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Re: Any Guitarists from Ireland here?

I'm from Birmingham, England thats close isn't it ?

Later

Ben

Re: Any Guitarists from Ireland here?

: Waterford..

Re: Any Guitarists from Ireland here?

right at ya what do you play and don't say guitar

Can someone tell me some chords for a twelve string guitar?

I don't know how to play an acoustic and my dad has a twelve string and I haven't the slightest

Re: Can someone tell me some chords for a twelve string guitar?

: I don't know how to play an acoustic and my dad has a twelve string and I haven't the slightest

The chords are exactly the same on a 12 string as a 6 string guitar.

The extra strings all just the same note or octaves Depending on which
strings you add and how you tune them.

I hope this helps,
Jason.

Re: Can someone tell me some chords for a twelve string guitar?

You can also remove every-other string and play it as a six-string.

Re: Can someone tell me some chords for a twelve string guitar?

to answer your question on chords for a 12 string; you play the chords just like you do on a 6 string.The only differance between the two is on the 12 string the smaller string preceeding the regular strings are just at a different octave or(pitch) good luck.tim

Yairi AR-355?

Yairi AR-355?

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Raven Guitars, RST and RMS 1000

Raven Guitars, RST and RMS 1000

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any guitarists from australia here?

well?
: )

Re: any guitarists from australia here?

theres a few of us..
any boss gt-3 patches on ya ??

any guitarists from australia here?

well?
: )

Re: any guitarists from australia here?

Yes Hi .
I'm based in Maleny. Qld.
Paul Clement
www.paulclement.com

effect pedal hum

effect pedal hum

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How To View .tab and .crd files?

How To View .tab and .crd files?

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Eric Clapton and B.B. King Have a CD which entered the Billboard Charts at #3

The masters of Blues, B.B. King and Eric Clapton have the #3 position on the Billboard 200 charts. This is the first week for the Recording to be on the Charts. To enter the Billboard Charts at the #3 position is unheard of and proves what a tremendous CD the Two Great Blues Players have Recorded.

I'm sure that B.B. King was one of Eric Clapton's great inspiration when he first started playing Guitar. What a thrill it must be for Eric Clapton to have Recorded with this Great Master of the Blues. B.B. King has been an inspiration to many young Guitarists who love the Blues. Eric Clapton has been one of those Musicians who have inspired so many young Guitarist. These Two inspirational Guitarists Together have Recorded a CD that is must listening for those who love the Blues.

Have you heard this great Recording by the two Blues Masters?

Do you have the New CD by these great guitarists?

B.B. King & Eric Clapton: Riding With The King

Robert Lee Johnson
The Guitar Man

http://www.mp3.com/theguitarman

Help me out please

any one that has a boss me-30 or a boss gt-3 that they want to sell please e-mail me!

Thank You For All Your Help

I would like to thank everyone who took time to reply to my questions for my school project about the guitar. It must have taken some of you ages. You may be pleased to know that since I last wrote I passed my Grade I exam, with distinction, and I got an A+ for my project.

Thank you again, it was so unexpected and "cool" of you all to have replied.

Matthew Archer (England)

what is feedback and reverb and how do you get it ?

what is feedback and reverb and how do you get it ?

Re: what is feedback and reverb and how do you get it ?

: what is feedback and reverb and how do you get it ?
Its easy to get feedback, get a distortion pedal, and turn the drive, and the treble on your eq up, and you will get feedback. Now reverb, is much different. Reverb, in other words is echo. Its not quite delay, because it doesn't bounce your notes, but it just gives the sensation of talking in a big room, or another big space. You could get reverb in rack form "Nanoverb", or you could get it in pedal form, the Boss Rv/3, is good, but if you have a smaller budget the Danelectro Corn beef reverb is good.

metallica gt-3 patches

can you help me with gt-3 patches?
iam looking for metallica kirk wah pedal or james distortion.

Re: metallica gt-3 patches

: can you help me with gt-3 patches?
: iam looking for metallica kirk wah pedal or james distortion.
I doubt that you will find those components on a effects processor. See the signal is being blocked by all of those effects, and the preamp, so you don't get a full feel of an effect. You are talking about trying to get a sound of Crybaby, and a Mesa Boogie amp. I think there was a similar question on this topic on the message board. Sorry to sidetrack, but its the truth

yamaha DG stopm patches

Can somone help me find patches for the yamaha DG stop preamp!!!...im looking for patches liek AC/DC,metallica, fear factory, and slipknot...

