Guitar Messages by Rik Eischen

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  1. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 22 Hits · 3/2/2007 1:59 PM
    Rob, Thank you for your message. To many kids, as well as people of all ages, are given messages that they should give up what they truly love. What's that quote from Rainier from "Letters to a Poet"? It was mentioned in the movie Sister Ac...(more)
  2. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 9 Hits · 3/1/2007 6:16 PM
    It's one of these songs I can't find anywhere. Had to play it overandoverandoverandover et cetera.......... (You get the idea)
  3. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 13 Hits · 3/1/2007 6:14 PM
    Didn't work this time, but you're right--a lot of times the right chord can be that obvious! Thanks! -Rik.
  4. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 12 Hits · 3/1/2007 6:12 PM
    not the chords I was looking for, but thank you any way. Those are cool chords. -Rik.
  5. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 21 Hits · 3/1/2007 1:43 PM
    Last night I tried transposing the song in several keys to see if it might be easier to stumble upon the "right" chord. As of then, I think I'm sticking to Em going into an Em7 at the point of the question mark. I've tried more than one shape ...(more)
  6. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 14 Hits · 2/28/2007 6:16 PM
    Thanks for the response, Obee. While F works in general, in this particular instance it's not the chord that was used. I doubt anyone at WN familiar with the song: "Right, Alright" of the Celtic genre. I've heard a recording, but I can't rem...(more)
  7. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 45 Hits · 2/28/2007 5:38 PM
    Okay, I haven't LOST the chord, I just haven't found the right one. The chord progression goes: D Bm A A G A D Bm A G Em A D Chorus: D G D A ? G A D G D A G Em A D (D C G A) The question mark (?) in the chorus is the missing c...(more)
  8. Rik Eischen (960)
    WholeNote Forum · 53 Hits · 2/28/2007 5:28 PM
    Perhaps the forum's RULES should be reconsidered. Where some of these "violations" you mentioned have occured, it appears WNers are mature enough to discuss thoughts respective of others. I personally have not seen any major attacks or hatred ...(more)
  9. Rik Eischen (960)
    Instructional Forum · 18 Hits · 2/23/2007 1:55 PM
    My brothers and I had to take piano lessons when we were children. Mom said so. End of story. When I later expressed interest in guitar, my first guitar was a Classical Guitar. I was in fourth grade, and here my fingers were trying to stretc...(more)
  10. Rik Eischen (960)
    Equipment Forum · 12 Hits · 2/20/2007 1:41 PM
    (Tone Works KORG)
  11. Rik Eischen (960)
    Equipment Forum · 24 Hits · 2/20/2007 1:38 PM
    Is anyone out there familiar with an AX3A Acoustic Modeling Signal Processor??? Do you recommend it? I have an Ovation Celebrety. Do you think it might enhance the sound & give me some more sound options? -Rik.
  12. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 16 Hits · 2/15/2007 1:11 PM
    Thanks for the input, Carl. It does give us an idea. I appreciate it. -Rik.
  13. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 125 Hits · 2/14/2007 6:15 PM
    Hypothesis: A recently formed band starts doing some gigs after practicing together for a while, getting some material under their belt. In the USA, what is a reasonable amount to ask for a gig these days. Does it depend on the type of venue,...(more)
  14. Rik Eischen (960)
    Equipment Forum · 13 Hits · 2/12/2007 2:10 PM
    Real Nice. -Rik.
  15. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 27 Hits · 2/8/2007 6:22 PM
    Okay, there is "music" and there is "noise." What is the difference between the two. Perhaps someone here has a music theory textbook and can give a quote for "noise" from the glossary. But is there really such an entity as noise, or does it ...(more)
  16. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 17 Hits · 2/8/2007 5:43 PM
    Tracy, I'd like to reply to your observation: "I guess I'm wondering about whether the goal of playing guitar is to be highly proficient at it for the sake of being not only as good as you can be, but better at it than as many folks as is pos...(more)
  17. Rik Eischen (960)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 10 Hits · 2/8/2007 5:22 PM
    Jon wrote: "But then, if there is no mathematical structure to your playing... are you really playing?" In my humble opinion, music is not simply structured or unstructured. There are levels of structure, even if these levels aren't careful...(more)
  18. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 17 Hits · 2/6/2007 5:24 PM
    "It was a simple enough pattern" Craig--What was the pattern? -Rik.
  19. Rik Eischen (960)
    Open Forum · 21 Hits · 1/31/2007 9:34 AM
    I didn't know we were permitted here to discuss such controversal subjects as g-itars. It causes nothing but trouble whenever this topic comes up, and divides people. Maybe it's just best we not mention that subject in public. Six stringed (a...(more)
  20. Rik Eischen (960)
    Theory Forum · 74 Hits · 1/23/2007 7:01 PM
    Just a suggestion: Let' not waste any more valuable time with this Andrew Flake character (who thinks he knows something about the guitar). And i'll try to take my own advice. P.S.--Unknown models are just that: unknown models, so don't exp...(more)