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#1
I don't know, just an idea I had. Probably done before, but oh well.

Some of my strengths :

My fretting hand is in pretty good shape at the moment, as far as finger independence goes. My picking hand in general isn't the best, I miss strings sometimes and it's like my hand is "afraid" to hit certain strings sometimes. My legato (pull offs and hammer ons) aren't too bad. I can bend in tune and my ear is getting good as far as tuning goes. I have a pretty good knowledge of musical theory (scales, chords, keys, notes, intervals) but not modes or anything like that. I also practice for a good amount of time each day (usually :p)

My weaknesses : My picking hand has too much movement (according to Freepower, so I'm going to minimize it as much as possible ), I'm nearing one year of playing so I'm lacking alot of experience
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#2
my biggest problem is doing fast down picking, i can alternate pick better and faster than any of my friends, but i have a big problem doing a constant down stroke, and i find my arm tenses up. also i hurt my wrist and sprained my thumb a while back and it was sore for a long time, now the tendons in my wrist are all ****ed up and hurt sometimes when i play, but whatever imma gonna have to get used to it.
#3
my biggest strength is definitely my alternate picking, my biggest weaknesses would have to be finger picking or sweeping, but I never really use them in my playing/writing, so I suppose I just haven't put any time into learning them.
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Strengths: Very good at alternate picking and getting pretty good at string skipping, improvising.

Weaknesses: I'm trying to learn not to anchor, my legato is very weak, I don't practice enough.
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#6
My biggest weakness is not able to play really great licks and melodies on command with my guitar.

My goal is to overcome that.
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#7
My muting sucks - I'm not as clean as I want to be.
My outside picking sucks compared to my inside picking, making my alternate picking technique pretty sh*t in general.
My downpicking sucks.
My legato (and movement in general) sucks between fingers 3 and 4.
My legato as a whole pretty much blows too...it's really uneven in terms of volume.
My vibrato on bends sucks (and probably in every other situation).

I like this thread...I need to practice.
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#8
Strengths:

Good at alternate/downpicking
Decent at bending

Weaknesses:
Bad finger independence
Pretty bad string muting
Bad vibrato
#10
hmm its hard to not be a boaster in a thread like this...

Strengths: Speed/Alternate picking, Legato, String Skipping
Weakness: sweep picking(oh god im so retarded with that)
#11
Strengths: dunno, but I feel that my improvising skills are getting better, pinch harmonics are pretty ok too
Weaknesses: I can't do anything technical, no sweeps, no alternate picking
#12
Strengths - I can pick up techniques and that sort of stuff fairly quickly (except sweeps)
Weaknesses - Sweeping, and memorising notes for fairly long songs
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#13
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I don't know, just an idea I had. Probly done before, but oh well.

My fretting hand is in pretty good shape at the moment, but my picking hand is lacking synchronization . Should I use my arm for string changing or all wrist? Anyway, post yours.

Nope, BOTH hands are lacking in synchronisation - to remedy the problem you need to work on both of them, don't be fooled into thinking that the picking hand just needs to learn to "catch up". You need to work on your fretting just as much.
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Nope, BOTH hands are lacking in synchronisation - to remedy the problem you need to work on both of them, don't be fooled into thinking that the picking hand just needs to learn to "catch up". You need to work on your fretting just as much.



Oh definitely, what I mean is I'm able to do pretty quick hammer ons and pull offs, but trying to pick something and then they're out of synch. Perhaps I should have rephrased that. But as usual you're right :p
#16
im good at bends and vibrato control. thats probably my biggest strength. im also good at improvising.

im not that great at legato or sweeping. mostly cuz i dont do it that much. im getting better at muting and id like to be a little faster. id say im pretty good at alternate picking.
#17
Strengths - Nothing in particular.

Weaknesses - Three string sweeps, economy picking, inside picking, too much tension, muting could be better, hammers from nowhere using my index finger, multi-finger tapping...the list could probably go on for quite some time.
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#18
Strengths - I practice every day, Bends, Vibrato, muting, trills, h-ons, pull-offs, good ear for intonation and equalization.

Weaknesses - 4th finger is really stiff (Broke my wrist and last two fingers on my fretting hand 3 years ago). Some accuracy issues, sweeping... I totally suck at that.
#19
my strengths would have to be like alt picking and just coming up with stuff on guitar.

weakness: sweeping, really really fast alt Picking(getting better though), and advanced tapping stuff
#20
Strengths - Vibrato (except for on bending upwards), ascending legato (I can't descend with legato for anything... Although I guess that's the hardest part.)

Weaknesses - Alternate Picking (I'm getting there...), Sweep Picking (can't sweep pick at all), theory. I know very little theory. Also, chords. But I use them very rarely, anyway. I up pick most everything (except when alternate picking), so my down picking on the G, B and high E string isn't very good.

Yeah, I've got a fairly long way to go...
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#21
Alrighty then..


