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  1. The WholeNote Community
    Posted on 12/20/1999 · 111366 Hits
    Suppose you were buying an acoustic or electric guitar. What are some of the common attributes that you look for? What might you find that would automatically rule out buying that guitar? Here's what some members of the WholeNote community had...(more)
  2. Jeremy Ledford (14379)
    Posted on 4/15/2003 · 94615 Hits
    You go just into the store and buy whatever amp, right? Yes, it could be that simple. But, without proper information, one could end up making a very costly mistake (trust me, I have). So, we will delve into the world of tone and the steps to ma...(more)
  3. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 9/27/1999 · 86865 Hits
    Some people are fortunate enough to have certain events take place in their life that leave that everlasting mark. For some, it's about love; for others, it's about their career. For me, it was about the guitar. <br/><br/> I was 11 the first t...(more)
  4. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 1/10/2000 · 62475 Hits
    <i>Note: If you're left handed, just replace the word "right" with the word "left" while reading this article.</i> <br/><br/> <b>Right hand tapping</b> was popularized in the late 70's by Edward Van Halen when he literally turned the guitar-pl...(more)
  5. Josh Graves (2401)
    Posted on 3/27/2000 · 47419 Hits
    First of all, let's get acquainted with some terms, as well as some other aspects of key signature theory. The most common of all progressions would be the I-IV-V idea. In the key of C the chords are: C (I), F (IV), and G (V). The one (I) cho...(more)
  6. Inactive Member
    Posted on 2/14/2002 · 35616 Hits
    The date of June 9, 1915 was a special day in the lives of George and Evelyn Polfuss, as a baby boy was born to them. They named him Lester William. Little did they realize the impact this child would have on the world of twentieth century popu...(more)
  7. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 10/25/2001 · 33545 Hits
    In this essay, I am going to apply a number of the Principles of Correct Practice to a technical area that is of major concern to players. For beginners, it poses one of the most challenging difficulties, and an incomplete appreciation of it's ...(more)
  8. Tom Hess (90)
    Posted on 5/20/2003 · 33507 Hits
    Are you musically frustrated with yourself? Are you not the musician that you want to be? Or not as good as you could be or should be? Do you look with envy at other musicians who are doing what you wish you could be doing? Does reaching your...(more)
  9. Jeremy Cotton (7938)
    Posted on 3/12/2003 · 33068 Hits
    Guitarists, pianists and percussionists have the luxury (or is it a curse?) of not having to provide wind for our instruments. Vocalists, woodwind and brass players spend years developing their stamina and breath control while most other instru...(more)
  10. Dave Wynsen (88)
    Posted on 7/12/2001 · 32828 Hits
    Years ago, I remember picking up Sam's new Strat and giving it a quick strum. An E chord. The action was too high for my tastes but it sounded okay, not great. I strummed it again. That G-string was a bit out of tune. I tuned it, then that ...(more)
  11. Danny Danzi (2052)
    Posted on 11/6/2002 · 32793 Hits
    I read <a href="http://www.wholenote.com/default.asp?src=a&i=137">Danny Shatz's killer article about finding yourself</a>, and I wanted to add a few things as well if I may. I've been getting bombarded with questions from people on "how to devel...(more)
  12. Bud Sloniger (166)
    Posted on 3/12/2003 · 32552 Hits
    In 1976, I wanted to be a rock star. I was filled with energy and teenage angst and saw those Marshall Stacks and hard ear-splitting stretched E-strings as the only relief from it. Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Peter Frampton, REO Speedwago...(more)
  13. Danny Shatz (532)
    Posted on 8/1/2002 · 32232 Hits
    We've all started out somewhere as musicians. I started learning guitar by playing old Metallica songs. I had never taken a lesson in my entire life so I had no one really to guide me. Now, six years later, the style of music I have played ha...(more)
  14. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 4/15/2003 · 30831 Hits
    The longer I teach, the more I am impressed with one unassailable fact: most of what becoming good or great on the guitar is about has nothing to do with "musical ability". It has everything to do with that group of qualities loosely spoken of a...(more)
  15. Brian Gough (32)
    Posted on 4/22/2004 · 30771 Hits
    I have often heard young musicians who enjoy jazz music saying that they wish they could play jazz but there is too much to learn with all the theory and millions of scales and complicated chords. Dont you believe it! Sure, there are theorists...(more)
  16. Inactive Member
    Posted on 4/22/2004 · 30504 Hits
    The pawnshop can be thought of as the world's oldest financial institution. It can be traced to ancient China, when merchants would hold collateral and heirlooms in exchange for rice. In any case, while I find this sort of thing fascinating, we ...(more)
  17. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 6/4/2002 · 29238 Hits
    Well, after a lot of input from you all, one of the biggest questions asked went something like: "How do I make my soloing sound like music and not just scales?". <br/><br/> Everyone who plays guitar will have to pass through this phase of accom...(more)
  18. Joe Walker (2355)
    Posted on 2/19/2001 · 27712 Hits
    The construction of scales, chords, and complex series of musical notes started with the utilization of harmonics and overtones. A harmonic occurs when a frequency is multiplied by a whole number. For instance, the 2nd harmonic of the frequenc...(more)
  19. Josh Graves (2401)
    Posted on 2/7/2000 · 26452 Hits
    For me, playing the guitar has always come relatively easy. I pick things up fast, and a little practice can go a long way. However, like many other guitarists, trying to get comfortable with my singing voice has been like searching for the el...(more)
  20. Bill Dunlap (443)
    Posted on 1/9/2001 · 25129 Hits
    This article will hopefully give the reader some basic pointers that might help improve how a performer looks and presents him or herself on stage. I've also included some pointers on how to build a music set. It is mostly intended for acoustic ...(more)