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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,180
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 Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
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...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Anon17
If you want your technique rated and advice given...

If you want your technique rated and advice given post a video in this thread:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1039223
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-22-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 214
Posted By Anon17
Yeah it might sound obvious (sorry if it is!) but...

Yeah it might sound obvious (sorry if it is!) but remember that writing a song is literally thinking of a cool sounding lick/riff/solo/entire song or whatever in your head and then learning to play...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Anon17
The wrist is by far the easiest and most...

The wrist is by far the easiest and most efficient motion for almost every single guitar player in the world.

You want to cross strings using your wrist to lead with your elbow following in response...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
^ This is correct. So you have spot on technique...

^ This is correct.

So you have spot on technique at 80bpm but it starts to break up at 100bpm. How is your technique at 85bpm? Is it ever so slightly uncomfortable but otherwise spot on? If so,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Anon17
Strength is not endurance, and the amount of...

Strength is not endurance, and the amount of "strength" you gain from stretching is so minimal it will not make a difference to how well you can play the guitar. You can have incredibly weak forearms...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Anon17
^ Yeah stretching is good advice, I would also...

^ Yeah stretching is good advice, I would also add stretching your wrists since they are an "at risk" body part for guitar injury.



You are implying that you can stretch your hands without using...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Anon17
Either works, just make sure that you don't force...

Either works, just make sure that you don't force your fingers too much into your palm if you choose the closed grip.

Ideally you will chose the grip that is nearest to your hand's default position.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
Honestly most people tend to lose the bounce...

Honestly most people tend to lose the bounce after a lot of quality, slow practice. I used to have a bounce and (as much of a vague answer this is) it just kind of went away after a while. Again I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Anon17
You don't need to develop finger strength really,...

You don't need to develop finger strength really, you need to develop control. Most beginners actually press far too hard when they fret notes, the reason they suck at legato, tapping and so on isn't...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-18-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Anon17
I agree with everything else but this is wrong....

I agree with everything else but this is wrong. If you are lifting weights or whatever and you feel pain you need to stop before you injure yourself.

You should feel exhausted, tired and a burning...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
Make sure there is no tension anywhere at all if...

Make sure there is no tension anywhere at all if possible, especially in the grip of your pick. You might think you are holding the pick with the minimum amount of tension, but there is a 99.99999%...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By Anon17
You mean trill exercises right? If it's the same...

You mean trill exercises right?

If it's the same "pain" as when lifting weights, I assume you mean that after a trilling for a while you start to feel a burn in your forearm (similar to the burn...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Anon17
Ah fair enough then, yeah I would probably focus...

Ah fair enough then, yeah I would probably focus on the other aspects of picking before considering this in that case.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Anon17
I have not seen the video but I assume he means...

I have not seen the video but I assume he means angling the pick since this makes picking a little bit easier. Generally an angle of 30-45 degrees seems to make picking a bit easier than angling the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Anon17
Yeah I would focus on one or two techniques...

Yeah I would focus on one or two techniques instead of all four if you only have an hour a day to practice.

Generally you want to practice the musical ideas you can't execute yet since this is your...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Anon17
Yeah honestly you should be applying next to no...

Yeah honestly you should be applying next to no pressure holding the pick. I used to have issues with the pick slipping all the time (regular Jazz III picks), but after a lot of picking practice it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Anon17
Not muting the string is the main reason that if...

Not muting the string is the main reason that if you tap hard you hear two notes, for the reasons explained above.

For the tension thing, you basically want to hammer on with your right hand exactly...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
@woodsballplayer: Ok so first if you are tense...

@woodsballplayer:

Ok so first if you are tense in your hand you want to check how you hold your pick. From the video you can see the pick tends to bounce a lot more than you'd want it to, so try...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
Are you going to debate about picking or attempt...

Are you going to debate about picking or attempt to make me angry?

If it's the former post something on topic and I'll reply. If it's the latter you're wasting your time dude, I feel great about...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
No it isn't "Tremolo picking exercise"...

No it isn't "Tremolo picking exercise" would be a dead give away. Picking exercise could be any kind of picking and considering this thread was originally about alternate picking notes any rational...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
The vast majority of people would assume that a...

The vast majority of people would assume that a string skipping alternate picking exercise meant picking single notes in this manner, not tremolo picking. You could have clarified at any time by...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
So what are you picking at 220bpm? If you are...

So what are you picking at 220bpm? If you are literally picking one note then I totally believe you because that isn't a hard thing to do. If you are talking about alternate picking different frets...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
I don't really know how to respond to this, your...

I don't really know how to respond to this, your entire post sounds like you jerking yourself off about how fast you can play. Can you provide some proof of anything you said?

My whole original...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
I can't see how thumb muting requires you to use...

I can't see how thumb muting requires you to use the forearm instead of the wrist - I use thumb muting with wrist picking...

@black_devils: I don't want to argue with what you people think you have...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
It sounds like you are talking about sweep...

It sounds like you are talking about sweep picking maybe? Almost every good alternate picker uses the wrist to cross strings unless they don't pick with the wrist to begin with. The forearm movement...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
I'm sorry but I don't believe this in the...

I'm sorry but I don't believe this in the slightest. Improving your picking from 120bpm to 220bpm (16ths) takes years, not 2-3 weeks regardless of your legato technique.



This is wrong, you always...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By Anon17
A video with no backing track and a good camera...

A video with no backing track and a good camera angle would help, try playing something at 100bpm 16ths, then play it at 110, 120, 130 and 140 if you can? If you do this I can give you a much better...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Anon17
Unless you are angling at almost 90 degrees, it...

Unless you are angling at almost 90 degrees, it shouldn't really affect your picking much past the tone (angling at around 30-60 degrees seems to be easier to pick than no angle, but the difference...
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