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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-09-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By socrfb
Let your hands rest a week or even two. Ice the...

Let your hands rest a week or even two. Ice the parts that hurt, take some ibuprofen, basically all the basic stuff for relieving aches and pains. If they're still hurting after about 2 weeks of rest...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-09-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By socrfb
Like others said, mute the D string with your...

Like others said, mute the D string with your index finger. Don't worry about the pick hitting that string, if it's muted properly it won't matter. You may hear the pick hitting the string, but the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By socrfb
Break your practice down into segments that are...

Break your practice down into segments that are 15-20 minutes of focusing on just one thing. That song/solo you're trying to learn? 15 minutes. Trying to memorize your Am scales in each shape? 15...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By socrfb
If it's cost effective and if the manufacturer...

If it's cost effective and if the manufacturer provides this service, you can send it to them to have it repaired. You will probably be better off doing this than giving it to some person you may or...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-03-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By socrfb
I think the only thing that comes naturally is...

I think the only thing that comes naturally is the motivation to improve. Yes, there are things that can make you feel motivated, but, metaphorically speaking, the embers were already there, all it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-28-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By socrfb
MIDI is an option. Unfortunately I don't know how...

MIDI is an option. Unfortunately I don't know how to set up a MIDI rig so someone else will have to go into more detail. Basically, you can record your guitar and have it come out sounding like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-26-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By socrfb
Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino...

Guitar Fretboard Workbook by Barrett Tagliarino is a good book for learning the fretboard. Accompanying that with some theory from a book like Music Theory For Guitarists by Tom Kolb or...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-25-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By socrfb
Hmm I'd say practice as much as you can, just to...

Hmm I'd say practice as much as you can, just to review some things and not let your technique slide, but focus on one or two different things and dedicate more time to those. So if you're trying to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-24-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By socrfb
That would be an F5 power chord. If you took that...

That would be an F5 power chord. If you took that same shape and moved it down a string you would have to move that 6th fret back a fret (the entire chord would obviously change unless you moved to a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-07-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By socrfb
I knew this would happen in the comments...

I knew this would happen in the comments haha.

For that chord I would use two fingers (assuming you wrote that correctly and you're playing the open strings) just because there's less risk of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By socrfb
Perhaps a drum machine would better suit you? I...

Perhaps a drum machine would better suit you? I personally haven't tried them yet, so somebody else on here would have to point you to some good ones.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By socrfb
All you can do is slow it down to a tempo that...

All you can do is slow it down to a tempo that you can play it cleanly at, then gradually build from there.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-31-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By socrfb
Everywhere I've found it online charges $35-$45...

Everywhere I've found it online charges $35-$45 for it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-25-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By socrfb
I started on an Ibanez Mikro, which has a...

I started on an Ibanez Mikro, which has a 22" scale length. For awhile it felt comfortable, then I started taking folk classes at my college 8 months after I started playing and bought a Jasmine S35,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By socrfb
My first impression just by looking at the titles...

My first impression just by looking at the titles is that the first one is going to be mostly rhythm playing, while the second will be more about lead. Pick whichever one you feel you need to improve...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By socrfb
I know Mark Tremonti sets his middle finger on...

I know Mark Tremonti sets his middle finger on his index finger to reinforce the pick. Personally, that feels uncomfortable and if your fingers aren't positioned correctly and your nails aren't short...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-14-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By socrfb
The first song I learned was Monster by Skillet....

The first song I learned was Monster by Skillet. In fact, it's easy enough that I could've told somebody how to play it before I got my first guitar just by watching Ben Kasica's tutorial for it a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By socrfb
This, especially the whole playing without a...

This, especially the whole playing without a metronome part. If your fingers don't know what to do at first, then you'll have to play it so slowly that you may even have trouble keeping the beat....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-28-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By socrfb
I'm interested in hearing what it sounds like.

I'm interested in hearing what it sounds like.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-22-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By socrfb
Learning songs in alternate tunings? No harm in...

Learning songs in alternate tunings? No harm in it. In fact, it'll actually be beneficial in a way because you'll be learning things you want to learn, which will keep you interested in playing. The...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,885
Posted By socrfb
Like you said, Steve Vai has done 10 hours a day....

Like you said, Steve Vai has done 10 hours a day. John Petrucci and the other Dream Theater guys said it was a requirement that they practice 8 hours a day outside of band practice. Mark Tremonti...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-17-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,756
Posted By socrfb
It's all about how much time you personally put...

It's all about how much time you personally put into it, your learning methods, etc. Also, just something to throw out there, younger people tend to learn things faster.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By socrfb
justinguitar.com Unless you're looking for a...

justinguitar.com

Unless you're looking for a teacher to actually talk to?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By socrfb
Not sure what he used for recording, but live he...

Not sure what he used for recording, but live he uses 2 Fender '65 Twin Reverbs for his cleans. Fallout sounds like it's just a clean tone, but A Thousand Faces sounds like it may be an actual...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-06-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By socrfb
How long have you been playing? Repetition is...

How long have you been playing?

Repetition is the key to memorization. Also, don't overload your brain with information. Choose maybe 3 open chords to learn at a time and drill on those until you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By socrfb
Rest.

Rest.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-06-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By socrfb
Rather than playing nonstop for that long, I'd...

Rather than playing nonstop for that long, I'd recommend playing as fast as you can for as long as you can. Set your metronome for a beat that you consider fast (and is within your abilities), pick...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By socrfb
I either find out where my top speed is (if I'm...

I either find out where my top speed is (if I'm playing it slower than I need to be) and stop or I keep on working on it until I start repeatedly making random mistakes that I shouldn't be making,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-03-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By socrfb
Ya, thinking about it again I'm pretty sure he...

Ya, thinking about it again I'm pretty sure he meant "N" because if you take that exact motion and pick it, it'd be DUD, but an "n" would be UDU. I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to practice both...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-03-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By socrfb
For gallops you're actually picking. I actually...

For gallops you're actually picking. I actually remember Mark Tremonti saying that when he was in school he would just sit there and draw an "n" (not sure if he meant capitalized) as fast as he...
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