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    The Bekeley "Modern Method for Guitar" 3 book...

    The Bekeley "Modern Method for Guitar" 3 book series is very nice and critically hailed. I'm going through it from page one, I'm about 1/2 way through the first book. Get a good teacher, My teacher...
  2. Thread: Improv help

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    Best thing I've done in the past 2 years has been...

    Best thing I've done in the past 2 years has been learning how to sing, take some ear training (aka singing) and it'll do a lot of good. Your ear will get a lot better, you'll be able to...
  3. A lot of it has to do with personal taste and...

    A lot of it has to do with personal taste and what kind of music you've grown up with and how that all comes together at your "ear". Here's a more bookish dictating answer:...
  4. Thread: Hand Problems

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    search and find: anyway, try glucosimine, it...

    search and find:

    anyway, try glucosimine, it helps repair joints and tendons and so on and will aleviate the soreness in your hands. You can find it at any drugstore or walmart.
  5. trying to answer that question is like looking at...

    trying to answer that question is like looking at your face without a mirror... :confused:

    but anyway, a good faith guess of what I try to do is stick with a melody and try to let my imagination...
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    worry about your phrasing, I hear once that gets...

    worry about your phrasing, I hear once that gets good, the rest is cake
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    saw this on TV

    figured some vocals should get some press, get this little kid with that guitar playing kid:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc6LuI1V_mQ&mode=related&search=
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    jolly quick little diddy

    jolly quick little diddy
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    travel to the notes. you should know when the...

    travel to the notes. you should know when the chord changes, and anticipate it. Lets say you start a phrase on the "2 and" beat traveling towards the IV, you should be traveling towards that note and...
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    I've seen a short video of Garsed showing that,...

    I've seen a short video of Garsed showing that, wasn't interested at the time. I'm not really interested in his style of play as amazing as it is. I remember he said he used his fingers because he...
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    Hybrid Picking

    I was fooling around with Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin on the Sunset" doing the chord melody thing he does and found myself using my fingers and pick. It just kind of happened, I recorded myself playing...
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    In a sea of music there are those who create...

    In a sea of music there are those who create current, and those who sail atop it. Music theory teaches how to sail, not how to create.
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    Thats actually a documented condition called...

    Thats actually a documented condition called Synesthesia, might want to look into it. I'm like Weber, I always wear blue tinted glasses.
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    Do some Yogi Berra here, took some liberties: ...

    Do some Yogi Berra here, took some liberties:

    -You can observe a lot just by watching.
    -Think! How the hell are you gonna think and play at the same time?
    -If you don't know where you are...
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    where were you when I asked the same question...

    where were you when I asked the same question like a month ago about bends....:mad: Great explanation, its almost like fretting 2 strings at a time with the index finger. Its something that needs to...
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    I've seen the indie scene, Piebald, Modest Mouse,...

    I've seen the indie scene, Piebald, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Fugazi, Pedro the Lion, Jets to Brazil, etc...etc... (I listened to a lot of CRAP in early HS before I started learning how to play)...
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    Youth and Musical Trends

    It seems today that people of my generation (early 20's in the USA) seem to be looking to the music of dead people much more than their peers or to the previous generation. Musicians from the 50's,...
  18. Thread: ring finger

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    thats not really a problem, you really only have...

    thats not really a problem, you really only have 3 independent joints extending through your hand/forearm. Thumb, index finger, and the other 3 share the last. It more about having your middle,...
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    The Devil's Dictionary: "A way of explaining...

    The Devil's Dictionary:

    "A way of explaining what some people can do naturally by those who can't"

    But really, its helpful to everyone...wish I realized my mediocrity earlier.

    Welcome to...
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    thanks MB, I checked it from the headstock, looks...

    thanks MB, I checked it from the headstock, looks good actually. The strings are set right, you had the directions crossed up. I've never dressed frets, how bad could I mess this up If I tried to...
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    Guitar setup questions

    I just changed my strings, and it messed up how my guitar was set up. I have it done pretty well now, but some questions:

    I put a level (an instrument to see what kind of angle a surface is...
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    "If you try and fail, you've learned a valuable...

    "If you try and fail, you've learned a valuable lesson, never try" - Homer
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    Here ya go, although rhythm makes 90% of a...

    Here ya go, although rhythm makes 90% of a progression, not chord choice.

    http://members.aol.com/chordmaps/

    check out the chord maps link.
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    get some Glucosimine pills (arthritis pills),...

    get some Glucosimine pills (arthritis pills), generic brand will do, and try to relax more... relax

    Your probably trying to push yourself and in doing so, straining, and tightening up.
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    Jesus!!!??!! that is utterly disgusting, whatever...

    Jesus!!!??!! that is utterly disgusting, whatever you do, don't let that thing breed! Looks like the cousin of the Masturbating Bear....
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