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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Freepower
Arpeggio picking is hard! It's okay to have the...

Arpeggio picking is hard!

It's okay to have the hand on the guitar as long as you're not exerting pressure on it. In your case it's muting the lower strings so I'm afraid you'll just have to move...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Freepower
It's reallllllllly hard, the reason being that...

It's reallllllllly hard, the reason being that the extensors (muscles that "open" the hand) are really weak compared to the tensors. If you're still "pressing" at all you'll be fighting against that,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By Freepower
I've never heard of anyone using the lower string...

I've never heard of anyone using the lower string as a safety net (I assume you mean physically lower and not lower in pitch), it would require an almost vertical pulloff motion and you'd risk...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Freepower
You might want to do this for the lessons or...

You might want to do this for the lessons or columns section of the site. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-04-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Freepower
I'm afraid the UG forums do not allow you to sign...

I'm afraid the UG forums do not allow you to sign up to promote yourself. Please consult the rules.
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 10-31-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Freepower
Looks very cool! Best of luck!

Looks very cool! Best of luck!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-29-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Freepower
Almost anything can be refingered, if you're...

Almost anything can be refingered, if you're having trouble consider moving it. eg, from 10th fret low E to 5th fret A. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-01-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Freepower
You probably want to watch this, it covers this...

You probably want to watch this, it covers this question in detail :) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIZaZthqbg
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Freepower
Most experts know the neck in multiple ways. That...

Most experts know the neck in multiple ways. That way if they can't think of the note name they still know what interval they're playing over the current chord, or they know the exact sound of what...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,220
Posted By Freepower
There isn't really a speed wall, imho. It's just...

There isn't really a speed wall, imho. It's just a matter of diminishing returns. Personally it took me the same space of time (and probably a lot more practice!) to get from 150->200bpm than...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Freepower
I know what you're going through and yep, you...

I know what you're going through and yep, you just have to switched to a more relaxed wrist motion. This will make your picking feel and sound a lot better, but it will take more time to develop -...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Freepower
I recently did a hybrid picking lesson series, I...

I recently did a hybrid picking lesson series, I think the first vid would be the most useful to you, the others are a bunch of licks showing you some ideas to try. Hope this helps!...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Freepower
Yeah, I'd heard whispers every now and again that...

Yeah, I'd heard whispers every now and again that Troy had it in the works but that it's actually here is blowing my mind. Just checked the blog posts I remember, it's been about 8 years! It's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Freepower
Looking forward to this, I had no idea Cracking...

Looking forward to this, I had no idea Cracking The Code was actually out after all this time!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Freepower
It's just whichever you've practised more. I used...

It's just whichever you've practised more. I used to find inside picking easier. After practising outside more, outside was easier. Now because of new practice, inside's easier again. Greg Howe is an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Freepower
Don't worry about comparing your progress to...

Don't worry about comparing your progress to others - you will get out what you put in, and only you know what you put in.

You could think you know the things you list and be awful, you could know...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Freepower
Aside from just spending lots of time practising...

Aside from just spending lots of time practising that style, you have to work a lot on relaxation. The tenser your arm, the harder you're working and the less stamina you'll have. Make sure every...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Freepower
Is this even advertising? What a strange first...

Is this even advertising? What a strange first post. :confused:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Freepower
Looks fine, I'm afraid you're going to have to...

Looks fine, I'm afraid you're going to have to identify the problem yourself. See if there's any common factor the times you get a poor sound and work from there. :)
Forum: Musician Talk 06-05-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17,396
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 651,758
Posted By Freepower
Excellent, well done! :cheers:

Excellent, well done! :cheers:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Freepower
I'm afraid this is not the forum you're looking...

I'm afraid this is not the forum you're looking for, keep this kind of thing in Original Recordings.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-29-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 125,627
Posted By Freepower
My personal experience is that as long as you do...

My personal experience is that as long as you do some practice standing and some sitting you maintain your ability to play in both positions, you don't have to worry too much about doing lots of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-28-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 125,627
Posted By Freepower
Are you sure it's the open string and not the...

Are you sure it's the open string and not the 12th fret harmonic?

First of all, properly relaxing the finger should be sufficient, keep practising that.

Secondly, you can use the right hand...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-24-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Freepower
I took guitar lessons from a guy with 40 years...

I took guitar lessons from a guy with 40 years professional teaching experience, he had one student whose natural sense of rhythm was so bad that they had to do a few weeks of walking to the beat and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Freepower
Hey there, as it turns out I'm a big fan of...

Hey there, as it turns out I'm a big fan of Vildjharta et al and I can hopefully give you a few useful tips.

First of all, you can actually learn plenty of stuff on your current guitar. You may have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-22-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Freepower
The foot moves to the internal pulse, but it also...

The foot moves to the internal pulse, but it also helps you with your internal pulse.

Any regular physical motion will help, foot tapping is one of the best to start with because the tap is well...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Freepower
Well, not to toot my own horn, but I'm a...

Well, not to toot my own horn, but I'm a qualified professional guitar teacher. :)

In my experience, students who tap the rhythm and not the beat don't really have a good timekeeping. The reason...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,022
Posted By Freepower
Personally I would say it's bad. I think the best...

Personally I would say it's bad. I think the best (and most fun) way to fix this is to start tapping your foot to the beat whenever you're listening to music. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,107
Posted By Freepower
Watch this -...

Watch this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIZaZthqbg :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By Freepower
Thanks for coming back, it's always good to hear...

Thanks for coming back, it's always good to hear how things have gone!

One of the problems with forums is that you get very few people actually putting any real effort into trying things and...
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