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Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Unrelaxed
Both issues A and B actually have an easy fix...

Both issues A and B actually have an easy fix which is... A good teacher.
A teacher gives you certain areas of your technique and playing that you should focus on right now so that you don't have...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-02-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By Unrelaxed
Facebook? I think that's the simplest way, you're...

Facebook? I think that's the simplest way, you're not gonna walk around the schools hallways asking people if they wanna play in a band anyway so it's either Facebook or patience. Bulletin board is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-12-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Unrelaxed
Arh, why is no one here against tension? :peace:...

Arh, why is no one here against tension? :peace:

Don't just let it be, learn to relax it. You can try it without a guitar. Keep your third finger straight and bend the pinky... Feels pretty...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-01-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Unrelaxed
Practiced picking for a few hours? I hope there...

Practiced picking for a few hours? I hope there was plenty of breaks in between. Improving your technique takes a lot of concentration and awareness of the whole body (especially from the fingers to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 903
Posted By Unrelaxed
Also, practice in small segments with lots of...

Also, practice in small segments with lots of repetition. Again, as slow as you have to to play it cleanly.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-14-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Unrelaxed
Make a fist with a lot of strength and then...

Make a fist with a lot of strength and then gradually relax it being very aware of the muscles you're letting go of and remember that most of them are in the forearm, try to locate the tension and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-12-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By Unrelaxed
I'd start with stacking up some material first,...

I'd start with stacking up some material first, not too much so you won't get demotivated or start wondering about how to go about learning all of it. Just pick a piece or two, one for "this" and one...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By Unrelaxed
If your current practice isn't helping you...

If your current practice isn't helping you progress, why keep trying with it? There's other, and I'd say better ways to practice technique. Maybe get a theory book and learn to apply it on the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Unrelaxed
If you're going to be learning by yourself google...

If you're going to be learning by yourself google fundamentals of piano practice. It's free on the internet, and it is quite good too. Nothing as revolutionary as the book says but free and easy to...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Unrelaxed
You've just build a map of the fretboard in tab,...

You've just build a map of the fretboard in tab, so that's how you think about it. It's not bad and it could be useful for some, but changing the numbers to notes could prove more useful. So just...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By Unrelaxed
Just keep making music and get better at it, do...

Just keep making music and get better at it, do that and your chances of becoming a musician will increase all the time. Uploading your best works could turn out well too.

This is of course, while...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-20-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Unrelaxed
Just keep practicing those songs with tab/sheet...

Just keep practicing those songs with tab/sheet music and by ear, and memorize new repertoire of different kind of music (that you enjoy). I really recommend ear training as it really seems like that...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-14-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Unrelaxed
Learn the notes on the fretboard and learn the...

Learn the notes on the fretboard and learn the major scale at the same time. Don't let yourself get stuck into scale shapes or patterns, though I actually like using them as long as you're strict...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Unrelaxed
Learn movable triads all along the fretboard, but...

Learn movable triads all along the fretboard, but always think what notes you're playing.. Then learn arpeggios and scales and practice them in different ways.. Not up and down too much, people tend...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-10-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Unrelaxed
Don't practice one thing too much. The progress...

Don't practice one thing too much. The progress will be faster if you keep changing what you do. Pick a few riffs to practice and change after a few minutes. And do bursts of speed once in a while...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Unrelaxed
Most classical guitarists (lets say with more...

Most classical guitarists (lets say with more than a years experience with average progress) have some kind of a understanding of melody and direction already, conscious or not. What's missing is...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-09-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By Unrelaxed
That there "is" talent is a meaningless...

That there "is" talent is a meaningless statement, it can't be proven and everyone sees what it is differently. When a person that's never been able to draw sees someone draw nice looking figure, he...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Unrelaxed
Why couldn't the classical guitarist learn to...

Why couldn't the classical guitarist learn to make stuff on the spot if he/she wanted to? It's not too hard to learn to do somehow honestly, and they more often than not have the knowledge to do it,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Unrelaxed
Start with getting into the right position. Find...

Start with getting into the right position. Find a relaxed way to sit/stand so that you can get both hands in their right place without tension. After that, I'd say start with just picking as slow as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Unrelaxed
What Zaphod said. Relax, and remember that the...

What Zaphod said. Relax, and remember that the ring finger and the pinky share some tendons so if the pinky doesn't move when you're playing with the ring finger (unless you press the string reeeally...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-07-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By Unrelaxed
Ok, then theres many factors with one being...

Ok, then theres many factors with one being analytical thinking. Some are good at it and some are not, and it plays a huge part in problem solving. But a good teacher will point out the questions for...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-07-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,791
Posted By Unrelaxed
So by natural you mean... Self-taught? And they...

So by natural you mean... Self-taught? And they would have easier time improving than the ones with a teacher?

This brings up too many thoughts for me to be able to answer well, but I've been...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Unrelaxed
Find arpeggios and triad shapes and memorize...

Find arpeggios and triad shapes and memorize them. Play different scales... And always know what notes are playing.

Really everything you do reinforces the mental map you have of the fretboard as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-06-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Unrelaxed
Don't get back to practice like normal yet. Fix...

Don't get back to practice like normal yet. Fix your technique, check your playing posture and see if you can actually be relaxed before you start playing. After that play slowly while being aware of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Unrelaxed
I'm surprised noone has adviced against it......

I'm surprised noone has adviced against it... Well, I will. While it's true that if your picking hand is relaxed when anchoring there is no problem, but I find it hard to believe that anyone would...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-27-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Unrelaxed
I thought.. That this is what is meant by...

I thought.. That this is what is meant by memorizing the fretboard? Building a mental map through repeating the note finding process again and again until it becomes intuitive. It's not like TS is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-27-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Unrelaxed
Learn triad shapes all along the fretboard and...

Learn triad shapes all along the fretboard and try to think about what notes you're playing in a triad. Then learn other kinds of chords and keep in mind what notes you're playing. Easy, and very...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-27-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By Unrelaxed
What I meant was that the scale part of the...

What I meant was that the scale part of the practice was gonna work.. Or do you mean that I forgot to mention improvising and creating with the scale? If so, you're right. But seeing as the TS has a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-26-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By Unrelaxed
A lot depends on what you do on those times. If...

A lot depends on what you do on those times. If practicing scales means that you go through scales mostly with melodic patterns and other new ways you can think of, then that's covered.

And how do...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-26-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By Unrelaxed
Instinct comes from what you've learned, and they...

Instinct comes from what you've learned, and they grow all the time no matter what. Do the same thing over and over and you will get better at doing the same thing. Do anything different...
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