您可以為吉他手購買的 5 大聖誕禮物

  • 節拍器
  • 字符串清潔器
  • 基本吉他維護工具包
  • 音頻接口/外置聲卡
  • 指導材料。 (書籍、轉錄 pdf、課程包)

 

節拍器

節拍器是一個幫助我們保持音樂節奏良好狀態的一個工具。通常大多數的新手都會忽略它的重要性。

這有幾個原因:

  • 他們會覺得在他們的練習時間裡要帶著它很不方便
  • 大多數初學吉他手會發現咔嗒聲很煩人,並決定不使用它
  • 他們不認為這是一個重要的工具,因此不願意進行投資。

節拍器的好處。

  • 迫使你及時玩。
  • 培養一致性
  • 增強與其他音樂家、歌手一起演奏的信心。

 

琴弦清潔劑/潤滑劑

一般彈吉他的人都想在吉他弦上省錢,很正常。但是您是否知道在吉他上彈奏生鏽的琴弦與新琴弦相比會對品絲造成更大的摩擦?這最終會導致品絲壽命縮短,根據您使用的品絲類型,重新''refret''服務可能會花費大約 1000-2000 港幣也沒有人喜歡在生鏽的琴弦上彈奏的感覺。

 

防止琴弦生鏽的一種方法是使用 D'addario XLR8 String Lubricant & Cleaner 這樣的琴弦清潔劑。該工具非常適合讓您的琴弦長時間保持新鮮感。

 

每次在彈吉他之前和之後都應用它。

  • 它應該讓你的琴弦感覺就像重新上弦一樣。
  • 讓您的琴弦遠離不必要的手指汗水、手指食物污漬等。
  • 品絲和琴弦之間的摩擦較小(品絲壽命更長)

 

基本吉他維護工具包

這些工具將為您的吉他之旅帶來巨大的價值和節省時間。想像一下,當您需要對吉他琴橋進行一些調整但沒有合適的內六角扳手尺寸時?換弦但沒有繞線器和切線器?每當您需要時,在房子周圍放置一個工具包真是太好了,而不必因為沒有某些工具來完成這項工作而花時間去吉他店。

 

Dunlop System 65™ Guitar String Change Kit DGT101

一個完整的套件,可以讓您在重新調整吉他弦的同時為您提供最少的麻煩。

 

Ernie Ball Musician's Tool Kit

另外的選擇,來質一名眾所周知的吉他弦公司。

 

Ibanez MTZ MTZ11

很棒的便攜套裝,可以快速取用,很適合放在你的吉他包裡。

 

音頻接口/外置聲卡

請注意,這是一款適合滿足這些要求的人的工具。

  • 彈吉他/音樂至少 6 – 12 個月。
  • 有一台電腦(Windows 或 Mac)/平板電腦(Android 或 iOS)
  • 玩音樂已經有一段時間了,想要更加提升他們做音樂能力

如果您正處於音樂之旅的開始階段,這可能是一種聞所未聞的工具,但請相信它會為您的音樂成長帶來很多價值。

音頻接口實際上是一種轉換工具,將數字信號(計算機語言,0 和 1)轉換為模擬信號(人類語言,我們日常生活中聽到的)。也可能正好相反,這就是為什麼在某些情況下音頻接口也稱為 DAC(數模轉換器)、ADC(模數轉換器)的原因。

通常,我們已經對筆記本電腦和平板電腦的現有內部聲卡進行了某種轉換。問題是我們設備的輸入只支持常規的 3.5mm 輸入和輸出,這不能為我們提供正確的樂器或麥克風輸入,更不用說轉換分辨率可能沒有我們預期的那麼好。

 

那麼這款音頻設備有哪些實用的使用方法呢?

  • 記錄您的練習階段、歌曲創作階段
  • 能夠以更低的聲音延遲進行記錄,從而實現更好的監控。(在演奏時清楚地聽到自己的聲音)

最終您將擁有更好的錄音信心和經驗。

  • 如果您彈奏電吉他,您可以將樂器插入 ''Line Level'' 平並開始從您使用的音頻/音樂 software 接收信號。
  • 如果您彈奏 Acoustic Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Ukulele, Sing & Play 甚至吉他的 percussion,您可以將電容麥克風放入音頻接口的 XLR/Mic 通道輸入中。

 

推薦的頂級音頻接口

 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2  (預算友好且可靠的產品)

 

Arturia MiniFuse 2 (來自一個已確立的 high-end plugin 公司的新hardware產品,超合理的價格!)

