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by Alan Green
April 12th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Fixing a dull spot on my guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Fixing a dull spot on my guitar

No, don't try fixing the autograph. It's worth more "faded" than "bodged"

I think we can all use this as an object lesson - stuff you use to polish your car is ok with your hunk of metal in the garage, but will mess up your substantially more delicate axe
by Alan Green
April 3rd, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: improvisation
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: improvisation

This isn't Facebook, we expect some commentary here. What gear did you use, what inspired the music and so on
by Alan Green
March 30th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Free pdf. guitar songs
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Free pdf. guitar songs

Depends what you're after.

Classclef.com has loads of free guitar music in pdf but it's for solo guitar - lots of folk stuff, lots of classical.

If you're after songs you hear on the radio then you're going to need to buy the book or use somewhere like guitaretab.com for "Tabs of varying quality"
by Alan Green
March 28th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Double Truss Rod
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Double Truss Rod

The double truss rod system is there to deal with the highly increased tension placed on the neck by the increased number of strings. It's not a case of "which one does what" - they combine to do the one job.

Yes, you may have to adjust both.

Yes, you may have to adjust them by different amounts
by Alan Green
March 10th, 2018, 2:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Good Materials and Methods for learning the basics of Guitar and visualizing the fretboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Good Materials and Methods for learning the basics of Guitar and visualizing the fretboard?

Start with the Juan Martin book. Also - Gerhard Graf-Martinez has an excellent two-book two-DVD tutor series. Subscribe to the "Nuestro Flemanco" podcast from RTVE (available at rvte.es or iTunes) - if (like me) you can't speak Spanish then you're getting it just for the music. And watch as much as ...
by Alan Green
February 26th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Exercises to strengthen the fingers of the guitarists
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Exercises to strengthen the fingers of the guitarists

No video? Play lots of guitar
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Vypyr VIP 1 Static with passive pickups
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Vypyr VIP 1 Static with passive pickups

Maybe not - how good's your cable?
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Sometimes. I keep plenty of spares within reach
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Newbie in Memphis Tennessee
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Newbie in Memphis Tennessee

Check out the lessons on this site. Anything by David Hodge is good
by Alan Green
February 5th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar Exams (need some clarification)
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Guitar Exams (need some clarification)

Well, the big question is how have you been learning? There are Grades for Classical Guitar - my top-flight students take London College of Music Classical Guitar Grade Exams, and there are other UK examining boards offering classical guitar grade exams - the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools o...
by Alan Green
January 27th, 2018, 12:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation at the first fret
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Intonation at the first fret

There's nothing wrong with the nut. Lower the bridge if you want to adjust the ride height. Intonation and exact pitch has in truth been lost to us sincethe 18th century. The distance in sound of one semitone is 114 cents but to avoid some "odd" sound intervals the equal temperament we use today has...
by Alan Green
January 19th, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?

Look at the fingering instructions in your music and follow them religiously (the p-I-m-a stuff). Once you're comfortable with those basics then you can start working on what might be more workable for you
by Alan Green
January 13th, 2018, 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Strumming without snoring
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Strumming without snoring

You need more difficult songs.

Also - try partial chords, different voicings, fingerpicking non-adjacent strings, adding little lead fills between vocal lines and change the style of a song (House Of The Rising Sun makes a good reggae workout).

Then ty some jazz
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar sound question
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Guitar sound question

If you look at the live performances of One Of These nights on you tube you'll see that the band use a mix of Les Paul (humbuckers) and Telecasters (single-coils), so it's time to sit down with your gear and experiment for ten minutes. Generally, though, select the bridge pickup and set the tone hig...
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Partial Chords
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Partial Chords

Oh, there is no confusion about your request. I'm gobsmacked that you haven't got this worked out; they are very basic chords just played on the top three strings. The E uses a D shape, the A and B use an E shape and Am7 uses an Em7 shape Timing and chord 0:00 E 0:08 B 0:16 E 0:23 E7 0:24 A 0:27 Am7...