i just came back to this thread of mine after several months and I find excellent posts here.

Chrodians rule!

Thanks a lot guys.

Btw, I love my AS100 so very much, that I decided not to plug in the bass guitar. I bought a Roland Micro Cube for Bass instead, great little practice thingy. It has built-in drum loops to jam along to, can run on batteries for a few hours and it wasn't even that expensive.

gotya, guys. Juat what I figured.

Hello, fellow chordians, I'm looking for some advice.

I'm using a Marshall AS100 amp for my acoustic guitars, and I recently got my hands on a semiacoustic bass guitar, an Ibanez AEB 8.
Now I'm wondering if it's safe to use the bass guitar on my rather expensive acoustic amp, or if I had better get a bass amp.

Thanks for your help,



(2 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I read about those. Good call, and probably cheap.

Thanks, mate.


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Hello, chordians...

Here's my problem.

When I play with my band, I have to crank up my amp pretty much to be heard, so eventually I will run into feedback problems.

My setup:
Guitar: Ibanez AEL30SE
Amp: Marshall AS100D

Both of them have a "phase" switch, which I understand is used to fight feedback problems. Then there's the notch filter dial on the guitar and the sweep dials on the amp.
Twiddling with those helps with the feedback, or at least makes it occur at different pitches, but it's pure guesswork and trial-and-error for me.

Can anyone help?



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You'll love it!


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

You have to improvise a strumming pattern over these chords.
Check out the sticky thread in the acoustic forum or help on strumming.



(1 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Note the little numbers next to the chord diagrams (upper left).

It says "4" next to the the diagram of an full Barre F-Chord, that means your barre finger (index) is on the fourth fret.
That makes it an Ab, which is the same as a G#



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

Those would be slash Chords.

Example: D/C is basically a D-Chord, but you stack a C on top of it in the bass. Play it X30232. That is an unusual one. The C#/D is more common.

Check out ABBA chord files here, for example, they used slash chords a lot and it does wonderful things to the melody.



(7 replies, posted in Acoustic)

I learnt it from licklibrary.com. Jamie Humphries gives a great tutorial there.


(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

@tonydr:  I saw some dude "hide" his pick in his curled up first finger and using thumb, 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger for, say a fingerpicked solo or middle eight. Is that what you mean?

@johncross: that's how did my first attempts of muting, seemed easier to me than doing it with the right hand, I guess a combo of both is where it's at?

anyway, thanks for the replies!


(6 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Hello, fellow chordians...

After two years of practice I have come to a point where I can come up with a suitable strumming pattern for pretty much any song over a nice repertoire of chords, do some intuitive embellishments with suspended chords and the occasional right hand muting, all while singing along to my own playing.

Now I wonder, what other ways are there to liven up my strumming?

Thanks in advance for advice.


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Please note that the barre on the first fret requires more strength than playing it at higher frets. For me, it's easiest around the 5th fret, so maybe practicing the changes there will be easier for you.

For the last six months or so, I have played with really heavy strings in order to get more power in my fingers, and it's worked out quite well. Tough in the beginning, and it took a while to make it sound ok, but I can already feel the result whenever I pick up an acoustic guitar with "normal" or "light" strings.
Having more power allows for more relaxed playing and more concentration on the movements.
Maybe when the next set of strings are due and you have a few extra bucks, try out a really heavy set for a few days.



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do Hotel California fingerpicked. Dust in the Wind, of course. Some Abba can be done on the acoustic nicely with fingerpicked arpeggios. Or go rebel and do Both sides the tweed or Fields of Athenry. Hey there Delilah and Nothing else matters. if you want sth more contemporary.



(32 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Well, if you want to play exactly like the artist that is performing the song you want to play, then all you can do is listen to it closely.

However, I found it liberating to think of my playing as "playing my version of the song". Because then you can start with an easy pattern that suits the rhythmic pattern of the song (for example D DU UD for any song in 4/4).
After that, you come up with more exotic patterns that match the songs style.

The  more patterns you pick up and can play naturally without thinking too much, the easier you will be able to match the artist that plays your song.

Look at Tequilla sunrise by the eagles, it has three quick 16th strums in the second beat of each bar when you listen to the eagles, but you can easily play it in your basic D DU UD.

If you you really can't come up with somethng to play for your song, or if your patterns start to annoy you, make a search on youtube for "acoustic cover", it always helps to see others play.

There's a good book by Tom Kolb that covers rhythm guitar for Folk, Blues, Ballads, Rock, Funk, Latin, etc...
Good place to ppick stuff up.



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

Passau, Bavaria, South eastern Germany, Right at the border to Austria.


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

Every now and then I tend to fancy different songs, but the one I always return to:

Hotel California, Acc version.



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

True. One person household, though. Myself. Coffee and aspirin smile

The person below me is going to return a christmas gift in a few days, and not tell the person he got it from.


(24 replies, posted in About Chordie)

arkady hit the bullseye, these post aren't really about porn, they're a elaborate traps to get people to spend money.

Ignore the posts, don't hit the links, this will only keep up as long as there are people unknowing enough to fall for it. As soon as it doesn't pay off anymore to spoil many forums to get someone on their site, it will all go away. 

The best thing you can do is laugh at it, wait for an admin, to find the time to delete the post and ban the user, and play the guitar in the meantime.

Maybe we can make this into a thread to suggest songs to play whenever there's a porn post in the forums? Take it easy is a good start here.
Maybe they'll "hear the music"?!?

Does anyone want to take it from here...?


(27 replies, posted in Acoustic)

So much great advice, your probably well on the way by now...

Anyway, here's what I like to Fingerpick:

Eagles - Hotel California     Em B7 Dsus2 Asus2 C G Am B7     for the Verse. Try to find a Tab that uses these chords. Not only will that teach to learn a nice arpeggio pattern, it also shows how to switch from chord to chord during the arpeggio.

Paul Gross - Ride Forever     The song from the "Due South" - Series. Very easy arpeggio pattern, nice for learning fingerpicing.

Eric Clapton - Wonderful tonight     I'd call that a more classic arpeggio pattern

Also, for practice, you could play the Pachelbel Canon, and use a slightly different arpeggio pattern each time you go around the chord progression.

I hope I'm making sense here.



(9 replies, posted in Song requests)

D - Dsus4 - D - Asus4 

Works fine for me, I have no idea what Tom Petty plays exactly.
See it like this: Don't play a song, play your version of that song.



(7 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Good question, mountaingirl.
What software do you guys use to create you songs' chord charts?

Just a plain text editor, or is there even a cool freeware?



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Check this out:



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I have accepted that I mute the high E on A shape barre chords. Doesn't sound all that bad, I think.


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What songs would that be, moonstruck?