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by apparition
February 17th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: My FIRST Guitar, now what do I do??
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: My FIRST Guitar, now what do I do??

I wouldn't start off by learning from a DVD or YouTube. Check out different guitar teachers in your area. A guitar instructor can customize lessons to fit the style best fitted to the genera you like. A DVD can't do that.
by apparition
February 17th, 2013, 8:30 pm
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: guitarmageddon
Replies: 0
Views: 2274

guitarmageddon

guitarmageddon is a free app for your android. It is basically a click track with guitar exercises dubbed over it and tab to follow. Use it to work on your speed because you can't learn much lead with it. It is stricktly for improving right hand techniques but it does it well.
by apparition
February 6th, 2013, 9:08 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: progressions and modes
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: progressions and modes

I think I'm gonna have to put aside some money and get your book because now that I'm thinking in about how things work rather than just what works I'm coming up with loads of questions.
by apparition
February 6th, 2013, 3:45 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: progressions and modes
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: progressions and modes

Ok, I tried playing those notes and changing the tonal center to play different modes but it either sounds like C major or A minor only it sounds off. I'm not sure how to make different modes work.
by apparition
February 6th, 2013, 12:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Pick Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Pick Question

What ever works for you. Like Ezra said, your pick isn't really all that important compared to everything else. Really, who hasn't used a makeshift pick scavenged from whatever happened to be laying around.
by apparition
February 6th, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Pick Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Pick Question

I choose my pick according to my string gauge. I've heard lots of metal guitarists say that thicker picks are more economic for speed riffs and shred. I think thinner picks are better for strumming. I think its more a matter of personal taste though
by apparition
February 5th, 2013, 10:21 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: progressions and modes
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: progressions and modes

Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way. I'm only just starting to seriously start working on major scales. I've been playing with pentetonics for a couple of years and noodled around with major and relative minor scales but not much beyond noodling. The articles I've read about modes are above my ...
by apparition
February 5th, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: progressions and modes
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

Re: progressions and modes

OK, I'm confused now. If I'm playing the notes G, A, B, C, D, E, F, over a G magor key, I'm still playing a C major scale? When does it become G (can't think of the mode name right now :-P)?
by apparition
February 5th, 2013, 5:29 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: progressions and modes
Replies: 8
Views: 3003

progressions and modes

Do chord progressions have modes or is. It just scales. Take the C major scale for example. You play the scale over a progression in the key of G major. The tonal center of the scale changes to G. It is now a different scale, different key. But the same notes. Now lets move to chord progressions. I ...
by apparition
February 3rd, 2013, 10:30 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes and Chords
Replies: 7
Views: 2843

Re: Modes and Chords

I couldn't even begin to answer since I pretty much only use pentetonic scales Ann am only just starting to move past that. It looks like the page I'm posting a link to might have the answer though since it mentions which chords to use with the modes. Even locrian! This page has more scales than I k...
by apparition
February 2nd, 2013, 3:22 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: new string gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

new string gauge

I was at guitar center today to get a new strap and started talking strings with one of the employees. I mentioned that I was recently given some new fender acoustic/electric gauged. .009-.042 E to E. Since they were free and I needed new strings I put them on. Those strings are common gauges for el...
by apparition
February 2nd, 2013, 11:16 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where do i start with all this theory?
Replies: 12
Views: 5095

Re: Where do i start with all this theory?

Just got a good reminder that I need some more study in chord structure my self. Once you learn something, it pays to go over it again to make sure you remember it, or in my case, make sure you didn't get it all wrong.
by apparition
February 2nd, 2013, 11:10 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The C & B7 Cords ???
Replies: 11
Views: 3251

Re: The C & B7 Cords ???

Thank-you for a free lesson in theory :D
looks like I've got a lot of brushing up to do.
by apparition
February 1st, 2013, 8:14 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where do i start with all this theory?
Replies: 12
Views: 5095

Re: Where do i start with all this theory?

I'd say start with chord theory. Look at how chords are put together using the major scales. You can branch out many directions from there because chord structure uses different aspects of music giving you a glimpse into stuff like scales, progressions, intervals etc. Just pick a subject to follow w...
by apparition
February 1st, 2013, 9:55 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: The C & B7 Cords ???
Replies: 11
Views: 3251

Re: The C & B7 Cords ???

Oops. Thanks for the correction. My theory isn't advanced enough to know why Em/C works and E/C doesn't but I did run straight to my guitar to check it out since I've never used either chord. I used a Dm shape to play Em, muting the fourth string and playing third fret on the fifth string. It's a ni...