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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 150
Posted By Sickz
I go one step further, i sing everything i play...

I go one step further, i sing everything i play while playing it. It is just an old habit from internalizing jazzlines, but as long as i don't have a microphone in front of me i don't mind, my guitar...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-18-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 738
Posted By Sickz
So do i, and i haven't heard that term until i...

So do i, and i haven't heard that term until i went into this forum. After all my theory studies and countless jazz gigs, i have never heard of "jazz minor" when referring to melodic minor.
Forum: Musician Talk 09-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 419
Posted By Sickz
Depends on what type of jazz. Some of my...

Depends on what type of jazz.

Some of my favorites though are: Misty, How Deep is the Ocean, Beautiful Love, Stella By Starlight, All The Things You Are, Satin Doll, April In Paris, Night And...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 738
Posted By Sickz
Melodic Minor can be viewed as a major scale with...

Melodic Minor can be viewed as a major scale with a flattened third. The Harmonic Minor can be viewed as a minor scale with a raised seventh.



Both have their uses, but i personally enjoy the sound...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-14-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By Sickz
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Sickz
Good ears help.

Good ears help.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Sickz
What bands do you listen to? "I play rock...

What bands do you listen to? "I play rock and Heavy Metal" is quite a vague description. Also, what kind of tapping ideas do you enjoy? There is a big difference between tapping ala Kirk...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Sickz
1. I was the person who said that, and i still...

1. I was the person who said that, and i still stand by that. He can't write Metallica because that would mean he had to have the same musical influences as Metallica, lyrical influences as Metallica...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-08-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,365
Posted By Sickz
I disagree. You have to take into account that...

I disagree.

You have to take into account that today we have a bigger market for music than ever before, meaning that we got lots of artists within different styles and genres. When you say "today's...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Sickz
He also has a great book called "Chord...

He also has a great book called "Chord Chemistry". Chord Chemistry together with Modern Chord Progressions are a great basis to work from when it comes to chords, voicings, inversions, progressions,...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-06-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Sickz
Jazz and fusion are the two styles i would say...

Jazz and fusion are the two styles i would say use extensions the most, you are not likely to find many tunes that don´t use "wierd extensions" in those styles.

Check out jazz musicians like: Joe...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-05-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By Sickz
I agree, nothing but beneficial. Learning proper...

I agree, nothing but beneficial. Learning proper bass allowed me to come up with new stuff on guitar as well as learning a new instrument. Learning saxophone helped my phrasing as well as learning a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-05-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By Sickz
"Never confuse a single defeat with a final...

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat" - F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The only reason that is happening is that you´ve been out of the game for a while. Athletes that leave sports and then come...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Sickz
Well for one you would not be able to write...

Well for one you would not be able to write anything that sounds like Pantera or Metallica, cause it is more than the riffs. It is the sound of the whole band, how all instruments play (vocals,...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-31-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,789
Posted By Sickz
I agree, and i also feel the word shredding has...

I agree, and i also feel the word shredding has become more of a synonym to a form of instrumental rock/metal music lately. Is that what shredding is or is it just a part of it? Is old bebop tunes...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-31-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Sickz
As long as it doesn´t affect your performance in...

As long as it doesn´t affect your performance in any negative way, i am all for some showmanship. I mean, musicians are entertainers, so we are supposed to entertain.

I do believe though that...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,789
Posted By Sickz
As with any style of music, some are good and...

As with any style of music, some are good and some are bad, it depends on who listens. For example i have personally never found Rusty Cooley, MAB or Paul Gilbert (his solo work, not with Mr Big or...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Sickz
You can use all twelve notes in whatever key.

You can use all twelve notes in whatever key.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By Sickz
In my opinion it can be good to take a day off,...

In my opinion it can be good to take a day off, not only to let your fingers relax but more importantly to let your mind relax. I try to take one day off music once a week, since it is my profession...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Sickz
You make it sound like people that cover songs by...

You make it sound like people that cover songs by ear and don't tab them out for people asking are bad people, and that they don't want people to learn the solo.

I have done the same, learned a solo...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-25-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By Sickz
It depends on how busy the parts are, normally i...

It depends on how busy the parts are, normally i can follow the bass, melody and harmony pretty well. But if more than one part becomes very busy then i am having some problems, and have to slow it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Sickz
I always advocate learning what you want....

I always advocate learning what you want. Although it is worth mentioning that if your goal is to be a classical musician, jazz musician, rock musician etc, you have to know certain stuff.

If the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Sickz
1. Economy picking is better suited for some...

1. Economy picking is better suited for some situations.

2. Economy picking gives you a smoother sound than alternate picking, so it is a question about what tone you want aswell.

3. Speed should...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By Sickz
I agree with sam here. Hard picking is not...

I agree with sam here. Hard picking is not necessary to get that tone, you can have great attack on the string without picking very hard.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Sickz
Triplets: Go with straight alternate picking,...

Triplets: Go with straight alternate picking, just accent the first note in each triplet.

That hammer-on phrase can be played either way, it depends on what fits you the best.

The stairway phrase...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Sickz
I am just going to share my opinion on tabs as a...

I am just going to share my opinion on tabs as a whole before addressing your post. I personally use tabs only with my own compositions and ideas. To remember ideas basically, just having a folder on...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Sickz
Neither did we say you did. Zaphod, Reverb and me...

Neither did we say you did. Zaphod, Reverb and me only mean that books often have difficulty explaining styles, since a common problem with music books (occurs with theory books aswell) is that they...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Sickz
As previously mentioned, i would not advocate...

As previously mentioned, i would not advocate learning styles through books. Dont get me wrong, many books have good information, but they might aid you with one element of the style more than...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Sickz
As Zaphod said, it is most commonly refered to as...

As Zaphod said, it is most commonly refered to as "flutter" with the whammy bar. It is done by using your left hand to play either one note or a cluster of notes, while using the right hand at the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-20-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Sickz
Well, as a jazz player i could say some of the...

Well, as a jazz player i could say some of the things that i think are essential to a practice session.

1) Transcription. Every practice session should have you transcribe something (not...
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