Strengths: Alternative Picking, Creativity, Talent for Creating Atmospheres, Patience

Weaknesses: Vibrato during bends, VERY bad at finding a "sound" (I fiddle around for ages)

Things i can't do at all (xD ) : Tapping, Sweeping, basically all those fast and furious rock'n'metal techniques - never bothered to really learn'em.. I will sometime though.
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#22
Strengths: Tremolo picking, tapping, finger control, economy picking, hammer-ons, clarity, muting, improvising.

Weaknesses: Bends, sweeping, learning songs, pull-offs, long stretches.
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#23
My biggest strengths - Tremolo(Right hand Speed), Rhythm(though I seem to be struggling with the triplets in the trooper for some strange reason?)

My Biggest Weakness's - Tapping, improvising
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#25
Strengths - Tremelo picking, legato, creativity, long stretches, clarity, vibrato

Weaknesses - Theory, tapping, improvisation, pinch harmonics
#26
Strengths: Tapping, Trem picking, Legato is alright (both ascending and descending), string switching.

Weaknesses: ...SWEEPING (It infuriates me! RRRGGGHHH!!!!!!), Clapton-esque "super-bends" (See "Crossroads" solos), accurate alternate picking (I currently employ a James Hettfield all-downstrum style, except for trem picking of course)

Sure there's more on both but too lazy to think on it...(I should add laziness to weaknesses)
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#27
Strength: Sweeping!

Weakness: Modes... ugh theory...
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#28
Strengths - Good economy picking, Good alternate picking and can switch between the two well. Legato is comfortable (unless it's an extended section then I start to lose my way). My vibrato from about the 4th fret up is good. general scale knowledge and Improv is coming along nicely.

weaknesses - I suck at chords, concentrated too much on lead playing now i'm really struggling. I'm ok with chords on paper and can name their intervals and such, but with guitar in hand I know very basic open chords and those with their roots on the lower E and A strings. This needs fixed quick. My vibrato below the 4th fret sucks ass, I can't get a good rocking motion going at all (at the minute I choose to use classical vibrato or whammy bar for anything around the 1st, 2nd, 3rd frets). I can economy pick, but can't sweep at all, I find that strange.

I also like this thread, forces me to be honest with myself

Chording and vibrato on low strings/frets needs work.
#29
strength: when focusing i can make up pretty good melodies when improvising (though nothing revolutionary) and I can improvise over chord changes well. I also know a lot of chord voicing and can apply them well. I can also sight read a chart decently.
weakness: issues with playing fast (technique-wise) and sometimes I have a tendency to "phone in" when improvising (just running scales/arpeggios with some chromatics).
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#30
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Strengths - Nothing in particular.

Weaknesses - Three string sweeps, economy picking, inside picking, too much tension, muting could be better, hammers from nowhere using my index finger, multi-finger tapping...the list could probably go on for quite some time.


In my honest opinion before all that you need to work on your improvisation, phrasing,and vibrato. After that then you can perfect your technique.
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In my honest opinion before all that you need to work on your improvisation, phrasing,and vibrato. After that then you can perfect your technique.


You do realize that list was anything but comprehensive, right? That was just what came into my head first.


Fuck that list anyway, I'm having a terrible guitar day so right now EVERYTHING needs work
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You do realize that list was anything but comprehensive, right? That was just what came into my head first.


Fuck that list anyway, I'm having a terrible guitar day so right now EVERYTHING needs work
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edit: Well then. You had me excited that you could avoid the censor by bolding. Apparently it's just censored me bolder.


Haha, there's a trick to it dude, keep experimenting
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#34
my problems are when i sweep, i tend to accidentaly down pick everything until i sweep back up. I also have a tendency to only alternate pick when i tremelo pick, which i really need to start aplying to scales and other riffs...
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#36
strengths- alternate picking,galloping,creating some good metal riffs,being able to compliment the song with my solos,playing pretty fast, and learning quickly(this is just off the top of my head could be more could be less)

weaknesses-string skip tapped arpeggios(MAB or michael romeo style)practicing technique too much that sometimes i dont have the time to learn the other things like theory and scales,could do sweeps better,i think my pinky comes up a bit more than it needs to

thats all i could think of but im sure theres way more weaknesses than strengths
#37
strengths: technical playing alt picking, sweeping, legato, tapping, etc.

weaknesses: improvising, getting stuck playing the same things and not being creative
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#38
Strengths: Alternate picking, tapping/trilling, bending
Weaknesses: FAST DOWNPICKING trying to achieve Metallica downpicking speed for MOP and failing horribly, Sweeping, Music Theory, Ear tuning
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This is such a good thread for me, it's reasuring to know other people have at least something in common that they suck at on guitar
#40
Strengths: Nothing in particular, unless I can count having an awesome teacher as a strength....

Weaknesses: There's plenty of stuff I can't do yet, but my real weakness is rhythm playing/strumming. My right hand just sucks - especially if there is anyone else around. It gets all tense and is just basically retarded.
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