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Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-04-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By Simper-Yut
I would suggest finding a piano teacher as I...

I would suggest finding a piano teacher as I have. Piano is a whole new 'ballgame' and most instructors you run into tend to be very anal about the theory side of the house. I picked up piano to...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By Simper-Yut
Practice playing along with backing tracks or...

Practice playing along with backing tracks or songs that you like. There isn't any secret to it really. Phrasing is key to being able to improv well and is a skill you'll develop with time.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-30-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By Simper-Yut
Break it up into sections and practice slowly...a...

Break it up into sections and practice slowly...a little at a time. Once I begin feeling pretty comfortable with a song and have most/all the different segments down; I start trying to play along...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Simper-Yut
I use a combination of tabs and sheet music for...

I use a combination of tabs and sheet music for guitar, unless I'm playing piano of-course. I recommend taking small steps towards your goal of being able to understand and read sheet music. Don't...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-23-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Simper-Yut
THIS...especially the part about being a...

THIS...especially the part about being a "spamming dickhead"
Forum: Bands & Artists 05-20-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Simper-Yut
Alice and Chains' unplugged should by far be...

Alice and Chains' unplugged should by far be considered one of the greatest live performances of all time

Also liked Stone Temple Pilots Unplugged. Speaking of which, was there ever an album...
Forum: Modern Rock 04-20-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By Simper-Yut
Everything Zen by...

Everything Zen by Bush??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQzbCsfDhPg
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-23-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Simper-Yut
Lol, yep.

Lol, yep.
Forum: Musician Talk 12-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,277
Posted By Simper-Yut
THIS

THIS
Forum: Musician Talk 12-22-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Simper-Yut
OP, you come across as a bit of an attention...

OP, you come across as a bit of an attention *****. Fake humility in the title doesn't disguise the fact that you are seeking kudos and accolades as opposed to actual criticism. The "I'm only such...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-22-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,277
Posted By Simper-Yut
Learning guitar is not a check in the box. If...

Learning guitar is not a check in the box. If you're serious about it, prepare to spend the rest of your life trying to master it. Learning an instrument is more of an evolutionary process than a...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-20-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,277
Posted By Simper-Yut
Hard work, way more gratifying. I'd become bored...

Hard work, way more gratifying. I'd become bored with music if I didn't have to work to become better at it.

Appears the ones that prefer the "guitar god" route are only doing so for the fame and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-01-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Simper-Yut
As slow as it takes to get it right is pretty...

As slow as it takes to get it right is pretty much correct, but at the same time...don't be afraid to jump around from song to song if the occasion calls for it. You'll always be able to come back. I...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-01-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By Simper-Yut
Going off what food1010 said. There are many...

Going off what food1010 said. There are many songs I can play...but then there are a select few that I can play really well. For me, it's mostly Alice n' Chains stuff. The one's you know by heart...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Simper-Yut
You're going to have to find the passion and...

You're going to have to find the passion and inner drive first. While the advice of others here is definitely recommended, it appears your lacking the most fundamental/essential element to becoming a...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,426
Posted By Simper-Yut
I think the people who try to discount any kind...

I think the people who try to discount any kind of theory are the ones who are actually intimidated by it. Understandably so, as learning theory is like learning a new language. That is why it is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Simper-Yut
Keep practicing. The speed you're looking for...

Keep practicing. The speed you're looking for will not come over night as I'm sure you understand. You have to be patient...and yes allow the speed to develop overtime. 80% is not bad at all, and is...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-29-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,426
Posted By Simper-Yut
My philosophy is that there doesn't exist a...

My philosophy is that there doesn't exist a single "element" in music that can't be beneficial to the individual musician/instrumentalist. While certain areas may require more of our attention than...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-29-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,426
Posted By Simper-Yut
Ooooh...burn! :haha:

Ooooh...burn! :haha:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By Simper-Yut
My understanding is that some of the better...

My understanding is that some of the better rhythm guitarists also happen to be quite exceptional drummers as well. Obviously there are exceptions to this, but Dave Grohl is widely considered to be...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-28-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,426
Posted By Simper-Yut
I've actually found that scales improve my...

I've actually found that scales improve my picking and finger dexterity aside from what has already been mentioned here. I know they're relied upon more from a theory standpoint-as they should...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-27-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By Simper-Yut
Air guitar? Oh dear.... you were one of those...

Air guitar? Oh dear.... you were one of those werent you? Bout time you pick up a real instrument instead of acting like a wannabe/poser. I hope you dont antcipate your air guitar "techniques" to...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-26-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By Simper-Yut
Guitar sheet music often utilizes the Treble...

Guitar sheet music often utilizes the Treble Cleft. Cello uses a Bass cleft. Viola uses an Alto Cleft. Violin uses Treble cleft. Herein may lie your confusion? :shrug:
Forum: Musician Talk 11-25-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Simper-Yut
Interesting how the last 4 posters have all...

Interesting how the last 4 posters have all registered this month and appear to me making the same shameless "gestures" towards a particular website.

Oh...and your notes-helper software looks...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-21-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Simper-Yut
Guess you gotta start somewhere...

Guess you gotta start somewhere...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-19-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,235
Posted By Simper-Yut
My first year or two was pretty terrible. Wasn't...

My first year or two was pretty terrible. Wasn't sure I'd ever become a halfway decent guitarist...much less a good one. Then one day something just clicked. I learned to fall in love with the...
Forum: Original Recordings 11-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Simper-Yut
Yeeesh. This may be a case of knowing your...

Yeeesh. This may be a case of knowing your limitations and not putting yourself out there before you're ready. Many great artists work in the shadows before revealing themselves to the world. Maybe...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-03-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Simper-Yut
Assuming bdqdog diagnosed the problem correctly,...

Assuming bdqdog diagnosed the problem correctly, this is one of the most common issues that even the most skilled guitarists are constantly working to improve and iron out. Your transitions from one...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-03-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Simper-Yut
While I agree with the advice of others...

While I agree with the advice of others here...most important is to learn new things and alter your practice routine as you feel led/driven to do. Don't compartamentalize yourself and try to fit your...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Simper-Yut
How well are they actually playing these songs is...

How well are they actually playing these songs is something you should take into consideration. Any seasoned guitarist can take a song and flesh it out in a matter of hours or minutes, but how is...
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