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by Alan Green
July 17th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Guitar plateau
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Guitar plateau

We get asked this one a lot.

Try some new and different material. Explore different styles (flamenco is great for getting your pick hand pinky strumming in time) and learn some new techniques.
by Alan Green
July 13th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Pentatonics make me wanna quit
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Pentatonics make me wanna quit

It's not a lot of extra work; do learn the notes on all the strings - in the situation you're describing, C is on the 5th string and the 3rd
by Alan Green
July 11th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is It Too Soon To Learn To Play The Blues?
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Is It Too Soon To Learn To Play The Blues?

Tonelib wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 1:29 pm
I would recommend Lick Library DVD's:
I edited your post.

Plugging your own stuff is one thing, but please don't put up free ads for other sites like Lick Library - we'll happily take their paid ads, they can afford it
by Alan Green
July 2nd, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: New guy

I would recommend you getting a proper human tutor who can fix what you're doing wrong in a way YouTube can't
by Alan Green
July 1st, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Modes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Basic Modes Question

That link marked "Lydian" doesn't work for me - I get phrygian from the top shape. I've got a Festival booking all day today so I'll try and get back to it afterwards However: G ionian - the major scale - G A B C D E F# G G lydian - G A B C# D E F# G You don't need to move the hand anywhere - it's j...
by Alan Green
June 28th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Modes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Basic Modes Question

micro7311 wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 6:24 pm

Using that same example if I was in D Major playing in G Lydian, the only Lydian scale shape is the 4th up from Ionian.
Is it?

Time to sit down and map it out across the fretboard. You should find five different patterns
by Alan Green
June 27th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Modes Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Basic Modes Question

It's really not as hard as people make out: Using the example you gave - G ionian is the basic major scale - G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G G lydian tweaks that - G, A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G - making it a mode of the D Major scale (D, E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D). G is the 4th note of the D major scale, and Lydian ...
by Alan Green
June 24th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Spanish or Mexican sounding scale?
Replies: 10
Views: 15736

Re: Spanish or Mexican sounding scale?

En lo personal prefiero la sonora mexicana, obviamente soy fanática de los mariachis y es `por eso que me encanta tener en cuenta este tipo de melodías. Which translates more or less as: Personally I prefer the Mexican sound, obviously I am a fan of mariachis and that's why I love to take into acco...
by Alan Green
June 22nd, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Stick with tube amp or jump ship and get a modeling amp?
Replies: 4
Views: 1973

Re: Stick with tube amp or jump ship and get a modeling amp?

lizmcconel wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 8:44 am
Could you please advice me where to buy good tube amp. My friend told me about musirank
I edited your post to remove the ad - if you own musirank, we're happy to take your paid advertising. talk to Paul (GN Site Owner) or David (Senior Editor)
by Alan Green
June 18th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: 10th Installment from the Musical Continuum
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: 10th Installment from the Musical Continuum

This place isn't Facebook, we like some text.


What gear did you use? And why?
by Alan Green
June 6th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Learn To Play Guitar for Beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 4816

Re: Learn To Play Guitar for Beginners

Hi guys, What is your opinion about online classes that teach guitar for beginners? I came across this link[https://www.simpliv.com/search?query=guitar]. I found it interesting. Save your money and spend it on a real tutor who will be in the room with you, can see where you're going wrong, can answ...
by Alan Green
May 31st, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'd like my uke to sound like a mandolin
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Re: I'd like my uke to sound like a mandolin

Let me get this right - you put a Uke string on as the first string (A) and tuned it up to E to match mandolin tuning? I'm not surprised it broke; they're just not designed to take that level of abuse. If the problem with your mandolin technique is that you're struggling to cope with having the two ...
by Alan Green
May 24th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Your top three tips for beginner guitarists
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Your top three tips for beginner guitarists

Don't try to run before you can walk

Never play anything you don't like

Always do the homework your tutor sets you
by Alan Green
May 14th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best acoustic electric guitars
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Best acoustic electric guitars

Depends. What's your budget?
by Alan Green
May 5th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What are scales ?
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: What are scales ?

A group of notes within a key

Example:

the Scale of C major uses the notes C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C

the Scale of G major uses the notes G-A-B-C-D-E-F#-G


And if any of that is confusing then you should check out the theory lessons on this site