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  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY MAY 21ST - FINGERSTYLE GUITAR WITH JOE ROBINSON. Winner of Australia's Got Talent, Joe Robinson, is one of the Fingerstyle guitars great young players. Premier Guitar says... “Once in a great while a young guitarist captures the attention of music lovers early in his career and manages to sustain this interest as he matures creatively and sheds the 'prodigy' label. Joe Robinson is one of those rare talents.” Joe will be talking about his new project and playing some great tunes. TUESDAY MAY 28TH - PLAYING BY EAR - HEARING CHORD CHANGES. One of the most important guitar skills is to hear chord changes and be able to play them by ear. With a little bit of training you can listen to songs and understand what chords are being played. Watch LIVE on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel. It's going to be a great month! Learn all you can!


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  1. 7 points
    This is my 2 minute version of a Pink Floyd song. Wim.
  2. 7 points
    Great theme this month. Here’s a two minute tale of lust, revenge, arson and Scandinavian decor written by two young lads from Liverpool in the year I was born. This was great fun to do. Ian
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    Thanks for the challenge @watson43 . This is one I learned for a recent wedding. It’s under 2 mins and was a lovely piece to arrange and play around with. It definitely stays in the repertoire. Beatles tunes are always more difficult then I expect, this took a while to get under the fingers. It’s recorded live to my iPhone and was played through a Roland mobile ac. The little Roland is a fab piece of kit. I use it for my indoor Restaurant gigs and it’s plenty loud enough. enjoy.
  4. 6 points
    Now on Netflix. The ReMastered Documentary: Devil at the Crossroads. The Robert Johnson Documentary. I haven't watched it yet so I can not recommend it. I'm just giving you a heads up. But I'm sure going to watch it. Probably tomorrow night.
  5. 6 points
    The 1 Chord Songbook The Chord Buddy: Unnecessary Crutch or Wonder Tool? Why Doesn't My Martin 00028EC Sound Like Eric Clapton? How to Play Every Song in the Beatles Catalog with Two Chords Seven Health Hazards Associated with Metronome Use
  6. 6 points
    I love the idea of never being a "has-been". Hey we could do our own joke version. Let's think up some great article ideas. 1) First position playing - should you stray from it? 2) Is there any need for more than 3 chords in songs? 3) Distortion effects pedals - how to use them to cover up sloppy playing. 4) Can't sing in tune? Get a rolling capo! 5) How to know when your partner is fed up with hearing you play the same song. The 20 tell tale signs.
  7. 6 points
    I'm a huge James Taylor fan, so I thought this would be a good one for this month's theme. Thanks for listening.
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  9. 5 points
    Hi all! Glad I found this place. It's been a couple years-ish since I was on the Legacy forum and went to check it out today and the link took me nowhere. After some searching around I'm happy to see their is still a community based around Steve's courses! I bought the original course probably 10 years ago now. Upgraded to the current one shortly after it was released but didn't go further than Session 11 or 12. Been doing the marriage/kid-raising/career thing since I started and I'd lose motivation to practice when I'd get to the challenging parts of the course. Admittedly, spending too much time on the internet hasn't helped either. This last hiatus happened due to a few personal issues: troubled teen son, impending divorce after 17 years and overcoming substance addiction. I've gone months without even touching a guitar but knew I'd return to it when the time was right. I recently created a new personal space dedicated to guitar practice and, of course, I pulled out my L&M guitar books. Finally...the time has come and it's great to be back in the saddle again! Quick history: I started playing guitar right before my 14th birthday (1987...sheesh has it been that long?). Traded an alto saxophone I used for 4 years in the school band for my first electric guitar and amp. I Took piano lessons for many years prior (and after) and had a couple of excellent teachers, especially my first who instilled good practice habits. I've tried a few guitar teachers over the years but never found one I really resonated with that lasted more than a couple months. Most of what I've learned to date has been on my own through books, sheet music, self-study courses and just picking things up here and there. After 30+ years I've tried a number of home study materials and I can confidently say that Steve's courses have been the best that I've run across. I'm definitely going to continue with them! Music (of all many kinds) has always been a passion and big part of my life since I was a little guy and that passion is still alive today even at the age of 45. I think it's safe to say it will always be with me until the end. It's time to break some barriers and continue on with my guitar journey! I'd like to jam with other people again some day and maybe even form/join a band. Who knows. I've gone through lots of guitars/amps/effects since I started and the past, oh, 4-5 years I've gotten into Fender short-scale guitars. I'm a short dude with relatively small hands that struggled to get on with Strats (my favorite for decades). I have an Epiphone Sheraton with a shorter scale, but has also been a struggle especially in first position. Playing guitar can be painful to my fret hand which is one of the main reason I haven't progressed much over the years. I get discouraged with the pain and cramping. Took a chance on a Classic Player Jaguar due to the even shorter scale and found out the 24" scale and thicker neck felt most comfortable for my hand. Never saw the offset guitars as my thing, but the comfort and playability for me is undeniable. I own a few different Fender offset short-scales now as they're working for me. Anyway...thanks for reading and see you all around!
