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Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-15-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Sickz
My practice routine varies, i make one and stick...

My practice routine varies, i make one and stick to it for three months, then i evaluate it and make a new one based on my needs then.

Anyways, my practice routine always consist of a few topics....
Forum: Musician Talk 12-13-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Sickz
Allan Holdsworth.

Allan Holdsworth.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-13-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By Sickz
Band in a box. iRealBook.

Band in a box. iRealBook.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Sickz
A couple of things. 1) I practice with my mouth...

A couple of things.

1) I practice with my mouth open. When i was studying music i we got to chose a second instrument to get proficient with, so i chose vocals. I had these two great teachers, one...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-09-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Sickz
Not playing consistently with the same bands at...

Not playing consistently with the same bands at the moment, but when i was in music school we did a lot of jamming for different purposes.

For example i was part of a fusion/jazz group that...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By Sickz
I am the same. I am an ear kind of guy, but i can...

I am the same. I am an ear kind of guy, but i can play from a sheet. That is why i don't do as much session work that involves heavy reading, it's just not my thing. Want me to learn tunes for some...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-05-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,229
Posted By Sickz
I would say i do, years of internalizing changes...

I would say i do, years of internalizing changes for improvisation requires you to know where all the notes are.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Sickz
25 year old male from Sweden. I primarily play...

25 year old male from Sweden. I primarily play jazz and fusion music, but i also play other afro-american influenced styles aswell as mainstream music on a regular basis.

I rarely post anything on...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-29-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Sickz
Good posture. Meaning straight back, relaxed...

Good posture. Meaning straight back, relaxed shoulders, foot stool, straight arm/wrist. Some good warm ups before practicing is to roll your shoulders (forwards and backwards), roll your wrists,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-27-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By Sickz
For country players, check out the following:...

For country players, check out the following: Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, Danny Gatton, Jerry Reed, Joe Maphis, Chet Atkins and Johnny Hiland.

As for funk, check out these groups: Soulive, Papa...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-25-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Sickz
You pull off "down towards the floor"...

You pull off "down towards the floor" just as if your finger was your pick. You should also be aware of your fingers movement though, that is why you practice slowly at first.

One tip of advice that...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-25-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By Sickz
I picked up guitar after my older brother gave me...

I picked up guitar after my older brother gave me the "Ride the Lightning" album by Metallica. Same thing applies to me aswell, my musical taste has made a 180 since then. The first two years of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-24-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Sickz
What i do when muting is 2 things. Left hand:...

What i do when muting is 2 things.

Left hand: the tip of the index finger mute the string above the one you are currently playing. So if you are playing the high e string, the tip of your index...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-20-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 673
Posted By Sickz
I believe it is the instrument that will change...

I believe it is the instrument that will change somewhat in the coming future. We have already seen change in things that have to do with tuning stability and intonation of the instrument (such as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-20-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Sickz
It's not necessarily "bad", but it is...

It's not necessarily "bad", but it is not efficient. I make sure that whenever i am not using a finger, i will not put any pressure on it. So if i were to play that riff i would let my index finger...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Sickz
You could play A major over A minor, but it would...

You could play A major over A minor, but it would sound like crap. The reason being the two most important notes of any chord (the third and the seventh) differs in major and minor keys.

The chords...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Sickz
Theory won't make you a good soloist, but it will...

Theory won't make you a good soloist, but it will help you understand what you/others are doing so you can replicate it more easily, explain it to others and use it with other concepts.

The most...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Sickz
This. Look at how your favorite players...

This. Look at how your favorite players pentatonic runs and use that in other keys, other octaves, with other sequences/intervals and together with other runs.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Sickz
I would advocate learning vocabulary over the V...

I would advocate learning vocabulary over the V chord instead. Some other jazz and fusion players might disagree with me, but i don't see the point of practicing chord-scales over tunes. It is a...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-09-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By Sickz
Measuring technical progression never interested...

Measuring technical progression never interested me. I do however measure musical progression. Like recording my improvisations over tunes over time, and then coming back to old tunes and improvising...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Sickz
I would strongly advice you fit in time for...

I would strongly advice you fit in time for transcription there. Learning by ear from recordings of your favorite players is essential. Also lots of ear training, do you really know your intervals,...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Sickz
I would say some jazz guys have that tendency....

I would say some jazz guys have that tendency. Being a a jazz player myself i would say (atleast in my experience) that number is about 50/50. Many players obsess over the theoretical side of jazz,...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Sickz
Alright, i see what you are getting at. I read...

Alright, i see what you are getting at. I read " But you can see how different their approaches are, and how that affects the overall sound and style of their music" and i just needed to add that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Sickz
I would say sloppy playing is playing that isn't...

I would say sloppy playing is playing that isn't perfect.

Perfection isn't something only professionals can do, a beginner might be able to play happy birthday perfectly, or the chords to a pop song...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Sickz
It's worth noting though that even though they...

It's worth noting though that even though they are both in the context of jazz, they come from totally different worlds. Joe was born in the 20's and was became an active player in the early 40's,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Sickz
Short answer: Play it at a tempo were you can...

Short answer: Play it at a tempo were you can play it perfectly.

Long answer: There are many things that goes into learning stuff perfectly, since the old saying "practice makes perfect" is flawed....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Sickz
Those you want to learn, at a tempo were you can...

Those you want to learn, at a tempo were you can play them.

EDIT: Also, forget about improving your picking speed. Focus on the relaxation, economy of motion and accuracy of the right hand instead,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Sickz
Which songs do you want to learn? Learn those.

Which songs do you want to learn? Learn those.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-29-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Sickz
Agreed. Anytune, Transcribe and Riffstation are...

Agreed. Anytune, Transcribe and Riffstation are some of the best ones, in my opinion.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-28-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Sickz
Musictheory. net and...

Musictheory. net and musiclearningtools.net.

Also, transcription (learning by ear) if you aren't already,
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