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Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By Sickz
As Zaphod said, it is most commonly refered to as...

As Zaphod said, it is most commonly refered to as "flutter" with the whammy bar. It is done by using your left hand to play either one note or a cluster of notes, while using the right hand at the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-20-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Sickz
Well, as a jazz player i could say some of the...

Well, as a jazz player i could say some of the things that i think are essential to a practice session.

1) Transcription. Every practice session should have you transcribe something (not...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-19-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By Sickz
Donīt you think Pass might be a little bit much...

Donīt you think Pass might be a little bit much to start with? Sure, his playing is not the fastest but i would not rate his solos as some of the simplest, mainly for his usage of very chordal...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By Sickz
For guitar players i recommend Charlie Christian,...

For guitar players i recommend Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and Russell Malone as starting points. Much of Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Chet Bakers and even parts of...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Sickz
Without knowing the note values it is difficult,...

Without knowing the note values it is difficult, i am going to place my bet on Crossroads.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Sickz
No worries! If you have any further questions...

No worries! If you have any further questions make sure to send me a message and i will answer as soon as i can, and that will allow me to make more detailed explanations as well.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Sickz
The problem with viewing the altered scale...

The problem with viewing the altered scale (superlocrian) as the starting point is that you get those wierd ways to view the intervals relationship to the root. Itīs better to view it like you are...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Sickz
The Eb is the flat 9th, which is a common tone to...

The Eb is the flat 9th, which is a common tone to add to dominant seventh chords to add tension.

The Ab is a b5, as i said in my previous comment it is a diminished fifth. Diminished fifth = b5.

D7...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 195
Posted By Sickz
It is a major third, that is why it is written...

It is a major third, that is why it is written out as F#. It is a part of the original chord.

The Eb, F and Bb comes in since you are dealing with an altered dominant seventh chord. An altered...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-12-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Sickz
Warm up. Start working on the 3 tunes i am...

Warm up.
Start working on the 3 tunes i am working on. (I always have three tunes at work all the time, in different styles) (By ear)
Improvising over changes from whatever jazz standard is added to...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Sickz
It varies from time to time. Obviously i have...

It varies from time to time.

Obviously i have phrases that i have learned from recordings of great players before, sometimes they are exactly like on the recording and sometimes they are changed up....
Forum: Musician Talk 08-09-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Sickz
Then incorporate those things into your practice...

Then incorporate those things into your practice session.

Sit down with tunes from Alter Bridge and Tremonti and figure them out by ear.

Improve your connection between your ear and your...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Sickz
Indeed, the forearm should not feel anything....

Indeed, the forearm should not feel anything. Since you should be picking from your wrist.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By Sickz
Some of my favorites...

Some of my favorites are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYQIxnucddU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO6Ynxg5H9M&list=PL9A587B6A8DA6B7D4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpvV-me2y0o
Forum: Musician Talk 08-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By Sickz
Agreed. Learning tunes and learning them by ear...

Agreed.

Learning tunes and learning them by ear should be the main part of your practice, in my opinion. Then what you do the rest of your time practicing depends on what you want to learn/need to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-06-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Sickz
Al Di Meola, Planet X, Shawn Lane, Tribal Tech,...

Al Di Meola, Planet X, Shawn Lane, Tribal Tech, Cosmosquad, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Jeff Lorber, Adam Nitti, David Hines, Jens Johansson, Ray Riendeau, Brett Garsed, Alex Machacek, Marc...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-05-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Sickz
It is impossible to say, cause there are too many...

It is impossible to say, cause there are too many factors that goes into it. We don't know what you practice, how you practice, the quality of your practice, what level of playing is satisfying to...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-05-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,330
Posted By Sickz
Yes, among other things. Why limit yourself and...

Yes, among other things.

Why limit yourself and not explore? I enjoy a lot of the "popular guitarists" often mentioned on these forums, like Vai, Satriani, Govan, Holdsworth etc. But i also enjoy a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Sickz
The way to improve your picking is making sure...

The way to improve your picking is making sure that it is always perfect, no matter what kind of picking you are doing.

Now, i understand that might sound like a strange piece of advice. "I am...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-05-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By Sickz
Slowing them down is where it's at.

Slowing them down is where it's at.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By Sickz
Gain is not the answer. But the setup of the...

Gain is not the answer. But the setup of the guitar matters.

You should be able to get your tapping to sound exactly like your hammer ons with the left hand, cause that is what it is but with the...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 08-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By Sickz
You have to find your mix in order to sing high...

You have to find your mix in order to sing high with a powerful voice. The mix is developed through bridging the gap between chest and head voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjSbIU5fnMI

This...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-03-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Sickz
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Popular+ragtime+musicians

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Popular+ragtime+musicians
Forum: Musician Talk 08-03-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,330
Posted By Sickz
I think a lot has to do with that people don't...

I think a lot has to do with that people don't understand. All of us here play guitar, so of course we can appreciate stuff like what Vai, Satriani and Govan are doing, cause we know it is extremely...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Sickz
Scales are not going to help you compose prog...

Scales are not going to help you compose prog metal.

The best way to do it is to work on your ear, and learn tunes by ear. If you want to write tunes in the style of Dream Theater and such, learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-03-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, that is not a jazz style. It is precisely...

Yeah, that is not a jazz style. It is precisely as Hail said, you should look into tunes that are ragtime.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Sickz
Yes you need to know intervals, they will help...

Yes you need to know intervals, they will help you learn any chord possible.

I would recommend looking up chord construction, how chords are made. Because in doing so, you donīt have to remember...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By Sickz
Personally, i get inspired to easily, that is...

Personally, i get inspired to easily, that is probably it.

When i started playing it was cause i heard Metallica for the first time, and i got inspired and wanted to learn guitar. Later came bands...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Sickz
The way to solve this is practicing using your...

The way to solve this is practicing using your pinky, starting slowly. You need to build the muscle memory in your fingers to be able to use it properly, and to "separate" it from your ring finger....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Sickz
Indeed, it doesnīt really matter. It is more of a...

Indeed, it doesnīt really matter. It is more of a choice what feels the best and sound the best to you.
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