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Seems like a good place to share ideas and tips on playing the guitar. I'm an old rocker who was influenced by The Ventures, and later Eric Clapton and Jimi, and nowadays Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert....
On chords: My suggestion on playing chords is to start with a song you know, even a simple two chord song, and play it over and over until the strings don't rattle.
On dexterity: I have an old 1929 Royal manual typewriter that I bang on to build up strength in my fingers. (It helps to type a variety of letters to change the memory of your fingers.. )
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28-Dec-2010, 12:56 PM #2
excellent idea for a thread.......so far I have accumulated a vast wealth of guitar expertise, all of it in the form of a guitar. After that, I'm kind of at a loss.
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I have an old 1929 Royal manual typewriter that I bang on to build up strength in my fingers.
Why not just play a Guitar A Lot
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I'm an old rocker who was influenced by The Ventures, and later Eric Clapton and Jimi
I'm a bad, bad influence, just ask.......oh james marshall, never mind, carry on
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Why not just play a Guitar A Lot
Is that your ax Noyb? I have an acoustic and an electric. This is the model of my acoustic.

http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/...p?p=m&m=000-15
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Is that your ax Noyb?
No .. But I wish a could play one .. But been doing a lot of listening lately
Dave says there's 3 thing to do to learn to Play a guitar ..
Practice .. Practice .. and Practice.
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I'm a bad, bad influence, just ask.......oh james marshall, never mind, carry on
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Amazing what one guy and a drummer can do....

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Wow, 22 years ago, I wish I could have been there... I love power guitar...

Eddie Van Halen

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just one tuning?
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26-Jan-2011, 09:31 AM #11
Two guitar CDs I highly recommend are:
1) Segovia - Canciones Populares - Eliot Fisk (Ref: Classical Guitarist) (Note: no link to audio available)
2) Saudacoes - Egberto Giamanti & son Alexandre (listen to Egberto Gismonti: Guitars That Dazzle) w/article and picture). Note: Egberto plays a 16 string guitar! and this is a 2-CD album.

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27-Jan-2011, 01:34 AM #12
Here's Johnny....

Can you say notes?

The video is pretty good, watch his fingers and you can learn...
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27-Jan-2011, 08:54 AM #13
wow........rather surprised I'd not heard of him. After a bit of research, the stuff he did with Shakti just blows me away.....

thanks, Mike.......
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He's been one of my favorites for a long time Tim. When he was with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and was playing with Jan Hammer and Billy Cobham and later Jean-Luc Ponty they could fill up the notes... A couple of years ago he played in one of Eric Clapton's 'Guitar Concerts', I believe they made a live copy on DVD, he was still up to form and speed. He played with just two drummers and was fascinatingly ridiculous...
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I've heard of Jan Hammer, but the others, save Clapton, nada.......actually pleasantly surprised by this guy. Again, Mike, thanks for the link.....
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