  10. 4 points
    Hey gang, I recently had a question about playing guitar on hymns from a hymnbook. It's something I have to do quite a bit. Here's the deal... Hymns are surprisingly tricky for a guitar player. Most hymns are written by keyboard players for keyboard players so they are commonly written on a piano staff with treble and bass clef. For a guitar player, trying to keep up with reading two different clefs, all of those notes and no chord changes can make even a pro sweat a bit. Add a choir and a piano player an no rehearsal and you have the makings of a Sunday morning heart attack! When in Doubt - Just Play the Melody As a guitar player, here are your options, you can read and play the single-note melody (usually the top line) pretty easily. I can usually do this with one time through rehearsing - especially if I'm already familiar with the song. If You Have Time - Grab a Pencil, Figure Out the Chords and Strum Along If I want to try to play chords and strum, things can get a bit trickier. To try to analyze the chords takes a bit more time - generally more than I can read at sight. So, I'll take 5 minutes and go through the song, analyze the chords and jot down the chords above the melody line. If you can, take a minute and try to figure out the chords. Look at the bass line - often that will outline what the chords are doing. Then try to analyze the chord tones above the bass to assimilate them into a familiar chord that works in the key. (Don't get too perplexed if the melody note doesn't match the underlying chord tones exactly. Melodies don't have to follow the chord tones exactly.) Think of it as a puzzle! Usually the chord has 4 notes - i.e. four part harmony. Here are the clues... Example 1: Bass note is G. Notes above it are D, and B, and melody note is a G. This is pretty easy. This would be a G major chord... G. Example 2: Bass note is a C. Notes above it are F, and A, and melody note is an A. This is an F chord with a C in the bass... F/C. If you want to play the C in the bass then great, other wise just play a standard F chord and it will work. Example 3: The key of the song is A. Bass note is a D#. Notes above it are F#, and B, and melody note is an A. (First let's determine what the chord is and then we'll figure out why it's there.) Your chord tones are D#-F#-B-A. In this order they don't make a lot of sense. But if I switch them into a different order - B-D#-F#-A, they turn into a B7. But the D# is in the bass so it would be a B7/D#. Now, why do you think a B7/D# would be in a song in A? The answer?... I would bet that it is functioning as a secondary dominant ( a V of V) and that the next chord is some sort of an E chord (the V chord in A). Yep, hymns are tricky. Simplify the Chord Changes Another way hymns are tricky is that they are often written with constant chord movement, so if I strictly write out the chords I'll end up with chords changing every beat. (Keyboard players like their movement!) But often, with a bit of thought, all of this movement can be greatly simplified to where they can be played on guitar much easier. Example: The analyzed chords may be... || G - G - Am - G/B | C - C/E - C/G - C || But don't worry about all of this bass line movement - especially if it is just between chord tones. This progression can be simplified to just a measure of G and a measure of C. Just Do the Best You Can and Smile Here's my general rule. If I have time to write it out then I'll do that. If I don't, and I don't know the song, then I'll just play the single-note upper line melody. If I do know the song, then I'll glance at the bass line and strum the chords that make sense to my ear go along with the song. Occasionally I'll miss a few but generally I'll be pretty close. Hope this helps.
  11. 4 points
    Rookie, first timer, and still semi beginner... who can play chords and rhythm. On a pastoral sabbatical this summer and couldnt think of a better way to spend it than with guitarists... looking forward to absorbing and all the hand cramps. Just registered today.
