The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21655   Message #234641
Posted By: Rick Fielding
26-May-00 - 11:25 PM
Thread Name: Help for pickers. Give us a tip.
Subject: RE: Help for pickers. Give us a tip.
THANK YOU IVAN! Great tip.


Peter, scales tend to be usefull if you're playing Classical style, or Jazz/rock lead. If you're playing any kind of chordal style and want to incorporate scales (melodies etc.) as part of your accompaniement, the fingering becomes COMPLETELY different. I would tend to learn the scales through melodies first. If not, any music store has hundreds of books on scales. You're close to Long and McQuade, at Bloor and Ossington.


The best "Travel Guitars"? Although several companies are now making small bodied instruments (Taylor, Larrivee, Takoma etc) the "children's size instruments" which over the last few years have gotten awfully good are a great investment. Fun too. I found one in a junk store last week for 20 bucks, made by Aria. It's a fine instrument.