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  1. Well I don't know about the space, but you should definitely invest in an audio interface, DAW, and maybe a microphone. The interface should have at least 2 inputs. Mine has 2x2, but you can only use 2 channels at a time. You can also get a free version of Pro Tools for you DAW. Pro Tools First doesn't have all the tracks of the full version, but it is more than capable of recording quality guitar tracks and a lot more.
  2. Confused by Modes? Master them TODAY (Steve Stine LIVE Guitar Lesson)
  3. Randy120


    I have been playing that form over the last year. I watched this lesson a long time ago, but this time it made more sense to me.
  4. Beginners amps. Any favorites? 14 Best Beginner Guitar Amps of 2021
  5. I would definitely stop in for a visit.
  6. @Sandman 136 Yes it is absolutely normal. You need to put those worries behind you now. Every new skill you learn will be awkward at first. You are learning numerous skills at the same time. Thanks to Steve's course I can play all the first position chords with my eyes closed. It seems natural, and I really understand why they work. I also can add variations by changing the fingering a little. But this came over a long period of time and daily practice. As Diane stated do not spend a lot of time on Session 1 because it is just an introduction. You have much to do. Keep a positive attitude. Playing guitar isn't easy. Practice slow to play fast. Don't stare at your hands all the time. Don't worry about mistakes. Don't strive for perfection. Watch the lesson. Practice with the book. Practice with the workout. Practice some more. Move on when you understand the material and can play maybe 80% accurate. Don't give up if you hit a plateau, or are struggling with a skill. Try something else for a while.
  7. How Many Watts Do You Really Need? (sweetwater.com)
  8. It takes as long as it takes. Can you do focused practice with the course everyday? Then you will make progress. If you don't it takes a long time. L&M Guitar is a focused college level music course. You can go far with the material. You will be a guitar player long before you finish the course. I am one of the early L&M crew. I have only seen 1 person finish the course in a year. But could they play well? I can't say because they never shared recordings. It is easy to go through the material, but the master part is harder. You are supposed to watch the lesson, work the material, workout with the skill for every session, and that is a lot of work. Don't forget the bonus materials. You have to play for fun too.
  9. I found this in a search. PS-900 Passive Pickup Active pickups are common on acoustic guitars because they do not play well with electric amplifiers.
  10. @NeilES335 That is a Lutehole cover. They make several kind and sizes. They reduce feedback and look great. Lutehole
  11. @NeilES335 I have a 2009 Ovation Standard Balladeer made in Hartford. This one has the mid cut bowl so it is perfect for playing seated. I purchased it a few months before I found Learn and Master Guitar. It is a very high quality instrument which always stays in tune.
  12. Taylor uses medium strings on a lot of guitars including the Taylor GS Mini. Any quality guitar could go up a string size with no issue. But why would you want to? Playing guitar isn't easy no matter string type. I can't think of a single scenario where I would decide to go up a string size. Know your guitar. Go to the website or read your manual. The manufacturer will tell you the best gauge to use. You can usually go up or down a size with minor adjustments. Anything more you should get an expert opinion.
  13. I use D'Addario most of the time. My Ovation Standard Balladeer came with EXP. D'Addario EXP Coated Acoustic Guitar 80/20 Bronze Light, .012 - .053, EXP11 My Taylor Grand Pacific came with Elixir Medium Gauge Phosphor Bronze NANOWEB (.013-.056) The 13's are a beefy string. I am going to try a light set at some point.

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