  12. 4 points
    Neil, Yes, Joe is an amazing example of determination, passion, risk-taking and hard work. We've talked many times, on camera and off, about his amazing journey. Let me sum it up. He wanted to play guitar and decided nothing would stop his determination to make it his career. He's had tons of setbacks. None that he decided to agree with and make an excuse for not moving forward. He wasn't afraid to give up "everything" to pursue his goals. "Everything" also included his personal comfort - which is something that most stop short of when they say they are willing to do everything it takes. Yes, he gets up and practices at 4am in the morning. But I've also watched him play big events and small events with the same amount of determination. It's clear that the motivation is not the size of the event but whether he can personally do his best. He's extraordinary and we all could use a good dose of Joe's determination in our own development. - Steve
  13. 4 points
    Hold over from those classical people Name of the fingers in Spanish: pulgar, indice, medio, and anular. P=Thumb I= Index M=middle A= ring
  14. 4 points
    I've been looking for a practice amp for some time that I could just carry around the house, plug in and jam away with. After spending some time with various little amps that really didn't do it for me, I took the plunge and got the Katana 50. Totally blown away. I have it at the 25W setting with the Master Volume cranked and use the regular volume to really adjust things, but the amps sound great and the effects really sound authentic. It does everything from sparkling clean to driving metal distortion. You can record direct into your computer. Has headphone jack to play silently. Highly recommended for beginners to pros alike. Just a great little all around amp. And the price can't be beat. At $230, it's really packed with features.
  15. 4 points
    One month away! 🙂
  16. 4 points
    GAS strikes again! I found this one at a guitar auction in Casper, Wyoming. Here is my "new" 1997 BluesHawk: It has a Varitone circuit in it. None of my other Gibsons has a Varitone. It is the chicken-head knob It is smaller than a Les Paul, and my smallest semi-hollowbody. The guitar really SCREAMS! It doesn't have standard P-90s - it has "Blues" P-90s. The difference is that there is a dummy coil in the circuit. Wait, doesn't that make them humbuckers? It also has a 25 1/2" scale length and a string-through-body setup. Strange for Gibson. Another toy for me! Ben
  17. 4 points
    A Little Less Conversation "A Little More Action Please" - Elvis Presley Taylor NS24ce nylon string Fishman Loudbox Mini
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  19. 4 points
    Rrrrr-i-i-i-i-pppp! I peeled the label off my plastic box of lead sheets that read “Band”. Seven months and no word from our leader. Time to admit it: I wasn’t in a band anymore. After four years of almost weekly practices and rehearsals, and five gigs, my neighborhood band had dispersed. Our neighborhood social committee decided that although they enjoyed the band, the music was distracting from — to put it bluntly — the gossiping. Four of the guys returned to their continuing education rock group, of which I was not a member. Sigh. It was good while it lasted. Rrrrr-i-i-i-i-pppp! Off came the label from the box that read “Jam”. After six years and sixty meetings with my local acoustic jam, I decided, it too had run its course. The group leader had been exhibiting some troubling signs the past couple of years. Lately he could not, or would not, play in time. He just wasn’t fully present. He complained about a person who never brought music to share, and instead played to show off — no one could play along. But when this guy showed up, the leader said nothing. A few weeks ago I sat silently twirling my pick between my fingers as this diva performed his Elvis set for me and a first timer yet again, and I heard myself thinking, “That’s enough.” One box remained, labeled “Lessons”. That would stay. I twisted up the other labels and tossed them in the trash. I expected a wave of letdown. And I felt something, all right — but it was energy — a fresh resolve. I felt good. I surveyed my practice room: the guitars, the books, the music, the framed photos. So familiar, so friendly, and still so right. Now what? “Good for you, kid,” they answered. “You’ve learned how to let go. Now you’re the captain of your own ship. So go back to work, and keep your eyes and ears open. The universe isn’t finished with you yet.” The first sign appeared at the bowling alley. As always, I started the night at the grill for my iced tea and cookies. I handed the cashier my money. This time she gave me a conspiratorial smile and shook her head. “Keep it,” she said, “you’re good.” Really? I asked. She waved me off. The next signal arrived in the mailbox. The National Archives had located my late father’s record of service in the Civilian Conservation Corps. It identified his camp, a detail no one in the family could recall. From that, I discovered that a book had been written about his camp. I ordered a copy. In the center spread was a group photo of his company, May, 1934, just before his discharge. My finger ran across the faces. And there, a month shy of his 21st birthday, in a surplus army uniform shirt and tie — is it? It must be. I sprang to the living room for the picture of him and mom in 1938, just after they were married, to compare. Yes, that’s my dad. No one in the family knew this picture existed. Soon after that, an e-mail from Neil: Would I consider serving as a moderator for the discussion board? Days later, I attended a concert by fingerstyle virtuoso Shaun Hopper. The usher led me to a center seat in the second row. I introduced myself to the couple next to me. Shaun and his sax player Chris took off. It was bliss. A few times I led the small, reticent audience into applause for a solo, or to coax them into clapping along to Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. They’re knocking themselves out up there for you, girl, I thought. Let them know you’re pulling for them. As intermission ended, the husband sitting next to me returned from the lobby and handed me a copy of Shaun’s CD. “Would you like this? For a donation, they gave me two.” “Seriously? It’s still on my Amazon Wish List,” I said, incredulous. “Thank you.” After the show, Shaun autographed it. “Thanks for coming back to Wilmington, Shaun,” I said as I shook his hand. “Say, do you know Christie Lenée?” “Sure do,” he said, smiling, “and what a great singer!” I walked out to my car in the cool spring night and started home down the long avenue that is Wilmington’s King Street. All the lights were green.
