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Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By Sickz
Mostly i just sit down, listen, and sing along...

Mostly i just sit down, listen, and sing along with what i am learning. If you can sing the melody it is very easy to find it on your instrument. I'll do the same with basslines, chords (try to sing...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-10-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Sickz
A few things stand out very much to me while...

A few things stand out very much to me while listening to this.

1. Technique aspect. I don't mean playing something flashy or anything, but you seem to just be picking very loose and/or sloppy. Even...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Sickz
Many of the live jazz records i listen to feature...

Many of the live jazz records i listen to feature this. People jammin' on tunes like Anthrophology, Confirmation, Stella by Starlight and other great tunes for 10-15 minutes. Don't seem that long...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-06-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Sickz
Are you looking to isolate instruments to learn...

Are you looking to isolate instruments to learn the parts or simply to record yourself on top? If you are looking for the first one there are software out there that allow you to tamper with the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Sickz
The best thing you can do really is work on your...

The best thing you can do really is work on your ear. Just because you don't have a good ear now doesn't mean you can't develop one.

Start with learning stuff you already know really well by ear....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-03-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Sickz
Was going to mention Nuno Bettencourt, but i see...

Was going to mention Nuno Bettencourt, but i see that work is already done.

You should check out Paul Gilbert (His work with Mr. Big that is, incredible riffs) and Richie Kotzen (Solo, Winery Dogs,...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 808
Posted By Sickz
Depends on the purpose of the Real Book. If it is...

Depends on the purpose of the Real Book. If it is to learn tunes for your own practice i prefer to learn them myself by ear. I've played with people before that only know tunes if they have the Real...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-30-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,519
Posted By Sickz
It sounds to me that you have a lot of...

It sounds to me that you have a lot of information down, but your problem is extracting that information and using it to help you as a writer and musician. (At least from the description that you've...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Sickz
Hail is spot on here, if you want to build speed...

Hail is spot on here, if you want to build speed there is only a few things you have to do.

1) Slow down. Technique is purely physical, you don't get better by making mistakes. Muscle memory and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Sickz
When i was starting out my practice routine was...

When i was starting out my practice routine was somewhat like yours. I did the "traditional" scale practice for a while until i had the basic scales under my fingers. The further you get with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By Sickz
Why not both? :upto: To be entirely frank...

Why not both? :upto:

To be entirely frank though, that discussion doesn't matter. OP didn't ask about playing metal on a Banjo, he asked about shredding on an acoustic. (I'd argue that Metallica...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Sickz
I believe you misunderstood me. I'll make another...

I believe you misunderstood me. I'll make another example. Everyone can learn to alternate pick, it is just a downstroke followed by an upstroke, but that doesn't mean they can play Technical...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-20-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By Sickz
Doesn't matter if it is for beginners or not,...

Doesn't matter if it is for beginners or not, this is the Guitar Techniques forum. The place were people ask for advice in regards to topics related to guitar techniques. If you want to share a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Sickz
You can use a metronome for a ton of different...

You can use a metronome for a ton of different stuff in your practice routine. I don't think you should use it for everything, free-tempo practice has its place as well, especially if you work on...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-19-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,329
Posted By Sickz
If your definition of making a living out of...

If your definition of making a living out of music is being a metal star then i would say you made the right choice. Trying to make a living out of a band is a hard thing, not even many of the big...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Sickz
Absolutely. I think you should practice at the...

Absolutely. I think you should practice at the highest possible tempo you can still play the thing you are working on and that you are still relaxed. There is nothing wrong with testing out the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Sickz
I don't have kids either, but my niece is...

I don't have kids either, but my niece is currently learning to walk and she is trying to stand up and walk slowly. I don't know if that is how all kids do it, my point was simply for arguing my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-18-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 938
Posted By Sickz
I agree with this. Speed is not only related to...

I agree with this. Speed is not only related to technique, but also to discipline and your ego. During my first few years of playing i was held back because of the later two, even if we are musicians...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Sickz
Advice, don't play it that way. It is not the...

Advice, don't play it that way. It is not the proper fingering to play that tune, or that chord really. Sure, you might be able to do it, but you are just making it harder for yourself.

I am...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-15-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Sickz
It is very normal. You are new to the guitar so...

It is very normal. You are new to the guitar so you haven't developed your hand yet. Just like an athlete puts in years of training to be able to do the things they do, we have to put in years of...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Sickz
I agree, the approach might be different. The...

I agree, the approach might be different. The same happens for me when playing a jazz ballad versus a swing/bebop tune. My point is that even though the approach is different that doesn't inherently...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By Sickz
I'm going to disagree with that. Slow/fast...

I'm going to disagree with that. Slow/fast playing doesn't have to be any specific way that is different from the other. I would argue that the people that play fast stuff that sounds like an...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By Sickz
I'd say it depends on what you are used to. I...

I'd say it depends on what you are used to. I play better on my hollow/semi-hollow guitars than i do on my strat. I am just used to the neck and feel of the hollow body more.

Simple answer is this,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-08-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,296
Posted By Sickz
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 604
Posted By Sickz
I agree with you 100%, but i also think it is...

I agree with you 100%, but i also think it is worth mentioning that you studied music and plan on doing it for a living, which will probably include a lot of session work were you are expected to be...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 604
Posted By Sickz
Agreed. That is why (in my opinion) you should...

Agreed. That is why (in my opinion) you should always start with the music you love, regardless if it is to develop your technique, learn tunes, improve your ear or learn theory.

Learn the music you...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 604
Posted By Sickz
To be fair, that is more have a good ear than...

To be fair, that is more have a good ear than having a "vibe for theory".

I agree with Hail on this one, you are better of just playing and learning than trying to go down the rabbit hole with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Sickz
As Zaphod mentioned, this is one of those things...

As Zaphod mentioned, this is one of those things you have to practice really slowly to get down, same goes with a lot of things on guitar (keeping fingers close to the fretboard, relaxing each finger...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sickz
That is true. I think it has a lot to do with...

That is true. I think it has a lot to do with developing a taste for certain things. I didn't like Bach's music as first, the music that drew me into classical music was older stuff from the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Sickz
Distortion can cover up many mistakes, which is...

Distortion can cover up many mistakes, which is probably what you are noticing when playing with a clean sound.

I'd advocate using both in your practice. Clean practice is very important because it...
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