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  1. My first G1Xon came with a faulty LCD screen which made it impossible for me to read or edit the effects. I returned and used the money for another purchased via Sweetwater. After many years of promising myself I'd go back to Busking I finally have. I needed a good multi-effects unit that was battery powered for situations which I wouldn't have an outlet for. The G1Xon is a mixed bag of nuts that... for all of it's faults still fulfills the requirements I had for such a unit. The unit can be powered by 9 volt adapter (not included) 4 AA batteries or USB. At home I use the USB power supply as it saves on batteries. I haven't gone through my infinite supply of wall warts to find a suitable 9V match. Along the back is also the guitar line in and a stereo 1/4 jack that can be used as headphones or mono out to an amp. And pin plug mini stereo in. The top of the unit has Up/Down pedals primarily used for scrolling through patches but also can be used to access the tunor or looper and rhythm play/stop controls. Along with an expression pedal (what separates a G1on from a G1Xon) Above the pedals are the controls. A small square LCD screen Home Button / Value knob Menu, Rhythm/Looper button a 4 way series of buttons for editing Effects chains. It has 100 effects and amp sims. The unit allows for up to 5 effects simultaneously in any order which can come in quite handy. Before going on it's important to remember that this is a budget effects processor selling for roughly $70.00 USD (53.00 £). And while it does fulfill my requirement of being a battery powered pedal board with lots of effects which are fairly faithful to the original sounds still the unit has much to be desired. The tuner is accessed by pushing both up and down buttons at once. It's easy to read and very accurate. The patches are laid out in 10 banks (A~J) of 10 presets (0~9) The bank/patch is highly visible from a standing position. However It is nearly impossible to see the preset name from the board sitting on the floor. If you want to use this unit live you may wish to consider adding the patch value to your setlist so you can call it up by A7 or G5). I had a chance to quickly go through all the presets. None have song or artist name attached to them. Generally I found myself trying out a few chords or a lick and asking myself what does this tone sound like. In any current multi-effect processor song names or artists names become patch names for easy identification. The names were so generic it was hard to get a good feel of what was being used and it required deep editing simply to find the amp model. That being said the tone is overall. Punchy loud and clear If you have the unit on the floor and are using humbuckers. However if you work with editing the sounds on your desk so you can see what you are editing the feedback from poor shielding becomes very apparent. I know it's marketed as an inexpensive unit and production costs must be set at a minimum but still it's annoying. Another annoying thing is the accuracy of levels. Going from either a clean small amp setting to a high gain one has huge volume spikes. No Output Level knob Dammit if only the single knob could be used as a level control. I was constantly reaching over to my amp to either bring up or bring down the listening level. No Software Editor - All editing must be done from the top of the unit. The usb is only for power and updating the firmware. The firmware tool supplied by zoom didn't recognize the unit and so didn't work. This means there is little in the way of a patch sharing community which would be really handy in recreating famous sounds. Instead you have to manually via various screens, buttons and one knob make all of your adjustments. There is no separate allocation for User and Preset. Once you have changed a preset it is changed for good. While there is a Swap for shifting one preset to another it's buried in the global settings and hard to use. If you want the preset of B5 in a different location because you have something else that needs to go there you have to dig pretty deep into the editing. For the hobbyist who wants to spend hours of fun trying to dial in the right tone it may be a treat. For the professional or simply the person who wants to call up a familiar tone without work forget it. No Soundcard Functionality. The USB does not send or receive audio. It's useless for re-amping from your daw. It's no Line 6 product or AxeFX or Kemper that's for sure. Editing manually is actually quite easy using the controls on the top. Just read the manual and then use the combination of knob, 4-way buttons and enter button. Escaping from editing is as easy as pressing the Home button. While you can't simply download a patch and install it in there are many famous sounds at Guitar Patches which you can follow along and manually edit into your device. http://guitarpatches.com/patches.php?unit=G1on&sort=&page=1 They do also have more than a few which are default settings. Which means if you want to go back to the factory settings you can manually dial them back in. The amp sims, effects and cab sims are to be praised overall. They are wonderful recreations that aren't always that faithful to the original which isn't a bad thing. Many guitar amps don't have a presence control in real life. Presence while not a mix level control brings back the tonal character of the instrument and adds a little bit of "sweetness" or airy flavor to the tone at the end of the signal chain. This is especially important when playing in many situations from dark rooms to using smaller amps and trying to fill the air. In summary it's a very nice sounding unit that may not be for everyone. The fact that it's battery powered so it can be used in busking situations or where you simply don't need another cable on the floor make it a win. Sure I still think about a Line 6 Firehawk FX for the home/studio/stage. But a Firehawk would not be suitable for a busking situation. I've resolved an issue with the usb settings which allows me to update the firmware. As well some crafty software engineer not associated with zoom has created an app. While the app doesn't allow for visual patch editing it does allow for a simple patch exchange and a patch exchange forum for zoom product users. This is great. As all you need do is drag the patch from a post and place it into the app window where the banks/patches are stored. It automatically loads into the hardware. Saving much time having to program everything on screen.
