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Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 461
Posted By edg
The theory *is* sort of confusing when its blues...

The theory *is* sort of confusing when its blues in a major key and you're playing the minor pentatonic over it. Minor over a major key? What's that all about? In fact, if you just blindly use...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 461
Posted By edg
BB King is a great example of capturing the...

BB King is a great example of capturing the authenticity of the notes and channelling something inside you without all technical and theoretical stuff. A right brained player in a left brained...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By edg
This is kind of a tough one. Rhythm was always...

This is kind of a tough one. Rhythm was always a sort of weak suit with me no matter how much I practiced with a metronome. But, you still need to do it.

It's a sort of feeling at a deep level. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By edg
It's pretty simple. Alternate picking gives you...

It's pretty simple. Alternate picking gives you access to certain sounds and tones, economy/sweep picking to another set. It's only because speed and how fast you can pick at what BPM becomes the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By edg
Search for "anchoring" in this very...

Search for "anchoring" in this very forum and you'll get reams of threads. Read them and make up your own mind. Despite what that guy says in the video, you don't need to rely on it. On the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By edg
Make your own. It's really really easy to do and...

Make your own. It's really really easy to do and you can get what you want that sounds pretty damn good. There's lots of software out there. I used to use Live, but it's a bit complicated.

If...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By edg
I found practicing sweep picking helps my overall...

I found practicing sweep picking helps my overall picking technique. I now do it all the time to warm up as it seems to really relax my picking hand which is key. YMMV.

I picked for years, a lot...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By edg
I've found it doesn't matter all that much to me....

I've found it doesn't matter all that much to me. Sometimes it's tilted. Sometimes quite straight. Sometimes the pick is angled to the strings. Sometimes flat.

What might be more important is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By edg
I didn't see anything you were doing really...

I didn't see anything you were doing really wrong. Maybe if you're more specific about the problem you're having it'd be easier to help.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By edg
I'm not sure what you're getting at with the...

I'm not sure what you're getting at with the videos. If it's your picking hand you have the concern with I'd recommend this 6 string sweep picking arpeggio exercise I've been doing lately. If...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Oh cmon! Do you really understand what the...

Oh cmon! Do you really understand what the appeal to authority fallacy is? It's saying something is true because so-and-so says its true. I was using somebody's actions, someone who happens to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-26-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
You're just arguing your belief system (which I...

You're just arguing your belief system (which I might have been sympathetic to a while ago prior to getting other evidence) as I'm doing. You haven't proven anything. I think its perfectly valid...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
OK, let's put a pin in the drugs (and confusion)...

OK, let's put a pin in the drugs (and confusion) thing ...

Colorblindness is very quantifiable. Perfect pitch gets murkier. Can it be eventually learned? Is there a gene allele for perfect...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
This is a PUBLIC forum which I'm sure you're...

This is a PUBLIC forum which I'm sure you're aware of. Others are looking on. If I weren't speaking to others as much as you, this could just be discussed in a PM.

I was completely content to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Sorry, you'll have to do better than that. That...

Sorry, you'll have to do better than that. That doesn't come *near* explaining it all.

I came across this guy who was an eminent and well-respected professor of Zoology for many many years at the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Thank you for proving my point about picking up...

Thank you for proving my point about picking up stray words and sentences and escalating to sarcasm.

I started out directly addressing the original question with my own take on talent. Perhaps it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
I've been playing roughly 45 years now (well,...

I've been playing roughly 45 years now (well, elapsed time anyway). Not in all that time have I had a very strong desire to play *for* people (although I like playing with people from time to time)....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Sigh. I didn't say there's no such thing as...

Sigh.

I didn't say there's no such thing as talent. Other things are getting inferred which I had no intention of inferring.

Some people will understand what I'm trying to get across I guess. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
At this point, if you're interested, just PM me...

At this point, if you're interested, just PM me and I'll answer when I can. This will just go on forever here and I've pretty much exhausted most of what I had to say.

(I think my links are now...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Oh Snap! Damn google. I'll eventually figure...

Oh Snap! Damn google. I'll eventually figure out some other way to link them and then edit the post.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Um. No. I am not into Scientology. Perhaps...

Um. No. I am not into Scientology.

Perhaps one last thing I can demonstrate because a picture is worth a thousand words so to speak. A bit of back story:

I'm an engineer, computer...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Thanks for all the replies. I've pretty much...

Thanks for all the replies. I've pretty much said most of what I have to say about this. A few more comments.

I have a very open mind and am very scientific. However I no longer accept just...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
I put quite a bit of weight on science. Quite a...

I put quite a bit of weight on science. Quite a bit. I've done post-grad work in science. But there's good science and bad science. IMO that Science Daily citation you gave... well, I have a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
You don't *really* believe that do you?! (and I...

You don't *really* believe that do you?! (and I did look at your citations -- don't even get me started on those).

David, I think you might try swapping the grim confines of the left brain for the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Maybe I can use that sweep picking vid as an...

Maybe I can use that sweep picking vid as an on-topic illustration of what I'm try to say.

I made that vid 6 years ago and then stopped playing entirely up until a few months ago where I started...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
I agree that not everyone is endowed with the...

I agree that not everyone is endowed with the same gifts or that there are very real physical or even mental differences. What I'm trying to say is that this thing being labeled as "talent" here is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
No, but I'm sure. And I mostly mean the...

No, but I'm sure.

And I mostly mean the source of your own "guitar voice". Everyone's got it. No one has the market cornered.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,415
Posted By edg
Does God have limits? No. Same with...

Does God have limits? No. Same with talent.

Inside each and every person lies the same ability. No exceptions. The trick is to find the individual key that unlocks it for you. The world is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By edg
Oh, well waddayanos! There's actually a video of...

Oh, well waddayanos!

There's actually a video of me doing the EXACT sweep picked arpeggio exercise I'm talking about. It's right in my UG profile. Just follow link in my sig. Its a few years...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By edg
I just use Garageband with a Line6 Guitarport. ...

I just use Garageband with a Line6 Guitarport. Screw purity trying to get a nice track with Mic'd real equipment. I used to use Live, but long have forgotten it and Garageband was easy to pick up....
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