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Kristofer Dahl
post Oct 26 2006, 10:13 AM
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-> Power chords video lesson

Hey hey hey...

We have had a couple of posts were people are saying "hey love the solo stuff but I need some chords" well here they are...

For more intermediate players - this lesson also features the easiest way of defining/understanding musical keys on the guitar - in my opinion. This is perhaps the most important theoretical discovery I have ever made.

/Kris

PS Even though it's a beginner lesson - it featurse a little shred in the beginning wink.gif


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post Oct 26 2006, 11:08 AM
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hi just watched the beginner video lesson
i think that is a good base to have new players playing some cool stuff in a short while
that's why we al started out right dry.gif
being able to play those power chords i think is very motivating if you just starting since everyone uses them and you can do a lot off cool things with them
and it can get you hungry to learn more and realy be motivated
and it's a good thing even for more advanced players to who might be looking more into solo stuff to keep them in mind
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post Oct 26 2006, 11:17 AM
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QUOTE (dendavid @ Oct 26 2006, 12:08 PM) *
hi just watched the beginner video lesson
i think that is a good base to have new players playing some cool stuff in a short while
that's why we al started out right dry.gif
being able to play those power chords i think is very motivating if you just starting since everyone uses them and you can do a lot off cool things with them
and it can get you hungry to learn more and realy be motivated
and it's a good thing even for more advanced players to who might be looking more into solo stuff to keep them in mind


Couldn't agree more! smile.gif


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post Oct 26 2006, 11:23 AM
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thx
it was the first thing my teacher tought me when i first started out playing
learn the chords and power chords,so that further on you understand what's going on wink.gif
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post Oct 26 2006, 11:45 AM
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great video kris wink.gif

i knew all the stuff allready but good to see that i was right all the time, and that i havent got bat habits biggrin.gif
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post Apr 26 2007, 11:10 AM
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Hi, I'm new around here and very new to the Guitar so I apologise if this is a silly question. I've just watched and been trying the Power Chords lesson and what I would like to know is when playing this should I be using my amp in distort mode? I have tried both clean and distort methods and distort sounds closest however I wasn't sure if this is just due to me only having a cheap practise amp.

Thanks in advance and great work on the site.


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post Apr 26 2007, 11:52 AM
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QUOTE (chefsolid @ Apr 26 2007, 12:10 PM) *
Hi, I'm new around here and very new to the Guitar so I apologise if this is a silly question. I've just watched and been trying the Power Chords lesson and what I would like to know is when playing this should I be using my amp in distort mode? I have tried both clean and distort methods and distort sounds closest however I wasn't sure if this is just due to me only having a cheap practise amp.

Thanks in advance and great work on the site.
Chef.


Hey thre Chefsolid and welcome!

Great question - if you want to go for the sound I have in the video I suggest the distortion mode. If you want to go for a little softer, not so aggressive sound, go for the clean mode! smile.gif

Keep practicing,
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post Apr 26 2007, 07:29 PM
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Hi chef,

I just joined the site also, and have only been playing guitar for a month or two.

Kris already explained it, but I would like to add some information about equipment.

I first bought a cheap guitar/amp combo to make sure I enjoyed it. Later I bought a Line6 guitar port for tons of cool tones and amp models (specific amp emulation Marshall J800, etc) and then bought an Ibanez RG350.

What's my point? My point is the cheapy amp/guitar sounded quite a bit off from the excellent metal sound you hear from Kris's strat & Parker (that is a parker right?) which was a little discouraging for me... but when I got my Ibanez & Line6 amp modeller (just played through my ~$200) computer speakers, the tone is much closer, and dare I say, almost exact to what the instructors get. Now that I have the right tone, I just need to work to get the technique. Hmm, wish me luck with that! biggrin.gif
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post Apr 26 2007, 08:03 PM
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Thanks for the information guys, I am indeed using a cheap amp however the guitar is a Fender Telecaster (Mex) which a friend has kindly loaned me. After further playing around I found two of the strings were out of tune which also wasn't helping.

Anyway thanks for the feedback it all helps and i'll go back to trying to move my fingers quicker than a snail.


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post Apr 27 2007, 02:14 AM
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QUOTE (chefsolid @ Apr 26 2007, 03:03 PM) *
Thanks for the information guys, I am indeed using a cheap amp however the guitar is a Fender Telecaster (Mex) which a friend has kindly loaned me. After further playing around I found two of the strings were out of tune which also wasn't helping.

Anyway thanks for the feedback it all helps and i'll go back to trying to move my fingers quicker than a snail.
Chef.


LoL, always tune your guitar!! It's pretty damn vital to your sound ya know... biggrin.gif


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