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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By triface
No, tuning down to drop D won't make it harder to...

No, tuning down to drop D won't make it harder to play accompanying chords in the back. However, you would most likely have to find different voicings for any of the open chord that uses the 6th...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By triface
The thing is, you don't really need to know how...

The thing is, you don't really need to know how to sweep pick. It's more an effect that you can employ.

Alternate picking is fundamental to everything.

So, yes. You need to know alternate picking....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-13-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By triface
I'm inclined to think he's saying your playing is...

I'm inclined to think he's saying your playing is not smooth and very off-beat.
Forum: The Pit 06-13-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,093
Posted By triface
Buy some stuff like new computers, guitars, then...

Buy some stuff like new computers, guitars, then invest the remaining 95% of it.

I'll then split out a part of the long term earnings to give to my parents.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-12-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 348,192
Posted By triface
Hm. Shipping might be an issue though. At the...

Hm. Shipping might be an issue though. At the shipping prices I'd have to buy in 10s or 20s for the shipping fee to make sense. Good thing about Amazon is if I spend more than $125 in a receipt,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 348,192
Posted By triface
From your experience, how much tension would I...

From your experience, how much tension would I need to be able to play something tight and djenty?

Yeah, I'm ordering some 0.080s from Amazon soon. Just gotta find some other stuff to buy so I can...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-10-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 348,192
Posted By triface
Hey guys, I'm on an Ibanez RG8 (27" scale...

Hey guys, I'm on an Ibanez RG8 (27" scale length) and I'm curious what everybody uses for their 7th and 8th string.

I'm using the D'Addario EXL140-8...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-04-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By triface
Premonition by Satriani is pretty cool. It's...

Premonition by Satriani is pretty cool. It's somewhere in the intermediate level and it sounds great.
Forum: Cover Songs 05-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By triface
http://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp4-to-mp3/ I...

http://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp4-to-mp3/

I vaguely remember using this for a project last year. Works fine. I find that online tools work the best for conversion work.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 729
Posted By triface
No. You're repeating what you said in your...

No. You're repeating what you said in your opening post which is not exactly correct.

This is how I think of modes and my approach to them. Please feel free to correct any inaccuracies or to shoot...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-05-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By triface
1) Find a song you like that you want to learn 2)...

1) Find a song you like that you want to learn
2) Find a tab for the song
3) Identify what techniques you need to know or get advice from others
4) If it's too difficult, go back to step 1
5) If not,...
Forum: The Pit 05-05-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,072
Posted By triface
I think this is...

I think this is relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahDxg3hc5pM
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-05-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 764
Posted By triface
A Pod HD Pro or Pod HD500X with some FRFR...

A Pod HD Pro or Pod HD500X with some FRFR speakers or monitors?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By triface
I think I worded my OP a little wrongly. I've...

I think I worded my OP a little wrongly.

I've been trying to use the pads of my fingers, but because of the smaller neck width on an acoustic, it's quite impossible to not play with my fingers at my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By triface
Inconsistent fingerpicking volume

I've recently had the urge to learn classical gas, and while I've had great success, I'm now at the point where I need to clean the song up.

An issue I have with fingerpicking is that my volume will...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,414
Posted By triface
Not sure if I'm getting you. Does he listen to...

Not sure if I'm getting you. Does he listen to music and do stuff, or does he listen to music and just focus on the music for 3 hours?

I listen to music more than half the time I'm using the...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-11-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By triface
I think the latter would be better. You don't...

I think the latter would be better. You don't need to play technically difficult passages to make great music. With a few well chosen notes you can bring across your point as well, if not even better.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-11-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By triface
On the topic of the guitar bodies, I don't think...

On the topic of the guitar bodies, I don't think strats are unsuitable for metal. They're not used a lot, and may be a little too bright for metal, but quite a bit of your tone is going to come from...
Forum: The Pit 04-02-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 946
Posted By triface
I think there are some that you can immediately...

I think there are some that you can immediately tell are geniuses.

The remaining 99.9%, I'd say no.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By triface
I only ever bother learning music that I really...

I only ever bother learning music that I really like, so I'm usually familiar with the song already.

I feel that is the first and most important step to remembering a solo. The next step would be...
Forum: The Pit 03-25-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,462
Posted By triface
You mean a guitar forum is full of guitarists?! ...

You mean a guitar forum is full of guitarists?! :eek: :eek: :eek:

My playtime ranges from 0-4 hours per week, depending on if I'm motivated. It's recently gone back down to 0 hours after I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By triface
1) I rest my palm on the lower strings to mute...

1) I rest my palm on the lower strings to mute them, so it gives me a frame of reference. Make sure you don't end up really sticking your hand onto the string (or any other point of reference you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,660
Posted By triface
This is how I view it as well. With talent, you...

This is how I view it as well. With talent, you could probably get a good headstart, but you're going to have to practice. Even the most talented player who does not practice and is content at...
Forum: Metal 03-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,913
Views: 234,864
Posted By triface
Any recommendations for djenty instrumental music...

Any recommendations for djenty instrumental music like Sithu Aye?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F89Q3VLzvI
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-21-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,707
Posted By triface
Whatever I want to say has already been said, so...

Whatever I want to say has already been said, so I'll avoid being a parrot. I just want to mention that chord work and scale/lead work are fairly different, and that you may have been under the...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By triface
One approach I've noticed Dream Theater likes to...

One approach I've noticed Dream Theater likes to do is to have the keyboard play the next riff (or some variant of the next riff) while the guitar plays the current riff.

You can hear an example in...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-15-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By triface
1) Figure out the tonic (what chord the arpeggio...

1) Figure out the tonic (what chord the arpeggio is implying) of the arpeggio
2) Mess around with common intervals such as minor thirds, major thirds, fifths and octaves
3) Piece everything together...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 03-12-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By triface
I could be wrong, but it doesn't sound like what...

I could be wrong, but it doesn't sound like what you're hearing is the tone. Sounds like there's a second lead guitar harmonising.
Forum: The Pit 03-06-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,329
Posted By triface
I just bought Guild Wars 2 at $10 for myself and...

I just bought Guild Wars 2 at $10 for myself and my sister to fill my empty life.

WoW's been getting boring.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-03-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By triface
Premonition by Joe Satriani. I learned a bunch of...

Premonition by Joe Satriani. I learned a bunch of songs before that, but there was always a small part that was just out of my level, or just felt strange. Premonition at that point was consistently...
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