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Mar 21, 2024

1960’s HARMONY 4 string guitar

Hi I have this guitar that was my grandfathers. It is missing the pick guard and it looks like it needs to be refinished. Is it a good idea to do this?

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Feb 20, 2024

Jam session

How does someone play along in a jam session that doesn’t know the song, I play with a group and there are some that don’t know the song all is said is

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Nov 16, 2023

help out a classical guitarist please

What are the best quality strings for a classical guitar? Specifically if you're looking for a medium tone? I need something in between bright and warm,

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Nov 13, 2023

How to finger a min7-sharp-5 chord?

I'm having problems fingering min7 #5 chords. For example, trying to play Bmin7 #5 (picture uploaded), I want to use 1st finger - E string 7th fret 2nd

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Nov 05, 2023

Light goes through spruce soundboard

Just purchased a Martin LX1RE and when I put a strong desk lamp to the soundboard, the light goes right through the top and you can see it through the

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Oct 15, 2023

Floor tom brackets

How interchangeable are floor tom brackets? I know little to nothing about drums and my nephews floor tom bracket screws are stripped and the bracket needs

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May 26, 2023

Breedlove pursuit concert eb model. Does anyone know about this model?

I just bought a Breedlove pursuit concert Eb at guitar center for $500 used. It sounds great but the only problem is the b, g and d strings buzz on the

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May 04, 2023

(How) Does MIDI to USB work (Electronic Drums)?

I am trying to use the MIDI function on my drumset, but I don't have a MIDI interface. I researched this, and I found out that I can buy a cable that has

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May 03, 2023

Accompanying choirs on guitar

I will be occasionally accompanying a 50 voice choir on both acoustic & electric guitar. The choir is not miked and we usually perform for 100-150 people

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Feb 25, 2023

Where to strike the white keys

The white keys are longer than the black keys. When playing the white keys, does it matter where on the white keys the user strikes the keys? Can you strike

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Feb 22, 2023

What guitar theory or rule tells why this works ?

If I solo/play in F minor pentatonic (box or position 1), why does it compliment and sound proper 5 frets up the neck at Bb minor box 1 ??? Thanks

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Dec 20, 2022

Small hands

I am 150 cm tall and my hands are max 16 cm. I have a classic guitar and I am a beginner. I've been struggling to get my hands to make some chords right,

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Nov 15, 2022

Am I Too Old To Learn Piano?

Hello. I am 17 years old and just starting to learn how to play piano on a keyboard. I have seen on multiple sites online that it is too late for me to

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Nov 11, 2022


What tuning is D# G# C# F# A# D#?

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Nov 06, 2022

Can Someone explain the cadence

Hello! I am a beginner in the piano I am wondering if someone can explain the cadence sequence that occurs between :06 and :013 in the clip attached. My

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Oct 29, 2022

Tracy chapmans- fast car live intro melody 1988

When Tracy Chapman played fast car in 1988 live at Oakland coliseum arena she played 6 seconds of an intro which is not played in the studio recorded song.

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Oct 08, 2022

Settings Question

Hello, I have a new Marshall DSL5CR 5W Tube amp and a new Gibson LP Std 60”s guitar. I have several pedals from a Big Muff Fuzz to a Cry Baby WAH. I’m

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Oct 07, 2022

Ties & Non-Adjacent Notes

Hello, My name is Nathan, and I am novice piano player working my way through Clair de lune by Claude Debussy. I am currently at measure 47, and I need

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Sep 30, 2022

Missing tip on pointing finger

I have a base guitar(beginner) and I am right handed. My left hand is missing the tip of the finger so I only use three fingers for the frets. Would I

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Sep 23, 2022


What type of drum would make that nice deep bass pow wow drum sound for sitting outside around a fire?,…

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