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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Sickz
It has to do with your brain. Now, i am no...

It has to do with your brain. Now, i am no scientist, but i have done my reading on the subject from published works of people that deal with the brain. Technique is not in the hands, it is in the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Sickz
This. I don't "strictly" anything. I do...

This. I don't "strictly" anything. I do what i have to do to get the sound i hear in my head out, sometimes that require alternate picking, other times legato, other times hybrid picking etc.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By Sickz
Most of the time i break up my practice into 2...

Most of the time i break up my practice into 2 segments. I usually practice 2 x 2hours a day on average, but i'm not sure, i don't really keep time. I practice until i am done with the task i have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-23-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Sickz
Scales will not be the solution to your problem,...

Scales will not be the solution to your problem, studying actual melodic death metal songs will.

To put it into an analogy, if you are learning scales you are learning the alphabet of the musical...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-21-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sickz
I think that is my main problem with shred...

I think that is my main problem with shred guitar. Have you heard one neo-classical shred you've heard them all. Now one could argue some bands feature what would be considered shred guitar, but in...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-21-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sickz
I agree with GuitarMunky, "shred" in my...

I agree with GuitarMunky, "shred" in my mind is associated with the 80's and the shrapnel guys. The car analogy is good, my own analogy is a cake that is 10% cake and 90% icing, that is what most of...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-20-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Sickz
I would advice keeping a journal for your...

I would advice keeping a journal for your improv/jam sessions. Let me explain what i mean.

I primarily play jazz and fusion, but i also play a lot of other stuff (blues, funk, reggae etc). When i...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 549
Posted By Sickz
Well it could have to do with language also. I...

Well it could have to do with language also. I have been studying music at many schools in my life, both in europe and america. And i found that in the US teachers often used the term "diminished" (1...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 549
Posted By Sickz
Because when it comes to seventh chords there are...

Because when it comes to seventh chords there are two types that include a flat fifth (b5). There are the Minor 7th flat 5 (m7b5) which are built on the seventh degree in major scale harmony. So in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Sickz
I wouldn't say so. I have done many rock/metal...

I wouldn't say so. I have done many rock/metal gigs, but i am primarily a fusion/funk/jazz player. When i have practiced those metal songs for the gigs, i have often done so with a clean sound 90% of...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By Sickz
I agree, i thought i listed him, Art Tatum,...

I agree, i thought i listed him, Art Tatum, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. Seems i didn't, that horrendous act is now fixed. That is what happens when you have too...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By Sickz
As Cajun said, jazz is a very broad term. It is a...

As Cajun said, jazz is a very broad term. It is a style that have been around for about 100 years now, so it has had time to spread out into different style, take influence from other styles and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Sickz
The answer i've found is: softer than you...

The answer i've found is: softer than you think.

Granted, i have been playing for a while. But every now and then i feel that i can hold the pick a little softer. Years ago i used to hold it really...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Sickz
Becomes a little easier everytime, but...

Becomes a little easier everytime, but essentially it is somewhat of a repetitive practice.

Technique is in the brain, not the hands. If you do a task (playing) perfectly and relaxed enough times,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Sickz
I remember reading about it when we were studying...

I remember reading about it when we were studying different eras of orchestral music (classical, baroque, renaissance), but i can't quite remember. I am fairly certain it comes with tradition from...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Sickz
Ah alright now i understand what you mean. Yeah,...

Ah alright now i understand what you mean.

Yeah, sheet music for us is like the other guys mentioned so it is easier for us to read, otherwise we would be reading ledger lines all day.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Sickz
I'm not sure exactly what you mean, care to...

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, care to elaborate?

The main difference for guitar is that you can play middle C in many areas of the fretboard, instead of just having one piano key for middle C....
Forum: Musician Talk 10-11-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,894
Posted By Sickz
Nothing is impossible, but i will agree on the...

Nothing is impossible, but i will agree on the comment that there are defiantly more musicians than there are demand for musicians. That is why you have to be good at many things to get by, like i...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Sickz
It depends, have it limited you in the use of the...

It depends, have it limited you in the use of the fretboard?

"People say" doesn't mean it is true for everyone. When i was starting out i learned by the caged system, and to this day you could argue...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Sickz
I am always an advocate for learning by ear. If i...

I am always an advocate for learning by ear. If i learn something, i will 99% of the time learn it by ear, the remaining 1% are for the occasional sessions where i am asked to sight read.

There is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Sickz
It should not hurt. Pain = bad. How long have...

It should not hurt. Pain = bad.

How long have you been playing? Are you applying more pressure than needed to fret the notes? What angle is your wrist at? There are many variables that can explain...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-05-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Sickz
Ah, my bad. I re-read your OP and found the...

Ah, my bad. I re-read your OP and found the application to all styles bit, so i see why the old vs new discussion might be something for another time and another place.

I appreciate you bringing up...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-05-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Sickz
Being a jazz musician myself i might have one or...

Being a jazz musician myself i might have one or two topics i would like to discuss with a bigger group of people, since now i am only discussing it with my peers at my college and we pretty much...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-04-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Sickz
Amen to that. Agreed. "Let the melody be...

Amen to that.



Agreed. "Let the melody be your guide" is a line one of my jazz teachers in college ingrained into all of our heads, and i do to this day with my students. Embellishment of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-04-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Sickz
It is not some trick, you pretty much answered...

It is not some trick, you pretty much answered your own question in that post. You are not familiar with that style of music and don't play it, of course you are going to have a hard time playing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Sickz
I don't read that many books on theory or...

I don't read that many books on theory or technique nowadays, but i am going to throw out a couple of recommendations on books that have helped me with my approach to music, practicing and life,...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-30-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Sickz
I would always advocate singing as a good...

I would always advocate singing as a good recourse, you don't even have to have a good voice.

I still do this to this day, if i can't sing something first, i won't learn in on my instrument. I want...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Sickz
No. There are people who are doing that....

No.



There are people who are doing that. Charlie Hunter plays a custom built guitar that features eight strings, the three lowest strings being bass strings and the remaining five being guitar...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Sickz
I just want to clarify what i meant with the...

I just want to clarify what i meant with the phrasing. I just think he can work more with space and leaving some room. As a listener it can easily become the equivalent of being force fed, you got no...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-21-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Sickz
As previously said, vibrato and bends are the...

As previously said, vibrato and bends are the main issue i can see here. Also phrasing, the playing in the video is the equivalent of reading a book without using any punctuation.

On a more personal...
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