Hi
I wonder what this thread is doing in Acoustic now. Should be in chat.

Just a thought.

Ark

Hi jpage_roxmysox
I don't think so.
Each instrument mentioned can be played by various characters and in different ways.
ie. Guitar can be played by someone who is a perfectionist, pays attention to detail or any other of character traits mention for other instruments.
Same works for the other instruments.
I don't think you can pigeon hole any type of Character to any kind of instrument.

Ark

1,778

(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,
Well being a Brit. Esteban meant nothing to me. Never seen any of his infomercials on TV guess they must only be on in the US.
I saw the Utube vids wasn't much impressed seemed tacky. Well that was  probably the point.

Now Kurt Cobain I have heard of  Nirvana's lead man  who shot himself.

Esteban v Kurt Cobain :)Why? Other an to ruffle a few feathers and get some responses.

Well it worked and it is entertaining to read the posts.

I love Chordie!

Ark

Hi,
Has anyone mentioned Emerson, Lake and Palmer one of the greatest prog rock bands.

Cream, Ten Years After, Led Zep, Yes......The list could go on

Guess it reflects my age.

Ark

1,780

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

Hi,
I remember a all female American rock Group called "Fanny"

Came to Britain in the 70's. They said they didn't realise the slang meaning of  the word here.

Caused quite a stir. LOL.

Ark

1,781

(36 replies, posted in Bands and artists)

Crossroads.... By Cream...... Eric Clapton

Ark

1,782

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

Hi
According to Wikipedia,

"Killing Me Softly with His Song" is a 1971 song composed by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel, which has become a pop standard. The song was inspired by a poem by Lori Lieberman, "Killing Me Softly with His Blues", which she wrote after seeing a then-unknown Don McLean perform the song Empty Chairs live.

Just my bit.

Ark

1,783

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

Hi
Sure is..... Went a concert just last night R.O.P Played an orchestral version of" Smoke on the water" by Deep purple and "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.

Was great. It's quite common for them to do so.

Ark

1,784

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

Nice one johncross21......and Oh so true.

Ark

1,785

(10 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,
jerome thanks for your detailed answer. I'm certainly going to try them out.

Ark.

1,786

(10 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,
jerome im abit curious how you manage to play a B chord with two fingers with a barre.

just wondered i use four. Always open for a easier way.

Ark

1,787

(12 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi
The A chord using 1,2,3  I find easiest for an open e. 

The A chord using 2,3,4 is handy for sliding up to the B chord but is murder on a soft pinky.

Practice the 1,2,3 with the open e as the note adds to the richness of the chord.

good luck

Ark

1,788

(5 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi, jpage_roxmysox
I agree with what you write.

Strumming a song is ok and enjoyable but I feel that to get the best out of an Accoustic guitar finger picking is the way to go.
Arpeggios on chords are a good place to start.

I really enjoy experimenting with finger picking. The variations on basic chord finger placements on different songs can throw up some interesting sounds.

Most if not all of the great players are accomplished finger pickers of a sort. eg. Jimmy page "Black mountainside"  seeing you are an admirer of the same.

Ark.

1,789

(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Is My struggle typical?


YES....Unless you are some gifted child prodigy with fingers of steel and guitar music running through your blood. (There are some)


Anyway for the rest of us it's a mostly enjoyable journey with ups and downs along the way. There will be some walls I think you have perhaps reached one them.


There's no quick fix, no real easy way. Just advice given, some will work for you and some won't.


All of the advice in the posts above are good and have worked for some.


All I will say is boringly Just PRACTISE. We all do we always will.


Best of Luck


Ark

1,790

(23 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,

Learned and played for years using nails for finger picking and even strumming. Never could get on with a pick or other devises for picking. The thing is I lost my thumbnail in a accident at work and it was like almost being a novice again. I use some false harmonics in some pieces and these I found impossible to play without my nail  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_cry.gif" border=0 alt="Crying or Very Sad"> It's taken six months for a new nail to grow back and I can't wait till it's good enough to use again. I suppose It's the old adage that you don't know what you got to it's gone.


Ark

Hi

Glad you liked the vid  jcellini. Tommy's Australian a great perfomer and nice guy also he does a mean version of Classical Gas its on Utube check it out  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">


Boxer Tommy's a well rounded player and plays all types of acoustic guitar. <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">


Ark

Hi,

For Acoustic Guitar it must Tommy Emmanuel. The Guy's talent is awesome. Check out this Utube vid.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hrDeuc5OA&mode=related&search=" target="_blank"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3hrDeuc … lated& amp;search=</a>


Tommy at his best.


Ark

Hi

Had trouble with buzzing and vibration after changing strings for the first time on my Washburn EA16MBL with the built in tuner. It drove me up the wall for days in the end I tracked it down to the battery which is housed in the body of the guitar. I took the battery out and bingo it was cured no more odd sounds.


Ark

Hi

Try the shortern version of an open E7


E  0

B  0

G  1

D  0

A  2

E  0


No need for the pinky to be down, though still the jump from Bm


Ark

1,795

(3 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi

This guy on Utube has got Masons Classical Gas well nailed help me alot but I have still not got it down as well as this guy.

<img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_cry.gif" border=0 alt="Crying or Very Sad">


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evsW3WKzflY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evsW3WKzflY</a>


Hope it helps

Ark

Hi

Reading these posts got me thinking.

I wonder how many enthusiastic teenagers inspired by watching their faviorite giuitarist play and making it look oh so easy, rushed out and bought a guitar thinking with the blindness of youth that "whats so hard about that then?" Only to find when they got it home that Shit there's more to this than I thought. Then after a few attempts at the beginners guide getting desponent and giving up.

This happen to me (rushed out and bought a Telecaster copy and amp.) and did the above. Many years later when I was over 30 I was struct with the bug again. This time being older and maybe wiser with more perseverance was able to get over the various hurdles of guitar playing.

I have now played for over 20 years. The Telecaster gets used occasionally but I mainly play Acoustic.


Now I'm not saying this true of all teenages. we have some on here with alot of guitar knowledge.

Ark.

Hi

There's not a right or wrong move when choosing a guitar to start on. Both Classical and Acoustic have their pros and Cons. One is not easier than other to learn on. True nylon strings are easier on the fingers but a wider fretboard can be harder to get round. Acoustic are tougher on fingers at first but easier in other repects. Both require a will and a determination to learn and love to play.

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

1,798

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

A Brit here from the County of Essex. Been playing for 20 plus years electric and acoustic still love it and still learning. A great forum with interesting posts. Hi to all.   <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">

Hi,

These posts have made smile if not laugh. I suppose unsolicited advice given in a dictatorial manner would ruffle a few feathers of our more experienced members.  <img src="images/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif" border=0 alt="Smile">

1,800

(7 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hi,

A change of strings would certainly improve the sound that your guitar produces. Old strings lose their ring and become dull in tone. I change mine when they sound dull about every 2 months or so with a medium weight set for general use.

Type of acoustic guitar also makes a lot of difference.