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Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 07-25-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By derek8520
I recently played a wedding ceremony for the...

I recently played a wedding ceremony for the first time, I was playing solo acoustic stuff. I had practiced non-stop for a wee while before the wedding but still got super nervous the morning before....
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-25-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By derek8520
This was the exact process I went though when...

This was the exact process I went though when changing my telecaster's saddles. I assume it will be the same for you :)
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 861
Posted By derek8520
Will this be your first guitar? If it is, start...

Will this be your first guitar? If it is, start off with a relatively cheap one. Not so cheap that the quality is compromised but not too expensive to be considered a waste of money if you don't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-22-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By derek8520
Try to impress yourself before you try to impress...

Try to impress yourself before you try to impress others. Play songs you like.
Forum: The Pit 07-20-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By derek8520
You all need to take it easy.

You all need to take it easy.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By derek8520
How long until this one gets shut down too?

How long until this one gets shut down too?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By derek8520
If people are requesting it they probably expect...

If people are requesting it they probably expect to hear the real solo. Don't improvise just to avoid learning something difficult, put the effort in and you'll be rewarded.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-12-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By derek8520
Good advice above, but why on earth did you buy a...

Good advice above, but why on earth did you buy a capo if you don't understand the very basics of how they work? Or even how the guitar works?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By derek8520
Different place, same shite.

Different place, same shite.
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 07-06-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By derek8520
He's playing tuned down a step. Chorus...

He's playing tuned down a step.

Chorus is
---5----7----7----9---
---5----9----7----9---
---6----9----8----9---
---7----9----9----x---
---0----7----9----x---
-------------7-----9---
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-05-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By derek8520
Measure the width, file from the bottom up if...

Measure the width, file from the bottom up if it's too tall.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-16-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 700
Posted By derek8520
Just learn to set up your own guitar. No one but...

Just learn to set up your own guitar. No one but you will know how you want it to feel, you can't expect a stranger to set it up perfectly for how you play. He/she will probably set it up perfectly...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-14-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By derek8520
I prefer new picks over old picks, I buy a load...

I prefer new picks over old picks, I buy a load every few months. I've heard that Tommy Emmanuel used the same pick for 10 years straight at one point. It's all down to preference really :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-13-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By derek8520
Learning Landslide was the first step for me. I...

Learning Landslide was the first step for me. I broke the pattern down into string numbers:
5, 3, 4, 2, 5, 3, 4, 2
Practice that enough and you're sorted, you'll soon be able to do that without...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-08-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,917
Posted By derek8520
Playing/learning guitar isn't a competition....

Playing/learning guitar isn't a competition. Teaching yourself how to play doesn't mean you're better than someone who's had lessons. Figure things out by yourself, but asking someone for...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-06-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By derek8520
The Fender is very easy to play but have a good...

The Fender is very easy to play but have a good look around for other guitars anyway. Also try as many types of strings as you can, everyone has different preferences. Saying that, don't go lighter...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-06-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By derek8520
I agree with all this. However if you're just...

I agree with all this. However if you're just playing one guitar with one vocalist and they miss their cue it would be good to notice this and be able to go back around so they get a second chance at...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By derek8520
A massive ****.

A massive ****.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-30-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By derek8520
Anything in the charts with even a hint of...

Anything in the charts with even a hint of acoustic guitar gets played constantly at the open mic nights in my area. Songs like the ones you mentioned get old very quickly.

Why are you focusing on...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 05-20-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By derek8520
And we still have no idea what you're talking...

And we still have no idea what you're talking about. Glad you figured it out ;)
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 05-18-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By derek8520
Turn treble to 10, bass to 1, reverb and delay up...

Turn treble to 10, bass to 1, reverb and delay up full. Also if you're playing guitar, turn the instrument upside down first, re string it and try again. If you're playing bass just play as loud as...
Forum: The Pit 05-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By derek8520
I couldn't answer a few of the questions because...

I couldn't answer a few of the questions because they seemed a bit redundant. I don't want plastic on a capo regardless of whether it's shiney plastic or not.
The biggest issue I've had with capos is...
Forum: Recording 05-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By derek8520
Why? That would be a huge waste of money. Taking...

Why? That would be a huge waste of money. Taking your guitar to a shop for maintenance shouldn't be your first option unless there's a serious problem with it (broken neck kind of serious). Learn to...
Forum: Tab Talk 05-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By derek8520
A lot of people who are interested in playing...

A lot of people who are interested in playing those types of songs are probably planning on singing them too, so it makes sense to keep the guitar fairly simple. Also, if that person is accompanying...
Forum: Recording 04-28-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By derek8520
Change your strings often, I do it once a month...

Change your strings often, I do it once a month at least. :)
Forum: The Pit 04-22-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 868
Posted By derek8520
You're coming across as a bit of a ****. 15...

You're coming across as a bit of a ****. 15 minutes will probably be enough time for the crowd to realise this, but you'll probably be finished before they start throwing things. :shrug:

Exposure...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-14-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By derek8520
A badly set up guitar (acoustic or electric) will...

A badly set up guitar (acoustic or electric) will not help you learn any style of music. Get it set up properly if that's the issue and you'll have a lot more fun playing with it, which will lead to...
Forum: Recording 04-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By derek8520
Yes, and the other things I mentioned.

Yes, and the other things I mentioned.
Forum: Recording 04-07-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By derek8520
There's a few mistakes which need fixed, mostly...

There's a few mistakes which need fixed, mostly down to you muting some notes in your chords. A few others when you just missed a note or two.
You're also cutting some notes a bit short (I assume to...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By derek8520
Chords in a major scale: Major 7th Minor...

Chords in a major scale:
Major 7th
Minor 7th
Minor 7th
Major 7th
Dominant 7th
Minor 7th
Half diminished

Is that what you're asking for?
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