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by Robert_S
March 9th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Cable problem. I need to find the one.
Replies: 0
Views: 787

Cable problem. I need to find the one.

I'm finding my cable choices don't work for all gear. I have a 3' Rean Silver I intended to use from guitar to pocket POD. It didn't turn on the POD. So I had to buy a new cable. Thankfully, the Rean carries the signal from fx processor to amp, so not a total loss. I got an acoustic-electric guitar ...
by Robert_S
January 20th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: What Amp Are You Using Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 12227

Re: What Amp Are You Using Now?

I have several outputs. A Yamaha THR10C, a Zoom G3Xn (currently, Gibson plugged into the Zoom which is in turn plugged into the Yamaha) and a Line 6 Pocket POD. I'm looking at getting a 1x12 amp and doing a lot of research. I like the fact that my Yamaha can plug into the computer without an audio i...
by Robert_S
January 18th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Chord transition sucks.
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Chord transition sucks.

Well, G, B (the barre chord) and F are not easy chords. G isn't advanced, but B and F certainly are. Try Eto Am, Am to Am. It took me a couple months of 15mins to 2 hours day to get C to G7 and back again. G to D was a hard one too. It takes time. Go slow. Speed up as you get comfortable. Always wor...
by Robert_S
January 11th, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: #1 biggest challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Re: #1 biggest challenge

My biggest challenge is that my fingers are not under my control :lol: :lol: Heh, I had a flyaway pinky for a long time too. But a few months of conscious thought and keeping it hugged up to the ring finger fixed that, mostly. Now, it hides under fretboard, feeling dejected and inadequate, but it's...
by Robert_S
December 27th, 2018, 5:58 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Buying a New Guitar
Replies: 8
Views: 4025

Re: Buying a New Guitar

I would first look at a reseller and/or craigslist. I got a 2017 Gibson Faded T in mint condition from a reseller. Normally a $800 guitar for $550. Look used first. You can find some great deals. I know it's difficult to think your baby was touched by someone else, but think of it as broke in alread...
by Robert_S
November 30th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Re: newbie

This forum can be a bit quiet, but the people stay on topic within a post. Patience is key. Pull your elbow all the way into your side. Try to make your fingers come straight down on the strings. Some chords, you can be a bit sloppy (the index on the D major doesn't have to come straight down). But ...
by Robert_S
November 28th, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Games and Trivia
Topic: How do you listen to music?
Replies: 25
Views: 16397

Re: How do you listen to music?

I have a Walker, Hi-Fi player for portability. Unfortunately, too many of the songs I moved over from iTunes are DMCA'd, so they won't play. Most do, but not some of my favorites. It sounds great to me. For at home, usually the BT headphones and iTunes. Sometimes, I'm listening closely. I'll listen ...
by Robert_S
November 25th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where to start with learning music theory.
Replies: 9
Views: 4777

Re: Where to start with learning music theory.

I have two books on music theory I like: Music Theory for Dummies. Mal Leonard Music Theory supplement to the Hal Leonard Guitar Method book. I like them both, but the HL book, which I have on my Kindle, comes with audio for ear training. PS: Notebook, the link to look at/buy your book is dead. Do y...
by Robert_S
November 25th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I can't play guitar
Replies: 45
Views: 25743

Re: I can't play guitar

I started learning Black Magic Woman by Carlos Santana a couple weeks back to supplement my lessons. I'm still struggling with the D minor chord that leads into the main intro. It's getting better, but I find my pinky is too short to avoid muting the D string, so I use middle and ring finger to fret...
by Robert_S
November 25th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tuning your guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

Re: Tuning your guitar

Since your form isn't available, I'll tell you here. I do standard tuning. I would love to have another guitar for DADGAD, but not yet there. I have two clipon tuners: an Epiphone that came in the player pack and a D'Addario I got locally. I also have a Korg metronome and tuner with contact mic. Las...
by Robert_S
November 14th, 2018, 4:00 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: #1 biggest challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3775

Re: #1 biggest challenge

Chord switching. Especially G to D. That's proving to be slow because of the big nature of the switch.
by Robert_S
November 12th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How much music theory is required?
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Re: How much music theory is required?

The chord progression is simple and consistent in rock. People like Slash are pentatonic masters, but that limits what they can do note wise. Books on music theory are not expensive. I recommend 1-2. Start with Music Theory for Dummies. Simple, easy to understand and doesn't so dumb it down as to in...
by Robert_S
November 12th, 2018, 3:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How can i do better?
Replies: 4
Views: 2502

Re: How can i do better?

Look at JustinGuitar.com. His lessons are free and take you from beginner to advanced,
by Robert_S
October 21st, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Self-Taught vs Private Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 6526

Re: Self-Taught vs Private Lessons

I taught myself for six months, but I saw that I was getting complacent.Strumming A, D and E casually, the major scales were better, but I wasn't pushing myself hard enough. So I got a teacher. Someone who will task me to do the next thing in line. Working four strum patterns using A, D, E, G, C, G7...
by Robert_S
October 17th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Metronome work and relaxing.
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Metronome work and relaxing.

I'm having trouble focusing while using a metronome.

If I count it and/or tap my foot, I can make chord switches cleaner and more accurate for a longer time, but when I bring out the metronome, I feel under pressure and mess it up.

Any ideas on how to relax before my inanimate machine overlord?