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The GMI - Guitar & Music Institute Forum

Introduction to The Guitar & Music Institute.
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Welcome to The Guitar & Institute Forum.

Welcome to the GMI - Guitar and Music Institute forum we want you to not just look, but take part! Many of the forums within this area do not stand in isolation. For example, if you take one of our courses, then a specific forum will link directly to it's respective course. In this way, students taking a course of say beginner guitar lessons are not on their own. They can use the relevant forum to gain insight into specific techniques, ask questions, post videos of themselves playing given exercises and so on.We are looking to encourage a grass roots upwards approach rather than a top down instruction in the way these forums develop. This will result in forums being more relevant, topical and time sensitive in addressing the issues that guitar players like you, wish to have covered.We hope you enjoy your time here, together we can make this one of the most dynamic guitar website in the world .... The Administrators (GMI).

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Forum "House Rules".

Unfortunately, every forum must have its' rules, and GMI is no exception. We have done our best to keep ours to a minimum, and we hope that members can appreciate that these rules are there for the benefit of all those using the Forum. GMI organisers thank everyone in advance for their co-operation and understanding regarding this matter.

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GMI Terms and Conditions, and Privacy Policy

Please refer to these information posts following your membership acceptance to the GMI website, please read them carefully, and absorb the details within the articles ...

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Meet Our Resident Musicians.

We are extremely fortunate at GMI to have a selection of very experienced, high quality musician, these are namely .... Ged Brockie (Also GMI creator), Gary Clinton and Ross Baird. Here are some articles giving a brief summary of their careers to date ..... enjoy!!

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Members Studio Lounge.
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Introduce Yourself To The GMI Community.

Just joined GMI? We're so glad that you have decided to join the GMI Community, now we'd really like to know more about you. Please tell us all about your guitar life, biggest musical influences, musical experiences, your guitars, gear and more ... we would love to hear from you.

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Members Tips, Ideas And Suggestions.

We're confident that you'll have many suggestions of ways to improve the site, or have tips and ideas with regard to the lessons, and the guitar itself. These could involve forum presentation or subjects, likes and dislikes. Please express these in this category, all suggestions will be carefully considered, and acted on accordingly.

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Members Instruments And Equipment.
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Tell Us About Your Guitars.

Here we invite and encourage you to tell us about your personal guitar. It doesn’t have to be an expensive instrument, it’s important enough that it is your “pride and joy”. Please let us know not only the brand and model, but also how you acquired it …. a story about its’ acquisition, and perhaps why you have such affection for the guitar. We look forward to your posts on this subject.

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What Kind Of Amplification Do You Use?

OK, you’ve got the guitar, but what do you plug it into? There is a tremendous variety of amplification at the moment, and at very reasonable prices. Amplifiers that took two people to carry them 20-30 years ago, are now condensed down into much smaller sizes …. but are just as, if not more powerful than before. Tell us about your amplifier, however small, however big, transistor or valve … and again, any interesting story regarding its’ purchase etc …

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Your General Accessories And Studio Equipment.

This is quite a general category, it covers any piece of regular guitar equipment that you use on an everyday basis. Good brands, bad brands …. good experiences, bad experiences. Please include your personal report of leads, type and make of strings, guitar accessories …. the list goes on. Share your opinion and experiences with us all, your views and feedback will be very appreciated.

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List Your FX Units And Gadgets.

Effects pedals and similarly related equipment play a prominent part in modern guitar playing, and have progressed greatly over the last few years. Some are available at a very economical cost, allowing even the most complicated arrangements to be possible not only during live performances, but also at basic home studio level. Tell us about your personal units, from wah pedals to loopers, flangers to fuzz, distortion to modulation, we’d like to hear about them.

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Members Mods

If you've completed any modifications to your guitar, please post details of the work in this category. Describe the type of work you carried out, and any recommendations you may have with regard to the suppliers of any alternative parts ... we look forward to reading your posts.