  2. Ancestr - Into The Sun

    Hey all: Looking for some brutally honest critiques. I could probably use some singing lessons (and guitar lessons), but I like songwriting and do this for fun. Lyrics: Looking up into the sun Which provides power for things to run When it’s out we have good fun When it’s not we load our guns Running fingers through the sand In rural poppy Afghanistan Searching for understanding While new waves continue landing Fragments fly every which way Conditions hint at judgement day Sunny rays are out to play Manipulating cells like clay Fields of red like velvet beds While we lay elsewhere instead Citrus shaped grenades Quench my thirst like lemonade Looking up into the sun Which provides power for things to run When it’s out we have good fun When it’s not we load our guns Weapon jamming’s bittersweet Casings absent near the feet Motions need to be repeated Livid, anxious for what’s needed Covering my weathered face Beginnings of an age-old race Will it be them or me Shadows hiding in the trees Proceedings could have led to war Though that’s not what I came here for I came to create understanding And was barely left standing Looking up into the sun Which provides power for things to run When it’s out we have good fun When it’s not we load our guns Collecting dowry for the daughters Villagers running out of water And it’s only getting hotter So he chose to embrace change Setting fire to all his things For the cleansing that it brings He sat there looking unaffected While the body and soul defected It was a protest ahead of its time Some claim it was a passionate crime Matters not at all simplistic But every day there’s more enlisted Looking up into the sun Cheers.
  3. Hi folks Thought I'd post my review here, No pics sorry. The battery was dead on my phone at the time of arrival and I was too interested in playing that waiting for a charge or shooting. The instrument came in two boxes. Once for shipping and another which can be used as a case. It's a hard plastic / paper firmer than cardboard and also thinner with a handle. Inside the box two usb cables (one mini to mini the other mini to standard) And a wallwart power supply. The charger has connector caps for different countries like Line 6. The battery is internal and can run up to 6 hours for standard traditional midi playing. It also has an 8th inch (mini headphone stereo out. The instrument has no internal sounds. It does have speakers and can be used as an external sound card to play out everything capable in your device (ios, android, mac, pc) It's not especially loud but loud enough for living room, bedroom practicing. Software is available for ios, mac and pc to define the patches/presets as it can operate in many modes. That being said you don't need the preset editor if you just want to play. Simply connect via usb to your device and it automatically installs and is recognized by your hosts. After having numerous midi usb devices which were always a pain to set up the drivers this was a godsend. Plugged it in, my computer installed the drivers seamlessly and off I went. All of my hosts instantly recognized it as a midi in and audio out source. Getting back to the Instrument One App Editor for a minute. It's extremely easy to use even without instructions. https://artiphon.com/use-the-app/ While tilt synth works for mac it doesn't for pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abvYuJ0Rk08 Artiphon also supplies "staff picks" sounds that maximize the MPE features for both Mac and PC. For PC you'll need the Kontakt Player (Yes the free one works just fine) On with instrument one on pc's you use channels 2~7 to set up the mpe. The kontakt player loads these staff picks accordingly. About playing the instrument one. If only they would include a strap rather than having to order it separately. I just placed my order but they are on back order. It does not have conventional strap buttons like on a guitar. (that's my only caveat) The instrument one is not intended to replace just a guitar. It has a solid but not too heavy weight. It can be played like a viola, a cello or upright bass a lap steel or flat on a surface like a grid/linnstrument instrument. The neck which has only 12 frets but a "capo" feature which can be used to transpose by half step or octave just beyond the 12 fret with up/down markers. The feel of the neck has a fairly thick depth and flat back is thicker than my classical guitar but I'd wager about the same size