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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-23-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By Freepower
Don't worry about comparing your progress to...

Don't worry about comparing your progress to others - you will get out what you put in, and only you know what you put in.

You could think you know the things you list and be awful, you could know...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Freepower
Aside from just spending lots of time practising...

Aside from just spending lots of time practising that style, you have to work a lot on relaxation. The tenser your arm, the harder you're working and the less stamina you'll have. Make sure every...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Freepower
Is this even advertising? What a strange first...

Is this even advertising? What a strange first post. :confused:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Freepower
Looks fine, I'm afraid you're going to have to...

Looks fine, I'm afraid you're going to have to identify the problem yourself. See if there's any common factor the times you get a poor sound and work from there. :)
Forum: Musician Talk 06-05-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17,233
Sticky: Chat.
Views: 646,118
Posted By Freepower
Excellent, well done! :cheers:

Excellent, well done! :cheers:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Freepower
I'm afraid this is not the forum you're looking...

I'm afraid this is not the forum you're looking for, keep this kind of thing in Original Recordings.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-29-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 121,362
Posted By Freepower
My personal experience is that as long as you do...

My personal experience is that as long as you do some practice standing and some sitting you maintain your ability to play in both positions, you don't have to worry too much about doing lots of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-28-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 121,362
Posted By Freepower
Are you sure it's the open string and not the...

Are you sure it's the open string and not the 12th fret harmonic?

First of all, properly relaxing the finger should be sufficient, keep practising that.

Secondly, you can use the right hand...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-24-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By Freepower
I took guitar lessons from a guy with 40 years...

I took guitar lessons from a guy with 40 years professional teaching experience, he had one student whose natural sense of rhythm was so bad that they had to do a few weeks of walking to the beat and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Freepower
Hey there, as it turns out I'm a big fan of...

Hey there, as it turns out I'm a big fan of Vildjharta et al and I can hopefully give you a few useful tips.

First of all, you can actually learn plenty of stuff on your current guitar. You may have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-22-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By Freepower
The foot moves to the internal pulse, but it also...

The foot moves to the internal pulse, but it also helps you with your internal pulse.

Any regular physical motion will help, foot tapping is one of the best to start with because the tap is well...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By Freepower
Well, not to toot my own horn, but I'm a...

Well, not to toot my own horn, but I'm a qualified professional guitar teacher. :)

In my experience, students who tap the rhythm and not the beat don't really have a good timekeeping. The reason...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-20-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By Freepower
Personally I would say it's bad. I think the best...

Personally I would say it's bad. I think the best (and most fun) way to fix this is to start tapping your foot to the beat whenever you're listening to music. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,016
Posted By Freepower
Watch this -...

Watch this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIZaZthqbg :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Freepower
Thanks for coming back, it's always good to hear...

Thanks for coming back, it's always good to hear how things have gone!

One of the problems with forums is that you get very few people actually putting any real effort into trying things and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-09-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14,405
Views: 310,346
Posted By Freepower
I find a 28in straight fret guitar pretty hard on...

I find a 28in straight fret guitar pretty hard on the hands, but one of guitars is fanned 27-30 and it's much much more comfortable. Can handle pretty much the same tunings and sounds better too! :)
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 05-06-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,697
Views: 252,609
Posted By Freepower
:haha If it's any comfort I have terrible...

:haha

If it's any comfort I have terrible morning breath right now, it's almost spewing cheese.

In relation to my last post I also actually did manage to learn and cover some Shawn Lane, just the...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-24-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Freepower
+1 to this.

+1 to this.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14,405
Views: 310,346
Posted By Freepower
Thanks for the tip guys, my experiences have been...

Thanks for the tip guys, my experiences have been good but I'll bear this in mind in future! :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,016
Posted By Freepower
Sounds like a good start to me. If you're ever...

Sounds like a good start to me. If you're ever unsatisfied with what your teacher is providing, just ask, it's their jobs. My favourite students are the ones with questions because I know they want...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-12-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14,405
Views: 310,346
Posted By Freepower
Bang for buck = Agile. If you want to play that...

Bang for buck = Agile.

If you want to play that stuff, extended scale is a must, I wouldnt get one below 28in. I sold my old 27in 8 for a 30in 7 and I'm much happier. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Freepower
Just because you can hold the guitar badly and...

Just because you can hold the guitar badly and think it's the "classical position" (like that dude!) doesn't mean the classical position is bad.

This video might help you chuckles!...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Freepower
^ yeah, it makes sense and that's exactly what...

^ yeah, it makes sense and that's exactly what happens, although the "position shift" is really minuscule, basically your hand just stretches out a little. (you might want to check your Em scale...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Freepower
With 1-2-4, the "stretch" is done with...

With 1-2-4, the "stretch" is done with the index finger. Most people find their index is stronger and more flexible than their little finger, so that's the standard method.

You may also have a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-10-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Freepower
Personally the theory sounds a bit dubious to me....

Personally the theory sounds a bit dubious to me. Generally you train how you want to play with guitar.

On the other hand, picking hard sounds sweet imho so it can be worth practising regardless. :p:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-31-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,016
Posted By Freepower
^ I think 2 months is definitely enough to know...

^ I think 2 months is definitely enough to know if you want more lessons from the same teacher. ^^
Forum: Musician Talk 03-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Freepower
It looks to me like your post is promotion....

It looks to me like your post is promotion. :shrug:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Freepower
Melodic Control by Freidman Melodic Phrasing by...

Melodic Control by Freidman
Melodic Phrasing by Scott Henderson

Great dvds!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,016
Posted By Freepower
Basically I would say a good teacher is...

Basically I would say a good teacher is priceless. Try and arrange a few lessons with local teachers and see who you click with. A lot of teachers will have no problem doing a "trial" lesson. :)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Freepower
^ :haha Very cool post though, no idea this was...

^ :haha

Very cool post though, no idea this was going on. That arpeggio line is sweet!
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