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Discussion in 'English Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by alexis_alicia, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    Hello guys.......me alexis.... though i'm nu to this site but i'm not nu to guitar world.......so guys if u need help related to guitar......chords,leads,technical things.....anything.....English,Hindi.....then let me know....Help is assured.
     
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  2. faraz khan

    faraz khan Fkay'zzz .......GoNe MaD!

    well first of all welcome to the enormous world of IGT!
    according to topic's relevance I would like help on a topic that is what are Scales and How to find chords for the song
    I can find tabs easily and play every chord smoothly but as I learned guitar all by myself so my theory part is extraordinarily weak!
     
  3. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    Thanks.....ok buddy this is a vast subject....u can find about scales everywhere.....scale is very important to find out the chords for a song...after practicing for some time say 1-2 months(depending how much u practice) the notes will be familiar with u which will help in finding out the chords.
     
  4. faraz khan

    faraz khan Fkay'zzz .......GoNe MaD!

    but how do they help us doing that
     
  5. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening


    Can you find out what major key the song is in? If you can do that, it becomes easy.


    Write down the 7 notes of the scale:


    I 2 3 4 5 6 7

    The first, fourth and fifth give rise to major chords (the 5th might also be Com7th)


    The 2nd, 3rd and 6th notes give rise to minor chords

    The 7th note gives rise to a half diminished chord


    Most songs stick to one or two scales so the chords have to be within the scale.
     
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  6. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    bjr explained a lotta thing.....if u can figure out atleast one chord for a song than the other chords will come out automatically....cuz songs are mostly composed of 1-2 scales.....for this a diagram called 'Circle Of Fifths"(not Cradle Of Filth!!!!) will greately help....just search Google....if u wont understand than ask me again and again.
     
  7. limaj_daas

    limaj_daas Guitar Pro Maniac

    what's a trill?
     
  8. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    A trill is the combination of both Hammer-ons and Pull-offs. It is notated like this:

    tr~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    e----------------------------------------------------------------------
    b----1----(3)---------------------------------------------------------
    g--------------------------------------------------------------------
    d---------------------------------------------------------------------
    a--------------------------------------------------------------------
    E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Begin by fretting the C (or first note) with your 1st finger. Pick the note, then quickly hammer on the D (2nd note) with your 3rd finger. Then immediately pull off your 3rd finger to sound the C again. This is the basic technique of the trill. The trick is to keep an even volume when performing a long trill (say 6 or 8 consecutive hammer-on and pull-off combinations). By using a firm hammer-on and a slight sideways motion on the pull-off, you should be able to achieve an even volume through out the length of the trill.

    Here's an example of a trill using an open string:

    tr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    e----------------------------------------------------------------------
    b-----------------------------------------------------------------
    g--------------------------------------------------------------------
    d---------------------------------------------------------------------
    a----0-----(2)-----------------------------------------------------------
    E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Again strive for an even volume while trilling.
     
  9. limaj_daas

    limaj_daas Guitar Pro Maniac

    Hey thanks. Btw, i found out that whilst trilling, add a few taps with ur picking hand in between it creates a cool sound. Thanks for the tip none the less...
     
  10. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!

    Teach me
    the truss rod thingy
     
  11. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

  12. limaj_daas

    limaj_daas Guitar Pro Maniac

    How do we figure out the timing of a song like 3/4 or 5/4?
     
  13. rasika

    rasika New Member

    can you explain me how to read this....
    |--------------------------|
    |-------------(2)/3-2-0----|
    |-(0)/2-2---2-----------2--|
    |---------2----------------|
    |--------------------------|
    |--------------------------|
     
  14. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    Time signatures tell you how many and what kind of notes per measure there are. The number on top is the number of notes per measure, and the bottom number is what kind of note. Let us explain further.

    Let us take for example for time signature, 4/4.
    This means there is 4 quarter notes per measure. How is this so?

    Looking at 4/4, you saw the 4 on top. You already knew that meant there were 4 somethings per measure. Then looking at the bottom number probably confused you. The bottom number can be 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, etc. Look at this chart.

    Bottom Number Value
    1 Whole note
    2 Half note
    4 Quarter note
    8 Eighth note
    16 Sixteenth note


    For example:
    3/4 is 3 quarter notes per measure.
    5/2 is 5 half notes per measure.
    6/8 is 6 eighth notes per measure
     
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  15. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    You just slide from fret 1 to fret 2.You need not to worry the (0) thing.Its just simply means that when sliding the sound looks like the G string.Again in 2nd string slide from 2nd fret to 3rd fret.The reason behind this bracket thing is that its not at all mandatory to play that note.
     
  16. madhuresh

    madhuresh madhuresh

    can u give some links or something about chord melody i.e playing chords in creative ways and mention it with any one simple song in paticular specially C F G pattern
     
  17. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    Thanks...........
     
  18. alexis_alicia

    alexis_alicia New Member

    U can check this site.....
    http://www.acousticguitar.com/lessons/Chord_Melody/1.html
     
  19. mr singh

    mr singh New Member

    good work alexis...
    i got a question... y is this thread in the wrong forum???...
    hehe, neway, jus jokin. welcome 2 IGT, enjoy :)
     
  20. mr singh

    mr singh New Member

    do u have ne tips, other than practice, on playing scales with "i-m-a-m" fingerin
    and do u have ne tips on playing the tremelo in a classical guitar style?
     

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