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  2. Hello.

    KD, Welcome to the forum! Mike
  3. Blues Scale

    Hi All, Is there a major and a minor blues scale? We have a major and minor pentatonic scale? Thanks
  4. Hi!

    Namoshkar Larry Babu. Greetings.
  5. Hello.

    Greetings! 😀
  6. Hello.

    Welcome KD, rock on!
  7. Rookie

    Hi Rookie. You can't be any rookier than me 😉 And I've owned acoustic guitars for 2 decades... I'm interested in making new friends and contributing to their musical endeavours and using their insights and love to enrich my life and music. Cheers.
  8. Jackie

    Greetings, Jackie, and everyone.
  9. Hello.

    Hi World! I've owned acoustic guitars for about 20 years, but played for only 4 years! I'm in my 30s and regret wasting so much of my life griping about action and what not instead of seeking out friends and teachers on YouTube and in the real world and pursuing my tastes in music and attempting to play them myself. I love pop, rock, metal, classical, fusion, folk and very little of techno, blues and jazz. I dream of playing acoustic metal on my newly acquired Yamaha F310NT someday. And I also dream of playing Closer and Cheap Thrills like James Bartholomew and Peter Gergely. I also love the Jake Lonergan theme in Cowboys and Aliens. There's no end to the number of pieces of music I love! 😀 I currently reside in New Delhi. I'm male, and a bit of a loner. I hope some of you will reach out to me and that we end up contributing to each other's musical journey. Sincerely, KD
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  11. Hi Six, To tell the truth, I didn't really consider a banjitar. My daughter has a 5 string banjo and i had fun noodling on that this summer so I started looking at the online want ads for banjos in the Ottawa area. I finally found a reasonable one in Kingston so I negotiated with the guy to try get him to meet me half way - no go. But my daughter who had lived in Picton for a number years and was going down to visit her friends said she'd pick it up. It turns out she was friends with the guy who was selling the banjo - small world. I played a banjitar many years ago but I was looking forward to learning a new instrument. It's lots of fun.
  12. Have you considered a banjitar or do you think a regular banjo has superior tone?
  13. I learned the chords on a guitar many years ago and they're fairly second nature to me so I don't really think about where they are on the neck or what their constituent notes are. My fingers just go there without thinking. But I recently started learning how to play a five string banjo. And I'm going through that process of finding where the chords are in many positions on the neck. I find that when there are only four strings (the 5th string is just a drone G and isn't really fretted much), the chord relationships become more apparent. For example, a minor chord is that chord's relative major with the fifth moved up a note or two frets. So if you know how to fret a G, for instance, then you can figure out the Em, if you know where the five is (and it's good to know the 1, 3 and 5 of the chords). That's probably the most useful relationship I figured out but there are others. For example, raise the fifth of a minor chord up half a step and you get a major chord an interval of six away (Em to C for example.) I also find that chords are a bit more tenuous or not as full sounding on a four stringed instrument - the six strings of a guitar allow the chord notes to be doubled up making them sound richer. I guess the six strings also allow you to find chord patterns that aren't too inverted making them sound more solid. But on a four stringed instrument you kind of take what you can get in terms of chord notes - they may be completely inverted. Anyway, it's a fun process relearning all this and it seems a lot easier after having learned the guitar. Someday I'll get to my Dad's old mandolin...
  14. Jackie

    Jackie, Welcome to the forum! Mike
  15. questions based on a music sheet

    not making sense to me. do you have a link to it?
  16. Jackie

    Welcome Jackie
  17. questions based on a music sheet

    Hi, can anyone tell me how to play 1/3C1 please? I take it it's a third bar chord, but the notes given in the music can't be barred! The notes showing are F (fret 1, string 1) F (fret 4, string 4) and A (fret 2, string 3)
  18. Jackie

    Hi I'm Jackie
  19. Rookie

    Thanks, I like GNR, Red Hot Chillie Peppers, some Metallica. I'm mostly in the rock genre but I got many preferred songs.
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  21. Hi!

    Welcome, in addition to extra light gauge strings, many manufacturers have begun making strings more flexible. Core materials are designed to be less cheese grater like and more student friendly.
  22. This is just something I came up with last year while messing around on my Tanglewood, using a strum/stop rhythm method, capo on 2nd fret Blue Boy
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    Cheers guys
  24. Hi!

    Welcome Larry
  25. Hi!

    LarryS, Welcome to the forum! Mike
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