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by Alan Green
March 14th, 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: #1 biggest challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

Re: #1 biggest challenge

Hi Hey I just found this video that claims to learn guitar easily and in a short time Because I'm new here. Can anyone please guide me in telling me if this really is helpful on my learning journey Help Appreciated https://youtu.be/4vBNkUGW0Sw Methinks you're unlikely to learn anything from that vi...
by Alan Green
March 4th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Recomend me a decent low priced classical guitar.
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Recomend me a decent low priced classical guitar.

I have an Alhambra 4P - it's got a nice light sound but and I use it professionally to play weddings or whenever I need to sound seriously good. Also good - Admira guitars. They're comparably priced and sound good. I use them at weddings too Ask your local guitar shop - they should be able to get on...
by Alan Green
February 20th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Trying to get Reggie’s Wooten tone
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Trying to get Reggie’s Wooten tome

Well, you can start by having the same gear, but that won't make you sound like him.

Only long hours in the practise room will help
by Alan Green
February 15th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: who makes these picks?
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: who makes these picks?

Difficult to tell without a photo
by Alan Green
February 6th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Van halen - eruption
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Van halen - eruption

Pick-hand tapping, using the whammy bar to get to an exact pitch (rather than just waggling it), legato playing, controlling your sound on your amp - the list is endless, which is why it made such a good warmup exercise back in the day for students as well as for EVH himself.
by Alan Green
January 30th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How can i do better?
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: How can i do better?

Hi, This is my first post here. Hope this is the right place. I came here looking for some advice. I've been playing the guitar for a few years now, on and off. I learned how to read tabs (can't read sheet music) and I can learn most songs I want to that way. I'd like to improve, however, but I'm n...
by Alan Green
January 22nd, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Ukulele chord-symbols - someone have some?
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Ukulele chord-symbols - someone have some?

There was a Spam link in the original post, which I've edited out, but the question is a valid one so I didn't just disapprove the whole thing.


I teach ukulele as well as guitar, so I would suggest starting at your App Store - I got a free Ukulele chord dictionary from mine (Windows)
by Alan Green
January 17th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Chord transition sucks.
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: Chord transition sucks.

Why not got for some lessons from a real live tutor?
by Alan Green
January 1st, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Trying to figure out my intonation issue on my guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Trying to figure out my intonation issue on my guitar

There's nothing wrong with the nut.

How old are your strings?
by Alan Green
January 1st, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Old Kay Guitar - Restore or Improve?
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Old Kay Guitar - Restore or Improve?

Restore - it might cost you more but there's a potential good sale value for it.

"Improved" is a subjective term. Serious collectors (those with money) might call it "butchered"
by Alan Green
December 30th, 2018, 1:14 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fretboard navigation & chords
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Fretboard navigation & chords

But is pentatonic scales a good focus for navigation? No - unless you call out the note names as you play them, pentatonic scales is a focus for playing pentatonic scales, which you will then use to improvise a solo. Scales on the guitar - pentatonic, major, harmonic or melodic minor, whole-tone, m...
by Alan Green
December 29th, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Fretboard navigation & chords
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Fretboard navigation & chords

Beats - Google it. There are shedloads. Avoid those you have to pay for

Navigation - play songs at full speed. It doesn't have to be anything difficult; lots of songs just cycle around four chords
by Alan Green
December 29th, 2018, 12:15 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Problem with sound of power chords
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Problem with sound of power chords

Your sound could be a lot worse, but make sure your fingers are forward in the fret space - close to but not touching the fret wire
by Alan Green
December 26th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How much music theory is required?
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: How much music theory is required?

There was a link in alanguitar's post, and normally if there's a link to a third-party site in a first post we dis it as spam. However, the rest of the post made a contribution to the debate so I let it live. The link didn't actually work, though, so I edited it out alanguitar - if you own the site ...