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  1. Maybe this is the time for the Guitar Forum to evolve. If you made some parts open forum and some parts closed group, people would post video possibly. It would be good to get some guitar advice from people willing to teach for free, or video call. I am not interested in learning guitar now but people starting would like to correspond with others in the same boat if it was a closed group.
  2. I am going to learn arpeggios one day, just not any day soon. I think you are supposed to learn these arpeggios first 3 Note ones 1 3 5 (all chords - which means E and A to me) 1 b3 5 (all chords - again the only shapes I generally move are E and A so that is all I'm learning as I don't want to think about it too much) 1 2 5 (sus 2 for E and A shape) 1 4 5 (sus 4, for E and A shape) 1 1# 5 (add9 for E and A shape) 4 Note ones 1 3 5 7 (Maj 7) (E and A shapes) 1 b3 b5 b7 (Min 7) (E and A shapes) Dom 7? (E and A shapes) I don't know what other arpeggio types there are. I think arpeggios are either 3 or 4 notes of a chord of a chord consisting of different notes. Anything more than 4 notes becomes a full blown scale. eg pentatonic.
  3. 1. It would be good to post both - public ally - To a smaller audience of members. You don't mind posting a video of yourself playing guitar to a smaller audience, just so it is not in the public domain in case I get famous. 2. This may not be a problem - maybe it is difficult because members are geographically overly spread out. The best forum I know is a local forum in South Wales for sports. If there was a HQ to the forum (a shop) that would be better. Andertons are massive on YouTube mostly because they are a known shop at a location.
  4. I think the maths is difficult to visualise also, but if you use the frequency domain instead of the time domain, for me it is at least possible to see how the frequencies cancel out. The maths is possible to follow for people with maths degrees quite easily probably. I am no bach unfortunately. I self taught myself also but had a few half hour lessons. I looked at online videos, but most teachers don't go into the theory. Paul Davids is good at teaching. Signals Music Studio channel on YouTube is also good.
  5. Kiwi, do you think my guitar advice is any good?
  6. Hi, I think Pressure Points by Camel must be recorded using a Midi & GR-55 or something of that calibre. It just sounds too accurate and professional. Maybe the Midi&GR55 are the equivalent of recording in a Studio. I have never tried the Midi pickup but as far as I can tell it takes a lot of operator error out of the process. Maybe it is not as fun to play the guitar then. I don't know. Any thoughts?
  7. lol Kiwi I'm glad for you that you dig Steve Stine / if I got it wrong that you think he's an alright teacher. I got the maths down of why the 1st 3rd and 5th notes work together, as it is to do with cos waves getting added. I can put the maths here if you want, I can't follow the maths that well, but can see what result it turns out.
  8. Skinnyman, I listened to Pressure Points Camel. I think it is good and it reminds me of Have a Cigar by pink Floyd. ''The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think''. I do actually think fairly good though. I will learn Have a Cigar and then try that Camel song, as they sound similar to me.
  9. Did any of the advice work? Or are you a better guitar player than me? I think tons of people are better than I am, I more or less just strum along and play the odd riff. The teacher in the first link above who is the American woman is useful for the theory. The second video which is massive on the page is useful but I think it lacks the piano to explain. If you play bass that goes a long way, as apparently rhythm, timing are covered. Theory and Skill are difficult, but with an electric guitar it's easy to make chords and not get finger pain, and there are only a handful of chords, as need the 7 major chords and the 7 minors.
  10. If you learn classical guitar after a few weeks with lessons you can read simple sheet music and know where the major notes are at the beginning of the guitar neck. That is all I did with my £20 Classical guitar. Apparently if you learn for a few years you understand the theory but it's costly getting lessons and is a big commitment. After a long time I now know you have to play the piano before learning the guitar because the guitar music scale has the same 12 notes as the piano scale and the same theory. On the piano you can see the theory laid out on the keyboard which is a massive benefit. What nobody teaches is why there are white keys and black keys and why some intervals are semi tones. I think I got that down now. I realised after looking up 'Just Intonation' on Wikipedia. Nobody would ever want to discuss that with me. You need 4 things to be good on guitar: - Timing (counting ability) (that is 1 2 3 4 , 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and, 1 e and a 2 e and a three e and a four e and a, and always strum with strumming arm, so strum fresh air when not playing notes) - Rhythm (can negate counting ability. I used to think that anyway but now I'm not so sure) - Skill (moving between chords fast. Also getting a good sound out of the amp) - Theory I hope that helps. What level are you? You might be best off learning the Major scale on the piano keyboard, and then asking someone to show you the pentatonic scale on the keyboard, to show you Major chords and Minor chords on the keyboard, and to play the piano briefly.
  11. I learnt Zorba the Greek off youtube. I honed my skills recently as I had no idea before the last 2 weeks. I have been playing for many years and struggled a lot. My rhythm is still seriously lacking although I'm almost OK when playing along to a track. I can post a sound recording to reiterate my point if necessary. It is possible to play along strumming quite easily by tuning to open G and barring frets. G is open, Am is bar at 2, C is bar at 5, D is bar at 7. Physically using rhythm and melody Tuned to open G on upper 4 strings, on lower 2 strings standard tuning as they are used for the melody, and if you know harmonised major scale (where 1st&3rd, 2nd&4th, 3rd&5th, 4th&6th, 5th&7th, 6th&1st, 7th&2nd notes are used together to make the sound thicker, it does that at some stages where 2 strings are plucked so for g chord out of gbd, g&b are used. So left hand can physically play rhythm & melody at same time by barring, and some fingers left over for the melody. It uses bass notes for an underlying rhythm, and the middle strings too sometimes to alternate. So D G D g b e (notes of the G chord are G B D, so it is almost a G chord). Song Structure I think the song follows normal rules and uses the standard Major scale (called Ionian mode out of the 7 modes) like almost all songs do anyway as far as I know. I am fairly ignorant. For verse uses the Major 7th sound as it slides up to the 1 note, and for chorus uses the 9 note (which is actually 1#, but called 9 as sus2 flat does not work as a name I think), so: On verse generally: 7th note slid to 1 note, where 1 note is played on beat 1. (7th Major scale sound) On chorus gernerally 1 note slides to 1#, where 1# note is played on beat 1. (Phyrigian mode/Minor Scale sound as uses a flat 2nd note?) (Phyrigian Mode Lesson: youtube.com/watch?v=ZnoKgWnMEq8) (Picture of Piano keyboard: rolandcorp.com.au/blog/styles-and-modes-for-piano) It is in the key of G, and uses circle of 5ths standard rules for the underlying song structure (eg what the left hand plays on a piano). Although these rules are broken slightly at times as sometimes goes to different chord than dictated here). So rules for circle of fifths 1 chord - any chord 2 chord - 5 chord 3 chord - 6 chord 4 chord - 1 or 5 chords 5 chord to 1 chord In major scale 2 chord is a minor, 3 chord is a minor, 6 chord is a minor. I IV and V are major chords. I know why but won't say as just outlining the song. Chords: Verse G, Am, C, G, D, G (this is - I to ii minor to IV to I to V to I) G Am G Am D7 G (this is - I to ii minor to I to iii minor to V7 to I) Chorus G Am G Am D G (this is -- I to ii minor to I to ii minor to V to I) G G7 C G (bla bla bla) G Am G Am G (bla bla bla) Verse Again G Am G Am7 D7 G Outro G for a long time, at end D G D G
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