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Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
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: 435
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: 220
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: 205
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: 908
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: 204
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: 507
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:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Junior#1
Actually most of Petrucci's stuff does fit into...

Actually most of Petrucci's stuff does fit into scales quite nicely. There might be a few notes here or there that are outside, or the occasional chromatic riff, but usually it'll fit into a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-10-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Junior#1
This should be posted in the recording forum. ...

This should be posted in the recording forum. You'll get more replies and better advice there. With that said, there are several programs that can get rid of background noise to some extent, but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-10-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Junior#1
.....What are you on about? Why capitalize every...

.....What are you on about? Why capitalize every word? I think the 14 exclamation points are clear enough. Also, going from alternate picking to sweeping is retarted. Plus, I'm sure you could...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-10-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Junior#1
1. Definitely try to join the band with your...

1. Definitely try to join the band with your church. Playing with other musicians is the best thing you can do to improve, aside from taking one-on-one lessons with a competent teacher.
2. Don't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-10-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Junior#1
1. If you have to perform next Monday and you...

1. If you have to perform next Monday and you haven't even started yet, you're pretty much screwed unless you go with a song well below your level.
2. This forum already has a dedicated "suggest a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-10-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Junior#1
What you're doing is called anchoring, which is...

What you're doing is called anchoring, which is never a good thing. Resting your pinky on the pick guard or your palm on the bridge might seem like it's helping you, but it's really not. It may...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Junior#1
Just personal preference. Some people feel...

Just personal preference. Some people feel cramped and awkward if they use the old 'one finger per fret' thing that high up on the neck.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Junior#1
Allow me to offer my $0.02. First, should you...

Allow me to offer my $0.02. First, should you learn all the notes of the fretboard? Absolutely. Knowing where every note is can be extremely helpful not just for writing your own music, but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Junior#1
There's only one kind of pinch harmonic, but...

There's only one kind of pinch harmonic, but there are many kinds of harmonics. For example, there's pinch, natural, artificial, tapped, whammy (a la Mattias Eklundh).
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Junior#1
I know what he meant, and I know what I said. ...

I know what he meant, and I know what I said. Being "close to being ambidextrous" is not the same as actually being ambidextrous. It's like comparing a valencia orange to a mandarin orange. They...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Junior#1
The fact is that you are not ambidextrous. One...

The fact is that you are not ambidextrous. One hand is dominant, regardless of how slightly. So, naturally, one hand is going to be more comfortable with strumming. With that said, it will take...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Junior#1
I've said it before, I'll say it again: If you...

I've said it before, I'll say it again: If you don't know what to teach, then don't teach.

What do you need to know? Depends on the student. What should you know? As much as is humanly...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Junior#1
It happens to everyone. I find it's best to take...

It happens to everyone. I find it's best to take a couple days off. Don't touch the guitar for 2 or 3 days. Then, try it again.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Junior#1
I use the side of my palm. Hence the term 'palm...

I use the side of my palm. Hence the term 'palm muting'. That leaves your thumb open for other duties.

Based on you saying "To keep my hand that high, I need to raise my shoulder into an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-01-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Junior#1
The fact that you're using an acoustic may be the...

The fact that you're using an acoustic may be the cause of some of your problems. Acoustic guitars generally have wider, thicker necks, which can make things a bit more difficult. On top of that,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,365
Posted By Junior#1
It's true. A few people I play with used to do...

It's true. A few people I play with used to do that for a while, and I think Joey Eppard still does it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Junior#1
Sounds like you've been using poor technique, and...

Sounds like you've been using poor technique, and way too much force. You don't need to apply a lot of pressure to the strings. I think you've probably been using your thumb to apply the pressure...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Junior#1
The first thing I do when switching from one...

The first thing I do when switching from one chord to another is look for any fingers that I don't have to move. Then I can use them as a reference point for the rest of the chord. With power...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Junior#1
1. Any way you want as long as it sounds good to...

1. Any way you want as long as it sounds good to you.
2. That's like asking "what piano keys should a pianist use?".
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Junior#1
If it's just resting on the guitar, then no...

If it's just resting on the guitar, then no problem. But if you're anchoring your arm to the guitar, me and most other people on this site would recommend that you change it. Since you said you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Junior#1
Where should you be? Well that depends. If you...

Where should you be? Well that depends. If you still like playing guitar, then you should be playing it. If not, you should be looking into other hobbies.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Junior#1
Forget about modes. They're not that widely used...

Forget about modes. They're not that widely used in guitar, and you can really get by without them. Unless you're planning to become a guitar teacher and you want to teach this to your students,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-30-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Junior#1
Relax. You're not doing anything wrong. Anyone...

Relax. You're not doing anything wrong. Anyone can play solos, but not everyone wants to, and there's nothing wrong with that. If Malcolm Young wanted to become a soloist, we wouldn't have AC/DC...
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