It depends on how serious a musician you are and how much you like the instrument. I try to limit myself to an acoustic and an electric. If I want a new one, I have to sell an old one first. Otherwise, I have 5 decent guitars instead of 2 nice ones that I really like.
And the song is definitely epic(see #3 adj.): ep·ic (pk) n. 1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero. 2. A literary or dramatic composition that resembles an extended narrative poem celebrating heroic feats. 3. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic: the epic of the Old West. adj. 1. Of, constituting, having to do with, or suggestive of a literary epic: an epic poem. 2. Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size: "A vast musical panorama . . . it requires an epic musical understanding to do it justice" (Tim Page). 3. Heroic and impressive in quality: "Here in the courtroom . . . there was more of that epic atmosphere, the extra amperage of a special moment" (Scott Turow).
Please help me find this song: I am searching for the name of this song that has an epic wah wah solo in it, but I can't remember much about the song. If anyone knows of any great songs with wah wah in them, please help me out. I am pretty sure it is from the 90's. I heard someone blasting it in this old beater car, but I couldn't remember the song name or band. I know this is really vague, but any help is greatly appreciated.
What are the differences between a classical and a flamenco guitar? I went into a guitar store and someone told me there is no difference, but I have heard that flamenco has a more sturdy top for percussion techniques with the flamenco style and the strings are a bit further apart.
Also I have heard that the flamenco guitar isn't as wide from top to bottom and that flamenco guitars are lighter. Are there different types of woods used in building them as well?
Any information or links about this would be appreciated. I have been trying to play flamenco on my classical guitar and I want to know whether or not I should buy a flamenco guitar.
I am looking for some folky songs with harmonica and vocals and of course guitar that I could play. Any ideas? I have already played Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" which is pretty fun. If you are a harmonica player you should check out harptabs.com for harmonica tabs. There is a great Neil Young "Heart of Gold" tab on there with the chords and the lyrics and the harmonica part. I was thinking about doing some Bob Dylan songs like The Times They are a Changing or Blowing in the Wind but the harmonica part looks kind of daunting. Thanks for any ideas/ new artists that I should know about.
Check out Michael, Michael, Michael by Don Ross on Youtube. It's his best song IMO and he's right up there with Andy Mckee.If you like slap guitar then check it out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkidVP0AcQ8 . Also you can't beat something classical like Paco De Lucia, or I just discovered Ana Vidovic, she is quite a player.
There is a great fingerstyle Simon and Garfunkel book if you're into feelin' groovy. You might want to try some classical and flamenco stuff for improving your right hand technique. I like Paco Pena's student book called Toques Flamencos. Also, there is a lot of stuff on youtube with exercises. Some other good fingerstyle songs are Blackbird by the beatles and James Taylor - Fire and Rain. If you are interested in classical guitar, try classtab.org for some great songs. Hope this helped.
I have been surfing youtube and have found some amazing classical and flamenco guitarists. There are some big names like Segovia, Paco de Lucia, and John Williams but some of the lesser known greats that I have found like Ana Vidovic and Paco Pena. Does anyone else know of any great classical or flamenco guitarists that are well known or undiscovered? And please don't tell me Esteban!!!
Does anyone else use Garage Band for mac? Any good tips or better programs that are cheap? I heard proTools is worth the money but I'm not sure if I want to buy it yet. Also, I noticed a little buzzing in my songs when I use Garage Band. The mic on my computer might be a problem or maybe it is the settings on Garage Band. Any advice is welcome. Mike
Does anyone else use this microphone? I bought one for $20 on amazon.com and there is barely any sound coming from it. Any advice on using this microphone would be welcome. I plugged it into a small guitar amp. It seems like a decent microphone, but I heard that I need to buy an XLR to XLR chord.
I recently purchased a Paco Pena book with tab called Toques Flamencos. It has some great songs for learning the flamenco style. Does anyone have any other suggestions for books with tab? I have heard the Juan Martin book is good too.
Name : Mike City/Town: Ann Arbor Instrument: Electric guitar/ bass Preferred Music Style: Rock/ Blues Looking for a Band: Yes Previous Experience: Several Years Additional Information: U of M student free on thursday/friday
Is there any way on UG to find people in your area to jam with? Right now I've been looking on craigslist but that isn't very promising. I'm from SE Michigan and I am looking for other people in the area to play with just for fun. I think one of the best ways to improve is through playing with other people. Thanks , Mike
I find myself resorting to the pentatonic scales for almost all of my solos. Anyone have any other ideas for solos? I usually use a pentatonic minor scale for soloing over blues. Any other scales or ideas for improvising would be appreciated.