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Playing other instraments?
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I know this is a guitar forum so it is safe to assume we all play the guitar. However, just courious if anyone plays other instraments besides the guitar. I know guitarests who are also drumbers. So…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Aug 18, 2011.

3 string notes, cords
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When I farst learned guitar, I came accross a book that taught to play 1 finger cords. The idea is to finger the notes and play 3 strings. I have not seen this meathod anywhere else. Just wondering…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S W Sep 27, 2011.

Introduction
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Hello everyone. I have been playing guitar for about 5 years now. Just recently I have started performing for a church group along side a vocalist and keyboardest. I am having alot of fun and always…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ralph L. Howell Aug 22, 2011.

 

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Christin Ellington replied to tom blegen's discussion party song suggestions?
"You can never go wrong with "Sweet Home Alabama."
Feb 7, 2012
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Classical Cognoscenti

A place to trade ideas about the art and science of all things classical and guitar; in a civil manner, to the advancement of all who log in here.
Feb 4, 2012
Christin Ellington replied to Keith H.'s discussion learning to read music
"Learning to read sheet music is easy. learning chords is easy. Putting it all together, not so easy. I too have recently learnd to read sheet music. What I suggest untile you get it down, is to Play the pieces dommanant chord. Just play the piece…"
Feb 1, 2012
S W replied to Christin Ellington's discussion 3 string notes, cords
"Yeah, there are a lot of things to be played on the guitar without using all six strings. You can get many three note chords on adjacent strings and otherwise (5th-3rd-1st, 1st-2nd-3rd, etc.). Various tunes various various sounds and note…"
Sep 27, 2011
Victor Saumarez replied to Christin Ellington's discussion 3 string notes, cords
"This is a Freddie Green innovation. He used it in Big Bands to keep out of the way of other instruments. It also allowed for quicker changes, giving an almost walking bass line feel to the rhythm. It is particularly effective when playing…"
Sep 23, 2011
Ralph L. Howell replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Introduction
"Hi Christin.  I play some in church as well.  What songs/artists do ya'll play?"
Aug 22, 2011
Ray replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"And for what it's worth, if I could choose between being an exceptional guitarist and a very good trumpeter, I would choose the later."
Aug 18, 2011
Jud Hair replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"I play a mean Kazoo ... :-)   Nope, I'm pretty much strictly into guitar.  Would not mind learning banjo and/or mandolin, but seriously, I have enough on my hands just trying to master the 6-string flat-top ..."
Aug 18, 2011
Ray replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"I have the 5th Avenue w/o pickups - nice guitar."
Aug 18, 2011
FloridaGull replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"Not for a banjo, but for a Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II :)"
Aug 17, 2011
Christin Ellington replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"I have also picked up the recorder. Yes it is very challenging. The notes are the easy part. Putting notes to actual music on the other hand."
Aug 15, 2011
Ray replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"Trumpet."
Aug 15, 2011
FloridaGull replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"I played the viola from 4th grade through college, and about 2 years of piano lessons. Now only play guitar..."
Aug 14, 2011
FloridaGull replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"I was looking through the Musician's Friend" catalog, and they have a 6-string banjo tuned like a guitar! Just sayin'..."
Aug 14, 2011
Pascal Proust replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"I played recorder when I was a teenager - and that's how I learned the basics of music thoery and notation by the way. Today, besides my guitars, I sometimes play ukulele, and I've been back to harmonica. I had some notions, mostly learned…"
Aug 13, 2011
Ray replied to Christin Ellington's discussion Playing other instraments?
"Tried the 5 string banjo many years ago. Still have it, but rarely play it. Been playing mandolin for about 3 years and just picked up a tenor guitar a few months back."
Aug 13, 2011

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
5-7 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
What type of music do you like to play?
Country, Folk, gosple
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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