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Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-04-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,026
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Professional do not just work on a technique at a...

Professional do not just work on a technique at a time, they also work in implementing a technique into a song (either by composing a song with that technique, or learning an existing song that...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-31-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Alan: Indeed I included "composition"...

Alan: Indeed I included "composition" in my original post. :cool: Your considerations on that are good, I will make them into personalized question for each interview.

On the other hand I have to...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-30-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By tommaso.zillio
This thread has been read more than 200 times and...

This thread has been read more than 200 times and only 3 people have questions? Can't believe it. Come on guys, if you could have at it with people of the caliber of Satriani, you would have nothing...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-28-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Eggmond: I may post it here or on my website -...

Eggmond: I may post it here or on my website - this is something I have to discuss with these players and (especially) their labels. If I can't post them here, I will be sure to post a link!

Great...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-28-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By tommaso.zillio
What Music Theory questions YOU would ask to an expert guitarist?

Hey everyone,

In few weeks I will have the occasion of meeting and interviewing some expert (and in some case famous) guitarists. Can't name names right now - but you know some of them. The topic of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-27-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By tommaso.zillio
I know I am unpopular in suggesting that, but you...

I know I am unpopular in suggesting that, but you really should try to find a teacher. The problem with lessons on the net is that they lack a specific big plan targeted to your needs.
If you can...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-27-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By tommaso.zillio
True, power chords are mostly played with down...

True, power chords are mostly played with down strokes for consistency.
On the other hand, if you find that your right hand it's slow, there is a simple exercise. Play EVERYTHING you know (not only...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-27-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By tommaso.zillio
As a starting point you should learn major &...

As a starting point you should learn major & minor scales in all keys (i.e. learn them in one key and then learn how to transpose them), and how these scales fit the chords in a particular key. then...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-04-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Something spicy: E F G#A B C D# Try also: E F# G...

Something spicy:
E F G#A B C D#

Try also:
E F# G A# B C D#
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By tommaso.zillio
You should NEVER feel pain. If you feel pain stop...

You should NEVER feel pain. If you feel pain stop playing.
Fatigue or muscle 'burning' is fine. Tendons 'burning' is bad. If you're unsure which is which, stop playing - better safe than sorry.

To...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Play ALL you know using only up strokes, for at...

Play ALL you know using only up strokes, for at least 30 min a day. After a month you'll be a lot faster.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By tommaso.zillio
It's kinda natural to angle the pick differently...

It's kinda natural to angle the pick differently depending on the technique used. If this is causing you some trouble, spend 5 minutes a day doing only angle changes, i.e.: strum a chord, pick a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By tommaso.zillio
1) Economy picking is a good way to pick, and...

1) Economy picking is a good way to pick, and alternate is too. I greatly prefer economy for my playing. The difficulty is to keep your picking consistent, but with a bit of exercise this is not...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-02-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 680
Posted By tommaso.zillio
There is not only one method to write prog metal....

There is not only one method to write prog metal. You need to 'attack the problem' from many directions. Eventually you'll find your way. Some suggestions to get you started:
1) make a storyboard of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-01-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Aah, the Gilmour tone... check this...

Aah, the Gilmour tone... check this site:
www.gilmourish.com

But basically:
- use a Fender Strat (or at leas a guitar with single coils)
- use a clean amp
- obtain distortion by pedals (be careful...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By tommaso.zillio
It's not so simple to give you a yes or not. 1)...

It's not so simple to give you a yes or not.
1) Jack plates are not necessary, regardless of grounding.
2) connecting the ground of your wiring to the bridge will NOT ground your wiring. Connecting...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By tommaso.zillio
in economy picking the riff above is done (first...

in economy picking the riff above is done (first 8 notes):
U-D-D-U-D-D-U-D
in alternate picking is either:
U-D-U-D-U-D-U-D or
D-U-D-U-D-U-D-U

To get this riff faster: practice it VERY SLOW for 5...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,226
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Ah, I see your point. Yes, if the chord is...

Ah, I see your point. Yes, if the chord is notated specifically on the guitar tab then you're right. On the other hand, in the original question it was not specified if the G/C was notated on a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,226
Posted By tommaso.zillio
Actually not, sorry. The important thing is that...

Actually not, sorry. The important thing is that the notes of the G chord are played over a C note. It does not matter who plays them, as long as someone do play them. I mean, if the guitar is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By tommaso.zillio
New strings have a more brilliant and lively...

New strings have a more brilliant and lively sound. Ideally you should change all strings together so to have a uniform set. You don't have to change them every month, unless you play for 6h a day. I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By tommaso.zillio
It's not so simple. Scales do help, but they are...

It's not so simple. Scales do help, but they are not all the story. Unless the solos are really simple, directly practicing them before you have the necessary technical background is out of question....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,226
Posted By tommaso.zillio
It's a G chord over a C bass note. If there are a...

It's a G chord over a C bass note.
If there are a bass player and a guitar player, the bass plays a C note and the guitar plays a G chord. If you have only a guitar, there are a number of fingering...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2008, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By tommaso.zillio
The trick is to take it gradually. First find two...

The trick is to take it gradually. First find two chords that you find difficult to switch between. Then study the movement from one to the other VERY slowly, repeating it at least 10 times (this way...
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