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by Alan Green
August 19th, 2017, 10:14 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: using whole tone in rock
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: using whole tone in rock

It's going to work more in a Jazz context. Look for chords with -#11 or -b13 suffixes
by Alan Green
August 16th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What guitar technique is used in this video?
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: What guitar technique is used in this video?

Violining - volume down to zero, play your note/chord, volume up steadily (don't just ram it back to 10 because you want steady volume swell)
by Alan Green
August 14th, 2017, 5:48 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What is the effect pedal used by the guitarist?
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: What is the effect pedal used by the guitarist?

He could easily be using a pedal to record a loop (as Ed Sheeran does live), or the band could be miming to their final mix complete with overdubs
by Alan Green
August 5th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Greco repair
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Greco repair

Isn't that a Bigsby tremolo? I'd start with them
by Alan Green
August 3rd, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: first time ^^
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: first time ^^

The Sunday Songwriters board exists to accept individual responses to a theme - as your lyrics don't seem to fit a SSG theme I've moved it to the Songwriting Club board.
by Alan Green
August 1st, 2017, 10:46 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Bass Guitars Comparision
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Bass Guitars Comparision

I'm not a bassist; not in the slightest. I have a Yamaha - it came as part of a starter pack

It's inexpensive, comes with zero hype, and I've gigged it successfully.
by Alan Green
July 30th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What scale would I play over this chord?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: What scale would I play over this chord?

For the Bb+ chord it's time to start tinkering with the G major scale and start focussing on chord tones. I'd be looking to emphasise G (in the G chord), F# (in the Bb+) to F natural (in the Dm) followed by G# (in the E7), G natural (in C) and finishing with F# (in D) to give a pair of chromatic mov...
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: 166

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: 362

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: 267

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: 211

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: 236

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: 268

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: 287

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: 3
Views: 334

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.