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Forum: Musician Talk 02-19-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By edg
Well, really you can teach yourself whatever you...

Well, really you can teach yourself whatever you want. Brain Surgery, Rocket Science, Nuclear Physics... I mean, all the information is out there and readily available. Just get the necessary...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By edg
I'd say, based on you question, it's NOT worth...

I'd say, based on you question, it's NOT worth practicing it twice a day by the sound of it.
Maybe not even once.

There's no such thing as "metronome practice". If you want to work on your rhythm,...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-23-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By edg
The takeaway from that link is that the...

The takeaway from that link is that the fingerboard has lots of hidden patterns that are in there waiting for you to find. There is NO single, magical pattern. The more you find and use, the more...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-01-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
The first 2/3 of your life is just the set...

The first 2/3 of your life is just the set up.

It's where you set the conditions, type, extent and intensity of the suffering you WILL encounter in the last 1/3 of your life. The last 1/3 is all...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
Yeah, it was Ace. In fact, when I walked into...

Yeah, it was Ace. In fact, when I walked into the room he was showing his, in-the-works-with-Gibson Ace Frehley Sig Les Paul on his laptop. Looked like it had 3 Dimarzios. When I saw it I said...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
LOL. I was never a Kiss fan and I doubt I could...

LOL. I was never a Kiss fan and I doubt I could even recognize a song, but a rock legend is a rock legend!

There were some interesting exchanges. The one that sticks out most is, our CEO who is...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-27-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
Thought you guys might be interested.... Ace at...

Thought you guys might be interested.... Ace at the office today (the 2 guys to the right are his biz mgrs I think. We were listening to some of his new tracks when I took this):
...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
Oh, about the Jem. Try one first! I was going...

Oh, about the Jem. Try one first!

I was going to buy one. I'm glad I tried it. In fact, that was the day I went to Guitar Center to buy a Jem, and came home with the PRS instead. I just...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
I have a PRS Custom 22. Personally, while...

I have a PRS Custom 22. Personally, while they're solid guitars, it's just not a favorite of mine. Anyway, everybody likes something else when it comes to guitars....

On a side note, if...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By edg
Learning how to practice is a lot more than doing...

Learning how to practice is a lot more than doing things by rote over and over in a schedule.
If you're approaching it as "something to get through" you will not have understood it. Neither is it...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By edg
What you'll find (if you eventually get...

What you'll find (if you eventually get somewhere) is that it's how well you've internalized the simple and basic elements of music that REALLY matters. Levels, charts, rankings, grades ... are all...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,927
Posted By edg
I haven't been keeping up around here recently...

I haven't been keeping up around here recently and just noticed the jam was up. I might do something seeing as there's not really a deadline. Maybe not. Time permitting...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By edg
THE single most important skill to master for...

THE single most important skill to master for guitar (or any instrument) is HOW TO PRACTICE. It's the only skill that will allow you to go where you want with the instrument and give you the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-17-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By edg
If you carefully do some experimenting, you'll...

If you carefully do some experimenting, you'll find you can do a hammer on or pull off with nearly 0 effort and they will still be loud. It's really all about accuracy and finger dexterity. Of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By edg
What everybody is really looking for is what the...

What everybody is really looking for is what the INNER EXPERIENCE of picking perfectly fast is like to THEM. If you struggle, needless to say, you haven't yet found it. It will feel like the...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By edg
What you guys are talking about is gluing 2...

What you guys are talking about is gluing 2 pentatonic boxes together into 1 finger position. What you can really do with that is a lot of linear pentatonic runs that can be strictly economy...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-10-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By edg
Get some decent recording software and learn how...

Get some decent recording software and learn how to do basic editing. It's not that hard. With a little know-how, you can take a generally crappy take and turn it into a masterpiece. Knowing...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-27-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By edg
Since playing "a bunch of of hammer-on's and...

Since playing "a bunch of of hammer-on's and pull-off's" doesn't work, it MUST be something else. Perhaps it involves a lot more skill and knowledge than that?

My suggestion is: try something...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By edg
Modes don't "start" or "end"...

Modes don't "start" or "end" anywhere which is part of the trouble you're having with them. They have a root note, yes. But that doesn't define a start or end point, it defines a FUNCTION of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By edg
Yeah, rhythm (I assume your problem is rhythm in...

Yeah, rhythm (I assume your problem is rhythm in general, not just rhythm guitar) is something everyone thinks is easy -- until you have to do something in time. Then you realize how woefully...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By edg
Well, it's A way to do it and I think a farily...

Well, it's A way to do it and I think a farily slow and tedious one. But, apparently, YMMV.

Triads have a few basic simple patterns that can be organized in a very straightforward way. It would...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,008
Posted By edg
I really don't find any of your other arguments...

I really don't find any of your other arguments all that sound, but I'll briefly address this one.

A classical violinist is ultimately going to be enganged in a VERY different activity than the...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By edg
What you should really take away from melodic...

What you should really take away from melodic control is put a LOT of practicing into arpeggios. Basically, you can start with major and minor triads. There's lots of ways of practicing these...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,008
Posted By edg
When I give advice my intention is to save people...

When I give advice my intention is to save people time and effort.

"Shapes" are just guitar-specific representations, and "notes" are more abstract representations, of the same basic information....
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,560
Posted By edg
This guy has figured out he can get a rise out of...

This guy has figured out he can get a rise out of everyone quickest if he starts asking dumb questions about modes. That is ALL he's doing.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,008
Posted By edg
Well what worked best for me was...

Well what worked best for me was basically:

Learn the shapes of the major scale finger positions.

Learn the shapes of the major triad arpeggios over the neck.

Learn the shapes of the minor triad...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
Aren't you aware of what's been happening with...

Aren't you aware of what's been happening with the world wide economies? There's been a lot of fairly bad news that makes it to the general media -- like stock markets losing huge amounts of value...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,056
Posted By edg
Be careful what you wish for, because I believe...

Be careful what you wish for, because I believe that is exactly the plan. Don't expect it to be a benign democracy either.

The situation in Gaza is more than it appears to be. I think it would be...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-23-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 736
Posted By edg
I care about technique. When the situation...

I care about technique. When the situation calls for it, this IS a technique. Nothing wrong about it all.

TS: In my profile there's a vid of me playing a progression with a Hendrix sort of...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By edg
Well, I don't really know the song. I'd have to...

Well, I don't really know the song. I'd have to listen to it a bit to see if I could figure it out more.

As far as key relationships go, there is a hierarchy of key relations. I'd have to look...
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