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[#] Wed Nov 11 2020 22:02:57 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Well, I've gotten to where I can get through Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins at a fairly decent tempo, with just a very few minor little flubs fretting chords or with pauses that are a little longer than they should be between fingering different chords. 

It was one of those songs that when I first bit it off, I didn't think I was ever going to be able to play. Remembering all the weird little parts and how they fit together seemed impossible. I still sometimes get it wrong... but I just played it the best I've ever played so far, I think. 

Every Rose Has its Thorn was one like that for me, too... and I'm still not playing it QUITE right. I need to spend some time and get the *strum knock* parts down, as they're really the part that people want from that song, and I just skip that part. 

Maggie Mae was also a huge challenge for me. 

The nice thing, as I learn these more complex songs, is that a lot of other songs, earlier songs, fall into place quicker and things that were challenging about them seem easier now. 

I need to figure out what my next step is. Start learning scales or something... 

Not sure where to go from here. 

 



[#] Sat Dec 05 2020 00:08:13 MST from Wangiss

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Learn some blues scales. Best payoff where scales are concerned. Easy to improvise, works over most genres. 



[#] Sat Dec 05 2020 05:33:09 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I haven't done anything with scales. People keep suggesting it is what I should be looking at next. 

 



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 18:50:24 MST from TheDave

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I bought a guitar at the family reunion auction for $20, it was decent, but I ended up giving it to my cousin Rick who needed it more than I do.  He's got some mental problems and having an instrument to focus on helps.  I'd rather have a piano, but those ain't cheap lol



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 19:47:49 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I've got a piano, and nobody to play it. 
And 3 guitars - and I've been feeling guilty for not practicing. 

I keep asking - are you still in Phoenix? 

It sounds like... kinda like - fate, or God - or providence or something... 

Keeps suggesting that you should drop by. 

I know Wangiss would love it. 

 

Fri Jan 15 2021 18:50:24 MST from TheDave

I bought a guitar at the family reunion auction for $20, it was decent, but I ended up giving it to my cousin Rick who needed it more than I do.  He's got some mental problems and having an instrument to focus on helps.  I'd rather have a piano, but those ain't cheap lol



 



[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 00:11:49 MST from TheDave

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Fri Jan 15 2021 19:47:49 MST from ParanoidDelusions

I've got a piano, and nobody to play it. 
And 3 guitars - and I've been feeling guilty for not practicing. 

I keep asking - are you still in Phoenix? 

It sounds like... kinda like - fate, or God - or providence or something... 

Keeps suggesting that you should drop by. 

I know Wangiss would love it. 

 

Fri Jan 15 2021 18:50:24 MST from TheDave

I bought a guitar at the family reunion auction for $20, it was decent, but I ended up giving it to my cousin Rick who needed it more than I do.  He's got some mental problems and having an instrument to focus on helps.  I'd rather have a piano, but those ain't cheap lol



 



Hanging out sounds hella fun.  I keep answering, I'm in Mesa.  Happy to come over whenever.  I've got a job that barely asks me to do anything so I'm getting a salary I'm not really earning and I can take off whenever to do anything I want.

Shoot me your address and when you'd like some company and I'll head over.



[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 11:27:37 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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It is on its way. 

 



[#] Sun Jan 31 2021 15:17:16 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I play a Godin A6 Ultra with the cognac burst finish which is just gorgeous.  I bought it at a time when I needed to play acoustic and electric during the same set.  It's a hollow body electric with piezo pickups under the saddle and a humbucker on the bridge.  With the flick of a switch and the right effects it can sound like a rich acoustic or a crunchy electric.  I like it a lot and I don't get to play much anymore  :(