#1
Ok so ive been teaching my self for like 6 months or so and i have a couple of covers done, and since i have NO jamming partner "teartear" and since im guessing ALOT of people in these forums are pros, id like it if you guys would give me your opinions on how im doing

And i know im not good so dont go off flamming so fast >.< i just want to know my mistakes and what i can do to improve :]

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#3
Quote by jimjim25
pretty good for 6 months. alot better than i was at six months

Thanks for the reply :], anything i can do to improve?
#4
Not bad at all!

You've learned a lot of songs in 6 months. I've been playing for 6 months too and can't play 6 songs at such a high level.

I think your pinch harmonics need a tad bit of work. Maybe it's just your equipment, but your squeals don't scream. Try adding a wide vibrato to it using 2 fingers instead of just 1.

Also, I think it's time you start learning the solos coz you seem good enough.
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#5
Quote by HellBoy9393
Not bad at all!

You've learned a lot of songs in 6 months. I've been playing for 6 months too and can't play 6 songs at such a high level.

I think your pinch harmonics need a tad bit of work. Maybe it's just your equipment, but your squeals don't scream. Try adding a wide vibrato to it using 2 fingers instead of just 1.

Also, I think it's time you start learning the solos coz you seem good enough.

Thanks for the reply :], mmm i would hope that my pinch harmonics would be bad cuz of my equipment cuz i letterally thought i had the whole pinch harmonic things down :], but i guess not then haha,atm what i have is a ibanez GTP10 amp, small nothing special and a ibanez GAX as of the guitar, im hopefully getting some new equipment soon :]

and using two fingers when pinching? never tryed it before, thanks for the tip :]!

and heheh solo's, haha i literally scold my fingers for not being fast enough, like i new most of the welcome home solo but my fingers cant keep up with coheeds guitarists when they solol haha, anyways once again thanks for the reply :]!
#6
Quote by FullMetal20
Thanks for the reply :], mmm i would hope that my pinch harmonics would be bad cuz of my equipment cuz i letterally thought i had the whole pinch harmonic things down :], but i guess not then haha,atm what i have is a ibanez GTP10 amp, small nothing special and a ibanez GAX as of the guitar, im hopefully getting some new equipment soon :]

and using two fingers when pinching? never tryed it before, thanks for the tip :]!

and heheh solo's, haha i literally scold my fingers for not being fast enough, like i new most of the welcome home solo but my fingers cant keep up with coheeds guitarists when they solol haha, anyways once again thanks for the reply :]!


My pinch harmonics were like yours about a month ago. Then my friend/teacher taught me how to add some 'life' to my harmonics by using 2 of my left hand fingers to add a wide vibrato to it.

At the moment you are only using 1 finger on your left-hand to add vibrato to your harmonics.

I also have this crap Ibanez amp . Just keep practicing and your fingers will become faster.

EDIT: you and I also have this problem of not using our little pinky enough!

Remember, that little pinky is VERY useful!
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Last edited by HellBoy9393 at Sep 6, 2009,
#7
Quote by HellBoy9393
My pinch harmonics were like yours about a month ago. Then my friend/teacher taught me how to add some 'life' to my harmonics by using 2 of my left hand fingers to add a wide vibrato to it.

At the moment you are only using 1 finger on your left-hand to add vibrato to your harmonics.

I also have this crap Ibanez amp . Just keep practicing and your fingers will become faster.

EDIT: you and I also have this problem of not using our little pinky enough!

Remember, that little pinky is VERY useful!

Sweet! ima go plug in and try it now

and argh yea the pinky i know, i use it ALOT more then when i started trust me but im working on it more as well

thanks for the tips :]!
#8
Quote by FullMetal20
Sweet! ima go plug in and try it now

and argh yea the pinky i know, i use it ALOT more then when i started trust me but im working on it more as well

thanks for the tips :]!


This video is a perfect example of how to add a wide vibrato. Sounds real badass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHaCduhEG7E
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#9
Quote by HellBoy9393
This video is a perfect example of how to add a wide vibrato. Sounds real badass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHaCduhEG7E

Yea i see what you mean, sounds good

im hoping to buy a death metal distortion pedal soon so hopefully my harmonics will sounds alot better as well but beyond the fact ima practice this technique :]
#10
Quote by FullMetal20
Yea i see what you mean, sounds good

im hoping to buy a death metal distortion pedal soon so hopefully my harmonics will sounds alot better as well but beyond the fact ima practice this technique :]


Don't buy any pedals for your current amp!

They won't sound so great through a solid state amp. I think you have enough gain to make good sounding harmonics. Harmonics sound better in lower-pitch tunings like Drop D and Drop C, and also sound better on thicker strings. Just keep that in mind.
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#11
Quote by HellBoy9393
Don't buy any pedals for your current amp!

They won't sound so great through a solid state amp. I think you have enough gain to make good sounding harmonics. Harmonics sound better in lower-pitch tunings like Drop D and Drop C, and also sound better on thicker strings. Just keep that in mind.

but sometimes gain gives off some ewwish feedback :[

and yea i usually like to stay on drop C :]