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Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Sickz
Don't know if this is your style or not, but...

Don't know if this is your style or not, but Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci from Dream Theater have an album of just the two of them playing together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZWr4AR5NFc
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Sickz
This is the main thing for all types of music. If...

This is the main thing for all types of music. If you want to be able to play it you have to learn the language of it, just like a child learns their mother-tongue by trying to imitate their parents.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 983
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, i understood what you meant. I do that as...

Yeah, i understood what you meant. I do that as well, there is nothing wrong with it.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 983
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, i listen much in the car to/from work. I...

Yeah, i listen much in the car to/from work. I started listening heavily when driving when i realized i could learn so much in that time where i was really not doing anything besides driving. So i am...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 983
Posted By Sickz
I don't see anything wrong with it. I probably...

I don't see anything wrong with it. I probably listen to music a solid three hours a day as well, if not more. Got to feed your ear some music, especially if you intend to play that music/style.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Sickz
Because this is a forum related to...

Because this is a forum related to discussion/questions regarding guitar technique, what you did in that thread was just post a video without anything else. It doesn't belong in this forum if there...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Sickz
I can only speak from personal experience and my...

I can only speak from personal experience and my personal opinion here, so this is entirely my view on the matter.

For me scales have two purposes. One is for getting your hand accustomed to certain...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-13-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Sickz
I would agree with MM. You can find the same...

I would agree with MM. You can find the same scales in Death Metal, bluegrass and classical music, three widely different styles. The best way to get accustomed with a style of music is to learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Sickz
I firmly believe the ear is the most important...

I firmly believe the ear is the most important thing a musician can develop, so i'd rather listen to someone who has taken the time to absorb the musical language as much as possible.

To find a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-11-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By Sickz
It happens. It all depends on what you practice....

It happens. It all depends on what you practice. I know a ton of players that are fantastic at playing, that are my go-to guys when getting a band together for a couple of gigs, but if the gig has an...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Sickz
Oh, i agree. Eventually you want to just hear a...

Oh, i agree. Eventually you want to just hear a sound and think of the interval, but ear training is one of those things that can be very hard to start off with, so having something familiar to aid...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-10-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Sickz
You are completely right, i must have been too...

You are completely right, i must have been too tired when writing that. Only shows that i should follow my own rules of not giving advice at night. :p:

Fixed.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-09-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Sickz
Pure ears should be the goal. If it helps you...

Pure ears should be the goal. If it helps you starting out, i'd say bring the guitar. But as soon as possible you want to rely solely on your ears to figure that stuff out.

In addition to what have...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-08-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Sickz
I would start by taking The4thHorsemen's advice...

I would start by taking The4thHorsemen's advice and check out MusicTheory.net if you are new to reading notation in general. Other than that, i can only recommend the stuff i do to keep my sight...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Sickz
I would tend to agree. Contradictory to what many...

I would tend to agree. Contradictory to what many may think i actually believe speed comes when you start slowing down instead of speeding up. I've had many of my students (and myself) practice...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-01-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Sickz
Do you know what day it is?

Do you know what day it is?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-30-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Sickz
Unnecessary. You are not training your hands to...

Unnecessary. You are not training your hands to be stronger or be able to move faster with more weight when practicing guitar, you are training your hands to become more efficient.

Besides, most of...
Forum: Bandleading 03-30-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Sickz
Now i don't know you, ór any of your band mates....

Now i don't know you, ór any of your band mates. But that general attitude puts a lot of people off. Perhaps the other members of the band found that they had more similar tastes in music and in...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Sickz
I learn to sing them along with the recording...

I learn to sing them along with the recording first, then without the recording, then learn it on my instrument.
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Sickz
Phrasing is many things. You could say phrasing...

Phrasing is many things. You could say phrasing is a combination of articulation, dynamics, feel and rhythm. It has to do with as you said, how you play the notes. If you use bends, sliding, legato....
Forum: Musician Talk 03-27-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Sickz
I'd say it i just a matter of keeping at it. I...

I'd say it i just a matter of keeping at it. I learned quite a few songs incorrectly (be it with tuning or the actual notes) before i became comfortable with learning by ear. Nowadays it's not that...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Sickz
Alright, then i have a few recommendations for...

Alright, then i have a few recommendations for you. But you'll have to dig a bit through their catalog yourself, because many of these players have simpler and more advanced stuff. Perhaps that can...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Sickz
It's really not that strange if you think about...

It's really not that strange if you think about it. The language equivalent is hearing someone say something in person (learning by ear) versus reading what someone said. (tabs/sheet music) If you...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-25-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Sickz
It depends on what kind of music you are after,...

It depends on what kind of music you are after, saying that you are after a sax player to learn music from is as vague as saying you like the sound of a guitar and want to figure out some of that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Sickz
Good on you man. Learning by ear really is the...

Good on you man. Learning by ear really is the best you can do, both for the guitarist part of you and musician part of you. Ever since i started learning by ear many years ago i have felt very free...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Sickz
Well, most of the music i listen to where i know...

Well, most of the music i listen to where i know that hybrid picking occurs is country and fusion. I'd recommend you take a look at Johnny Hiland, Brad Paisley, Albert Lee, Greg Koch, Chet Atkins and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Sickz
It is important to note that even though scales...

It is important to note that even though scales might help you with this, the best way to develop good improvising abilities is through training your ear, and connecting your ear to your...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,462
Posted By Sickz
Even if talent exist (i am one of those that...

Even if talent exist (i am one of those that argues it don't) it only exists to a specific point, and after that point only practice, dedication and patience will allow you to go further. Regardless...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By Sickz
I have to agree with Steven and Vayne on this...

I have to agree with Steven and Vayne on this one. You have been playing for two weeks, you don't know what an effective or good way to make progress is yet, you will likely come back to that video...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-19-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,519
Posted By Sickz
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This.
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