Sunday, December 16, 2012
A Bend is a guitar trick accomplished by playing a note then bending the string with the playing finger until the next note is heared. Bends can be half step, whole step, one and a half step, or two step bends.
A Bend/Release is a guitar trick accomplished by bending a note and releasing the bend, thereby going back to the original note.
A Hammer-on is a guitar trick accomplished by playing a note then plucking a higher note through hammering the same string at a higher fret.
A Pull-off is a guitar trick accomplished by plucking a note then playing a lower note through pull the same string at a lower fret.
A Pull-off is effectively the "opposite" of a Hammer-on
A Slide is a guitar trick accomplished by fretting a note or notes and then moving or sliding through the same strings to another fret without releasing your finger or fingers and keeping the pressure on the string or strings.
A Vibrato is a guitar technique done by repeatedly bending the string to increase the pitch up slightly, and then letting it return back down to the original pitch.
A Tapping is a guitar technique done by a tap on a string using the index or middle finger.
Tab symbol is T
A Natural Harmonic is a guitar technique done by touching the string lightly over the fret bar then followed by a pluck.
Tab symbol is N.H.
A Pinch Harmonic is a guitar technique done by a pick on the string, then touching the string with the edge of the thumb.
Tab symbol is P.H.
A Palm Mute is a guitar technique done by touching the string slightly with the palm of the hand.
Tab symbol is P.M.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
CAMPING, SAILING, MARINES, SCOUT, TRAVEL: Useful knots, splices, ties, clinches, hitches, bends, nooses, loops, rope works
- used for fastening the ends of yarns, strands, ropes, cables, wires, etc.
- forms an end larger than an overhand knot but has almost similar purpose.
SQUARE KNOT or REEF KNOT
- most widely used, all-around, multi-purpose knot
- very strong knot and yet easy to tie and untie, never slips or jams
- not reliable if used on two ropes of different sizes
- used for joining two ropes of unequal size or diameter
- quick and easily tied yet never slips
- an important knot for anglers and valueble knot for fishermen
- strongest way of fastening thin or fine lines
- used for fastening heavy ropes
- easy to make yet very strong and does not slip
- does not strain fibres of the rope
- ropes joined will fall on the same line
- for joining small lines, or twine
- best for joining threads
- best knot for joining two heavy or stiff ropes or hawsers
- used for fastening a boat or other object where it can be released quickly
- released by pulling out the toggle
- easily made and quickly unfastened by just pulling the free end
- quick tieing around a post, log, or timber
- holds without loosening, and can stand large strain without slipping
- works even on a smooth, round stick or spar
- similar purpose as the Two Half-Hitches but more secure
- two half-hitches in opposite directions alongside each other
- also called Builders' Hitch
- is an effective binding knot that holds fast on a smooth timber, or a slippery spile
- frequently used by builders for fastening the stageing to the upright posts
- useful in making a tow-line fast to a wet spar, or timber
- similar to a Clover Hitch but with one end passed under the other, forming an Overhand knot
- also called Gunner's Knot
- used for securing a plank or a spar to be hoisted, hauled or towed
- very strong method of fastening a line to a timber, a log, or a larger rope for hauling or towing
- modified version of clove hitch
- best when the object lies parallel to the direction of strain
- best when suspending something on a vertical pole
- best knot for suspending something from the yacht shrouds
- often used on shipboard for holding spars
- often used on shipboard for holding spars(wooden or metal poles, such as a boom, yard, or bowsprit, used to support sails and rigging)
- used when a tackle, hook, ring, or another rope must be fastened to a beam by the same rope being used
- used for securing the end of a greasy rope to a hook
- half-hitch around the standing part and two round turns above it
- useful for hoisting with a hook
- made by twisting two loops and then inserting the two small "eyes" into the hook
- used in making large hawsers (thick cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship)
- used to fasten a line to a ring or fixed object
- also called Anchor bend
- used to temporarily shorten a rope
- used to bypass a weak point in a rope
- an excellent multipurpose, multiple application knot
- never slips, jams, or fails
- easily and quickly untied
BOWLINE ON A BIGHT
- very useful in slinging casks or barrels
- used to form a seat for people to be hoisted up or to be lowered down
- a bow-line with the end passed through the loop, thus forming a slip knot