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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-25-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By Junior#1
First, guitar is not a competition. You don't...

First, guitar is not a competition. You don't need to play to impress anyone. Push the limits of your ability because you want to do it for yourself, not to show other what you can do. If you were...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-25-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Junior#1
For runs like that, I always use my ring finger...

For runs like that, I always use my ring finger to bend. Using your pinky is a good thing, but sometimes it's more practical to use your ring finger instead.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Junior#1
I use Audacity, Transcribe!, and Amazing Slow...

I use Audacity, Transcribe!, and Amazing Slow Downer.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Junior#1
What you're talking about is called synesthesia. ...

What you're talking about is called synesthesia. Kinesthesia is a sense that detects your body's position and movements. Synesthesia is actually a legitimate neurological condition.

In response to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-29-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Junior#1
You're economy picking. Using that isn't a bad...

You're economy picking. Using that isn't a bad thing at all. It's one of the fundamental building blocks of sweep picking after all. It's a nice tool to have in your arsenal. But I also encourage...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Junior#1
I don't think this would quite be the right forum...

I don't think this would quite be the right forum for that, but that's not important right now.

The reason that you can't remember the positions is because you've been relying on the book too much. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Junior#1
Use palm muting and/or left hand muting. Also,...

Use palm muting and/or left hand muting. Also, you are probably moving your fingers too much. Your fingers should go flying off the fretboard as soon as you're done playing a note. Don't think of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Junior#1
Work on the same stuff you always work on. It's...

Work on the same stuff you always work on. It's good to practice clean or unplugged every once in a while. An amp can give you a lot more volume, but that can also cover up some things, especially...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-18-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Junior#1
Oh the good ol' days of hand-written tab sheets. ...

Oh the good ol' days of hand-written tab sheets. I remember trying to decipher some of them years ago. Fortunately, we now live in a world of technology, and you can find a much better tab here...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-04-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Junior#1
It's probably a combination of your technique and...

It's probably a combination of your technique and gear. But the main thing I would suggest for now is to change how you play that chord. What you described in your original post is just a F# power...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-04-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Junior#1
Resting your pinky on the scratch plate is known...

Resting your pinky on the scratch plate is known as anchoring. There are several different ways to do it, but none of them are really helpful. It might make your picking a bit more accurate, but it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Junior#1
I had this problem for a while. I just learned...

I had this problem for a while. I just learned to compensate by adding a slight bend to the other string to get it back in tune.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Junior#1
:haha: First off: Dammit UG! You got me. I...

:haha:

First off: Dammit UG! You got me. I completely forgot it was April Fools. I was almost ready to report this as spam or something. Nearly identical username, same avatar, all posted...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-16-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Junior#1
Guitar is all about working on your weaknesses. ...

Guitar is all about working on your weaknesses. What I found helps a lot for building consistency between upstrokes and downstrokes is to just take it slow, and try to play various riffs starting...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-09-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By Junior#1
$39 for 30 minutes is BS. I wouldn't even...

$39 for 30 minutes is BS. I wouldn't even consider that to be an option. When I taught, I charged half that amount for double the time. Only professional musicians and people working for a high...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-08-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Junior#1
Nothing will ever be quite as good as...

Nothing will ever be quite as good as face-to-face lessons with a competent teacher. But there are a few places that I think are still pretty good online. For learning how to play guitar, I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By Junior#1
Many people on this forum use their left knee,...

Many people on this forum use their left knee, myself included. Using your right knee can cause issues with your right shoulder and arm. I know from experience.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-26-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Junior#1
Where in your hand does it hurt? If it's in the...

Where in your hand does it hurt? If it's in the muscle where your thumb connects to your hand, you are most likely using your thumb to apply more pressure than it should. Your thumb is basically...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-09-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Junior#1
Congratulations! You've offered absolutely zero...

Congratulations! You've offered absolutely zero good advice.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-07-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Junior#1
You seem to be one of those people who think that...

You seem to be one of those people who think that a fast flurry of notes is just 'noise'. People like Vai and Malmsteen do have rhythm, they just use it in a way that fits their style and their...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-07-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Junior#1
I was exactly the same way, but once I got used...

I was exactly the same way, but once I got used to using a metronome, I was able to slow down. Really that's your only option.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-07-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Junior#1
Stuff like that all comes down to personal...

Stuff like that all comes down to personal preference and context. Personally, I usually try to maintain one finger per fret until about the 17th fret, but it depends on what's played before and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-07-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By Junior#1
.....Is this thread for real?

.....Is this thread for real?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Junior#1
Barre the 5th fret with my index, middle finger...

Barre the 5th fret with my index, middle finger on the E, ring finger on the G and pinky on the C.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Junior#1
The easiest way to learn to use a metronome to...

The easiest way to learn to use a metronome to build speed is to first understand the basic subdivisions of notes:

Whole note: 4 beats
Half note: 2 beats
Quarter note: 1 beat
Eighth note: half a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-21-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By Junior#1
I think what most people on here use (myself...

I think what most people on here use (myself included) is amazing slow downer. I like it because you can slow it down a lot without changing the pitch. Another good one is audacity. Check those...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-21-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Junior#1
You can do anything as long as you think it...

You can do anything as long as you think it sounds good. In this instance, the A# doesn't fit in the scale, but if you play in C minor, you could play i-iv-v-VII (Cmin-Fmin-Gmin-A#). Or if you want...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By Junior#1
Don't quit playing just because you are having a...

Don't quit playing just because you are having a bit of trouble. As Zaph said, 30 days is nothing. I've been playing for 15+ years and I'm still terrible.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Junior#1
1. *Reported*. Stuff like this belongs in the...

1. *Reported*. Stuff like this belongs in the 'lessons' section of the site. Not the forums.
2. If you're going to post a tab of something, put it in code: [*code]your tab[*/code] take out the *...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-13-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Junior#1
I agree. I was talking about just running up and...

I agree. I was talking about just running up and down the scales. :peace:
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