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.



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.



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



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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.

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

Hope it helps



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.



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">


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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">


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">


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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.


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After watching videos of great guitar players such as Tommy Emmanual Chet Akins etc on Utube it got me thinking. I have played guitar for many years for enjoyment and reached I think a reasonable level. I was wondering that is there a level of playing which we all reach different for each player that with all the practise in the world we cannot go any futher. Have the great players got a gift of talent which is denied to most of us. I suppose what I mean is can just practising make you great player or is there something more required.

Thanks Chordie of one great website