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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By triface
You said it yourself ;) Yes, if you don't play...

You said it yourself ;)

Yes, if you don't play song for some time, you will forget bits and pieces of it. But it will always be much easier to pick it back up the second time, unless you're going...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By triface
It's still better than nothing. I've noticed that...

It's still better than nothing. I've noticed that you learn the most in the first 10-20 (a completely arbitrary range, obviously) lessons, then after it starts to taper off after you know enough to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 435
Posted By triface
Learning yourself is free. ...That's really the...

Learning yourself is free.

...That's really the extent to which the benefits go to.

Getting a good teacher will ensure you don't pick up bad habits. Without a teacher (or, you know, with a bad...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By triface
It lets you fine tune the techniques, but I think...

It lets you fine tune the techniques, but I think the bigger takeaway is the discipline you get from doing this.

I suggest learning other songs, work on other techniques, then come back and (almost...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By triface
1. If anyone could elaborate on the different...

1. If anyone could elaborate on the different power chord shapes...
"Q: Are power chords just a simplified version of a bar chord that are moved up and down?
A: Yes - reduced versions of the...
Forum: Recording 07-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 391
Posted By triface
I was in your shoes last year when I wanted to...

I was in your shoes last year when I wanted to record some covers and have some fun. I decided the hit I'd take to the sound quality was worth not having to spend any money, and I still stand by my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-10-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By triface
Took me many months to be at the level where I...

Took me many months to be at the level where I could play the Sweet Child riff without winging it and holding onto notes that shouldn't be sustained.

What you're asking is a very general question,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By triface
I feel you shouldn't fret too much about the...

I feel you shouldn't fret too much about the strumming patterns. For playing in an ensemble, yes, you can't have 5 guys playing their own style and hoping for the best, but for being the only...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By triface
No, tuning down to drop D won't make it harder to...

No, tuning down to drop D won't make it harder to play accompanying chords in the back. However, you would most likely have to find different voicings for any of the open chord that uses the 6th...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By triface
The thing is, you don't really need to know how...

The thing is, you don't really need to know how to sweep pick. It's more an effect that you can employ.

Alternate picking is fundamental to everything.

So, yes. You need to know alternate picking....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-13-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By triface
I'm inclined to think he's saying your playing is...

I'm inclined to think he's saying your playing is not smooth and very off-beat.
Forum: The Pit 06-13-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,177
Posted By triface
Buy some stuff like new computers, guitars, then...

Buy some stuff like new computers, guitars, then invest the remaining 95% of it.

I'll then split out a part of the long term earnings to give to my parents.
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-12-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15,088
Views: 352,073
Posted By triface
Hm. Shipping might be an issue though. At the...

Hm. Shipping might be an issue though. At the shipping prices I'd have to buy in 10s or 20s for the shipping fee to make sense. Good thing about Amazon is if I spend more than $125 in a receipt,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,088
Views: 352,073
Posted By triface
From your experience, how much tension would I...

From your experience, how much tension would I need to be able to play something tight and djenty?

Yeah, I'm ordering some 0.080s from Amazon soon. Just gotta find some other stuff to buy so I can...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-10-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15,088
Views: 352,073
Posted By triface
Hey guys, I'm on an Ibanez RG8 (27" scale...

Hey guys, I'm on an Ibanez RG8 (27" scale length) and I'm curious what everybody uses for their 7th and 8th string.

I'm using the D'Addario EXL140-8...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-04-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By triface
Premonition by Satriani is pretty cool. It's...

Premonition by Satriani is pretty cool. It's somewhere in the intermediate level and it sounds great.
Forum: Cover Songs 05-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By triface
http://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp4-to-mp3/ I...

http://www.zamzar.com/convert/mp4-to-mp3/

I vaguely remember using this for a project last year. Works fine. I find that online tools work the best for conversion work.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-11-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By triface
No. You're repeating what you said in your...

No. You're repeating what you said in your opening post which is not exactly correct.

This is how I think of modes and my approach to them. Please feel free to correct any inaccuracies or to shoot...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-05-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By triface
1) Find a song you like that you want to learn 2)...

1) Find a song you like that you want to learn
2) Find a tab for the song
3) Identify what techniques you need to know or get advice from others
4) If it's too difficult, go back to step 1
5) If not,...
Forum: The Pit 05-05-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,120
Posted By triface
I think this is...

I think this is relevant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahDxg3hc5pM
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-05-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By triface
A Pod HD Pro or Pod HD500X with some FRFR...

A Pod HD Pro or Pod HD500X with some FRFR speakers or monitors?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By triface
I think I worded my OP a little wrongly. I've...

I think I worded my OP a little wrongly.

I've been trying to use the pads of my fingers, but because of the smaller neck width on an acoustic, it's quite impossible to not play with my fingers at my...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By triface
Inconsistent fingerpicking volume

I've recently had the urge to learn classical gas, and while I've had great success, I'm now at the point where I need to clean the song up.

An issue I have with fingerpicking is that my volume will...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,469
Posted By triface
Not sure if I'm getting you. Does he listen to...

Not sure if I'm getting you. Does he listen to music and do stuff, or does he listen to music and just focus on the music for 3 hours?

I listen to music more than half the time I'm using the...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-11-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 976
Posted By triface
I think the latter would be better. You don't...

I think the latter would be better. You don't need to play technically difficult passages to make great music. With a few well chosen notes you can bring across your point as well, if not even better.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-11-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By triface
On the topic of the guitar bodies, I don't think...

On the topic of the guitar bodies, I don't think strats are unsuitable for metal. They're not used a lot, and may be a little too bright for metal, but quite a bit of your tone is going to come from...
Forum: The Pit 04-02-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 976
Posted By triface
I think there are some that you can immediately...

I think there are some that you can immediately tell are geniuses.

The remaining 99.9%, I'd say no.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-02-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By triface
I only ever bother learning music that I really...

I only ever bother learning music that I really like, so I'm usually familiar with the song already.

I feel that is the first and most important step to remembering a solo. The next step would be...
Forum: The Pit 03-25-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,524
Posted By triface
You mean a guitar forum is full of guitarists?! ...

You mean a guitar forum is full of guitarists?! :eek: :eek: :eek:

My playtime ranges from 0-4 hours per week, depending on if I'm motivated. It's recently gone back down to 0 hours after I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By triface
1) I rest my palm on the lower strings to mute...

1) I rest my palm on the lower strings to mute them, so it gives me a frame of reference. Make sure you don't end up really sticking your hand onto the string (or any other point of reference you...
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