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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Sickz
Hail is spot on here, if you want to build speed...

Hail is spot on here, if you want to build speed there is only a few things you have to do.

1) Slow down. Technique is purely physical, you don't get better by making mistakes. Muscle memory and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Sickz
When i was starting out my practice routine was...

When i was starting out my practice routine was somewhat like yours. I did the "traditional" scale practice for a while until i had the basic scales under my fingers. The further you get with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sickz
Why not both? :upto: To be entirely frank...

Why not both? :upto:

To be entirely frank though, that discussion doesn't matter. OP didn't ask about playing metal on a Banjo, he asked about shredding on an acoustic. (I'd argue that Metallica...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Sickz
I believe you misunderstood me. I'll make another...

I believe you misunderstood me. I'll make another example. Everyone can learn to alternate pick, it is just a downstroke followed by an upstroke, but that doesn't mean they can play Technical...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Sickz
Doesn't matter if it is for beginners or not,...

Doesn't matter if it is for beginners or not, this is the Guitar Techniques forum. The place were people ask for advice in regards to topics related to guitar techniques. If you want to share a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Sickz
You can use a metronome for a ton of different...

You can use a metronome for a ton of different stuff in your practice routine. I don't think you should use it for everything, free-tempo practice has its place as well, especially if you work on...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sickz
If your definition of making a living out of...

If your definition of making a living out of music is being a metal star then i would say you made the right choice. Trying to make a living out of a band is a hard thing, not even many of the big...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Sickz
Absolutely. I think you should practice at the...

Absolutely. I think you should practice at the highest possible tempo you can still play the thing you are working on and that you are still relaxed. There is nothing wrong with testing out the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Sickz
I don't have kids either, but my niece is...

I don't have kids either, but my niece is currently learning to walk and she is trying to stand up and walk slowly. I don't know if that is how all kids do it, my point was simply for arguing my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-18-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Sickz
I agree with this. Speed is not only related to...

I agree with this. Speed is not only related to technique, but also to discipline and your ego. During my first few years of playing i was held back because of the later two, even if we are musicians...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Sickz
Advice, don't play it that way. It is not the...

Advice, don't play it that way. It is not the proper fingering to play that tune, or that chord really. Sure, you might be able to do it, but you are just making it harder for yourself.

I am...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Sickz
It is very normal. You are new to the guitar so...

It is very normal. You are new to the guitar so you haven't developed your hand yet. Just like an athlete puts in years of training to be able to do the things they do, we have to put in years of...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Sickz
I agree, the approach might be different. The...

I agree, the approach might be different. The same happens for me when playing a jazz ballad versus a swing/bebop tune. My point is that even though the approach is different that doesn't inherently...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Sickz
I'm going to disagree with that. Slow/fast...

I'm going to disagree with that. Slow/fast playing doesn't have to be any specific way that is different from the other. I would argue that the people that play fast stuff that sounds like an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sickz
I'd say it depends on what you are used to. I...

I'd say it depends on what you are used to. I play better on my hollow/semi-hollow guitars than i do on my strat. I am just used to the neck and feel of the hollow body more.

Simple answer is this,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sickz
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By Sickz
I agree with you 100%, but i also think it is...

I agree with you 100%, but i also think it is worth mentioning that you studied music and plan on doing it for a living, which will probably include a lot of session work were you are expected to be...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By Sickz
Agreed. That is why (in my opinion) you should...

Agreed. That is why (in my opinion) you should always start with the music you love, regardless if it is to develop your technique, learn tunes, improve your ear or learn theory.

Learn the music you...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 535
Posted By Sickz
To be fair, that is more have a good ear than...

To be fair, that is more have a good ear than having a "vibe for theory".

I agree with Hail on this one, you are better of just playing and learning than trying to go down the rabbit hole with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Sickz
As Zaphod mentioned, this is one of those things...

As Zaphod mentioned, this is one of those things you have to practice really slowly to get down, same goes with a lot of things on guitar (keeping fingers close to the fretboard, relaxing each finger...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sickz
That is true. I think it has a lot to do with...

That is true. I think it has a lot to do with developing a taste for certain things. I didn't like Bach's music as first, the music that drew me into classical music was older stuff from the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Sickz
Distortion can cover up many mistakes, which is...

Distortion can cover up many mistakes, which is probably what you are noticing when playing with a clean sound.

I'd advocate using both in your practice. Clean practice is very important because it...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sickz
I don't know if i'd necessarily say consuming art...

I don't know if i'd necessarily say consuming art is a skill, but i will say that i believe that there are two ways of appreciating art (doesn't just relate to music, but also movies, books, theater...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 1,840
Posted By Sickz
Agreed. One of the reasons i haven't been...

Agreed. One of the reasons i haven't been checking as much coming out of the metal scene lately is because i can't stand some of the mixes they use. I might still enjoy the songs but some producers...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 1,840
Posted By Sickz
Sound quality is better for sure, i would have...

Sound quality is better for sure, i would have loved to have the quality of todays music on some of my older records (Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian records etc). That's all i have to say...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Sickz
No, the progression for Autumn Leaves is a major...

No, the progression for Autumn Leaves is a major ii-V-I-IV followed by a minor ii-V-I in the relative minor key. Yes, the tune is in Dm in the case of this recording. But the progression should...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By Sickz
I do agree with everyone else in this thread, the...

I do agree with everyone else in this thread, the best way to start is to learn simple standards, then progress to harder standards, then you can move into original compositions by more contemporary...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Sickz
I would say so. Mind you it has been many years...

I would say so. Mind you it has been many years since i was a 10 months but if i remember correctly it took me between 1 and 3 years to get comfortable with the guitar. For some people it takes...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By Sickz
I agree with Monwo, you probably just haven't...

I agree with Monwo, you probably just haven't built up your callouses yet. You are still in the beginning stages of playing, so that is common.

For what it's worth, my morning practice session is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Sickz
If you are going to play ala Freddie Green you...

If you are going to play ala Freddie Green you are going to use a pick and emphasize the downbeats. Otherwise, it's up to you. You can strum them, you can pluck them all at once with your fingers,...
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