Guitar Messages by David O' Toole

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  1. David O' Toole (784)
    Theory Forum · 45 Hits · 3/9/2006 7:03 PM
    Whoops, sorry and DOH! I meant to post my above post on page 3 of this modes thread ... it's a good thread and I got carried away an' .. an' ... sorry :).
  2. David O' Toole (784)
    Theory Forum · 36 Hits · 3/9/2006 5:52 PM
    On the subject of Modes here's a brief summaryfrom a Wholenote/UniGTR+ lesson I did of those handy little greek fellas which might be of help to the first poster. These modes below are based on the Major Scale, but this modal approach can be app...(more)
  3. David O' Toole (784)
    Theory Forum · 37 Hits · 3/9/2006 2:08 PM
    Re: MODES MODES MODES 4/9/2001 8:07:21 PM Stone Dragon (8513) wrote: heh heh... I was originally going to respond, "No, but I'd be more than happy to explain the seven modes in esoteric, complex, convoluted Greek and Italian." But I thought bet...(more)
  4. David O' Toole (784)
    Theory Forum · 39 Hits · 3/9/2006 1:29 PM
    I have articles on me guitar site about the Minor and Major Pentatonic scales and now you're telling me I have to change it to "Anhemitonic Scales and How to Use Them". Hmm but to be honest I didn't even know I could play an Anhemitonic Scale Th...(more)
  5. David O' Toole (784)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 61 Hits · 12/26/2005 8:26 AM
    Hi Debra -- and a happy Lady of the Evening to u2 :)! ha-ha good little clip that ... and all perfectly true! I also mentioned the term "Ho-Ho-Ho" and the word "Christmas" is on the image --- sorry :), I hope the PC Police don't come and get me...(more)
  6. David O' Toole (784)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 84 Hits · 12/25/2005 6:43 PM
    <br /><img src="" border="0" alt="Happy Christmas width=60 height=100" /><br /> Seasons Greetings to all fellow Wholenoters ... have a Cool Yule and Happy Guitaring ...(more)
  7. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 59 Hits · 8/13/2005 3:52 PM
    Hi Robert To enhance your Blues soling you could try this lesson I've written for Wholenote about moving away from the standard Pentatonic scales. This involves adding chord tones to the Pentatonic scale. Here's the link: http://www.wholenote....(more)
  8. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 52 Hits · 7/28/2005 5:42 AM
    Can a musician overload their brain? :) LOL
  9. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 68 Hits · 7/27/2005 6:24 PM
    I'm sure that would work for guitarists too Lesa, I love that idea. Another tip I could offer here to try, would be to learn the chords and lyrics separately first and treat them as 2 individual parts. When you know each part inside out, then jo...(more)
  10. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 50 Hits · 7/26/2005 2:31 PM
    VERY useful tip for wannabes Lesa! :) ... David
  11. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 43 Hits · 7/25/2005 6:32 PM
    Ah gotcha Jon ... yes I seen him in an interview once and he said it was "scrambled eggs". Although I'm not 100% on that now that I come to think of it, maybe I just read it somewhere :). Nice dream eh? David
  12. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 86 Hits · 7/22/2005 12:59 PM
    Hi Lynn What was the question you were asking? - I missed the original post ... re: "Be proud about how well you can maintain/sustain the rhythm. So few guitarists get this ..." I remember reading once somewhere, that Angus Young of AC/DC sai...(more)
  13. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 70 Hits · 7/22/2005 11:03 AM
    Hi Nolan Regarding your post on "guitar and music career opportunities", please send me a private message and I might have some interesting links and info for you to check out concerning this. You mentioned in your bio about Blues music and wri...(more)
  14. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 240 Hits · 7/22/2005 10:13 AM
    Hi Hannah I would suggest as has been mentioned elsewhere, that you stay with learning the barre chords over a period of time. Allow yourself a few months to get used them, and practise them on a DAILY basis. This is the key, say around 20 minu...(more)
  15. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 43 Hits · 7/22/2005 9:42 AM
    Hi Jon Yes I agree with you in the "different strokes for different folks" approach :). But regarding your comment: "I can never quite get words to fit and sound natural. (But some very famous songs were written this way, eg "Yesterday".)" To...(more)
  16. David O' Toole (784)
    Equipment Forum · 96 Hits · 4/2/2005 6:55 PM
    RE: "You have to remember that if your going to be playing this thru an amp, that amps have some pretty serious and potentiolly leathal voltages and this "project" that your creating is going to be connected to that source of voltage..." Absolu...(more)
  17. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 57 Hits · 4/1/2005 1:31 PM
    Hi Mike I would advise you to get someone qualified or experienced to double-check all your equipment Earths and so on, just to be on the safe side. If it happens at a gig it can be embarrassing to say the least, but it could also be potentia...(more)
  18. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 80 Hits · 3/24/2005 1:36 PM
    Hi Stan I've included a backing track (MP3) in A, and a short demo solo in my Blues lesson at Wholenote - the URL is;l=8847&amp;p=1 Cheers David David * Webmaster/Admin http://www.univer...(more)
  19. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 51 Hits · 3/24/2005 9:31 AM
    Hi Chris I posted a few suggestions about this to the thread starter - "Joshua" - there could be some points of interest to you there ... Regards David David * Webmaster/Admin htt...(more)
  20. David O' Toole (784)
    Instructional Forum · 82 Hits · 3/24/2005 9:24 AM
    Hi Joshua Here's a few tips for learning on that gee-tar (or any instrument) ... I would suggest that you design and follow a timetable to practice with, and follow it on a DAILY and REGULAR basis - design and write one out and stick to it. T...(more)