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Forum: Musician Talk 01-25-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By cbara
This is definetly something your teacher should...

This is definetly something your teacher should be helping you with.

I'd like to add: shapes, scales etc are great but please, please, please don't forget that music is AUDITORY and not VISUAL. ...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By cbara
Yeah... The $8 strap on the $1000 guitar (Yamaha...

Yeah... The $8 strap on the $1000 guitar (Yamaha Pacifica 1511MS Mike Stern sig) is a little embarrassing. That said, so are my guitar playing skills.



Ahhh... This adds up. I'm taking this pup...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By cbara
Yeah - I found that the biggest jump in sound I...

Yeah - I found that the biggest jump in sound I got was going from the 214 to the 314. The 314 has a much warmer sound which I love. It also looks and smells amazing. I've gotten some weird looks...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By cbara
NGD! X-mas goodies

So the combination of a x-mas bonus and generous girlfriend had me accumulate quite the gear this holiday season.

First up is my first ever tube amp (upgrading from line 6 spider):


It's a Fender...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By cbara
Would an digitech rp250 also have looper? Can...

Would an digitech rp250 also have looper? Can only see 5 sec delay listed in specs.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-18-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By cbara
Mother of god those are pricey! I'm guessing I...

Mother of god those are pricey! I'm guessing I might as well splurge on a pod HD
Forum: Drums 12-18-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By cbara
Well I'm sold if we can get that out of the set. ...

Well I'm sold if we can get that out of the set. My next though is will it be a problem considering the friend in question is 6'7''? Haha
Forum: Drums 12-18-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By cbara
Like I mentioned, the cheapest set on Kijiji...

Like I mentioned, the cheapest set on Kijiji (Canada's craigslist) right now is $600.



Might try that but their website shows their cheapest as an $800 yamaha set.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-18-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By cbara
Cheapest way to get play-back?

This is probably really stupid but I can't articulate it well enough to utilize the search.

Is there a pedal of some sorts that exists that, when activated, will record what I'm playing and then...
Forum: Drums 12-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By cbara
Don't laugh... Costco drums?

A friend and I have started playing music together and have been trying to solicit another friend to join in the fun. We're trying to convince him to learn drums (no prior musical experience) as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By cbara
I didn't get the joke until I looked up prices...

I didn't get the joke until I looked up prices for that guitar. But that gets a belated "lol".

Yeah - I guess I'm fooling myself into spending more money than I need to. I am also incredibly lazy...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By cbara
How can you find out if it's laminate koa? I...

How can you find out if it's laminate koa? I can't see anything written on the site that says that and the salesperson I spoke with just said it was "all wood". I did try it out and it sounded good,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 12-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By cbara
Taylor 214ce Koa-LTD and general a. guitar stuff

Hey! I'm buying my first acoustic and the experience has been daunting so far. I'd say I'd like to stick to under $1400 but would be happy to only spend $700 or, if you recommend it, going to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By cbara
I have some hesitation towards Skype lessons...

I have some hesitation towards Skype lessons stemming from my shoddy internet connection. I spend half the time I Skype with my parents, for instance, asking "can you hear me".

Finding some people...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By cbara
Recommend a teacher in Calgary?

This is a bit of a wild card as I think most people on this forum are from either the US or Europe but I'll try.

Can anyone recommend a good guitar teacher in the Calgary, AB area? A couple I've...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cbara
Are Aliens talking to me? (Amp picking up radio signal)

Weird thing just happened to me. I had my guitar on my lap as I was searching Jamplay for a song to practice. My line 6 spider III was still on. Suddenly, I hear people talking and it gets louder...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-20-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,723
Posted By cbara
I demand you strip these guitars out of their...

I demand you strip these guitars out of their bags... I don't care how much they cry. Just get them naked.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-20-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 525
Posted By cbara
That's hilarious... I seriously want to repost...

That's hilarious... I seriously want to repost this on Calgary Kijiji.

And for some reason I see the SG Epiphone you mentioned up for ~$350 all the time. Where are people buying this guitar to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-19-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By cbara
Are you planning on playing the song as it sounds...

Are you planning on playing the song as it sounds on the record or are you planning on skippings all the fills and playing just the chords?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By cbara
I don't know if this is an option but I intsta...

I don't know if this is an option but I intsta memorize any song that I tab out by ear. That said, I'm probably tabbing out simpler songs than you're trying to learn. But if this is an option I'd...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-06-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By cbara
Guthrie knows best...the short answer is CAGED...

Guthrie knows best...the short answer is CAGED with pentatonic fills.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4jbCDfSXS0
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-06-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,110
Posted By cbara
Got lessons when I was young (8ish) from a...

Got lessons when I was young (8ish) from a drunken piano player. Eventually stopped when he drunk dialed my Mom.

Got a groupon for 5 guitar lessons when I was 25. Still didn't really get into it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By cbara
I wouldn't bother with chord diagrams or what...

I wouldn't bother with chord diagrams or what have you.

You say you know some basic theory - This should be enough to show you how to play any chord at any place on the guitar (considering youíre...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By cbara
Believe it or not, youíre in an enviable...

Believe it or not, youíre in an enviable situation.

Youíre asking what you need to do to be able to use your scales Ė youíve been using them all along!

Remember that music theory is a way of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-03-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By cbara
Im confused as to how you broke it down? What...

Im confused as to how you broke it down?

What does focusing on Country/Blues/jazz/rock mean? Is it the simple difference of using a major pentatonic or blues scale while soloing or using...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By cbara
Since when do you call your hand a gf? Atleast...

Since when do you call your hand a gf? Atleast you weren't practicing double tapping
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-02-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By cbara
That's a beaut! How much did it set you back?

That's a beaut! How much did it set you back?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-01-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By cbara
Thanks again everyone especially Freepower I'm...

Thanks again everyone especially Freepower

I'm guessing I can find another thread done that will give me a list of songs to start my transcribbing career with (if not ... look for a thread started...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-29-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By cbara
Am I the only one that thinks that transcribing...

Am I the only one that thinks that transcribing single note runs is way easier that chords?

Thanks for the advice though.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-29-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By cbara
The correct way to transcribe?

Skip to Paragraph two if you donít want the introduction (paragraph one).

Iíve recently gone on a huge Guthrie Govan binge and watched/read just about everything that he has on the internet. Heís...
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