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Forum: Music Tips 06-02-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Don't buy more gear than you need. A 100 watt amp may be way too loud for the places you play. A 30 watt may be a better choice. A $2000 guitar may have great inlay or decoration that does nothing...
Forum: Music Tips 06-02-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Find inspiration outside of music. Some of the old Blues men were inspired by the sound of trains.
Forum: Music Tips 06-02-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Try to avoid noodling. I do it way too much and waste time that could be spent on practice and learning new things.
Forum: Music Tips 06-02-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Try to get to the point where you don't have to think about scales and modes. If you really know them well they will become second nature. When you drive a car you are not thinking: gas, break, ...
Forum: Music Tips 06-02-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Listen to drummers. If you are out watching a band or just listening to music - pay attention to the drummer. You can learn a lot. Listen for fills that signal a change to a new section of the song,...
Forum: Sports Tips 05-25-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,830
Posted By Strat57
Re: Running Tips

Use your car to map out distances for different runs.
Forum: Sports Tips 05-25-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,830
Posted By Strat57
Re: Running Tips

If you hurt yourself stop and walk. An injury will only get worse until you take care of it.
Forum: Sports Tips 05-25-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,830
Posted By Strat57
Re: Running Tips

Try to vary your distances and terrain. Come up with a few different courses to run and plan your path out in advance.
Forum: Sports Tips 05-25-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,830
Posted By Strat57
Re: Running Tips

If you have not run in a long time. Work into it slowly. Start with short distances. Don't push too hard the first few times. It is ok to stop and walk a little, too.
Forum: Music Tips 05-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

This may seem obvious, but lots of songs are ruined by playing too fast. When you are excited it is easy to rush it and play too fast. Take your time. You may even want to put the guitar down between...
Forum: Music Tips 05-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Play the song! We often get caught up in our own agenda and put lots of effort into technique and theory, which is fine. But, playing the song should be the focus.
Forum: Music Tips 05-25-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Have Big Ears. Listen to other players and other styles of music and try to figure out what they are doing and how they are doing it. Listen for subtle changes and chord substitutions and then try to...
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

If you can drop everything - do an overnight somewhere this weekend! Beat the traffic and the peak Holiday Hotel rates!! Go to Priceline or Travelosity and find a good deal!!
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

If you don't have plans - carve out at least one afternoon do to something special. Have lunch at an outdoor cafe or spend a few hours in the park with the family. Don't miss out on the opportunity...
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

It's Air Show season. See if the local military base or Airstrip has a show. It doesn't have to be the Blue Angels. There are lots of great stunt pilots out there and just seeing some of the old...
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Take your kids camping - even if it is just for one night. They will have a blast sitting around the fire and sleeping in a tent. And, you don't have to spend a fortune.
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Kick off the Summer with a menu that includes lots of Salads, fruits and fresh vegetables. Use meat in moderation and you will limit time time spent in front of the Hot Grill.
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Send a letter or care package to someone you know in the service who is overseas. Holidays can be extra hard for them.
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Memorial Day is a good time to bring out your flag. Make sure your kids know what the day is about, too.
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Bring your bug spray! Don't be some insect's main course. Check out some of the new repellents on the market. There are even some that clip to your belt!
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

You have to have the right kind of music for whatever you do! Pull out the Jimmy Buffet, Beach Boys, Bob Marley...
Get in the mood for a laid back weekend!
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Memorial Day is usually my first big sunburn of the season. Put on at least an SPF 30. Make sure your kids do, too. Keep those new babies out of the sun!!
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Memorial Day always reminds me of the beach. If you can't go to the Beach have a beach party in your backyard!
Forum: Holiday Tips 05-19-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,890
Posted By Strat57
Re: Memorial Day Tips

Avoid the traffic. If you live in a congested area get on the road very early or consider leaving later in the day. )Be careful on the road most drivers will be focus on getting somewhere fast. Take...
Forum: Music Tips 05-17-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 152,833
Posted By Strat57
Re: Guitar Tips

Play your electric at acoustic volume:

I have to play a lot at low volume. That limits the effects I can use and forces me to play mostly clean tones. It also forces me to think about note...
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