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    Well, I've taken the learning back up. Still on the first beginner stage at Justinguitar. I'd like to get a little better at switching chords before moving on...

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    I never really got good at switching chords - I started playing guitar in 1994 (I think?). Always room for improvement.
    Pity. I have no understanding of the word. It is not registered in my vocabulary bank. EXTERMINATE!

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    I'd like to start messing around with an effects pedal. Anyone got any suggestions on a good one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Gently View Post
    I'd like to start messing around with an effects pedal. Anyone got any suggestions on a good one?
    Get an Echo pedal. Try some out in the shop. You can adjust the delay and get some good effects. Fuzztone or Fuzz if you want to make distorted metal stuff.
    Flanger and Chorus pedals sound futuristic.
    But you might want to master the Wah Wah pedal. I had one (Forgot it's make) but was cack footed as well as handed. But then it's all about practice.
    I think a box that has more than one pedal on the board, maybe more expensive, but it saves you having to connect different effects pedals and make a mess of leads.
    If that sounds more than what you were thinking of, I'd go for either a Wah Wah or an Echo.

    I only wish I was clued up on the brand names of them, I could have been more help!

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    Hey! Are you ready to rock!
    I can't hear you! Are you ready to ROCK!!!???
    Well, I say ROCK, it's more a post punk blues shuffle if I'm honest!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=176n...&feature=share

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    Now there's no stopping me! (And this one is more melodic)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhhX4JjJ8A

    This is a tune I found in a 2001 notebook and the name of it was called "Britanny Classical". I play this and another tune at the back of the book that's untitled.

    00:00:05 Brittany Classical
    00:01:42 Untitled riff
    00:03:03 Brittany Classical
    00:03:31 Untitled Riff
    00:05:27 Brittany Classical Slower
    00:07:33 Untitled riff
    00:08:12 Brittany Classical
    00:08:40 Aimless Jam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Well, I've taken the learning back up. Still on the first beginner stage at Justinguitar. I'd like to get a little better at switching chords before moving on...
    It lasted until Christmas break when life drama got in the way. Maybe I'll take it up again one day.

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    https://soundcloud.com/aaron-murdoch...-eve-bass-solo

    This was the first time I've been able to sit down and play since starting that job at a call centre. Made sure the strings were in tune with each other and just went for it!
    Thank you if you play the entire 11m 43s in one sitting! And there are good bits in there.
    I was just improvising. But without knowing scales etc!

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    On BBC4 tonight there's

    The Joy of the Guitar Riff
    11:45pm to 12:45am

    A documentary tracing the ebb and flow of the guitar riff over the last 60 years of popular music, from Chuck Berry through to the White Stripes. Contains some strong language.
    Assume you're going to Win
    Always have an Edge

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    I may have to record this. Cheers, Phil.

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    I had some time off work today. So I thought without any prior practice or warm up, play as much as I knew from "The Stars and Stripes" on my trusty acoustic bass.
    Which didn't turn out to be that much, so I just jammed on a blues riff as well.
    Apologies in advance to our American PS people!
    There will be times where you shriek "YOU JUST PLAYED THE ****ING NOTE RIGHT THERE!!" a lot when listening to it.
    The best thing is it could have been a lot more boring than it could be.
    Although about a couple of minutes in, there is a sequence where I keep playing the fret incorrect and get no note.
    I think that bit might test your patience a bit!
    And as I've set the bar low, can any guitarists on here play "The Stars and Stripes" on guitar?
    https://soundcloud.com/aaron-murdoch-1/stars-and-what

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    https://youtu.be/OlhgUCHSrGc

    Ready for another 20 minute jam of the same tune over and over (You'll pick it up as it goes along) with a pretty loose rhythm and tempo?
    You aren't? Ahh. Well I wouldn't bother with the video then.

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    I've got a longer video (34:56!) but it's a lot easier to get into as I used the numbers from international dialling codes to plot riffs around. (For the numbers like 7,8 and 9, I just played the four frets above the bottom string I was using)
    Sounds like hell, you can skip to 4:16 if you want to start from the music, but here you go!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRaQ926UmdI

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    I used my fretboard/typewriter chart I created to turn
    "PICTURE DISC ASMODEUS RATLEDGE" into fret positions and spent the afternoon in play, with only the rattling of the Dictaphone banging against the back of the guitar until it slipped off where I was sitting, but still recording.
    Volume turned up not to full, but enough to distort slightly.

    Take 4 is my attempt to get in three minutes (I went over) what I was doing, so here's your first clip.
    https://soundcloud.com/…/turning-wor...cture-d…

    And this is the third take, which is the second time I've attempted to play this.
    https://soundcloud.com/…/turning-wor...cture-d…

    And this is take 1. The first 7 minute tackle. I go through the changes and within two minutes I'm up and exploring this strange new world of fret/typing (It's either that or "Board/Writer"!
    https://soundcloud.com/…/turning-wor...cture-d…

    Thanks for listening!

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    Last night Talking Pictures showed a 1980's Rockabilly film &Blue Suede Shoes" and I played my own stuff onto Sorry I haven't posted more in the forum lately.
    And it's going to be a long 2016!

    https://youtu.be/zMACaiNEuTA

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    Got a plastic, tiny Marshall mini-amp.
    Yes it's 19 minutes.
    But it could of been longer if the filming didn't switch off!

    People used to say to me they couldn't hear what I was doing in my Stygosi YouTube videos.
    Think the opposite part of the problem is more on this ELECTRIC "Greatest Could Of Been Hits If Applied Yourself A Lot More Than You Actually Did".

    https://youtu.be/fP_6B1lr7lU

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    Look at that! I managed to escape and shout speak at a small audience last night with my Bass!
    And later that night made a new friend who mentioned a jam session over two days next week.
    Can't afford to probably, but I may as well!
    So this could one day be performed by a band. And I hope to be honest they do proper singing so I can practice on playing.
    Thanks for watching!

    https://youtu.be/u41slQ85QtQ

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    I'm not a great fan of poetry but that was interesting with a bass line.

    Also that really is a small amp. Pocket sized almost. When you said a small amp I was thinking more along the lines of something 12 to 14 inches square, not 5!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Gently View Post
    I'm not a great fan of poetry but that was interesting with a bass line.

    Also that really is a small amp. Pocket sized almost. When you said a small amp I was thinking more along the lines of something 12 to 14 inches square, not 5!
    Well it made my noise a bit louder, so it's all good. Thanks for the listen!

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    Small but powerful. It makes a good sound.

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