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    I think all those guys mentioned were victims of...

    I think all those guys mentioned were victims of their times. I was in grammer school in the 60's (yes I'm on old dog) and the guitar just wasn't considered a serious instrument for anyone wanting to...
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    Learning the entire fretboard

    Just exactly how important is it to learn every note on the entire fretboard? Seems like a Big job that will take a long time. I've heard it's crucial to know instantly every note on the fretboard...
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    At the risk of this becoming an Eric V. love...

    At the risk of this becoming an Eric V. love fest, I gotta tell ya I listened and liked very much. I'm a 51 yr old blues/clasic rock kind of guy but Eric's playing really is fantastic. I listened to...
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    If you're interested in learning alot about how...

    If you're interested in learning alot about how to buy a guitar check out his guys site:

    http://www.edromanguitars.com/

    He has some good articles on that site and knows alot about guitars. He...
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    I got back into playing after years and years...

    I got back into playing after years and years without playing at all. My hands at first just gave out after about an hour. I had to stop. Now I don't need to stop all together but the back of my left...
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    Which string gauge for speed?

    Should I be using a particular string gauge for speed practice? Lighter strings seems to help left hand speed and heavier strings seem to help picking speed. Should I not worry about it and just go...
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    whad I tell ya. :)

    whad I tell ya. :)
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    You guys gotta see this. I think it's the PERFECT...

    You guys gotta see this. I think it's the PERFECT first instrument for a kid. You CAN'T hit a bad note! What fun for a 5 year old. Hell I may get one for myself, heheheh. Check it out.


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    Wow, you have one of the greatest resources ever...

    Wow, you have one of the greatest resources ever created right under your finger tips. The Internet! I don't know of any classical music sites because I'm kinda into the Blues, but just Google your...
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    I've been working on the Tony Stetina book,...

    I've been working on the Tony Stetina book, "Speed Mechanics for the Lead Guitar" and that really helps with finger independence. those slur patterns are in there and are a great exercise. I spend...
  11. Thread: Which scale?

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    Well I spent last night trying the mixo scale...

    Well I spent last night trying the mixo scale only and it didn't sound "bad" it just isn't really bluesy, if you know what i mean. So I went back to the pent shapes and they have it, that blues note...
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    Thanks Russ. That helps alittle. I think I'm...

    Thanks Russ. That helps alittle. I think I'm getting it now. I went back to the articles on modes and saw that the mixolydian mode is distinguished by a dominant 7th, which makes sense for the blues...
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    Seems to me that music theory (scales, modes etc)...

    Seems to me that music theory (scales, modes etc) is the Language that musicians use to "talk" to each other. If you want to play with others they will need you to speak their language. If you just...
  14. Thread: Which scale?

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    One quick thing, Just have to brag... Bought a...

    One quick thing, Just have to brag... Bought a new American Strat. LOVE this guitar. Even I can make it sound good. I'm a Happy Happy Boy.:D
  15. Thread: Which scale?

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    Which scale?

    I'm haveing a problem with knowing which scale to use while trying to solo over a simple 12 bar blues progression. A7, E7, G7. I've been trying the pentatonic scale shapes and thats coming along...
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    Wow, what alot of great advise. Everybody has...

    Wow, what alot of great advise. Everybody has good ideas but I think nothing works for every kid. I gotta just let Madie be Madie.

    I believe a music education is VERY important for kids. And so...
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    Too young to learn?

    Hey guys, I have a 5 year old grandaughter that loves music of all kinds (like all kids I guess) and I'm wondering if she is too young to take up the guitar. I bought her an Epi Les Paul Jr and a...
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    cool man, I'm glad you found the right teacher...

    cool man, I'm glad you found the right teacher for you. I myself think the right teacher can make all the difference. SOOO many guys teach guitar and really should just focus on playing. teaching is...
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    Left hand finger excerise

    I know this guy who tells me I'm not a guitar player untill I can do this finger exercise at a very fast rate without thinking about it. I was wondering what you guys think. Here's the thing:
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    Gorilla Snot? The marketing department 'must"...

    Gorilla Snot? The marketing department 'must" have been drunk wehn they came up with that name.:D

    I recently came across an article here on ibreath by Eric V. about how his picking style...
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    I'm with you brain. I love the slide especially...

    I'm with you brain. I love the slide especially in the Dewayne Alman style. Finding help can be tough though. Not alot of books out there and it seems to me that having someone show you the "touch"...
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    loosing my grip

    I'm having a problem with loosing my grip (and not just on reality) on my pick. it seems the faster I play the tip of the pick seems to rotate away from my body untill I'm picking with the side of...
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    Had my first lesson with new teacher today. WOW....

    Had my first lesson with new teacher today. WOW. this guy is a drill instructor! He gave me SOOO much stuff to work on. But I think I can handle it. In fact it's probly exactly what I need to get...
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    The perfect student

    I know alot of the better players on this forum still teach. I was wondering if you guys could describe your best student. What makes him/her your favorite student? Is it talent or similar tastes in...
  25. Thread: Solos

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    great sugestions, but how about some easy to...

    great sugestions, but how about some easy to learn Blues solos? I've been working on my own version of Stormy Monday but it isn't coming out to good. Should I try some "canned" blues solos and get...
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