 

IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O  (很棒的可移植性設備, 擁有iOS,Mac, Windows 的兼容性)

 

iRig 1 – Audio Interface for guitars (價格非常便宜,能夠在直接電話或iPad的 headphone input 作用)

 

指導材料

買了你的新吉他,但對它沒有信心,或者可能只是沒有很多曲目可以彈奏。 如果您有這些感覺,那麼您應該是時候在音樂上提升自己了。 您可以通過獲取指導材料來做到這一點,它可以是各種格式,具體取決於您的個人喜好。 無論是書籍、視頻,甚至是用於直接反饋的私人指導的課程包(最推薦)。

 

Hal Leonard Fingerstyle Guitar Method

推薦給想要接觸各種獨奏吉他編曲的原聲/尼龍弦吉他手。 (技巧/曲目)

 

涵蓋各種老歌,例如 More Than Words, Come Together, imagine, Yesterday, etc.

 

Chops Builder by Frank Gambale

適合給想要接觸各種吉他技巧的電吉技巧。 練習方法來自一個標誌性的 fusion shredder。推薦給想要提升他們的 “Guitar Fitness”。

本課包括:

  • 多種 Picking 技術,探索所選細分中的重音和凹槽。
  • 不同細分的組合
  • 不同類型的音階/模式的練習
  • 其他技術 (String Skipping, Sweep Picking, Hammer-Ons, Pull-offs, etc)

https://www.frankgambaleguitarschool.com/course?courseid=chopbuilder-the-ultimate-guitar-workout

 

The Science of Rhythm Guitar by Paul Jackson Jr

非常適合想要建立 Rhythm Guitar 技巧的人。 (R&B,Soul, 流行音樂)。 還有什麼其他方式可以向出現在許多流行和流暢爵士樂唱片中的標誌性吉他演奏者學習。

本課程系列讓您深入了解各種吉他伴奏主題,例如:

  • Strumming
  • Toggle
  • 決定在幾時在音樂伴奏裡貢獻,貢獻多少
  • Subdivisions
  • Voicings

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 1-Technique

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 2- Popping The Strings

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 3- Smooth Strumming

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 4- The Left Hand Muting Technique

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 5-Taking The Chord Apart, Part 1

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 6-Taking The Chord Apart, Part 2

 

其它服務:

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Top 5 Christmas Present you can buy for a Guitar Player

  • Metronome
  • String Cleaner
  • Basic Guitar Maintenance Tool Kit
  • Audio Interface / External Sound Card
  • Guidance materials. (Books, Transcription pdfs, lesson package)

 

 

Metronome

A metronome is a crucial tool for us to be able to keep our musical timing in good shape. Usually most newcomers will ignore the importance of it.

There are a few reasons to that matter, which are :

  • Some of them find it inconvenient to use it for their personal practice
  • Most beginning guitarist will find the click sound rather annoying and decide not to use it
  • They don’t have the impression that it’s an important tool to have, therefore not willing to make that investment.

Benefits of a metronome.

  • Forces you to play in time.
  • Develop consistency
  • Boost confidence playing with other musicians, singers.

 

 

String Cleaner / Lubricant

We all want to save money on strings, that’s just normal behaviour. But do you know that playing rusty strings on your guitar will cause a larger amount of friction to the fret wire compared to fresh strings? Which eventually leads to a shorter fret lifespan, a re-fret service would probably cost about 1000-2000 HKD depending on the types of frets you use. Also nobody likes the feeling of playing on a rusty strings.

One way to keep your strings out of the rusty condition is to have a string cleaner like the D’addario XLR8 String Lubricant & Cleaner. This tool is great for keeping your strings feel fresh for a longer period of time.

Apply it every time before and after your guitar playing session.

  • It should make your strings feel like newly restrung set.
  • Save your strings from unwanted finger sweat, finger food stains, etc.
  • Lesser friction between frets and strings (Longer fret lifespan)

 

 

Basic Guitar Maintenance Toolkit

These are tools that will bring so much value and time saving along your guitar journey. Imagine when you need to make some adjustment on your guitar bridge but don’t have the correct Allen key size for it? Changing string but don’t have a string winder & cutter?  It’s great to have a toolkit set around the house whenever you need them, instead of having to spend time travelling to a guitar shop just because you don’t have certain tools to do the job.

