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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By Sickz
I believe that some people have an easier time...

I believe that some people have an easier time getting started and might progress faster in the beginning, but i mainly think that is because of the way they practice, not by any genetics or inherent...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By Sickz
Oh hello again, i see that you couldn't let this...

Oh hello again, i see that you couldn't let this go despite the last thread you made which is about the same exact topic (Talent vs Practice) got closed. That is fine and all, but i don't think you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,244
Posted By Sickz
Thanks, now i atleast know that you are either a...

Thanks, now i atleast know that you are either a troll or delusional. As for your remark on speed, i can play anything i want to play, so i think i am fine. ;)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-21-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,244
Posted By Sickz
I canīt tell if you are genuine or just a huge...

I canīt tell if you are genuine or just a huge troll. Either way, i will continue to respectfully disagree with your opinion, both on the basis that you havenīt provided any proof for your claims to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Sickz
You might want to check out the following bass...

You might want to check out the following bass players:

Jaco Pastorious, Adam Nitti, David Hines, Alain Caron, Brian Bromberg, Gary Willis, Gerald Veasley, Yves Carbone, John Patitucci.

If i...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,244
Posted By Sickz
I completely agree with Zaphod. Also, you might...

I completely agree with Zaphod. Also, you might want to reconsider your defenition of the word "proof", since most of your "proof" in the OP is assumptions that bear no scientific fact nor sources of...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Sickz
Oh well, you can play anything that doesnīt...

Oh well, you can play anything that doesnīt involve inhuman stretches. :haha:

Anyway, relaxation is key to great technique. You need to break that habit to get anywhere, picking from the elbow...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Sickz
Take any song you like that you canīt play. You...

Take any song you like that you canīt play. You say you like Gilbert, Petrucci, Lukather, Batio, Shawn lane etc? Why not try some of their tunes? You can play anything, as long as you slow it down...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-17-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Sickz
Because guitar is not like lifting weights. You...

Because guitar is not like lifting weights. You are not making your muscles stronger, you are learning to use them more efficiently.

What you are essentially doing is programming your brain to be...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Sickz
1. Exercises are not used to develop speed, they...

1. Exercises are not used to develop speed, they are used to fix isolated problems in your technique. If you are having specific problems with your technique, you should practice exercises that focus...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-17-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Sickz
1. I personally do per song, but that is cause...

1. I personally do per song, but that is cause session work isnīt my primary income when it comes to music, and i do alot of session work for up and coming singer/songwriters. When i do bigger...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Sickz
The best thing to do in a group that is spread in...

The best thing to do in a group that is spread in their taste is to sit and write together as a group. Of course people are going to write material and such at home, but then you bring that to the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Sickz
Bang on the buck, right here. As long as you...

Bang on the buck, right here.

As long as you know how to practice, time and patience is all that remains.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Sickz
Well, what kind of music do you listen to? Which...

Well, what kind of music do you listen to? Which bands inspire you?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Sickz
Both are used, you should be able to do...

Both are used, you should be able to do both.

They work in different situations and on different parts of the beat. The most common thing is muting the downstroke and then playing the upstroke, but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-14-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Sickz
Techniques = different skills used on the...

Techniques = different skills used on the instrument to produce different sorts of tone.

Exercises = Short passages used to fix a specific problem in your technique.

Conclusion = You should...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By Sickz
True and false. It is easier nowadays to follow...

True and false.

It is easier nowadays to follow your dreams so to speak (atleast in the western world) and get good at something as you said. I think making sure that you find a way to quit your...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-13-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Sickz
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 503
Posted By Sickz
I use three different programs for that. Anytune,...

I use three different programs for that. Anytune, Riffstation and Amazing Slow Downer, check them out and see which fits your needs the most. I think they all have free trails so you can try them out...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Sickz
Always. I donīt know if it is primarily because...

Always. I donīt know if it is primarily because i am a jazz and fusion player, but i study the chords to tunes all the time. Chords give you options on what to play. I know a few of my friends who...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 690
Posted By Sickz
The best bet you would have to convert it into a...

The best bet you would have to convert it into a metal song sadly uses a lot of music theory and all that "fancy stuff".

The easiest way to make it is to take the song (which is in a major key) and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Sickz
I think it is healthy to have variation, but not...

I think it is healthy to have variation, but not too much. When i was a beginner i did one song at a time, as i became better i could practice two songs at the time. Nowadays i do a maximum of three...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Sickz
The joy of improvement and of course the social...

The joy of improvement and of course the social aspect. I love playing with others, hence why i play with so many groups. And the feeling i get everyday at a practice session when i feel that i can...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sickz
You asked if this is possible, it is not. For all...

You asked if this is possible, it is not. For all the collection of notes in western music we have a name for it. A C major scale with a raised fourth and flattened seventh for example is given the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Sickz
Leave modes, now. You donīt want to deal with...

Leave modes, now. You donīt want to deal with modes until you have a good basis of theoretical knowledge, especially since there is way to much wrong information about them (even around here).

You...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sickz
I have two problems with your question here. 1....

I have two problems with your question here.

1. You make it sound like a one way road. Like either you play by ear or either you use theoretical concepts to compose, i would argue most people use...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-04-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Sickz
Well, it started with me hearing Metallica and...

Well, it started with me hearing Metallica and Iron Maiden when i was 13 and being like "I want to be able to play that!".

That is long ago now and my taste has expanded quite extensively, being...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-03-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 908
Posted By Sickz
My biggest pet peeve is players that think that...

My biggest pet peeve is players that think that some styles or some players are more music than others, and that their taste is the absolute taste to have. I canīt stand people who argue about music.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-02-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,323
Posted By Sickz
I would actually suggest the contrary. I myself,...

I would actually suggest the contrary. I myself, and many others i know who post regularly here think much music and many players are great, then again, that is cause the question about complexity...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-02-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Sickz
There are many things that have inpact on your...

There are many things that have inpact on your technique. The most common things that hold people back in terms of the picking hand are:

1. Tensing up to much. Always play & practice relaxed, it...
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