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by MaxRumble
October 18th, 2008, 9:28 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: slide guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: slide guitar

Well I have not been on the site much lately and I either forgot or never knew that this discussion existed. Ill be doing a lot of reading.

Thanks for moving my post.
by MaxRumble
October 16th, 2008, 2:19 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: slide guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

slide guitar

Hi,

I went to a jam last week and was really impressed with a slide guitar player. I now have a slide. I tuned a guitar to open E and had some fun, but I do need some structure.

Does anyone know of some good slide guitar resources ie. Licks, tips, explanations, short videos or sound files.

Thanks
by MaxRumble
October 6th, 2008, 1:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: shave bridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: shave bridge?

Thanks, I was thinking similarly, but the bridge is ebony and I figured I would be there for a couple of hours.

I took it to the shop today and they are going to lower the bridge. I would get the neck reset, but the cost of the job is about as much the replacement value of the guitar.
by MaxRumble
October 5th, 2008, 5:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: shave bridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

shave bridge?

Hi, I just picked up a second hand guitar for a friend. It is meant for her to learn to play. It was an excellent deal. The action was brutal though, and when I got it home I adjusted the action. I have done this many times before, but this time I realized I could not get it as low as I would have l...
by MaxRumble
June 23rd, 2008, 5:59 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: 3 Q's
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: 3 Q's

I would not accept any fret buzz on my main guitar. I would tolerate a very small amount on my travel guitar. Your fret could buzz due to a lack of good caluses, improper setup, a loose fret, pressing to lightly or worn frets. Pressing to hard? I have never experienced that one. That is how I get ri...
by MaxRumble
June 14th, 2008, 9:47 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: name that chord
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: name that chord

Cool

I knew about that all of the CAGED chords could be played in any position. I just didn't realize about the Am shape.

Excellent

Thanks Fretsource and Noteboat.
by MaxRumble
June 14th, 2008, 1:13 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: name that chord
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: name that chord

I thought barre chords were called E shaped due to the open E fingering shape regardless of position. I guess Ill add another barre chord shape to my vocabulary.

Thanks.
by MaxRumble
June 14th, 2008, 11:39 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: name that chord
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: name that chord

I think its best to give you an example. If I form a Bm at the second fret and remove my middle finger from the b string (d note) the represents the chord shape. I am not actually playing this chord. I am playing this shape in three places on the neck with a barre at the first, third and sixth frets...
by MaxRumble
June 13th, 2008, 7:29 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: name that chord
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: name that chord

I like the sound of either root - weird, but I prefer fuller chords on the E.
by MaxRumble
June 13th, 2008, 7:18 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: name that chord
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: name that chord

Thats interesting. I know just enough theory to get myself into trouble. I was playing the song as if the root were the A string. I subconsciously assumed by the chord shape that the root was the A. I just learned the song. I will go play along to the recording while I try the chords with the other ...
by MaxRumble
June 13th, 2008, 7:04 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: name that chord
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

name that chord

Hi,

I am writing out the chords to Rockstar and I finally found all of what I believe are correct Chords but I would like to be able to name the chords correctly.

If I form a e shaped minor barre form and remove my middle finger from the b string what do I have?
by MaxRumble
June 11th, 2008, 9:54 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Solid top or laminated
Replies: 16
Views: 9113

Re: Solid top or laminated

I would advise you to buy the solid top if you can afford it. It has been my experience that solid tops sound significantly better immediately and as stated will only improve with age. You may not be able to tell the difference immediately, especially since you have yet to develope good tecnique, bu...
by MaxRumble
March 27th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: muffling an acoustic stupid newb question
Replies: 19
Views: 3563

Re: muffling an acoustic stupid newb question

I hear ya! I drove my wife and kids crazy for years. You will likely always drive her crazy with playing. Practice is very repititious. I finally took their concerns seriously - 5 years later. I now practice in the basement only, in one particular room. The room is not overly soundproof, so I staple...
by MaxRumble
March 17th, 2008, 3:00 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Time Signatures
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: Time Signatures

Thanks Tom

Your answers are clear and concise as always. The psycological aspect makes sense.

I should have a re-read of your book, its been a while.
by MaxRumble
March 17th, 2008, 2:23 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Time Signatures
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Time Signatures

Well I have decided to look at theory again! Using 3/4 time as an example. - My understanding - Three beats per measure, each beat a quarter note. 1. Since quarter notes do not have an absolute time duration, why would this not be written as 3/3 time? MY understanding is that the length of time a qu...