Guitar Messages by Charles Gacsi

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  1. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 31 Hits · 7/14/2000 6:22 AM
    I recently got acquainted with Whole Note. I'm still fumbling around. I have a lot of teaching experience in music, in public schools, private, professional. I've written 3 music texts. Over 500 music selections. Belong to BMI, NSAI.Retired. Pla...(more)
  2. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Open Forum · 71 Hits · 7/14/2000 5:53 AM
    In your message to Kevin Murphy you mentioned that on the D/F# the A string would be muted. It doesn't really matter if the A string is muted or not as long as all three elements of the chord are present. If the open A is really essential, then ...(more)
  3. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 50 Hits · 7/14/2000 5:33 AM
    It doesn't matter if the A string is muted or not as long as you have all three elements of the chord, namely the root, 3rd, and 5th. With open string chords, usually there are doublings. If it is really essential, then play the F# with the tip ...(more)
  4. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 40 Hits · 7/14/2000 5:16 AM
    Use any scale fingering pattern you select. Play ascending eighth notes, then descending eighth notes, descending eighth notes a step higher each time, then ascending eighth notes with a step down each time.Practice playing in melodic thirds. Ex...(more)
  5. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 51 Hits · 7/13/2000 6:49 AM
    Simply put. There is a mode for each major scale tone. If you start on the 1st note and end on the same pitch this would be one mode. If you start on the second note and play the scale continue until you reach the same note again. Modes are u...(more)
  6. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 42 Hits · 7/13/2000 6:44 AM
    You don't have to use the thumb to play chords. I have never used the thumb to finger any chords. So don't fret about having a problem. I have a small hand and play jazz chords in any key.
  7. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 29 Hits · 7/13/2000 6:37 AM
    Check to see if the note played at the 12 fret is the same sound as that created with the harmonic at the 12th fret. If different, then your bridge may be out of kilter. Also don't leave old strings on forever. When tuning start with the lowe...(more)
  8. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 59 Hits · 7/13/2000 6:11 AM
    The classic position is the best. The next position would be to cross the left leg over the right. The next lesser position would be to cross the right leg over the left. Last would be with both feet flat on the floor. It all depends on what you...(more)
  9. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 38 Hits · 7/13/2000 5:47 AM
    (1)Hammer the fingers down. One by one. Then snap them all up and then all back down in one movement. When you snap them up, open the hand with all fingers straight and stretched for a split second. Then snap them back down together on the chord...(more)
  10. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 35 Hits · 7/13/2000 5:28 AM
    Hammer the fingers down. One by one. Then snap them all up and then all back down in one movement. When you snap them up, open the hand with all fingers straight and stretched. Then bring them back down togetheron the chord fingering. Try playin...(more)
  11. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 41 Hits · 7/13/2000 4:29 AM
    When playing the guitar, try looking over one shoulder at lyrics while your body faces forward. Then try the other direction. Try placing the sheet up high so you can'tlook down.Try laying out 4 or 5 lyrics and chords on a flat surface and go fr...(more)
  12. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Instructional Forum · 84 Hits · 7/13/2000 4:22 AM
    Try looking over one shoulder at lyrics while your body faces forward. Then try the other direction. Try placing the sheet up high so you can't look down. Try laying out 4 or 5 lyrics and chords on a flat surface and go from one to the other wit...(more)
  13. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Open Forum · 42 Hits · 7/12/2000 5:17 AM
    Dear Jim and Rodd,I have been a teacher for a long time, Since the year 1 BC. Seriously, good suggestions were given.My suggestion is to learn the simple open string chords. Next suggestion is one that I should hear from many people. Practice wi...(more)
  14. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Open Forum · 40 Hits · 7/12/2000 4:53 AM
    Interesting about "stretches" I have a whole series that are used for student and professional usage.
  15. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Open Forum · 27 Hits · 7/12/2000 4:40 AM
    I don't know Florida. However, you probably could rent a guitar for a short time via a store with a charge card impression for security. Re houses of ill repute... One would have to be really "nuts" to visit one in todays world. AIDS is very unf...(more)
  16. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Open Forum · 107 Hits · 7/12/2000 4:34 AM
    You are probably a night person that functions best when it is cool and quiet. It is a time when one can collect thoughts, moods, ideas. Sound also stays close to the ground at night and when cool. Hot weather makes the sound go up. Perhaps you ...(more)
  17. Charles Gacsi (42523)
    Open Forum · 57 Hits · 7/12/2000 4:22 AM
    Do you have a concert or folk guitar? Nylon or metal strings?How many minutes or hours do you play at one setting?Do you play with attack?When playing chords your fingers should do a "dance". Hammer. Try playing with out plucking or picking any ...(more)