(1 replies, posted in Song requests)

does anyone know the chords for the Dr Hook song More like the Movies???


(5 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi Rallyman, check out this site justinguitar.com, I  think you will find all you need there - good luck from a fellow wolverhamptoner!!


(1 replies, posted in Song requests)

Can anyone help me, I would like to find the chords for some Elkie Brooks songs


(12 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Deia follow the link below for a number of easy songs and how to play them as well as lots of other good stuff



(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

just as a matter of interest I have now tried false nails, they worked a bit but caused me unbelievable problems at work ( I am a school teacher) I have now removed them and will wait for my finger tips to get hard!!


(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Can anyone give me some advice, I am learning to finger pick but my nails are not very strong, I have tried those metal things you put on the ends of your fingers but they don't seem to work to well for me - I am thinking about some false nails!! what do you folk think of that idea?


(8 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I had the same problem for a long time, but I bought one of the those 'gripper' hand strengthening things,  i just use it while watching TV and it seems to have worked for me.

Like Roger, I don't think you should go around squeezing ferrets!!


(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi all,
Can anyone help me, I can manage the chords but have not yet got the right strumming pattern for Streets of London - anyone help please?


(24 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi Patrick, I have both a Martin and a Taylor, it really depends on what I am trying to play as to which I prefer, the Taylor sounds best for some and the Martin for others. If I had to choose between them, it would be a very tough choice but I think I would keep the Martin.
Incidently, I bought the Martin 'on-line' because it was a bit cheaper, when I got it I was so bitterly disappointed in it. It sounded rubbish. It wasn't until I had a brilliant local shop set it up for me properly that I grew to like it.


(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

BBDGus wrote:

Hello every one
ok it's been six months since I picked up the guitar and I can play a few chords and some strumming patterns
not so clean some times. the thing is that until now I only can play a few ballads not so well , like: Knocking on heavens door .and house of the rising sun . it's this normal?
other thing is that I cant sing, I sing worst than an asmatic goose
I can't believe that when I was a kid a used to sing in the school chorus:-(

any ways the singing it's another story:-)

thanks in advance for reading my post

pardon mi english since it's my second language:-) if you can play some ballads after just 6 months you are doing good!! if it was so easy to play a guitar everyone would be doing it - wouldn't they?
wish you all the best


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I am not very happy with the sound I get strumming without a pick. I like the mellowness of strumming without a pick but find I keep hitting the odd string too hard. How does everyone else strum without a pick??

Thanks for that Last_rebel, I will give it a shot and see what it sounds like

thank you



(240 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I have had a Taylor big baby for some time and I think it is absolutely brilliant, I have also just bought a Martin DM (like two days ago) and so far I am not that impressed with it. I know I should have tried before I bought but nobody local had one ( I had been told they are good) so I bought one online. It may be that I just need to get used to it.


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

Hi folks, I'm another old geezer at 59, been playing (well, trying anyway) for just over a year, I get very frustrated sometimes when I can't do stuff ( like barre chords easily). But think this site is just the best

Oh and by the way I too am and aging (aged?) hippy

I just don't seem to be able to get the right strumming pattern for Every Rose Has It's Thorn by Poison, can anyone help please??


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

Hi all, I'm from Wolverhampton in England, I am 58 and have been playing (well, making a noise anyway) for about 8 months, I so wish I had done this years ago!!


(11 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I have been playing for around 8 months now and am still haviing trouble with Barre chords, I can form the chord OK, but when it comes to changing chords whilst playing I can either change with no interuption of strumming but a duff chord or I can just miss a strum or two and get a clean chord - which is the best way to go? should I practice quick change or clean chord?


(0 replies, posted in Song requests)

Can anyone help me with some Dr Hook Chords, I would particularly like the chords to 'A little bit more' and 'More like the movies' I am new to guitar playing and I think they should be fairly easy to play - I hope anyway!!