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by causnorign
April 11th, 2017, 6:01 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Beginner public address
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

Re: Beginner public address

This might not be the proper place for this question, I apologize if it isn't. I've been toying with the idea of starting an open mike in the main meeting room of our firehouse. The room is about 30 by 60 feet, carpeted with tables and chairs for furniture. Anybody know what sound equipment would be...
by causnorign
April 1st, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Parlor Guitars???
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Parlor Guitars???

I had a small Martin (think it was a DXME) a few years ago. It was about parlor size, had built in electronics and a solid top. I liked it a lot, but I'm not sure they are still being made.
by causnorign
April 1st, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: What Amp Are You Using Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 2464

Re: What Amp Are You Using Now?

I'm not a performer, but for my use my Peavey Vypyr vip1 20 watt is great. Works well with my acoustics and electric when I choose to use that. Also has a port for Bass.
by causnorign
April 1st, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I can't play guitar
Replies: 33
Views: 9020

Re: I can't play guitar

You can find plenty of lesson info on this website, also I suggest you check out www.justinguitar.com there's plenty of info to get you started and going for a long time.
by causnorign
January 26th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: fretting hand strength
Replies: 1
Views: 975

fretting hand strength

I've been playing for a while, my usual warmup is 15 minutes of scales and chords. Today I decided to give it a try on the 12 string. I'm thinking if I don't get tendonitis that this is a great finger strength exercise. Anyone else done this, I find it quite difficult.
by causnorign
January 8th, 2017, 6:51 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: An online guitar lesson for kids?
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: An online guitar lesson for kids?

I'll second that Justinsguitar.com, very good free lessons. He offers a beginners songbook on his site for around $20. which goes along with some of his lessons, a worthwhile investment. Guitartricks.com has a nice modular lesson plan but the cost is $100 per year (free trial available). IMHO nothin...
by causnorign
January 6th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Learn by playing songs
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Learn by playing songs

Ok so I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate by my own standard. I've been messing around with a guitar for several years. I read on one of these learn guitar the best fastest method sites that the quickest way to improve is by playing songs, and not really bothering with theory or learning...
by causnorign
December 31st, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Brand
Replies: 18
Views: 3953

Re: Guitar Brand

Currently I have a Yamaha Pacifica electric and the following acoustics Seagull s6 folk Martin D15 Jasmine 12 string Cordoba C3M Washburn Rouge travel guitar. I've had several others but sold them for one reason or another, mostly because I have to many. Also have a no name baritone uke and just sol...
by causnorign
November 5th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Nylon string guitar suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 3646

Nylon string guitar suggestions?

Hi all, I play mostly acoustic steel string, only use the electric at night unplugged to keep it quiet for practice. I went to Guitar Center today to check out a nylon string classical or Spanish guitar, I loved it at first play. Anybody play nylon have suggestions for a solid top model, that won't ...
by causnorign
June 12th, 2010, 4:26 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sight Reading
Replies: 103
Views: 7571

Re: Sight Reading

Can somebody help me out here please. I had a software program to help with sight reading, it worked sort of like fretboard warrior, except it was notes to read as they flashed by. When my old computer died last year I lost the program and can't remember what it was named. I'm again trying to get co...
by causnorign
May 12th, 2008, 6:07 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?
Replies: 26
Views: 24278

Re: Do I really need to use a guitar humidifier?

I live on Long Island, NY. Its considered a humid climate but I've had a problem with one of my guitars in the winter due to dryness. So now I use in the case humidifiers, and also those snakelike things that go between the strings.
by causnorign
May 4th, 2008, 4:25 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Muscle memory
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Muscle memory

That sounds like my driving, unfortunately.
by causnorign
May 3rd, 2008, 3:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Muscle memory
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: Muscle memory

Its going on 7 years. I guess I should know something by now :)
by causnorign
May 3rd, 2008, 4:38 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Muscle memory
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Muscle memory

Well I haven't posted much in recent times, and I really haven't been practicing enough either :oops: . Anyway, I was playing some songs yesterday that I hadn't played in a few weeks and a real fraky thing started happening :? . I was thinking one chord in my head, but my fingers were fretting a dif...
by causnorign
April 14th, 2008, 1:18 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Finger Tips instead of Finger Nails for picking
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Finger Tips instead of Finger Nails for picking

I've been a lifelong nail biter, until I started playing guitar. At first I was fingerpicking with the fingertips, but guitarplaying seems to have cured my nail biting habit, and now I pick with the nails. I find that the nails give a sharper sound to the instrument than the fingertips. My fingers a...