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by Alan Green
May 26th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes?
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

Re: Modes?

The out-of-key chord happens a lot. Don't forget that in the descending A melodic minor you use a G natural, not a sharp.
by Alan Green
May 26th, 2017, 10:43 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Chord progression questions in some songs
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: Chord progression questions in some songs

You don't have to justify the key change. Movement from G to A or vice versa could imply you're in the key of D, or it could just sound good. The A#-C-F-G sequence could also be a sequence in Bb - or it could just sound good. Yes, you could play Gm pentatonic over G, but why not use the G Major pent...
by Alan Green
May 25th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes?
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

Re: Modes?

A lot of beginners go through the "changing the position of the scale for each chord" thing, but it's important to remember that G-Em-C-D7 is a sequence in the key of G, as C-Am-F-G7 is in the key of C, so once you have the tonic Scale there is no need to specifically target chord tones at any point...
by Alan Green
May 19th, 2017, 10:08 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Hello everyone!

Welcome to the party.

I had a very quick look at your website; tell us a bit more about yourself
by Alan Green
May 17th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Am I ready to teach guitar?
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Re: Am I ready to teach guitar?

Yes. Nothing crystallises knowledge in your own mind better than teaching it to someone else. Your music reading skills will improve and your communication abilities as you try and find a 23rd different way of explaining something to someone who still doesn't get it will skyrocket. You might learn a...
by Alan Green
May 17th, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Guitar ringtones
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Re: Guitar ringtones

You'll notice I deleted your post with the link to your ringtones website. We don't like spammers here, so keep it clean
by Alan Green
May 16th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Rosewood crack on the side of a LP cosmetic or needs repair?
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

Re: Rosewood crack on the side of a LP cosmetic or needs repair?

To be honest, from the photos it looks like just minor imperfections in the wood. I wouldn't be worrying about it, and for $500 I reckon you got a bargain.
by Alan Green
May 14th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Musically Illiterate
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Musically Illiterate

Everybody absorbs a bit of theory as they go on; sometimes without realising it. Sooner or later, if you only play by feel you're going to hit a brick wall and stop developing. Anybody famous and good who says they only play by feel is telling you lies. There are some easily digestible lessons on th...
by Alan Green
May 13th, 2017, 10:43 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Pro Guitarists - Muliteffects units or individual pedals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Pro Guitarists - Muliteffects units or individual pedals?

It's horses for courses. I use single effect pedals in my Big Band work because I don't have much need to change the sound during a show. However, I have multi-FX units; they're great if I'm playing covers and want to sound like someone different for each song, but they don't help me create a signat...
by Alan Green
May 13th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Major scales
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Major scales

Not automatically, because neither of those notes appears in the key of G. However, drop a Gm chord in there (try one after a G major chord, it sounds decent) and you can use the Bb, and use an E chord instead of E minor to get to the G#. Be careful with them though, you don't want to sound like you...
by Alan Green
May 9th, 2017, 9:24 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Barre chords
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Barre chords

To achieve different voicings in the music.

Also - try making Bbm in open position. you need a barre
by Alan Green
May 8th, 2017, 9:22 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jackson guitar value!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Re: Jackson guitar value!!!!

USD 300, I guess
by Alan Green
May 7th, 2017, 9:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How hard is it to reclaim stolen guitar at guitar center
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: How hard is it to reclaim stolen guitar at guitar center

Unless you can show the guitar was actually bequeathed to you in your Grandfather's will and you can evidence the fact with Serial Numbers, I suspect you have zero chance of getting it back. Talk to your lawyer. The Police might investigate it as a theft, but they won't walk in and get it back for y...
by Alan Green
May 6th, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Playing Along
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Re: Playing Along

So I've noticed many amateur guitar players who are able to "play along" with someone else or a tune on the stereo etc. I'd describe it as fills or short riffs, whatever the term is. I've asked them about it but they say it just comes to them or they play what seems right. This hasn't worked for me...
by Alan Green
May 6th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Lower the action on an old Yamaha FG-75?
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Re: Lower the action on an old Yamaha FG-75?

Is the neck warped? Look along the sides to check.

If not, leave the truss rod alone.

Action is adjusted at the bridge.