Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by BmanCV-60 » March 15th, 2008, 6:54 am

yournightmare wrote:
BmanCV-60 wrote:Yup, radiators. Many burns before Ma decided to cover those things... :lol:
Man, you're slow! It only took me one blistering burn to learn my lesson!
Actually it was my younger brother who seemed determined to do me in... like the time he stepped on my archery bow which of course flew up, hit me in the mouth and shattered my right central incisor. Straight out of a cartoon but someting about exposed nerve endings just keeps you from laughing.

Or maybe I WAS a bit slow; I kept touching them with my tongue to see my tooth was really missing - yup, nothing there but nerve endings :shock:
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Clau20 » March 15th, 2008, 8:00 pm

dogbite wrote:my house was built in 1914. I still heat with radiators. I like the not having forced air. my radiators are low pressure. no clanking and hissing.
Frigidaire...how did that become a universal for refrigerator? my Italian grandmother till her dying day called all refrigerators 'figidares'
We say "Frigidaire" in French around here... I think it's because of the brand "Frigidaire". I got a refrigirator with the name "Frigidaire" on it. I guess it's the samething than "Kleenex" or "Scott Towel"
TRGuitar wrote:I was shocked one time when we were at a baseball game in Montreal and an employee there spoke to us in french. My son said, what did he say? I said, oh, that bathroom is closed. Then I did a double take and tried to figure out how I understood that. :lol: High school french must have been more useful than I thought. I wouldn't expect to understand much more than that though. I'm not that smart. :roll: Bilingual people amaze the heck out of me.
Going to school in French is very useful to learn the language :wink:

Bilingual people amaze you? I study at the University of Montreal and almost every people are able to communicate in French and English, so it's not that amazing :wink:

But there's also many immigrant here so many people speaks 3 different languages, and one of my friend speak Arabic, French, English, Spannish, basic Italian and he's learning German... :shock: That's amazing
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Mac Manc McManx » March 17th, 2008, 8:15 am

Clau20 wrote: Going to school in French is very useful to learn the language :wink:

Bilingual people amaze you? I study at the University of Montreal and almost every people are able to communicate in French and English, so it's not that amazing :wink:

But there's also many immigrant here so many people speaks 3 different languages, and one of my friend speak Arabic, French, English, Spannish, basic Italian and he's learning German... :shock: That's amazing
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Mac Manc McManx » March 17th, 2008, 10:00 am

Back on the topic, i'd say stay off the dishes if you're planning to practice. Makes a nice excuse as well :mrgreen:
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Scrybe » March 17th, 2008, 12:03 pm

back off the topic....I can swear in Italian, if that counts. :roll: And for some reason, despite cheating in all my French tests in school, I do remember a surprising amount of that language too.
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by TRGuitar » March 17th, 2008, 5:46 pm

And living in England, you likely speak english the correct way instead of like we do. :lol:
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Ande » March 18th, 2008, 10:11 am

If I didn't speak Spanish, I'd have starved by now. Necessity makes it less amazing!

Good beginner advice would be- have a first meeting/lesson with a teacher before agreeing a schedule to continue.

There's a guy who calls me everynow and then, wanting to know when I can go to my next lesson. I'm not having another lesson, and I told him this, because: A) He was not interested in my needs/interests as a player, but rather insisted that the first lesson be what all his first lessons are. "How to tune the guitar." (I may suck, but have been playing long enough to have figured that out!) B) I may suck, but am not a teacher. As far as I could tell, he doesn't play any better than I do.

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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Diceman » March 18th, 2008, 3:41 pm

Plucking a different string than the one attached to the tuning peg you are turning is a good way to snap a string . :oops: I remember doing this as a beginner while installing new strings .
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Clau20 » March 18th, 2008, 7:10 pm

Diceman wrote:Plucking a different string than the one attached to the tuning peg you are turning is a good way to snap a string . :oops: I remember doing this as a beginner while installing new strings .
:oops:

Samething here...
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I thought it was my own
I could feel it in my heartbeat
I could feel it in my bones
... Blame it on the love of Rock'n'Roll! "

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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Ricochet » March 18th, 2008, 8:16 pm

Oh yeah, we've probably all done that one.
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Re: Some REAL Beginner Advice!!!!

Post by Morpheus » March 18th, 2008, 10:30 pm

How about this one?

When I changed strings on my first electric guitar, I just kept turning the tuning peg on the high E. At the time I was using a really cheap tuner that never registered anything until you were pretty close to being in tune. Unfortunately, I broke the string before I realized the volume knob was turned all the way down.
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