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Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-28-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By chainsawguitar
Hmmm I've never seen a need for it unless we're...

Hmmm I've never seen a need for it unless we're talking about hybrid picking. Using an extra finger for a pick might mean needing to use your little finger to fingerpick.

I guess maybe also if...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-24-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By chainsawguitar
Hmmm looking at those videos, I think I see the...

Hmmm looking at those videos, I think I see the difference here (although that last one is crazy! ;) )

Most of the books I had when I was learning fingerstyle were about playing like the video...
Forum: Cover Songs 07-24-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By chainsawguitar
I thought it might be Plattdeutsch, but I am not...

I thought it might be Plattdeutsch, but I am not familiar enough with it to recognise it :)

I mean there is a lot of echo, and your voice has a tiny amount too much bass for me (or it's slightly...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-24-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By chainsawguitar
You learnt fingerstyle with a resting pinky? Do...

You learnt fingerstyle with a resting pinky? Do you mean you were taught, or you read about it in books etc?

I too learnt originally to play fingerstyle (didn't know what a pick was for the first...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-22-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By chainsawguitar
I've found the same with my students- many people...

I've found the same with my students- many people lack an understanding of being in time in the first place. Without a good sense of time, and understanding of subdivisions, all other instructions...
Forum: Cover Songs 07-22-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By chainsawguitar
What Language is this? I was expecting...

What Language is this? I was expecting German...

Also, it's very good! Although it is a little bit muddy :-/
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By chainsawguitar
...are we talking finger pain as in 'joints',...

...are we talking finger pain as in 'joints', finger pain as in 'muscles' or that your fingertips hurt on the strings? Those are all causes by different things, and require different solutions.

If...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-08-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By chainsawguitar
This is not what I originally took it to mean,...

This is not what I originally took it to mean, but I guess he could mean this.

OP, when you say "pentatonic extensions" are you talking about learning more positions to play the scale on the neck,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-08-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By chainsawguitar
Yup, pretty much. There is a lot that comes...

Yup, pretty much.

There is a lot that comes down to personal preference, also. For example: I don't like playing fast alternate picking with a thin pick, because it feels like it's squirming around...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-08-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By chainsawguitar
Hmmm it sounds like either you have really bad...

Hmmm it sounds like either you have really bad circulation, or your muscles just aren't used to the exertion. I would guess the latter.

Also, you might want to check that you're not putting the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-13-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By chainsawguitar
Your wrist? Most definitely straight! Any other...

Your wrist? Most definitely straight!

Any other position is putting more strain than neccessary on it. Also, as has been said, you shouldn't worry too much about the exact angle of the pick, as it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-13-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By chainsawguitar
Normally I would disagree with this technique,...

Normally I would disagree with this technique, but if the body of your guitar is getting in the way of your usual hand position, then this is a way around it.

It's not ideal, however...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By chainsawguitar
This 100%! You could also play the above slurs...

This 100%!

You could also play the above slurs with a stringbend, if you wanted. Musical notation doesn't show specific guitar techniques, for that you'll need tab (yes, it has it's uses...)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,840
Posted By chainsawguitar
Oh haha! Yes, the 'correct' spelling is...

Oh haha! Yes, the 'correct' spelling is "barre", but it's pronounced the same :p:

Barre chords are a common stumbling block for guitarists. Yes, you can make them easier of certain guitars by...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-06-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By chainsawguitar
Ordinarily, I would agree with this..;however,...

Ordinarily, I would agree with this..;however, there is something else to consider.

What's the scale length on this guitar? If it's different to your other guitars then it may just be that the...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-07-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,294
Posted By chainsawguitar
...what were you saying about guitarists in the...

...what were you saying about guitarists in the 70s?

http://youtu.be/2olBE4C5_Gk

Playing starts about a minute in. ;)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-07-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By chainsawguitar
I cannot be sure, without looking at your...

I cannot be sure, without looking at your technique and seeing you play, but that muscle is used in bringing your little finger round as if to touch your thumb.

My first suggestion would be- as has...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-05-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By chainsawguitar
So, by "funky Spanish style", do you...

So, by "funky Spanish style", do you mean "Flamenco", by any chance?

If you're not sure, I'd suggest you start by looking this style up :)

http://youtu.be/KC3hJFvQv3A
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-05-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,425
Posted By chainsawguitar
Yes, it is true that a certain amount of speed...

Yes, it is true that a certain amount of speed will come naturally, but this does not mean that attempting fast speeds doesn't have it's place.

Sometimes, when you attempt to speed up, you start to...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-26-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By chainsawguitar
This is very true, but it would be very unusual...

This is very true, but it would be very unusual to find both A and A# in the same scale, with no B note. That's why I would guess the A# should really be a Bb.

You're right, though, without context...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By chainsawguitar
:haha:

:haha:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-25-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By chainsawguitar
Yes. [/thread] :p: ...but seriously... Sure,...

Yes.

[/thread] :p:

...but seriously...

Sure, it's a bit more difficult on an acoustic, but the key to sweep picking is actually in the timing and co-ordination between both hands.

Yes, acoustic...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By chainsawguitar
Thanks! I actually use the beard to store my...

Thanks! I actually use the beard to store my libraries of musical wisdom ;)

Meh, worked for Gandalf... :p:
Forum: Musician Talk 02-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By chainsawguitar
Well, not exactly saying "that ain't...

Well, not exactly saying "that ain't right", more "in my opinion, that was better before".

I don't disagree that this piece is definitely intriguing, and I really enjoyed reading your analysis of...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By chainsawguitar
G A A# F# D?! G A Bb D F# would be some kind of...

G A A# F# D?!

G A Bb D F# would be some kind of G harmonic minor (G A Bb C D Eb F#). I think it's that.

See what a difference the note names can make? :p:
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By chainsawguitar
Almost correct. There is a difference between...

Almost correct. There is a difference between something being in E minor (i.e. "E natural minor") and it using the Aeolian mode.

I think you kinda have the right concept, though....kinda...

"Mode"...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-24-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By chainsawguitar
Well, if you compare it to a fugue by Bach, for...

Well, if you compare it to a fugue by Bach, for example, where aspects of the form are interesting and complex, but also functional, this piece seems, to me, to be lacking in any real substance.

I...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,960
Posted By chainsawguitar
Really interesting analysis, thanks!...

Really interesting analysis, thanks! :)

Although...I really don't like this piece, I think it sucks. Just my opinion!
Forum: Musician Talk 02-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By chainsawguitar
SOLOING; you're doing it right!

SOLOING; you're doing it right!
Forum: Musician Talk 02-14-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By chainsawguitar
Partly, it is just semantics...but then it has...

Partly, it is just semantics...but then it has practical uses, too.

I could go into the whole reasoning involving different systems of temperament (and why F# and Gb are not the same note, for...
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