• How do I convince my orchestra director to let me switch instrument?

    I play in my school’s orchestra and today we found out what instrument we will play (In other words, we haven’t started any instrument specific lessons). I very badly want to play viola, but ended up getting cello. Is there any way to convince my orchestra director to change my orchestra director to let me switch... show more
    I play in my school’s orchestra and today we found out what instrument we will play (In other words, we haven’t started any instrument specific lessons). I very badly want to play viola, but ended up getting cello. Is there any way to convince my orchestra director to change my orchestra director to let me switch instrument?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I trust my local guitar luthier to make me a 1,300 USD electric guitar?

    I've been playing my Squier Strat my parents bought me for 2 years now. Since I started working and saving money I figured I want my first guitar investment to be around 1,000-1,300 USD, but I can't find a Stratocaster with the configuration I want in the guitar stores in my country. There's a reputable... show more
    I've been playing my Squier Strat my parents bought me for 2 years now. Since I started working and saving money I figured I want my first guitar investment to be around 1,000-1,300 USD, but I can't find a Stratocaster with the configuration I want in the guitar stores in my country. There's a reputable guitar luthier in my town who's even handmade a custom guitar for Steve Vai, but how should I trust him with the quality of the parts(body, neck, fretboard) when I have no experience in that area, nor does anyone I know? The Fender custom shop isn't connected to the guitar stores in my country nor to any of our neighbour countries' stores. What should I do?
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How can I self teach myself guitar?

    Best answer: You'll get nowhere, "picking up the guitar". You need to be prepared to take a lot of time and spend a lot of effort learning how to play: learning the basics first and the, over several years, becoming a person who can "play the guitar". Lots of people "pick up the guitar", mess... show more
    Best answer: You'll get nowhere, "picking up the guitar". You need to be prepared to take a lot of time and spend a lot of effort learning how to play: learning the basics first and the, over several years, becoming a person who can "play the guitar". Lots of people "pick up the guitar", mess about and waste time with it for a few hours (or even days), find they can't play it and put it down again. Like you, they do this several times - always with the same results.

    You need to be realistic. Music might be a "passion" of yours but learning to play guitar obviously isn't or else you would have made a serious, long-term effort to learn to play it, it wouldn't be in its case and you wouldn't be posting questions here, basically asking people "how to learn to play guitar".

    If you are serious about learning, a qualified teacher is definitely your best bet. However, I speek as a person who is self taught: I learnt from books in the 1970s. You need a good beginners' book and you need to work through ot methodically - NOT missing out anything that's difficult (learning to play an instrument IS difficult). Using the internet is not something I'd recommend for a beginner. Ther is a site called (I think) justinguitar, which is one of the better ones but, to me, a book is still better. You MUST have somthing with a structure - learning things at random is a complete waste of time. Remember also that "practicing" serves NO purpose unless you are practicing the right things in the right way.

    Tommy has, as usual, given a great answer but I think that ther is also something in what John says. If you REALLY want to learn to play, you accept the frustration and the difficulties.

    Good luck.
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • Will the brilliance of us English decline with immigration?

    Best answer: Yes Muslims don't want to Integrate they want to take over our country and make it Islamic and they are Killing us to meet that Objective Just watch what happens when Muslims reach 10% in any area of the UK In Frankfurt today Muslims abuse alfresco dinners for drinking alcohol with any meal Result... show more
    Best answer: Yes Muslims don't want to Integrate they want to take over our country and make it Islamic and they are Killing us to meet that
    Objective

    Just watch what happens when Muslims reach 10% in any area of the UK

    In Frankfurt today Muslims abuse alfresco dinners for drinking alcohol with any meal

    Result Resturants close down Germans suffer
    12 answers · 1 month ago
  • Should I be pissed?

    Best answer: Upset, yes! But be professional, do what you promised to do.
    Unclear if you are one of a string of performers or if you are the only singer at a conference/meeting type event.
    In any case feel free to introduce yourself when you perform.
    Best answer: Upset, yes! But be professional, do what you promised to do.
    Unclear if you are one of a string of performers or if you are the only singer at a conference/meeting type event.
    In any case feel free to introduce yourself when you perform.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Should internment be introduced in England?

    Until we are able to differentiate which one of them are terrorist and which ones are not. Otherwise these terror attacks will just continue every month. What other solution is their? My farmer had wonderful news yesterday and said that it has been a bumper year for his crops and the cows are giving much more milk... show more
    Until we are able to differentiate which one of them are terrorist and which ones are not. Otherwise these terror attacks will just continue every month. What other solution is their? My farmer had wonderful news yesterday and said that it has been a bumper year for his crops and the cows are giving much more milk then before.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Can you mix heavy metal and rock together in a song or are they too incompatible?

