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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

I have no Nylon Strings at all. Others going up. Ibanez acoustic electric. Danelectro electric 12 string.

Tell you what - go out and buy a few nylon strings and then you can sell them to me and Zurf in a few months.

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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I'm looking for a nylon string acoustic electric.

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(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

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(5 replies, posted in Electric)

I have locking tuners on one guitar and will eventually add them to all the others.  Game changer for string changes and also on stage string breaks. 

I just switched to DR strings for my electric and so far love them.

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(9 replies, posted in Music theory)

unclejoesband wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:

I did this in my cover of ripple and it worked out pretty good for being a lazy cheat smile

Ripple is what made me look at the way I played the G.

Yeah you really need a finger for doubling the melody in Ripple.

Actually now that I look at my video, I played the roots with my pinkie and ring finger, the melody on my middle and I used the index to hammer on the c major chord as a fill. 

https://youtu.be/W5wYvGC9LJA

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(9 replies, posted in Music theory)

unclejoesband wrote:

Yep. I have a bad habit (I think) that I can't seem to break.

I learned the G chord using my index, ring and middle fingers. I eventually dropped the middle finger for the pinky on the high E. For the last couple years I've been trying to drop the index finger and use the other 3 for the chord which would free up the index for little bass fills. But it hasn't been going very well.

I have a cheat for that.

If you are playing an open b string you have the 3rd covered.  So just play high e string 3rd Fret with your pinkie or ring finger and play the low e 3rd Fret with your middle finger and use the pad of your middle finger to mute the a string.  Way easier than trying to sound the a string 2nd fret; also those d and g string fills get a little muddy when you're playing that low b.

I did this in my cover of ripple and it worked out pretty good for being a lazy cheat smile

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(9 replies, posted in Music theory)

My hands turn in to clamps when I get excited. Kills tone, sustain, etc. Notes go sharp.

And I get waaaaaayyyyyyy too much tension in my upper body, which slows me down, tightens up my voice, and is generally uncomfortable.

Regarding your bad habit, try learning all your open position chords without your index finger, if you haven't already. I found that by leading with my pinkie and ring finger instead of index and third finger during chord changes and common tone pivots and such, it made me realize that my little finger is available for scales, solos, etc. Plus its a great stretch!

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(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Doug_Smith wrote:

Good tune but it MUST be played this way:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui53N6rls20
For max Effect !!!    wink

Well that's like three guitarists man. I can't do all those parts at the same time. smile

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(6 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I like that song Bill. I'm going to add it to my list!

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(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Thanks for the bump. here are some other nice voicings:

Major 7 (in this case, D major 7)
x
5 ring finger
6 pinkie
4 middle
5 index
x

13 (in this case, A 13)
x
7 pinkie
6 ring
5 middle
x (let your index finger lay on this one to mute it)
5 index

Minor 7, alternate voicing, in this case d minor 7
x
5 pinkie
5 ring
3 index
5 middle

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(18 replies, posted in Acoustic)

In college my instructor had me use one of these little fellas in order to keep hips aligned and avoid use of a foot rest https://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Support … r+leg+rest

Today I generally use the right leg but will kick that leg up to get the guitar in a better position. Or I will use a strap while seated. Occasionally I will also use the left leg.

I try and play in a multitude of positions to keep it fresh and not become trapped and uncomfortable in new situations.

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(60 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Do we have an '18 date set?

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(4 replies, posted in Song requests)

Can you post audio of that you're playing?

This is a fun idea. Do we stipulate that the recordings need to be current; no recycling old stuff?

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(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Funk is gonna be tough without a bassist.  Lots of rootless voicings like
7
5
5
5
X
X

Is a minor 7 add 9, but you put the 7 on the bottom and let the bass handle the root. 

If you take that chord and slide it down twice then back up twice, with the right strumming pattern you end up with Love Rollercoaster. smile

I'll send ya some jazzy stuff tomorrow.

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(8 replies, posted in My local band and me)

CurtRHCP wrote:

Great song!
You're talented wink
I finally see you in real life ^^
I have no difficulties to recognize you on the vid lol

I'm not much to look at but at least I'm a bad singer!

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(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Sounded great man. Re your note on the "Jazziest chords you know,"  let me know if you want some other jazz progressions, happy to suggest a few chords!

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(12 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Been looking for an ON AIR sign that doesn't cost tons of money. I'm jealous!

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(7 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Great job man! Impressive that you didn't tighten up for your first time on stage. Seemed very relaxed.

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(8 replies, posted in My local band and me)

It is.  And you have to be ok with the risk of publicly sucking, playing on unfamiliar equipment, playing with people you don't know how to communicate with, etc.  great for skill building though.

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(8 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Thanks Jim.  Yeah it shorted or something so I had to move quick.   They got it working again though.  Bad cable I suppose.

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(28 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I still have my first guitar.  Plays great.

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(8 replies, posted in My local band and me)

Had the chance to sit in with a great blues group last night. We had some fun!

http://bit.ly/2tOXYXa

Where were you Beamer?

Some how I missed this post.  I'll give it thought!