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Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-05-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By robertwilliam9
I'm not sure how many of these would necessarily...

I'm not sure how many of these would necessarily be "pleasant" to listen to, but I'd imagine there would be a few that could pass as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-05-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By robertwilliam9
It's hard to tell without seeing exactly what...

It's hard to tell without seeing exactly what you're doing, but it does sound like you have a posture issue here.

From what I understand, any and all pivoting should happen either at your finger...
Forum: Rock & Indie 10-05-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By robertwilliam9
But is he literally "better" then some...

But is he literally "better" then some of the guys who have came after him? What about Satriani, Vai and Petrucci? I think Vai (in particular) runs circles around Hendrix.

And that's not to take...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-01-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By robertwilliam9
First off, this might help you...

First off, this might help you (https://www.guitarchalk.com/chalkboard/) .

Second, I'd advise focusing on theory topics that are more closely applicable to the guitar and that help you understand...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-01-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,407
Posted By robertwilliam9
You can definitely write riffs and express...

You can definitely write riffs and express yourself creatively. I think what ends up happening is you just start memorizing patterns and then listening for them, and people with a "good ear" can do...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-01-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By robertwilliam9
Hey Gloria - sorry to hear about the pain...

Hey Gloria - sorry to hear about the pain issues.

I wrote this post that focuses more on wrist issues, but I think it might help your shoulder pain as...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-01-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By robertwilliam9
Yeah I almost always use a compressor (Boss...

Yeah I almost always use a compressor (Boss CS-3), but the versatility (extra EQ) is something I'm hoping a preamp can deliver.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-29-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By robertwilliam9
Thanks for the reply man. We do have a sound guy...

Thanks for the reply man.

We do have a sound guy but I'd much rather handle it and mix my channel on my own. I'm guess I'm just kind of picky haha.

The ToneBeast looks excellent. Never used one...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-29-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By robertwilliam9
Best preamp for acoustic guitar?

Do you guys have any suggestions on a preamp to add to an acoustic rig? I've got a Taylor 114CE that has a bit of higher tone, so I'd like something that lets me customize it a bit.

I'm thinking the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By robertwilliam9
I'd be a little careful about spreading yourself...

I'd be a little careful about spreading yourself too thin. Having a comprehensive skill set is good, but you also want to have a concentration or an area where you're able to build some expertise. A...
Forum: Bands & Artists 04-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By robertwilliam9
Yeah you're probably looking for Theory of a...

Yeah you're probably looking for Theory of a Deadman. Kroeger got them started and the lead singer even looked a bit like him back in the day when he had facial hair.

They're a little more...
Forum: Bands & Artists 04-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By robertwilliam9
What am I missing?

What am I missing?
Forum: Bands & Artists 04-10-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By robertwilliam9
For me, SRV is more someone I respect than...

For me, SRV is more someone I respect than someone I enjoy listening to. I remember his DVD (recorded somewhere in Texas) was one of my firsts back in the day and I thought he was fascinating to...
Forum: Bands & Artists 04-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By robertwilliam9
How about Moonlight sonata? Or are you talking...

How about Moonlight sonata? Or are you talking about classic rock?

Stu Hamm does a pretty sweet version on the bass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Q_J2fIKPI

You could really use a wah with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-03-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By robertwilliam9
How long have you been playing? It should be a...

How long have you been playing?

It should be a pretty natural movement; not something you have to think about too much. Generally, I would say that my forearm is anchored, while my wrist pivots from...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-19-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By robertwilliam9
If I'm going from a barre shaped chord from the...

If I'm going from a barre shaped chord from the 6th to the 5th string, I usually tuck my pointer finger underneath and grab the root note, then let that bring my other fingers up for the other two or...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-19-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By robertwilliam9
Man, I'd say to go ahead and get the more...

Man, I'd say to go ahead and get the more reliable degree (business, finance etc.) so that you can support your pursuit of music.

If you go after music as your main source of income, you'll be...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By robertwilliam9
I might say to go with the SG G-400 as well.

I might say to go with the SG G-400 as well.
Forum: Musician Ads 12-12-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By robertwilliam9
Looking for guitar players/teachers who are also writers.

About a year and a half ago, I started a site called Guitar Chalk, which is linked in my signature.

I've developed this site (slowly) into a sort of an informational blog. Think of it as a...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By robertwilliam9
Since a couple of the folks here have answered...

Since a couple of the folks here have answered your question in a fair amount of detail, I'll go ahead and just add some quick practical advice.

What really helped me put it all together was when I...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By robertwilliam9
Man, I tried to do piano for awhile (been playing...

Man, I tried to do piano for awhile (been playing guitar for 17 years). It's just a completely different animal.

I'd recommend private lessons if you're really serious and can afford it --...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By robertwilliam9
Start with the more basic...

Start with the more basic progressions.

G-C-D
E-A-B
E-F#-A
D-A-B-G (Mark Tremonti, all day long)
D-A-G
F-Bb-C

Tons of songs are made up of these simple chord progressions or others that are...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 866
Posted By robertwilliam9
I'd say stock audio is probably one of your...

I'd say stock audio is probably one of your better options. I would try and get familiar with sites like MusicClout.com/ (http://musicclout.com/contents/) .
Forum: Musician Talk 12-12-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By robertwilliam9
I've always heard that it's good to write music...

I've always heard that it's good to write music for five years, throw everything out and then start fresh (I forget where I heard that, but it's good advice).

I agree with CelestialGuitar though....
Forum: Musician Talk 11-11-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By robertwilliam9
I would say that you separate ear training and...

I would say that you separate ear training and theory, but that there's def a structure for each one individually that needs to be followed.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-01-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By robertwilliam9
I would try a low end Ibanez or PRS SE model....

I would try a low end Ibanez or PRS SE model. Particularly the SEs are solid guitars -- and you can get them for around $400 used.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-01-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By robertwilliam9
My right arm would always tire out when I tried...

My right arm would always tire out when I tried to play One Day Remains by Alter Bridge. I still don't have that song down =/
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-24-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By robertwilliam9
I'd pull the trigger -- Epiphone LPs are...

I'd pull the trigger -- Epiphone LPs are generally pretty reliable.
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-24-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,320
Posted By robertwilliam9
I've only played Steinbergers very briefly, but...

I've only played Steinbergers very briefly, but the experience was good. The guys I've known that owned them really liked them. I'd image you'll be pretty happy with the purchase if you're cool with...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-24-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By robertwilliam9
I'd go with Guitar Tricks or ArtistWorks -- I...

I'd go with Guitar Tricks or ArtistWorks -- I haven't heard of the two you mentioned.
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