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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,153
Posted By Anon17
Oh I'm sure but not to the same degree of...

Oh I'm sure but not to the same degree of relaxation? Like there's no point arguing about this to be honest but personally I wouldn't force myself to use the minimal amount of tension if I was trying...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,153
Posted By Anon17
EDIT for clarity/tl;dr - In the long run I can't...

EDIT for clarity/tl;dr - In the long run I can't see any reason why anyone would be naturally better at the physical part of playing guitar than anyone else. In the short run (beginners, people who...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,153
Posted By Anon17
This is what I was getting at, I didn't mean that...

This is what I was getting at, I didn't mean that there is any specific gene for a sport but like you've said people can have the right lengths and masses to have an advantage. Seen as the hard part...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,153
Posted By Anon17
But not the very specific subset of moments...

But not the very specific subset of moments you're using to play the guitar?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,153
Posted By Anon17
The reason why people are naturally talented at...

The reason why people are naturally talented at olympic sports is because the physical movements involved are all very natural movements that are used for our survival (running, swimming, being...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Anon17
Justin guitar is a great resource. Take a look...

Justin guitar is a great resource.

Take a look at the stickied posts by Freepower on this forum, they are incredibly useful for developing technique and should lead you in the right direction.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Anon17
Make sure the rest of your arm and your shoulders...

Make sure the rest of your arm and your shoulders (can be annoying) are relaxed as well.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Anon17
If Paul was tensing his thumb up he would not be...

If Paul was tensing his thumb up he would not be playing that well.

I mean, he states in pretty much every instructional video he's ever made that you NEED to be relaxed to do picking like that....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Anon17
It's worth nothing that Troy doesn't mention that...

It's worth nothing that Troy doesn't mention that much about relaxation and economy of motion (from what I read of the book, not a bad book by any means though), so it'd be quite easy to go through...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By Anon17
You can play the right exercises for hundreds of...

You can play the right exercises for hundreds of hours with bad technique and get nowhere.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Anon17
Yeah, learning to transcribe stuff by ear is...

Yeah, learning to transcribe stuff by ear is really hard (I'm still pretty bad and slow at it) but it's such a vital skill to learn. It will also make composing your own music about a billion times...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Anon17
Try learning the two parts of that video...

Try learning the two parts of that video separately, and then slowly put them together.

It'll take quite a lot of practice but that will be the most efficient way to start playing in that style.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Anon17
This isn't difficult, this just takes practice....

This isn't difficult, this just takes practice. Learn both parts separately then slow right down and put them together.

I play in this style a lot and what helped me was transcribing stuff by ear in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Anon17
I see your logic but this isn't true. By keeping...

I see your logic but this isn't true.

By keeping the index and middle finger fretted, you are exerting force that you don't need to exert and this causes excess tension meaning you will not be able...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Anon17
Ideally you want to place the index finger on the...

Ideally you want to place the index finger on the string as you remove the pinky from the other string.

If you're playing a single voice (i.e. not playing chords or harmony, for example if you are...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Anon17
You'll want your fingers to stay as near as...

You'll want your fingers to stay as near as possible to the strings when you play.

It sounds like you aren't keeping your hands relaxed when you are fretting notes, which causes your fingers to move...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-24-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Anon17
No it doesn't, exceptions to a rule infer a...

No it doesn't, exceptions to a rule infer a general rule but do not prove anything. This is a common misconception of the quote.

For example if I said "all guitarists bend with their wrist", the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Anon17
Rotating your wrist is the correct way to bend...

Rotating your wrist is the correct way to bend notes though, there's a reason pretty much every guitar teacher in the world will teach this way to bend on an electric guitar.

It's possible to bend...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-08-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Anon17
They are using the index finger to mute the...

They are using the index finger to mute the strings below the string the index finger is fretting.

For example, play the 5th fret of the A string and make sure you don't touch the other strings. Now...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Anon17
Do you know how to construct chords? Work out the...

Do you know how to construct chords? Work out the notes in each chord (match the fret numbers and string to the note) and read some of the basic articles on chord construction.

This might sound like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Anon17
You generally use both depending on how many...

You generally use both depending on how many strings you want to mute, dave_mc summed it up nicely.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Anon17
Exactly this. Don't try to play and sing at full...

Exactly this. Don't try to play and sing at full speed, make sure you know how to do both by themselves then slow down and put them together.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Anon17
The motion you want is to rotate your forearm....

The motion you want is to rotate your forearm. Hold your arm out and imagine you are turning a doorknob, this is pretty much the motion you want when bending.

Just keep practicing, if your fingers...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Anon17
Yeah your positioning and motion are fine, you...

Yeah your positioning and motion are fine, you just need more practice. Your technique seems fine, as you practice more make sure to try to get the motions smaller though.

It sounds like you could...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,045
Posted By Anon17
Agreed with pretty much everything but practicing...

Agreed with pretty much everything but practicing vibrato will not help your paul gilbert picking lines or tapping that cool lick in the PtH song.

The point about vibrato teaching you to correct...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-03-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,045
Posted By Anon17
Yeah this is what I meant, obviously it takes...

Yeah this is what I meant, obviously it takes practice like anything else and maybe BB King wasn't the best example for rock vibrato (although he has mastered the type of vibrato that he wants to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,045
Posted By Anon17
^ This, just practice using different width...

^ This, just practice using different width vibratos with different fingers fretting the note and you'll be golden after enough practice.

Honestly there seems to be a circlejerk on UG that vibrato...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-01-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Anon17
Practice slowly, make sure your hand is relaxed...

Practice slowly, make sure your hand is relaxed and uses economical movements, and practice using all of the fingers on your right hand to tap.

You essentially treat your right hand as an upside...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-26-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Anon17
Basically, you just want to minimise the distance...

Basically, you just want to minimise the distance the pick moves after going through the string. The reason I'm not sure about the article is because it has you immediately muting the note when often...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Anon17
Honestly you should practice string crossing just...

Honestly you should practice string crossing just as much (if not more) than picking on a single string.

The thing with this is you'll be moving the pick back to the string after picking a note as...
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