Re: metallica gt-3 patches

I need help finding patches on the yamaha DG stomp preamp...im looking for metallica,slipknot,fear factory, and AC/DC....

Re: carlos santana gt-3 patches

: can you help me with gt-3 patches?
: iam looking for carlos santana,corazon espinado ecc

POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

I would love to hear some input put on amp modeling/effect processors. I am considering Line 6 POD, Boss GT-3, Tone Works AX1000G and Digitech RP-2000. I play a Amer Std Strat and a Les Paul through a Fender Ultimate Chorus amp and every music style under the sun.

Thanks alot

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

: I would love to hear some input put on amp modeling/effect processors. I am considering Line 6 POD, Boss GT-3, Tone Works AX1000G and Digitech RP-2000. I play a Amer Std Strat and a Les Paul through a Fender Ultimate Chorus amp and every music style under the sun.

: Thanks alot
I am sick of saying this over and over but its the truth, many of these things aren't worth the time of day. Of all of them, the only with worthy effects is the POD. Yet if you get the floorboard, the final cost could cost over $500. I reccomend to anybody, to avoid these things at all costs. They are synthethic, the PREAMPS ARE WEAK!!!, and the effects suck. Buy some good stomp boxes, and you will be set. Why do you need modeling effects? You already have the real thing. You have the Fender amp which is very good, a Strat, and a Les Paul, you already have, what they are failing misruble to duplicate. If you were to actually buy one, stay away from the Digitech, they sound like shit, the pedals aren't sturdy, and they just suck. The Boss's effects really stink, but I heard the distortions are decent. The Korg, is ok, not to great, but not bad. The Line6 is the winner, but as I said for all the money you are spending, you might as well get the real effects, to go along with your real guitar setup. Just think of it this way, no pros actually use these things, but they do use the real pedals, so take that.

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

Well, I think a lot of effects processors are only as good as what you put into them. Didn't
Steve Vai make extensive use of the Digitech 2101 for a lot of his stuff? I've got two, and there's
a lot to be said about the programmability...but I'm getting a little off topic.

I personally like the POD. You don't get the natural amp feedback like you'd have with a big
amp, but you DO have an awful lot of different sounds to play with at the touch of a button. I'm
picky as hell about my sound and I can find interesting things to do with most of the amp models
on POD, but the effects are pretty much worthless to me since you can only change one parameter.
I use the POD as a preamp and do effects with other units. The POD can be a bit noisy at times,
which on the factory settings are masked by the noise gate except you get that unnatural sound
on the tail end of notes that I hate. For the flexibility it gives me, I can live with it for now, though,

I've heard the Johnson amp modeller, and I don't like it as much as POD. Digitech has a horrid
history of bad sounding preamps (2101, 2112, 2120), but they switched over to digital modelling
on the RP2000, so maybe they've gotten better. I actually like Digitech boxes for effects for the
most part since they usually give you a lot of control over the various parameters so I can tune
it just right. Their reverbs suck, though...get a Lexicon if you want nice ones.

I guess my ultimate recommendation would be dependant on what your needs are. If you only
want a certain sound and have tolerant neighbors, then get the amp that makes that sound. If
you want a lot of variety and/or need to play with headphones when you get a song idea at 3
in the morning then you can't beat the POD in my opinion.

Scott

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

Yeah but most pros have a lot of money to find the sound they like. These effects units give you a chance to try out different things for little cost.

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

of course AX1000g..you'll get the rare effect..the vintages sounding..in one the most strong packaging of all time.my band palying new skool of metal..but the korg can represent the sound..crunchy. Buy this baby,you'll never regret to have this amazing piece of art,before they gone for good.oh...vist my band site..then upload some song to hear what AX1000 can deliver. www.ragadub-star.com
after all..only stupid people saying that that single effect unbeat?...how stupid !!!!..suck my ass.
with multieffect you can change several radical effect..with just a single stomp..how nice is that?..very nice off course.

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

Lenny Kravits used amp farm (akin to pod) for his last album.. sounded pretty real to me..

