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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Sickz
As Zaphod mentioned, this is one of those things...

As Zaphod mentioned, this is one of those things you have to practice really slowly to get down, same goes with a lot of things on guitar (keeping fingers close to the fretboard, relaxing each finger...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 834
Posted By Sickz
That is true. I think it has a lot to do with...

That is true. I think it has a lot to do with developing a taste for certain things. I didn't like Bach's music as first, the music that drew me into classical music was older stuff from the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Sickz
Distortion can cover up many mistakes, which is...

Distortion can cover up many mistakes, which is probably what you are noticing when playing with a clean sound.

I'd advocate using both in your practice. Clean practice is very important because it...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 834
Posted By Sickz
I don't know if i'd necessarily say consuming art...

I don't know if i'd necessarily say consuming art is a skill, but i will say that i believe that there are two ways of appreciating art (doesn't just relate to music, but also movies, books, theater...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 1,670
Posted By Sickz
Agreed. One of the reasons i haven't been...

Agreed. One of the reasons i haven't been checking as much coming out of the metal scene lately is because i can't stand some of the mixes they use. I might still enjoy the songs but some producers...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 1,670
Posted By Sickz
Sound quality is better for sure, i would have...

Sound quality is better for sure, i would have loved to have the quality of todays music on some of my older records (Charlie Parker, Charlie Christian records etc). That's all i have to say...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By Sickz
No, the progression for Autumn Leaves is a major...

No, the progression for Autumn Leaves is a major ii-V-I-IV followed by a minor ii-V-I in the relative minor key. Yes, the tune is in Dm in the case of this recording. But the progression should...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 494
Posted By Sickz
I do agree with everyone else in this thread, the...

I do agree with everyone else in this thread, the best way to start is to learn simple standards, then progress to harder standards, then you can move into original compositions by more contemporary...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Sickz
I would say so. Mind you it has been many years...

I would say so. Mind you it has been many years since i was a 10 months but if i remember correctly it took me between 1 and 3 years to get comfortable with the guitar. For some people it takes...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By Sickz
I agree with Monwo, you probably just haven't...

I agree with Monwo, you probably just haven't built up your callouses yet. You are still in the beginning stages of playing, so that is common.

For what it's worth, my morning practice session is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Sickz
If you are going to play ala Freddie Green you...

If you are going to play ala Freddie Green you are going to use a pick and emphasize the downbeats. Otherwise, it's up to you. You can strum them, you can pluck them all at once with your fingers,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-20-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Sickz
Yes, one out of four voicings on any particular...

Yes, one out of four voicings on any particular string set will be built using the barre shape with removed double notes. For instance if we took a look at Minor 7th chords with the root on the E...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Sickz
Get some transcription software, so you can slow...

Get some transcription software, so you can slow down and EQ the song to bring forth the guitar track more.


Listen with only left/only right earphone (if the guitar is panned).

Listen to the...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-20-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,763
Posted By Sickz
Tosin realized that he had weaknesses that he...

Tosin realized that he had weaknesses that he couldn't overcome without musical education though. He studied at the Atlanta institute for music for a year (maybe more, i can't remember) because he...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-20-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Sickz
Yes, i think the best thing you can focus on...

Yes, i think the best thing you can focus on right now is learning standard four note voicings for each chord. As said, the easiest ones to start with are just normal maj7/min7/dom7/half-diminished...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Sickz
Jazz player here. As Zaphod mentioned, the...

Jazz player here.

As Zaphod mentioned, the easiest way to view it is learning how to change chords you already know into new chords. For example lets say you don't know Maj7 chords, but do know...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By Sickz
It's no big deal, you have to cut yourself some...

It's no big deal, you have to cut yourself some slack.

When i finished high school and auditioned for music schools to go to i didn't get in the first year, and i felt pretty much as you are feeling...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-16-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,041
Posted By Sickz
Indeed. It is also worth noting that some styles...

Indeed. It is also worth noting that some styles are just generally more or less technical than others. Some people take a stab at certain styles, progressive metal, jazz and classical to name a few,...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,041
Posted By Sickz
Music can neither be too technical nor too...

Music can neither be too technical nor too simple. You can listen to Charlie Parker blowing through the changes to Anthropology, or listen to Neil Young play a solo consisting of one single note....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-15-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 866
Posted By Sickz
It would be better if you played at the highest...

It would be better if you played at the highest tempo you can play these things properly, that would give us a better sense of your technique.

I have a few things i react on. In regards to Glasgow...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-15-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Sickz
I am not a mod of the forum, but i think the...

I am not a mod of the forum, but i think the rules for the musician talk and guitar technique forums (which are the ones i frequent) are that you can't promote your own material, and that it is a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-15-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Sickz
Shouldn't it be the other way, patience being...

Shouldn't it be the other way, patience being horizontal and progress being vertical? Since patience is in regards to time put in and progress is measured in this case?

Anyway, it is a good point.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-15-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Sickz
I agree with MM here. If you want to learn new...

I agree with MM here. If you want to learn new chords and progressions, look at tunes you like the sound of and learn from them. You need context for what you are learning, to see how it is used. I...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-15-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By Sickz
I agree with Jet, every genre allows you to be as...

I agree with Jet, every genre allows you to be as simple or complex as you like. You could write a pop song in a very simple fashion way, with easy open position chords. Then you can also add lots of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-15-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Sickz
Doesn't really matter in my opinion. Solfege (Do...

Doesn't really matter in my opinion. Solfege (Do re mi fa etc) is used for knowing where you are in the key when learning these things. (do being the root, re being the major second etc)

In my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Sickz
How long did it take until i could shred? I am...

How long did it take until i could shred? I am going to be honest with you, i don't remember, because by the time i could speed was no longer something i cared about or focused on. I truly believe...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Sickz
Best thing to start of with is stuff you know...

Best thing to start of with is stuff you know really, really well. Nursery rhymes you was brought up with, themes to TV shows you love, Christmas carols etc. Basically anything that gets stuck in...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-13-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Sickz
I'm going to be honest, despite studying jazz...

I'm going to be honest, despite studying jazz performance i never really got into the realm of free jazz during my studies. Most likely because i was busy doing those years studying and emulating...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-12-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Sickz
Take a week off. The cause of this is most likely...

Take a week off. The cause of this is most likely over-practicing at this moment, if you just out of the blue double your practice sessions it will be more demanding on your technique.

I am also...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Sickz
99% of the time, by ear. I take the tune i want...

99% of the time, by ear. I take the tune i want to learn, split it up into sections (intro, verse, chorus, bridge, ABAC, ABBA etc) then split those sections into smaller chunks if they are...
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