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Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-16-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Nothing about good practice ever changes; you do...

Nothing about good practice ever changes; you do the same things that anyone else should do but if you're lucky it should take lesd time because you've done it before.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-10-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
It's a neck bend. No doubt about it as far as I...

It's a neck bend. No doubt about it as far as I can see; he's putting a lot of pressure on that guitar in that moment. Besides, it's only a half step bend down, that's really not that much at all.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
You don't want to do that anyway, it's a bad...

You don't want to do that anyway, it's a bad habit that generally indicates a little too much tension in the hand.


They kind of are, the pinky and ring finger share a tendon so this is actually...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Whether it's hard or not, the exercise itself...

Whether it's hard or not, the exercise itself doesn't actually make you focus on anything, it's still very easy to do it badly, the only thing that can make you focus on hammering and pulling off...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Whatever's going on between you two is none of my...

Whatever's going on between you two is none of my concern, I just told you why the exercise you gave is really not good and gave you something better. Anything else... whatever dude, you guys carry...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-08-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Don't smoke, no opinion, but I can never resist a...

Don't smoke, no opinion, but I can never resist a good opportunity to correct another human being :haha
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Just as a matter of pedantry: it's spelled rizla...

Just as a matter of pedantry: it's spelled rizla :p:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 409
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The point is that practising something that has...

The point is that practising something that has no musical application is generally not a good use of your time unless there's something extremely specific that you want to really hone in on and get...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I have no idea if you're joking or not but I'll...

I have no idea if you're joking or not but I'll treat you seriously for now.

No. This is a terrible idea. Wood is what is called a hygroscopic material, this means it absorbs water from the air...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-07-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
No, we don't, UG has a blog system.

No, we don't, UG has a blog system.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-06-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
No, it won't help TS. Because this thread is...

No, it won't help TS. Because this thread is nearly 4 years old.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Understanding the time changes will definitely...

Understanding the time changes will definitely help but another thing that's good to do is to make sure you know the rhythm of what you're trying to play when you haven't got a guitar in your...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-05-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
None of the positions really sound very much like...

None of the positions really sound very much like a strat if you ask me, position 2 is about as close as you're going to get but with this wiring you'd be better off giving up and just using a sound...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-05-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
2nd position is the middle coils of both pickups,...

2nd position is the middle coils of both pickups, splits both the neck and bridge humbucker and turns both of them on.

3rd position is both humbuckers on.

Neck parallel is something to do with the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-05-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
If it's a 5 way switch with 2 humbuckers on an...

If it's a 5 way switch with 2 humbuckers on an Ibanez then in all likelihood it's:

1 - Bridge humbucker
2 - Bridge and neck middle coils only
3 - Bridge and neck
4 - Neck in parallel
5 - Neck...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-05-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Not really, you just use what sounds best for...

Not really, you just use what sounds best for what you want to do. If you're covering someone's song and want to reproduce it as closely as possible then that means finding what the original artist...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I would bet quite a lot of money that it's...

I would bet quite a lot of money that it's because you're moving too much. If you watch Jon Schaffer live you can see how tiny his movements are, that and the relaxation are largely where he gets...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Justin Sandercoe. Particularly his beginner...

Justin Sandercoe. Particularly his beginner series: http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-000-BeginnersCourse.php Do it all and make sure you can do it well and that will give you a really firm ground...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Nope, it really is all about preference. Almost...

Nope, it really is all about preference. Almost every style of music and playing is played on just about every style of guitar so above all else what you want to be accounting for is how it feels in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Completely the wrong muscle sets would be worked...

Completely the wrong muscle sets would be worked out by wrist weights; wrist weights would work out the upper arm muscles, it should be the muscles in your forearms doing the vast majority of the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Don't think it has one. Most styles of playing...

Don't think it has one. Most styles of playing that don't fit in to a very specific genre don't have a name.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I have a question for you: why would this be...

I have a question for you: why would this be good? Whether or not it would be harmful I actually just want to know what the rationale is behind it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-29-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well of course it doesn't feel natural, you've...

Well of course it doesn't feel natural, you've not been doing it for very long! You're also comparing your practice time to other people's playing time, of course it looks easy for them because it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-29-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Theogonia, I respect you but you're not actually...

Theogonia, I respect you but you're not actually contributing anything of use, and I've seen you doing it a lot recently. Please try to stay on topic.


Tab books aren't necessarily any more...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-27-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I agree with hurricane0202, I really don't think...

I agree with hurricane0202, I really don't think the height is an issue, I think the problem is the angle; headstock needs to be higher, but not the body.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-27-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Something that I actually do a fair bit, although...

Something that I actually do a fair bit, although I'm by far not a good hybrid picker and I don't practice enough, is to re-pick licks that my fretting hand already knows so they use hybrid picking. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-27-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Some of the best advice I heard on the subject...

Some of the best advice I heard on the subject was to make sure you know either the guitar or the singing well enough that you don't have to think about doing it at all, then try adding the other...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-26-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,145
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I explicitly stated that my definition of...

I explicitly stated that my definition of 'playing' covers just noodling and seeing what happens. Literally said that.

But for clarification: playing is basically just not the other two states. If...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,145
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
See I make a differentiation between learning,...

See I make a differentiation between learning, practicing, and playing, and I think knowing the aims of each helps you make best use of your time.

Learning is exactly what it says on the tin:...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The right kind of musical feedback will last as...

The right kind of musical feedback will last as long as the power to your amp does :haha Functionally it's infinite, but you do have to be in the right place and playing the right note for it to work.
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