Filter used a pod on last album.

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

Sorry, meant to put this in my first post.

Pod is made for recording. And it sounds bad live (imo). However it rocks for DAW recording as there are no mics to mess with and you will never afford the amps it models to check and see if they sound the same so they sound the same.

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

I have a AX1000g whit an MOS Amplifier that I design and made. It sound great (best than some valvules).
The Ax1000g is great, it has lot of good sounds and is very good to direct , and is more cheaper than digitech. (the sound is like digitech but the korg don't have spdif and midi connectors). The wha is a vox wha , is very simple, i prefer the crybaby (it's alog)
Korg is a good option

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

: I would love to hear some input put on amp modeling/effect processors. I am considering Line 6 POD, Boss GT-3, Tone Works AX1000G and Digitech RP-2000. I play a Amer Std Strat and a Les Paul through a Fender Ultimate Chorus amp and every music style under the sun.

: Thanks alot

well...
at the beginning i hate my decision buying ax1000g, but after i took sometime to find out what's in it, i discover that it has good sounds.
among others, ax1000g is one of a good effect.

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

: I would love to hear some input put on amp modeling/effect processors. I am considering Line 6 POD, Boss GT-3, Tone Works AX1000G and Digitech RP-2000. I play a Amer Std Strat and a Les Paul through a Fender Ultimate Chorus amp and every music style under the sun.

: Thanks alot

For my money, I would narrow the list to the GT-3 or the POD. The digitech has some cool
features, but most of the effects are cheesy sounding. The GT-3 has the same effects as
the majority of the BOSS digital stomp boxes. Plus, it's a 24-bit unit.

Really, the POD is a recording tool, and not really meant for use in a live setting. It's meant
to replace your amp and DI boxes but retain some color brought to the gtr sound resulting
from the interaction of amps and mics. I have strong opinions about amp modelling,
but that's another topic. ;)

The GT-3 has a nice interface and good flexibility. To say it's a cheap unit is an uneducated
knock. Roland pioneered the modelling technology, and anyone who can tell the difference
between the POD models and the Roland COSM library is just expressing a product bias.

Try'em out side by side. I would base a decision on the functionality of the unit and the interface.

Good luck!

Re: POD,RP-2000,GT-3,AX1000G-Which one?

After owning POD, and trying the BOSS and Korg units. I settled on the Digitech RP 2000. The control over effects is superior and the conversion is 24 bit for input and output as apposed to 24 in and 20 out on the GT-3.: I would love to hear some input put on amp modeling/effect processors. I am considering Line 6 POD, Boss GT-3, Tone Works AX1000G and Digitech RP-2000. Run the unit in to your effects return for the best sound.

: Thanks alot

Steve Miller's "Jungle Love"

I am looking for anyone who might have a tab version of "Jungle Love" by Steve Miller. I understand it is in an alternate tuning but he is not using a capo. Anyone know it? Thanks, Pete.

Tab for Jungle Love

I am looking for anyone who might have a tab version of "Jungle Love" by Steve Miller. I understand it is in an alternate tuning but he is not using a capo. Anyone know it? Any knowledge would be GREATLY apreciated!

GT-3 prices

Does anyone know how much does the GT-3 cost in Canada ?
or how much does it cost in the USA ?
please email me...

You´ll love it

GET $40,000 WITH ONLY 6 BUCKS!!! THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!!
Original post: GET $40,000 WITH ONLY 6 BUCKS!!! THIS IS NOT A SCAM!!!

A while back, I was browsing these newsgroups, just like you are now, and
came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands of
CASH within weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00 plus stamps! So
I thought, "Yeah, right, this must be a scam!" But like most of us I was
curious and kept reading. It said that if you send $1.00 to each of
the 6 names and addresses listed in the article, you could make thousands
in a very short period of time. You then place your own name and address
at the bottom of the list at #6, and post the article to at least 300
newsgroups. (There are about 32,000 of them out there and that's quite a
large market pool). No catch, that was it. Even though the investment was a
measly $6,
I had three questions that needed to be answered before I could
get involved in this sort of thing.

1. IS THIS REALLY LEGAL?
I called a lawyer first. The lawyer was a little sceptical that I would
actually make any CASH but he said it WAS
LEGAL if I wanted to try it. I told him it sounded a lot like a chain
letter but the details of the system (SEE
BELOW) actually made it a legitimate legal business.

