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Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By sweetdude3000
By far the best book I have seen on this subject...

By far the best book I have seen on this subject is the practical guide to modern music theory for guitarists. It's like a fraction of the cost of a lesson and you won't need to waste time wading...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By sweetdude3000
Guitar has 4-5 octaves from the low register to...

Guitar has 4-5 octaves from the low register to the high register in pitch. On a staff, there is a one to one relationship with notes and they are hierarchically arranged from low to high register...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,760
Posted By sweetdude3000
Accurate tabs tell you where to put your fingers....

Accurate tabs tell you where to put your fingers. That's it. I'd say you are cheating yourself if you only use tabs and never listen to the music.

Creating your own is helpful or using others is...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 787
Posted By sweetdude3000
What is also bad is when your knowledge base in...

What is also bad is when your knowledge base in theory is incomplete and you start to wonder things like why C Ionian and A Aeolian sound the same or how composers like Bach come up with cool...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 787
Posted By sweetdude3000
It's definitely useful! But you have to realize...

It's definitely useful! But you have to realize that you just can't play within the patterns and hope to make music. You should learn the musical phrases, interval patterns and general tendencies of...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By sweetdude3000
Yea, that was what I was thinking of.. couldn't...

Yea, that was what I was thinking of.. couldn't remember the name. That's my favorite. Especially since you can stream youtube videos.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-06-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By sweetdude3000
Audacity and Windows Media Player work great.

Audacity and Windows Media Player work great.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,619
Posted By sweetdude3000
Unless you have extraordinary short or long...

Unless you have extraordinary short or long fingers, then your technique will not be affected. Good technique is the accumulation of good habits that happen over time. Some people may have an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-05-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By sweetdude3000
Functional ear trainer from miles.be does offer...

Functional ear trainer from miles.be does offer the option to play randomly in another key. You want to be able to hear ANY interval in any key. All the keys are relative, so each one sounds the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-04-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By sweetdude3000
Guitar as my second instrument after playing...

Guitar as my second instrument after playing piano for 15 yrs... well yes it is easier to see the relationships on the keyboard. But if you really want to play guitar, then I don't think it's worth...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By sweetdude3000
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs 13:55...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lgOo8yEIPs

13:55 Gilmour's augmented descending triads (I think) are really cool in the last solo of Dogs
Forum: Musician Talk 03-01-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 766
Posted By sweetdude3000
First, super important thing to note is that the...

First, super important thing to note is that the music theory came after the music.

Rock traditionally stems from the blues. The genesis of the blues all started with blues musicians learning the...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-28-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By sweetdude3000
People like fresh new exciting sounds with...

People like fresh new exciting sounds with bands/singers that are "fun", danceable or they can relate to. Classical is passed off because it requires active thinking (read: work), it's not...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By sweetdude3000
Yea. Check out the Beatles and Beach Boys and...

Yea. Check out the Beatles and Beach Boys and Velvet Underground repertoire. I am sure they heard those sounds in jazz and incorporated in their music.

Blue Jay Way, Michelle, God Only Knows,...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By sweetdude3000
If Arcade Fire can get to the top of the charts...

If Arcade Fire can get to the top of the charts using an accordian in their songs, then anything is possible.

Music comes in waves and popular listeners eat up to what media gives them. The trend...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By sweetdude3000
If you want long term tools: Musictheory.net...

If you want long term tools:

Musictheory.net
The Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick
Guitar Fretboard Workbook

Learn all the natural notes on the guitar in C major and solo on one string...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By sweetdude3000
All that sight singing and interval training is...

All that sight singing and interval training is okay but I would say learn actual songs for awhile before you do that. Try to also improvise on tunes that you know on one string, like the Happy...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By sweetdude3000
How long have you been trying to play by ear? If...

How long have you been trying to play by ear? If you have been doing it for at least a year, you should have some idea of your rate of progression - if you continue to work at it, then just...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By sweetdude3000
I definitely wouldn't recommend playing by ear...

I definitely wouldn't recommend playing by ear starting out, but just wanted to point out I found Lick Library-esque videos/youtube tutorials to be superior to tabs. I would recommend that to anyone...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By sweetdude3000
I would try to set small goals for yourself and...

I would try to set small goals for yourself and stick to them, rather than a time schedule. If you have a time schedule, you might force yourself to progress too fast too soon. That can be...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-13-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By sweetdude3000
:five: And, for shits and gigs, learn the C#...

:five:

And, for shits and gigs, learn the C# major/ Ab minor all over the fretboard to get your accidentals down. :cool:

Next, actually use the notes to learn them for musical purposes to hit...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-12-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By sweetdude3000
STONESHAKER is correct. You should drill them...

STONESHAKER is correct. You should drill them brute force until you know it cold.

Here is how I did it:

1. Learn the names of the strings and start with the natural notes. The 5 sharp/flat notes...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By sweetdude3000
If you know your pentatonic/major scale you can...

If you know your pentatonic/major scale you can analyze music a lot easier and you know where to go with it. You can also build chords and triads with ease, if you know the degrees of the scale. ...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-22-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By sweetdude3000
^^ all that stuff is important, but plz consider...

^^ all that stuff is important, but plz consider it secondary to actually playing music. If you sit there trying to learn nothing but theory with no balance in playing actual music, then it will...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 848
Posted By sweetdude3000
...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGTT_VK2kVY

Listen to him
Forum: Musician Talk 01-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By sweetdude3000
I'd say for music, Lick Library is the best. ...

I'd say for music, Lick Library is the best. They basically take you step by step through each lick and Danny Gill sometimes will explain the theory behind the sounds. The transcriptions are very...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-15-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By sweetdude3000
^^ cool story bro. Anyways OP, most metal is...

^^ cool story bro.

Anyways OP, most metal is just speed blues. Metal is just a general term anyway, so if you are asking how to play fast... the answer is play slow and correct for a few years, but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By sweetdude3000
fyi - Metallica has two guitarists that play at...

fyi - Metallica has two guitarists that play at the same time for some songs. Also double tracked guitars.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By sweetdude3000
1. Find Megadeth solo you want to play on...

1. Find Megadeth solo you want to play on YouTube.
2. Follow lesson slowly and work each phrase in pieces
3. When you encounter a technical difficulty, iron it out.
4. If you still can't play it up...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-11-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By sweetdude3000
Melody is made up of phrases. Each phrase almost...

Melody is made up of phrases. Each phrase almost always ends on a cadence. A good melody must have some contour or shape. Bach's music is largely a series of voices, two or more, soprano
, alto,...
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