 

 

D'Addario Guitar Maintenance Kit

A complete package that will provide you the least amount of hassle while restringing your guitar.

 

Ernie Ball Musician's Tool Kit

Another alternative from an established guitar string company.

 

Ibanez MTZ MTZ11

Great portable set for quick access, good to keep it in your guitar bag.

 

 

Audio Interface / External Sound Card

Please note that this is a tool suitable for those who met these requirement.

  • Playing guitar / music for at least 6 – 12 months.
  • Have a computer (Windows or Mac) / tablet (Android or iOS)
  • Playing music for quite some time and want to level up their musical capabilities

This might be a tool that is a bit unheard of if you are at the beginning phase of your musical journey, but have do conviction that it will bring lots of value to your musical growth.

An audio interface is actually a conversion tool that converts a digital signal (computer language, 0s and 1s) to an analog signal (human language, what we hear from our day to day life). It could be the other way around, that’s why in some case an audio interface is also known as a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter), ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter).

Typically we already have some sort of conversion from the existing internal sound card of our laptops and tablets. Problem is the input of our devices only support the regular 3.5mm inputs and outputs, which doesn’t provide us the correct input of our instruments or microphones, not to mention the conversion resolution is probably not as decent as we can expect.

So what are the practical ways of using this piece of audio gear?

  • Record your practice sessions, songwriting sessions
  • Be able to record in lower latency, which leads to better monitoring. (hearing yourself clearly while you play) Eventually you will have better recording confidence and experience.
  • If you play an electric guitar, you can plug your instrument into the line level and start receiving signal from the audio/music software you are using.
  • If you play acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, ukulele, sing & play or even guitar percussion, you can place a condenser microphone into the XLR/Mic channel input of the audio interface.

 

Top audio interfaces by recommendations.

 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2  (Great budget friendly and reliable product)

 

Arturia MiniFuse 2 (A new product from a well known high-end plugin company at a budget price point!)

 

IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O  (Great portable rig with iOS,Mac, Windows compatibility)

 

iRig 1 – Audio Interface for guitars (Extremely low budget to get started, can be used with your iPhone or iPad headphone jack.)

 

 

Guidance Materials

Bought your new guitar, but have little confidence on it, or maybe just don’t have a lot of repertoire to play with it. If you are having some of these feelings then it’s probably time for you to upgrade yourself musically. A few ways you can do that is by getting yourself guidance materials, it could be various format depending on your personal preferences. Be it a book, video, or maybe even a lesson package for private instruction for direct feedback (most recommended).

 

Hal Leonard Fingerstyle Guitar Method

Recommend for acoustic/nylon string guitar player who wants to be exposed to different variety of solo guitar arrangements. (Technique/Repertoire)

 

Covers a variety of oldies songs such as More Than Words, Come Together, imagine, Yesterday, etc.

 

 

Chops Builder by Frank Gambale

For electric guitarist who wants to get an exposure to variety of guitar techniques exercising ideas from an iconic fusion shredder. Recommended for people who wants to level up their ''Guitar Fitness''.

This lesson includes :

  • Variety picking technique with explorations of accents and grooves within the selected subdivisions.
  • Combination of different subdivisions
  • Exercises of different types of scales/modes
  • Other techniques (String Skipping, Sweep Picking, Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, etc)

https://www.frankgambaleguitarschool.com/course?courseid=chopbuilder-the-ultimate-guitar-workout

 

The Science of Rhythm Guitar by Paul Jackson Jr

Great for people who wants to build up Rhythm Guitar chops. (R&B, Soul, Pop). What other way to learn from an iconic guitar session player who appeared in many pop & smooth jazz records.

This lesson series gives you a deep dive on various guitar accompanying topics such as :

  • Strumming
  • Toggle
  • Decide when and how much to contribute to the music
  • Subdivisions
  • Voicings

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 1-Technique

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 2- Popping The Strings

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 3- Smooth Strumming

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 4- The Left Hand Muting Technique

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 5-Taking The Chord Apart, Part 1

The Science Of Rhythm Guitar, Chapter 6-Taking The Chord Apart, Part 2

 

Other Services :

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