feel as a full size classical guitar. The fretboard radius is about 10.5. You'll prolly need to bone up on your classical approach to fully appreciate it as a guitar.. Wrist parallel to the fretboard with your thumb centered in the middle of the back. (not wrapped around. The scale length is quite long. Comparing it to my 25.5 tele from the nut the 12th fret on the instrument one lands on the 15th fret of the tele. You're not going to be doing Paul Gilbert wide stretches on this nor are you likely to be doing stretch Johnny Smith or Ted Greene type chords. The fret spacing is not logarithmic they are equal much like a "button" ztar but wider apart. That being said me having smaller hands (5'6") had no problems with conventional barre chords and though it was a little bit of a reach out of my comfort zone I as able to stretch to five fret scaling. The "strings" are equal in lhickness and are a rubberized material. Much like a baby z (yep that's me) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxMHMUGEqdk&feature However remember the neck is considerably wider and thicker. The strings are slightly wider and higher than a YouRock. Which makes them more comfortable for hammerons pull offs, barring chords. Between the string spacing, scale length neck width this can be a godsend for those with larger hands having to deal with open chords or barring/scaling above the 7th fret. Regardless of your hand size you will need to be prepared to make adaptions to technique. It takes considerably less time then on other non-guitar midi guitar designed instruments. Also remember it's not intended to be solely for guitar player and guitar technique. About the "Bridge" string triggers. They are hard plastic not rubberized between the string spacing and the hardness of the downward push it's not ideal for my Knock and roll technique on a babyz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqs2SlmCAhk Trust me I was hurting trying to pull that off on the instrument one. They are also not ideal for classical finger style technique as they are not wide enough. they do have lateral (side to side) flexibility. Which does allow for a wider variety of techniques and expression (like alternate picking) this up/down as it were flexible tension makes it ideal for flat picking (though requires some time for adaption. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSD9UlvCl4M With regards to desktop performance. If you are totally into grid feel you will not like the nurbs that are the strings. That being said if you've ever played a dobro, pedal steel or simply laid a guitar flat and tried to tap on it this is the one. For years and years I've tried to play both of my ztars (babyz and z6) in a laid down position either on my lap or on a desk. No matter what it was impossible to balance properly. That was my great hope with the linnstrument. Something that I could lay flat and play. The instrument one due to it's flat back neck design smaller shape and unique "desktop" "headstock" allow it to sit comfortably in ones lap, on the floor or on a desk/table. I've actually spent very little time with tabletop/lap positioning and am becoming quite accustomed to the approach. No it's not a linnstrument. In some ways on a tabletop it's easier to negotiate. Although I wish there were fret markers visible on the top. All in all I'm loving it. Though I have to say... not comming from a mandolin / uke background I'm not enjoying supporting the neck/body with my fretting hand while trying to pick and brace the instrument with my body and hand.
  4. Ugh!

    Just expressing my frustration at the fact that I don't post much of my music because my guitar skills are not up to snuff. I have two songs in particular that I have practiced and practiced on guitar to the exclusion of other songs I've done (falling behind with where I was with those) and to the exclusion of putting guitar to other songs hoping to get to the point that I can post something decently played, but to no avail...circumstances have affected these skills and I'm still not ready.
  5. So after much starving and car repairs and biting the bullet selling guitars to pay for teeth and the tax man eating me alive... I happen to have a three paycheck month (getting paid every two weeks) I've long debated about the instrument 1 from artiphon. Mostly thinking...is this just another toy? Along with how will I adjust to only 12 frets. Nonetheless it's on the way and should arrive in about 2 weeks.
