Guitar Course From Legacy Learning

Posted by GuitarGuy | 11:39 | 1 comments »




A while ago I checked out a new guitar course that I found at www.guitar-leads.com. I was really impressed with it,and got in touch with the developer, Tony Alfano, a professional musician with more than 30 years of guitar playing experience.

I was contacted by him to thank me for the positive thougts about his course. After speaking for a while,he mentioned to me that he has gotten many compliments from customers, people who have bought and are using the course. I took a quick look at these (there were over 50), which proved to me there were many customers who loved the course.

Here are just a few that I found that I thought were noteworthy:

*****

"Without any question, your Guitar Leads Course is simply the most superior product I have ever tried. I am a well accomplished rhythm player that spent many years of frustration trying to play riffs and leads.

Seeing a written tab is one thing, but hearing it, from a guitar, played in a loop, is absolutely the most superior and best way to learn and learn the right way. I have learned more in the last two weeks than I have in 15 years. I would recommend this course to anyone that plays guitar, regardless of their level.

How do I sign up to get volume 5??


Gary Furman
Jacksonville, FL

*****
"I am just writing to say that once I eventually worked out how to use it,
it is simplicity itself, and I am living proof that it is simple for blind
people to use as well.

Without a shadow of a doubt I will be ordering all and any CD's that you
bring out, it is the most perfect way of learning guitar lead that I have
ever seen.

Finally, I would like to thank you for all the help I was given along the
way, and hope that you bring out many more CD's. Thank you."

Scottie
United Kingdom

*****

"Dear Tony,

Thank you for having such a great product!

My name is Rick Morris, and I play Guitar in a cover band in the north Atlanta
area. Our name is MidLife Crisis, and we are having a blast playing music for
people. Your leads have helped me immensely! THANK YOU !"

Rick Morris
Atlanta, GA

*****



If you haven't heard about this great guitar course then here is the URL.

You may want to check it out right now at www.guitar-leads.com


Keep on Rockin


GuitarGuy

Guide to Tuning Your Guitar

Posted by GuitarGuy | 14:51 | | 0 comments »

The guitar is such a simple and convenient instrument: just open the case and start playing. Well, it’s not THAT simple. Before playing the guitar you need to tune it first.

Tuning the guitar before playing it will ensure that you will create harmonious music; for each string has a specific note to play and even if one goes out of tune, the rest will sound out of place. Note that some guitars may not need as frequent tuning (well constructed = expensive), but if ever it is well played (to the point of abuse, actually), then that just needs tuning as well. Read on for an essential guide on guitar tuning.

The guitar presents a particular kind of difficulty in tuning because it has six strings, each of which has an individual pitch or a place in the musical staff assigned to it. The string numbers, as more popularly known, from top to bottom are 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, while their musical counterpart are mi, la, re, sol, si, and mi or E, A, D, G, B, and E respectively.

In order to tune the guitar correctly, one must have a reference pitch. You will need the commercially available pitch pipe or,tuning fork or better yet, use an electronic tuning device which are cheap and accurate, and more easy to use for the beginner.

If using a tuning fork, first make it vibrate by tapping it lightly on any hard object while holding the handle. Then, let the handle touch the guitar’s soundboard below or above the soundhole while gently moving it towards the bridge. This will locate the spot where the resonance is at its loudest. You are supposed to hear a high pitched A (la) which should be the same as the sound produced by striking the first string while it is being depressed on the fifth fret.

Now that you have tuned the first string (E/mi), its open sound is the same as the sound of the second string pressed on the fifth fret. The third string on the fourth fret is equal to the open second string (B/si). Furthermore, fourth string/ fifth fret equals open third string (G/sol); fifth string/ fifth fret equals open fourth string (D/re); and the sixth string/ fifth fret equals open fifth string (A/la).

In order to check the accuracy of your tuning, gently or lightly touch the fifth string directly above the fifth fretwire, without pressing the string to the fingerboard. By striking the string in this manner, it should sound similar to that high-pitched tone produced by the tuning fork. Sounds of the string produced this way are called “harmonics.”

Harmonic 5 (Harmonic on the fifth fret) of the sixth string equals harmonic 7 of the fifth string (which is also similar to the open sound of the first string). Harmonic 5 of the fifth string equals harmonic 7 on the fourth string. Harmonic 4 of the third string is equal to the harmonic 5 of the second strung and harmonic 7 of the first string.

Incidentally, harmonic 4 may require lots of practice for some, so I suggest that harmonic 7 of the sixth string be used to tune the open second string. These pairs of harmonics, when sounded together, should produce only one steady tone. If the sound the produce clash or seem wavy, they are not in tune.

These two methods of tuning must always go together. You may use the harmonics method first then check with the other or vice versa. If, after crosschecking, the strings do not agree with each other, you may have to repeat the whole process. If you still cannot get them in tune, your strings might be defective. If your strings are new, this may even be worse—your ears need tuning!

As previously stated, to avoid all the hassles of manual tuning, cheap electronic devices are available. It will pick the string’s sound through a microphone and tell you if it is in tune.

Other conventional methods of tuning are through imitation of pitches from different musical instruments like the piano, flute, etc.