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Forum: Musician Talk Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 213
Posted By edg
LOL. The Mac vs PC debate is timeless and never...

LOL. The Mac vs PC debate is timeless and never goes away. :)

As a developer, the mobile guys generally are 90% Powerbook users and web guys are just the opposite... and never the twain shall meet.
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 213
Posted By edg
A Mac may be overpriced in that you can get the...

A Mac may be overpriced in that you can get the same horsepower for less from an off brand PC-type vendor, but they are well put together. My current main Powerbook (15" 16 Gig RAM) is 2 years old...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By edg
You can take any 2 notes and compare the interval...

You can take any 2 notes and compare the interval between them. It's a relative not an absolute comparison.

When you say root note, then you are talking in absolutes. It's the root of something,...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 182
Posted By edg
There is a practice routine I do every now and...

There is a practice routine I do every now and then which is to do harmonized 3rds up and down the scale in all positions. Very useful during a solo where you may want some extra "crunch". They...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 213
Posted By edg
I've always been fond of the Mac Powerbooks. I...

I've always been fond of the Mac Powerbooks. I was also a developer doing mobile apps and the Powerbook does it all. Games. Music. Code Development. Portability.

My General setup is: Mac...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 139
Posted By edg
Generally you want to be on the tips of your...

Generally you want to be on the tips of your fingers unless you're pressing more than 1 string down. You want to have the lightest touch possible. Don't squeeze with your hand. Use the weight...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-19-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By edg
You're not asking the right questions. Until...

You're not asking the right questions. Until you understand that, you won't be able to get it right. The question in not where, it's how. You can pick near the bridge or right up the neck. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-07-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By edg
The basic rule of thumb is that the minimal...

The basic rule of thumb is that the minimal lightest touch you can do to produce the effect you want is the correct one. Leverage your entire body and gravity as much as possible. Don't squeeze...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-07-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By edg
The 3 note per string way of playing scales I've...

The 3 note per string way of playing scales I've found to be an amazing system that just seems to be a gift that keeps on giving. It's really more than just for shredding. Granted, the CAGED box...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-20-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,390
Posted By edg
Yeah, dissonance and its place in music is...

Yeah, dissonance and its place in music is completely to an individual's taste. The ear and mind can be trained to find beauty in it, or at least get some form of communication out of it that they...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By edg
You've inspired me to go back and relearn Drive...

You've inspired me to go back and relearn Drive In which I found a very good tab for here:

http://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/chet-atkins-drive-in-tab-s28177t0

When I originally learned it (which I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By edg
I just happened to be listening to some Chet the...

I just happened to be listening to some Chet the other day. I used to know Drive In (great song!) pretty well.

I don't think you need the thumb picks, fingers will do.

Like any other set piece,...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-17-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By edg
Yeah, in terms of a scale like thinking about C D...

Yeah, in terms of a scale like thinking about C D E F G A B C... or even 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 I'll never ever really think in those terms at all when playing. Its just patterns and where they happen to...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-16-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By edg
Yeah. LOL. Way too much work in the long run. ...

Yeah. LOL. Way too much work in the long run. Mostly I think I was just trying to give people an idea of stuff I was practicing at the time that I found incredibly useful. Get them started with...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-16-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By edg
One thing I tried to do here at UG a long time...

One thing I tried to do here at UG a long time ago was create something I called the "ScaleOme Project" (like the Human Genome Project. :| ). I did it by creating a new band name and putting up a...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 814
Posted By edg
I never think about raising or lowering notes to...

I never think about raising or lowering notes to form a scale. I never really even think about the note names. I use the pattern of the scale I want and position it. I might briefly think about...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-15-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By edg
I have a bit of time and I feel like writing...

I have a bit of time and I feel like writing something that others might find of interest. Its sort of random, but I find it sort of appealing that this is documented in some fashion in some random...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-15-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By edg
I have 15 guitars and I keep them all out now --...

I have 15 guitars and I keep them all out now -- hanging from walls or on stands. I've kept them in cases for long periods of time and generally as long its its up right its ok I think.

The biggest...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By edg
You really should see a professional medical...

You really should see a professional medical person. I had a ski accident where I fell head first into a concrete lift berm. My shoulder dislocated and I had to be emergency sledded down. It hurt...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By edg
There's not really a completely right or wrong...

There's not really a completely right or wrong way, but you do want, for the most part, to lift your fingers off the strings when you change chords. You also want to do it with the most minimal...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By edg
One more thing about tabs: Personally I've liked...

One more thing about tabs:

Personally I've liked using them to figure out what sort of head space the guy playing it was into while they were doing it. Once I get to that point, I don't really...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By edg
Yeah, I'd agree. Buy some tab books from some...

Yeah, I'd agree. Buy some tab books from some pros. They are really very good. Very accurate. Very much notated musically correct with a lot of attention to detail. It's worth the $ and they...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By edg
The longer I've been around the more I'm...

The longer I've been around the more I'm convinced that there are many many many people out there who can play at "legendary" levels. A lot of the notice is how badly you want to be noticed and a...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By edg
No, I actually do like it. But its just not...

No, I actually do like it. But its just not something I want in my vibrational field right now, so to speak... :)
Forum: Musician Talk 10-14-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,545
Posted By edg
I listened to some of those tracks. I liked...

I listened to some of those tracks. I liked them, but ultimately got a bit bored with them after a while. It seemed like they take the same idea and play on it for a long time without much...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By edg
First, you might want to get an intro to music...

First, you might want to get an intro to music theory book (or find a web site) that will give you some background independent of the guitar. You really don't need a whole lot of theory for most...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-11-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By edg
One more thing: If you're confusion is coming...

One more thing:

If you're confusion is coming about because you don't understand why moving a G Barre chord at the 3rd fret up to the 5th fret to give an A barre chord, that's not really theory all...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-11-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By edg
If you're writing your own songs you can do...

If you're writing your own songs you can do whatever you want. That's the bottom line. If it's how you want it to sound, that's perfectly ok.

As far as the theory goes, you can look at in 2...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-10-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By edg
You're confused about music theory and playing...

You're confused about music theory and playing guitar. The theory is pretty much completely independent of the instrument that it's played on. If a song calls for a D chord to be played, it's ok...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-02-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By edg
Clearly you're doing something wrong. Without...

Clearly you're doing something wrong. Without seeing what you're doing its hard to give specific advice. I'd suggest looking at one of the many videos you'd be likely to find with a search.
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