    Best answer: You can mix any generas.
    Best answer: You can mix any generas.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Any tips for self taught guitarist?

    I m a beginner at playing guitar and everything I know so far, I learned on my own. Do you have any tips for playing guitar? Thanks in advance
    I m a beginner at playing guitar and everything I know so far, I learned on my own. Do you have any tips for playing guitar? Thanks in advance
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • How do saxophones make their sound?

    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • My mom does burlesque?

    She makes so many excuses when it’s so degrading and tasteless and progressive stripping. What should I say so she understands how I feel without it seeming like I’m shaming her. She has more potential than exploiting herself all the time.
    She makes so many excuses when it’s so degrading and tasteless and progressive stripping. What should I say so she understands how I feel without it seeming like I’m shaming her. She has more potential than exploiting herself all the time.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Would you rather have looks or talent?

    Best answer: Talent. Talent means you can achieve things. We are what we DO.
    Best answer: Talent. Talent means you can achieve things. We are what we DO.
    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • I'm having trouble with my new guitar. Can anyone help?

    I just got my first electric guitar a few days ago. It's an Ibanez Artcore AM53. Yesterday, I took it to get a set up but the guitar guy at the place I went to is out for a couple weeks, however, the people there at the time were impressed with it and said it's fine to play for now and I probably don't... show more
    I just got my first electric guitar a few days ago. It's an Ibanez Artcore AM53. Yesterday, I took it to get a set up but the guitar guy at the place I went to is out for a couple weeks, however, the people there at the time were impressed with it and said it's fine to play for now and I probably don't even need a full set up. Today I tried turning it and it was going well but when I got to D, it got a bit difficult and wouldn't tune as easily as E and A. I moved on to G-E (high one) and not only could I not tune it, but every time I'd move the tuners, there would be this uncomfortable clicking sound. When I say I can't tune it, I mean whenever I pluck the string, on my tuner it goes to high and then low. I can never get a clear reading even when I try experimenting with tightening and loosening. Can someone help me? Did I do something to it?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • What happened to all the talent in the world?

    The last half of the 20th century seemed to be booming with talented musicians, actors, films, comedians ect. It was like endless creativity and something great was coming out every year. What is it about todays society that inhibits people from creating great art compared to the 1900s?
    The last half of the 20th century seemed to be booming with talented musicians, actors, films, comedians ect. It was like endless creativity and something great was coming out every year. What is it about todays society that inhibits people from creating great art compared to the 1900s?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Learning to play the guitar?

    I’ve been practicing and I can’t get the right fingers on the frets. Like I can go from E to B then to G only when it’s like the first 3 frets. Then when I try to go to the 4th to 6th fret. Any advice?
    I’ve been practicing and I can’t get the right fingers on the frets. Like I can go from E to B then to G only when it’s like the first 3 frets. Then when I try to go to the 4th to 6th fret. Any advice?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • I got a brand new guitar and the fourth string sounds like crap. I changed the string but it still sounds the same. What could be wrong?

    This is a brand new guitar. Now I admit I got it off amazing for thirty some dollars because I don’t have a lot of extra money. I changed the string (hence why it’s gold instead of bronze in video) and nothing changed. All the other strings sound just fine so this confuses me. How can I fix this issue???
    This is a brand new guitar. Now I admit I got it off amazing for thirty some dollars because I don’t have a lot of extra money. I changed the string (hence why it’s gold instead of bronze in video) and nothing changed. All the other strings sound just fine so this confuses me. How can I fix this issue???
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can anyone help me with this?

    Call my crazy but today I had a vision of me standing on stage, doing a performance. But the thing is, in real life I would never get up and sing on stage. So why would I have this vision/dream?
    Call my crazy but today I had a vision of me standing on stage, doing a performance. But the thing is, in real life I would never get up and sing on stage. So why would I have this vision/dream?
    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • Is the Fender Mustang guitar good for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal?

    Best answer: The Mustang was originally introduced as a budget-priced "student" (beginner's) guitar. With this is mind it was a short-scale guitar available with either 22 1/2" or 24" scale lengths. It's VERY rare for a guitar to be intended for a specific kind of music - a manufacturer isn't... show more
    Best answer: The Mustang was originally introduced as a budget-priced "student" (beginner's) guitar. With this is mind it was a short-scale guitar available with either 22 1/2" or 24" scale lengths.

    It's VERY rare for a guitar to be intended for a specific kind of music - a manufacturer isn't going to want to do anything to limit it's market (beyond making a smaller, cheaper, simpler instrument for beginners).

    A Mustang would certainly be an unusual choice for metal or hard rock but any guitar can be used for any type of music. The amplifier, and how it is set up, and the player are more important.
    6 answers · 2 months ago