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    Actually I gave the chord the wrong name - it's chord IV of the C major scale with a flattened 7th, so a dominant F7 chord in actual fact.

    I hear what you're saying Tony and thanks for the advice. I have quite long fingers (don't know if that's a good thing or bad as far a guitar playing is concerned), so should be able to get that fourth fret pinky position more easily with practice.

    I'm using both tab and notation at the moment - Tab for fret/chord position and notation for the melody/rhythm.

    Think I'll get myself some lessons to make sure I'm not getting into bad habits already.

    Anyway, I need to get out of here and get some shut-eye. I'm up early tomorrow and heading to the hills of Northern England for a long climbing weekend. I'll stretch those fingers out on some choice granite and try again when I get back sometime Tuesday!

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    Oh well, our driver has let us down, so we'll be going to the hills tomorrow instead.
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    Tonight the bottle let me down.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    [color=darkblue]<enter rant mode>[/color]

    A friend of mine loaned me some guitar mags this week, so I've been browsing a few articles and came across a couple of pages about the heavy relic Fenders. What is that all about? Maybe I'm missing the point but do you guys really 'buy' all that crap?

    Okay, I understand the marketing - you pay over the odds for a guitar that's been beat-up to the exact specifications as your axe wielding hero.
    But, what if your guitar God then accidentally drops it off the stage again and knocks another lump out of the finish? Do you then have to go back to the Custom Shop and have the latest damage painstakingly added to your own?

    I can't wait for the Pete Townsend heavy relic to be issued - all parts supplied loose in a plastic bag!

    [color=darkblue]<exit rant mode>[/color]
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    Yeah Cap'n, the whole "relic" thing started driving me nuts after a while. I built a Tele intentionally to look like I imagined it might if I'd owned and played it for 30 yrs. That was before I even knew that people were "relic'ing" guitars. And before I saw the "Blow Torch Caster" being sold on ebay :shock:. I don't understand the reasoning behind taking a beautiful guitar and beating it with a tire chain and beltsanding away in places that are not associated with "normal wear". Why not just buy a new guitar and turn it into your own relic by playing it, you know? But that's just me.
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    It ain't just you, Tim. I'm with you for sure. How dumb could it be to get up on stage playing a guitar that looks like it has 30 years of road work, and your guitar skills are 1 year from beginning? :roll:

    IMHO, you've got to earn it. 8)
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    I'm glad you guys are with me and your comments are spot-on as usual.

    I find the same thing creeping into the saxophone world also. There are people that buy brand new horns costing over 4 grand which they then acid dip to remove the lacquer and deliberately turn them green. It ain't nothing like the real patina of an aged horn through proper playing!

    Whether it's guitars or saxophopnes (or whatever instrument) just play the hell out of it until it attains the wear associated with your own personal endeavours - it'll be your own bit little piece of history!

    Sorry for the rant guys but I find the whole conceptual bull**** thing rather irksome.
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    That ain't a rant, it's just the hard, cold truth. 8)
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
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    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
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    Thanks Stan - I feel much better now I've got that off my chest. How was your day? Sorry to hear about your bike by the way. I'm a keen cyclist myself and have a self customised street cruiser based on a GT mountain bike (although I'm a road guy really).
    I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar
    IMHO, you've got to earn it. 8)
    Exactly!!!

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