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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Sickz
I learn to sing them along with the recording...

I learn to sing them along with the recording first, then without the recording, then learn it on my instrument.
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Sickz
Phrasing is many things. You could say phrasing...

Phrasing is many things. You could say phrasing is a combination of articulation, dynamics, feel and rhythm. It has to do with as you said, how you play the notes. If you use bends, sliding, legato....
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Sickz
I'd say it i just a matter of keeping at it. I...

I'd say it i just a matter of keeping at it. I learned quite a few songs incorrectly (be it with tuning or the actual notes) before i became comfortable with learning by ear. Nowadays it's not that...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Sickz
Alright, then i have a few recommendations for...

Alright, then i have a few recommendations for you. But you'll have to dig a bit through their catalog yourself, because many of these players have simpler and more advanced stuff. Perhaps that can...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Sickz
It's really not that strange if you think about...

It's really not that strange if you think about it. The language equivalent is hearing someone say something in person (learning by ear) versus reading what someone said. (tabs/sheet music) If you...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Sickz
It depends on what kind of music you are after,...

It depends on what kind of music you are after, saying that you are after a sax player to learn music from is as vague as saying you like the sound of a guitar and want to figure out some of that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Sickz
Good on you man. Learning by ear really is the...

Good on you man. Learning by ear really is the best you can do, both for the guitarist part of you and musician part of you. Ever since i started learning by ear many years ago i have felt very free...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Sickz
Well, most of the music i listen to where i know...

Well, most of the music i listen to where i know that hybrid picking occurs is country and fusion. I'd recommend you take a look at Johnny Hiland, Brad Paisley, Albert Lee, Greg Koch, Chet Atkins and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Sickz
It is important to note that even though scales...

It is important to note that even though scales might help you with this, the best way to develop good improvising abilities is through training your ear, and connecting your ear to your...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,152
Posted By Sickz
Even if talent exist (i am one of those that...

Even if talent exist (i am one of those that argues it don't) it only exists to a specific point, and after that point only practice, dedication and patience will allow you to go further. Regardless...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 950
Posted By Sickz
I have to agree with Steven and Vayne on this...

I have to agree with Steven and Vayne on this one. You have been playing for two weeks, you don't know what an effective or good way to make progress is yet, you will likely come back to that video...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-19-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,142
Posted By Sickz
This.

This.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-19-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Sickz
A lot. But i'll try to make a quick recap....

A lot. But i'll try to make a quick recap.

Finished high school, where i studied at a music program. Started attending music college, dropped out later on because of financial reasons. Started...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-19-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By Sickz
I use my iPad, opening my sheet music in the...

I use my iPad, opening my sheet music in the Adobe Reader app. (Preparing sheet music on my computer before importing it)

Then i use the Airturn BT-105 (two pedal) board to switch pages.

Works...
Forum: Bandleading 03-19-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Sickz
NOTE: I don't have a degree in law, so what i say...

NOTE: I don't have a degree in law, so what i say might not be entirely accurate.

It depends. I think they would have to file for some sort of copyright in order to sue you over a name, just like...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-16-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Sickz
I agree with this. As i mentioned in my previous...

I agree with this. As i mentioned in my previous post, when i came out of school i couldn't make a living doing 100% music stuff. I took a job, and over time i was able to make more and more money...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Sickz
As MM said, it depends on what you want to do. It...

As MM said, it depends on what you want to do. It is really hard to make money doing one thing in music these days, you have to do multiple.

I am currently teaching privately and doing session work...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Sickz
Most of the time, yes. The original changes are...

Most of the time, yes. The original changes are only serving as a template, and you work of that. You might want to change the progression to a new set of changes, re-harmonizing the tune. You may...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-13-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Sickz
Or you could just, you know, learn from...

Or you could just, you know, learn from recordings of artist you like and learn things in an actual musical setting.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Sickz
I think it is what Zaphod mentioned, a guitar...

I think it is what Zaphod mentioned, a guitar with a slide and ebow being used. That is of course pure speculation, but i think that is what it is.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By Sickz
They had guidance, they had the records of the...

They had guidance, they had the records of the musicians they liked. They picked up the guitar and started imitating their heroes from the records. It is a loot like learning to speak your native...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Sickz
Silly me, i got caught on the fact that he said...

Silly me, i got caught on the fact that he said in E minor and didn't bother to think about it as another pentatonic scale. Good thing to have someone slap you on the hand every now and then.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Sickz
Alright. So pentatonic scales are a...

Alright. So pentatonic scales are a "stripped down" version of the full scale, leaving out the second and sixth degree if we are talking minor pentatonic, and leaving out the fourth and seventh if we...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Sickz
It wouldn't be called anything specific, that is...

It wouldn't be called anything specific, that is just the natural minor scale in Em without playing the third and sixth degree.

A dominant pentatonic scale is a scale that consists of the following...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Sickz
Major and minor scales are related to eachother,...

Major and minor scales are related to eachother, but what scale you are playing is determined of the key you are playing in, and what chords you are playing over.

The C major scale contains the...
Forum: Blues, Jazz & Other Guitar Styles 02-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Sickz
Only player i can think of who plays fusion music...

Only player i can think of who plays fusion music and plays somewhat slower is a couple of Jeff Beck records. Otherwise all players are around the same level as Guthrie and Allan in regards to speed.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By Sickz
I'm going to censor myself so i don't start a war...

I'm going to censor myself so i don't start a war with this topic but i firmly believe this is bogus. That being said i am a jazz player myself, and have studied modes in music school. But modes is...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By Sickz
I think your post was addressed to MM, not me,...

I think your post was addressed to MM, not me, since i didn't mention rhythm in my post.

My point was more about notes being an overrated aspect of music that is focused on too much. Not overrated...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Sickz
Something i have always told my students...

Something i have always told my students regarding forming their own style/emulating others is:

We all make choices, but in the end, our choices make us.

Many students are worried about how they...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Sickz
It's not the piano. It is a synth pad that is...

It's not the piano. It is a synth pad that is playing the same thing as the piano.
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