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Everything posted by Triple-o

  1. F A D G B E I see a few songs in this tuning, usually with a capo. The following song by Coldplay makes sense if you want F in the base. I don’t see much use for using it. What am I missing. I have also seen it tuned down one step Eb G C F A D like in Sam Smith song “Stay With Me” I guess in this case Sam Smith in needs an asterisk. * Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. https://www.mymusicsheet.com/KennethAcoustic/13193
  2. How it came to be. https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-talk/standard-tuning-how-eadgbe-came-to-be
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76ZOPqcjK8c https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0062378
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9a49oFalZE
  5. Kinda surprised Steve didn’t include the 4th string F chord with and without the first string mini barre One of the principal chords in C major, C, F and G7 and because of its use in Carter style picking.
  6. I Too bad Steve didn’t ditch the band and backing tracks and break out the looper. Working with us on making your own backing tracks would have been a nice touch. https://acousticguitar.com/a-guide-to-loopers-and-how-to-use-them/
  7. It looks like the D’Addario packs are twice the cost of Boveda packs. I am assuming they are both basically the same. Any thoughts?
  8. I was curious what guitar made the sound in the Beatles song. Turns out it was a Sitar. The name is still a puzzler. They said they can’t name the song “ A Cheap Wood”and the first wood that meets that description is Norway Pine..Norwegian wood would be like calling a “Canada goose” a Canadian goose.They were supposedly in Swiss ski lodge with cheap wood paneling. Noway Pine is a cheap wood , but it’s grown in North America, nothing to do with Norway. Another wood could be Norway Spruce, most commonly used as a Christmas Tree,but again no real connection to Norway. Why a Swiss ski lodge in the Alps wouldn’t be using Swiss Pine which isn’t a cheap looking wood ( I think they must mean cheap looking because it blotches easy when being finished) kinda surprises me. Would love to have a music room or bedroom lined with Swiss Pine.
  9. Too bad he doesn’t have a site like Active Melody. I see he sells a course, but only a download. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg6t5LPjc6k
  10. In the key of Dm you have 3 principle chords Dm, Gm and A7. The Gm and A7 are probably the first 4th and 3rd string “barre chords” many folks learn if they are using Mel Bay. Well that’s probably a little misleading,since most beginners never stick with it long enough to make it to grade 2. Steve seemed to skip this “Open” Gm, probably because it requires the thumb. When forming the Gm I personally find using the ring finger easier than using the index.The index is find with the A7.
  11. At first I thought this forum format for Guitar Gathering was temporary and “Learn and Master Guitar” would be phased out and Steve would have something completely new. Guitar Gathering is reaching 5 years and number of beginners using the learn and master guitar courses and this forum have dwindled. Perhaps that’s why the Learn and Master course sections 1-20 sessions have been left dangling in a confusing format.
  12. Here’s a song that could fit into session 5. It will also introduce you to the capo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnJhHU0Hwd8
  13. I bought the L&M course in 2010 or 2011 on sale for $49.95, which seemed pretty cheap and thought in two years I would be ready to start. Well, as you can see its taken a few years longer than I planned. Steve’s course is pretty good, but it could have easily been 10 sessions. I was surprised that it’s still available for $89.00. I often wonder if it’s the exact same course. I noticed the case cover is different. Seems like the Blues Unleashed course was $200. Over 10 years I’ve spend another $200 on Blues books.. Active Melody is pretty good. I have one true fire courses on slide guitar and it seems pretty good ,but I ‘am still working on slide basics. Would like to have Bonny Raitt as my teacher. I’ve increased my practice time and that really helps.
  14. Last year I was hooked on Blues eyes…this year it’s El Paso.This morning I played parts of both back to back during my warm up and the “lightbulb”started to blink. Wow, there is a lot to learn from looking/ listening to song solos and intros. Take the solo from “Blue Eyes Crying in the night” and the intro for “El Paso” I can help but wonder if Willie’s solo wasn’t influenced a little by Marty’s intro for “El Paso”. Move the pattern down a few frets then tweak it with a slide, or tremolo and walla you have something new.I am sure Steve has probably said this a thousand times, but the truth is I’ve never tried it.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2dvacOlAW0
  16. You might try this Hank Williams 12 bar tune in open G. I use a boss bd2 blues driver and a blues jr amp. You could also use standard tuning and play it in A and not play the single note. A7, D7 and E7 without a pedal.You could also include a sliding riff ( page 54 )in A and D to “turn it on over. Oh yeah, you could also play it with a “fast change”. https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0055761
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO0b8zgF-fQ
  18. I personally think this session should be titled “Beginning the Blues” . In this session the Ditto Looper, Memory Man, Blues driver and Carbon Copy pedals come out. Along with a thumb pick and slide. My resource Material 1. Rubin Ford “The Art of The blues Rhythn” 2.Blues Rhythms You Can Use by John Ganapes 3. 12 Bar Blues Solos by Dave Rubin 4. Blues Licks You Can Use by John Ganapes 5. Blues You can Use by John Ganapes 6. Blues Guitar Unleashed by Griff Hamlim 7. L&M Fingerstyle session 3 8. Beginning Fingerstyle Blues by Arnie Berle and Mark Galbo 9. Blues Traditions by Rev Robert Jones (True fire) thump pick and slide for this resource 10.Blues Soloing Strategies by Wayne Riker 11. Soloing Strategies for guitar by Tom Kolb
  19. I know exactly where you are. Any day now you will insert session 4 and you’ll wonder what has changed.Once you have that “spotlight moment “ the course will be hard to put down.
  20. When you get to session 5 you might want to look at “75 Blues Turnarounds “ by Michael DoCampo.It has turnarounds emulating numerous players like BB, Page and SRV. My hat goes off to those that can play them all. When the author says “difficult” I just take out my that black magic marker.😎 100 blues lessons also contains a lot of information on the subject. https://www.guitargathering.com/community/index.php?/files/file/42-20-turnarounds-for-jazz-guitar/&do=download
  21. Thanks, I guess we will never know what happened unless Dion changes his story. I was mistaken Dion did say he flipped a coin with Valens only that he won, then gave his seat to Valens because of the cost.
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JwoLPCIGhs
  23. https://www.learnandmaster.com/guitar-blog/category/guitar-tips
  24. I was listening to Cat Stevens play “Father and Son” and I wasn’t sure what he was doing until I pulled up the sheet music, C/G https://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mtd.asp?ppn=MN0107640
  25. This post is aimed at the beginner who stumbles on this “intermediate” guitar course. Scale length is something that might play a role in your ability to play spread rhythms. https://blog.andertons.co.uk/learn/understanding-guitar-scale-length

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