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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By MaggaraMarine
For jamming with a drummer? I think it might be...

For jamming with a drummer? I think it might be enough (you need to try it) - but it would be reasonable to get a bigger amp. For gigging? I would definitely get something bigger.

It also depends a...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By MaggaraMarine
What works most of the time is playing the key...

What works most of the time is playing the key scale. For example if you are in the key of C major, you play the C major scale. But that doesn't always work if we use non-diatonic chords. You also...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 244,019
Posted By MaggaraMarine
You don't really need that kind of apps if you...

You don't really need that kind of apps if you just learn about chord construction. It's pretty simple. You need to know the note names and intervals. Then you need to listen to how the chord sounds...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-25-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By MaggaraMarine
I agree with you that it is your music and nobody...

I agree with you that it is your music and nobody can write it for you. But you can get some good songwriting advice from other people. These advice can make it a lot easier. You can practice...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Yeah, I understand. And this kind of approach may...

Yeah, I understand. And this kind of approach may work perfectly for somebody, especially someone who isn't that familiar with other scales than the pentatonic scale.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-24-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By MaggaraMarine
^ Yeah. But I wouldn't really give credit for...

^ Yeah.

But I wouldn't really give credit for guitar solos. I mean, then every Metallica song should have Kirk as a songwriter. Guitar solos have little to do with actual songwriting. They are more...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-24-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 244,019
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Cluster. (I mean, you have notes C, C#, D, D# and...

Cluster. (I mean, you have notes C, C#, D, D# and E there.)

You asked earlier about x 0 7 5 0 0 and x 0 9 7 0 0 chords. You could just analyze them as i and ii chords in Ab minor (if they are played...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-23-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By MaggaraMarine
You don't need to emphasize certain notes to be...

You don't need to emphasize certain notes to be playing the key scale (considering that you are playing over some chords). By playing pentatonic scales that are part of the key scale, you are still...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 265
Posted By MaggaraMarine
If the last chord contains open strings, let the...

If the last chord contains open strings, let the open strings ring and start playing the solo. Or as said above, just slide to the note that begins the solo. You could of course use loops/backing...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By MaggaraMarine
It has a gain knob on the clean channel. Gain...

It has a gain knob on the clean channel. Gain means volume.

Gain and volume controls are both volume controls, just placed differently. Gain usually controls the input volume (that's also why you...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-22-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By MaggaraMarine
What Jerry is saying is that every key has three...

What Jerry is saying is that every key has three possible minor or major pentatonic scales that work over them. If you play in A minor, you could use Am, Dm and Em pentatonic scales. That's because...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-22-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By MaggaraMarine
What are you playing through. I think if an...

What are you playing through. I think if an amp/multi-FX has a headphone out, it usually also has an Aux in. Plug the iPhone into the Aux in and you can control the volume of the song with the volume...
Forum: Bass Guitar 11-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By MaggaraMarine
It really depends on how seriously you take the...

It really depends on how seriously you take the bass. I mean, if you are just a guitarist playing the bass and play it just to be able to record some bass parts for your songs, then it doesn't really...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-21-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By MaggaraMarine
If you are going to play live and mic your...

If you are going to play live and mic your guitar, it makes no sense to mic your amp because you could go straight into the PA. (Guitar -> mic -> PA, not guitar -> mic -> amp -> mic -> PA.) You also...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,347
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Wow, I didn't expect people to like my part this...

Wow, I didn't expect people to like my part this much. :cheers:

I should maybe have ended my part with a drum fill to make the transition better. But whatever.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By MaggaraMarine
You can also use chords that use notes outside of...

You can also use chords that use notes outside of the scale. But you need to be careful and avoid certain notes when playing over them. For example if we are in A major, G major is a pretty usual...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By MaggaraMarine
What does the tuning have to do with broken...

What does the tuning have to do with broken strings?

But yeah, learn to play in standard tuning. It is the easiest tuning to play basic chords in.

D G D G B D (open G) will be easy if you only play...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-18-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Being able to do basic adjustments is pretty...

Being able to do basic adjustments is pretty important. And also, if something stops working, it's good to be able to fix it (being able to solder is a good skill). But if you are happy with the way...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By MaggaraMarine
^ And if you retune your guitars (and this may be...

^ And if you retune your guitars (and this may be obvious but I'm still pointing it out), use a tuner that mutes your signal. Nobody wants to hear you tuning your strings. Polytune is a good pedal...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By MaggaraMarine
He is in drop C tuning. So the first chord is C5,...

He is in drop C tuning. So the first chord is C5, the second chord is B5 with fifth as the lowest note.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Sounds like C major to me. Eb is a pretty common...

Sounds like C major to me.

Eb is a pretty common accidental. Eb major is not that rare in C major songs. It is borrowed from the parallel minor (C minor).

Yeah, and the E major is as a secondary...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By MaggaraMarine
^ Yeah. It kind of sounds "lower"...

^ Yeah. It kind of sounds "lower" because the lowest note of the chord is the fifth, not the root. And you kind of still hear it, even though the root isn't the lowest note in the chord.

For example...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Yeah. As I said in my post, time signature is not...

Yeah. As I said in my post, time signature is not a fact. It's something people have come up with to explain music.

Also about the differences between 3/8 and 3/4... I don't know.

This is in...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Time signatures aren't really facts. (Of course...

Time signatures aren't really facts. (Of course it's clear if the bar has 3 or 2 or 5 or whatever beats in it but the differences between time signatures like 3/4 and 3/8 are subtle.) Sometimes the...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Drop tuning your guitar doesn't make you sound...

Drop tuning your guitar doesn't make you sound out of tune, especially if the original key was in the tuning you are playing in. It just changes the key. If you tune from standard to Eb, you will...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By MaggaraMarine
The main point is to learn to recognize the...

The main point is to learn to recognize the theoretical stuff by ear. Listen to your favorite songs and figure out what happens in them by ear. I think that's also the best way of learning about...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-17-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By MaggaraMarine
I guess you are looking for something like...

I guess you are looking for something like...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By MaggaraMarine
If you already know the pentatonic scale all over...

If you already know the pentatonic scale all over the fretboard, add some notes to it. It depends on the song but sometimes you want to use the minor 6th and sometimes major 6th. Just listen to the...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Maybe you are just so happy to hear the sweet...

Maybe you are just so happy to hear the sweet guitar sound again that it inspires you to play cool stuff. When I'm in a good mood, I do definitely play better. If you have had a long break, you may...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By MaggaraMarine
Name the notes in the chords. That helps. The...

Name the notes in the chords. That helps. The first chord is G D E C. It could be Cadd9. The second one is D A B F. That's Dm6 (or Bm7b5 but they have the same notes in them).
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