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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By Sickz
You should probably ask that in the forum...

You should probably ask that in the forum "Tab Talk", you know, the forum designed for getting tabs. This is the technique forum. You'll probably have more luck searching in the right place.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Sickz
As long as your fingers are not locked onto the...

As long as your fingers are not locked onto the guitar body and not in the way of each other, it should be fine. As mentioned in Daniels video i linked, the best hand position is the one where you...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Sickz
You slow down until you are at a tempo where you...

You slow down until you are at a tempo where you can do it. If that means playing a note every 4 seconds, that is the way to do it. It is really better for you to fix it right now than waiting and...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By Sickz
As K33 said, it is not necessarily bad, but it is...

As K33 said, it is not necessarily bad, but it is really easy to make a bad habit out of it, especially if you are new.

If you are still new to the guitar, i would advice you get rid of that right...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Sickz
Just throwing it out there, if you are having...

Just throwing it out there, if you are having problems reading rhythmic notation, you might want to give the Takadimi system a try. I had a drum teacher in college who were very fond of this system...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Sickz
As much of a cliche as it is, speed is a...

As much of a cliche as it is, speed is a by-product of accuracy and relaxation. If i were you i would do myself a favor that took too long to realize within my own playing, forget speed and focus on...
Forum: Musician Talk Today, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By Sickz
There ain't really more i can give you as advice...

There ain't really more i can give you as advice than really listening to the tune you are playing. Every jazz tune i know i know on the same level as i know "Happy Birthday", it is just something...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 112
Posted By Sickz
Main advice is don't follow the piano. I've...

Main advice is don't follow the piano. I've played in many different jazz trios/quartets/quintets etc and my attention is not mainly on the piano, but rather on the bass and/or drums.

Even if jazz...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Sickz
When it comes to Satriani, a lot of his ballad...

When it comes to Satriani, a lot of his ballad tracks are very accessible. You have tracks such as "Always with me...", "Starry Night", "Cryin'", "Friends" and "If I Could Fly.

Don't really listen...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Sickz
I couldn't agree more. Scales are only a...

I couldn't agree more. Scales are only a collection of pitches, and the same scales can be used for bluegrass as in death metal, or in country and jazz. If you want to make your playing sound more in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-26-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 286
Posted By Sickz
You need to be a capable musician already, it is...

You need to be a capable musician already, it is equivalent to that if you want to get into law school or study medicine you need to have done certain courses in high school and have a good grade in...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Sickz
We came to give constructive criticism and...

We came to give constructive criticism and advice, which is what you asked for.

Honestly, changing your opinion of not allowing people to add creative input to compositions you work on will do you a...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-25-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Sickz
I would recommend singing the stuff you want to...

I would recommend singing the stuff you want to transcribe along with the recording. If you are able to sing it then it is only a matter of finding the right note on the guitar that matches your...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Sickz
Can you play any of the solos to metallica and...

Can you play any of the solos to metallica and pantera songs you've learned? Since you are saying yourself that you are not that good at soloing i think it might not be a good idea for you to tackle...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-20-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Sickz
"Songs you enjoy but can't play yet" is...

"Songs you enjoy but can't play yet" is a good one.

It is really hard for us to recommend stuff for you to learn when we don't know which players you enjoy listening to. I could suggest a thousand...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Sickz
I record and critique quite often. It might be...

I record and critique quite often. It might be with a new piece i am working on or with an old tune that i want to evaluate my improvisational concepts over. Seeing your playing grow over time is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Sickz
Making smaller goals can help you achieve greater...

Making smaller goals can help you achieve greater ones more easily. When i started out learning jazz for example my ears were not developed enough to handle large chunks of music to transcribe, so i...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-19-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Sickz
I would say it is not accurate. Tablature as a...

I would say it is not accurate. Tablature as a tool has existed since the 14th century, as you can see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablature

Blending standard notation with tablature is also...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-07-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By Sickz
Quite frankly, the best way to learn how to solo...

Quite frankly, the best way to learn how to solo is..well... learning solos. The same scales exist in most types of music, so the scales per say doesn't make a solo sound jazz/metal/country etc, it...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Sickz
I think what MrDjango and GameSkate meant was...

I think what MrDjango and GameSkate meant was more on the line of using them to help you progress the individual aspects of your reading, which comes in two fold: a) Notes b) Rhythm. Which is what...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-03-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,055
Posted By Sickz
I do agree with the general message Hail...

I do agree with the general message Hail expressed with his comment. Music is a medium of the ears, and that is the best way to learn it. It is how you learned to speak, by listening and copying a...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-21-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Sickz
Don't know if this is your style or not, but...

Don't know if this is your style or not, but Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci from Dream Theater have an album of just the two of them playing together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZWr4AR5NFc
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Sickz
This is the main thing for all types of music. If...

This is the main thing for all types of music. If you want to be able to play it you have to learn the language of it, just like a child learns their mother-tongue by trying to imitate their parents.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, i understood what you meant. I do that as...

Yeah, i understood what you meant. I do that as well, there is nothing wrong with it.
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sickz
Yeah, i listen much in the car to/from work. I...

Yeah, i listen much in the car to/from work. I started listening heavily when driving when i realized i could learn so much in that time where i was really not doing anything besides driving. So i am...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sickz
I don't see anything wrong with it. I probably...

I don't see anything wrong with it. I probably listen to music a solid three hours a day as well, if not more. Got to feed your ear some music, especially if you intend to play that music/style.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Sickz
Because this is a forum related to...

Because this is a forum related to discussion/questions regarding guitar technique, what you did in that thread was just post a video without anything else. It doesn't belong in this forum if there...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,296
Posted By Sickz
I can only speak from personal experience and my...

I can only speak from personal experience and my personal opinion here, so this is entirely my view on the matter.

For me scales have two purposes. One is for getting your hand accustomed to certain...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-13-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Sickz
I would agree with MM. You can find the same...

I would agree with MM. You can find the same scales in Death Metal, bluegrass and classical music, three widely different styles. The best way to get accustomed with a style of music is to learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 04-12-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By Sickz
I firmly believe the ear is the most important...

I firmly believe the ear is the most important thing a musician can develop, so i'd rather listen to someone who has taken the time to absorb the musical language as much as possible.

To find a...
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