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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-03-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Sickz
The jazz theory book is the one i would...

The jazz theory book is the one i would recommend, alongside getting a realbook.

However, since it is not mentioned in this thread yet i'd like to advice you to also start learning jazz directly...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Sickz
Music you love. What you learn is what you will...

Music you love. What you learn is what you will become, kinda like that saying "you are what you eat". All the music you learn and internalize by ear will help shape your sound, your tone, your style...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-02-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Sickz
My main advice would be to try and move away from...

My main advice would be to try and move away from playing by tab, and going over to playing by ear. Tab is great if you come up with something and to write down exactly how you played (fingering...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-01-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Sickz
I'd advocate for Amazing Slow Downer, mostly...

I'd advocate for Amazing Slow Downer, mostly because it can connect to your spotify account. Having spotify's entire library of songs with me on my phone and being able to transcribe anywhere is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Sickz
I agree Vayne, that is why i tried to specify...

I agree Vayne, that is why i tried to specify that additional ways to do it where just that, additional, he should be able to finger this chord in all these ways. Because depending on the situation,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-31-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Sickz
They are not, you are just not used to it. Give...

They are not, you are just not used to it. Give it practice and patience and you will be able to do it.

Another way to do it, in addition (not instead of) to using the 123 grip is to to 234 or just...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-30-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Sickz
You set yourself a path by practicing what you...

You set yourself a path by practicing what you like. Folk and Country like you mentioned come from an aural tradition, just like old traditions like jazz and blues does. They learned from copying the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Sickz
Yes you can. You have to be very precise when...

Yes you can. You have to be very precise when doing slapping, since you mentioned you might hit other strings. Which way you choose to slap might have affect aswell. I slap through the string,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-28-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Sickz
Learning tunes by ear is by far the best way to...

Learning tunes by ear is by far the best way to improve your playing, with or without a teacher. It will give you inspiration, material to work with and get you closer to learning the language.

My...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Sickz
Lessons made me what i am today. I've studied...

Lessons made me what i am today. I've studied with some of the best jazz professors in my country, and also been in several masterclasses/clinics with great jazz players of today (Kurt Rosenwinkel,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-27-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Sickz
Absolutely. If they all feel good, that is one...

Absolutely. If they all feel good, that is one route to go. When i was in college for music some of the other guitarists i studied with changed their technique depending on what they were doing,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-27-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Sickz
My hand placement has changed over the years. I...

My hand placement has changed over the years. I was a rock/metal player back when i started out in my early teens, and for that period of time i played with my hand resting on the bridge, fingers...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sickz
A big thing in "harmonizing" a melody...

A big thing in "harmonizing" a melody through chords is to stop thinking about melody and harmony as two different things, and also to stop thinking about harmony as chords. Harmony is multiple...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-25-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Sickz
The majority of Hendrix and Slash repertoire...

The majority of Hendrix and Slash repertoire should be open to you, except for maybe when Slash uses the wah to a greater extent. Wahs have a tendency to make transcribing a bit harder.

The "fixing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By Sickz
I know this is not the answer you want, but it...

I know this is not the answer you want, but it depends on what is the most comfortable for you and what you feel limits you least of all the options.

Different players prefer different things. Carl...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Sickz
I guess i'll do some personal jazz...

I guess i'll do some personal jazz favorites.



Benny Goodmans Orchestra
Duke Ellington Big Band
Count Baise Big Band
Glenn Miller Big Band
Artie Shaw Big Band
Charlie Barnet Big Band
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Sickz
There are many things that add up towards good...

There are many things that add up towards good technique. The most important ones are:


Economical movements, not moving more than you have to.

Fretting. Use only as much pressure as needed to fret...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Sickz
For me it would probably be "Incredible Jazz...

For me it would probably be "Incredible Jazz Guitar" by Wes Montgomery and "Question and Answer" by Pat Metheny. Incredible musicianship on both those records. I've nailed a few tunes from them, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By Sickz
Ideas just come to people, sometimes they are...

Ideas just come to people, sometimes they are perfect, sometimes they need additional work.

I've had the pleasure to talk to EJ before, and he very much works on ideas. But he is also a very avid...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-29-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Sickz
I would advice against this if you want to get...

I would advice against this if you want to get into jazz. Learning from tab is not something we (jazz players) really do unless we need a really specific fingering for something, and in most cases we...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-29-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Sickz
My process doesn't change at all. I will write...

My process doesn't change at all. I will write the tune, making sure to write down important arranged parts (accents, unison parts etc) and the feel i'm after (afro-cuban, samba, medium swing etc)...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-28-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Sickz
Except the usual advice (practice proper...

Except the usual advice (practice proper technique, make sure you are relaxed, making economical movements etc) there are a few other culprits that can hold your playing back.

1. Your rhythmic...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Sickz
Most important tunes to know in my experience are...

Most important tunes to know in my experience are the following:

I Got Rhythm (Or any contrafact of Rhythm Changes harmony)
Any Blues tune (There are tons of jazz blues tunes out there, and there is...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Sickz
I think the best solos to help you deal with jazz...

I think the best solos to help you deal with jazz changes are the solos you like. There are tons of players out there, no need to take stuff from players you don't like.

Normally i would advice Chet...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-01-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Sickz
GoldenGuitar is right, that section is simply...

GoldenGuitar is right, that section is simply back cycling to the Bb chord. So you are basically going around the cycle of fourths until you reach F7 (V7 of Bb).

I mean you could view them as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-31-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By Sickz
Depends on the sound you want. I generally don't...

Depends on the sound you want. I generally don't pick at all playing legato (ala Holdsworth), only using the pick to accent notes.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-28-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Sickz
There are different ways of playing them, but it...

There are different ways of playing them, but it is still the same notes regardless. You can break them up into boxes around chord shapes (called the CAGED system), you can break them up into 3 note...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-28-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Sickz
Have you made sure your guitar is properly set-up...

Have you made sure your guitar is properly set-up for the new string gauge? Going up/down in gauges puts less/more strain on different parts of the guitar and you might need to set it up again.

I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-28-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By Sickz
A great way to improve faster is using your ears...

A great way to improve faster is using your ears and voice as an aid to learn new things. Say you want to learn a melody played on the guitar (or on any other instrument for that matter), try to...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Sickz
Mostly i just sit down, listen, and sing along...

Mostly i just sit down, listen, and sing along with what i am learning. If you can sing the melody it is very easy to find it on your instrument. I'll do the same with basslines, chords (try to sing...
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