  20. 4 points
    I attended the “old” Legacy Learning Gatherings in 2009 and 2010. I’m really excited to come back to Nashville to see Steve and continue the journey. I think I know a lot more than I did 10 years ago but I still consider myself a guitar “owner”... I know some real “players” and my skill level is at a plateau several layers below. It will be a blast and my wife, Rita, is coming as well. My younger brother, Jim, attended last year and he’s one of the real players I know... See y’all soon (or, all y’all, as they say in Texas).
  21. 4 points
    I've had the Kat 50 for a year now and love it. Very versatile. Check out this site for some cool patches https://guitarpatches.com/patches.php?unit=katana
  22. 4 points
    Old Guy " How many guitars do I need to own before I start sounding any good? " How funny my thoughts exactly.. I have 7 and still suck LOL ! But having fun...
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  24. 4 points
    Hey, we even have our first editor! Love it. Greg
  25. 3 points
  26. 3 points
    Hat's off to everyone who has contributed this month -- it's a pleasure to listen to all of you. Here's a short one from the Beatles' Abbey Road:
  27. 3 points
    😎Let's work together to write and record another song. It will be another team effort and anyone at any level is encouraged to join in.🎸 🥁Please volunteer to do the tasks below shown in black. I will try to pick up any tasks that do not get volunteered for (except the rhythm guitar unless it is a really easy and slow chord progressions because of my arthritis😁) and I will help anyone who wants to join in. 🎙 🎶One of the great things about working with others in this way is that we end up with a song that has been crafted by a pool of ideas. The production tasks:  1) Nutty 1 will Choose a tempo (bpm), time signature (eg 4/4), key (eg. C major) and a song structure (eg. intro, verse, chorus, bridge outro) with bars and chords. Key: G Time signature: 4/4 Tempo: 72 bpm Intro (4 bars) G / C / D / Em Verse 1 (8 bars) C / Am / Em / B7 / C / Am / Em / B7 Chorus (8 bars) G / C / D / Em /G / C / D / Em Verse 2 (8 bars) C / Am / Em / B7 / C / Am / Em / B7 Solo (8 bars) G / C / D / Em /G / C / D / Em Verse 3 (8 bars) C / Am / Em / B7 / C / Am / Em / B7 Bridge (4 bars) D / Am/ D / Em Chorus (8 bars) G / C / D / Em /G / C / D / Em Outro (1 bar) G 2) Nutty 1 will Record a drum track. 3) guitarben will Record a rhythm guitar track. 4) Jusca will Record a bass guitar track.  5) Write some lyrics and choose a title for the song. 6) Record the vocals. 7) Texaspackerfan will Record a lead guitar track (solos, fills). 😎Texaspackerfan will Mix and master the song, this includes providing intermediate mixes for collaborators who want a specific mix in order to record their parts. Please note: 🎤 If you can record your track in 24 bit and at 44.1kHz, saving your track as a wave (WAV) file that would be great, if not then even an MP3 will do at the best quality you can. If you do not have any recording software (Apple products have GarageBand included free of charge) you can use Audacity, it is free to download and free to use. Audacity is available for Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac. We have a shared online space for uploading and sharing the audio files, I will send a PM to new contributors. 🎧 P.s. If anyone wants to play rhythm guitar but is worried that the chord structure and tempo may be too difficult for them, then please reply to this thread or send me a private message and we will taylor the chord progressions so that you can play it. I wholeheartedly encourage beginners and anyone who is new to home recording. We need all experience levels in these collaborations. This is exactly how I got started, I learnt a lot from the experienced collaborators and I am still learning with every collaboration!
