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#41
a note on the pinch harmonics - they're hard to coax out of a guitar that only has single coils (like a strat) or a a low wattage amp - you're probably gonna have to turn everything up to get a good screech harmonic

on the other hand, if you've got humbuckers and a higher wattage amp, it's going to be considerably easier for you

also, i have the best luck doing screech harmonics right above the pickups
#43
People I have a question about the modes and scales...
If i wanted to play d dorian scale how could I do it??????
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#45
so I have to start on the root of which ever mode I want and finish with the same note??
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#47
ok thank you
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#48
I'm not 100% sure on what this note means. It's smaller, and got like, line through it, and then it's hammer-on to another note. I think that you play the little note and hammer-on really fast? is that right?
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#50
Originally posted by splitfingers
this might be a stupid question but how would you play something like this
E----------------------|
B-----3----------------|
G-----4--------------|
D----------------------|
A-----0--------------|
E----------------------|


its a part of rock and roll aint noise pollution by acdc and i cant figure it out, do i pick A and then B and G together or do i just strum them all together and just try to skip D....



You can also play this by using your thumb to pick the A string, and your pointer and middle finger to close down on the B and G strings with slight pressure. To play all notes at once all you need to do release this awquard grip that you have on the strings to sound all of the notes. This might sound difficult, but it is very affective in making those notes sound nice and clean. The other way, (to mute the string w/ the fretting hand) is ok but I prefer the yay that I had explaned. You will see that some tequniques will work better than others depending on the song. You can be the judge on that one.
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#51
another idea for a lesson

maybe try something that truely is a begginer lesson
Rythm
the difference between a quarter note and an eighth note
Grace notes

slides too


and the absolute basic in calssical
bringing out the melody
the difference between melody and harmony
#52
how do any1 find their time so invaluable to post this kinda s***?
not that i not apreciate someone that does but..seriously!!!
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#53
or wut bout the real thing hu?
like the strumming for example...found it ****tie to play on a sour guitar..I almost gave up the first time..
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#57
wether its just me and im a really lousy guitarist or because i really hate music theory and i never bothered to learn what a key is in guitar, im going to ask. now dont get me wrong; ive been playing for 3 years at rythm but never paid any attention in music classes. i play anything you throw at me after a nite almost perfectly and so im that good, but please, please, tell me that if a play the Dmaj chord (just to be simple) its in the key of... well D because thats the first string played in the chord. and Gmaj for example, would that be in the key of E (low E) or am i entirly wrong? i need help i am changing from rythm guitar to lead and i need help with this. apart from that i rule and so does my band. (name: 20cents short) and dont you steal my idea ive made an album through school. im 14.
#58
The chords are all named after the rootnote of their key :
Dmajor is key of D
Gmajor is key of G
Cmajor is key of C
and so on

I suggest you find some online theory lessons, it is not as difficult to grab as you think - it will only make you a better player and get you respect without having to shout about it.

Ladybass
#59
^ True, but D major can also be in the keys of A and G?

Chords In Key might help you.

A key is a set of notes that can form a scale; the most common are the 12 major keys (one for each chromatic note). A key extends to all possible octaves.

-SD
#60
what so, like in the Cmaj scale where the root note is C and the scale goes tone semitone tone tonesemitone for a one octave, that would be in the key of C or what
#61
Well, depending on your scale intervals (tone/semitone pattern) it could be quite a few different keys. If you meant the major scale pattern (TTSTTTS), then it would be C major, yes.

-SD
#62
Thanks for tham man i am a guitar newbie and this helps alot i told my teacher about this site now he uses it this is a great help thanks
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#63
ok i need some picking help...im just not good at it, i can strum and do other crap...but picking i just suck at. It seems I always will pick the wrong string or I cant move my fingers fast enough. I tried to avoid it but i couldnt, so now i need help.

