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Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-09-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
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Practicing with a strong pick attack = results?

I just saw this video on improving picking speed, and among the traditional tips (angling the pick, pick from the wrist, etcetera) the guy argued that in order to improve both your picking speed and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-11-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By My Last Words
About the holdsworth thingy, Guthrie Govan said...

About the holdsworth thingy, Guthrie Govan said something about him in an interview which you might find to be interesting..
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-07-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By My Last Words
I would suggest to focus one the style you feel...

I would suggest to focus one the style you feel like learning the most right now. Unless you like them all equally, but then again I don't see the problem with just picking one of the styles you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By My Last Words
I never use it to fret. For me it's uncomfortable...

I never use it to fret. For me it's uncomfortable and I have yet to encounter a fingering that required me to use it. I do have it over the neck when doing bends on the high strings though.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By My Last Words
Post a video so we can evaluate your technique...

Post a video so we can evaluate your technique more carefully. In the meantime, a basic checklist:

-correct posture
-correct wrist position
-WARMING UP
-relaxation
-knowing your limits.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By My Last Words
First, make sure your technique is right. No...

First, make sure your technique is right. No tension, consistent sound, consistent rhythm, etc.

Then, just start doing pull-offs in succession at a comfortable pace. However, if I were you I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By My Last Words
It's possible, look at fredrik thordendal - his...

It's possible, look at fredrik thordendal - his guitar is pretty low. Just keep in mind that it will take way more effort. :shrug:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-20-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,321
Posted By My Last Words
Congrats FP! On a side note.. I'm seeing this...

Congrats FP!

On a side note.. I'm seeing this band called "The Aristocrats" or something, tonight. I regret buying the ticekt though, from what I've heard they are pretty average.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By My Last Words
Use some spoilers next time.

Use some spoilers next time.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By My Last Words
> http://www.justinguitar.com/ >...

> http://www.justinguitar.com/
> "Beginner's course"
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-18-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By My Last Words
^I strongly advice against messing with the truss...

^I strongly advice against messing with the truss rod unless you're 100% confident in what you're doing. ^

I have no idea what could be the cause of your problem. You better move this post to the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By My Last Words
Honestly, I'd check out the Guide to all...

Honestly, I'd check out the Guide to all techniques sticky or use YouTube for that..
Forum: Musician Talk 02-15-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By My Last Words
Are there any deserted areas within walk-distance...

Are there any deserted areas within walk-distance where you could practice?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-15-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,321
Posted By My Last Words
Haven't been around here in a long time.. edit:...

Haven't been around here in a long time..
edit: Now I remember.. the threads here get reposted every name by different users under a different name, formulated differently.

Seriously, kudo's to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-15-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 121,426
Posted By My Last Words
You could shoot a video from a proper angle (so...

You could shoot a video from a proper angle (so that your whole body is seen) to begin with. Also, you might want to show yourself playing to a click/metronome (a solo, or something like that), so...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-15-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By My Last Words
The key to learning a hard riff is just to slow...

The key to learning a hard riff is just to slow down to a comfortable pace - Dead slow if you have to - and then go from there, slowly raising the pace while maintaining comfort (at all times!),...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By My Last Words
Yeah, that was some horrible advice. Really,...

Yeah, that was some horrible advice.

Really, just make sure your technique is correct. Watch some video's by Paul Gilbert or Guthrie Govan on alt picking and you're pretty much good to go. Speed...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-15-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By My Last Words
This is a direct copy of a facebook post by...

This is a direct copy of a facebook post by professional guitarist Chris Letchford, the mainman of prog-metal act Scale The Summit.



The key is to focus. In everything. Technique. Posture. Theory....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-15-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By My Last Words
You rotate the wrist and bend the string by using...

You rotate the wrist and bend the string by using the side of your finger as a pivot point.

This'll probably help you out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIyUIztJhD4
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-27-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By My Last Words
It's called strict legato I believe.

It's called strict legato I believe.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By My Last Words
What kind of leads do you want to play? Start...

What kind of leads do you want to play? Start from there..
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By My Last Words
Just make sure your technique is right and that...

Just make sure your technique is right and that you're not tensing up. Only practice at a tempo where you feel 100% comfortable. If that means practicing dead slow, so be it. Give it some time.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By My Last Words
Rule of thumb (no pun intended) here: If the...

Rule of thumb (no pun intended) here: If the flesh under your thumb's nail is going white, you're holding it too tight.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-17-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By My Last Words
..I guess you have a point. :)

..I guess you have a point. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-17-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By My Last Words
Another good way to warm up is to give your...

Another good way to warm up is to give your hands, wrists, arms and even shoulders some deep-pressure hand massage. Stimulates the muscles and it will get your blood flowing. I think John Petrucci...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-17-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By My Last Words
I'm not saying that. I'm saying that whenever you...

I'm not saying that. I'm saying that whenever you feel resistance - whether you're learning something new or not - you should adjust your technique to the point where it feels comfortable for you....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By My Last Words
I play when I feel like playing and I don't play...

I play when I feel like playing and I don't play when I don't feel like playing. And to Omidmash: There is nothing wrong about taking a day off from practice and/or playing now and then. In fact, I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By My Last Words
No, in fact the first sign of resistance is the...

No, in fact the first sign of resistance is the first sign of bad technique.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By My Last Words
Which types of pain exactly are you referring to?...

Which types of pain exactly are you referring to? Because I will have to agree with Zaph here by saying that the only pain you should have is on the finger tips of your fretting hand. As long as you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By My Last Words
Mute the 7th, 6th and 5th string with your palm,...

Mute the 7th, 6th and 5th string with your palm, and the 5th string with the tip of your index finger as well, just in case. Mute the 3rd string with the tip of the finger that you use to fret the...
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