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by Alan Green
February 15th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: who makes these picks?
Replies: 1
Views: 33

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: 2
Views: 255

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: 1044

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: 453

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: 488

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: 338

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: 402

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: 562

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: 562

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: 1078

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: 1333

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 ...
by Alan Green
December 17th, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Another beginner question
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Another beginner question

This was originally an off-topic post in a thread about modes. I've split it out, and removed the link to an external site as the rest of the post contains a relevant question. Over to you; anyone with experience of this guitar?
by Alan Green
December 1st, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Truss Rod Adjustment having a Negative Impact on Tone

The truss rod exists to stop the tension in the strings warping your neck. It won't affect your tone. Either 1) your ride height is wrong - raise the bridge a touch, or 2) your truss rod needs adjusting to straighten the neck. Option 1 is more likely as in 44 years ofplaying guitar I have only once ...
by Alan Green
November 27th, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Do I really have to stick to harmony?
Replies: 12
Views: 7071

Re: Do I really have to stick to harmony?

Zeamar wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 1:00 am
JonR wrote:
March 27th, 2016, 10:00 am
(Double post)
Whats that Mean?

It means he posted his stuff twice, edited out the info we only needed to see once but couldn't delete the post