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    I practice guitar for 20 years and learned nothing. Help me restart.

    Thread Starter: GWelch

    I took classes, I got some private instruction and I studied technique. I learned to play some songs, note by note but had zero sense of rhythm. No sense of the real music in the sound I was playing. After 20 years of frustration I gave my guitars away. That was 5 years ago. Today a guitar...

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:00 PM Go to last post

    how to determine chords from a melody?

    Thread Starter: dwest2419

    Hi guys back with another thread. From my previous thread called:"How to Memorize at Hearing Intervals" I learned a lot about how the intervals their names and how songs are created using intervals, and determine to if a interval is minor second or major second, minor third in a song. Now that...

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:01 PM Go to last post

    building dexterity and hand strength

    Thread Starter: bluecollarman

    What are some good methods to use to build finger dexterity and hand strength? I found a book called "Finger Fitness™: The Art of Finger Control " by Greg Irwin. Have any of seen it, used it, recommend it?

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:04 PM Go to last post

    When looking for a guitar tutor...

    Thread Starter: C.W

    I'm currently on the hunt for a local electric guitar tutor. I've seen a couple that seem quite interesting, and teach alternative/rock/punk which are the genres I'm interested in, but I have no idea what I should really be looking for. I'm 28 and most definitely a "beginner" and, whilst I have...

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:01 PM Go to last post

    Which one to begin: electric or bass guitar?

    Thread Starter: cedricdb

    Hi there, Let me first introduce myself. I'm Cedric and live in Belgium. I've been playing and studying music since I was 8. I'm currently following classical piano, jazz piano and chamber music courses, but I also studied keyboard, violin, oboe, music culture and music theory. Next year I want...

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:03 PM Go to last post

    Buying a new guitar

    Thread Starter: Robxx

    Hi all, not only have I relatively recently started playing guitar but I am the rhythm guitarist/lead singer of a band. I am in desperate need of an electric guitar that can handle all spectrums of the indie genre, from vibing hooks to thrashing chord sequences and should also look very sexy....

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:02 PM Go to last post

    What's wrong with my Muscle Memory?

    Thread Starter: Blanche_Minim

    This topic is about playing large and difficult chords and changing chords on the guitar and piano. I have a Beginning Jazz Guitar Book by Jody Fisher and I am going to quote him right now. "...Some Classical Guitar instructors teach that these movements should be learned like a...

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:06 PM Go to last post

    Classical music theory notation for chord inversions

    Thread Starter: dwest2419

    Hi guys? I was trying to find (and I'm not sure if this is correct but) classical music theory notation for chord inversions? For instance, in classical music harmony analysis, how would the I chord be written in 1st and 2nd inversion?

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 07:59 PM Go to last post

    Beginners Blues rhythm guitar - ideal first guitar lesson

    Thread Starter: DavesGuitarLess

    Good day all. New lesson this week looking at beginners first guitar lesson. How to play the blues with your first 3 chords. Very simple first lesson with a lot of resources available in the description box. Have a lovely day all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGBLtdw208A&feature=youtu.be

    Last Post By: barryallen1337 Today, 08:03 PM Go to last post