• I keep hearing knocking on my bedroom door?

    It’s happened about twice now, the first time happened about a week ago and the second happened yesterday. The second time I could have SWORN I saw a white figure at the other side of my room. It always happens at about 4 AM. Each time I think I say come in but after reflecting on the experience I realize I... show more
    It’s happened about twice now, the first time happened about a week ago and the second happened yesterday. The second time I could have SWORN I saw a white figure at the other side of my room. It always happens at about 4 AM. Each time I think I say come in but after reflecting on the experience I realize I actually didn’t and I only thought it. At first I thought it was sleep paralysis but I can move (I even got up and checked the hallway the second time). Then I thought it might be my brother but he’s asleep by 4 AM. My parents are definitely asleep and they’re room in downstairs. The only non paranormal explanation I can think of is that it might be my cat but this wasn’t scratching this was knocking!
    5 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Why does my wrist suddenly hurt from playing guitar?

    I have been playing guitar for a few months, and recently I have been practicing a LOT, like more than three hours a day. And all the sudden now when I play my wrist feel slightly sore, especially when i make barre chords. Itook a 24 hour break from guitar and it is still sore when I play. Any advice?
    I have been playing guitar for a few months, and recently I have been practicing a LOT, like more than three hours a day. And all the sudden now when I play my wrist feel slightly sore, especially when i make barre chords. Itook a 24 hour break from guitar and it is still sore when I play. Any advice?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Good electric guitar to start on? (and keep for years)?

    Best answer: Tony's given you excellent perspective, which you should heed. Then let's go after budget. Yours is fine for a starter player. It is not fine, however, to get a really good new electric guitar and amp that you will keep for years. That's just the way it is. GC has a sale at present, offering this... show more
    Best answer: Tony's given you excellent perspective, which you should heed.
    Then let's go after budget. Yours is fine for a starter player. It is not fine, however, to get a really good new electric guitar and amp that you will keep for years. That's just the way it is.

    GC has a sale at present, offering this Squier (no squire) starter pack spot-on $300:
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier/Affin... ...

    For just a little more money, I'd still go with Squier Affinity series with HSS, and likely a separate Peavey VYPYR amp, like this one:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifier... ...

    Any electric guitar needs to have its "set-up" checked, and adjusted if needed, too.
    Purchase, check-up, and service should be done only in a real music store.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is a good brand for guitar strings?

    I just bought a new guitar ad usually the stings that come on them aren't that great. So I was wondering what is a good brand of strings to buy.
    I just bought a new guitar ad usually the stings that come on them aren't that great. So I was wondering what is a good brand of strings to buy.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • What to practice on guitar?

    Best answer: If you are too boring with a normal guitar ... try playing on an electric guitar ... eg. b. in a music school ..

    and you write songs with text and
    Sheet music ... if you can write and read sheet music ... Basic concepts should be known, as well as have a nice sense of rhythm.
    Best answer: If you are too boring with a normal guitar ... try playing on an electric guitar ... eg. b. in a music school ..

    and you write songs with text and
    Sheet music ... if you can write and read sheet music ... Basic concepts should be known, as well as have a nice sense of rhythm.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are historians trying to suppress the truth about J.S. Bach actually having been a dog?

    Bach was a dog, there's more than enough evidence of it. He was, I believe, some kind of Labrador. It's beyond me how the music historians don't want to admit that someone with such amazing composing ability is actually an animal. But Montagne warned us about this... He said in Apology for Raymond... show more
    Bach was a dog, there's more than enough evidence of it. He was, I believe, some kind of Labrador. It's beyond me how the music historians don't want to admit that someone with such amazing composing ability is actually an animal. But Montagne warned us about this... He said in Apology for Raymond Sebond that humans are arrogant in their thinking that their better than the animals.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • I heard that Steve Vai practice 10 hours a day playing his guitar, wouldn't that give him Carpal tunnel syndrome?

    Best answer: That's asking for injury, yes.

    My teacher in college said that if you have to practice more than 2 hours a day you're doing something wrong. You start losing focus after about 3 hours and do more harm than good.
    Best answer: That's asking for injury, yes.

    My teacher in college said that if you have to practice more than 2 hours a day you're doing something wrong. You start losing focus after about 3 hours and do more harm than good.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Do people realize how bad they sound when they dont play grace note trills?

    Like in Eine Kleine Nachmusik...when first violinists just go from g to f# a few measures in.
    Like in Eine Kleine Nachmusik...when first violinists just go from g to f# a few measures in.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Got talent vs. talented?

    I was told I "got talent" but not "talented". What does this mean?
    I was told I "got talent" but not "talented". What does this mean?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What putting your fingers on the frets of a guitar do to the sound?

