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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-28-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Dan Acheron
I agree with Sickz. Keep building your speed on...

I agree with Sickz. Keep building your speed on it so you can play it faster than the original tempo. That way when you play at the original speed it will be easy. As you build speed make sure you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By Dan Acheron
Keep practicing it with high gain. Practice...

Keep practicing it with high gain. Practice slowly and work on eliminating the excess noise. It may take a little while to get it down but if you stick with it you will get it!
Forum: Modern Rock 02-21-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Dan Acheron
I have been listening to a lot of AIC lately! ...

I have been listening to a lot of AIC lately! One of my favorite songs by them is Nutshell. Its a great song!
Forum: Classic Rock 02-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Dan Acheron
I am really liking their new sound! I cant wait...

I am really liking their new sound! I cant wait to see them in April!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-20-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Dan Acheron
Practicing lead on acoustic guitar can help your...

Practicing lead on acoustic guitar can help your lead playing a lot. I would not spend too much time practicing with the acoustic guitar but practicing with it every now and then can be beneficial...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-16-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By Dan Acheron
Take a riff that you already know and work on...

Take a riff that you already know and work on changing the riff into a completely new riff. Just by messing around with one riff, you could come up with a lot of cool ideas.

Another good thing to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Dan Acheron
I highly recommend Ted Greene's, Chord Chemistry....

I highly recommend Ted Greene's, Chord Chemistry. A lot of great information if you are interested in improving and expanding your chord knowledge.
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By Dan Acheron
If it is a complete beginner student, the first...

If it is a complete beginner student, the first lesson you want to get them playing something musically. Find some easy songs that you could teach a beginner in their first lesson and teach them a...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Dan Acheron
One of the best ways for me is the Satriani...

One of the best ways for me is the Satriani method. Set the metronome and pick a note you want to learn. Then find all notes on the beat. Increasing the tempo makes it harder because you have to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By Dan Acheron
Dont compare yourself to other guitar players. ...

Dont compare yourself to other guitar players. No matter your skill level, you can always find someone that is better than you. Keep your goals in mind and work to achieve them.

I always advise...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,429
Posted By Dan Acheron
I am not currently working on learning any new...

I am not currently working on learning any new songs because I have been busy writing my own songs. Skill wise, I have been working on improving my phrasing. I love great phrasing and I have been...
Forum: Classic Rock 02-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By Dan Acheron
These are a few of my favorite Sabbath songs. ...

These are a few of my favorite Sabbath songs. Great songs!

War Pigs
Paranoid
Fairies Wear Boots
Heaven and Hell
Children of the Sea
Die Young
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,071
Posted By Dan Acheron
I practice at least 2 hours a day. I also spend...

I practice at least 2 hours a day. I also spend about another hour or two writing music.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-02-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Dan Acheron
Start trying to apply the least amount of...

Start trying to apply the least amount of pressure on the strings and still get clear notes. This does not require you to grip the neck and your hands will not get tired as fast. It is going to...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,309
Posted By Dan Acheron
Andy LaRocque of King Diamond has pretty good...

Andy LaRocque of King Diamond has pretty good vibrato. One of my favorites. His vibrato has been an inspiration for me to improve my vibrato.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Dan Acheron
Yeah its important to make sure you are relaxed...

Yeah its important to make sure you are relaxed and not tensing up. If you tense up its going to slow down your playing.

Start slowly and build up your speed by making sure you are relaxed the...
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 01-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17,531
Views: 801,029
Posted By Dan Acheron
I do like this album. It has some good songs and...

I do like this album. It has some good songs and has cool musical ideas just like any other Dream Theater album. Its not my favorite album but definitely worth a listen.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-17-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Dan Acheron
I agree that it is probably best to start working...

I agree that it is probably best to start working on it now. Even though you are working on improvising right now, you can still work on taming your pinky.

Just practice slowly and focus on what...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Dan Acheron
It pretty much comes down to practice. If you...

It pretty much comes down to practice. If you start practicing standing up on a more consistent basis it will become a lot easier. Pretty simple but it will help.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Dan Acheron
Quiz yourself over where each note is on the...

Quiz yourself over where each note is on the fretboard and which fret is what note. I do this when I am away from the guitar so I dont spend my practice time learning the notes of the fretboard. If...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,663
Posted By Dan Acheron
I do not believe natural talent should be...

I do not believe natural talent should be credited for all the success individuals have in a area of life. While natural talent may help, I believe it all comes down to dedication. Someone can have...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Dan Acheron
Since your practice time is limited you can try...

Since your practice time is limited you can try just constantly going over the songs in your head and focusing on your parts. This is just one thing you can do away from the drums to try and learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By Dan Acheron
$15 an hour is pretty good if you are a beginning...

$15 an hour is pretty good if you are a beginning teacher. I know a lot of teachers that charge around $30 an hour but they have been teaching for a while. Plus giving guitar lessons beats working...
Forum: Modern Rock 06-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By Dan Acheron
Alice in Chains Unplugged Eric Clapton MTV...

Alice in Chains Unplugged
Eric Clapton MTV Unplugged
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Dan Acheron
One thing that really helped me with my rhythm is...

One thing that really helped me with my rhythm is counting the beat. Doing this along with the metronome really helped improve my rhythm!
Forum: Musician Talk 05-28-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Dan Acheron
I agree with Diary of a Madman by Ozzy. Probably...

I agree with Diary of a Madman by Ozzy. Probably one of my all time favorite acoustic intros!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-28-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Dan Acheron
One important thing is to pay attention to the...

One important thing is to pay attention to the tension in your picking arm. The tension will keep you from increasing your tremolo picking speed. While you are practicing slow make sure the tension...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-26-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dan Acheron
It took me about 5 years to get up to that speed....

It took me about 5 years to get up to that speed. I did not focus my practice for all 5 years in order to reach that speed however. If your main focus is reaching that speed than you can probably...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-29-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By Dan Acheron
I was horrible at improv when I first started. I...

I was horrible at improv when I first started. I use to spend a lot of time just working on techniques. What helped me a lot was learning others solos. Got some cool ideas from those solos that I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-29-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Dan Acheron
One way to improve your picking is to just focus...

One way to improve your picking is to just focus on up picking for a few weeks. Up picking is usually the weakest part of most guitarists picking. When you improve it, it makes your picking...
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