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In Topic: Guitar Lessons

14 May 2008 - 04:26 AM

You don't need to be able to read sheet music and be able to translate it into notes, but you should be able to translate it into rhythms. Guitar Pro and Power Tab list the tabs and a corresponding staff with notes. The notes can be determined by the tabs and the rhythm by the sheet music. They'll also play the song for you in time, and you can speed it down / slow it up to really work out the rhythm. Then again, there's always the notion of listening to the song until you get the rhythm down.

Reading sheet music straight to guitar is hard because there's about a billion ways to play any given note on various strings, or using harmonics, or whatever you feel like. It would be a valuable skill, if only because you'd be able to look at a fretboard and know what note on each fret for each string is, which would be beneficial for improv especially. Reading music for guitar is not a very emphasized skill, and I sure can't do it with any reasonable speed, but I have been reading music itself since first grade due to learning the piano, and that background has been useful.

In Topic: Guitar Lessons

13 May 2008 - 02:57 PM

I've been playing for nearly 2 years and I suggest using tabs with a program called guitar pro. It's really useful.

Guitar Pro also costs $60. For a program with some similar functions and also a high number of existing tabs I suggest Power Tab, which is free. It's not the same caliber of product, but at least it's legal (I'm assuming everyone pirates Guitar Pro).

That being said, an actual guitar teacher is always preferable, assuming you're actually dedicated to becoming an accomplished guitarist. You can teach yourself a lot, but having someone hold you accountable for improving as well as being able to show you specific techniques will help a lot. For individual song tutorials though, I usually just search on Youtube until I find someone that actually knows how to play the song and has a decent tutorial.

An aside: marshmallows dipped in Nutella are amazing. Do it now.

In Topic: What Cod4 Weapon Do You Use?

30 April 2008 - 04:51 PM

I use all of my custom classes and occasionally change them up. The last one is always changing depending on my mood.

M16 with red dot, Desert Eagle, 3 frags, deep impact and stopping power
M40A3, silenced M4, bandoleer, overkill (obviously), and iron lungs
W1200 with foregrip, Desert Eagle, double tap, and steady aim
G36C with red dot, Desert Eagle, 3 frags, stopping power, and deep impact
Mini Uzi, 3 frags, stopping power, and steady aim

Usually that last class is a silenced one, somewhere along the lines of a silenced M4 / MP5, random first perk, UAV jammer and a random last perk. Just foolin around for now.

Oh yeah, I almost always play on hardcore. Just a more interesting gameplay type, not necessarily more difficult.

In Topic: I Need Advice

27 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

Haha, yeah, the bumper's not exactly the most securely attached component of a car. Definitely don't do that, you'll just end up with a bumper sitting next to your stump and a pissed off father.

In Topic: I Need Advice

27 April 2008 - 05:16 PM

It depends on what size of stump you're talking about. Your best bet would usually be to go in, dig around the base and use a pickaxe or a mattox to get at the roots. Anything that has a good root system is going to be a certified bitch to remove. Once you break up the roots enough, it's easiest to wrap a chain around it and pull it out with a truck. Those things are usually in there really good. Good luck.