  28. 3 points
    I'm a fairly old dude, and have wanted to build a guitar for some 35 years. With a library of books collected over that time, and the marvel of the internet, I finally did it. Started with a "kit" from StewMac, which is basically a box of rough cut wood and parts, many of which I threw away and replaced with higher quality materials. I've spent 15 years putting together a wood shop, and so it started, in the wood shop. A year and a half and $5000 in parts and tools later, here it is. D-28 style dreadnaugh, Indian Rosewood back and sides, torified Sitka spruce top, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, paua abalony inlays, tourtoise celluloid bindings, bone nut and saddle, hand made celluloid pickguard ( thank you Greg Voros for the material and your advise on setting the neck) and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Can't wait to start my second, likely a tobacco cherry sunburst dread. I can spread the obscene cost of tools over the next ones : ). Judging by the way it sounds and plays, I got my money's worth. Let's get the party started on this topic!!
  29. 3 points
    "Learn & Master Guitar Setup & Maintenance" by Greg Voros has been mentioned here on the site a few times, but this DVD course is valuable enough it deserves its own topic. I highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn how to take care of your guitars. It covers electric and acoustic guitars. You can be your best guitar tech with a little knowledge and a few inexpensive tools. I learned most of my techniques from the course and I still reference it today. I take care of 4 different guitars with great results. I had a highly rated luthier in the area compliment me on how I maintained my two Taylor guitars. He told me "just keep doing what your doing". I hear the Gibson Les Paul is notorious for being out of tune. Huh? Mine comes out of the case tuned almost all the time. Maybe the G is a little off the day after I have a case of the bends. The same for my Taylor Nylon string which is always in tune after the strings are stretched properly. If you want to take good care of your guitars and really understand how they work then this course is for you. For the price of couple string changes you can stop depending on the local shop to work on your guitars.
  30. 3 points
    If you are looking for some blues to listen to, Matt Schofield is AMAZING.
  31. 3 points
    My thread so I guess I should start. I've been a Robin Trower fan since Procol Harum and Too Rolling Stoned. I have always felt that after James Dewar, who was bassist and vocalist in Trower's power trio, passed away the band just wasn't the same. Robin Trower just released his newest album, Coming Closer To The Day. On the new album Trower performs all the instruments except drums. He also does the vocals and it is passable. This is "I Want To Take You With Me". It has some fairly some classic Robin Trower Strat work. I hope you enjoy it.
  32. 3 points
    Way to go, Stefan. Now to answer your question, while being practical: Somebody did some research and found that in thirty million songs, one-third of them are written in the four major keys of G, C, D, and A. The most common keys of songs written in minor keys are Am, Em, and Bm. It’s noted that Am is the relative minor of C, Em is the relative minor of G, and Bm is the relative minor of D. Also E#m is the relative minor of A, one of the four common keys. Add to this the fact that G is the most easy key to play on guitar. If you consider that guitarists often accompany piano, the key of C is the most common key for a piano, but not so much for a guitar. E is easy to play on guitar, but not piano. The key of G is easy to play on both piano and guitar. What does all this mean? If you memorize the keys of G, C, D, A, Am, Em, Bm, and E#m, you’ll probably be able to play just about any song solo or accompany a piano player. And memorizing eight keys is much easier than putting the entire Circle of Fifths to memory. It’s a practical answer to your question. And let's not forget that wonderful thing called a Capo. Lotsa luck. Best, John
  33. 3 points
    Funny stuff! 1. 7 Things you can do with a capo when not playing a guitar. BONUS: Buy 2 styles of capo and we'll DOUBLE the things you can do. 2. Granite coated plectrums - the "slickest" pick for those intricate bluegrass tunes. Enjoy the ride, Bryan
  34. 3 points
    You guys are coming up with some great topics! 😁 The unfortunate reality is that I qualify for them all!😣
  35. 3 points
    7) How to look good after tripping on a guitar cable.
  36. 3 points
    6) How many guitars do I need to own before I start sounding any good?
