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Everything posted by Triple-o

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmjRM3AziTY
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjK4GVR1EcE
  3. https://musicstorelive.com/experience/fretboard-radius-how-to-choose-which-one-is-right-for-you/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPnUHBd94xI https://musicstorelive.com/experience/fretboard-radius-how-to-choose-which-one-is-right-for-you/
  4. I found this article to be interesting. Especially the chart with all the notes. https://www.guitarlessonworld.com/lessons/learning-the-fretboard/
  5. Want to play faster? 250 bpm, no problem. https://guitar.com/news/gear-news/circle-guitar-anthony-dickens/
  6. Amazon guitar invention, or so they say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocnxXYjdJ6w
  7. The year is 1947. Mel Bay was asked to write guitar instructional books for returning GIs (Galvanized Iron). I assume it was the “War Department” that was involved and the GI bill would help retuning vets buy the books. Mel approached 3 major publishers and was turned down, because guitar playing was on its death bed. He then started his own publishing company. He traveled around the country selling his books and meeting thousands of guitar teachers. Elvis Presley probably played a big part in preventing the “death of the guitar” and helped the Mel Bay’s company become a major source
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zelvaxvTaUk https://genius.com/Ryan-bingham-the-weary-kind-lyrics https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0080613
  9. I always assume that when you played 3 or 4 notes, like double stops, (dyads) you just referred to them as triads or chords. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a triple stop or quadruple stop and that all stops are collectively known as “multiple stops”. I read on line that in guitar music there is no such thing as a triple stop, yet I am currently looking at a guitar music book that uses the term. I read that “stops” is a term that comes from the violin.
  10. https://acousticguitar.com/video-lesson-how-to-play-the-blues-like-elizabeth-cotten/
  11. Singing about winding roads in Maryland ended up being the song “Take me Home Country Roads.” Denver and his friends had never been to West Virginia, but Maryland didn’t sound right nor did Massachusetts where they were living at the time. They chose W. Virginia because it sounded better. I always thought the song was out of place for John Denver,because his favorite state was Colorado.I didn’t realize two of his friends, Daroff and Nivert, struggling musicians, started writing the song in hopes of selling it to Johnny Cash. When Denver heard what they were working on he offered to help them
  12. “You don’t need to leave so soon”. Well, I think the members In Sally’s path would disagree. Good Luck. I thought just the usual things would be the problem,food,electricity,fallen trees, roof damage and flooded steets etc. I was watching one women looking out her window where a rather large alligator had washed up in her yard keeping her stuck in side. I also have relatives in the area. So, in addition to the strom she also just tested positive for corvid- 19 after returning to her elementary teaching job.
  13. I am glad you figured it out. I had the same problem and it turned out that the nut groove was cut wrong for the B string.
  14. Here’s a guy that wrote about 200 songs. He took the name Denver because his real name wouldn’t easily fit on some marquees. I had always heard Yamaha guitars were pretty good. I read that they also built his guitars.Can’t really see the name on the guitar he’s holding. interesting side note. Some UFOLOGISTS have taken a special interest in his life and death. They claim he was the child of one of the survivors of the 1947 Roswell crash. It must be true I read it on the internet and fact checked it at a MUFON site. The Mutual UFO Network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y
  15. O, Shenandoah, I long to hear you, away you rolling River. Shenandoah, was among the songs in my early collection of guitar books, Mel Bay‘s method books. One of the exercises consisted of two versions of Shenandoah, without lyrics. They were some of my favorites. Recently, I remembered the song and I pulled it up on the internet and was surprised to see it come up as a “Sea Shanty”. I thought the song was about the Shenandoah Valley in W. Virginia. I would have bet money it was their state song. A “River Shanty” might be a more accurate term. It was a “work song” sang by fur traders
  16. Have you ever practiced a piece of music for hours only to realize what you were practicing wasn’t what was written. The human brain can be lazy. When Tawa was passing out brains, I thought he said trains and I took the first one out.
  17. Sul Pont, another term I hadn’t seen before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icWkyedURk https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0101824https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrcGTZN4HGM When I hear this all that comes to my mind is “Devils Tower”
  18. One thing I read and I don’t remember if Steve mentioned it and I just forgot was about ,bend direction. When bending the middle strings, bend away from the next string to be played.I see players bending strings 3 and 4, I just never thought about why they would bend it up or down.
  19. Bluechip hadn’t heard of that brand,thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvcEzM7E6Lo
  20. Ok, a really big piece of chalk, the “Cliffs of Dover”. I really have a hard time understanding how some song writers name their instrumental pieces of music. When I hear this song “Cliffs of Dover” my mind doesn’t say, oh yea, I seen pictures of that place. The music doesn’t make me feel Like I am standing there looking for the French Coast line in the mist with a salty breeze in my face. The song is interesting to listen too and very well played, but sorry, no “white cliffs” come to mind. “The Best of Mozart” would have made more sense to me. I guess if you can play that good and write
  21. Guess I need to pick up a few and see what works.plus a finger pick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0_zuk-4tF4 https://truefire.com/tommy-emmanuel/fingerstyle-milestones/c696?aid=theguitarjournal https://www.deeringbanjos.com/pages/search-results-page?q=pro
  22. My ignorance of music is pretty impressive. Ragtime Music. “Losing our ignorance can be dangerous, because our ignorance is our shield“. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iBqkoCTPIg
  23. I am not sure what I did, but trying to find a good power tube I ended up shorting something out. It might have had something to do with the hanging bracket springs that hold up the two power tubes, or one of the tubes I tried using was some how damaged. You were right I should have thrown away the old tubes, and just taken the amp to a tech. when it started buzzing.Cost me $77.00 to have it repaired.
  24. Steve says to try some of your own.What I found playing around with this exercise that sounded good wasn’t a sliding 6th, but sliding into an A. Ab to A 4&5 frets Ab to 5th&6th frets A. I might try fitting it in the exercise. I thought I could also use an A turnaround, in this exercise.Using descending minor 3rd. Like the one he showed in one of his other lessons on licks. Also discovered that this was a good exercise to use a slide on my pinky.
  25. This morning for some odd reason I woke up, “Fortunate Son” by (CCR) was drifting on the cerebrospinal waters of my mind. I like the song, especially the opening riff, so I stared to play it. Them I thought what is it that I am playing. What I saw glimmering, sparkling on the surface was the combined flow of the the Am and A major pentatonic scales. Then I lowered my sponge bucket, to break the surface. I could see what moved like 3rds, to my surprise they were inverted 3rds and something hidden in the demersal zone. It was a flattened 7th. So, take a look, slide your fingers gently ove

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