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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By JimDawson
I've never thought of it that way before! Surely...

I've never thought of it that way before! Surely if you can sweep pick by hopping over the A string like that it will open up other options for you.

It can be kind of weird to pick the A string with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-22-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah, pretty much. The only difference is that...

Yeah, pretty much. The only difference is that arpeggio shapes aren't limited to one note per string like chord shapes are.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,504
Posted By JimDawson
Lol, I got ninja'd. :)

Lol, I got ninja'd. :)
Forum: Musician Talk 01-19-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,504
Posted By JimDawson
^That's a pretty significant necrobump right...

^That's a pretty significant necrobump right there. Oh well- I'm sure others are going to check this out anyway.

Ambiguity makes a lot of things sound dark- combining parts of different scales can...
Forum: The Pit 12-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,059
Posted By JimDawson
Electronics development and retail outlet. I'd...

Electronics development and retail outlet. I'd build and sell everything from quadcopters to vibrators- but higher budget, boutiquey stuff because I can't compete with China.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-04-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By JimDawson
I'm a 23 year old dude from Canada. These days I...

I'm a 23 year old dude from Canada. These days I listen to a lot of wanky, shred guitar type stuff; it's not really a genre, but stuff like Cacophony and Jeff Loomis are good examples of what I mean....
Forum: The Pit 10-07-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 630
Posted By JimDawson
I feel Jesus deep inside me.

I feel Jesus deep inside me.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 913
Posted By JimDawson
The idea of keys isn't absolutely necessary to...

The idea of keys isn't absolutely necessary to making music just like string bends aren't necessary for making music- they're just powerful tools for getting stuff done.

You can go atonal, or just...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,017
Posted By JimDawson
Not only that, but if you watch her hands......

Not only that, but if you watch her hands... there's NO WAY her muting technique is up to par with what is needed to play that sort of music. That's bound to be a rather crippling handicap in a real...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By JimDawson
...

http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/HH-Humbucker-Humbucker_c105.htm

I've ordered from these guys before- lots of useful stuff for cheap. I wouldn't order anything made of wood from them though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By JimDawson
Just wire each humbucker as if you only had one...

Just wire each humbucker as if you only had one pickup in there- everything has its own hardware, and should only share the output jack, ground wires, and common terminal on the selector switch.

I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-20-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By JimDawson
I have an Epiphone Strat copy I bought from a guy...

I have an Epiphone Strat copy I bought from a guy for $80- probably the best $80 I ever spent.

The electronics were absolute crap, but $50 later I got a loaded pickguard (loaded with all-new...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By JimDawson
I second this- lots of crazy chromatic runs to...

I second this- lots of crazy chromatic runs to get ALL the fingers working. This is probably why people play this song for "guitar speed world record" attempts.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-05-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,339
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah, all these arguments for "not learning...

Yeah, all these arguments for "not learning theory" seem to come from a fundamental misunderstanding of what theory actually is. I have witnessed anti-theory guys argue things like they "don't need...
Forum: The Pit 08-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,503
Posted By JimDawson
Seems to be awfully lacking in specifics. I'd...

Seems to be awfully lacking in specifics. I'd need like... actual information to vote either way. However, that alone seems to discredit them.

It's like someone saying "We should leave the solar...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-04-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,339
Posted By JimDawson
Seems accurate to me, but ironically seems to...

Seems accurate to me, but ironically seems to argue against anti-theory guys.
Forum: The Pit 08-03-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,646
Posted By JimDawson
For about a year or so, starting probably around...

For about a year or so, starting probably around the beginning of 2012, I had some anxiety problems.

For the most part it probably centered around undiagnosed health issues. I started getting this...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-02-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By JimDawson
^What he said about intervals :) IMO scales are...

^What he said about intervals :)

IMO scales are useful, sort of like training wheels on a bicycle, but sooner or later (maybe even right now) I think you'll see that they aren't really that...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,529
Posted By JimDawson
Consider learning more about this stuff in this...

Consider learning more about this stuff in this order:

Musical intervals (Difference in pitch between two notes- they have names and are the building blocks of scales)
Note duration and time...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-22-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,691
Posted By JimDawson
This thread presents a false dichotomy- playing...

This thread presents a false dichotomy- playing what sounds good to you IS a musical theory.

I tend to take a quite literal definition of music theory- music theory really is just theory about...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-22-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By JimDawson
Maybe you're spending too much mental effort on...

Maybe you're spending too much mental effort on tapping your foot? You said yourself that it is easier to play when you don't tap. I don't think it is essential at all to tap along- just do whatever...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By JimDawson
Going slow is the big thing. Metal and rock...

Going slow is the big thing.

Metal and rock bands tend to have difficult solos in one way or another, so maybe it would be a good idea to find some other music which is simpler and enjoyable for you...
Forum: The Pit 04-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 908
Posted By JimDawson
As long as bands enjoy what they are doing, I...

As long as bands enjoy what they are doing, I don't really have a problem with this.

Personally, I started branching out and listening to different things ever since I started playing guitar. I went...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By JimDawson
Just a heads up- this is the wrong board for...

Just a heads up- this is the wrong board for this. A moderator will probably end up moving this thread to here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=53

I'm not trying to be a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-06-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By JimDawson
There are always ways to get better, you just...

There are always ways to get better, you just have to look a bit deeper as you learn more! :)

You've already done this a bit; you say that playing with a pick is a bit of a hassle, so right there...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By JimDawson
1. What scale length is your guitar? The scale...

1. What scale length is your guitar? The scale length is the space between the nut and the saddles on the bridge- basically the scale length is the same length as the playable part of the strings....
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-02-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,623
Posted By JimDawson
In a manner of speaking I would say it's...

In a manner of speaking I would say it's unoriginal, but look at it this way:

Taking this to the extreme, if you really really care about being original you can't use any instruments invented by...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-31-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,064
Posted By JimDawson
I can only think of 6 songs I can really say I...

I can only think of 6 songs I can really say I can play all the way through right now. I'll list them in the order I finally memorized them all in:

Saria's Song (LoZ OoT)
Legend of Zelda Theme (NES...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,093
Posted By JimDawson
You're welcome! But there's a really small...

You're welcome!

But there's a really small correction I should make. Every time I say 24" scale guitar, I actually meant 24.75" scale guitar. :o
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-13-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By JimDawson
First off, even though pull-offs and hammer-ons...

First off, even though pull-offs and hammer-ons are legato techniques (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legato) and thus, "tied together", something like 2h4p2 isn't one note; it's three notes using two...
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