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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By Anon17
That's good, just make sure you don't get...

That's good, just make sure you don't get discouraged when you spend ages learning AAL and are still not up to speed. As long as you are actively improving your technique you will get faster at...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Anon17
A lot of the popular 80s shredders (such as Paul...

A lot of the popular 80s shredders (such as Paul Gilbert as mentioned) have solos containing long alternate picking passages since this was one of the most important techniques to the shred...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By Anon17
This happens to a lot of people. You probably...

This happens to a lot of people.

You probably haven't got worse at guitar or anything, you have probably improved your ears (from learning a musical instrument) to the point that you can hear...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By Anon17
[citation needed] Satriani and Vai can pick...

[citation needed]

Satriani and Vai can pick incredibly well and fast, they just play legato a lot more because they seem to prefer the sound.



Practicing on one string is important for syncing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Anon17
You might be right about the age thing sorry, I...

You might be right about the age thing sorry, I didn't see that when I first posted. I'm 20 so I guess it's probably different for me.

When I used to practice for hours a day I'd notice myself...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-27-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Anon17
If this is true you aren't eating enough food. If...

If this is true you aren't eating enough food. If you eat a surplus of calories and work out with progressive overload regularly you will build muscle mass (and probably gain some fat too in the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By Anon17
The vast majority of exercises are not any more...

The vast majority of exercises are not any more efficient than learning songs provided you learn them correctly.

Some exercises are useful but they are not necessary to become good. I would...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-12-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Anon17
Make sure you don't learn songs just because they...

Make sure you don't learn songs just because they are hard; try to find songs involving these techniques that you enjoy listening to.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By Anon17
^ That, or a used RG7620/7420. These go for like...

^ That, or a used RG7620/7420. These go for like 300 sometimes on eBay and are MIJ, probably the best quality to price ratio around.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-08-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Anon17
You are seriously telling me you don't believe...

You are seriously telling me you don't believe any "great guitarist" has fretted an a pentatonic shape using the index and little finger?

I mean, the whole "guitar isn't natural" thing is completely...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-04-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Anon17
^ I'm going to post this in every anchoring...

^ I'm going to post this in every anchoring thread from this moment on.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Anon17
It's preference, most people find the ring finger...

It's preference, most people find the ring finger easier if you're going to be doing a lot of bends.

I use the pinky for most things since I have small hands, but I'll generally use the ring finger...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By Anon17
So what you are saying is that you are making up...

So what you are saying is that you are making up your own definitions?

Perfect pitch is the ability to hear a pitch and identity the note, or hear a chord and identity the notes. There is no need to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By Anon17
I don't even know what you are trying to argue...

I don't even know what you are trying to argue anymore.

You said ear training was "quite rare", which isn't true. Anyone who can listen to a song and work it out on the guitar/piano/whatever has a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By Anon17
You can't just make up definitions when they...

You can't just make up definitions when they don't suit your argument...

Your post contradicts itself. Anyone can train their ears, you don't need any formal teaching or any genetic mutation to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-31-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By Anon17
You don't need to know what Cmin7 is to have...

You don't need to know what Cmin7 is to have trained ears, or know that you are in G major or whatever.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-31-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Anon17
Miles.be has a functional ear trainer which is...

Miles.be has a functional ear trainer which is probably the most efficient way to train your ear to recognise intervals in context of a key.

I would recommend doing this for 10-20 minutes a day...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-31-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By Anon17
Most if not near all professional musicians will...

Most if not near all professional musicians will be able to recognise all of these things (except perhaps pitches) even if they have never specifically trained for it.

For example; if you can hear a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By Anon17
These two quotes you posted in the same paragraph...

These two quotes you posted in the same paragraph argue with each other.

For anyone reading this thread, you will not pick 14.66 notes per second (220bpm 16ths) accurately within 6 months (excluding...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Anon17
Music theory is useful but if you're new I'd...

Music theory is useful but if you're new I'd stick to learning how to actually play and training your ear. Obviously you'll want to play as much as possible but the ear training will help so much in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Anon17
Yeah my bad I mean thumb around the neck, by back...

Yeah my bad I mean thumb around the neck, by back of the neck I meant top of the fretboard but obviously my wording was horrible.

The baseball bat grip is what Freepower called thumb around the neck...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Anon17
Place your thumb on the top of the neck (the...

Place your thumb on the top of the neck (the baseball bat grip, thumb should be holding the neck) and place the bottom of your fingers on the other side of the neck. Now rotate your fingers...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By Anon17
If you're new I'd recommend going through...

If you're new I'd recommend going through Justin's whole beginner/intermediate course. They are very good for beginners and will end up allowing you to work out simple songs (as you want to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Anon17
Before you do anything else, read the sticky:...

Before you do anything else, read the sticky: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1091796

Now read it again since you probably skimmed it. Read and understand every word.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Anon17
Video games are often based more on strategy and...

Video games are often based more on strategy and decisions than mechanics (even in fast paced games such as SSBM) which isn't really using muscle memory. If you practiced a specific combo in a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Anon17
The muscle memory used in playing guitar is...

The muscle memory used in playing guitar is controlled by the fine motor skills "section" of the brain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory#Fine_motor_memory
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Anon17
Yeah don't worry about your knuckles/fingers...

Yeah don't worry about your knuckles/fingers brushing the strings, it's only when they make proper contact (pushing into the strings or getting caught as you pick) that it becomes an issue.

As long...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Anon17
If the knuckles of those fingers are lightly...

If the knuckles of those fingers are lightly brushing (but not resting) on those strings it's fine. If you are resting them on those strings you are anchoring which is bad, I really can't be bothered...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,124
Posted By Anon17
Google defines shred as: "A very fast,...

Google defines shred as:

"A very fast, intricate style of rock lead guitar."

Why not just use this definition? It seems broad enough to allow debate while accurately describing most music people...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Anon17
^ Don't do that, anchoring your pinky on the...

^ Don't do that, anchoring your pinky on the higher strings/below the strings is a bad idea and will usually cause excess tension in your picking hand. Before someone posts about the minority of...
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