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Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By JimDawson
Just a heads up- this is the wrong board for...

Just a heads up- this is the wrong board for this. A moderator will probably end up moving this thread to here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53

I'm not trying to be a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By JimDawson
There are always ways to get better, you just...

There are always ways to get better, you just have to look a bit deeper as you learn more! :)

You've already done this a bit; you say that playing with a pick is a bit of a hassle, so right there...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By JimDawson
1. What scale length is your guitar? The scale...

1. What scale length is your guitar? The scale length is the space between the nut and the saddles on the bridge- basically the scale length is the same length as the playable part of the strings....
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,312
Posted By JimDawson
In a manner of speaking I would say it's...

In a manner of speaking I would say it's unoriginal, but look at it this way:

Taking this to the extreme, if you really really care about being original you can't use any instruments invented by...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-31-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By JimDawson
I can only think of 6 songs I can really say I...

I can only think of 6 songs I can really say I can play all the way through right now. I'll list them in the order I finally memorized them all in:

Saria's Song (LoZ OoT)
Legend of Zelda Theme (NES...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By JimDawson
You're welcome! But there's a really small...

You're welcome!

But there's a really small correction I should make. Every time I say 24" scale guitar, I actually meant 24.75" scale guitar. :o
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-13-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By JimDawson
First off, even though pull-offs and hammer-ons...

First off, even though pull-offs and hammer-ons are legato techniques (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legato) and thus, "tied together", something like 2h4p2 isn't one note; it's three notes using two...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By JimDawson
Sorry for the double post- the first one just got...

Sorry for the double post- the first one just got to that size where it crashes my browser instead when I click "submit reply" lol.

Also, posture is essential for the maximum comfort while playing....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By JimDawson
...

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=503032

There's lots of other useful theory info there too, but the scale stuff starts in the 2nd post.

Before you jump into scales, I would...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By JimDawson
Depending on the scale length of the guitar...

Depending on the scale length of the guitar you're using, you might not be able to intonate your guitar(s) properly for drop A tuning. IanSammiches seems to have done this, and I'd be interested in...
Forum: The Pit 10-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,896
Posted By JimDawson
;)

;)
Forum: Musician Talk 09-29-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By JimDawson
1st: I'm not very familiar with certain areas of...

1st:
I'm not very familiar with certain areas of the fretboard- like pretty much everything on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th strings passed the 12th fret. It means I have to move my hand around more to...
Forum: The Pit 09-29-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,441
Posted By JimDawson
^ It's really that easy- no need to make a scene...

^

It's really that easy- no need to make a scene out of it.
Forum: The Pit 09-28-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,613
Posted By JimDawson
:haha: But in all seriousness I wouldn't go to...

:haha:

But in all seriousness I wouldn't go to a club either. I'm pretty introverted- my idea of recreation usually involves being alone or hanging out with no more than 4 other people. For me,...
Forum: The Pit 08-30-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 607
Posted By JimDawson
I've been going through clinical depression for...

I've been going through clinical depression for more than 5 years. I had anxiety issues about a year ago which only lasted for about 6 months, and had one panic attack.

For the last few months I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,847
Posted By JimDawson
This is one of the reasons why using terms like...

This is one of the reasons why using terms like "common sense" and "talent" is simply the wrong way to go about the whole nature vs nurture argument. When you try to group things under terms like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-18-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 658
Posted By JimDawson
Well, I'm only 22 but I have some experience with...

Well, I'm only 22 but I have some experience with the issues here.

You seem to get things like posture, so that's a really important thing down right there- I have actually injured my wrist/hand...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-18-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By JimDawson
Fight the power, man! I'm sorry, but the typo...

Fight the power, man!

I'm sorry, but the typo made me chuckle a bit. :)

You know what's up!
Forum: Musician Talk 07-18-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By JimDawson
Personally, I get off on finding metaphorical...

Personally, I get off on finding metaphorical ways to understand different things; metaphors aren't correct in an empirical sense, but I find that they give people a basis to build knowledge on...
Forum: Site Suggestions 07-14-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,517
Posted By JimDawson
When people say things like "asians are...

When people say things like "asians are really good at math and video games" they are making a racist statement. I hate to be Captain Obvious, but that's just the way it is.

Personally I don't have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By JimDawson
^ :haha: Yeah... the vocals aren't so good. The...

^ :haha: Yeah... the vocals aren't so good. The instrumentals are where it's at.

However, the first time I heard the song Speed Metal Symphony I didn't really like it because it had too many "happy...
Forum: The Pit 07-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By JimDawson
Apparently not.

Apparently not.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By JimDawson
^ I knew you would. :)

^ I knew you would. :)
Forum: The Pit 07-07-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,148
Posted By JimDawson
I think he should be allowed to be at the pool...

I think he should be allowed to be at the pool with or without a shirt on; after all, his tattoo seems to be pretty informative. Personally, I would rather see people wearing a certain message like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By JimDawson
What is legato? I'm pretty sure the word itself...

What is legato? I'm pretty sure the word itself is Italian for "smooth", but in this context legato is when you play different notes without picking every note. At 0:06 of your Tornado of Souls solo,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah... as you may have gathered from my post,...

Yeah... as you may have gathered from my post, I'm kind of on the fence about Shawn Lane's advice.

The thing is, he really was freakishly talented and I haven't really heard anyone else (an average...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By JimDawson
Definitely, but at the same time there's always...

Definitely, but at the same time there's always room for improvement!

In this case TS, I would recommend working on your bends and legato the most; the beginning of that solo really tells me that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By JimDawson
^ Wow, that cover was actually way better than I...

^ Wow, that cover was actually way better than I expected it to be. Of course it has mistakes, but damn... you kept up and it really sounded like the solo from Tornado of Souls.

You've just...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By JimDawson
There is the standard advice: Play slowly to a...

There is the standard advice:

Play slowly to a metronome, or some other click, so you can play it absolutely perfect. When you can play something absolutely perfectly like 5-10 times in a row, then...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-05-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By JimDawson
In my experience, like 99% of the time a power...

In my experience, like 99% of the time a power chord is played like:

-2-
-0-

or with the octave

-2-
-2-
-0-
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