2. IS OK WITH THE POST OFFICE OR IS IT MAIL FRAUD? I called them:
1-800-725-2161 and they confirmed THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL!
(See 18, h sections1302 NS 1341 of Postal Lottery Laws). This
clarifies the program of collecting names and addresses for a mailing list.

3. IS IT RIGHT? Well, everyone who sends me a buck has a good chance of
getting A LOT of CASH ... a much better chance than buying a lottery
ticket!!!
So, having these questions answered, I invested EXACTLY $7.92 ... six $1.00
bills and six 32 cent postage stamps ... and boy am I glad I did!!!
Within 7 days, I started getting CASH in the mail! I was shocked! I figured
it would end soon and didn't give it another thought. But the CASH continued
coming in. In my first week I made between $20 to $30.
By the end of the second week I had a made a total of $1,000.00. In the
third week I had over $10,000.00 and it was still growing. This is now my
fourth week and I have made a total of just over $42,000 and it's still
coming in .....
It's certainly worth $6.00 and 6 stamps !!!
Also, make sure you print a copy of this article NOW, so you can get the
information off of it as you need it. I promise you that if you follow the
directions
exactly, that you will start making more CASH than you thought possible by
doing
something so easy! Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully! (print it
out or download
it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the CASH come in! It's easy.
It's legal.
And, your investment is only $6.00 (Plus postage)
IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent; it is not illegal;
and it is virtually no risk - it really works!!!! If all of the following
instructions are adhered to,
you will receive extraordinary dividends.

PLEASE NOTE:
Please follow these directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or more can be yours in
20 to 60 days. This program remains successful because of the honesty and
integrity of the participants. Please continue its success by
carefully adhering to the instructions. You will now become part of the Mail
Order business. In this business your product is not solid and tangible,
it's
a service. You are in the business of developing Mailing Lists. Many large
corporations are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However, the CASH
made from the mailing lists is secondary to the income which is made
from people like you and me asking to be included in that list.
Here are the 4 easy steps to success:

STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write the following on each
piece of paper "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST." Now get 6 US $1.00
bills
and place ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so the
bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent thievery). Place one
paper in each
of the 6 envelopes and seal them. You should now have 6 sealed envelopes,
each with a piece of paper stating the above phrase, your name and address,
and a $1.00 bill. What you are doing

is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You are requesting a
legitimate service and you are paying for it! Like most of us I was a little
skeptical
and a little worried about the legal aspects of it all. So I
checked it out with the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) and they
confirmed that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following
addresses:

#1)Kris Kringle
3842 SW Coquina Cove Way #204
Palm City FL 34990

#2)D. Durante
PO Box 124
Sandy Hook CT 06482

#3)S. Dasher
144 N. Erwin St. Apt. #203
Cartersville GA 30120

#4)J. Tippetts
1116 N. Tennessee St. Apt. #143
Cartersville GA 30120

#5)R.Begg
2208 addington st.
Montreal pq, H4A-3G5
Canada

#6)F.Dubré
Norrbaecksgatan 34
216 24 Malmoe
SWEDEN

STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the
other names up (6 becomes 5, 5
becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR Name as number 6 on the list.

STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as close
to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 300
newsgroups.
(I think there are close to 32,000 groups) All you need is 300, but
remember, the more you post, the more CASH you make! This is perfectly
legal! If you have any doubts, refer to 18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal
lottery laws.
Keep a copy of these steps for yourself and, whenever you need CASH, you can
use
it again, and again. PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful
because
of the honesty and integrity of the participants and by their carefully
adhering to the
directions. Look at it this way. If you are a person of integrity, the
program will continue
and the CASH that so many others have received will come your way.
NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on
a computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES
that you are
truly providing a service. (Also, it might be a good idea to wrap the $1
bill in dark paper to reduce
the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post is downloaded and the directions
carefully followed,
six members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer
with one dollar each. Your name will move up the list geometrically so that
when your name reaches
the #1 position you will be receiving thousands of CASH in CASH!!! What an
opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00 for each of the first six people listed
above) Send it now, add your own name to the list and you're in business!

