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  1. Epiphone is a good brand too. However, one of my...

    Epiphone is a good brand too. However, one of my students recently bought an Epiphone classical guitar and one of the tuning pegs is loose and causes buzzing. He took it back to the shop and it is...
  2. It would be ideal if you can bring someone along...

    It would be ideal if you can bring someone along that can play guitar to check it. Otherwise if you are not comfortable with that, I would buy a new one. The Yamaha C40 is not expensive. Just do a...
  3. Hi Charliemusic1. I would recommend a Yamaha C40...

    Hi Charliemusic1. I would recommend a Yamaha C40 guitar. It is their budget model. For the price, I think it is a great guitar. I don't think you can beat it at this entry level. You might even be...
  4. Thread: Hi Guys

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    Hi Guys

    Hi everyone!

    Just joined the group yesterday. I have answered some questions that were being asked already. However, if anyone has any other questions I would be very happy to help answer these to...
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    I totally agree with the previous comments...

    I totally agree with the previous comments posted. Just practice any scales or chord changes you need to get used to (and already have to work on) at a comfortable speed and then build the speed up...
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    First of all try to figure out the key of the...

    First of all try to figure out the key of the piece. Usually the last note will be the tonic. For example if the song is in C the last note will be C. Once you figure that out, try and work out what...
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    It is called enharmonics. Two chords/notes/keys...

    It is called enharmonics. Two chords/notes/keys that are are the same but have different names. You can really call it either. Just be aware that when notating the music, if using the key signature...
  8. Yes I agree. When I teach improvisation to my...

    Yes I agree. When I teach improvisation to my students I always encourage them to see the position of the scale they are playing. This will ensure they don't get easily lost. Being confident with...
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    I think someone with some sort of professional...

    I think someone with some sort of professional training is worth learning from. This is because they would have learned proper technique in their studies. If you are a beginner, I would be more...
  10. I have a very simple question for you: which one...

    I have a very simple question for you: which one do you feel like learning first? I don't think you will be disadvantaged if you learn one before the other. If you have a passion to learn, you will...
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    Dorian, Phygrian and Aeolin work well under minor...

    Dorian, Phygrian and Aeolin work well under minor 7th chords. The Myxolydian is suited whilst playing a 7th chord.
  12. Metronomes can be extremely annoying to playing...

    Metronomes can be extremely annoying to playing along with but I truly recommend you using one. If you tap your foot to the music you may actually be speeding up or slowing down without realising. So...
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    I think learning to play chords (whether on the...

    I think learning to play chords (whether on the piano or guitar) is a fun way to start. It will make it a lot of fun for a beginner particularly if you can sing. It means you will be able to look up...
  14. I would recommend you start with learning open...

    I would recommend you start with learning open chords like G, C Am and D7. These easy chords will allow you to learn many songs in different styles quickly. It is a good way to keep you motivated...
  15. A steel string (also known as a folk guitar) is a...

    A steel string (also known as a folk guitar) is a more appropriate guitar for pop, rock, folk and similar types of music. The Nylon string guitar is a classical guitar. Although you can use it to...
  16. I would first get used to doing each of them...

    I would first get used to doing each of them separate. When you are comfortable with each part, memorize the words of the first line in the song. Then look at the rhythm and try to sing that line...
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    I would strongly recommend bringing the speed...

    I would strongly recommend bringing the speed back down and getting more comfortable with a speed you can do well. Then when you are really comfortable with that speed bring it up a tiny bit and see...
  18. To add to what has been said, another very simple...

    To add to what has been said, another very simple way to explain the difference is: The Maj7th chord is made up of the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th degrees of a major scale. The dominant 7th chord is made...
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    Scale Tone Chords

    Hi Mikeman9412! Every key has certain scale tone chords. That is, chords are built on top of each of the scale degrees. So for example, the key of G major consists of G, A, B, C, D, E and F#(F...
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