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Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By MatthiasYoung
After making sure that your guitar is setup...

After making sure that your guitar is setup properly to make barring easier, then analyze your left hand. Are you squeezing your chords, or are you relaxing the thumb and letting the weight of the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-01-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By MatthiasYoung
From Bach to Rock: Are You Learning to Play Songs or Learning to Play Guitar?

The constant battle between just learning tabs and really learning the guitar is discussed in this article in Guitar World. How do you learn?

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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Sounds like your downstroke is going too far,...

Sounds like your downstroke is going too far, that's why you can only do it on the top string. Practice on the other strings, and slow down. You're not going to play it fast and correct until you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-07-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Tablature for the Top Acoustic Guitar Songs

If you're looking for acoustic guitar songs to play, I found this cool blog on the top acoustic songs. There's video and tablature links for all of these. Really...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-10-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By MatthiasYoung
There is a great demonstration of the Goodsell...

There is a great demonstration of the Goodsell Overdrive Pedal on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ114K0_wN4)
Forum: Bands & Artists 03-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By MatthiasYoung
If you want to get into Stevie Ray Vaughan, here...

If you want to get into Stevie Ray Vaughan, here is an awesome guitar lesson on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQKTMt0e0qU) !
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-21-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Beginning Metal Guitar

A new Book & DVD Package has just been released by Watch & Learn, Inc. — Metal Guitar Method. This book starts from ground zero covering both melodic and rhythmic playing, and introduces students to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-21-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By MatthiasYoung
The best way to really analyze your technique is...

The best way to really analyze your technique is to get in front of a qualified guitar instructor. While you can get great tips of what to do and not do from videos (and I recommend them all the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-21-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By MatthiasYoung
The right arm could have too much tension in such...

The right arm could have too much tension in such a way that it is leading to RSI - you really should get in front of a qualified guitar instructor - one who really understands the mechanics of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Haha, thanks!

Haha, thanks!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-18-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By MatthiasYoung
One note about playing slow—use quick motions....

One note about playing slow—use quick motions. Only the tempo is slower. Otherwise, you can develop a slow technique, and then trying to speed up becomes even more difficult.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-18-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By MatthiasYoung
I would guess that you're playing too fast and...

I would guess that you're playing too fast and your picking hand is losing control with too much motion. Slow down and gain control.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-10-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Everyone here will have a different opinion on...

Everyone here will have a different opinion on what to learn, but the basic technical things to cover are scales, chords, arpeggios, and slurs (hammer-ons and pull-offs). This doesn't mean that you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-31-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Here's a great video on YouTube for practicing...

Here's a great video on YouTube for practicing Barre Chords (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBnS4uhaXAI&feature=plcp) .
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-23-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,375
Posted By MatthiasYoung
A great theory book I recommend is The...

A great theory book I recommend is The Guitarist's Music Theory Book (http://www.freeguitarvideos.com/books/MTB.html?source=MY) . This will help you both visually and sonically.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Your tip joint is hyperextending. Work to...

Your tip joint is hyperextending. Work to accurately place the tip of your finger on the notes. This is often a control issue due to not moving from the knuckle properly.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-16-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Practicing speed bursts can really help you...

Practicing speed bursts can really help you develop speed with accuracy.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-16-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By MatthiasYoung
The wrist doesn't actually contain muscles - the...

The wrist doesn't actually contain muscles - the motion is from the knuckle of where the finger meets the hand. That is actually controlled in the forearm.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Even if excess tension doesn't currently affect...

Even if excess tension doesn't currently affect your playing, it could affect it in the future.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-06-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Technique has nothing to due with a genre of...

Technique has nothing to due with a genre of music. Your hand placement should be in the most efficient manner to achieve what you're trying to play. Regardless of where the thumb is, I'll interject...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-06-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By MatthiasYoung
You can definitely shred your nails, even if...

You can definitely shred your nails, even if you're not shredding on the guitar lol! Sally Hansen Triple Strong is the best stuff I know of.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies. A little dry,...

Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies. A little dry, but very useful in the long run.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-02-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By MatthiasYoung
With a wide neck, the thumb will remain lower....

With a wide neck, the thumb will remain lower. For barre chords and scales, wrapping the thumb can make those difficult. Basic open position chords can easily be played by wrapping the thumb.

But...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-02-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Good vibrato combines the use of the fingers,...

Good vibrato combines the use of the fingers, wrist, and forearm. Vibrato can move parallel to the string or perpendicular. Depending on how your vibrato is being created will determine how your...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-02-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Try Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies. While not...

Try Giuliani's 120 Right Hand Studies. While not the most exciting of exercises, they are very useful.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Pumping Nylon rocks! I will say though, that...

Pumping Nylon rocks!

I will say though, that tension in your forearm is better than tension in your hands, as the knuckles from which your fingers should be moving are triggered by the muscles of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By MatthiasYoung
In addition to the intonation, if you're not...

In addition to the intonation, if you're not using heavy gauge strings, then your bass can sound rather muddy. The action may also need to be adjusted to help with intonation.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Here's a link to a YouTube video on basic barre...

Here's a link to a YouTube video on basic barre chords. This should help.

Barre Chords (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBnS4uhaXAI&feature=plcp)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-19-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Here's a great instructional video on YouTube...

Here's a great instructional video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBnS4uhaXAI&feature=plcp) for playing barre chords. Hope that helps!
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-16-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By MatthiasYoung
Justin Guitar (http://www.justinguitar.com) is...

Justin Guitar (http://www.justinguitar.com) is great. There's also Guitar Jamz (http://www.guitarjamz.com) , Free Guitar Videos (http://www.freeguitarvideos.com?source=MY) , and tons of stuff on...
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