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Forum: Musician Talk 04-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Vlasco
Music ed isn't a particularly difficult major as...

Music ed isn't a particularly difficult major as it doesn't have the full roster of performance and theory classes which tend to take up an enormous amount of practice time.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-13-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,362
Posted By Vlasco
I thought the question was if learning goes...

I thought the question was if learning goes quicker and easier on good gear or not?

If we're arguing about whether it matters as much as skill in a player assumed to have already been playing for a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-06-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,362
Posted By Vlasco
Yes, better gear gives one a an edge in their...

Yes, better gear gives one a an edge in their learning capabilities. It makes it easier to play, easier to judge human error, easier to learn proper technique instead of workarounds to force the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Vlasco
Sitting with Les Pauls is uncomfortable for me,...

Sitting with Les Pauls is uncomfortable for me, SGs are the most comfortable.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-30-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29,177
Views: 338,398
Posted By Vlasco
Time for some unsolicited pics of my circa ~1972...

Time for some unsolicited pics of my circa ~1972 SG. Exactly as the guitar is now is as it was when I bought it; there's a lot of aftermarket stuff going on, with the pickup cavity rerouting being...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,641
Posted By Vlasco
I live in a house with plastered brick walls,...

I live in a house with plastered brick walls, something like this would be great if it works.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-01-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By Vlasco
The two Carvin Vs that I have owned were the best...

The two Carvin Vs that I have owned were the best deals ever, 300 bucks for one, 500 for the other. There's one on ebay right now with a Floyd Rose that someone put EMGs in for 860 shipped. Even at...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-28-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,065
Posted By Vlasco
Yes, instruments have historically faded in and...

Yes, instruments have historically faded in and out of popularity and the guitar is not immune to those trends. I do not believe, however, that I will live to see the day that the guitar is...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17,177
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 642,876
Posted By Vlasco
Does this mean we can call Mahler the original...

Does this mean we can call Mahler the original hip-hop?

I like the fella covering his ear, then the guy under him is totally surprised about when the hit comes.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Vlasco
Tablets are great unless you like to, and need to...

Tablets are great unless you like to, and need to see, a lot of markings so if you don't plan on writing notes in your music then tablets are fantastic.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 794
Posted By Vlasco
Usually notation not only indicates position, it...

Usually notation not only indicates position, it even indicates exactly which finger.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-24-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By Vlasco
Also to remember is that you can rarely rely on...

Also to remember is that you can rarely rely on one type of musical income. I rarely see anyone ONLY perform or ONLY compose or ONLY teach, its almost always a combo of all. Teaching is the only...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 965
Posted By Vlasco
This analogy doesn't really work because you're...

This analogy doesn't really work because you're equating making a job out of consuming entertainment with making a job out of producing it. Both are difficult, but really, I know plenty of people...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Vlasco
It could be related to the broken wrist, but...

It could be related to the broken wrist, but you'll have to ask a doctor in person if that seems to be the problem.

Practicing for a super long time can definitely be bad for your wrists. The...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Vlasco
Something must be very off in your general...

Something must be very off in your general technique, or you had a pre-existing injury that is flaring up. If you haven't had a wrist injury in the past, then you're going to have to find out what...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-09-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By Vlasco
O my, I bet that guitar is great for learning to...

O my, I bet that guitar is great for learning to play without looking at your fingerboard, the back of that neck is ridiculous.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-30-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Vlasco
Not much anymore, I can even play with fingerless...

Not much anymore, I can even play with fingerless gloves now without affecting tone much at all.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-26-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Vlasco
Using 3, 2, and 4 allows you to keep the index...

Using 3, 2, and 4 allows you to keep the index ready to play the sus4 (1st fret B string).

Using 2, 1, and 3 is the easiest to learn for most people that I have taught.

Using 2, 1 , 3, and 4 will...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Vlasco
The result is surprisingly unexciting, at least...

The result is surprisingly unexciting, at least in the cases that I've heard it.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 818
Posted By Vlasco
Personal choice. I prefer composed solos by a...

Personal choice. I prefer composed solos by a long way.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Vlasco
Yep

Yep
Forum: Musician Talk 11-04-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,509
Posted By Vlasco
Well sure, if talent combines with immense...

Well sure, if talent combines with immense hardwork then that would be when you get your Victor Wootens and such.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,509
Posted By Vlasco
This is how I feel about it. It's why you hear...

This is how I feel about it. It's why you hear endless stories about people who were terrible but worked so hard that they blossomed - yet you also hear endless stories about kids who, upon...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,651
Posted By Vlasco
For sure, and that's just an example of music...

For sure, and that's just an example of music that is learning more towards the feeling side than the thinking side. It's really just preferences at that point.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,651
Posted By Vlasco
Oh I'm sorry, I was referring to people who are...

Oh I'm sorry, I was referring to people who are on the extreme end of feeling the music with virtually no technics involved. Likewise, the people who just blerrrrrrrrrrghhhhhh their emotions onto...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,651
Posted By Vlasco
Feel isn't a magical aura which emanates from the...

Feel isn't a magical aura which emanates from the player; feel is the sensibilities and intuitions of the performers, learned or otherwise, which they use to choose notes, dynamics, articulations,...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-03-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 2,651
Posted By Vlasco
Hmm, I have to wonder if this why I dislike...

Hmm, I have to wonder if this why I dislike listening to players that rely on feel alone without "thinking it"; Because I very much dislike when people spew emotions with their words without trying...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-30-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Vlasco
Nothing is written in standard tuning, we all...

Nothing is written in standard tuning, we all read the same music. You just have to play it slightly differently than someone who is in standard. I don't think it's any extra work for the person...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Vlasco
Perfect fourths is a less versatile tuning for...

Perfect fourths is a less versatile tuning for playing chords, that's all.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-28-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Vlasco
I learned how to and use it several times every...

I learned how to and use it several times every day. When teaching how to do it, I make a point of showing how to read the line instead of the music. The idea is that you can look at the paper and...
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