(17 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I just bought a new guitar which had little space between the strings and the neck, and the whole barr-chord problem was gone <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> that was a great discovery! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif" border=0 alt="Very Happy">


(32 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Let's all leave our ego aside, and pick out the real message which is written. Why feel offended? We don't know eachother in real life and we're all here to learn and share something, i suppose...


(32 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Oh and Peter, same problem here. But the thing is that now we (?? I, at least) have to think too much about the playing. I believe that once i can play as blind as i can type, i can remember songs just because my *ears* tell my fingers what to do, and not my head. To give you an example, i can type very fast, and i don't have to think about that anymore. In reality, IF i think about it, i cannot type anymore <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> and i hear guitarplayers doing things i can never even analyze!!! but i believe it's the same thing, practice practice... blabla.. the dull stuff.. but it really helps. Play guitar in the dark some time and see how far you come. Try to get your head off of the playing.. or keep on practicing untill your head does not need to interfere anymore.. i'm a believer now haha <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> well, since one month of practicin dull stuff i'm really improving MUCHOS! also the remembering of chords (i can actually find out how the song really goes by listening).. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_eek.gif" border=0 alt="Shocked">


(32 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I don't have a site for you (unfortunately) but what i found out for myself, after being in a very 'dead point' in my guitarplaying, is that the dull scale practices really help to improve the speed and flexibility of your fingers. It's very dull to practice, but after a couple you really notice that your fingers can do more in the same amount of time, as before. So, if this is the easiest way of getting more colour to your playing (which i don't know) you maybe should start practicing the scales, the do-re-mi scale, and maybe pentatonic scales (if you want i can post them here (?)) and try to get them more faster and faster and without looking, and then if your fingers really do what they're supposed to do you can find out your own intro, or add a little notes in between your songs without having somebody to give you directions. It's just a matter of speed and practice (like typing blind)

Sorry for my english if it's crappy, i'm dutch <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif" border=0 alt="Wink">)

succes! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">

oh and well, since i'm still writing, after my dead point (which took more than a whole year i believe) and 3 weeks of playing dull scales stuff i now really hear myself improve very quickly and get a little bit of that special touch...

ah well..


(9 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I found it for you.

I already forgot about the whole idea <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif" border=0 alt="Wink"> but if you can, please post it on chordie  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif" border=0 alt="Rolling Eyes">

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVUIztIw0kw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVUIztIw0kw</a>

Still haven't found the chords for this song. Is there a genius among us who can figure it out?

I do have the lyrics, maybe it gets you curious <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif" border=0 alt="Wink">) i hope so!!!

Thanks anyway

<b>Anouk - Stop Thinking</b>

Lately I've been feeling down

I don't get around much anymore

so I just spend my time alone

waiting for the phone to ring

I keep thinking of you

I miss the language that we speak

when we don't even talk

and everytime I see you smile

you make it all worthwile

I keep thinking of you


I never loved someone like this before

keep staring at your picture while I try to

work my way around you

but nothing any good

'cause I keep thinking of you

you never told me I would feel

lonely without you

you're not supposed to make me cry

you said: don't you worry I am yours

and in a while you were gonna call me

well it's been six hours now

I keep thinking of you


See subject. I would be very thankful if somebody runs across them, or maybe is able to write down the music him/herself! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">

thanks in advance..

You didn't look very hard, did you <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif" border=0 alt="Wink"> one search on 'lyrics "play that funky music"' in google and i got a page full of choices.

Here's one of them : <a href="http://www.lyricsondemand.com/onehitwonders/playthatfunkymusiclyrics.html" target="_blank"> http://www.lyricsondemand.com/onehitwon … atfunkymus iclyrics.html</a>


Wow thanks a lot for your answers already. I guess everybody has his own way to do it  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif" border=0 alt="Razz"> . The "listening to the E string" -scharefun-method is really handy, at least now i can find a lot of them without having to look at a paper. But i still don't get why i should do the D-barr cord with an A-position and not with an Am-position  for example.

The other trick, from spaminator is still about remembering the scales (which is not my best talent actually <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif" border=0 alt="Wink"> and also leaves me with the question above.. why I should do the D-barr with an A position and not an Am.

The goyag-300 method..uuhhh... haha well the last message is quite vague <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_wink.gif" border=0 alt="Wink"> i'll wait for the rest to come i guess <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">

Then, the book, what is exactly in the book? I don't know about you but i have a problem with books. They either way tell me too much (so i don't understand anymore) or don't give me enough progression (which makes me bored..) also i live in the netherlands and the book here is about 20 euro's and only available through internet. Don't really have a chance to go through the pages and see how i find it. Can you tell me some more about what's in the book? Is it a method they found out which is 'really something' or is it music theory in a 'new jacket' (maybe a dutch saying, it's like 'same thing, different approach')?

Thanks a lot everybody

Hi.. it's a bit difficult to explain my exact question i think, but i hope that somebody can give me an easy answer to it haha, how's that <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile"> well, i hope somebody can help me out on this:

I can play 'open chords' like A, D etc. and i know that i can also play them as barr-chords. Now i've learned a couple of them (in this way: "A is also an Emin on the 5th fret". Well, that's not so easy to remember considering all the possibilities. I know there is a way to calculate these things. But i can't seem to find out how and the internet is not very helpful on this. Is there an easy theory on it? Or is it better to just practice them and remember all the positions?

Does anybody know what I mean?  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif" border=0 alt="Rolling Eyes">

If not, then does anybody know a good site with theories on chords, in a way that it's easy to understand for somebody with little musical background???? <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">

I've been looking a while now for the chords/tabs for the song "stop thinking" by Anouk. It's an acoustic song... does anybody have them somewhere?????

Thanks in advance! <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">