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Our Comprehensive Series of GMI Podcasts...
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NEW!! ... GMI Podcasts

To add to our impressive selection of tutorials and music related articles, GMI have now also added Podcast's to their website content. These will be produced and released on a regular basis, and you will find a summary of the Podcasts available, in this section of the GMI Forum pages ..... please give them a listen, and enjoy!!

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GMI's YouTube, and website's general and Blog articles and productions.
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Blog to Forum Cross Postings ....

This is a section that will be automatically populated with website articles and Blog posts, as and when they are published. Please absorb the content, and post some comprehensive and constructive comments ... these will be respected by the Administrators and article creators of GMI, who will respond accordingly and positively.

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Please give our YouTube videos a view ...

Please give these productions a view, and we would encourage and welcome your feedback and critique where relevant … either as a post inside the forum facility below, or within the YouTube video itself. Don’t forget to give the video a “Like” where you consider it is deserved …. and please “SUBSCRIBE” to our GMI YouTube channel ….

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Our Series of GMI Tutorials And Courses.
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Beginners Course.

Hi guys, this "Beginners Course" commences what we believe will be our eventual comprehensive series of FREE tutorials. It covers the initial introduction to the instrument we all love. Please log into the course by clicking onto the link within the post below......Enjoy your studies, and please supply some feedback of your experience and views, via our FREE forum.

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Advancing Course.

The Advancing Guitar course covers a lot of material and is suited to guitar players who are beyond the beginner stage. This group offers support for all members who work through this course.

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Guitar Techniques Course.

A series of lessons demonstrating various techniques that cover stretching exercises, picking technique, etc., benefiting anyone who plays guitar regardless of style. Some techniques are for the more advanced guitarist and the skill level will indicate this.

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Playing Barre Chords.

If you are beyond the beginner stage as a guitarist, then you are no doubt beginning to become aware of barre chords. Barre chords is the logical next step for any guitarist after learning how to play open string chords. Our five lesson free course is taught by Gary Clinton, a guitar teacher who has taught hundreds of successful students.

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Beyond Barre Chords.

This course of lessons introduces you to some old and new forms across a variety of chord types. It will help you make the connection between using chords and being able to play them right up the neck. You may have noticed that with the forms you already know, there is still a big gap between forms.

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The Need For Speed

Virtuoso guitarist Nigel Clark presents three amazing videos which discuss his awesome technique and musical prowess. Learn from a true master of the guitar as he lifts the lid on some his amazing secrets and technical wizardry.

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Guitar Scales.

Guitar scales are the lifeblood of all the music you will play. In this subject area, you will learn the scale patterns that are needed for almost all music you will ever play.

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Guitar Pedals Course.

We wanted to create a free course so that people could not only hear how effect pedals sound, but understand how to use them correctly, and to the advantage of their performance..

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"Drop 2 Chords" Course.

The "Drop 2 Chords" course, is really for guitar players who can already play guitar to an intermediate level. The course consists of thirteen HD video lessons which will enable those that take it to really understand the finer nuances of chordal playing.

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Guitar Backing Tracks from GMI.

If you are looking for guitar backing tracks then you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few for you to download. However, if you sign up to GMI – Guitar & Music Institute, you can get your hands on a whole lot more guitar backing tracks.

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Play Along For Guitar.

"Score" was created to give guitarists experience of playing with “a band”, if only as a backing and included original songs, improvised solos and solo sections. The strap line for Score was “You Lead The Band”.The technical difficulty of the Score series is: Beginners – Blues, Intermediate – Rock, Jazz, Advanced – Jazz Fusion, Heavy RockGENRESThere were five different genres: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Jazz Fusion & Heavy Rock with two songs in each package. Currently there are four Score packages within the Institute – Jazz Fusion, Blues, Jazz Bebop & Heavy Rock. The Jazz Fusion pack was composed by Paul Rodgers with the performance and solo by Ged Brockie. The Heavy Rock package was both composed and performed by David Archibald.

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