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Forum: The Pit Today, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 340
Posted By JimDawson
Any phrase with "aks" in it. "Can...

Any phrase with "aks" in it.

"Can I aks you a question?"
Forum: The Pit Today, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 340
Posted By JimDawson
Not really phrases, but since I was really young...

Not really phrases, but since I was really young it has annoyed me when people use "seen" (improperly) and "gots" in sentences where they're not making fun of someone's grammar.

"He gots one of...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By JimDawson
You can divide an octave into any amount of notes...

You can divide an octave into any amount of notes you want. You're thinking of 24-tone equal temperament if I'm understanding this right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_tone_system

Also,...
Forum: The Pit 02-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,297
Posted By JimDawson
^^^ Definitely one of the most powerful images...

^^^ Definitely one of the most powerful images I've ever seen. Actually chokes me up a bit, and that never happens to me with this sort of thing.
Forum: The Pit 02-27-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,297
Posted By JimDawson
RIP Leonard Nimoy. It's a generic comment, but...

RIP Leonard Nimoy.

It's a generic comment, but as a long-time trekkie I have to be a part of this somehow. To be honest, I can't think of any celebrity deaths which have affected me more than this...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By JimDawson
It also helps you make big stretches. (thumb on...

It also helps you make big stretches. (thumb on back of the neck)
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,356
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah, he definitely was in one of those moods...

Yeah, he definitely was in one of those moods where people exaggerate everything negative.
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,356
Posted By JimDawson
I read that other thread. Never imagined it would...

I read that other thread. Never imagined it would make him rage like this though...

Maybe he was just having a bad day, but man... he really needs a thicker skin if he wants to open himself to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By JimDawson
yes

yes
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By JimDawson
Thanks for the info! I'm seeing that phase...

Thanks for the info! I'm seeing that phase shifting isn't the miraculous noise cancelling solution I thought it could be. Also, thanks for suggesting ReaFir- I always used ReaEQ and overlooked it...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By JimDawson
Hum cancelling software?

Hi. I was just wondering if anyone knows of some trick to get rid of hum in a DAW. It's more of a curiosity really, but I was thinking that there may be something out there similar to an impulse...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,125
Posted By JimDawson
I remember being at the point you're at now. The...

I remember being at the point you're at now. The difference is I was reading LOTS of wikipedia stuff and googling all sorts of things on my own so I never had to make threads like these. :D...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,722
Posted By JimDawson
UG had a news article about this a few months...

UG had a news article about this a few months ago: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/is_down-tuning_really_making_music_heavier_this_experiment_might_have_the_answer.html

I think it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By JimDawson
It is definitely a good idea to not neglect...

It is definitely a good idea to not neglect training your pinky.

At the same time, I have been experimenting with doing pull-offs like that for awhile now. It seems much easier to use the index...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-18-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By JimDawson
When you go past 90 bpm what's the first thing...

When you go past 90 bpm what's the first thing that starts to screw up? Fretting, picking or something else? Timing?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-17-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By JimDawson
"Melodic sequences" might be what...

"Melodic sequences" might be what you're looking for. Basically, you take a scale and play it in some kind of pattern.

For example, you could play scale degrees like: 6,5,4,3 4,3,2,1 2,1,7,6......
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By JimDawson
One thing to consider about eco picking is that...

One thing to consider about eco picking is that at lower speeds your picking can be really soft when you're switching strings. I'd say it's harder to do slowly in the same way sweep picking is- it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-08-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By JimDawson
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-08-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By JimDawson
^True. Specialists aside, I have talked to...

^True.

Specialists aside, I have talked to doctors about getting scans. I was told X-rays are the cheapest kind of medical imaging you can get. I live in Canada, so I wouldn't be paying for it, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-08-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By JimDawson
I bob my head around like a tool to keep in...

I bob my head around like a tool to keep in time.

There's this one song I have been playing for awhile, Albinoni's adagio in G minor, and I NEED to listen to the bass to have good flow. It mixes up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-08-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By JimDawson
In the quest to figure out "how that guy...

In the quest to figure out "how that guy does that", thinking about things in terms of "talent" is the kiss of death to progress. It's basically a witch hunt, and arguing for talent is like flogging...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By JimDawson
Lol, good ol' GG. You could- it would be easier...

Lol, good ol' GG.

You could- it would be easier on the picking hand, but I wouldn't recommend it. I think it's a good idea to make the lowest note of an arpeggio stand out more by picking it, but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By JimDawson
I've never thought of it that way before! Surely...

I've never thought of it that way before! Surely if you can sweep pick by hopping over the A string like that it will open up other options for you.

It can be kind of weird to pick the A string with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-22-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah, pretty much. The only difference is that...

Yeah, pretty much. The only difference is that arpeggio shapes aren't limited to one note per string like chord shapes are.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By JimDawson
Lol, I got ninja'd. :)

Lol, I got ninja'd. :)
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By JimDawson
^That's a pretty significant necrobump right...

^That's a pretty significant necrobump right there. Oh well- I'm sure others are going to check this out anyway.

Ambiguity makes a lot of things sound dark- combining parts of different scales can...
Forum: The Pit 12-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,178
Posted By JimDawson
Electronics development and retail outlet. I'd...

Electronics development and retail outlet. I'd build and sell everything from quadcopters to vibrators- but higher budget, boutiquey stuff because I can't compete with China.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-04-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By JimDawson
I'm a 23 year old dude from Canada. These days I...

I'm a 23 year old dude from Canada. These days I listen to a lot of wanky, shred guitar type stuff; it's not really a genre, but stuff like Cacophony and Jeff Loomis are good examples of what I mean....
Forum: The Pit 10-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By JimDawson
I feel Jesus deep inside me.

I feel Jesus deep inside me.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By JimDawson
The idea of keys isn't absolutely necessary to...

The idea of keys isn't absolutely necessary to making music just like string bends aren't necessary for making music- they're just powerful tools for getting stuff done.

You can go atonal, or just...
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