• Why do people learn instruments if they don't want to play in public?

    I've got a friend I've known for years (we're 18 and first met when we were like 7). Now somehow I've never known that he plays guitar, I recall him mentioning it at some point but it never seemed like something he really put time into but he came round my place the other day and when i was out of... show more
    I've got a friend I've known for years (we're 18 and first met when we were like 7). Now somehow I've never known that he plays guitar, I recall him mentioning it at some point but it never seemed like something he really put time into but he came round my place the other day and when i was out of the room picked up my guitar and started playing. I came in and he's incredibly good, like seriously amazing on a level that I've only heard very few people on YouTube play and i can't recall seeing anyone play that well live. When i asked him about it he said that he's been playing for about 8 years but only in his room at home because he doesn't like performing. Why do people like him have these great talents but keep them hidden? I can't understand it, if i could play like that i'd probably be performing all the time.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Unfair Choir Director?

    I am in an adult choir. Lisa missed several practices and then quit the choir just weeks before our 3 final performances. The director asked me to sing her solo part. I agreed to. I was very excited. After the 1st of the 3 performances the director told me that now Lisa is coming back and she would be singing... show more
    I am in an adult choir. Lisa missed several practices and then quit the choir just weeks before our 3 final performances. The director asked me to sing her solo part. I agreed to. I was very excited. After the 1st of the 3 performances the director told me that now Lisa is coming back and she would be singing the solo again. I feel angry and upset that he is giving the solo back to her after asking me to step in when she QUIT! Is it right for the director to do this? I missed 1 practice, Lisa missed 6 practices and then QUIT!
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What do you call the person on stage that speaks so that the flow doesn't break and get intensely awkward?

    Best answer: Master of Ceremonies.
    Best answer: Master of Ceremonies.
    5 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Kendrick is a way preformer then j.cole?

    4 answers · 14 hours ago
  • What’s the basics of guitar?

    Hi I’m a beginner at guitar, can someone tell me information and the basics of it, thank you.
    Hi I’m a beginner at guitar, can someone tell me information and the basics of it, thank you.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • What talent can a talentless girl like me do?

    I'm in my senior year of high school and I'm not doing well in chemistry. My chemistry teacher is untraditional and told me I can enter the talent show for extra credit, which I really need. Problem is, I am not talented. Is there any talents that I can pick up in a month? Any suggestions for me would be... show more
    I'm in my senior year of high school and I'm not doing well in chemistry. My chemistry teacher is untraditional and told me I can enter the talent show for extra credit, which I really need. Problem is, I am not talented. Is there any talents that I can pick up in a month? Any suggestions for me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    6 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why does singing off pitch sound bad?

    It's a different song then.
    It's a different song then.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should one be kicked out of the country if they don’t know the words for God bless america?

    Best answer: No, but it would help those who are new to this country to at least try and learn it. I remember one nurse who stood at my side as I was recovering from an operation while watching a Bruins game on TV. I thanked her for doing so, knowing she was new to this country. She had my respect after that because she had her... show more
    Best answer: No, but it would help those who are new to this country to at least try and learn it. I remember one nurse who stood at my side as I was recovering from an operation while watching a Bruins game on TV. I thanked her for doing so, knowing she was new to this country. She had my respect after that because she had her hand over her heart too.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does donald know God bless america?

    Best answer: No
    Best answer: No
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to sing this with a normal voice?

    I never had a singing class. I was never interstedd in singing. When I sing this I sing the notes correctly in the right key. But I can't sing it in what you call in key. How do I sing it with my normal voice? Don't tell me get a teacher. https://youtu.be/-6SKMIJA_ys
    I never had a singing class. I was never interstedd in singing. When I sing this I sing the notes correctly in the right key. But I can't sing it in what you call in key. How do I sing it with my normal voice? Don't tell me get a teacher. https://youtu.be/-6SKMIJA_ys
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm confused about reading music on guitar.?