Any suggestions?
#64
Start very slow. Alternate pick (or economy pick). Don't go fast at all, just make sure you're hitting the right string. Slowly build speed. I highly recommend using a metronome to keep your timing consistent. Try chromatic exercises or scales with a metronome and slowly up the tempo. If you don't own a metronome, there are online ones. Google 'metronome'.

-SD
#65
how do u pluck properly anyway? using all your fingers i mean. cos i end up "scractching" the strings, which gives this "zing!" sound.

(i know it's noobish. but this forum's for beginners right?!)
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#66
Originally posted by SilentDeftone
Start very slow. Alternate pick (or economy pick). Don't go fast at all, just make sure you're hitting the right string. Slowly build speed. I highly recommend using a metronome to keep your timing consistent. Try chromatic exercises or scales with a metronome and slowly up the tempo. If you don't own a metronome, there are online ones. Google 'metronome'.

-SD


Thanks for that. Hopefully i can get better at that soon. oh and just curious, but where in michigan are you from?
Last edited by Scuba-Steve at Apr 30, 2005,
#69
i kno this is newbish but ive been playin for over a year and im pretty good but i just need to learn chords maybe have them converted into tab and i need to kno the secret behind hittin multiple frets on differnt strings
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#71
Here are the basic open chords in tab format:
    C    A    G    E    D    Em   Am   Dm
e|--0----0----3----0----2----0----0----1--|
B|--1----2----3----0----3----0----1----3--|
G|--0----2----0----1----2----0----2----2--|
D|--2----2----0----2----0----2----2----0--|
A|--3----0----2----2---------2----0-------|
E|------------3----0---------0------------|


-SD
#72
ive been playing for about 8 months now and ive kind of reached a "roadblock".

my changing between some chords isnt as smooth as it should be, and i only know about 20 open chords, but its really boring practising this and it will surely improve over time.

the pieces i know are nothing else matters and stairway (without solos) and im trying to learn classical gas, but im not really sure where i should go from here. should i learn new songs or learn arpeggios or solos or what
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#73
well... quite a few people know me, and yea, i have had a 1000 plus gig at school. there were other bands as well, but thats good for my age, 14, right? and i know...(let me count) all open position major chords, all open position minor chords, most 7th chords (dominant) and a few major and minor dominant 7th chords. then i know just about all masic barre chords and how to form them and how to name them and stuff, and i know power chords, but i really concider myself a noob and ive been playing for about 2 years. i need a job at the moment so i can get a new guitar, and thats my roadblock. but yea, keep practising. make up our own progressions and learn how to form position power chords and you can have heaps of fun. dont worry about trying to solo unless you have a little bit of theory behind it to make it sound good, and i dont, thats why i post in other threads for help. but just chill and do your own stuff and you will greatly improve. unlike me.
#74
I have a question about a few parts in this song...

1*-(1/)3-4---<11**>-

Now, do I play the first fret, then play the 1st fret again, the bend up to the 3rd fret, then play the 4th fret?


And


7-5-h7p5-\4

First you play the 7th fret, then you go to the 5th, but then, do you hammer on the 7, after the 5, immediately, then pull off back to five, then slide down to 4, in one motion?


4h5tr-2h4tr-0

That I am totally confused at, I know its trilling, but I'm not quite sure howmany times you are suppoed to 'trill' between the 4 and 5 and 2 and 4...

1/3\1/3/4/6/8^^^^6h8p6h8p6-4h6p4

Totally confused on that, are you suppoed to do all those bends in one motion, then do all those pulloffs/hamerons with one pick stoke...?

This is al in the Jimi Hendrix song/version of the Star Spangled banner... http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jimi_hendrix/star_spangled_banner_tab.htm
#75
thanks this has helped me with alot of stuff
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#76
modes are hard....
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#77
hardcor3 that is! jk they take a lot of practice
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Back when Slick Rick got the shit to pop,
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Before anybody wanted K-West beats,
Me and my girl split the buffet at KFC.
#80
^ You shouldnt be advertising other websites unless its exactly what someones asking for.
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