---DIRECTIONS ----- FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS
Step 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own
posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and drag
your cursor to the bottom of this letter, and select 'copy' from the edit
menu. This will copy the entire letter into the computer's memory.

Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file and place your cursor at the top of the
blank page. From the 'edit' menu select 'paste'. This will paste a copy of
the letter into notepad so that you can
add your name to the list.

Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt file. If you want to do your
postings in different settings, you'll always have this file to go back to.

Step 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various
newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.)

Step 5) Visit these message boards and post this article as a new message
by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit
menu.
Fill in the Subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they
scroll
through the list of postings in a particular group, click the post message
button.
You're done with your first one! Congratulations...THAT'S IT! All you have
to do
is jump to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of
it, it will
take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup!

**REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE CASH YOU WILL MAKE !!

BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 300**

That's it! You will begin receiving CASH from around the world within days!
You may eventually want to rent a P.O.Box due to the large amount of mail
you will receive.
If you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a name to use, as long as the
postman will
deliver it. **JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.**

Now the WHY part:

Out of 300 postings, say I receive only 7 replies (a very low example). So
then I made $7.00 with my name at #6 on the letter. Now, each of the 7
persons who just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 300 postings, each with my
name at #5 and only 7 persons respond to each of the 7
original 7, that is another $49.00 for me, now those 49 each make 300
MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only 7 replies each, I will bring in an
additional $343.00! Now, those 343 persons turn around and post the MINIMUM
300 with my name at #3 and only receive 7 replies each, I will make an
additional $2401.00! OK, now here is the fun part, each of those 2401
persons post a MINIMUM 300 letters with my name at #2 and they each only
receive 7 replies, that just made me $16,807.00!!!
Those 16807 persons will all deliver
this message to 300 newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 7 persons per
300 Newsgroups react I will
receive $117,649.00! With an original investment of only $6.00! And some
stamps. AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the list, you just take the
latest posting in the newsgroups, and send out another $6.00 to names on the
list, putting your name at number 6 again. And start posting again. The
thing to remember is: do you realize that thousands of people all over the
world are joining the internet and
reading these articles everyday? JUST LIKE YOU are now!! So, can you afford
$6.00 and see if it really
works?? I think so...

People have said, "what if the plan is played out and no one sends you the
CASH? So what! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons of
new honest users and new
honest people who are joining the internet and newsgroups everyday and are
willing to give it a try?
Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every day, with thousands of
those joining the actual internet.

Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really work.
** By the way, if you try to deceive people by posting the messages with
your name in the list and not sending the CASH to the rest of the people
already
on the list, you will NOT get as much. Someone I talked
to knew someone who did that and he only made about $150.00, and that's
after seven or eight weeks! Then he sent the 6 $1.00 bills, people added him
to their lists,
and in 4-5 weeks he had over $10k. This is the fairest and most honest way I
have ever seen to share the
wealth of the world without costing anything but our time!!! You also may
want to buy mailing and e-mail lists for future CASH. Make sure you print
this article out RIGHT NOW! Also, try to keep a list of
everyone that sends you CASH and always keep an eye on the newsgroups to
make sure everyone is playing
fairly. Remember, HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY. You don't need to cheat the
basic idea to make the CASH!! GOOD LUCK to all and please play fairly and
reap the huge rewards from this, which is tons of extra CASH. Please
remember to declare your extra income. Thanks once again...
"People have asked me if this is really legal. Well, it is! You are using
the Internet to advertise your business. What is that business? You are
creating a mailing list of people who are interested in home based computer
and online business and methods of generating income at home. Remember,
people send you a small fee to be added to your mailing list. It is legal.
what will
you do with your list of thousands of names?

That's up to you." So, build your mailing list, keep good accounts, declare
the income and pay your taxes. By doing this you prove your business
intentions. Keep an
eye on the newsgroups and when the cash has stopped coming (that means your
name is no
longer on the list), you just take the latest posting at the newsgroups,
send another $6.00 to the
names stated on the list, make your corrections (put your name at #6) and
start posting again.

NOTES:
*1. In some countries, the export of the country's exchange is illegal. But
you can get the license to do this from the post office, explaining the
above
statements (that you have an online business, etc. You may have to pay an
extra tax, but that's OK, the amount of the incoming CASH is HUGE! And as I
said, a few countries have that restriction .