  6. The cure

    New home recording. Idea for a song... The cure I’ve found a cure today…. I found a cure hip hip hooray Pass me another drink… fill my glass with laughter I found a cure toda-ay-ay. I wish that I could say I wish that I could say that The bar opens at 10 am. I’m five minutes late. Just another sweet o.n.s. kept me up all night. Now I’m running running behind The reason, it’s awful true, there is not a thing that I can do But pray and drink my pain awa-ay-ay I wish that I could say I wish that I could say that And the man from the Pharmaceutical company. A contract in his hand claiming all the rights. About life… and dead and what you're gonna pay for it. I wish that I could say I found a cure Hip hip hooray. Pass me another drink… fill my glass with laughter I found a cure toda-ay-ay. Hip hip hooray.
  7. As a participant in several online musician/songwriter forums, I can attest to the fact that the "lessons" question, is a fairly common one. It's natural to be curious about how others acquired their knowledge & skills. Many players are self-taught, but many take the formal lessons route. I actually recommend a combination of both. I'll spend the remainder of this blog elaborating on my preference & sharing some tips on how to get the most out of formal lessons. Let me begin by giving you a bit of background. I was a drum student 44 years ago, followed by several years as drum instructor. I became a novice guitar student 17 years ago and in recent years, have done some basic instruction in that capacity. My point is........I've seen the pros & cons of lessons from both sides, several times, with various instruments. Bottom line.........I speak from experience! Freelance music instructors are an extremely diverse group. When I say freelance, I'm referring to teachers who either: - teach from home or - teach in conjunction with a music store or some other type of retail entity (on or off-line) In the US at least, these are the most common, readily available type of instructors! Their skill levels, knowledge & basic qualifications run the gamut from virtually unqualified to extremely gifted. There is no certification process and no standardized list of requirements. In most cases, instructors are completely unregulated. What I'm getting at here, is that the responsibility for choosing a decent teacher rests entirely upon the student. Buyer beware, or in this case....student beware! Unfortunately...this model, which makes the student, or student's parent responsible for selecting the teacher, has one serious flaw. It assumes that the student (or parent) is qualified to make the selection....that they know what to look for. In many cases, they don't! Hopefully, I can offer a little assistance in that area. Here's a short-list of qualities that I look for in a teacher/instructor: 1) Reasonable competence as a player - They don't have to be great, but they should come across as being at least comfortable with their instrument. 2) They should seem more concerned about your learning, than about feeding their own ego by dazzling you with their ability & brilliance. 3) They should not only allow, but encourage questions from you. As a student, I never walked into a lesson without having at least 1 or 2 pre-prepared, written questions! Don't trust yourself to remember. Write them down! Typical lessons are only a 1/2 hour long. It's easy to get rushed, busy with something else, or simply forget....write them down! Always remember that the instructor is only half of the equation here. The other half is you! You're paying this person. Make sure you're getting your money's worth! This is the area in which a combination of self teaching & formal instruction can be most beneficial. Trust your instructor to guide the direction of the lessons, but don't hesitate to do extra reading & research on your own. This is where many of your weekly questions can come from. Use your teacher's knowledge to help you gain a better understanding of how all these musical concepts work together. Show initiative, be inquisitive & get them to share as much of that knowledge with you as possible. In doing so, believe it or not, you're probably making their job a little more interesting. *One quick caution about on-your-own reading & research. Try and stick to concepts that you're already somewhat familiar with. When it comes to music theory, skipping too far ahead isn't a good idea. Chances are.....if you've ventured into material you're not yet ready for, you'll know it. It won't make any sense to you! Whatever the subject is...don't panic. You're just not prepared to deal with it yet. Yes, this too...is on my list of past mistakes. The funny thing is though, when the time is right....and you're able to place that information in the proper context, it'll make perfect sense to you. The trick is that the fundamentals always need to precede the more advanced concepts. Fundamentals are the building blocks. Skipping over them would be like trying to learn how to read, without first knowing the alphabet. 