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by Steve-0
October 13th, 2009, 4:17 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: So...
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: So...

I'm no expert so if something is wrong, I apologize (although I'm sure someone would correct it) Replacing a power chord with something like a C11 chord is a matter of context. For example, let's look at the notes of both chords C5 power chord: C G C11 : C E G Bb D F now, keep in mind that sometimes...
by Steve-0
October 13th, 2009, 3:52 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Favorite Movie Scenes With Heavy Music Presence
Replies: 34
Views: 2924

Re: Favorite Movie Scenes With Heavy Music Presence

Someone mentioned the Darth Vader theme, I've always loved the Star Wars movies (the original trilogy, and the new ones), and I think a big part of it has to do with the music. Even in the final prequel movie there was great music during the final lightsaber battle. Indiana Jones - Another George Lu...
by Steve-0
September 22nd, 2009, 1:05 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Getting the right setup.
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Getting the right setup.

It all comes down to personal preference, but I would start with an order like this: Guitar => Volume => Wah => Boost => Distortion => Regenerator => Delay => Amp If you don't like that order then try moving the order around, maybe you'll like the wah after distortion (or putting the boost pedal bef...
by Steve-0
September 10th, 2009, 2:21 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Multi-switching system
Replies: 3
Views: 3173

Re: Multi-switching system

That's a tough one. If you use the effects in the same order for both guitars, then it's just a simple matter of getting a switcher to switch between the electric and acoustic guitars, but if you're switching the order then it's not that simple.
by Steve-0
September 8th, 2009, 11:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Playing Behind the Beat
Replies: 18
Views: 4892

Re: Playing Behind the Beat

I had always thought playing behind or ahead of the beat was actually speeding up or slowing down while the rest of the music stays the same, but this makes alot more sense.

So it's really more of a phrasing issue, whether or not you're playing on beat 1 or playing a beat early or late.
by Steve-0
September 6th, 2009, 7:48 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Multi-switching system
Replies: 3
Views: 3173

Re: Multi-switching system

The thing is, if you're looking to build your own switching system and use some sort of schematic, i think you'll probably have to be very specific of what kind of set-up you want. Even if you only use 4 single effects, you can make things complicated (for example, you could design a multi-switcher ...
by Steve-0
September 5th, 2009, 11:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Tone Tip From Gibson
Replies: 38
Views: 4308

Re: Tone Tip From Gibson

Gibson Tone Tip #2: Buy Gibson!
by Steve-0
August 19th, 2009, 2:43 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Snap, Crackle and Pop
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Snap, Crackle and Pop

Hi, I recently just encountered an odd problem with my Epiphone Valve Junior. I was playing it last week and then all of the sudden I hear a LOUD popping noise coming from the amp. I stopped playing and it kept doing it, I unplugged my guitar thinking it might have been the cord or the guitar and it...
by Steve-0
August 16th, 2009, 7:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finger Excersises
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Finger Excersises

Thanks! I read something once about people practicing against a wall to keep their fingers close, but that seemed really odd. I'll give your idea a try.
by Steve-0
August 16th, 2009, 5:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finger Excersises
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Finger Excersises

I used to do all those annoying chromatic exercises, and still do them from time to time. Nowadays, I've been trying to work on my technique, one of the things I keep hearing is how important it is to keep the fingers close to the strings. So I've been running through a bunch of exercises like those...
by Steve-0
August 14th, 2009, 4:40 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: handedness (left or right)
Replies: 37
Views: 3835

Re: handedness (left or right)

While I'm right handed and play a right handed guitar, I don't think as either hand being more important than another. There are instances where the right hand is more important (when strumming a fast rhythm for example, where there are very little actual chord changes) and instances where the left ...
by Steve-0
August 14th, 2009, 3:57 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Which foot do you use for tapping out rhythm?
Replies: 25
Views: 6464

Re: Which foot do you use for tapping out rhythm?

I played drums for a number of years, so when I'm listening to music alot of times I try to tap my right foot to the bass drum in the song. I also remember my music/drum teacher at the time mentioning how it's helpful to play the left foot pedal (which clicks the two hi-hat cymbals together) at the ...
by Steve-0
July 14th, 2009, 2:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Losing the "fire"
Replies: 29
Views: 3601

Re: Losing the "fire"

I was reading something interesting yesterday that got me thinking: http://www.guitarprinciples.com/GettingBetter/imp_of_repertoire.php it's an article by Jamie Andreas, where she talks about how important it is to have a repertoire of songs to play on guitar (songs you can play all the way through,...
by Steve-0
July 12th, 2009, 7:01 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Building Effects Pedals Help Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 4150

Re: Building Effects Pedals Help Needed

I have a college degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, so I think might be able to field some of these questions. That being said, I pretty much spent my first year of college just learning how resistors, capacitors and transistors work and I still believe that I've only scratched the surface...
by Steve-0
July 7th, 2009, 4:48 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: "Bass Machine"
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

"Bass Machine"

I figured this was the best area to post this sort of topic, but anyways: Lately, I've been looking at ways to work on jamming and improvisation. I have a drum machine program (I use Hydrogen) and a recording program (Audacity), the only problem is that I'd really like to be able to create bass line...