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Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-08-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By TommyRack
Speed is a byproduct of accuracy. Simple...

Speed is a byproduct of accuracy. Simple as.

Play with relaxed technique, as accurately and synchronized as you possibly can. This comes from practicing at lower speeds. Building up speed over time...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-12-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By TommyRack
Most amps have an interactive setting between the...

Most amps have an interactive setting between the bass/mid/treble controls as well - when you change one of the EQ settings on the amp it will affect the others, as well as things like gain (e.g.,...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By TommyRack
Just lock them. It's so pointless to hear the...

Just lock them. It's so pointless to hear the same arguments rehashed over and over.

T
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By TommyRack
Sorry, meant to say - I guess you'd be best...

Sorry, meant to say - I guess you'd be best referring to it as a G Mixolydian flat sixth modewise.

T
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By TommyRack
C melodic minor, or a mode derived from it. Also,...

C melodic minor, or a mode derived from it. Also, make sure you spell your enharmonics correctly - that D sharp is an E flat.

T
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-05-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By TommyRack
By the sounds of your recordings you're not even...

By the sounds of your recordings you're not even close to being a tenor - you're a baritone/bass.

T
Forum: Singing & Vocals 05-02-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By TommyRack
Water. Also, the best way to use honey as a...

Water.

Also, the best way to use honey as a vocal lubricant is to have it neat - don't put it in a drink, just have a spoonful.

T
Forum: The Pit 05-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 739
Posted By TommyRack
No tritones? F sharp to C? T

No tritones? F sharp to C?

T
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-01-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By TommyRack
Slow practice. The time you spend at very slow...

Slow practice. The time you spend at very slow speeds economizing your motion pays dividends for when you hit your top speeds.

T
Forum: Musician Talk 05-01-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By TommyRack
All good topics to address, but as has been...

All good topics to address, but as has been previously commented the most important thing is to keep your student's interest. Without meaning to be too Macchiavellian about it, find out what your...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-27-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 954
Posted By TommyRack
It's actually: B sharp, C double sharp, D double...

It's actually:

B sharp, C double sharp, D double sharp, E sharp, F double sharp, G double sharp, A double sharp.

T
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-23-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By TommyRack
If the mixing desk has effects built in, yep. If...

If the mixing desk has effects built in, yep. If not - then you're going to either need a pedal or a rackmount delay unit.

T
Forum: The Pit 03-23-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 400
Posted By TommyRack
E) Charlie Sheen

E) Charlie Sheen
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-22-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By TommyRack
It happens sometimes. There are a few tracks in...

It happens sometimes. There are a few tracks in my band's setlist which always leave me feeling knackered. You'll improve stamina in time, although you will have a natural limit. Just keep practicing...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By TommyRack
If you can pitch notes in your head (as you...

If you can pitch notes in your head (as you should be doing when you're singing), the only thing holding you back from singing incredibly dissonant and chromatic notes is a case of practicing parts...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 03-21-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By TommyRack
Two words - mixed voice. T

Two words - mixed voice.

T
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-18-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By TommyRack
John Petruccci - Rock Discipline. He's got a...

John Petruccci - Rock Discipline. He's got a whole bunch of stretch/warm-up exercises that'll help you. It's all relatively near the start of the video.

T
Forum: Singing & Vocals 02-11-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By TommyRack
I would love to sig this just to remind everyone...

I would love to sig this just to remind everyone how wrong people can be.

T
Forum: Bandleading 02-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,470
Posted By TommyRack
Even if you are getting paid for the gig, you...

Even if you are getting paid for the gig, you shouldn't be expected to pay for rehearsal time. I'm constantly doing sessions stuff and it seems to be a known thing that deps don't pay for rehearsal...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By TommyRack
Looks like wrist picking to me. Seems like your...

Looks like wrist picking to me. Seems like your technique is okay, don't worry about it.

T
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By TommyRack
First thing I do is physically stretch out....

First thing I do is physically stretch out. Gently stretch your fingers, wrists, and then all the way up to your shoulders. Stretching out your back is actually surprisingly helpful for getting nice...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-13-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By TommyRack
Sounds like you might just be running too much...

Sounds like you might just be running too much gain if you're using a high-gain pedal into an already distorted amp.

T
Forum: Musician Talk 01-13-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By TommyRack
Learn some jazz standards. Use arpeggios and...

Learn some jazz standards. Use arpeggios and chord tones for your solos. The more complicated harmony will force you out of the pentatonic box.

T
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By TommyRack
Definitely get saxes in if you can't get brass....

Definitely get saxes in if you can't get brass. The others won't really cut it. It's worth getting the trombonist in on the action too, though.

T
Forum: Musician Talk 01-08-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By TommyRack
It's definitely a 3/4. T

It's definitely a 3/4.

T
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By TommyRack
The amp won't be adding anything that you're not...

The amp won't be adding anything that you're not putting in - it may be bringing it out more, but the fundamental flaw is with your technique. The best thing to do is just clean up your playing.

T
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-07-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By TommyRack
Which bar is this in? T

Which bar is this in?

T
Forum: Musician Talk 01-07-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By TommyRack
About 6 months before I went to uni, I'd been...

About 6 months before I went to uni, I'd been playing guitar for a few years and didn't really know any theory whatsoever. Didn't do Music at GCSE or A-Level and was pretty much just another rock...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By TommyRack
I would have said the exact opposite to that from...

I would have said the exact opposite to that from my personal experience - always found Epis to be alright guitars, but the Squier models to be very lacklustre. Guess it is down to the individual...
Forum: Tab Talk 01-05-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By TommyRack
Wayne Krantz charts?

Just had a quick search, didn't find anything. Wondering if anyone has any Krantz charts out there? Not looking for solo transcriptions, just heads and chord charts.

Cheers,
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