Guitar Messages by Sangram Rakshit

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  1. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Equipment Forum · 83 Hits · 3/12/2004 3:43 AM
    Chet I've been using n-Track on and off for quite a while now. More off than on, I don't have a registered version and I'm not willing to use a crack or serial. I can say it's stable and will work well, but with my new and very fast system it s...(more)
  2. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Equipment Forum · 116 Hits · 3/12/2004 2:50 AM
    I am now the owner of a shiny new Yamaha classical guitar. It was completely an impulse buy - I did NOT need a classical - I was just goofing off and messing with different classicals, and this one sort of seemed to be tuned to 'take me home' r...(more)
  3. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 104 Hits · 1/31/2004 12:37 AM
    If you are switching to the Cd/Line input and can hear the sound in the speaker of the player, by pressing 'record' on the tape player you should be able to record the sound. When you say 'nothing happened', do you mean there was no sound or it ...(more)
  4. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 75 Hits · 1/14/2004 2:16 AM
    I had the exact same problem with my first guitar. it was a 20 dollar no-name brand, however, and it was broken when I was moving. I always thought I could never do barre chords, and I was told on this forum many times - 'practice, practice, pra...(more)
  5. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 67 Hits · 1/8/2004 11:30 PM
    got beat on the buzzer round! D@#mn
  6. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 74 Hits · 1/8/2004 11:28 PM
    Well it's really the most natural question in the world. There would be one endpin at the base of the guitar. One end of the strap goes there. I was equally clueless on the second one, as none of my guitars had the other pin. There are a few way...(more)
  7. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 77 Hits · 1/5/2004 12:16 AM Really!!
  8. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 131 Hits · 1/5/2004 12:11 AM
    Maybe you are using too much pressure. When starting out I found barre chords hard to do. I still have problems with the ones closer to the body - specially the Dm and Em on 5th and 7th, etc. They should not be, you should not require to add mu...(more)
  9. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 77 Hits · 1/2/2004 12:33 AM
    Well, I find it sacred enough. It's the time to clean and oil the fretboard, look for new nicks and dents and buff in the finish, and get the dust off the headstock, tighten up the tuners, etc. I don't pray or anything, but after restringing a...(more)
  10. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 77 Hits · 1/2/2004 12:29 AM
    I'm lucky to have a very flexible pinky. I use it and don't touch the high e string. I'm working on being able to do the same with my ring finger. But the best way to do it is probably with three fingers. The only issue is that they don't all t...(more)
  11. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 71 Hits · 1/2/2004 12:24 AM
    Let me add a bit of perspective on what happens when you *don't* get enough practice. When I started out, the guitar was my only hobby, or at least, the only one I spent any time on. I picked up stuff at an amazing rate. My office was closing o...(more)
  12. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 18 Hits · 1/1/2004 11:53 PM
    I'm downloading your stuff. I checked out yourloving earlier. I'll take this discussion offline. I don't have the 'net at home, so I'll transport this one home tomorrow and give it a listen. Then we can exchange tips. Meantime, I'm sending you ...(more)
  13. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 18 Hits · 1/1/2004 11:48 PM
    you've got m@il!
  14. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 36 Hits · 12/31/2003 4:13 AM
    Thanks for the long and quality info on the post Randy. I'm actually quite savvy with recording myself and/or others - I have been recording at home for a long time now, have a decent set of equipment etc. Just can't play that well at all. Mayb...(more)
  15. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 57 Hits · 12/31/2003 4:06 AM
    I think the key point I picked up is that it doesn't have to be the same way each time, there's really no correct or wrong way to write. That's very valuable, thanks. Right now I have a hundred songs in my head, most of which are stories, and n...(more)
  16. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 34 Hits · 12/31/2003 4:02 AM
    Umm, well, sort off, not too well, but I have a basic idea. My rythm playing is pretty much up to snuff, atleast for a lot of blues, rock and some newer alternative stuff. I can spot rythms and root chords pretty much on the second or third try ...(more)
  17. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 48 Hits · 12/31/2003 1:34 AM
    Hi I've just started writing my own stuff now. Lyrics are a little amateurish, but not too bad - very Bob Dylan, story led kind of stuff. Some are romantic, some are a little despondent, and some are just dark and rebellious. My question is: H...(more)
  18. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 34 Hits · 12/31/2003 12:01 AM
    One way that I was using when starting out was to just get the chord changes right using downstrokes and upstrokes. Playing along with the song is usually the best way to compensate and get close to the strumming pattern being used. Sometimes ...(more)
  19. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 27 Hits · 12/30/2003 11:19 PM
    version, sorry, stupid typo. OK, and what is a polyrythm and where can I hear some examples of it?
  20. Sangram Rakshit (1274)
    Instructional Forum · 21 Hits · 12/30/2003 11:18 PM
    "Bob D. couldn't keep time to save his life" haha, and what makes you think I can ;) Actually I love playing Dylan, but in this case, I prefer the Edie Brickel verison.