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by Alan Green
June 15th, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Les Paul problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: Les Paul problem

Matty0074 wrote:
June 15th, 2017, 2:20 am
Hi again. Strings aren't hitting the pickups but I DID use a lighter gauge string set than what was on it. The original strings had been on there for more than 3 years but rarely played.
Would you suggest adjusting the truss rod?
Only if the neck is visibly warped
by Alan Green
June 12th, 2017, 9:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jimi Hendrix's guitar original price
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

Re: Jimi Hendrix's guitar original price

What you're googling is prices NOW for '68 kit - you're looking in the vintage and rarity markets, so the prices will be high for good equipment. If you say Jimi might have paid £100 back in the day for his axe, then that might have been three weeks' average take-home pay. Call it a couple of grand ...
by Alan Green
June 12th, 2017, 6:55 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: acoustic guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Re: acoustic guitar

Hi, Elizabeeth, and welcome to GN.

Exactly what are you talking about?
by Alan Green
June 9th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Don't understand modes??
Replies: 6
Views: 2369

Re: Don't understand modes??

Thanks for your reply but I'm a noob and I'm not even sure how to play a C major scale. So I didn't really understand most of your post. OK, you're trying to run before you can walk. Head over to "Theory Without Tears" and "Scales Within Scales" in our lessons section (both by David Hodge). If you ...
by Alan Green
May 30th, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Brand new
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Brand new

You'll be surprised how quickly some things fall under the fingers - don't go for stupidly difficult stuff at first
by Alan Green
May 27th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes?
Replies: 17
Views: 5812

Re: Modes?

Stay with me on this one -

In A Natural minor - yes, it's a G Natural both ways.

In A Harmonic minor, it's G# both ways.

In A Melodic minor, it's G# going up and G Natural going down - easier to sing, apparently
by Alan Green
May 26th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes?
Replies: 17
Views: 5812

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: 1987

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: 5812

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: 3
Views: 1815

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: 1971

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: 881

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: 1230

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: 1046

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: 1969

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...