a-way last Monday...so I'm pretty listless waiting for the results and just playing along to the accompaniment I used. My life has sorta gone into neutral for a bit, it seems. Very odd...but okay! :D
by Cat
September 27th, 2014, 6:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Can it be a Mental Thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 5794

Re: Can it be a Mental Thing?

Some guitars suit the hand differently from others, too. But the conundrum seems to be "if you are a beginner...how do you know"??? I can't answer that one...except (as NOTE said) be more aware of exactly what dynamics your fingers are experiencing. Me...even after five decades...there are times I h...
by Cat
September 23rd, 2014, 1:46 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: painful index finger and other misc concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Re: painful index finger and other misc concerns

the ageing process is sometimes cruel. fighting tendinitis and playing in a band is counter productive. by the end of the first set, my hands are limber. the next morning I feel I have three pairs of gloves on. stretching is vital no matter what age. simple hand stretching before and after can help...
by Cat
September 22nd, 2014, 1:19 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Back for more...
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Back for more...

Long time between drinks...but I'm back, I guess.

Cat :wink:
by Cat
October 15th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finger Lock
Replies: 32
Views: 6503

Re: Finger Lock

Unbelievable, but true. The intensive krill oil therapy has stopped my lockups. Now, I'm seeing an occupational therapist. It took a while...but certinly glad I gave it a shot. There was a SMALL chance of infection, the proceedure making it worse, or doing nothing...even losing the finger...with the...
by Cat
October 15th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: mel bay books and alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

Re: mel bay books and alternatives

I built my business on Mel Bay's "Chord Cycles". Unbelievably cogent book...giving me tons of middle eights. I bought it...something like...40 years ago.

Cat
by Cat
September 25th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: copyright question
Replies: 18
Views: 3105

Re: copyright question

Sheesh! What a bunch of cheapskates! :shock:

Cat
by Cat
September 25th, 2012, 1:06 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: All Of Those Old Records Have Mistakes On Them
Replies: 28
Views: 6631

Re: All Of Those Old Records Have Mistakes On Them

Alan Green wrote:There's a bum note on Angie, by the Rolling Stones, too. I'm sure there are gazillions of others.
Mick's opening line on 'Ruby Tuesday'. Horrible. Worst imaginable thing to release. Absolutely horrible...

Cat
by Cat
September 24th, 2012, 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: copyright question
Replies: 18
Views: 3105

Re: copyright question

notes_norton wrote: If it is not registered, and someone 'steals' your song,
Then you go broke paying for lawyers. Copyright the freakin' thing! It's the cost of a couple packs of strings!

Cat
by Cat
September 24th, 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: copyright question
Replies: 18
Views: 3105

Re: copyright question

Expensive practice if you're prolific! I'll have to look at Australian law more closely (not that I'm composing, but I am naturally curious :roll: ) I'm here in Oz. All my discography is in the USA. Australia is antiquated and open for argument in court: it's "first documented use" passing for copy...
by Cat
September 24th, 2012, 9:11 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: copyright question
Replies: 18
Views: 3105

Re: copyright question

You may want to check to make sure, but I believe you can copyright them all at once as a "volume of songs" (a songbook, if you will), using one form and paying one single copyright fee, just as you would for a single song. Many songwriters use this method, copyrighting their songs in batches in or...
by Cat
September 1st, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How to make this sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: How to make this sound

Like TR said...

Some trivia: listen to the very beginning of "I Feel Fine"...The Beatles. I would say that's the very first time this feedback was used deliberately. (The Beatles coming up with "a first", imagine that!)

Cat
by Cat
August 30th, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: I was hoping some talented person could help me out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: I was hoping some talented person could help me out?

dhodge wrote: every song has a time signature, or a pulse if you will.
Paraphrasing: this is the essence of being a musician. FEEL IT!!!!

Cat
by Cat
August 29th, 2012, 2:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: I was hoping some talented person could help me out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: I was hoping some talented person could help me out?

I will state categorically that there is NOT a better resource base for guitarists other than Guitar Noise. Glad you figured that out! :wink:
Cat