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by Alan Green
January 17th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Chord transition sucks.
Replies: 3
Views: 75

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: 153

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: 184

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: 270

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: 270

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: 789

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: 991

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: 609

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: 444

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: 10
Views: 6047

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
by Alan Green
November 20th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Determining the fingerpicking melody of a song
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: Determining the fingerpicking melody of a song

A lot of the time it's down to you and how you want to interpret the song. If I go online and pull up - say - "Save Tonight" by Eagle Eye Cherry (I've been working on it with beginners this week so it's on top of the "e-mail to students" pile) then I'll find any number of tab sites which will tell m...
by Alan Green
November 18th, 2018, 10:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tuning your guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Tuning your guitar

I got this error message:

Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.
Make sure that you have the correct URL and that the file exists.
by Alan Green
November 12th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Luthier school ?
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Luthier school ?

Guitar Foundation of America
by Alan Green
November 11th, 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Luthier school ?
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Luthier school ?

Why not start with the GFA? They support classical guitarists with a hugely important competition and prizes so ought to be able to point you in the direction of some sort of courses