Guitar Messages by Andrew Ells-O'Brien

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  1. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 16 Hits · 8/23/2005 5:45 PM
    Not to be vague... I would take a look at the musicians you respect and then do some research into whom they respect, and so on. This will give you a sort of family tree of the style/sound you are looking at. Anyway, I always thought that Stair...(more)
  2. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Building/Repair Forum · 13 Hits · 8/23/2005 5:38 PM
    In my op. Since you are talking about 1) a short period of time (@ 3 days) 2) a Squire I would not worry too much about it, put it in a dry cool place preferably inside a gtr case. I have had necks without strings on them for years without i...(more)
  3. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 10 Hits · 8/22/2005 7:37 AM
    Not too nice too think about, kind of a negitive thing. Hmmm. I think I'll write a blues song about this one. :-) I look at it this way... I have more than enough guitars already. The value would skyrocket!!! -Andrew
  4. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Equipment Forum · 50 Hits · 8/22/2005 7:33 AM
    I find that picks are a personal preference. However I also believe, as you have discovered, that there are different tools for every job. For the beginner guitarist I ALWAYS recommend using a 1mm. Because, it has good definition on acoustic an...(more)
  5. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 11 Hits · 8/22/2005 7:19 AM
    My 2 cents... I would learn each mode (scale shape) in each key using the Circle of Fifth's as a template. This way you will master a mode at a time instead of a key at a time. Also you might want to pick up a book on the subject like: <a hre...(more)
  6. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 12 Hits · 8/22/2005 7:13 AM
    Hiss? (The sound of a bad tape deck) I think you mean squeak. (The sound your fingers make moving along the strings) The only thing I can think of would be to use a graphic EQ and dump the frequencies that annoy you. Other than that, the next...(more)
  7. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 39 Hits · 8/21/2005 5:39 PM
    Well, I will try to point you in the right direction. In your first example... 1. 2b4r2p0 The problem here is that I don't know what string you are on, I will assume the 3rd sting or 'G' string for my discussion. G: 2b4r2p0 This would mean t...(more)
  8. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 23 Hits · 8/21/2005 5:28 PM
    How to practice chord changes. For this example our song contains E,A,D,E,G in that order. First, play each chord one at a time, slowly stumming the chord so that each note is clearly sounded. One that is achived move on to the next step. Now...(more)
  9. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 17 Hits · 8/21/2005 5:04 PM
    Very close. Set the metronome to 60bpm and play one note for every 4 clicks, as if you are changing the music to only contain whole notes. Next, set the metronome 80bpm and play one note for every 4 clicks, whole notes agian. Next, set the metr...(more)
  10. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 18 Hits · 8/21/2005 5:33 AM
    In addition to the other replies to your msg, check out this page <a href="http://www.cyberfret.com/techniques/harmonics/pinch/index.php">cyberfret</a> Hope this helps. -Andrew
  11. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Instructional Forum · 10 Hits · 8/21/2005 5:29 AM
    Wow, big subject. Check out: <a href="http://www.guitarprinciples.com/GettingBetter/gettingbettermenu.htm">guitarprinciples.com</a> This was a Major help in me developing as a player even after 20 years! I would start learning the solo at a muc...(more)
  12. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Announcements Forum · 54 Hits · 4/12/2004 9:50 AM
    GEORGE LYNCH will be at Daddy's Junky Music for 4 clinics! Here are the dates and locations: Daddy's Syracuse, NY Monday, April 19 @ 6pm 2413 Brewerton Rd. Mattydale, NY 315-454-9625 Daddy's Albany, NY Tuesday, April 20 @ 6pm 1770 Central Av...(more)
  13. Andrew Ells-O'Brien (563)
    Artists Forum · 21 Hits · 4/12/2004 9:49 AM
    GEORGE LYNCH will be at Daddy's Junky Music for 4 clinics! Here are the dates and locations: Daddy's Syracuse, NY Monday, April 19 @ 6pm 2413 Brewerton Rd. Mattydale, NY 315-454-9625 Daddy's Albany, NY Tuesday, April 20 @ 6pm 1770 Central Av...(more)