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Dr. Love

Member Since 24 Mar 2007
OFFLINE Last Active Jun 01 2011 07:15 PM
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In Topic: Why is this phenomenon so prevalent?

29 May 2011 - 02:36 AM

View Postmynewguitar, on 10 May 2011 - 10:00 PM, said:

The higher up the tree the monkey climbs (not that you're a monkey) the more his ass shows.
I've never heard that saying before, but I'll be looking for the first opportunity to inject it into a conversation tomorrow! Love it. Unlike the disturbing images of Kirk's ass your comment conjured up. Please don't do that again.

In Topic: Where should i start?

25 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

You can always check youtube for lessons, for example I typed in "audioslave like a stone lesson" as my search and there are lessons for the solo as well as acoustic lessons for this song. That way you are toying with something that interests you. Have a wander around youtube. Enjoy.

In Topic: Best guitar for small hands?

06 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

Hi Chickenlips,
Whenever I curse the ability I have for making the guitar sound like an instrument of torture rather than music, I remember someone once telling me about some bloke who reached an elevated level of proficiency despite the fact that he lacked the regulation number of fingers on his mitts. Sometimes I shake my head and think that he's an inspiration - other times I shake my head and think "so exactly how pathetic does that make me?". Either way it leads me to realise there are a myriad of examples of people who have smaller hands, less fingers, (are blind, deaf, or whatever other hurdles) and have managed to make a guitar sound the way it's supposed to (unlike myself). So it still gets back to perserverence and the "practise, practise, practise" comment you posted earlier. There is always someone worse off than you who has succeeded. Reminds me of something Indira Gandhi once said, it went something like "I thought I had it bad because I had no shoes - until I saw a man who had no feet". Plough on Chickenlips, you'll be just fine.

In Topic: Any advice appreciated.

01 April 2011 - 05:07 AM

View PostSkyNet, on 01 April 2011 - 12:08 AM, said:

I dunno... I'm pretty sure this guitar will make me play better. lol

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Seriously tho, lessons are the way to go.

Well if you're only going to offer 1 volume and 1 tone for twin humbuckers I'll go with the lessons. You'll have to do better than that (although there was a little Floyd Rose temptation thrown in. Well played SkyNet).

In Topic: Any advice appreciated.

31 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

View Postmcollett, on 31 March 2011 - 10:24 AM, said:

Good Dr.
fun question.
Been there done that.
Started with a nicer acoustic then found an F-Hole electric I "had" to have. :smilinguitar:
I never touch that thing, my 10 year old loves it!
Ended up buying another acoustic, that I love.
Karcey has some good points. Finding a good teacher will be the hard part. Interview, interview, interview.
Best of luck
Mike

Thanks Mike. I think I've got the teacher part sorted out, from our discussions he seems to understand want I'm after (see previous posts), but I won't know until I commence lessons with him. If he doesn't suit me, believe me I will look else where so fast it'll make his head spin. I already have the first substitute named and ready to take his place in the team just in case. Glad your 10 year old is getting some joy from your f-hole dust collector! Thanks for your comments, very much appreciated.