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Guitar Questions & Answers
These are questions that I have received via e-mail.
(Sometimes paraphrased removing multiple "likes" and
"dudes":) The answers are for the most part what I e-mailed
back, with possibly some additions.
- In the theory section, on the constructing
major scales page, on the answers page..., I found answer
to the Gb major scale shown as: Gb Ab Bb Cb Db Eb F Gb. I thought
that there was no such thing as a Cb note, shouldn't that be a
#2 - Any hints on how to break-in the fingers
on my left hand? I am in major pain after about 20 minutes of
practice. Someone suggested switching to flat wound strings?
#3 - I have heard that it is possible to
buy a pedal that will make an Electric guitar sound like an acoustic.
Is this true? If so, could you kindly give me the manufacturer
and the name of this product?
#4 - Can you recommend any good PC guitar
programs. Some of the ones I have seen like Interactive Guitar,
seem pretty good but it's hard to tell. Any suggestions?
#5 - I have my moms old acoustic to start
out on cuz I heard that if u learn acoustic first that electric
is a lot easier. Is that true??
#6 - Regarding
the A chord......I can easily squeeze three fingers onto one fret.
On the other hand, it's almost impossible for me to play the chord
with one finger. Is the three finger method going to screw me
up at some date in the far distant future when I actually can
play this damn thing?
#7 - How do you play a B chord? I
see A, C, D, E, F,and G in the basic chord sections, but where
is the B?
#8 - Why is it harder for me to play standing?
#9 - I'm having a hard time making my fingers
fit on the finger board, when I try to play a chord my fingers
always seem to be touching other strings. Could it be my fingers
are just to big?
#10 - I would like to know where I could
get a good deal on a guitar on the web and what kind of guitar
should I get (I want an electric guitar).
#11 - I am looking into getting started
playing the guitar. I am left handed and I am getting conflicting
information on how to start out. Should I start with a right handed
guitar and try to learn that way, or stay true to my left handedness?
#12 - I was wondering if you could give
me some guidelines to figure out the strumming of songs through
hearing them on albums,records,etc. And, what are the things that
i should look out for in order to get the strumming??
#13 - I am borrowing an electric guitar
and I can't get the heavy metal sound out of it. It sounds so
folky. Am I doing something wrong, or do I need a different guitar?
#14 - What's that buzzing sound I get when
I strum the strings sometimes? How can I stop it?
#15 - How often should I replace the strings
on my guitar, and when I do, what strings should I use?
#16 - I'm a pretty small lady, only about
5 feet and my hands are kind of small too... I am finding it difficult
to make all of my left-hand fingers reach the different frets
in each chord. Is this normal? Do they make guitars that are a
bit smaller for smaller people?
#17 - I am having trouble constructing
modes from the scale formulas. I know that the formula for a Phrygian
mode is 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7, but I can't seem to apply that to the
neck of the guitar. How do I construct an A Phrygian, or a B Phrygian?
#18 - What is a Polychord?
How do I tune a 12 string guitar?
there any way to control feedback to produce specific pitches?
#21 - What is a trill?
#22 - I just used the chord finder on this
site to find dim7 chords. I was surprised to find that many of
these chords have several different names.
How can so many names be applied to the same chords?
#23 - I just bought a new guitar, and my
6th string makes a buzzing sound every time I play. Is there something
wrong with my guitar?
#24 - What is the Nashville numbering system?
Question #25 - I just started playing guitar about 2 weeks ago, and I love it. I am not in school right now, so I have been playing guitar 10 hours per day. Do you have any suggestions for things to practice?
Qustion #26 - I have been trying to learn a new song. I know what the chords are, but
I just can't hear the guitar part clear enough to pick out the strum patterns.
Do you have any suggestions?
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