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Guitar Pro 6

I asked for guitar Pro 6 for Christmas, and I got it! For those of you who are not familiar with this software, it can be found at the following web location: Guitar Pro Website

I've been searching the web for locations where I can download guitar Pro 6 files.  The best site located so far is  GPROTAB.NET.  The content of files on this site are to be used for private study, scholarship or research only. 

As I listen to these songs, I realize that some of these recordings are recorded using a keyboard as an input device rather than a guitar. This sent me down the trail of looking for an “audio to MIDI” conversion device that would allow for guitar input into a program such as guitar Pro 6. One of the best devices that I discovered was the Sonuus Midi Product, the i2M Musicport Signal Converter (see AMAZON).  I foresee this device going on my next years’ Christmas list!

For copyrighted songs, the place to go is mySongBook.  It's discussed at the guitar Pro website as well. The…

Performing “Sing Along Christmas” at Zion Lutheran

Will be performing at the Women of Faith Christmas Dinner this week.  Singing and playing guitar, the program will include:  Mary Did You Know by Mark Lowry, One Small Child by David Meece, as well as several traditional Christmas songs for all to sing along with….
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The gig bag book of scales for all guitarists

Compiled and edited by Joe Dineen and Mark Bridges
copyright 1997 by Amsco publications
Can be purchased at Guitar Center
Started working with this book the other day. I was using a combination of playing scales on my guitar and recording audio files in Cubase. Once the scale was recorded, you can then loop what you recorded and play that scale over and over again.  An interesting alternative is to play the scale starting the third off of where the recorded note starts. This generates thirds and forces you to become more familiar with the various fingerings. Scales will help build finger strength as well.

10 PICKING POINTERS

right-hand muting -- an example would be if you're playing power cords on the 654 strings and you do not want the 123 strings to sound, they can be silenced by resting the rest side of your right-hand palm on them. right-hand staccato -- the idea here is to use the pick to mute the string. Here's an example, using an open string try to shorten each note without speeding up. This is done by bringing the pick to rest on that string just before you strikes again. movement from the wrist -- this recommendation confuses a lot of people. Basically when they say the pick from the rest they're actually referring to a forearm motion not a up-and-down wrist motion. but just keep in mind, that you don't want into motion with the fingers or with the elbow. dynamics -- this word means to play louder and softer and can be achieved by striking the string harder or easier. A good exercise would be to play a steady series of notes, striking the fourth note a little harder to assist in …