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caaaaase
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caaaaase
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04/17/2010 10:52 pm
Hey,
I have this acoustic guitar rhythm type riff, and I want to add a second guitar, how do I do that? I want it to be only two guitars.
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Lilbiker
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Lilbiker
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04/18/2010 12:54 am
Are you talking about writing a second guitar, recording and mixing in a second guitar? Are you doing both parts.

I dable with guitar pro, but I don't really write, but it is great for mixing. I also use garageband but I have a Mac as well as a pc.

More info would probably help the more experienced give you some pointers/advice.

Good luck and if you get it recorded you should post it so we can hear it.

Jaime
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caaaaase
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caaaaase
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04/19/2010 2:36 am
Thanks for responding! I was talking about writing a song where I play both guitars and one of them complements the other in some way, like a harmony and a melody. I'm having trouble writing the harmony... Hope that helps!
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JeffS65
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04/19/2010 11:36 pm
Originally Posted by: caaaaaseThanks for responding! I was talking about writing a song where I play both guitars and one of them complements the other in some way, like a harmony and a melody. I'm having trouble writing the harmony... Hope that helps!


I know this is going to sound kind of direct but...have you been through the Fundamentals courses yet? Those courses set the basis for what you're talking about.

If I understand correctly, you have a melody that you would play on one guitar and would like a harmony of that on another guitar. You first want to understand scales to know what note belong where in the various keys.

Once you have that, it is much easier to visualize on the fretboard what you need to do.

I would say looking through F1 and F2 is a must. After that, perhaps other instructors might have more specific advice.
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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/21/2010 6:11 pm
Originally Posted by: caaaaaseI was talking about writing a song where I play both guitars and one of them complements the other in some way, like a harmony and a melody. I'm having trouble writing the harmony...

As Jeff rightly points out, you should go through GF1 & 2 in order to get a proper basis in scales & chords. To put a fine point on it, you really need the info in the tutorials on how scales & chords are related to one another:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=426

Start there and go forward for a while.

Next, in order to understand harmony properly you should have a look at my tutorial on the basics of music theory:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=495

Then, have a look these tutorials on the basics of improvisation. They will give you an introduction to how to play a melody line or solo ideas over a set of chords:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=876
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=483
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=491

Hope this helps. Let us know it goes. Have fun!
Christopher Schlegel
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Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory
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