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Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-04-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By JNBloomy
Learn the theory side of the major scale...

Learn the theory side of the major scale (assuming you don't already know it), then learn the major scale in all 5 positions on the guitar whilst saying the note out loud. After a few weeks you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-04-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By JNBloomy
Barre chords are tricky until you build up the...

Barre chords are tricky until you build up the finger strength and muscle memory to play them. However I don't find the need to play barre chords any more whilst doing session work, leave the bass...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By JNBloomy
Learning to read music will help. Once you can...

Learning to read music will help. Once you can identify the different note lengths and rhythmic groupings, you'll be able to transcribe it easily! Warning, it does take some time to properly learn...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By JNBloomy
You can still hit the A string as D consists of D...

You can still hit the A string as D consists of D F#A. The best way to not hit the E and eventually the A is to practice just strumming the bottom 4 strings open with, up strokes and down strokes,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By JNBloomy
The recorded drums will be in time because it's...

The recorded drums will be in time because it's all done with a metronome. Try tapping your feet along with the song to help you stay in time
Forum: Musician Talk 06-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By JNBloomy
1) Sweep picking is a way of playing arpeggios,...

1) Sweep picking is a way of playing arpeggios, but in a flowing motion so that you don't have to pick out every note. The best way to write your own sweeping patterns is learn music theory and know...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-29-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By JNBloomy
at 2 years of playing you're still pretty much a...

at 2 years of playing you're still pretty much a beginner, if you're still relying on tabs and books to help you learn then you still have a very very long way to go! Instead of buying books, a...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-27-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By JNBloomy
I quite like some songs on the radio! but there's...

I quite like some songs on the radio! but there's not really too much guitar driven stuff to play with on the radio, sure you can improvise or add melodies over songs but I don't find it that fun.....
Forum: Musician Talk 05-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By JNBloomy
Bored playing by myself

About a month ago my band had to put itself on hold and I've not had as much fun playing on my own since. I've been playing for 11 years and my playing has just become very lacklustre lately. I pick...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By JNBloomy
My suggestions would be; when you lift your...

My suggestions would be; when you lift your finger off, mute the string to stop it ringing out, therefore eliminating any sound coming from it. Take your guitar to get set up properly, if it's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-23-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By JNBloomy
A video of you playing and demonstrating this...

A video of you playing and demonstrating this would help, no one can see what you're doing wrong by you explaining there is a 'buzz'
Forum: Musician Talk 05-23-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By JNBloomy
Like Steven said, sing it and record it... or...

Like Steven said, sing it and record it... or train your ear so that you can recognise intervals and pitch, meaning you'll be able to tell what notes are being played in your head, this however will...
Forum: Original Recordings 05-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By JNBloomy
Dance Music

I don't know how many other people out there listen to EDM and that sort of genre... But you definitely all should! (when you're not playing guitar of course) If you're interested, take a listen to...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By JNBloomy
It doesn't have to 'work', in context anything...

It doesn't have to 'work', in context anything can sound good... As long as you think that it works that's all that matters!
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By JNBloomy
I couldn't disagree more, the count could be in...

I couldn't disagree more, the count could be in 3/4 or 6/8, it wouldn't be grouped into bars with different values. The the first count 1 2 3 would either be a bar of 3/4 and the 2 2 3 would be the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By JNBloomy
It depends if you mean you tap out the rhythm or...

It depends if you mean you tap out the rhythm or you're tapping out the count. If you tap out the count for example, 1 2 3 4 then this is the right thing to do and will help you play things...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-18-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By JNBloomy
Know the chords being played behind the solo,...

Know the chords being played behind the solo, know the correct notes that will fit over these chords and know how to play what you hear in your head. Ear training and theory knowledge and you've got...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-17-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By JNBloomy
Not at all, the length of your fingers doesn't...

Not at all, the length of your fingers doesn't mean that learning to play the guitar will be any harder! It's all about the strength of your fingers and muscle memory, this will build up in time!...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By JNBloomy
everyones improvising is different, personally...

everyones improvising is different, personally I'd say you can improvise to a good standard when you know what chords you're playing over and you can play the correct notes in correspondence to the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-11-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By JNBloomy
I personally wouldn't barre it, the idea of...

I personally wouldn't barre it, the idea of rolling it could work, but considering you're in a box position your hand should just naturally hover around there anyway so it's simple enough for you to...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By JNBloomy
arpeggios are broken down chords, so you want to...

arpeggios are broken down chords, so you want to find out what chord the notes make and you'll get the name of your arepggio. some music theory knowledge will help you with this!
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-08-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By JNBloomy
Take a loot at the Fender Modern Telecaster,...

Take a loot at the Fender Modern Telecaster, Chinese built fender but it's just as well built as the USA built ones, there is a huge range of tones you can get out of it due to it having a humbucker...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-08-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By JNBloomy
Guitar lessons are always useful, even if you...

Guitar lessons are always useful, even if you only take them for a couple of months your teacher should give you what you need to teach yourself as well as helping you get your techniques and...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By JNBloomy
Circle of fifths, relative minors, triads, 7th...

Circle of fifths, relative minors, triads, 7th chords, harmonic minor and melodic minor, learn all chords up to a 7th on each degree of the scale, modes of the major scale, learn order of modes for...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By JNBloomy
Go to a shop, buy yourself a vinyl player along...

Go to a shop, buy yourself a vinyl player along with some vinyls of bands you like, try to learn the songs by ear! There were still guitar teachers available before the internet but learning guitar...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By JNBloomy
Seans response is very useful as an overall...

Seans response is very useful as an overall guide! by the sounds of it you're into metal/metalcore, to work out what sort of drop tunings they use it's really simple, when bands like that do a...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By JNBloomy
I teach as a way to help me survive at...

I teach as a way to help me survive at university, I have a range of pupils from ages 8 to my oldest at 46! I always offer the first lesson for free because some times I don't satisfy the way the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-06-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By JNBloomy
it's just played in straight quavers (8th notes)....

it's just played in straight quavers (8th notes). As for letting notes ring out, it's down to how you want it to sound, I think Slash holds the root notes for a little longer than he does the others,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By JNBloomy
To start with some nice easy blues, learn the 12...

To start with some nice easy blues, learn the 12 bar pattern this is based around 3 chords, the first, fourth and fifth ( I IV V ). A nice easy one to start with would be based around A, these chords...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By JNBloomy
Try learning some nice simple riffs as well as...

Try learning some nice simple riffs as well as chordal stuff, it's always fun to jam along to some cool riffs! some nice easy ones that I think everyone learns would be;
Sunshine of your love -...
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