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by Nickswitz
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Music includes opera too...
Replies: 1
Views: 12022

Re: Music includes opera too...

Music is music, it transcends what we think. Opera is shite, or great, music must have value to the listener.. In Italia 1990 we all heard Nessun Dorma, which means "No person sleeps" if my Italian is correct. But that doesn't matter, but what is important is what it means to you as a piec...
by Nickswitz
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: Isn't music so wonderful and diversel!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1977

Isn't music so wonderful and diversel!!

In these strange times, with lockdown and other restrictions, music gives us so much... I am listening to these two tracks and playing along!! Music is such a gift!!! Sex Pistols and Mica Paris, What a mixture.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzSjp5A-Bzc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMG4n7wwzFA ...
by Nickswitz
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: More Music
Topic: RIP Peter Green
Replies: 1
Views: 3006

Re: RIP Peter Green

Same..
RIP mate and thanks for what you gave to us all..
A great loss.
by Nickswitz
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 13878

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

GORDON wrote:My advice to players of most standards is to EXPLOIT YOUR LIMITATIONS. Think about these words and it will make perfect sense. I continue to exploit mine sir.

Be Well

G.


All day long.
by Nickswitz
Thu May 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: 12 string guitars
Replies: 10
Views: 5097

Re: 12 string guitars

Hi all, Been reading this with interest. I have an Ovation 6 and a Fender Strat, and since lockdown, I have been looking for the 12 string I saw Gordon play in Dartford in 83-84, that I thought I could never afford.. Or something similar. Gonna show my ignorance here with a naive question!! Due to m...
by Nickswitz
Thu May 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 13878

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Hi Tom, How are things going now? As was mentioned, just muck about with the basic shapes of A Am C D E Em and get to know what they sound like... Then quickly (Took me ages) you will find them all over the fretboard, try to learn what is where. This helped me immensely. Loads of good stuff on YouT...
by Nickswitz
Sun May 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Recently started to play the guitar
Replies: 17
Views: 13878

Re: Recently started to play the guitar

Hi Tom, How are things going now? As was mentioned, just muck about with the basic shapes of A Am C D E Em and get to know what they sound like... Then quickly (Took me ages) you will find them all over the fretboard, try to learn what is where. This helped me immensely. Loads of good stuff on YouTu...
by Nickswitz
Tue May 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Screaming Strat
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Screaming Strat

Hi all, Hope you’s are all safe and well. I recently bought a Mexican manufactured Strat off an auction site. Action is good, the whammy bar does not put it out of tune. I only paid a hundred for it as there is something not quite right with the toggle switch. From the neck end the first four positi...
by Nickswitz
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ovation Celebrity
Replies: 3
Views: 5669

Re: Ovation Celebrity

Hi Brad, Thanks for the reply. I believe that Celebrities have a high action from the factory as it is easier to avoid fret buzz on what is essentially a mass produced guitar, could be wrong, anyway, when I lowered the bridge on both, I put the neck(s) onto a jig I made at work to keep them from mov...
by Nickswitz
Thu May 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Finding a good guitar tutor?
Replies: 1
Views: 12418

Re: Finding a good guitar tutor?

What are you looking for exactly ? Do you just want to learn to play songs you like, or all the theory ?What didn’t work with the tutors you had before? I have been playing since 1983 and I am just about reasonable, Pub Covers Band level. I have very little natural talent and cannot compose. I had l...
by Nickswitz
Thu May 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ovation Celebrity
Replies: 3
Views: 5669

Re: Ovation Celebrity

Can anyone help?

Tried YouTube, Google searches etc..
I need to get it sorted as it is well pronounced.
Have a couple of electrics but I do love to play
my Ovations, the first guitar I ever played was
an Ovation owned by our very own Mr. G....
Thanks.
by Nickswitz
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Ovation Celebrity
Replies: 3
Views: 5669

Ovation Celebrity

Hi, I have two Ovation Celebrity semi acoustics which I bought second hand. I lowered the bridge on both as the action was sky high with great results. Now ten years later, I have an issue with the intonation but only on the E and A on both guitars, being the fretted 12th note is a quarter/fifth ton...
by Nickswitz
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Black Crowes
Replies: 3
Views: 13838

Re: Black Crowes

Thanks Sue,
No, of course I would never put up a link to
anything of that nature, but links can be
linked to stuff that we did not intend.
I'll just stick to a description of it. Safer
that way.

Cheers!!
by Nickswitz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Black Crowes
Replies: 3
Views: 13838

Re: Black Crowes

This week I am listening to Jamiroquai.
From the concert Viña 2018 in Columbia.

It is on YouTube. I would put the link but
I am not sure if that is allowed on here.

Check the track "Don't give hate a chance"
Minimal guitar but a phenomenal bass
player.
by Nickswitz
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: More Music
Topic: Musical tastes are personal and varied
Replies: 3
Views: 5967

Re: Musical tastes are personal and varied

I think everyone has a certain style or type of music that we will always listen to or go back to, for me it is decent hard rock/metal/blues but I will really listen to anything. I believe that music is just a way of communication, and if it does that, then it has succeeded, whether that be musicall...

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