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  1. Hello all

    Yes learning guitar has its challenges but it does get easier, and we've all been through it. BTW you will soon find a whole new set of things that suck! Just keep going and don't overdo it in the first few days.
  2. Hello from Spain

    Hi Marcus, welcome.
  3. I agree that the recording button causes me to mistakes, no matter how many times I tell myself that it really makes no difference. Somehow it does. Very annoying, but I suspect those comments above are correct - if you still make mistakes when recording, more practice is needed, especially with the recording button 'on'.
  4. More notes doesn't always equal better - sounding like the old Rockerbob to me.
  5. a little write-up on my new electric guitar

    Have you weighed it? Sounds like you need a DIY crane device to help you out. It does look beautiful, congrats.
  6. Obstinato - Neo Classical Fusion

    Nice playing Marcus. Obviously (!) I had to research Obstinato. First I found that Obstinato and Ostinato [no 'b'] are used randomly and interchangeably on Youtube to refer to Elogio De La Danza : Lento , Ostinato by Leo Brouwer, even thought the Leo Brouwer composition is actually called Ostinato [no 'b']. However, that is not what Marcus is playing. So checking Ostinato at wikipedia: "In music, an ostinato [ostiˈnaːto] (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, usually at the same pitch. Well-known ostinato-based pieces include both classical compositions such as Ravel's Boléro and popular songs such as Donna Summerand Giorgio Moroder's "I Feel Love" (1977) and The Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (1997).[1][2]" So Marcus' piece clearly fits this definition, but is not that classical piece written by Leo Brouwer. Then I found "Canto Ostinato ("Obstinate Song" (as ostinato)) is a musical composition written by the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt. The piece was completed in 1976 and performed for the first time in 1979 and is by far his most popular and most performed work". As far as I can tell, this is the piece that Marcus is playing. So now, curiosity satisfied, I can get back to enjoying Marcus's music video.
  7. Hello all

    Welcome TJ, hope your guitar playing goes well.
  8. Hi IZ, don't get put off by our favorite self confessed 'old fart' [Hi Keith ] - I quite like the song, but as Rockerbob says, that's just my opinion. The main thing is to play guitar in whatever way pleases you, and to have fun while doing it. Good luck.
  9. Sounds great Keith. Nothing worse than a disobedient drone - 3rd time lucky it finally did what it was told to do. Unless that was your cunning cut and paste technique to match the video to the track length?
  10. My Gretsch Style Guitar Kit Build

    Impressive, Rudy!
  11. Hiya Folks

    Hi Woody, are you a Woody Guthrie fan or is that just a coincidence?
  12. Just tuned guitar and it sounds way off

    Sounds maybe that a new tuner is needed? I once was given a Korg & it was always unreliable and difficult to use. I ditched it and bought a Fender Tuner which I've had for years & it still works perfectly and is easy to use with a moving needle and scale. I'm sure there are a lot of tuners available to choose from. Why not check out a few different tuners at a guitar store & see if getting a new tuner might solve your problem.
  13. Very nice Doug - good to see you again.
  14. Pickup Repair

    Also I just found where all the Emoticons went: just click the 'Category' drop down at top right on the first Emoticon window... This is what I meant
  15. Pickup Repair

    OK, I'm glad we are in furious agreement! You did make me think though - not easily done.
  16. Playing Air on a G String from Bach

    Yes, very impressive playing & beautiful tone
  17. printing out tab

    If your pdf doesn't work, try selecting the tab with your mouse from the online lesson page [if it is included/visible on the lesson's web page] and pasting it into Word. You can expand or reduce the Word image of the tab to fit the page, then print it out from the Word document.
  18. Pickup Repair

    Oh dear, I know I'm going to regret this - but I don't see anything wrong with 'Did you lose weight? Your pants look loose' - at least in English English [Damn! They've taken away the emoticon of person disappearing fast right]
  19. Checking in!

    Ha! Yes it's very annoying, I agree, but I don't think I'm about to choke anyone to death...just yet.
  20. Checking in!

    Yes, that's a bummer alright. I've recently started hearing [ ] a new phrase that can be applied to almost any situation. The phrase is 'It is what it is'. Whenever someone says that, it effectively terminates any conversation, which is useful if you want to shut off someone else's woes without actually telling them to shut up complaining, but is very annoying if you are the one doing the woe-ing. Is that phrase 'a thing' in the states? Feel free to use it if you find it useful.
  21. Checking in!

    I've never really thought about the lyrics, I'll have to check them out. BTW don't forget Rockerbob is our George Harrison expert if you get stuck with the chords.
  22. Who is Kynnaryth?

    Hi Kynnaryth, welcome
  23. Checking in!

    Hi Doug, we should start some discussions on lyrics/song meanings like we used to e.g Leonard Cohen - always provides plenty of ambiguity and opinions on meanings. I suspect that not even he could answer questions about what a song or line 'means' - more something like: 'this is what I was feeling, and this is the song I wrote'.
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