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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: 163

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: 5559

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: 451

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: 433

Re: Tuning your guitar

I got this error message:

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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: 555

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: 555

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
by Alan Green
November 10th, 2018, 3:55 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: I messed up my intonation and action, help!
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: I messed up my intonation and action, help!

Floyd Rose floating bridges are easy to stuff up when you don't know what you're doing. Get it into the shop and ask them to show you how to do it without putting it all out.
by Alan Green
November 3rd, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How much music theory is required?
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: How much music theory is required?

It varies. It's always good to know some. A simple example - if your music is in four flats and the score says "ad-lib solo", would you know where to start? I play lead guitar for a Big Band - music by Glenn Miller, Rat Pack and lots of jazz (and no Tab). Two of us (at least) have music degrees, one...
by Alan Green
October 24th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where to start with learning music theory.
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Re: Where to start with learning music theory.

Try "Theory Without Tears" by David Hodge, in the lessons on this very site
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by Alan Green
October 20th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

Wah pedal - Vox make a really good one, and the Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah is the industry standard
by Alan Green
October 20th, 2018, 3:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 18
Views: 2444

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

I think I'll stick to using my fingers; I can play faster that way
by Alan Green
October 19th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Octave mandolin scale length with electric guitar neck?
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Octave mandolin scale length with electric guitar neck?

There's a mathematical consistency to fret spacing, using the 12th root of 2 - I sat down and worked out that fret spacing when I was at Uni so it's not a difficult calculation. So long as you've got that bit bang on then the sound will be fine - "nearly" won't give you the right intervals
by Alan Green
September 19th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Tears in Heaven - Bluefingers
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Tears in Heaven - Bluefingers

Tears in Heaven is a song written to commemorate Eric Clapton's son Conor, who died when he fell from the balcony of their 53rd floor apartment. The fact that it made it into a film is to relate the events in the film to a period in time.

See pages 266/7 of Clapton's autobiography.
by Alan Green
September 16th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Classical Gas - Bluefingers
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Classical Gas - Bluefingers

Great piece of music - I play it as the closing piece in my solo shows