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    learning jazz

    I want to get into learning jazz after focusing mainly on rock/blues. I know the pentatonic/blues scale pretty well, but in jazz it seems to me that the best tool for playing is knowledge of all the...
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    Les Pauls are very solid all-around guitars, but...

    Les Pauls are very solid all-around guitars, but they're usually not the best choice for heavy metal. This is because they're really heavy and the neck is thick. For metal, its nicer to have thinner...
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    Practice playing triplet rhythms and counting to...

    Practice playing triplet rhythms and counting to yourself "1-and-a-2-and-a" etc etc and once you are pretty comfortable with that, stop strumming the "and" of the triplet beat. So it basically be,...
  4. Thread: Blues arps

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    I haven't really learned much about arpeggios and...

    I haven't really learned much about arpeggios and chord substitution yet, so I was wondering where would be a good place to start so I could better understand all those substitutions that min7b5 was...
  5. Thread: drop d

    by Playmystrat
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    One cool shape you can use with drop-d is the sus...

    One cool shape you can use with drop-d is the sus 4 shape for powerchords on the 3,4,5 strings. Just bar the drop-d string too. It looks like this for D#sus4:
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    -8--
    -8--
    -6--
    -6--
    ...
  6. the e5(7) is just a emaj7 chord (1,3,5,7) without...

    the e5(7) is just a emaj7 chord (1,3,5,7) without the 3rd (g#)
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    Hey dude, I listen to Thrice too and I've learned...

    Hey dude, I listen to Thrice too and I've learned a few of their songs. On a lot of those riffs where there is fast alternate picking palm muting, the easiest way to play them is to make sure your...
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    I would definitely be interested in learning...

    I would definitely be interested in learning about chord substitution kind of stuff too!
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    F#madd9 maybe?

    F#madd9 maybe?
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    I'm sorry James but is that a Berklee book? I...

    I'm sorry James but is that a Berklee book? I tried searching for it but came up empty.
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    Funky rhythms

    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for where I could find some funk-style rhythms, like the ones that Guni used in his article "A mouth full of rhythm". I found those to be really...
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    Thanks for the replies. I was also told that...

    Thanks for the replies. I was also told that Seagull guitars tend to be really good values for the money in that range, but I'll basically check em all out.
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    acoustic guitar recommendations

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good acoustic-electric in the $300-350 or so price range? I was looking at some Ovation and Ibanez models in that range. In particular, the Ovation...
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    I've found that using the bottom (fat) part of...

    I've found that using the bottom (fat) part of the pick and dragging it on the bottom 3 strings starting from the middle pickup area or so is the most effective way to get a fat sound for a pick...
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    Generally from what I've heard and experienced if...

    Generally from what I've heard and experienced if you are playing stuff that requires bending and/or vibratto you probably want to keep the thumb wrapped around the top as this gives better leverage....
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    I would recommend ditching the squire and just...

    I would recommend ditching the squire and just looking for a better guitar. The squire series is really not that good, and thers not much you can do to it to make it play or sound better. You can get...
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    chord voicings

    I was wondering what is the best way to approach learning different voicings for the main chords like maj,min,sus,7th,etc, primarily on the top 4 strings. Website/book perhaps? It seems like there...
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    For a solid, intro level guitar I would have to...

    For a solid, intro level guitar I would have to recommend the fender mexican strat. It costs about 300 bucks and is essentially the same thing as the american version other than the a few minor...
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    The screws are in each of the six saddles that...

    The screws are in each of the six saddles that are at the front of the bridge where the strings join the bridge. You can tell they are the right ones because each string runs right between the two...
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    I'm not sure if you have a Mexican or American...

    I'm not sure if you have a Mexican or American and if there is a difference in the procedure for both, but I know for sure on the Mexican you use the small L-shaped wrench that comes with the guitar...
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    Thanks for the replies. Are there any websites or...

    Thanks for the replies. Are there any websites or book suggestions that cover all those topics that Doug listed, or perhaps a more in depth look at chord harmony and theory?
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    Out of key chords

    I was browsing the same site and there was this section on out of key chords

    http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~desmith/guitar/chords/outofkey.htm

    that I found very interesting. Are there any...
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    Chords and resolving

    I was wondering how chords resolve to one another within a set key. This website

    http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~desmith/guitar/chords/leading.htm

    seemed to cover the basics of this aspect...
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    The progression that I was using involved...

    The progression that I was using involved straight up major chords, no G7, etc. It was majoradd2 arpeggios in a C, Eb, C, Ab progression.
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    Help please

    I was fooling around with my guitar and I started playing some majoradd2 arpeggios on the top 4 strings in the key of c. I realized that you could play a c minor progression using a c major chord and...
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