Guitar Messages by Jeff Yarnell

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  1. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 87 Hits · 4/27/2002 1:16 AM
    Thanks for your reply Stone. I hadn't mentioned the option you suggest but I've tried it, too. That technique felt the least comfortable to me, but maybe I should explore it some more. When I fret two adjacent strings at the same fret using my ...(more)
  2. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 141 Hits · 4/26/2002 9:09 PM
    I'm trying to learn to play some blues with the help of John Ganapes' "Blues You Can Use" book. I've come upon something, namely double stops, and I can't decide how I should play it. Here's a sample bar... <font face="Courier New" size="2"> ...(more)
  3. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 97 Hits · 2/23/2002 7:55 PM
    Hi Chet, Sure, I try to play the barre chord shape you showed using my ring finger to barre strings 2-4. I'm not too good at it yet, so I still tend to touch/mute the 1st or 5th strings sometimes. Meanwhile, I'm finding the index finger partial...(more)
  4. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 73 Hits · 2/22/2002 5:07 PM
    Thanks to all for your replies. I guess I sort of had the answer to my own questions, but I wanted to make sure. FWIW, I saw Neil Young and Clapton doing this on some DVDs I own. Also, I guess this is another possibility, eh? cho|x|x|2|2|2|2...(more)
  5. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 165 Hits · 2/22/2002 1:49 PM
    I've seen pros play what I believe to be an A chord using a partial barre with their index finger. As I know it, a first position A chord is played by fretting strings 2-4 at the second fret. cho|x|x|2|2|2|x|A|cho |cr| So what gives? Are the...(more)
  6. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 74 Hits · 10/18/2001 12:36 PM
    Thanks Steve. I understand your point re: theory. Over time I've occasionally seen chord charts which show unplayed (muted) strings which are between strings which are played. I guess what I'm looking for is the techniques used to mute a string ...(more)
  7. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 123 Hits · 10/17/2001 10:01 PM
    I can play first position major and minor chords. I want to learn to play some suspended chords which I believe will allow me to play somewhat melodically while still playing chords. So the question is how do you mute individual strings when st...(more)
  8. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 141 Hits · 8/31/2001 12:30 PM
    please define these terms for they relate to guitar, of course ;) lick riff hook fill
  9. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 95 Hits · 5/3/2001 6:51 PM
    Guild Starfire IV (electric) - 1 11/16" at nut Seagull S6+ (acoustic) - 1.8" at nut
  10. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 105 Hits · 5/3/2001 4:39 PM
    I have guitars who's specs say 1 11/16" and 1.8" (which is nearly 1 13/16"). I have large hands, so I prefer the wider neck, too.
  11. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 37 Hits · 5/1/2001 11:39 AM
    I have a Seiko metronome. It has the pulsing red LED light and an earphone plug. When I need to play quietly, I plug in an earphone and listen to the metronome in one ear.
  12. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 82 Hits · 4/30/2001 2:24 PM
    What does "scale length" mean in guitar specs? What are the standard neck widths? I've seen "1 11/16 inches at nut"
  13. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 24 Hits · 4/28/2001 10:31 AM
    Wow, five minutes sounds like a lot. I've never bothered to try such a "death-grip, enduro challenge!" Good luck, but don't let kicking your brother take away from your guitar playing time.
  14. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 34 Hits · 4/27/2001 1:04 PM
    When I started learning barre chords I bought one of those hand grip exercise things - two handles joined by a coiled, thick spring. I keep it in my car and use it when driving to and from work. Using it has definitely strengthened my grip. Equa...(more)
  15. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Instructional Forum · 38 Hits · 4/27/2001 1:56 AM
    Hi Todd, I'm gonna chime in because I've been playing for about a year now, and if I had it to do over again, I'd do some things different. Maybe you can learn something from my experience. Of course, this is simply my experience and I'm sure ot...(more)
  16. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Equipment Forum · 51 Hits · 4/23/2001 1:07 PM
    I have a semi-hollow Guild. One thing I like about it is that because of it's (semi) hollow body, it does make some sound when played. I often practice early in the morning when my family is asleep. I can play loud enough to hear and enjoy, but ...(more)
  17. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 29 Hits · 4/23/2001 12:58 PM
    Thanks for the suggestions. FYI...I went to the local Guitar Center and found a few options. The had a MIDI Starter Kit that included joystick-to-MIDI cables, and simple sequencing software. They also had various guitar-oriented recording/mixi...(more)
  18. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 61 Hits · 4/21/2001 9:47 AM
    Summer seems to be the time for guitar workshops or seminars. Have you ever been to one of these? They sound like a great time, but I wonder how good you have to be to get a lot of benefit from one.
  19. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 48 Hits · 4/20/2001 8:57 PM
    Yes, it is a PSR260. I have the manual. I concluded that the keyboard doesn't have "memory" to record and playback, so I'm trying to figure out how to use it to play from some other MIDI source (I think?)...
  20. Jeff Yarnell (627)
    Open Forum · 78 Hits · 4/20/2001 4:41 PM
    I would like to use my Yamaha PRS260 keyboard to create some chord progressions for me to play guitar over. I'd like to create something similar to what the WN Groove Builder provides. The keyboard has accompaniment styles, but I don't know if ...(more)