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Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Sickz
Can you play any of the solos to metallica and...

Can you play any of the solos to metallica and pantera songs you've learned? Since you are saying yourself that you are not that good at soloing i think it might not be a good idea for you to tackle...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-20-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Sickz
"Songs you enjoy but can't play yet" is...

"Songs you enjoy but can't play yet" is a good one.

It is really hard for us to recommend stuff for you to learn when we don't know which players you enjoy listening to. I could suggest a thousand...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Sickz
I record and critique quite often. It might be...

I record and critique quite often. It might be with a new piece i am working on or with an old tune that i want to evaluate my improvisational concepts over. Seeing your playing grow over time is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Sickz
Making smaller goals can help you achieve greater...

Making smaller goals can help you achieve greater ones more easily. When i started out learning jazz for example my ears were not developed enough to handle large chunks of music to transcribe, so i...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Sickz
I would say it is not accurate. Tablature as a...

I would say it is not accurate. Tablature as a tool has existed since the 14th century, as you can see here:

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

Blending standard notation with tablature is also...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By Sickz
Quite frankly, the best way to learn how to solo...

Quite frankly, the best way to learn how to solo is..well... learning solos. The same scales exist in most types of music, so the scales per say doesn't make a solo sound jazz/metal/country etc, it...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 368
Posted By Sickz
I think what MrDjango and GameSkate meant was...

I think what MrDjango and GameSkate meant was more on the line of using them to help you progress the individual aspects of your reading, which comes in two fold: a) Notes b) Rhythm. Which is what...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,020
Posted By Sickz
I do agree with the general message Hail...

I do agree with the general message Hail expressed with his comment. Music is a medium of the ears, and that is the best way to learn it. It is how you learned to speak, by listening and copying a...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Sickz
Don't know if this is your style or not, but...

Don't know if this is your style or not, but Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci from Dream Theater have an album of just the two of them playing together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZWr4AR5NFc
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Sickz
This is the main thing for all types of music. If...

This is the main thing for all types of music. If you want to be able to play it you have to learn the language of it, just like a child learns their mother-tongue by trying to imitate their parents.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, i understood what you meant. I do that as...

Yeah, i understood what you meant. I do that as well, there is nothing wrong with it.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, i listen much in the car to/from work. I...

Yeah, i listen much in the car to/from work. I started listening heavily when driving when i realized i could learn so much in that time where i was really not doing anything besides driving. So i am...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,285
Posted By Sickz
I don't see anything wrong with it. I probably...

I don't see anything wrong with it. I probably listen to music a solid three hours a day as well, if not more. Got to feed your ear some music, especially if you intend to play that music/style.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Sickz
Because this is a forum related to...

Because this is a forum related to discussion/questions regarding guitar technique, what you did in that thread was just post a video without anything else. It doesn't belong in this forum if there...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By Sickz
I can only speak from personal experience and my...

I can only speak from personal experience and my personal opinion here, so this is entirely my view on the matter.

For me scales have two purposes. One is for getting your hand accustomed to certain...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-13-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By Sickz
I would agree with MM. You can find the same...

I would agree with MM. You can find the same scales in Death Metal, bluegrass and classical music, three widely different styles. The best way to get accustomed with a style of music is to learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By Sickz
I firmly believe the ear is the most important...

I firmly believe the ear is the most important thing a musician can develop, so i'd rather listen to someone who has taken the time to absorb the musical language as much as possible.

To find a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Sickz
It happens. It all depends on what you practice....

It happens. It all depends on what you practice. I know a ton of players that are fantastic at playing, that are my go-to guys when getting a band together for a couple of gigs, but if the gig has an...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Sickz
Oh, i agree. Eventually you want to just hear a...

Oh, i agree. Eventually you want to just hear a sound and think of the interval, but ear training is one of those things that can be very hard to start off with, so having something familiar to aid...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Sickz
You are completely right, i must have been too...

You are completely right, i must have been too tired when writing that. Only shows that i should follow my own rules of not giving advice at night. :p:

Fixed.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-09-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Sickz
Pure ears should be the goal. If it helps you...

Pure ears should be the goal. If it helps you starting out, i'd say bring the guitar. But as soon as possible you want to rely solely on your ears to figure that stuff out.

In addition to what have...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Sickz
I would start by taking The4thHorsemen's advice...

I would start by taking The4thHorsemen's advice and check out MusicTheory.net if you are new to reading notation in general. Other than that, i can only recommend the stuff i do to keep my sight...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Sickz
I would tend to agree. Contradictory to what many...

I would tend to agree. Contradictory to what many may think i actually believe speed comes when you start slowing down instead of speeding up. I've had many of my students (and myself) practice...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Sickz
Do you know what day it is?

Do you know what day it is?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Sickz
Unnecessary. You are not training your hands to...

Unnecessary. You are not training your hands to be stronger or be able to move faster with more weight when practicing guitar, you are training your hands to become more efficient.

Besides, most of...
Forum: Bandleading 03-30-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Sickz
Now i don't know you, ór any of your band mates....

Now i don't know you, ór any of your band mates. But that general attitude puts a lot of people off. Perhaps the other members of the band found that they had more similar tastes in music and in...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Sickz
I learn to sing them along with the recording...

I learn to sing them along with the recording first, then without the recording, then learn it on my instrument.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Sickz
Phrasing is many things. You could say phrasing...

Phrasing is many things. You could say phrasing is a combination of articulation, dynamics, feel and rhythm. It has to do with as you said, how you play the notes. If you use bends, sliding, legato....
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By Sickz
I'd say it i just a matter of keeping at it. I...

I'd say it i just a matter of keeping at it. I learned quite a few songs incorrectly (be it with tuning or the actual notes) before i became comfortable with learning by ear. Nowadays it's not that...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Sickz
Alright, then i have a few recommendations for...

Alright, then i have a few recommendations for you. But you'll have to dig a bit through their catalog yourself, because many of these players have simpler and more advanced stuff. Perhaps that can...
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