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Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By InfiniStudent
LOL! :haha: That was pretty funny Andy. I wasn't...

LOL! :haha: That was pretty funny Andy. I wasn't expecting that.

P.S. Plus if you barbeque and put the lid on, you won't hear the harmonics anymore... :D
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-24-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By InfiniStudent
+1 Confucious couldn't have said that better....

+1 Confucious couldn't have said that better. Zaphod Gold right there. :cheers:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-24-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By InfiniStudent
I played free floating for over 20 years. I...

I played free floating for over 20 years.
I decided to try "glide-fingering" the guitar just to evaluate it and form my own opinion on the popular alternate technique.
(i.e. "glide-fingering" is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-24-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By InfiniStudent
Obviously there is a core curriculum of standard...

Obviously there is a core curriculum of standard techniques that we all must learn and know.
There is also standard music theory that will help expand your understanding of how songs/music works...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-24-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By InfiniStudent
Yup, this is one of those gray areas that gets...

Yup, this is one of those gray areas that gets categorized as personal preference.
It does affect your playing and has trade-offs but if done correctly, the differences are minimal enough to where...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By InfiniStudent
I like it when Katy Perry touches me! :haha:...

I like it when Katy Perry touches me! :haha:

(Just kidding. Nice post, robbit.)

No, seriously. It's not that you "don't have anything musical to say", it's probably that you just don't know how...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,823
Posted By InfiniStudent
+1 Nicely said. Wisdom AND a laugh! :p: It...

+1 Nicely said. Wisdom AND a laugh! :p:

It has a LOT to do with timing and finese in your touch - Just like when you first learned to do 5, 7th, 12th fret "touch" harmonics.

The concept is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By InfiniStudent
What do you think about when you speak English??...

What do you think about when you speak English?? <-There's your ultimate answer.
Music is simply a language.
In the beginning when you learn a language you DO have to think about words, letters or...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By InfiniStudent
+1 Nice, Geldin! One ways I used to do this is: ...

+1 Nice, Geldin!

One ways I used to do this is:
listen to my backing progression and the "window of time" I am trying to fill, I loop it, and then I Sing different melodic lines until I have one...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By InfiniStudent
Most people learning guitar feel this way. The...

Most people learning guitar feel this way.
The fact is is that playing Guitar is a HUGE, complex puzzle.
If you look at all the pieces all scattered about on the floor, that is exactly the natural...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By InfiniStudent
TOTALLY just preference! And you will find Pro...

TOTALLY just preference! And you will find Pro players that subscribe to either (like many "optionals" in the ART of Guitar)

And for that matter, MANY guitarists blend both styles in real time...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By InfiniStudent
+1 Yup. That's what I was thinking too. Typically...

+1 Yup. That's what I was thinking too. Typically in an "unplugged" scenario percussion is the last layer to be added. You really need a bass "bottom" layer before adding percussion or the bottom...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By InfiniStudent
LOL This is because as humans, we generally...

LOL This is because as humans, we generally (falsely) believe that everyone is just like us. :shrug:
The truth is, there are distinctly different types of people out there and one aspect of that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By InfiniStudent
Here are a couple of tricks you could use just...

Here are a couple of tricks you could use just for recording:
1) Cut up a mouse pad and stick it under the unwanted strings - e.g. when placed under 1-4 your guitar will be reduced to a 2 string...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-13-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By InfiniStudent
Is this an electric acoustic? If it's not, you...

Is this an electric acoustic?

If it's not, you could mic it - just adding volume and EQ will do a LOT to fatten up your sound and not make it sound so tiny and thin.

Once it's in the electric...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By InfiniStudent
OOPS! I got so swept up in thinking about the...

OOPS! I got so swept up in thinking about the down beats and how the upbeats are just "extra" notes (eighths) "squeezed in" that I described it wrong textually - that's what I get for letting my mind...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By InfiniStudent
A common technique used by a bazillion musicians...

A common technique used by a bazillion musicians starting out (and beyond) is "foot & phonics".

Put your metro on a BPM that is slow enough that you know you'll eventually be able to subdivide it....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By InfiniStudent
Where to start? I highly recommend reading...

Where to start? I highly recommend reading Freepower's Sticky threads in this very Forum:
"Read me beginners!"
&
"READ THIS STICKY: (guide to All Techniques") - may take awhile to absorb but good to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By InfiniStudent
I completey agree with you Steven. There is no...

I completey agree with you Steven. There is no need for artificially labelling people as one type of guitarist or another.

However, to clarify any misunderstanding, my post above is not refering to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By InfiniStudent
Excellent question(s)! and excellent answer(s)...

Excellent question(s)!

and excellent answer(s) from Zaphod! (thanks for taking the time to share!)

So first, some background. There are two main roles of guitar in typical music: Rhythm Guitar -...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By InfiniStudent
You may need to vary the pressure of your palm...

You may need to vary the pressure of your palm muting hand (lighter toward the heel, heavier toward the fingers)

But I'm with supersac, if those left hand fingers are available, you should always be...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By InfiniStudent
Yeah, there are essentially 3 styles of pick hand...

Yeah, there are essentially 3 styles of pick hand out there (three non-pick holding fingers):
1) Cupped - fingers loosely curled in
2) "Loose" - middle through pinky loosely open
3) "Achored" -...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By InfiniStudent
Not sure how string height and length have...

Not sure how string height and length have anything to do with breaking it...

I'm with kemingt - if the string is breaking from the nut, you probably have a hardware issue there (or you're just...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,625
Posted By InfiniStudent
Post 1) Ouch! I think you're biggest issue (and cause...

1) Ouch! I think you're biggest issue (and cause of discomfort) is your elbow. It shouldn't be tucked in against your body like that. That is what is causing the severe angle, torque, tension, and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,155
Posted By InfiniStudent
I would highly recommend paying $30-40 for a...

I would highly recommend paying $30-40 for a lesson and just fixing that right now.
A live instructor can move your strap, move your arms, and tune your body in minutes.
Then you can stop worrying...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By InfiniStudent
I don't know Fouks... that is part of your core...

I don't know Fouks... that is part of your core foundation and is one of THE most repeated motions you make. I would look into it and fix it now, by the time you go to do something and realize the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By InfiniStudent
Proving that sometimes it's cool, after you...

Proving that sometimes it's cool, after you practice your actual chord, to move some fingers around and see what else is in the neighborhood! (especially your pinky) :D
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By InfiniStudent
Zaphod makes some excellent points. If you feel...

Zaphod makes some excellent points.

If you feel like you are lost and don't know what to practice to grow (FASTER), then getting a teacher is an EXCELLENT investment BUT only if you find a good...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By InfiniStudent
Thumbs up Not really. ;) You shouldn't deadlift 100...

Not really. ;) You shouldn't deadlift 100 pounds just so it will be easy to lift 20...
It's easier where it's easier. And a gradual increase is a much faster path to growth.

There is less tension...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-10-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By InfiniStudent
Post Slow = "Analysis & Tuning Mode" It...

Slow = "Analysis & Tuning Mode"

It is way beyond just going slowly enough that you make no mistakes but it's not so slow you make "minimal movement".

It's so slow that your mind is free to analyze...
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