4) This final quality is a little hard to describe, but it's also the most critical for an instructor to possess. They need to be capable of remembering what it was like to be a student! If they can't, it's unlikely that they'll be able to explain things to you in an understandable way. If your teacher has forgotten what it was like not to know, you'll begin to see that within the first few lessons. Even though it not their intent, teachers like this tend to frustrate students. Too many times, frustrated students become ex-students. They walk away, assuming that their inability to understand is somehow their fault........and they never pick up the instrument again. Obviously, that's not the end result you want! Always remember that a teacher is there to be of benefit to YOU......not the other way around. Regardless of how brilliant & talented they may be, if they can't find a way to pass some of what they possess...onto you, it's a waste of your time and money! With this type of situation, my advice is simple......find yourself a different teacher! I did! When I first decided to take up guitar, I did what many folks do. I walked into the closest music store & signed up with an available instructor for lessons. Many times, new students don't even have the opportunity to meet the instructor before signing up. I didn't. However, I did have an advantage over many new students. I'd already spent time on both sides of this student-teacher equation and I knew what to look for! So.....my first lesson rolled around and I met with my instructor. He was a 21 year old, 4.0 GPA, pre-med student at a prominent local university. I'd played with enough good guitarists in my day, to recognize that this guy had skills! Anyway, if I had any doubts, he was only to happy to remind me of it....often . In his defense though, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy & appeared to have nothing but good intentions. Unfortunately, as an instructor, he did have one pretty big problem. He didn't have a clue how to teach beginner or intermediate students! Apparently, his own knowledge had evolved to the point where everything seemed simple to him. Rather than bore his beginner students with fundamentals, he decided to dig right into subjects that he considered more interesting. As part of my 2nd lesson, he proceeded to explain to me how a diatonic major scale & it's relative natural minor scale, are essentially identical. The only real differences being the starting & ending points of each....& the fact that the same note holds a different numeric position, depending on whether it's part of the major or minor version. If I've just lost some of you, I apologize. For those of you who do understand the concept, so did I.............one year later! I'm one of those people who still has every note, from every lesson he's ever taken. A year after that 2nd lesson, I pulled out my notes...looked them over and the light bulb went off in my head. After an additional year of guitar method & theory, it actually made sense to me! I understood exactly what he was trying to tell me. I also understood how completely insane it was for him to think it was appropriate to teach that in a 2nd lesson. But there-in lies the problem. In his mind, the concept was no longer difficult. Because he understood it so well, he'd come to believe that everyone would. He had simply forgotten what it was like not-to-know. Needless to say, he didn't remain my teacher for very long........3 lessons to be exact. I went to a different shop & got myself another teacher. My second teacher was also my last. He was very good at what he did. I wasn't unkind about leaving the first guy, but I did leave. In closing, I'd like to offer one last suggestion. Before you decide to change instructors, take a good, hard look at your part of the student/teacher partnership. - are you actually practicing regularly? - are you asking questions? - are you genuinely interested in learning & improving? If you're not, the best instructor in the world can't help you! A good teacher can make an immense difference, but even the best can't teach someone who's not interested in learning! Be honest with yourself because there's nothing to be gained by placing blame where it doesn't belong. If it's you, fix that! If it's them, try a different teacher. Thanks once again for your interest! HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! Tom Hoffman Songstuff member profile http://www.tune-smith.com
  8. Thanks for checking out my cover! Drop me a like on youtube if you enjoyed it! I'll be pumping out a lot more. Stay tuned =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXakB4k4fSE
  9. The Trip

    A song I wrote a year ago, the day after a friend killed himself. An Idea for a song. Simpel home recording (on a Boss BR600). Two guitars, 1 voice. The trip: A perfect life starts with a fear you never felt before When you know you're leaving but you don't know what's ahead. Can a perfect day start with a pain you never thought that you could bare? Yeah all of this might have its reasons. Chorus: For if you never felt this pain and fear, how would you know? How could you? For if you never made this trip before, how could you know? It's a perfect journey To a place you never been before. Yeah you know you're leaving but you don't know what's ahead Can a perfect joy start with a tear you never spelt before? Could that be the start of?.. yeah might be the start of. Chorus... Bridge: Travel light my friend, don't carry to much weight There’s read ahead and it might not be straight. A perfect end starts with a fear you never felt before. When you know you leaving a you don't know what's ahead. Bridge (2X)... But if you never made that trip before, how could you know.