*2. You may want to buy mailing and e-mail lists for future CASH. (Or
Database or Spreadsheet software.)

*3. If you're really not sure or still think this can't be for real, please
print a copy of this article and give it to someone who really needs
the CASH, and see what happens.

*4. You will start getting responses within 1-2 weeks, it depends.

***ALSO REMEMBER***
SEND YOUR $1 OUT TO EVERYONE ON THE LIST,
EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT FROM THE U.S.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!$$$!!!
GOOD LUCK!!!

Re: You´ll love it

I am glad to hear that you made money out of it. But be carefull. There was a similar sceme in South Africa, here they called a piramis sceme. This is exactly what it is, the higher up in the piramid you are, the more money you make, but the lower you are the better your chance to lose.
Good luch

Not enough people on planet Earth to make this work!

Check out this link to find out why schemes such as this DON'T WORK. http://www.hbba.org/reports/Scams/16.htm
After reading this anyone who participates in such a scheme DESERVES to lose BIG!!
Regards,
Rev

SPAM SCAM!!!

1st of all, your little idea IS a SCAM!!! Second of all, this site is for guitar discussion, not for begging for money, go work for it, and shut up. Your Karma has been torn in two and you will die a slow painful death.

Brilliant

10 out of 10.

Re: Brilliant

haha, you're f**ken genius, i like that thing about the karma, "karma, karma, karma, karma, karma cameleon."
dude, i'm bored,s hit
this is to the other guy, not the one who responded

Re: You´ll love it

THIS IS A GUITAR DISCUSSION BULLITIN BOARD, NOT A SCAM BOARD!!!:

Re: You´ll love it

Excuse Me, but aren't we supposed to be adding tips and questions to this great site, not garbage on how to sucker money. my thoughts are...find some sucka that gives a sh*t!

"Discover Your Discomfort"- a good essay to help guitarists in their practicing...

Discover Your Discomfort!
or

Why Are So Many Guitarists Masochists?
by Jamey Andreas (www.guitarprinciples.com)

Okay, I’m going to explain some powerful things for the practicing
guitarist
who wants to see RESULTS from their practice. In other words, the
guitarist
who wants to do what I call CORRECT PRACTICE.

Have you ever had trouble playing something on the guitar? Have you
ever seen
or heard someone play something, tried to do it yourself, maybe
practiced it
for a long time, and ended up with only frustration and bad feelings
about
yourself as a player? Be honest now. I’ve been playing for 30 years,
and I
have never met a player, including myself, who could honestly answer no
to
that question.

There are a few things that are always true when we are unable to play
something we want to play on the guitar.
One of the things that you will always find, if you look for it, is
what
Arron Shearer called, in his first book, uncontrolled muscle tension.
Many,
many players have in fact commented on this fact, mainly because this
fact
becomes obvious to anyone who plays for awhile, pays attention, and
starts to
discover the path to gaining increasing ability on the guitar. Many
people
mention it. The problem is they never tell you what to do about it!

Oh sure, you’ll hear people say "play S-L-O-W-LY", or "RELAX"! I
asked,
ordered, screamed, and pleaded with students to do that for probably 20
years, before I realized that almost no one was listening to me, or
maybe
they didn’t believe me, or maybe they thought I was kidding (well,
his face
is turning purple, but, nah, I don’t think he’s serious)!

No, it seems most people would rather try to play that bar chord or
that
scale with their shoulders tensed up to their ears, their pinky tensed
up and
pulled 2 inches from the neck as they dislocate their shoulder trying
to get
it to it’s note on time, practice and play that way day in and day
out, and
then wonder why they find that scale hard to play, that it breaks down
at a
certain speed. Or maybe they wonder why they have a pain here or there.
Hell,
they may be really persistent and keep at it till they qualify for this
new
disease I’m always reading about, Repetitive Strain Injury.

I got a new student about a year ago, we’ll call him Tom. Now Tom had
been
teaching himself for a few years, is very musical, very intelligent,
and
managed to learn fingerstyle guitar well enough to attempt some rather
challenging pieces, including some classical repertoire. In fact, he
would
play for friends and often impress them.
However, it was also true that he knew he never played anywhere near
his best
in these circumstances, and the piece would often break down somewhere.
It
was also true that he had a growing pain in his left shoulder when he
practiced.

