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Why do Ultimate Guitar pro tabs sound artificial?

I'm new to playing guitar and wanted to learn guitar online. So I bought a subscription for Ultimate Guitar pro to start learning. But all the acoustic songs on the pro sound computerized. Is that ...
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What is this theme by Vivaldi called?

What is this piece by Vivaldi called? It's Exercise 97 in Noad's "Solo Guitar Playing 1" book, with no explanation other than "Theme by Vivaldi". You can hear a recording here: https://www.youtube....
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Other than the electric guitar, which plucked chordophones (guitar-like instruments) originated in the United States?

Many countries all around the world took inspiration from stuff like the Lute, the Baroque Guitar, and the Classical Guitar to develop new forms of guitars, that deeply shaped the folklore of the ...
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What kind of guitar is this?

Sorting through the belongings of my late grandfather did result in a guitar to be pass down to my branch of the family. My mother remembers it has been 'always there' so it might be bought well ...
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Can someone tell me the name of this piece?

I learned this tune a long while back and do not remember it's name or the entire piece. I've recorded what I remembered and was hoping if someone knows it and can tell me it's name. You can listen to ...
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Am I eclectic for listening to Pink Floyd [closed]

Currently, at work, I've got into a debate with someone who isn't very well versed in the nuances of music. They detest Pink Floyd and argue with my claim that I have eclectic music tastes because I ...
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Has Joe Satriani ever played “Speed of Light” live?

I could never find a Live performance of this track (possibly my fav among Satriani's works). Was it ever played live? If not - is there a reason for that?
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Who played lead guitar on “River in the Rain” by Roger Miller?

Who played lead guitar on River in the Rain by Roger Miller? If it's not Merle Haggard, or Merle Haggard's lead guitarist, it's someone who has embodied that style and reflects it perfectly.
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What are the tabs of this song [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. There is a guitar part which I have been trying to come up with the tabs and the tuning it is (doesn't sound like standard tuning) I not ...
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Information about old Höfner guitar

I got this old Höfner guitar from someone who got it as a heritage. Since they don’t play the guitar it was just sitting in their attic for quite some time. A few days ago they passed it on to me. I’...
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Why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton?

I am confused as to why John Mayer is not considered par with other guitarists like BB King, Eric Clapton, etc. when he can and produces so difficult songs to play even for advanced level guitarists ...
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Can you recognize this famous song from the '80s?

So basically I've heard and recorded this guitar cover of a song. It's just one minute, I know I've heard it before but I can't come up with the title of this song! I guess it's from the '80s, ...
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What is the role of the lead guitarist in a rock / metal band?

What are the responsibilities of the lead guitarist? Is he the one who is in charge of solos?
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Using delay and loop on guitar means Pink Floyd and Gilmour in particular

I have a strange thing going around me. I am a keyboard player, but I also play guitar. And when on guitar, I love delay and loop, especially in combination. Somehow people always perceive this as a ...
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Genre similar to instrumental version of “Elder Brothers” (ambient piano, OD electric guitar)

I would really love to identify a genre of songs that are ambient and instrumental, with piano, maybe some slight overdriven electric guitar that has room-type reverb and delays, just picking some ...
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Genre of music favored on “Lucifer” tv show

Note: This was moved from another question by @JasmineMcShea to avoid having two separate questions in the same post. [Trying to find a better genre description for] what I THINK is Rock'n'Roll, ...
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Had Mark Knopfler written some more rock songs after Dire Straits?

I love Mark Knopfler's guitar playing such that I would not turn off his playing but neither deliberately listen to him. So I do not really follow his career path. Just out of curiosity: had he ever ...
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Who is this female guitarist in The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors?

Who is this gorgeous female guitarist in the video Carlos Santana The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors?
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Did Jimi Hendrix's reverted Stratocaster influence his sound?

Jimi Hendrix was left-handed and at the time he started to play the guitar, left-handed ones may have been hard to find, so he strung his guitar upside down. Then, even he became rich enough to have ...
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Guitar riff that forms the first 10 seconds of Little Barrie's “I Can't Wait”

I recently listened to Little Barrie's I Can't Wait from their album King of the wave. In the first few seconds there is a guitar part that just sounds awesome. But it also stops right after 10 ...
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French artist, guitar + strong voice, does exist?

I don't know if it is right place to ask, nevertheless I will give it a try. I am looking for a specific type of French music - guitar (no other instruments) and strong voice, something like Wladimir ...
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Music group that does electric guitar covers of classical music?

I'm looking for a specific group that does electric guitar covers of classical music. The traits I know about this group: Album cover is a white guitar similar to the Les Paul They made a cover of ...
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Genre or similar songs to this proprietary track

I recently stumbled upon a video from which I extracted a proprietary song whose artist/name were kept secret. However, I really want to know where I can find more of this genre, that I would classify ...
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History of the Guitar in Rock 'n' Roll music

Since when guitars were used in Rock 'n' Roll music? Not necessarily as lead instrument. The wiki page says In the earliest rock and roll styles of the late 1940s and early 1950s, either the piano ...
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About Jimi Hendrix

Why is Jimi Hendrix called the Father of Guitar? What are the unique playing-style of guitar about him. There are many best guitarist like G-3, Jimmy Pages, Eric Clapton, etc. What are the difference ...
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What is the song of this guitar intro?

I'm looking to remember the song that is used in the opening of this video. I remember it being very famous (and probably from the 80's or 90's), but i can't remember! (I've got a impression it was ...
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Can anyone identify the artist of this piece?

I heard this guitar piece and would love to learn it, but am unable to identify it's name or artist. The on-line source couldn't remember who it was or where he got it. Any help would be appreciated....
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Usage of headless guitars on reggae

I've seen many occurrences of live shows where musicians used headless guitars. This kind of guitar is not very common, but it seems particularly chosen by reggae musicians. Is there a trend between ...