#1
Hi @ all
First I wanted to know what you think.
Which techniques are important to be a good guitarist ?

Here some other questions ^^

Which techniques are a must ???
And how do you train the speed for your right and left hand ??
#2
I believe good string dampening (muting) is the most important technique to develop.
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#3
That's a little too ambiguous, be more specific on what kind of techniques and what you mean by techniques.
#4
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Hi @ all
First I wanted to know what you think.
Which techniques are important to be a good guitarist ?

Here some other questions ^^

Which techniques are a must ???
And how do you train the speed for your right and left hand ??


There is one technique that is essential for a good guitarist: playing the right notes. Beyond that you can do whatever the hell you want.

Secondly: You don't train speed, you train accuracy, speed is a byproduct of that.
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#5
this was pretty much the same as a thread i just answered in depth, go look for it

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#7
everything is a must, every good guitarist never settles for one thing. Through out the years you try to become good at everything and try to improve on everything because there is always room for improvement. As for speed, one word, METRONOME!
#8
holding fingers on the fretboard and strumming...
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#9
Palm muting, precision, and bending.
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#10
Precision bending is a must for emotional David Gilmour-esque solos. If you want speed, start out with jimmy page solos and progress into malmsteen solos. the best way is to train hammer-ons and pulloffs and learn from the masters. start out slow, get it note for note, then get faster as you get more accurate and familiar with the piece.
#11
I agree with Zaphod.

But if posture counts as a technique then maybe that.
#12
inb4 vibra-- aw...

Your ear should be pretty in tune, although you don't necessarily have yo be able to transcribe holdsworth by ear, it's important to hear what you want to play and then hear what you are playing and notice the difference. Like being you own critic I mean, not exactly a technique, but knowing what you want to change an improve to make you sound like you hear it in your head is important for any individual guitarist.
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#13
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I believe good string dampening (muting) is the most important technique to develop.

Yeah, can somebody help me out with this? Whenever I try to solo fast (and sometimes even when not fast), I get messy and hit strings and stuff. Help?
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Yeah, can somebody help me out with this? Whenever I try to solo fast (and sometimes even when not fast), I get messy and hit strings and stuff. Help?


You need to slow down and start from a tempo you play cleanly at. Simple enough.
#16
I think he means he doesn't know how to mute unwanted strings when he plays, the video helps with that ^

and you should listen to what hoffman said, gradually increase your speed that u can play clean at.
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#17
The basics -

timing
muting
alternate picking
vibrato
bends
sync between your hands
sliding/shifting positions cleanly and easily
working knowledge of theory

Things like tapping, sweep picking, and so on, are optional extras.

If you look at the playing of a guitarist with very advanced skills, the biggest thing that separates them from an average or good guitarist is that they've got the basic skills down absolutely rock solid.
#18
^012101 sums it up
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