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by Alan Green
November 3rd, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How much music theory is required?
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: How much music theory is required?

It varies. It's always good to know some. A simple example - if your music is in four flats and the score says "ad-lib solo", would you know where to start? I play lead guitar for a Big Band - music by Glenn Miller, Rat Pack and lots of jazz (and no Tab). Two of us (at least) have music degrees, one...
by Alan Green
October 24th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Where to start with learning music theory.
Replies: 9
Views: 3876

Re: Where to start with learning music theory.

Try "Theory Without Tears" by David Hodge, in the lessons on this very site
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by Alan Green
October 20th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1714

Re: How to make the "wow wow" sound in my electric guitar?

Wah pedal - Vox make a really good one, and the Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah is the industry standard
by Alan Green
October 20th, 2018, 3:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar Pick Materials
Replies: 19
Views: 4975

Re: Guitar Pick Materials

I think I'll stick to using my fingers; I can play faster that way
by Alan Green
October 19th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Octave mandolin scale length with electric guitar neck?
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: Octave mandolin scale length with electric guitar neck?

There's a mathematical consistency to fret spacing, using the 12th root of 2 - I sat down and worked out that fret spacing when I was at Uni so it's not a difficult calculation. So long as you've got that bit bang on then the sound will be fine - "nearly" won't give you the right intervals
by Alan Green
September 19th, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Tears in Heaven - Bluefingers
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Re: Tears in Heaven - Bluefingers

Tears in Heaven is a song written to commemorate Eric Clapton's son Conor, who died when he fell from the balcony of their 53rd floor apartment. The fact that it made it into a film is to relate the events in the film to a period in time.

See pages 266/7 of Clapton's autobiography.
by Alan Green
September 16th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Classical Gas - Bluefingers
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Re: Classical Gas - Bluefingers

Great piece of music - I play it as the closing piece in my solo shows
by Alan Green
September 14th, 2018, 3:29 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pickup switch suddenly backwards
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Pickup switch suddenly backwards

Haven't got a pull-up coil split have you?
by Alan Green
August 23rd, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help with a song.
Replies: 5
Views: 3770

Re: Help with a song.

nethanpaul wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 10:32 am
Hello Phatboy,
I hope this is the song that may help you, I love his music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjG1ia0ZLs0
Moderator here: The thread is about Jeremy, not Evenflow (great song though it is). Please stay on topic
by Alan Green
August 14th, 2018, 4:19 am
Forum: Freebies, Giveaways, Contests and guitar apps
Topic: Whats your Go2 Guitar App for improving skills?
Replies: 3
Views: 4056

Re: Whats your Go2 Guitar App for improving skills?

No apps, just YouTube and a load of Jazz
by Alan Green
August 12th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is my guitar action good?
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Is my guitar action good?

I've only ever seen one guitar that needed a truss rod adjustment, and that was a bass with a severely warped neck. You turned it one whole turn? I'm surprised you didn't warp the neck a long way the other way; one quarter of a turn is the maximum recommended by the experts. Exactly what is that rid...
by Alan Green
August 5th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Tuner question.
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Tuner question.

Looking at the spec on the Korg website, it only seems to work in standard tuning - 7th string tuned to B Drop A tuning means your 7th string is an octave lower than your 5th, so your 7th string fretted at fret 12 should sound the same as your open 5th string. Alternatively, in drop A, your 7th stri...
by Alan Green
July 24th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Trying to learn how to play the guitar.
Replies: 8
Views: 4338

Re: Trying to learn how to play the guitar.

What CAN you do so far? Learn some chord shapes - grab a Chord Dictionary from your App store Get hold of the music to a few songs - Tab sites will help and a Google search reading "<song title> tab" always brings back a shedload of results Put the two together. Then ask your lady what is her favour...