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by Alan Green
March 10th, 2018, 2:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Good Materials and Methods for learning the basics of Guitar and visualizing the fretboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Re: Good Materials and Methods for learning the basics of Guitar and visualizing the fretboard?

Start with the Juan Martin book. Also - Gerhard Graf-Martinez has an excellent two-book two-DVD tutor series. Subscribe to the "Nuestro Flemanco" podcast from RTVE (available at rvte.es or iTunes) - if (like me) you can't speak Spanish then you're getting it just for the music. And watch as much as ...
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Vypyr VIP 1 Static with passive pickups
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Re: Vypyr VIP 1 Static with passive pickups

Maybe not - how good's your cable?
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: Do you have problems dropping your pick when you play?

Sometimes. I keep plenty of spares within reach
by Alan Green
February 16th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Newbie in Memphis Tennessee
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Newbie in Memphis Tennessee

Check out the lessons on this site. Anything by David Hodge is good
by Alan Green
February 5th, 2018, 7:11 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar Exams (need some clarification)
Replies: 2
Views: 1834

Re: Guitar Exams (need some clarification)

Well, the big question is how have you been learning? There are Grades for Classical Guitar - my top-flight students take London College of Music Classical Guitar Grade Exams, and there are other UK examining boards offering classical guitar grade exams - the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools o...
by Alan Green
January 27th, 2018, 12:32 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation at the first fret
Replies: 5
Views: 1668

Re: Intonation at the first fret

There's nothing wrong with the nut. Lower the bridge if you want to adjust the ride height. Intonation and exact pitch has in truth been lost to us sincethe 18th century. The distance in sound of one semitone is 114 cents but to avoid some "odd" sound intervals the equal temperament we use today has...
by Alan Green
January 19th, 2018, 11:53 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: Help a noobie with fingerpicking...?

Look at the fingering instructions in your music and follow them religiously (the p-I-m-a stuff). Once you're comfortable with those basics then you can start working on what might be more workable for you
by Alan Green
January 13th, 2018, 12:09 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Strumming without snoring
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Strumming without snoring

You need more difficult songs.

Also - try partial chords, different voicings, fingerpicking non-adjacent strings, adding little lead fills between vocal lines and change the style of a song (House Of The Rising Sun makes a good reggae workout).

Then ty some jazz
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar sound question
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: Guitar sound question

If you look at the live performances of One Of These nights on you tube you'll see that the band use a mix of Les Paul (humbuckers) and Telecasters (single-coils), so it's time to sit down with your gear and experiment for ten minutes. Generally, though, select the bridge pickup and set the tone hig...
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 3:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Partial Chords
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Partial Chords

Oh, there is no confusion about your request. I'm gobsmacked that you haven't got this worked out; they are very basic chords just played on the top three strings. The E uses a D shape, the A and B use an E shape and Am7 uses an Em7 shape Timing and chord 0:00 E 0:08 B 0:16 E 0:23 E7 0:24 A 0:27 Am7...
by Alan Green
December 28th, 2017, 8:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Partial Chords
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Partial Chords

ok - Arthur Anderson were a dodgy firm of accountants back in the day - the song was originally by Arthur Alexander Playing the Rolling Stones cover version on Youtube - you're right, it's in E - it's a standard three-chord trick and should be causing you no trouble. Right - everybody knows Keith Ri...
by Alan Green
December 22nd, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: dead pickups
Replies: 4
Views: 1728

Re: dead pickups

Bypass the switch - connect the wires from the pickup to your cable and hit some strings
by Alan Green
December 21st, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me with learning this song
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: Can anyone help me with learning this song

I couldn't see it on Ultimate Guitar OK - so these are your left-hand shapes; the numbers are fret numbers above the Capo, right? Looking at it on YouTube it looks like you've got your string order wrong - the top line of your "shapes" appears to be the bottom string Playing along with it - no capo,...
by Alan Green
December 21st, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Lefty but play right-handed?
Replies: 8
Views: 2296

Re: Lefty but play right-handed?

Yeah - us lefties tend to find the world doesn't want to cater for us; so we adapt. I write left-handed, have left-handed scissors in the kitchen and a left-handed ruler in the office, throw a ball left-handed, catch in either hand, can use a knife and fork either way round, hold a cricket bat right...