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by guitarmanK1982
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning notes on the guitar neck
Replies: 4
Views: 3442

Re: Learning notes on the guitar neck

Thanks for the input guys - however, i'm assuming that it is not a beginner learning this. I realise the method isn't perfect - it isn't meant to be. I'm giving lots of options of ways to approach this issue, so that the player can choose the one best for them. I've found in my experience that there...
by guitarmanK1982
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning notes on the guitar neck
Replies: 4
Views: 3442

Learning notes on the guitar neck

OK - those who wish to do some work in the dodecaphony section would do well to learn this first. It will also prove useful to all guitarists. I'm going to list a few ways of learning the notes on the guitar neck - at every fret on every string. PS the following is assuming a theoretical knowledge o...
by guitarmanK1982
Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Circle of Fifths
Replies: 19
Views: 7091

Re: Circle of Fifths

Reasons why the circle of fifths can help a musician: 1) working out the closest related keys to the key you are in (e.g. the subdominant and the dominant. Both are either side of the key you are in when you use the circle of fifths - the dominant in the clockwise direction, and the subdominant in t...
by guitarmanK1982
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Harmonized Scales.
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

Re: Harmonized Scales.

Major chords: major, minor, minor, major, major, minor, diminished Extended (e.g. 4 note) harmony = major 7, m7, m7, major 7, 7, minor 7, m7b5 Minor chords - IF basic natural minor scale, then the patters is as for major, only beginning on the 6th degree (as the relative minor = 6th degree of the di...
by guitarmanK1982
Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:42 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

No. My way = having years of experience teaching both classical and electric at all levels, from infants to postgrad level. I used to work in this field for a living. Most others here - opinion based on assumption. My opinion based on experience. Big difference. Call it arrogance. I call it speaking...
by guitarmanK1982
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

We dont have to say what they are because it seems most of us dont put rules on it. You can use any technique. Pool cue's, spatulas, small dogs, tire irons, rubber bands, whatever we want to play the guitar. Use whatever technique can possibly think of to convey what you want using the guitar. Simp...
by guitarmanK1982
Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

Good god people! No one has yet said what 'classical techniques' are, yet everyone is saying that 'classical techniques' are not a part of/requirement of playing electric guitar. How can the people here say this if they haven't explained what 'classical techniques' are? And what makes the people her...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

..And to conclude, i'd like to quote myself, in the very first post I made in this thread: The main reason to start on a classical guitar is to develop dynamic control of the instrument (e.g. control over the volume produced). This isn't such an issue on the electric, as the amp controls the volume ...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

You were the one that said classical technique is required to be technically proficient so you need to define what you were talking about (actually you dont, because I dont really care, thats not my point). I am saying that nothing is a requirement to become technically proficient so I dont have to...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

So now you agree that classical techinique is not required but your dozen posts before this say its required? And oyu have posts that say "Yes and I stand by that" but now you dont? Troll alert! OK, for the very last time. My point is classical technique isnt required to become technically proficie...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

I am not avoiding any questions. My point is classical technique is not required. Does it help? Sure. Is it required? No. I agree. However, a good technical grounding in classical playing saves years of relearning. Your original point with regards to this issue was that technique isn't required. I'...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

I'm talking from a technical standpoint, and you have admitted yourself that many electric player's technique isn't anywhere near perfect. I'm not sure I can agree there though. Some electric players can do things that classical players can only dream about. I agree that electric players can do som...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

Actually you did and thats my whole point. You literally said that if they dont learn classical technique they will never be technically competent on their instrument. Yes - and I stand by this. I'm talking from a technical standpoint, and you have admitted yourself that many electric player's tech...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

I understand what you are saying as guitarist point of view ... but ... from a childs view i cant see a kid wanting to sit there and learn all about those things .. most kids will just want to learn a quick tune to knock out to thier mums and dads and friends. The kid learns about the techniques re...
by guitarmanK1982
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Electric Guitar for a Child
Replies: 120
Views: 22386

i think a young child will want the easy option and not to be sat down and have scales,modes,chords,sitting postions, shoved down thier throat ..that is the quickest way to put them off a guitar in my opinion. You misunderstand classical guitar. Classical guitar isn't solely about learning scales/c...