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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Chorstman
You can use a partial shape of the G barre chord...

You can use a partial shape of the G barre chord as an inversion of an A major shape barre chord. Hendrix and others do this a lot.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Chorstman
Help Transcribe Part of a Song

Hello Everyone could someone help me transcribe this repeating lick from this solo. I cannot figure it out for the life of me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGSiG416C3A
The bit I need help with is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Chorstman
So as long as you can move your hand and aren't...

So as long as you can move your hand and aren't causing tension in your hand you aren't really anchoring? And also I notice all of these players and pretty much every blues/rock player I looked at...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Chorstman
Anchoring vs. Muting

Hey Everyone,

I've noticed a lot of professional players hold their picking hand in a sort of anchoring way. I don't think they are actually anchoring I think its more of a string muting thing, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By Chorstman
Thanks everyone for their replies. I think I'm...

Thanks everyone for their replies. I think I'm just going to learn exclusively by ear. All the great players did it so why shouldn't I? For those of you that have been learning songs by ear for...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-03-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,542
Posted By Chorstman
Only Learning Songs by Ear?

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to be the best player I can be and have dreams of being a professional musician (don't we all haha). Anyway I know that all of my guitar idols learned songs from their...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Chorstman
Blues/Rock Player Needs Help With Practice

Hello Everyone,

I have been playing guitar for two years now and I must say I am quite tired of playing other peoples songs. Every time I pick up the guitar I either play songs that I already know...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-29-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Chorstman
Blues/Rock Player Needs Help With Practice

Hello Everyone,

I have been playing guitar for two years now and I must say I am quite tired of playing other peoples songs. Every time I pick up the guitar I either play songs that I already know...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-04-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Chorstman
Where to start with writing own songs?

Hey Everyone,

I would like to start writing my own songs and I have no idea where to start. I'm guessing knowing some theory would help me a lot as I know none. I would like to write songs in the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-22-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Chorstman
Harm in alternate tunings?

Hey Everyone,

I was wondering if you guys thought there was any harm in spending time learning songs in alternate tunings. Some of my favorite guitarists (Ben Howard, Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour)...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-19-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chorstman
So I've heard from people on this post to either...

So I've heard from people on this post to either make a practice schedule or just sit down and play. Both have their benefits, but I'm not sure which one I should do. Any other advice?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chorstman
Great advice Zaphod, I think i've kind of lost...

Great advice Zaphod, I think i've kind of lost sight of the whole enjoying practicing thing. Maybe its because i'm so busy and stressed with classes and then trying to find time to play 2 hours a day...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chorstman
I have no desire to be a technical master. I...

I have no desire to be a technical master. I would like to be a good blues-rock player/singer-songwriter. I know quality of practice matters, but its also how long you do quality practice for. I want...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-17-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chorstman
How much did the pros practice?

Hey Everyone,

How many hours a day do you think professional guitarists used to play guitar while they were learning? I know Vai said he would play for 8-10 hours, but i'm sure thats on the high end...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-14-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,837
Posted By Chorstman
So do most people think around 3-5 years of...

So do most people think around 3-5 years of serious playing? I'm approaching 2 years of playing and while i'm decent and can impress some people i'm not nearly as good as I want to be and it's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-14-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Chorstman
After how long would you consider a long time for...

After how long would you consider a long time for playing an instrument?
Forum: Singing & Vocals 04-14-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Chorstman
Thank you for your honest evaluation. I know i'm...

Thank you for your honest evaluation. I know i'm bad, but we all have to start somewhere. Any exercises or anything like that you would recommend or just sing along to things?
Forum: Singing & Vocals 04-14-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Chorstman
Listen to my singing please?

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to singing and i'm trying to improve. I've been singing in a college choir for three months and that's my only singing experience. I will be taking voice lessons this summer,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-09-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By Chorstman
I'd say 300-500 is my ideal range. Prefer not to...

I'd say 300-500 is my ideal range. Prefer not to go higher.

Used would be better for the price, but if I had to buy new it wouldn't be the end of the world.

Used for home for now.

I play mostly...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-09-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By Chorstman
1600 Dollar Guitar, 100 Dollar amp, need help

Title says it all. I recently bought a 1600 John Mayer signature strat and I currently have a 100 dollar Fender mustang I amp. Needless to say I need a new amp and I was looking for suggestions. I've...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Chorstman
I've had two different teachers before. One from...

I've had two different teachers before. One from a local music store for electric guitar, and one at my college for classical guitar. I feel like the teacher that I had for electric didn't help me...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By Chorstman
You could start with something like twinkle...

You could start with something like twinkle twinkle, but I would find that really boring and either give up or just not be satisfied if I actually figured it out. It depends on what style you're in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Chorstman
Would you guys recommend a teacher from a local...

Would you guys recommend a teacher from a local music store or a national chain like guitar center?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,837
Posted By Chorstman
When did you become good?

Hey Everyone,

I know this changes from person to person and everyone will have a different answer, but i'm just curious how long it took you guys to get "good" while taking guitar seriously. I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-05-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chorstman
Would you say what this guy shows in this video...

Would you say what this guy shows in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F12CkMa7HTk is a hendrix like style? Obviously his example is more bluesy, but still.

P.S. not the opening jazzy thing,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By Chorstman
I'm interested in this as well. Those three...

I'm interested in this as well. Those three happen to be my favorite guitarists. Would you say it's like playing lead and rhythm at the same time almost?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By Chorstman
The main reason i'm wondering this is because for...

The main reason i'm wondering this is because for instance if I want to learn a Hendrix or SRV song that is a little above my playing level I can look up the video and learn it now and make my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By Chorstman
Thank you guys for your advice and replies. Do...

Thank you guys for your advice and replies. Do you guys think I should just stick to learning songs by ear? I mainly use video lessons right now and although I think my playing is pretty good...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By Chorstman
When did you start transcribing?

Hey Everyone,

I have been playing the guitar now for around a year and nine months. I am starting to get into transcribing things because I have heard it is one of the best ways to make progress...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-20-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Chorstman
Here's a picture of the back. I removed springs...

Here's a picture of the back. I removed springs and I don't think it is blocked off. I unscrewed the claw I believe it is called and now its easier to use the whammy bar. Is there any ideal length...
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