    I'm fairly experienced with the guitar but I'm severely lacking when it comes to theory and music reading. I learn everything by ear so I know absolutely nothing about reading music. Ive read a few that tell me how to identify the note names and the note's rhythmic value but they don't tell how to... show more
    I'm fairly experienced with the guitar but I'm severely lacking when it comes to theory and music reading. I learn everything by ear so I know absolutely nothing about reading music. Ive read a few that tell me how to identify the note names and the note's rhythmic value but they don't tell how to apply what i learned to the guitar. A piece might say place A-E-C for example, but I don't know which A-E or C it wants me to play or where on the guitar I should play it. Does anyone know of any books that teach how to read music on guitar for absolute beginners(at reading music not at guitar exclusively) and/or any comprehensive guitar music theory books?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Are most Hard Rock and Heavy Metal songs in D tuning?

    Best answer: Some bands, like slayer for example play a lot of drop D tuning, where the bottom E string (the thickest string) is tuned to D. It makes for a heavier sound. Other bands, like Metallica, play mostly standard tuning.
    Best answer: Some bands, like slayer for example play a lot of drop D tuning, where the bottom E string (the thickest string) is tuned to D. It makes for a heavier sound. Other bands, like Metallica, play mostly standard tuning.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to play Barre chords?

    Best answer: All good answers here. It's really hard to diagnose what you're doing right and wrong without being in the room with you. That's why so many folks recommend a live instructor. I can just offer tips, and you'll have to decide if any apply to you. When people have difficulty learning a skill,... show more
    Best answer: All good answers here. It's really hard to diagnose what you're doing right and wrong without being in the room with you. That's why so many folks recommend a live instructor. I can just offer tips, and you'll have to decide if any apply to you. When people have difficulty learning a skill, it's natural to look for reasons that make their circumstances different. "My hands are too small" is one of the more common complaints we hear. Let me assure you that your small hands are not a factor. If you can play other chords, you can play barre chords.

    So lets move on to some strategies. First, you want to be sure your guitar is correctly set up. A guitar with unusually high action or heavy gauge strings will make playing barre chords more difficult. On any guitar, the first fret is often little more difficult to barre on. It's proximity to the nut can make the strings a *little* harder to press. For that reason, you may get better results practicing on the 2nd or 3rd fret at first.

    To the greatest extent possible, try to use the edge of your finger to form the barre. The underside is often soft and doesn't hold the strings as efficiently as the bony edge of a finger. There is no need (and it takes extra strength) to clamp all the strings like a human capo. A barred F is essentially an E shape moved up a fret. An E chord has only 3 open strings (1, 2, & 6) so those are the only ones that the barre needs to actually press. That means you can slightly bend your pointer finger and relax it in the middle.

    Once you've formed the chord, pluck the strings one at a time to see which are muted or buzzing. The causes for muted or buzzing strings are the same for barre chords as open chords. The most common are not pressing hard enough, brushing against adjacent strings, pressing too close to the fret, and incorrect angle of attack. There may be different problems on each string, so try to address them singly and make adjustments. Remember that it's okay to touch an adjacent string if it's being fretted on the same or a higher fret. That means you can scrunch your fingers together when you make the E shape. The finger pressing the 3rd string must avoid the 2nd string, but it's fine to brush against the 4th string. The finger pressing the 4th string must avoid contact with the 3rd string, but is okay to touch the 5th string. And the finger on the 5th string only has to avoid touching the 6th string.

    Until you master full barre chords (and with practice, you will!) there are alternatives. You can play a half barre for F (xx3211) which many of us used as a baby step. Alternately, there is a non-barre F by sliding a D shape up 3 frets. (xx7565). In fact, even after mastering barre chords, you'll find those shapes useful.

    Bottom line, verify your action is acceptable, analyze your technique, practice, practice, practice.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How can I learn to sing and play guitar at the same time?

    Every time I attempt it it throws off my rhythym on guitar and I just stop strumming . It’s very frustrating any tips? Thank u
    Every time I attempt it it throws off my rhythym on guitar and I just stop strumming . It’s very frustrating any tips? Thank u
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago