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Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Blurry 505
Rockinggamer nailed it on the second post. I'll...

Rockinggamer nailed it on the second post. I'll just tack on to what helps me get through a rut, or feeling that I"m missing a concept.

Use your ear. What I find that helps me is to hum or sing with...
Forum: Gear Ads 12-01-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By Blurry 505
WTS (US) Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Tweed

Selling my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Tweed.

Jensen Alnico 5 speaker, Groove Tubes, tweed 40w.

Fantastic amp, just went to Vox for a different sound.

Looking to sell for $550 (plus possible shipping,...
Forum: Recordings 10-17-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Blurry 505
What most people do is say they "are...

What most people do is say they "are converting .wav to MIDI". What are they actually doing? Setting up triggers (be it a pad, drum, key etc.). Once it's set up as a trigger in a specific DAW /...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-11-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,453
Posted By Blurry 505
Best way to learn the fretboard that I have...

Best way to learn the fretboard that I have discovered is not a book. Do the circle of 5ths, ONE STRING AT A TIME. Start with 4 keys, all 6 strings, 1 at a time and work your way up. Then move to...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 05-14-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8,571
Views: 328,661
Posted By Blurry 505
10 bucks says that John leaked it..

10 bucks says that John leaked it..
Forum: Musician Talk 05-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Blurry 505
I have done many, many different things to train...

I have done many, many different things to train my ear. Most of which, in my opinion, haven't worked too well. Couple universities had furthered my ear, but it's really up to you on how far you want...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-30-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By Blurry 505
I get at least 1 hour a day. 1 hour of fully...

I get at least 1 hour a day.

1 hour of fully concentrated practice is better than 8 hours of doodling "practice".

I've learned this over my 10 years of playing. And wish I knew this the first year..
Forum: Gear Ads 03-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Blurry 505
starting price? or waiting for best offer?

starting price? or waiting for best offer?
Forum: Musician Talk 03-11-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Blurry 505
Best way: learn songs. For real. Learn Lady A...

Best way: learn songs.

For real. Learn Lady A song, Rascal, Dixie's, learn anything and everything you can. Learn it so that if you put 10 songs on shuffle you could play along with all of them...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Blurry 505
^There's many good books. If you want solid...

^There's many good books. If you want solid foundations I would recommend the Modern Method Guitar from Berklee Press. I stand by it anyway. Many people will recommend more things.

One thing I would...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Blurry 505
^Agreed. 5 years of academic learning at some top...

^Agreed. 5 years of academic learning at some top schools, yet I probably score a 20.

OP: You're talking theory. Theory involves analyzing classical pieces. How fugues work. How sonatas work. And...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Blurry 505
For knowledge of ALL theory? A 12 is being...

For knowledge of ALL theory? A 12 is being generous. Usable, "rock band / session theory? 25. Knowing them and being able to use them are totally different. Knowledge is useless if you don't use it....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-17-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Blurry 505
^I second this. They are tedious, but you will...

^I second this.
They are tedious, but you will have a solid basic structure to be prepared for everything stemming out.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-15-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Blurry 505
^Others have had much better experiences. If you...

^Others have had much better experiences. If you find "business reviews" online, you'll see others who have gripes. 2 things:

1) It's great for new teachers. If you want to "break-in" to the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-14-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By Blurry 505
If you guys really wanna go crazy, buy a wrist...

If you guys really wanna go crazy, buy a wrist brace (http://www.amazon.com/Mueller-Wrist-Support-Wrap-Black/dp/B000UTI6KW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1329256209&sr=8-4) (make sure it's one without a...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Blurry 505
2 things: 1) I'm pretty sure ads aren't...

2 things:

1) I'm pretty sure ads aren't allowed..

2) I worked for them til I got my first paycheck. Standard lesson was $60 for an hour. The teacher sees between $8-$15.

Legit place, but you would...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-12-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Blurry 505
Depends what you want to do with guitar. Play for...

Depends what you want to do with guitar. Play for fun, maybe a band or two. Or do you want to pursue in it's totality? Huge difference.

PS - there's a TON of threads about this in musician talk....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By Blurry 505
Tension. Gotta release it. Try pulling a...

Tension.

Gotta release it. Try pulling a Muhammed Ali. Touch as lightly on the guitar neck as possible while still making it sound clear.

To see bad technique: see Incubus' guitarist. He has such...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-12-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Blurry 505
Yes, it's normal. You are in essence...

Yes, it's normal. You are in essence "burning out". Try practicing something else, or just put it down for a day. I find that taking a break let's everything sink in. It's like working out /...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-31-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Blurry 505
^That. Or your E-string is off the neck...

^That. Or your E-string is off the neck (literally). OR your e-string is not in the saddle groove.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Blurry 505
I would agree with LlamaMan. Aeolian is correct,...

I would agree with LlamaMan.

Aeolian is correct, as usual. But, especially if you're new to this, I wouldn't delve too far. I would stick with the G blues, mess with some accidentals (I use that...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-11-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Blurry 505
A spring? Metal? Doesn't that affect magnetism...

A spring? Metal?

Doesn't that affect magnetism from the pickup?
Forum: Musician Talk 08-09-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 525
Posted By Blurry 505
^This.

^This.
Forum: Blues & Jazz 06-25-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,571
Views: 328,661
Posted By Blurry 505
Anybody else find it kinda funny that we get gear...

Anybody else find it kinda funny that we get gear updates right when he changes his setup? Always one step behind.. Damn!
Forum: Musician Talk 06-08-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 407
Posted By Blurry 505
^Yeah, that's a very poorly written worksheet.. I...

^Yeah, that's a very poorly written worksheet.. I would write false next to that statement..

Unless it's talking about chords like Paq said^ But I don't see that.. Blasphemy!
Forum: Musician Talk 05-17-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,611
Posted By Blurry 505
Following you completely. But just one question:...

Following you completely. But just one question: where would we use this? Anything outside of a theory class? Is this to effectively replace what is taught now?

I'm diggin, don't get me wrong. Just...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Blurry 505
Good idea. It WILL be frustrating as all hell. ...

Good idea. It WILL be frustrating as all hell. But if you stick with it then yes, it will greatly improve those things.
Forum: Blues & Jazz 03-26-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8,571
Views: 328,661
Posted By Blurry 505
I have a full on regular crush for John...

I have a full on regular crush for John Mayer.


Coming from a straight man, that's a helluva thing to say :p
Forum: Musician Talk 03-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Blurry 505
Old Aerosmith is funk? Check out The Meters....

Old Aerosmith is funk?

Check out The Meters. That'll build a solid funk grounding for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcExxrf9zl4
Forum: Musician Talk 03-01-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By Blurry 505
Been there last year. Great experience. Don't...

Been there last year.

Great experience. Don't get caught up in the hype. Go there, learn, practice, meet people. It's expensive, there's no time to dick around.

That's the honest part of it. Have...
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