We have a wide range of knowledge and experience on the forum, from people just starting their musical journey to grizzed veterans. We have recording musicians, gigging musicians and talented basement commandos. There is knowledge here. Knowledge that can be of use to players who have less experience or may just be starting out. This thread is a 'pay it forward' for knowledge. And because it should be useful for the absolute beginner, no useful information, however simple, will be turned away. I will, however remove non-contributory and negative posts. If you have a different approach to something that has already been posted, just tell us how you do it and leave the evaluation of usefulness of different approaches to the reader. Remember, really basic is OK. We're going on the notion that this could be a useful reference for newbies.