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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By cdgraves
Slop happens when you lack the technique or...

Slop happens when you lack the technique or practice to execute what you're trying to play. Low-skill players sound fine as long as they don't try to outplay themselves.

Sloppy to me is poor...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By cdgraves
You can put two inputs into the amp some way or...

You can put two inputs into the amp some way or another, but how are you going to get two outputs from the guitar?

Putting the thing last in your chain is the only way to do what you're looking for...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By cdgraves
I'm afraid you're not making much sense. End of...

I'm afraid you're not making much sense.

End of the day: improvement comes from regular, focused practice.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By cdgraves
You contend that Billy Gibbons had trouble doing...

You contend that Billy Gibbons had trouble doing whole step bends before he got BB King's advice?

I don't think this thread was started by someone who is already a highly competent guitarist...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By cdgraves
That pattern can definitely be done with strict...

That pattern can definitely be done with strict alt picking. It's just a scale running down in 4ths.

It's easy to turn that pattern into a technique workout. Just apply the pattern to the whole...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By cdgraves
I'm unclear what you're saying: do you mean that...

I'm unclear what you're saying: do you mean that typically you only practice 40 days out of the whole year, but you spend 15 hours on each of those days?

If that's what you mean, then it is not a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-03-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By cdgraves
He's just rocking it on the accents/downbeats,...

He's just rocking it on the accents/downbeats, same as 90% of wah pedal usage in all of music.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-03-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By cdgraves
There is a difference between accommodating a...

There is a difference between accommodating a specific style of playing and trying to avoid basic technical development. Billy Gibbons and EVH don't use thin strings because they are simply incapable...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-02-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By cdgraves
If you're leaving a set of strings on for a year...

If you're leaving a set of strings on for a year or waiting until they break to change them, I'm tempted to say you're not paying much attention to tone.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-02-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By cdgraves
Agreed. Chromatic warm ups are basically useless...

Agreed. Chromatic warm ups are basically useless beyond the most basic beginner level. Once you are actually able to press the strings down reliably, you should play musical rudiments: scales,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-02-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By cdgraves
Fenders are not the only Fender-scale guitars!...

Fenders are not the only Fender-scale guitars!

EVH used .09s, but also poured on distortion like syrup on pancakes, and he used them to accommodate intense legato playing. He didn't use .09s...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-02-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By cdgraves
For the most part, Fender scale guitars are more...

For the most part, Fender scale guitars are more likely to have tremolos, and Gibson scale guitars are almost always hard tail. Telecaster is about the only Fender that's never a trem bridge, though...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 741
Posted By cdgraves
Open tunings are great two things: playing slide,...

Open tunings are great two things: playing slide, and avoiding learning barre chords.

The guitar is tuned the way it is because it allows for self accompaniment with a huge variety of chord voicings...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By cdgraves
Yeah... that voicing is not possible without the...

Yeah... that voicing is not possible without the thumb, and any such non-standard techniques ought to be indicated on the music. Best to use your ears before looking at written sources. Glaring...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 638
Posted By cdgraves
What gauge strings do you use? Have they been...

What gauge strings do you use? Have they been changed recently?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-31-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By cdgraves
I'd alt pick with the string skipping. But...

I'd alt pick with the string skipping. But without knowing where the accents are, it's hard to say exactly. Often it's better to keep downstrokes on the accents, even if they're not on the downbeats...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-31-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By cdgraves
Well any ii V I will have all three of those...

Well any ii V I will have all three of those qualities.

For dominant 7, just about any blues song is built on all dominant 7th chords.

Minor 7 chords are fairly common, but sound pretty different...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-30-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By cdgraves
You can RH mute while finger picking on electric,...

You can RH mute while finger picking on electric, it's just not the best positioning.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-26-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 714
Posted By cdgraves
No need to get violent. Everyone knows Lydian is...

No need to get violent. Everyone knows Lydian is pretty, though that's a strange reaction to an altercation.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-26-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By cdgraves
Yes. In my admittedly limited experience, they're...

Yes. In my admittedly limited experience, they're pretty much always leading tone dim7 chords. I haven't seen much movement by 5th from dim7 chords. m7b5 moves by 5th, but not dim7.

Anal theorist...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-26-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By cdgraves
Use an organ sound, play in 3/4 or 6/8, and play...

Use an organ sound, play in 3/4 or 6/8, and play stuff like i V or I bVII
Forum: Musician Talk 01-26-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By cdgraves
yeah, getting the strings tight while restringing...

yeah, getting the strings tight while restringing helps keep the guitar in tune. I have a floating bridge and locking tuners, so I try to the pull the strings tight while locking the tuner, then...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-25-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By cdgraves
I took a jazz class in college with a very highly...

I took a jazz class in college with a very highly regarded professor, and he also said to spell the bb7 enharmonically whenever it's easier to read. On jazz charts the harmony is indicated, so...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-24-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By cdgraves
If your chords are all in the same key (diatonic...

If your chords are all in the same key (diatonic changes), you just follow the chord tones. Mostly a matter of practice. I suggest boning up on your arpeggios.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-24-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By cdgraves
Doesn't matter in the least. If you're using a...

Doesn't matter in the least. If you're using a trem bridge you'll want to go through a couple times, since the overall tension changes every time you turn a tuner.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-24-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By cdgraves
I'm not sure there's a formally correct way to...

I'm not sure there's a formally correct way to label 8 tone scales. Usually I'd go with whatever solfege makes most sense, or what makes most sense in context (that is, chord tones). I supposed you'd...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By cdgraves
I guess I'd start with whatever other people do...

I guess I'd start with whatever other people do in their arrangement and apply the same principles. This kind of stuff is usually simpler than it sounds on the recording, once you work it out.
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By cdgraves
Yes, the bar line was to indicate the...

Yes, the bar line was to indicate the end/beginning of a phrase, since it the first accent of a phrase frequently starts in the next measure (excluding anacrusis or pickup). Just a generic example to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-23-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By cdgraves
well whether it's "Musical" is up to...

well whether it's "Musical" is up to you. If you find very little musicality in metal music... look elsewhere!

And a lot of musicality is in the technique. Keeping up with speedy stuff is one...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-23-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 697
Posted By cdgraves
Not every return to the I is a cadence. The term...

Not every return to the I is a cadence.

The term Cadence actually refers more to structure than harmony, because it's how you label the end of a phrase. It's tied up in harmony because those chord...
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