Tom has two very important qualities that a player must have in order
to
overcome problems, and make what I call Vertical Growth. Those two
things are
Desire, and Honesty.

Tom doesn’t have the pain in his shoulder anymore, and his playing is
getting
better and better. This is because he has learned a few things. He has
learned about the incredible state of muscular relaxation that a player
must
have as they play. He has learned how difficult it is to actually make
sure
you have that relaxation as you play. He has learned about Sympathetic
Tension, how every time you use one muscle, others become tense also,
and how
if you are not aware of it, and allow it to be there, it becomes locked
in to
the muscles through the power of Muscle Memory.

Tom is also learning, over time, that by always making the effort to
focus
his attention on this muscle tension, he can always eliminate some part
of
it, and by consistently doing this in practice, things begin to feel
easier
and easier, because he was really fighting his own muscle tension,
which made
it feel so hard.

Tom inspired me to invent a phrase, something for him to always keep in
mind
when he practices. In fact, I told him to do what I do. Write it out on
a
sign and keep it somewhere in front of him as he practices. On the
music
stand or taped to the wall like I do. The phrase is "DISCOVER YOUR
DISCOMFORT". Pay attention, notice what happens in the body as you
play. How
does it feel. Good players are not experiencing that discomfort when
they do
the thing you struggle to do. If they had to struggle they wouldn’t
be good
players!

Now as usually happens, I began to use the phrase myself, and began to
discover new levels of my own discomfort. And I began to see my playing
improve, I mean fundamentally improve. You see, there is no end to this
process.

Why do so many of us allow such discomfort when we practice and play?
There
are many reasons, I’ll go in to them at another time. What I want to
do now
is give you some ways of discovering your own discomfort, and begin to
minimize it.
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Hold the guitar as comfortable as you can.

Allow your left arm to hand limp at your side.

Place your right hand fingers on the strings, keeping them very loose
and
relaxed. If you use a pick, float the pick in between two strings and
keep it
there.

Focus your attention on your shoulders, as you raise your left hand
slowly.
Raise it straight up without extending it, and place all your fingers
on the
sixth string, around the tenth fret. Keep them on the string so
lightly, you
don’t even press the string down. (Not easy at first)!

Do you feel anything in your right shoulder as you do this? Do you feel
any
tightness come in to the pick hand, perhaps you are gripping the pick
tighter, or tensing your wrist? Be honest now.
Â
Keeping your left hand fingers on the string lightly, begin to move
your hand
down toward the first fret. You must do this VERY SLOWLY. Notice what
happens
throughout your body. As I have had students do this, I have seen
everything
from tense ankles or belly, to practically falling off the chair!

 I hope I have provided a starting point for further investigations
and
insights for you. Take anything you find hard to do, stop yourself in
the
middle of it, and check out what is happening in your body. You will be
amazed.

For more information on how to develop these insights, visit
http://www.guitarprinciples.com. Good Luck!

Copyright 1999 by Jamey Andreas. All Rights Reserved.

Metallica's most challenging riffs.

I'm curious to know what Metallica riffs you find challenging or in your mind, impossible to play. I had trouble with Puppets at first. Battery is fast and also the part in the intro to Blackened where you jump to first position from seventh position.

Re: Metallica's most challenging riffs.

: I'm curious to know what Metallica riffs you find challenging or in your mind, impossible to play. I had trouble with Puppets at first. Battery is fast and also the part in the intro to Blackened where you jump to first position from seventh position.
I don't think they have any complicated riffs really. Some of the solos are hard to remember, and hard to keep time, like puppets. A matter a fact most of their stuff is easy to learn. They are not complicated writers, they are straight ahead. I really have a harder time, trying to get a an old Jazz piece right, than a Metallica song. If you have a grasp of playing, metallica is quite easy to get a hang of. I still give the guys credit, for remembering some of this stuff, and playing it on a regular basis, but if you know how to play, and you had an audition for Metallica in two months, I bet you could sound good for the audition. Yet it is hard to get their sound, and the small things of their music. I think a better question, is pick the hardest EVH riff, now that is a tough question

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