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    I had never really listened to Stevie Ray Vaughan...

    I had never really listened to Stevie Ray Vaughan since I started playing guitar, and I must now humbly slip him somewhere into the top of my list.

    Also, Jack White from the White Stripes.
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    I'm not a big fan of metal, but it was good. I'm...

    I'm not a big fan of metal, but it was good. I'm not all that great myself so I don't have much to add, but I would agree that it's in pre-song stage.

    You're all in time and in tune, which is...
  3. Thread: Drop "D" tuning

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    Just tune your guitar normal, then drop the 6th...

    Just tune your guitar normal, then drop the 6th string two semitones to D.

    The easiest way to do this is to just pluck the 4th and 6th strings, and tune the 6th down to an octave lower than the...
  4. Thread: Guitars you own

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    Guitars

    I just last week got another guitar to add to my collection. An acquaintance of mine recently started smoking crack, and is hocking all his stuff, and for 75 dollars sold me an Epiphone...
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    I *think*: the way to identify a mode would be...

    I *think*:
    the way to identify a mode would be by listening to the note that the solo/whatever resolves around. As I understand it, modes are defined by what they accompany.

    If you're playing in...
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    Or counterclockwise, depending on how you look at...

    Or counterclockwise, depending on how you look at it. :)
    Also, always keep in mind that as you're starting out, your tendency will probably be to think that you're not strong enough. While that...
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    Yeah, I didn't mean to give the impression I...

    Yeah, I didn't mean to give the impression I strictly exclude older music types just for the sake of it. I just mean that my main influences and who I identify with the strongest are 90's rock...
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    I am post guitar god generation, and sort of...

    I am post guitar god generation, and sort of missed out on that, but here's my list, in no particular order:

    Johnny Greenwood, Radiohead
    Thom Yorke, Radiohead
    Joey Santiago, Pixies
    The guys...
  9. Thread: Guitars you own

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    I have a meager quiver, but I'm working on it...

    I have a meager quiver, but I'm working on it
    [...moneymoneymoneymoney...]

    Squier Starter Kit Stratocaster (in pieces on my table. Gonna solder it back together tomorrow so Monday I'll no longer...
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    In reference to your pitch problems when YOU...

    In reference to your pitch problems when YOU sing, I have lots of trouble with the difference between the sound inside my head and the sound outside my head. In other words, I can't hear myself from...
  11. Thread: Books???

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    You could just have at the top of the main forum...

    You could just have at the top of the main forum page a big
    FORUM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    please read before posting q's

    And have a small link at the top of all the other forum pages.

    You...
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    Yeah, I fix computers, and I harmonize with the...

    Yeah, I fix computers, and I harmonize with the processor fans. And A/Cs. Start with unison and move off in different directions.
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    Practice

    I've thought about those perfect pitch things, and I'd like to have the CDs to see what the hell they could possibly do to train me, but you develop pitch naturally.

    And I figure that any time...
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