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by longman
October 25th, 2011, 5:00 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Teaching 6 yr old guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 39997

Re: Teaching 6 yr old guitar

Thanks for the quick replies guys. Some good ideas there.

When you say transpose it into one octave, what do you mean? I can work out an easy g, oppen 3rd and 2nd and 3rd fret 1st (which i think is what you described) but how about the other chords? Or is this something i should work out my self...
by longman
October 25th, 2011, 3:20 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Teaching 6 yr old guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 39997

Teaching 6 yr old guitar

I have been asked to teach a 6 year old guitar, and I was wondering if anyone has any tips? I have been learning guitar for about 2 years now, so I am still pretty much a beginner. I was this childs classroom teacher last year and we got on well. He told his mum that he wanted to learn guitar, and t...
by longman
August 9th, 2011, 5:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: mouldy fretboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

mouldy fretboard?

I have just come back from a long holiday (6 weeks - one of the perks of teaching) and I took my cheap guitar with me as I was a bit worried about the journey. I left my good guitar in a case on a stand and when I came back it had white splotches on the fretboard that i assume is mould, It's very hu...
by longman
June 11th, 2011, 11:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: right hand exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: right hand exercises

Thanks for the replys. Interesting idea about the slide. Which chord do you tune to? I guess E would be the obvious one... And i injured it constantly trying to do the thumb over barre, and i think the sensible answer would be to rest it. I think i have already exacerbated the problem. I think i wil...
by longman
June 11th, 2011, 5:57 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: right hand exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

right hand exercises

I've hurt my left hand index finger (trying to play 'Hendrix style', but i think that is a whole other topic...) and i need to rest it for a couple of days. There is no way I can not pick up a guitar for a few days (I think I would go cold turkey), so does anyone have any right hand techniques i can...
by longman
September 9th, 2010, 7:49 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: with or without you
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: with or without you

Not confusing at all, a great help. I would really like to try your suggestion with the capo on the 2nd and 7th fret. I guess we just have to work out what singing range we have. One of the girls iis quite a good singe, so fingers crossed. One thing for sure, I won't be singing it. Thanks once again...
by longman
September 9th, 2010, 6:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: with or without you
Replies: 2
Views: 938

with or without you

So basically I have managed to gather a few musicians at my work, 2 beginnerish guitar players (myself included), a bassist who has only been learning for a few months and an experienced mandolin player. We chose with or without you by U2 as an easy song for us all to try on our first jam tomorrow. ...
by longman
August 9th, 2010, 6:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: A Shape Barre Chord
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: A Shape Barre Chord

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I guess I will practice both for a while and see which one ends up being the most comfortable. I'm hoping it's the mini barre version!
by longman
August 8th, 2010, 4:30 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: A Shape Barre Chord
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

A Shape Barre Chord

O.k, so I've started learning songs with barred chords (Coffee and TV by Blur - a great song and a good one for beginning barre chords!) It's great that my big fat fingers are finally starting to work to my benefit at last! But of course, they come back to haunt me with the A shaped barre chord. Now...
by longman
February 15th, 2010, 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Pesky D Chord!
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: Pesky D Chord!

Thanks for you reply David. Great help as always.
It's definitely problems 2 and 3 together. Or rather, if i try to address 2, 3 becomes an issue and vice versa!
I'll practice using your advice :)
by longman
February 15th, 2010, 6:32 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Pesky D Chord!
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Re: Pesky D Chord!

Wow! Your situation describes me perfectly! I also found CC to G (and vice versa) pretty easy. I can play some barre chords (B minor to C minor etc) and play the most awkwardly fingered A chord you will ever see. I have started training myself to put the ring finger on the b chord first. If I aim fo...
by longman
February 15th, 2010, 6:06 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Pesky D Chord!
Replies: 11
Views: 2038

Pesky D Chord!

O.k, I have been playing for about 4 months now. I practice alot and can play some quite complicated strumming patterns. I can play various fingerings for a few chords and can change between them fairly cleanly and quickly. Except for the D chord. Whenever I change to the D chord I always deaden at ...
by longman
February 13th, 2010, 8:05 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Why are you a guitarist
Replies: 63
Views: 9336

Re: Why are you a guitarist

This is a good topic for my first real post... I started learning when I found out my wife was pregnant. I wanted my child to have a real appreciation of music. I thought it would be cool to sing some good songs rather than Barney and Raffi songs. Hence my first songs have been 'Sweet Child o' mine'...
by longman
January 11th, 2010, 8:10 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Podcast Notes
Replies: 81
Views: 56160

Re: Podcast Notes

Hi David,

first post on this forum (absolutely love the site by the way). I have just started going through the podcasts and these notes would be a great help.

My e-mail (backwards because everyone else done it that way - don't understand why though?)

com.hotmail@rkinsh

Thanks!