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by kpheard
May 6th, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Re: Starting guitar - teacher/book and other questions

Yes I agree with the others. Unless you can already play another instrument, then having some lessons is the best way. Also an understanding of music theory is important too. Even if you just have a few one to one lessons and then move on to an online course, book or dvd method, at least you have a ...
by kpheard
April 28th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Parisienne walkways chunk sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Parisienne walkways chunk sound

I play this song a lot. The sound I think you are talking about is a combination of partially muting the strings with the right hand and sliding the fretting hand simultaneously and yes you need the gain up high for best effect but can still be done on a small practice amp as long as you are using a...
by kpheard
April 28th, 2012, 8:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Easy access pick storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3926

Re: Easy access pick storage

That is a good idea! I have never tried using a thumb pick but it makes sense. Funnily enough, my friend bought a banjo last week and they had thrown in some thumb picks too. Maybe I could "borrow" one :wink:
by kpheard
April 28th, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Comfortably Numb
Replies: 6
Views: 8338

Re: Comfortably Numb

This is one of my favourite songs to play. Can get carried away in a very long solo at the end :D
by kpheard
April 25th, 2012, 2:13 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: blondes in my studio
Replies: 9
Views: 5853

Re: blondes in my studio

Thanks for the pic. That is pretty fine. Would love to hear them. You should do a quick youtube video.
by kpheard
April 25th, 2012, 2:11 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Active Vs Passive
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Active Vs Passive

I agree. It would be a shame to damage or de-value your guitar. Of course, the other pain with active pick ups is the risk of the battery failing or running low. I bet after a few gigs you will be annoyed at having to keep buying new batteries. I know I would. I would opt for some decent quality pas...
by kpheard
April 25th, 2012, 2:07 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Easy access pick storage
Replies: 14
Views: 3926

Re: Easy access pick storage

I was going to say use a pick holder on the microphone stand but if you need to grab it really quickly, then how about a blob of blue tac on the guitar just below the strings near the volume control? If you put the part of the pick that you hold in the blue tac, then you won't risk getting any stick...
by kpheard
April 25th, 2012, 2:01 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: is a three finger fret hand possible?
Replies: 20
Views: 14431

Re: is a three finger fret hand possible?

I agree with the other replies on here. Yes you can play with 3 fingers. I am pretty sure Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath lost a finger and he plays pretty darn fine! You can adapt your playing style to suit. I don't use my little finger too often. Could still do most things on the guitar without it i...
by kpheard
April 25th, 2012, 1:48 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: re-uping the pedal board
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: re-uping the pedal board

I have not actually used the M13 but I have watched a lot of video reviews about it on youtube and I honestly think it is the way to go if you want the versatility of individual stomp boxes but with the convenience of a single multi effect unit. I just love the way that you still have the knobs to a...
by kpheard
April 21st, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Why is my guitar laggy through my PC?
Replies: 8
Views: 2409

Re: Why is my guitar laggy through my PC?

You would be better off using an audio interface via usb or even better firewire if you have one. You can pick up an audio interface for less than $100 and it usually comes bundled with recording software like Cubase or Protools too. This will pretty much eliminate any latency problems. Good brands ...
by kpheard
April 21st, 2012, 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Teaching 6 yr old guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 36868

Re: Teaching 6 yr old guitar

I agree with all of you. I think the most important thing when teaching children, is to keep it fun! Don't bombard them with chords and theory to soon. Find out what they like to listen to and work towards them learning a song they know and enjoy. That should keep their interest and get them past th...
by kpheard
April 21st, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Rhythm
Replies: 12
Views: 2487

Re: Rhythm

Hi, I really advise that the best way to improve your rythmn and timing, is to play along with a cd or mp3. Yes a metronome is an alternative but boring! Keep it fun by choosing a song you like and play along with it. Also, you could download some backing tracks for free online and play along. If yo...