  10. The Value of Knowing Your Worth

    "Hey, can you come play my party for free beer?!" "If you come play guitar for me for $50 this time there will be more gigs to follow!" "Do you have some unlicensed or royalty free music I can use for my video?" "I can pay you in (insert social media platform) more followers if you do this for me." Knowing one's value or worth is the best advice I could ever give anybody wanting to jump in this crazy music industry...OK, the end!! Whew, thank goodness you don't have to read anymore! Seems so simple, right? Monetarily speaking, knowing your worth can be an incredible advantage to your career, or not knowing what your "product's" value is can be a horrible disservice to you and your fellow colleagues. This is what I mean. What we do in the music industry whether it be a song writer, jingle composer, player, artist, manager, booking agent, etc. is entirely different than any corporate structure set in any other genre of business. There is no infrastructure to evaluate how much you should be making on a global scale. There isn't a chart on the internet to tell you how much you should be making. That certainly would make it a lot easier. From what I've learned, culture and the city you live in seem to set a standard. Granted I can only speak as an American understanding the evaluation process in music. Los Angles, New York, and Nashville are what I call the big 3. From there I would say the next tier cities could be an Austin, Texas or a New Orleans, Louisiana for example. But the big three usually set the trends in the largest commercialized music markets (Pop, Rock, and Country). They also have more opportunities in all areas of music as well. How much should I charge for my services? It all depends on your culture, city, and what will you gain out of it. In Nashville, a guitar player hired to play some songs have a pretty standard base rate of a local show getting paid $150 and if there is travel involved no less than $200. But I've excepted gigs for a lot less. Even $50! In corporate business suit and tie world they would ridicule you for taking a 75% cut. I don't blame them. Let that percentage sink in. I didn't know what I was doing was undermining a system that would devalue and under appreciate a player that would be well deserved of a base pay of $150. Integrity in the market place is a concept that , in monetary terms, people will know what to expect. Consistency if you will and it even sets a bar predicated to a system that can establish tiers. For example, do those local shows for $150 and when you have the street credit eventually you can make the jump up to $200, then $225, and then so on, and so on!!! Your culture may have something set in place. Maybe? Maybe not? Isn't it funny? Do you ever wonder if somebody slapped a sign on your back that says "will work for free" instead of "kick me!" Know your worth. Set a standard. Educate yourself from other musicians/writers/engineers/blah/blah/ bah. Let those that have walked that path mentor you. Help your community by establishing that your vocation as a creative is important to be worth given money. I had a coffee with a friend when I first started traveling to Nashville. I expressed that I didn't know my value or even when should I take a gig. I still use this rule to this day and I absolutely love it, and I think it applies here. After he mentioned base rates in Nashville he ended the subject by saying, "Two out of three ain't bad." 1. Is the money good? 2. Do you like the music? 3. Are they good people or are they fun to hang out with? "If you can say yes to at least two of those...two out of three ain't bad."
  11. Hope For Mortals

    Here's my most recent one.
  12. Thanks for checking out my cover! Drop me a like on youtube if you enjoyed it! I'll be pumping out a lot more. Stay tuned =) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBp_BOfeThA
  13. Hey guys. I have a weird issue with my electric guitar intonation. The B string is perfectly in tune on every fret except when played open it's too flat. If I put the open B in tune, all fretted notes are too sharp. Here's the weird part. The sharpness doesn't increase when going up the neck. So I guess the problem is not in the saddle position. (Plus it won't go any further from the neck, damn you tune-o-matic) I wonder if the string slots are not deep enough? But I don't want to ruin my guitar before asking the professionals here. Can anybody help me? Thanks!
  14. Hey Guys! Please give me some feedback on this cover I just created! If you like it please subscribe =D
  15. My Guitar Solo (Need Feedback)

    Hey guys, iv been playing for a year now and i decided to make a solo. I dont have a teacher to analyze my work so it would mean a lot if you guys could listing to my solo and tell me what you think and what i can improve on.
  16. Thanks for You opinion!
  17. Hey Guys, Our first cover of the song "Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia". Check it out and if you like it hit "Like". And subscribe to our channel for more.
