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Quality Sheet Music
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Hi all,Does anyone have suggestions for finding good quality sheet music?  By good quality I mean correct.  I have downloaded some good arrangements from musicnotes.com. However, many times I will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zbignu Aug 2, 2012.

Do picks wear out?
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I know they say "There are no stupid questions" but I may put the lie to that adage today.  Do picks wear out? and if so, how do you know when to change them?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daryl Kosinski Jan 13, 2012.

Open Strings in tune register as sharp when fretted,
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Hello all,While using an electronic tuner the other day I inadvertently came across something I find odd.  I tuned my guitar and all the open strings registered on the tuner as being in tune,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Shone Dec 28, 2011.

Using a metronome
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Hello All, I've read here in the forums and elsewhere about how important it is to practice with a metronome.  How do you know what speed to set the metronome at?  Some of the sheet music I have will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victor Saumarez Sep 22, 2011.

 

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Zbignu commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Thanks Jud.  I should have thought of going to the Taylor website. Duh!  It seems I'm a bit high (on the action)"
Feb 23, 2013
Zbignu updated their profile
Feb 22, 2013
Zbignu commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Hi All, I know that action height is mostly a matter of personal preference but as a beginner (longtime beginner, heh) I don't believe I have enough experience to know what height best suits me. It feels a bit awkward when I play down by the…"
Feb 22, 2013
Zbignu replied to Steve J. McWilliam's discussion Free Tabs Resource for Acoustic Guitarists
"This is fantastic.  A great resource. Thank You"
Oct 1, 2012
Zbignu replied to Zbignu's discussion Quality Sheet Music
"Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies.  I have downloaded from both FREESCORES and MUSICNOTES.  The problem I have run into on musicnotes is that some of the songs I've downloaded are NOT what I see being played by the artist. …"
Aug 2, 2012
Pascal Proust replied to Zbignu's discussion Quality Sheet Music
"Hi! Regarding online free, public-domain sheet music, I usually mostly go on 2 sites: IMSLP and Free Scores. IMSLP mostly contains classical pieces for all instruments. Lots of scores are PDF files of original old publications that have been…"
Jul 27, 2012
Ship of fools replied to Zbignu's discussion Quality Sheet Music
"In order to get the right music you have to pay to play. " http://www.musicnotes.com/?om_rid=AABZeI&om_mid=_BQEBxCB8rbyOMk&ca=0&cmpid=eml_smguitar ship"
Jul 27, 2012
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Jul 27, 2012
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Quality Sheet Music

Hi all,Does anyone have suggestions for finding good quality sheet music?  By good quality I mean correct.  I have downloaded some good arrangements from musicnotes.com. However, many times I will look up a song and what is written on the page doesn't seem to be anything like the song.  I've tried some of the tab sites but find reading tabulature to be quite maddening.  Also, many of the tabs are incorrect.See More
Jul 27, 2012
Zbignu posted a discussion

Do picks wear out?

I know they say "There are no stupid questions" but I may put the lie to that adage today.  Do picks wear out? and if so, how do you know when to change them?See More
Jan 13, 2012
Zbignu replied to dpb23's discussion Your favorite recordings of singers with solo guitars
"So many great recommendations on this thread.  I'm listening to Swell Season play live at the NPR offices as I type this.  I'm surprised no one has mentioned Warren Haynes yet.  His 'Live at Bonnaroo' album is…"
Jan 5, 2012
Larry Shone replied to Zbignu's discussion Open Strings in tune register as sharp when fretted,
"Sounds like the action is too high, most cheap guitars are sold that way, even Fender! I got my Fender set up at a small guitar shop, made a heck of a difference! Thankfully my new Tanglewood comes with nice low action straight out of the box!"
Dec 28, 2011
Jerry Chaisson replied to Zbignu's discussion Open Strings in tune register as sharp when fretted,
"I'll just throw this in as an FYI.  I just had work done on my acoustic by a pro.  He recommended redoing the saddle to address some intonation correction.  He removed the old 1 piece straight-line saddle, milled the bridge down…"
Nov 30, 2011
Zbignu replied to Zbignu's discussion Open Strings in tune register as sharp when fretted,
"Thank you all for the replys. This has been very informative. I never even knew you could fret a note without actually touching the fretboard.  I checked intonation again with a lighter touch and also at the 12th fret.  The intonation is…"
Nov 29, 2011
Judgestone replied to Zbignu's discussion Open Strings in tune register as sharp when fretted,
"I also agree with the intonation side of it.  If your in tune when open, and not when you fret the 12th fret then the intonation is off.  If your in tune when open and in tune on the 12 fret, then it is an issue of pressing to…"
Nov 28, 2011
Walt Pilcher replied to Zbignu's discussion Open Strings in tune register as sharp when fretted,
"Michael is right about the string not having to touch the neck.  In fact the closer you place your finger to the metal fret itself, the better -- purer tone and no buzz."
Nov 28, 2011

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor 214
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