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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Yeah, you can just tune up, there's nothing...

Yeah, you can just tune up, there's nothing stopping you at all. The more usual thing to do, however, would be to put a capo on the 1st fret in drop D tuning. As I say, that's more of a convention...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 32
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Firstly he's only playing power chords there, so...

Firstly he's only playing power chords there, so you don't actually need to worry about barring the full A major shape.

Secondly, I actually don't like barring that shape like that. I much prefer...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well firstly: I watched a couple of covers of...

Well firstly: I watched a couple of covers of that song and I couldn't find that fingering in them at all. I don't know if you're thinking of a different song or what but I don't honestly think...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I honestly don't see what this has to do with...

I honestly don't see what this has to do with anything that has been said in the thread so far.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Not really to be honest :haha Wintersun's never...

Not really to be honest :haha Wintersun's never been quite my thing; I appreciate it and I've spent a decent amount of time listening to the first album but I've never really gotten in to them in...
Forum: Cover Songs 07-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Missing Yngwie's beautifully musical vibrato...

Missing Yngwie's beautifully musical vibrato sadly, and some of his intonation on those top bends up to the high E, it really lets you down if you ask me. You're good, but those are things that need...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Yeah, that's how they work, it's why there's a...

Yeah, that's how they work, it's why there's a mic involved at all. Also: you can't really run your voice through the pickups, it actually just doesn't work. If you see people shouting in to their...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Just to cut through all the bullshit in this...

Just to cut through all the bullshit in this thread, and there is a lot of it:

If you regularly play using a pick, yes. If not... maybe.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Basically the answer is "play slower". ...

Basically the answer is "play slower". Slowly enough that you can really think about every single little thing you're doing and properly control your movements without tensing up. This isn't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
So... no then? You can't? I'm not going to get...

So... no then? You can't? I'm not going to get in to genre discussions but I'm going to take your lack of an actual example to mean you can't actually demonstrate this at all. Frankly I don't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Depends if you want to do them well or not :p: ...

Depends if you want to do them well or not :p: Any shmuck can write a few lines of code and put together something functional, making both of them good takes a lot more work! I would also say that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Ahhh, that's a bit of a bugger, but it's probably...

Ahhh, that's a bit of a bugger, but it's probably worth looking to see if there's anything in design or something you might be able to pick up? I know programmers with design skills are quite rare...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Whoops, yep, totally right! Good catch and...

Whoops, yep, totally right! Good catch and thanks for the correction! :cheers:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-02-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
That is pretty awesome, definitely good to get a...

That is pretty awesome, definitely good to get a good look at everything the area has to offer, really what you should get in a first year if you ask me! Hopefully you should be able to choose more...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
For a start, the major scale's interval pattern...

For a start, the major scale's interval pattern is tone tone semitone tone tone tone semitone. Using G as the root note (that is the base note of the scale) that gives us:

G tone A tone B semitone...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
If you can find me someone who can demonstrably...

If you can find me someone who can demonstrably do this I will be very impressed.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
He's definitely picking it on the original...

He's definitely picking it on the original recording and if you listen closely you can hear he's not paying a huge amount of attention to being 100% clean with it either; it's one of those moments...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-21-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 348,695
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well if the gain sounds are anything like my...

Well if the gain sounds are anything like my GH50L (and I've heard they really really are) then the amp will do brutal, tight, modern tones with an OD in front absolutely fine. Sludgy and old-school...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-19-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
*reported*

*reported*
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-18-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
It's pretty clear that TS is not getting that...

It's pretty clear that TS is not getting that from the language you're using and isn't getting that it is still a very difficult piece of music:



Really though, there aren't many tips to playing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 624
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
:facepalm: So much bollocks in this...

:facepalm:
So much bollocks in this thread.


Then you're not listening carefully enough. Frantic Disembowelment is hard. Really REALLY hard. It's constant skipping strings, running all over the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
*reported*

*reported*
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Black Sabbath. Particularly their earlier...

Black Sabbath. Particularly their earlier material, from Black Sabbath and Paranoid, their songs from that era are really very simple and really effective. Not really brutal but 99.99999% of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Oh, that's awesome, always happy to see more...

Oh, that's awesome, always happy to see more people getting in to CS! :D

Sounds like what you're doing is more low-level than most of what I studied, but to be honest that kind of stuff close to the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-10-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
There is something to be said for pushing...

There is something to be said for pushing yourself to a higher speed, but you shouldn't do it if it causes you tension. People who really advocate this say that playing slow for so long actually...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-09-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Haha, don't think I've ever drunk any real...

Haha, don't think I've ever drunk any real absinthe actually, I know I've had some cheap crap that just 'was green' and had a high alchohol content but I don't imagine it was anything like the real...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I just want to clear up this: the size of your...

I just want to clear up this: the size of your frets doesn't affect this kind of thing, when people say "Jumbo" frets or whatever, they're referring to the size of the actual fret wire; it comes in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-07-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Nah, final undergrad year as well. To be honest...

Nah, final undergrad year as well. To be honest I've been pretty awful at balancing things this year; aside from seeing my partner (which is harder than it might sound since we're in a long distance...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-07-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,435
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Very much the same here, only replace...

Very much the same here, only replace "work" with "final year of university"! :haha

Finally got on the Hearthstone bandwagon now that it's available on Android, although I royally suck :haha
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The best thing to do is to know how to change...

The best thing to do is to know how to change chords you do know quickly so you can construct the chords you need easily. It takes a bit of learning and practice but it's definitely possible. You...
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