  37. 3 points
    Can't believe the timing of this thread since I just bought the Katana 50 yesterday at L & M, $299 CAD. I have been listening to the members reviews and finally decided to purchase. The bad news is that this amp is so popular, it is back ordered three weeks. I have no choice but to wait before rendering a review. Henk
  38. 3 points
    Maybe I could be a cover man on an upcoming issue..... Greg
  39. 3 points
    I wanted to sing this song but my cold is forbiding it so this is my months contributions. pleases hear his original :
  40. 2 points
    What's not to love? Like all PRS guitars it's gorgeous and sounds great. I suspect it is wonderfully playable and that the craftsmanship is excellent. Even the SE guitars from PRS are amazing as I understand.
  41. 2 points
    There is no Live Lesson Tonight, May 14. From the Facebook Guitar Gathering page (about two hours ago): " Sorry all, there will be no live lesson broadcast tonight. Tried to get it worked out but things just wouldn't come together. We will be on for next week. - Steve "
  42. 2 points
    I think the east river drive is a direct clone of the tube screamer circuit. I spent some time DIYing some pedals this winter, and while my understanding of them is rudimentary, I did find that many are the same circuit almost exactly. The tube screamers, the yellow Boss overdrive pedal, the East River, and numerous others. (Even the TS9 and TS808 are very similar and it’s easy to covert one into the other.) There seem to be two main types, the tube screamers which cut bass and have a variable treble cut and boost the rest while adding some color, and the more transparent ones which go for a flatter boost with just a bit of color. (That’s before you get into distortion where a lot of them seem to be based on the RAT or the Voodoo Labs Pedal, like the OCD is) For me, I didn’t like the tube screamers for a long time. They seem to work best with single coils and I felt like they added gain but made the tone seem flatter. Where they really shine I think is when you put a tube screamer type after a pedal of the other type and run them both at once. Some people like the reverse arrangement too. I have a Klon KTR which is the same as a Centaur, just the modern version, and I leave that on all the time and put the tube screamer after it as a further boost. They sound great! Sorry for the long winded post. I need to type less and play the things more 😁
  43. 2 points
    Oh yea, they start at $5,000 and go up.I seen one of his guitars and it was used, with a $30,000 price tag. His web site seem to indicate that $12,000 and $14,000 was the most common price range. Guess I’ll go buy a lottery ticket. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sAeXskZHC2o
  44. 2 points
    I put together a short video introducing Garageband, a very powerful Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that comes with every Apple computer, tablet and phone. Enjoy!
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    Congrats! They get lots of love online. Blue Dog has one also. I considered the 100 watt to use for gigging in conjunction with my Helix plugged in through the FX loop I figured in the Helix died, I could resort to plugging in the front of the amp to save a gig. I decided to go with a Powerblock into a cab I already had, but it wouldn't be close to the versatility of the Katana if the Helix died on me.
  47. 2 points
    Congrats on your purchase! I bought one last year to use at church. I wanted something versatile and inexpensive I could just leave there and not have to carry an amp back and forth twice a week. It fills the bill perfectly.
  48. 2 points
    Those of you that know me, know that I am a PRS Guitars supporter. (Or you can look in my sig) And Santana is in large part why I fell in love with guitar music. But this isn't about that. Carlos makes one complimentary comment about PRS guitars. Maybe Warren Haynes says something nice about PRS amps. There is no selling of equipment in this video. Nor is there any technique lesson here. This is, from the description, " A philosophical conversation about tone and the quest to find your own voice featuring Carlos Santana, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks and Paul Reed Smith. " Warren said something to the effect, "It's about the singers and getting your instrument sound like a singer." One of them said, "If it doesn't give you goosebumps how can you expect it to give the audience goosebumps?". It was 3 of the greatest living guitarists talking casually and candidly about what they strive for when performing or playing. I found it very interesting. I hope you enjoy it.
  49. 2 points
    @Nutty 1 Thank for the reply! I will not change the chord progression, and I'll keep it at 1 chord per bar. There's no need to complicate things for now, it's a nice challenge for me as it is.
  50. 2 points
    Many people seem busy right now... it must be a sign that I shouldn't sit this one out and finally take the plunge! I would be happy to volunteer for the rhythm guitar track, I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from you guys. Also I just got a new cable that solved my latency problem in Garage Band, so I'll get to learn more about that too; I have simply been using the voice recorder on my phone. Fair warning: based on my current skills I should probably stick with open chords and 8th notes strumming, although I don't mind stepping out of my comfort zone (reasonably).

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