    Sorry if it’s a dumb question but I’m going to start getting into guitar really soon and I need to know as much as possible
    Sorry if it’s a dumb question but I’m going to start getting into guitar really soon and I need to know as much as possible
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I pursue some form of career in music?

    I am a 22 year old guy, I have never really considered doing anything in music because I have always felt that more serious things such as business are more important. But I have this weird thing (talent i guess?) where I just write songs. I don't know but the lyrics just come to me at random times, especially... show more
    I am a 22 year old guy, I have never really considered doing anything in music because I have always felt that more serious things such as business are more important. But I have this weird thing (talent i guess?) where I just write songs. I don't know but the lyrics just come to me at random times, especially when I am trying to sleep and they are actually good most of the time. I can even imagine the beat that I want to go along with it in my head. I have written poetry for school and people have told me I am really good at that and when I was little one of them even got published in a book. I don't really know if I can sing, I have only ever sung along to songs but I wasn't like really trying or anything but one of my friends who sings said I was good but that was a while ago and a few other people have told me since then. I can't read music notes and I am kind of worried it might be too late for me to get into music. I was thinking maybe I could be a songwriter or something. I am still in college and I am kind of lost right now as to what I want to do with my life. This is the only thing that I have ever really good at or enjoyed doing so I'm thinking I should give it a try but I don't know where to start.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should England return to the word of god?

    Best answer: Not only England, - all nations should return to theWord of God, and doing his will.
    Best answer: Not only England, - all nations should return to theWord of God, and doing his will.
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Swelling in left groin. Any ideas on what it could be?

    Best answer: Hopefully the ER did ask you to follow up with your regular doctor, to see what it might in fact be. Good luck.
    Best answer: Hopefully the ER did ask you to follow up with your regular doctor, to see what it might in fact be. Good luck.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to approach a Film Producer with a Script?

    How do I approach a Film Producer with a Script?
    How do I approach a Film Producer with a Script?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it possible for me to learn how to play an instrument when I get older?

    I've always heard that we should play an instrument when we're kids because it's harder to learn when we are older. Is that true? I had piano lessons when I was a child and I know the basics. I'm 17 now and I'm learning how to play te guitar by myself, but I would love to learn how to play the... show more
    I've always heard that we should play an instrument when we're kids because it's harder to learn when we are older. Is that true? I had piano lessons when I was a child and I know the basics. I'm 17 now and I'm learning how to play te guitar by myself, but I would love to learn how to play the violin, cello, viola, harp and drums. But will I still be able to learn how to play them when I get older?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What are some tips for learning guitar?

    Best answer: Hi, Morgan, and welcome to YA. Like Tony, I've played guitar a long time, and agree with him on the value of in-person lessons, and, to some extent on leaning on a good book or two (certainly a good chord book, once a teacher gets you off to a good start). On-line? Let's pass on that a minute or two. Your... show more
    Best answer: Hi, Morgan, and welcome to YA. Like Tony, I've played guitar a long time, and agree with him on the value of in-person lessons, and, to some extent on leaning on a good book or two (certainly a good chord book, once a teacher gets you off to a good start). On-line? Let's pass on that a minute or two.
    Your dad may well be a great resource, since he's a player, if he's up to it. Many don't have that option, so check it out. (Except if he tells you you don't need lessons. 'Love to hear more about him, anyway.) Since it's his gear, you also have a home "guitar tech", too. Just don't mess with it, like dropping it, playing with sticky/soiled/lotion-moist hands, or (like anytime soon) screwing around with what's called "dropped tuning". (If he uses drop tuning, discuss...)

    Best "tips" otherwise are attitudinal. You have a shot at learning a real musical instrument, none of which are "easy", but one which can be learned by many people to where they can have some enjoyment relatively quickly. What you get out of it depends lots on your self-discipline, doing some boring stuff to make progress that may not be very evident at any given time. There are no shortcuts. Time? A good teacher is the fastest way.

    Given that you like Rocksmith (not a good teacher), it suggests you like rock & pop, so the music itself is another advantage - it's basically simpler and easier than many other forms. But don't even think about solo parts, "shredding", etc. until like "next winter". Yadayada, etc. - but from an old rocker to a new one, one thing (which won't make any sense right now): Learn chord "progressions", especially three-chord progressions, the gold bedrock of the stuff.

    On-line? YouTube can be useful for someone who already plays, but very bad for 'starters. Yes, there are some exceptions, but not right now. More importantly, the computer can't see and hear you, then correct you, and it does not care.

    Heads up for other players that may stop by, like TommyMc or Mikey. We will help you anyway we can. Have a great season, and do stop by again anytime.
    One for all of us:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XO-UB3T... ...
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago