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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By Sickz
Well for one you would not be able to write...

Well for one you would not be able to write anything that sounds like Pantera or Metallica, cause it is more than the riffs. It is the sound of the whole band, how all instruments play (vocals,...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,528
Posted By Sickz
I agree, and i also feel the word shredding has...

I agree, and i also feel the word shredding has become more of a synonym to a form of instrumental rock/metal music lately. Is that what shredding is or is it just a part of it? Is old bebop tunes...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Sickz
As long as it doesnīt affect your performance in...

As long as it doesnīt affect your performance in any negative way, i am all for some showmanship. I mean, musicians are entertainers, so we are supposed to entertain.

I do believe though that...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,528
Posted By Sickz
As with any style of music, some are good and...

As with any style of music, some are good and some are bad, it depends on who listens. For example i have personally never found Rusty Cooley, MAB or Paul Gilbert (his solo work, not with Mr Big or...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Sickz
You can use all twelve notes in whatever key.

You can use all twelve notes in whatever key.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 920
Posted By Sickz
In my opinion it can be good to take a day off,...

In my opinion it can be good to take a day off, not only to let your fingers relax but more importantly to let your mind relax. I try to take one day off music once a week, since it is my profession...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Sickz
You make it sound like people that cover songs by...

You make it sound like people that cover songs by ear and don't tab them out for people asking are bad people, and that they don't want people to learn the solo.

I have done the same, learned a solo...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-25-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Sickz
It depends on how busy the parts are, normally i...

It depends on how busy the parts are, normally i can follow the bass, melody and harmony pretty well. But if more than one part becomes very busy then i am having some problems, and have to slow it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Sickz
I always advocate learning what you want....

I always advocate learning what you want. Although it is worth mentioning that if your goal is to be a classical musician, jazz musician, rock musician etc, you have to know certain stuff.

If the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Sickz
1. Economy picking is better suited for some...

1. Economy picking is better suited for some situations.

2. Economy picking gives you a smoother sound than alternate picking, so it is a question about what tone you want aswell.

3. Speed should...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 280
Posted By Sickz
I agree with sam here. Hard picking is not...

I agree with sam here. Hard picking is not necessary to get that tone, you can have great attack on the string without picking very hard.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Sickz
Triplets: Go with straight alternate picking,...

Triplets: Go with straight alternate picking, just accent the first note in each triplet.

That hammer-on phrase can be played either way, it depends on what fits you the best.

The stairway phrase...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Sickz
I am just going to share my opinion on tabs as a...

I am just going to share my opinion on tabs as a whole before addressing your post. I personally use tabs only with my own compositions and ideas. To remember ideas basically, just having a folder on...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Sickz
Neither did we say you did. Zaphod, Reverb and me...

Neither did we say you did. Zaphod, Reverb and me only mean that books often have difficulty explaining styles, since a common problem with music books (occurs with theory books aswell) is that they...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Sickz
As previously mentioned, i would not advocate...

As previously mentioned, i would not advocate learning styles through books. Dont get me wrong, many books have good information, but they might aid you with one element of the style more than...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-21-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
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: 11
Views: 410
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: 197
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: 197
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: 3
Views: 197
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: 223
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: 223
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: 223
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: 223
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: 349
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: 310
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: 382
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: 382
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: 184
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: 382
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...
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