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by Alan Green
July 21st, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to play an electric guitar like a classical one?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Is it possible to play an electric guitar like a classical one?

Yes, and I regularly do so when warming up. I've also been known to play my Les Paul with my fingers at Big Band gigs. Mark Knopfler always used his fingers, and that riff from Smoke On The Water was played with the fingers (according to Total Guitar magazine). The only real problem is that the elec...
by Alan Green
July 20th, 2017, 9:42 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Sad guitar solo in C#min | Give feedback |
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Sad guitar solo in C#min | Give feedback |

The link's been entered in the wrong format - copy from the "www" into a new tab on your browser and you'll get to it.
by Alan Green
July 7th, 2017, 11:39 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar vs guitalele - which is easier for beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Guitar vs guitalele - which is easier for beginners?

Start with the guitar. These fad instruments are ok so long as the fad lasts, but the guitar is the only instrument that is present in every form of music on the planet.
by Alan Green
July 5th, 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: What's the correct order for pedals?
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: What's the correct order for pedals?

This was covered in total Guitar Magazine recently.

Put the Wah first and distortion last in the chain. Then experiment with the others - for example, do you want a chorus effect on the flanged sound, or do you want to flange the chorused sound? See which sounds better.
by Alan Green
July 5th, 2017, 8:20 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Forearm movement
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Forearm movement

The picking arm comes across the body just above the elbow, and playing a scale means that the hand naturally traces an arc across the neck, which will affect the picking angle, even if only by a small amount. If what you're doing allows you to achieve a scale (for example) at a consistent tempo, th...
by Alan Green
July 4th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: My guitar cover of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: My guitar cover of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

ok - I've approved the post, but this isn't Facebook; we expect more intellectual conversation here before we go off to have a listen.

How long have you been playing? What gear did you use? Why did you record this song?
by Alan Green
July 2nd, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: learning chord progressions - 3 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: learning chord progressions - 3 questions

I'd start exploring movable shapes - begin with the E and A families
by Alan Green
July 2nd, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Best Strings for Acoustic Guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Best Strings for Acoustic Guitar?

Ask ten guitarists this question and you'll get 15 different answers, which will make your task no easier.

I've used Rotosound since 1970-something. They're good, and they're not expensive. Go for their phosphor-bronze range.
by Alan Green
July 2nd, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: learning chord progressions - 3 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: learning chord progressions - 3 questions

The progressions you're working with ae a good starting point.

As you've realised, any number of songs use chords which don't ordinarily fit the key you're in. Accept that this is so, and if it sounds good then use it.
by Alan Green
June 27th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Charvel Guitar Solo - Bcm1989 - 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Charvel Guitar Solo - Bcm1989 - 2017

ok, I've approved the post, but this isn't Facebook; over here we expect some conversation. What gear? Why did you record this? Who wrote it? What are you looking to gain from recording this? What happens next? Most important - who are you? Tell us about your background, experience and other guitar-...
by Alan Green
June 20th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: greetings and learning question
Replies: 13
Views: 9358

Re: greetings and learning question

But the chord F on the guitalele chart doesn't seem to look like C on guitar, I feel like I must be missing something here Yes it does; if you play a C chord on the guitar with an extra finger on the 6th string 3rd fret (giving you C/G) then you get the exact same shape as F on the guitalele chord ...
by Alan Green
June 19th, 2017, 9:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Self-Taught vs Private Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Self-Taught vs Private Lessons

Self-taught, but I could already read music before I first picked up a guitar I had a few lessons in my early 20s, but my tutor "did a runner" before some heavies came round and kicked in his front door; and I had some lessons ahead of my Grade 7 exam because some things needed a little polishing. T...
by Alan Green
June 18th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Help In Choosing First Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Help In Choosing First Guitar

Squier is Fender's low-cost range. You should be fine with one - Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro plays a Squier
by Alan Green
June 15th, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Les Paul problem
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Les Paul problem

Matty0074 wrote:
June 15th, 2017, 2:20 am
Hi again. Strings aren't hitting the pickups but I DID use a lighter gauge string set than what was on it. The original strings had been on there for more than 3 years but rarely played.
Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?
Only if the neck is visibly warped
by Alan Green
June 12th, 2017, 9:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jimi Hendrix's guitar original price
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Jimi Hendrix's guitar original price

What you're googling is prices NOW for '68 kit - you're looking in the vintage and rarity markets, so the prices will be high for good equipment. If you say Jimi might have paid £100 back in the day for his axe, then that might have been three weeks' average take-home pay. Call it a couple of grand ...