Thisguitar lesson vid shows you how to play the 2 octave major scale starting at the 6th string root! This is a video supplement to what I teach you in eBook2 – The Next Step available now at www.yourguitarsage.com! Also don’t forget to get your FREE 26 page, interactive eBook Sampler with excerpts from all 3 of my guitar eBooks! Just click in the eBook Sampler button on my channel page Go to www.yourguitarsage.com to find out how to get info about my ebooks and online instructional resources about charts, chords, strumming and the techniques that I use here in my videos! Since I’m so busy making new video tutorial lessons all the time and teaching guitar, I probably won’t have time to answer individual questions regarding guitar. My other videos cover beginner, advanced and intermediate levels. I teach rock, blues, country and just about any other style on electric or acoustic. If you can’t find your answer from the resources at the website above, keep digging into my vids, and I’m sure you will find your answer. Keep practicing!!! For more guitar lessons, see my other free tutorials. For original and cover music by me, Erich, go to www.myspace.com Of course you can follow me on Twitter!! twitter.com Like me on facebook — www.facebook.com Get the YourGuitarSage AppRats app for your Facebook page and never miss another video! apps.facebook.com
This guitar i made in 1990 from junk and bits left over from other guitars i’ve made. It’s totally recycled, an experiment to build a really light guitar by making everything i could myself including the bridge, pickup etc. Obviously some things i couldn’t make like, machine heads, but even these i customised to fit the design. When i design a guitar i work it all out on paper. The most important thing to draw first is the scale length, which is the distance between the ‘top nut’ and the ‘bridge saddles’. This is the playing area and everything else around it is only there to help you play this section. I don’t think of it as 2 separate things, a body and neck, as these are designed around the scale length not the other way round. There is a way to calculate a complete scale length with top nut, bridge and all the fret positions without using any measurements at all, which i do with all my guitars, that way you can have a totally customised scale length. Incidentally, i’ve never come across any info’ anywhere on this technique of determining scale length. I learnt it from an old luthier many moons ago. I’ll make a separate vid on how to do this later, it’s very interesting. So on the paper i’ll have, centre line, bridge position, nut position, frets, also all the strings right up past the nut as these string lines will determine where to put the machineheads, pickups and fingerboard. Everything else to a certain extent will dictate itself for playability and comfort. All …
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Clare replied to Richard D. DeRoin’s discussion ‘Variations in Tuning’ in the group Three string guitars
Clare replied to Richard D. DeRoin’s discussion ‘ Variations in Tuning ‘ in the group Three string guitars I tuned AEA because I started GDG, but it was too floppy, my scale length was only 23″, so AEA sounded better and the tension felt right. If I go higher, I might bend and break my box!
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