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  1. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    Hey guys, I am really in need of articles discussing whether music has a future, or if we are running out of ideas, and if its possible that one day (possibly soon) we will run out of new music. I cant find very many so if you happen to know any please give a link. Also for the sake of the...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Not sure if this is the right section, but how do you make music? -What's your creative process like?Do you write the lyrics first, then record guitars? Or do you tinker around the guitars and find a good riff then build off that? Or do you have a specific emotion you want to get out in...
  3. Polls
    Yeah, I know "alternative" isn't the best word to describe these guys, but what the hell.
  4. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hello! Well remember those cool days when you realised you can play B Harmonic Minor over E Harmonic Minor?? Look no further because the uber cool Harmonic Minor scale has more to offer us still.. For too long people only used it sound like Bach or Yngwie without understanding why back in the...
  5. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I made a stream of consciousness-ish post on another forum regarding some of my thoughts about improvisation in general, and improvisation over pitch axis progressions in particular, and I thought I'd post it here in case anybody finds it interesting or helpful.
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    http://www.paulgilbert.com/menu.html Dunno if any of you have seen this yet but look at the guitar PG Is holding. If you click on the pic it says it an IC 300. Cool looking IMO.
  7. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    It kills me to see that none of the very well known guitar virtuosos started their carreers not too long ago. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe, Tony Macalpine, Richie Kotzen, Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Page, Reb Beach.... etc all started 2 or 3 decades ago. IMO the newer guitarists...
  8. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    hello, I've been playing on/off for a couple fo years. I can play play a few songs reading tabs. nothing fancy though and I am a bit bored to read only 1/3 of my guitar magazine because I don't understand the chord progressions, the mode etcetc since I have a bit more time now I'd like to get...
  9. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Without typing 5,000 words, how does this progression work? If you're in Amin, then play a Gmaj, then a Dmin, the E should also be a minor, right? Well, there's a song I'm listening to that goes to E Major and you think it'd be a minor since A Minor is the key. I swear, I'm never going to...
  10. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I'm wondering what is a good way and/or good resources to teach myself how to put together songs of my own. I'm really only interested in the instrumental guitar niche since that is what I am most gripped and consumed by. I haven't taken any kind of theory or anything formal, though I did have...
  11. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Can anyone suggest any really simple songs to try? I've been playing guitar for ages, but I've never really felt inclined to try to sing before, and I'm pretty self-concious about it. I've been screwing around with some old Cat Stevens, and some Dave Matthews. I'm really at a loss for what...
  12. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    I went to MF to buy some strings for my 12 string, becuase Im too lazy to drive around or call different stores to see who has any in stock. I went there and got some Elixers for $22, but decided that it's really pointless to place an order for only $22, so I figured I would do some more...
  13. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Is there anywhere you are aware of here or elsewhere where one can download a blank basic tab layout, without anything highlighted, for composing ones own chord progressions? Thanks in advance for any answers.
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Stupid Question!! IF A MOD READS THIS CAN THEY CLOSE THIS THREAD PLEASE!!
  15. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    I am letting go 6 of my guitars. Pics will be posted later tonight. Here they are: 1.Vintage Alpha 1 Acoustic with case. This guitar is a late 60s-early 70s Japanese Import. It is almost identical to the older Epiphone Cabalerro F series acoustics. It is very dark and warm sounding. It has some...
  16. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hey folks, I am helping a buddy sell some gear. I just sold his custom DNA like guitar to Jemaholic. What we have here is a Boss DR-880 drum machine for sale. Its in perfect working order and condition. It comes with everything you get when its brand new (including the box). $325 + $10.00...
  17. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Can someone please explain to me what a Mode is.
  18. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    ok guys, so i know power chords, and power chords simplified in drop D. but i really want some new stuff. I want a new sound, but i don't know any more chord progressions. Even just basic chords that sound awesome. Remember, these are for rock. I really neeed help here!
  19. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hey guys. I've been playing guitar for about 3 years and am comfortable with were I am at with my ability. I've got a killer RG with Evos and a 2x12 fender amp. When I'm practicing and playing I often have trouble with were to start when making a riff. I understand a bit of music theory but I am...
  20. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Ok, I admit, I'm not such a theory guy, but now it's time to finally learn this stuff. How do you switch keys? Say I'm playing an A major scale... to switch to another key, it has to be a key that's within A major, correct? Or does it even matter and I can switch to just any note at all? An A...
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