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Old 12-11-2007, 08:45 PM   #21
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:49 PM   #22
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"Slooooooooooow down"
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:09 PM   #23
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:21 PM   #24
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This isn't the best advice, but, play on clean with an electric, it's the best way to find where your mistakes are and to improve your accuracy.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:33 AM   #25
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I am not really sure, I hear a lot of things that are good for a certain part of playing.

I guess the best advice is to by a guitar magazine. So I got Total Guitar and although its not great, does have some really good video tutorials and tips.

When first playing chords, don't try to move your fingers fast and putting one on a fret at a time, try to move all your fingers together at a slow speed. Try this by switching between 2 different chords like G and E. This gets good speed and quickly. This was from my daddy .

And the final tip that improved my playing by adding some randomness to it, and helped with the boredom of only knowing 4 chords. When strumming a chord, take a finger off, move a finger, put your pinky somewhere. Doing this, you can get a different sound out of chords and experimenting is fun.
An example, play a D major chord, strum and take on and off your little pinky on the 1st string 3rd fret. Another is to move the index and middle finger on a G major chord down a string to get a different sounding G major. Another from my daddy .
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:42 AM   #26
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #27
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #28
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:15 AM   #30
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if your looking to put together anything of your own

explore every sound, get to know what string on what fret makes what sound

and put together what sounds good

ive never took a lesson in my life, everything ive ever learned has been from watching others or from something online, i play everyday and explore everything, and eventually you develope your own unique style and thats what makes a good guitar player. thats what seperates slash, eddie van halen, eric clapton, and carlos santana. all gods, different styles.

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Old 12-13-2007, 01:27 AM   #31
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Well, you can do like Rob Flynn and do speed, then practice triplets all night.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:46 AM   #32
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best advice....a long time ago when i was taking lessons.

instructor: I want you to learn these scales

me: uhm.......can't u just teach me this pearl jam song?

instructor: if you want to be any good, learn these scales

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Old 12-13-2007, 04:36 AM   #33
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:51 PM   #34
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:22 PM   #35
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Some great advice in this thread. Here is something I haven't seen noted:

When playing with high gain, mute the strings above the one you are playing with the side of your thumb of your picking hand. To mute strings below the one you are playing, use a free finger of your fretting hand.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:27 PM   #36
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I've recently found that playing with backing tracks is a really good way to improve your timing and help you develop your own style. Plus its fun.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #37
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1. Play what you like to listen to
2. Use that Pinky
3. Keep learning new stuff, (I like to work on a couple songs at once)
4. Alternate Picking lots of triplets
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:18 PM   #38
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1) Loosen up, slow down
2) Practice. Practice.

Why are you still not practicing?
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:06 PM   #39
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:58 PM   #40
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warming up with a metronome makes my playing more consistent from day to day. I don't have as many "bad" days musically, I've noticed since I've started using it. Seriously, don't overlook the metronome

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