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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Junior#1
I know what he meant, and I know what I said. ...

I know what he meant, and I know what I said. Being "close to being ambidextrous" is not the same as actually being ambidextrous. It's like comparing a valencia orange to a mandarin orange. They...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Junior#1
The fact is that you are not ambidextrous. One...

The fact is that you are not ambidextrous. One hand is dominant, regardless of how slightly. So, naturally, one hand is going to be more comfortable with strumming. With that said, it will take...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Junior#1
I've said it before, I'll say it again: If you...

I've said it before, I'll say it again: If you don't know what to teach, then don't teach.

What do you need to know? Depends on the student. What should you know? As much as is humanly...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Junior#1
It happens to everyone. I find it's best to take...

It happens to everyone. I find it's best to take a couple days off. Don't touch the guitar for 2 or 3 days. Then, try it again.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Junior#1
I use the side of my palm. Hence the term 'palm...

I use the side of my palm. Hence the term 'palm muting'. That leaves your thumb open for other duties.

Based on you saying "To keep my hand that high, I need to raise my shoulder into an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Junior#1
The fact that you're using an acoustic may be the...

The fact that you're using an acoustic may be the cause of some of your problems. Acoustic guitars generally have wider, thicker necks, which can make things a bit more difficult. On top of that,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Junior#1
It's true. A few people I play with used to do...

It's true. A few people I play with used to do that for a while, and I think Joey Eppard still does it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Junior#1
Sounds like you've been using poor technique, and...

Sounds like you've been using poor technique, and way too much force. You don't need to apply a lot of pressure to the strings. I think you've probably been using your thumb to apply the pressure...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Junior#1
The first thing I do when switching from one...

The first thing I do when switching from one chord to another is look for any fingers that I don't have to move. Then I can use them as a reference point for the rest of the chord. With power...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Junior#1
1. Any way you want as long as it sounds good to...

1. Any way you want as long as it sounds good to you.
2. That's like asking "what piano keys should a pianist use?".
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Junior#1
If it's just resting on the guitar, then no...

If it's just resting on the guitar, then no problem. But if you're anchoring your arm to the guitar, me and most other people on this site would recommend that you change it. Since you said you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Junior#1
Where should you be? Well that depends. If you...

Where should you be? Well that depends. If you still like playing guitar, then you should be playing it. If not, you should be looking into other hobbies.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Junior#1
Forget about modes. They're not that widely used...

Forget about modes. They're not that widely used in guitar, and you can really get by without them. Unless you're planning to become a guitar teacher and you want to teach this to your students,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-30-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Junior#1
Relax. You're not doing anything wrong. Anyone...

Relax. You're not doing anything wrong. Anyone can play solos, but not everyone wants to, and there's nothing wrong with that. If Malcolm Young wanted to become a soloist, we wouldn't have AC/DC...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Junior#1
Also, make sure that you are using your fingers...

Also, make sure that you are using your fingers to actually apply the pressure needed, not your thumb. It sounds like it's the same thing, but there is a very significant distinction. Your thumb is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Junior#1
1. That's not a barre chord. Technically, that's...

1. That's not a barre chord. Technically, that's not even a chord at all, but rather a double stop.
2. Just because you're tall doesn't necessarily mean that your hands are big. A friend of mine is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Junior#1
I'm think it's probably showing you which chords...

I'm think it's probably showing you which chords are major in that particular key. For example, if you're playing in the key of C, chords based around the root (C), as well as the 4th and 5th (F and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Junior#1
What pick stroke you start with really doesn't...

What pick stroke you start with really doesn't make that much of a difference. With enough time, you will be able to pick comfortably regardless of what pick stroke you start with.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Junior#1
All forms of picking have their uses and if you...

All forms of picking have their uses and if you train your ear enough, you can also hear their subtle differences. You should become proficient with all of them. The more you learn, the better you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By Junior#1
Pain in your shoulder is probably from playing in...

Pain in your shoulder is probably from playing in casual position instead of classical. Pain in your fretting hand could be a couple things. Your wrist might be angled too much, you might be using...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Junior#1
Marty Friedman's Melodic Control Paul Gilbert's...

Marty Friedman's Melodic Control
Paul Gilbert's Get Out of My Yard
John Petrucci's Rock Discipline
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-17-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By Junior#1
Uh huh. Why? Are you trying to gauge how long...

Uh huh. Why? Are you trying to gauge how long you should practice or what you should practice? If that's the case, you could just ask. Otherwise, just being curious what other people are doing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-14-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Junior#1
Probably somewhere between about 32 seconds and...

Probably somewhere between about 32 seconds and 469 years.

(I'm surprised you haven't closed this yet, Mark)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Junior#1
There's nothing wrong with being a little lazy...

There's nothing wrong with being a little lazy every once in a while as long as it doesn't affect the sound of the chord. But you should also make sure that you can play chords comfortably utilizing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Junior#1
TS I was in the same spot as you when I first...

TS I was in the same spot as you when I first started. I had a list of 20 or 30 songs that I wanted to learn, but for all of them I needed either a 7 string or a baritone 6 string. I started with a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By Junior#1
I frequently take breaks of about 10 days, 2...

I frequently take breaks of about 10 days, 2 weeks at the most. I've discovered that I write my best stuff my first day back after a break. There's nothing wrong with taking a break for a while, as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-12-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Junior#1
I agree with most of this, except that you...

I agree with most of this, except that you mentioned modes. Again.

Theory is indeed very helpful, but modes are just a pain in the ass. At least until you have an extremely thorough...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-09-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Junior#1
For an open A chord, yes. But as you learn more,...

For an open A chord, yes. But as you learn more, just know that the lowest note in a chord is not always the root.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-07-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Junior#1
What you NEED to know could be a relatively short...

What you NEED to know could be a relatively short list or a long list depending on what you play. What you SHOULD know is a bit more comprehensive.

First of all, you should definitely reconsider...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Junior#1
Ideally, you should become proficient with all...

Ideally, you should become proficient with all forms of picking. Practice it both ways. And also practice using all up strokes.
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