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    The new Weird Al Yankovic movie!

    Did you also know that John Madden graduated from Cal Poly and his first coaching job was at Allen Hancock college.
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    The new Weird Al Yankovic movie!

    Did you know Weird AL did his first record where I now live. Where he went to collage Sanluis Obispo CA. In 1978, he released his first recording (as Alfred Yankovic), "Take Me Down", on the LP, Slo Grown,
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    I own a few fire fly guitars one a FFTH knock off Thin line it needed a little work like widening the pocket so the neck could be lined up better. and fret ends dressed. Cost me $150. I also have a Fire fly resonator which also needed a little work like lowering the bridge fo good action cost me...
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    Gimme Three Songs

    Here is what is considered the first song featuring distortion by Link Wray Rumble
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    Gimme Three Songs

    Here is what many consider the first R&B song by Louis Jordan. Saturday Nite fish fry
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    I hit a deer last evening

    get some of these and mount them where air will flow around and thru them they work.
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    Do you have guitars dedicated to slide playing?

    I use my resonator for both when I want to make it a slide I use a nut riser that fits over the existing nut. I use standard tuning and 10 gage strings.
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    Questions about preamp pedals, Kantana MKii and return input

    I had to look it up in the manual and the power amp in is for going direct to the power amp which bypasses the preamp of the amp. The effects loop is for running with the preamp or in parallel which bypasses preamp if it is the 100 model and I am guessing that for the stereo use you hook up...
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    What Makes an Amp a "Good Pedal Platform"?

    You want an amp that has a clean sound not heavy bass or high treble or all mids a balanced clean sound then you want to be able to go as high in the volume as you can before it starts to lose the clean balanced sound. Now even if you get an amp that will do that you must consider the type of...
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    Fuzz for Humbuckers...

    The solution I came up with involved a pedal switcher so it may not be what you want to do. But I have a Tube OD pedal and it sounds really good when the volume is up way past unity so I decided to put a EQ after it for two reasons one was to help shape the tone better and the other was to lower...
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    Riddle me this Batman....

    Where in the octave range do the chords, fall can help in deciding which key it is. Like if the lowest chord voiced is the Am and all the other chords are above it in the octave range it should be considered more in Am If the C chord is the lowest voiced then I would consider it to be in C...
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    Albums you love that are rarely mentioned by anyone else?

    I have a few not many mention but are out standing. Captain Beyond it is a super group Captain Beyond Rod Evans – lead vocals Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt – guitars Lee Dorman – bass, backing vocals, piano Bobby Caldwell – drums, percussion, bells, vibraphone, backing vocals, piano Then another...
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    The Diminished Chord in a Major Chord Scale

    The diminished chord means it is two sets of stacked minor thirds the 7 is not normally used in this aspect it is not three stacks of three only two stacks of three. I believe the 7 is used as a flat or minor position because then it becomes a sub tonic instead of a leading tone which helps it...
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    Frustrated and stuck in second gear. Recommendations to learn next level guitar - getting from novice to advanced????

    Learn as many chord types as you can, This will give you some knowledge on what notes work with each type of chord and why different chord types are used to create how the song moves. After that get a looper pedal and lay down your own rhythm parts and practice you leads over them. Then start...
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    Young Neil Young

    I hear real emotion in many of his songs. I guess he saw so much and lost good friends early in his carrier. RIP Danny Whitten. We still remember you. Come on baby lets go downtown.
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    Why are D-sharp and E-flat considered to be two different notes?

    Even if they are the same notes it is in the context it is use. If the key or scale has no E then the note becomes Eb and if it has no D then D#. You wont say C Db D# F, you would say C Db Eb F.
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    Shim or fall away?

    Try shimming it first see if that works. If you fall away there is no going back from that. Usually a fall away is done from the 14th fret and is to give better bends with out choking out but is also a way to get a little lower action.
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    A Moment Of Zen For You: The Hurdy Gurdy

    The first time I saw one was in a move Captains courageous. Spencer Tracy played it on the boat.
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    Your take on the venerable I-IV-V

    I started doing a Blues progression that move from one style to another style after each turnaround. As most know the basis for the Blues progression is the I IV V. Now I look at it like each time I play the 12 bars I will start by using a Memphis delta style of blues rhythm and when I finish...
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    Most $'s you ever spent on a concert ticket

    Last Big show was 1984 july Moody Blues Meriwether post pavilion cost $42 Lawn seats
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    Guitarists That Can Dance?

    Nils Lofgren. not only can he dance he can do flip
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    Using diminish chords to change the feeling of tonal center

    You have explained it very well, Best answer I have ever got on this subject. Not many understand what I am asking and will give me answers that dont answer my question, Like it is because thats the first chord you used in the mode of a key. Or use a secondary dominant and dont go on to explain...
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    Using diminish chords to change the feeling of tonal center

    I am glad to see some others understand where I am going with this idea. I have only been studying Music theory for a little over a year and it is all from online forums. I see where people will talk about listening for what sounds like a home chord in a progression but never really explain what...