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Old 12-22-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
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What did you learn today?

Theres so much to learn in the world of guitar. And many great techniques and styles to practice. All the infomation to learn and how to use it.

Well that brings me to my qustion to everyone who is reading this, what have you learned recently or been working on that has helped you improve your ability or has helped you enjoy practicing and playing.

Since its my thread i guess i should start,

Well i have been playing for a short while trying my best to grasp and learn every thing available to me. I have been workning on chord construction and scales for awhile, and doing ok at it.

So ofcouse i get a little bored, and feeling a little bit annoyed after doing the same practise routine for the last couple weeks or so, i decide to look in to new things.

I find Ug's section on arpeggios, and do my research. I find other sources of information on arpeggios. I learned that they can play with what i've been learning all this time. Now i have been practising my major and minor arpeggios and getting a lot of fun out of it. I really like being able to use a quick arp. to break the feel of a scale that has been running to long.

Yeah i know..... not really a big break though to some of ya'll experinced players, but you know you were here at one time yourself. And i really think finding the right things to practise that motivate you to just play is a step in the right direction. So anyone who would like to share something that you are now working on and learning, or have learned, and has helped you enjoy playing and helped you feel more confident in your ability please share with us. And please tell us of the techniques and how you practised them, and how you applied them to your own music.

Thank you for reading.

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Old 12-22-2006, 02:49 AM   #2
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Well today I learned



Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot
ALien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson - Beat it
Panic at the Disco - I write Sins not Tragedies..and thats basically it.


I dont really "learn" other peoples arpeggios anymore, I know what sounds cool to me and what doesnt.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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This thread should be useful for other musicians who need an idea of what they should learn next.

Anyways, I worked on my slide playing today by attempting to learn Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird".

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Old 12-22-2006, 03:01 AM   #4
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ive been workin on sweep pickin since it seems to be the innovated way to play the guitar. i think i should work on arppegios. mite help for sweep pickin.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:06 AM   #5
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Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot
ALien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson - Beat it
Panic at the Disco - I write Sins not Tragedies..and thats basically it.



Where there any techniques you had to learn before you started playing these songs, or did you learn them as you learned the song?

S0ulja23..... did you have any other experience with a slide?
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:06 AM   #6
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No lol, I just hit play on guitar pro, and after the 2nd try I got them all down.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:07 AM   #7
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S0ulja23..... did you have any other experience with a slide?

No not really.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:12 AM   #8
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Well, I started learning Always with Me, Always with You by Joe Satriani. I'm taking my time with this one, as I love his fluidity in his playing and want to try to nail it myself.
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I dont like to do exercises that focus on a technique..instead, I just look for songs that have that, and practice it.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:13 AM   #10
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Lol.....

Insideac: well did you learn anything from the songs you learned.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:14 AM   #11
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Today..no, I just learned the song. SOrry. Didnt realize what you were asking. WHen I was first starting out...I pcked up as much as I could from a song and spent weeks perfecting one song..now I can learn a song in 15 minutes if its easy enough :P, youll get there, dont worry. Just practice the songs meticulously.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:17 AM   #12
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I dont like to do exercises that focus on a technique..instead, I just look for songs that have that, and practice it.

Hmm I should try that. Doing exercises bore me a bit.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:25 AM   #13
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Nothing too guitar related, but I've learnt that standard 13 gauge strings tuned to C standard give a bloody awesome tone, and excellent tension.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:31 AM   #14
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Nothing too guitar related? Tell me, what do you use your strings for?
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:32 AM   #15
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Well I dunno about you but.....
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:40 AM   #17
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I think I just learned aload of Megadeth songs... didn't really use any new techniques or anything, but I did try out one of Dave's ways of muting the strings which he shows in a video thats pretty good... here it is.

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Old 12-22-2006, 03:48 AM   #18
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I have been playing on guitar for the last year, and ive learnt a fair lot of theory. I used to take piano lessons but never really progressed - today I learnt that what was limiting me was my lack of theory knowledge.

That sorta pisses me off because my piano teacher should have tought me a fair lot of theory in my 9 years of lessons. Today I started learning a song and found because of my understanding of theory it was easier to sight read and remember.

Ultimate GUITAR taught me to play PIANO better than a piano teacher!

So, my biggest lesson learnt today is music theory makes music a LOT easier!
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:21 AM   #19
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I learnt the first solo in Knockin on Heavens Doors, and the riff to Sweet Child O' Mine both by GNR (obviously)

Oh, Im also workin on Always With Me, Always With You, can get up to the first bunch of bends and then I fail >_>
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:29 AM   #20
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i learnt that my pieces of a song fit together with my friends better than i thought... ><
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