  18. Hi, I am kinda new here. A songwriter that plays guitar. Here I wanna share an application for guitar players that I did build for myself. There are a lot of applications that show you scales and chords but I just could not find where I was really looking for, so I build it myself (It’s a Flash application so you need a Flash-player). Since I am the only one using (and loving) this app I was thinking maybe there are other people how would like this to. By all means: be my guest J Why is it differed and what does it do? 1. It Has two guitar necks/fretboards (to easily compare) 2. On top (above) of every guitar neck there are two menu’s (left “guitar scales” and right “guitar chords”) Here you can choose the key and kinda scale or/and chord. If you choose a scale the positions of all the notes in that scale will be shown on the keyboard (nothing special). 3. If you choose a chord it will not show you chord positions as you used to, but it will show you all the notes that are in that chord spread out over the keyboard! 4. Then there is the possibility to tune every string in the application! So if you put your guitar in another (let’s say “open”) tuning then the standard tuning, you put the app in the same tuning and you can then Easley find the positions of scales and chords in that tuning. (to tune: open the scale menu (on the left top of one of the guitar necks) find the tuning arrows (up and down) and hit the up or down arrow and see)… It’s free, no commercials and nobody owns me anything J just sharing a tool that I use a lot myself. A3D Guitar Scales and Chords Tool
  19. A quick introduction

    Hello, this is the first forum I've ever participated in. I was told to make an introduction and hopefully this is the correct place to do so. Ive been playing guitar for 21 years, been a part of countless studio studio albums, touring bands, studio sessions and also attended musicians institute years ago. I am am currently still performing in a touring band and a part owener of a recording studio in the Bay Area, California.
  20. Coming Soon: Famous Rigs Wiki

    For those who didn't get the invite.... Sorry https://www.facebook.com/groups/1065515906819234/?ref=bookmarks Once I have enough data to get going I'm going to open a Guitar Rig Wiki Basically it's a database of famous guitarists and the equipment / settings they used to create the sounds they are famous for.
  21. HI

    My name is Isaias I am 30 years old from the USA, and I currently live in Northern California. I have played piano since I was 7 years old. In high school and college I sang in many different choirs and acapella groups most notably The Innocent Men from the University of WI Eau Claire. I also play tuba, guitar, and various ethnic instruments. I went to college for 3.5 years, and after changing my major for a 3rd time left. The prospect that going to college and being 45,000 USD in debt with no job prospects scared the crap out of me. so I left school 7 years ago moved to California, Got a job working with at risk youth, and started doing theater. Most of the theater was for non profit groups as volunteer, but I was lucky enough to win a regional award for local theater in the Sacramento area (Best supporting actor in a musical Avenue Q). I was also blessed getting some opportunities performing for a local cabaret theater (Basically glorified Karaoke), but it paid and that was an amazing experience. Getting a check for going up on stage and making people laugh and have a good time it clicked. I figure I spent my 20's trying to figure out who I am, and I hope to spend my 30's acting on it. I want to be a songwriter more then anything. If I can look back on my life 10 years from now I want to be able to say that at the very least I chased my goal and it was a dead end for me. I have a youtube channel, and plan on posting a new video at least once a week. the name of the channel is Day2Take1 which is a metaphor for getting up and trying again. Thank you Shine Always Shine Away
  22. How would i go about putting together a little beat or something for backup to my guitar to figure out how a song would sound? Drums are to expensive and i live in a tiny town, no buddies with these instruments
  23. The Room

    This is a song I recently wrote, I'm really happy with the result and I am curious to know what others think of it as well. Thanks for the feedback! The Room Sitting here in a room Sitting here in the dark Nothing on the walls Just blank spaces The day comes around Just like the one before I'm in another world Just like they said Rounded days Don't get up I don't have you You don't know me I'm alone in this room Living like I should This room is smaller today I can't stay in the room The door doesn't open The door doesn't shut I wanna think the key Is in my hand My eyes don't deceive me My mind just tricks me I'm just waiting for My next escape I see the stars Not in my head My greatest fear Is not what's ahead I'm alone in this room Living like I should This room is smaller today I can't stay in the room Empty space Another chase Can I feel again Being in this room I'm alone in this room Living like I should This room is smaller today I can't stay in the room
  24. Hey there! This is our latest video of us covering Beyonce. A bit of ukulele, a bit of percussive guitar, and that's it! Let me know what you think We didn't chance the rap bit though - it would have turned into comedy otherwise ... ! Thanks everyone! https://youtu.be/Y16xW4x0jUs ----------------------------------- Marry Me Emelie https://soundcloud.com/marrymeemelie @marrymeemelie