#1
Any bad musical habits you guys have picked up, that for some reason you cant get rid of?

I rarely use hammer-ons. Even if it makes the song im playing 10x easier, i just dont do it.
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#2
I pick pretty hard. Or have been as of late. My playing is pretty sloppy too. But, what comes out the amp generally sounds ok so I don't give a rat's ass.
#3
You don't use hammer ons when playing paranoid?
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#5
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Yeah thats a bad habit man.
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#6
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You don't use hammer ons when playing paranoid?

Never played it man.
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#7
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Never played it man.

And you call yourself a guitarist?

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#8
Sometimes when I'm supposed to play power chords I automatically make the whole barre shape. It sounds really weird most of the time.
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Sometimes when I'm supposed to play power chords I automatically make the whole barre shape. It sounds really weird most of the time.


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#11
I over do pinched harmonics.
they are so fun
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#12
playing without metronomes. Their so fricken annoying! Does anyone know of one on the internet that doesn't have that same frickin ticking noise?
#13
I used to hold the pick in a weird way, but I killed that bad habit, and now I'm about 60% faster.
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playing without metronomes. Their so fricken annoying! Does anyone know of one on the internet that doesn't have that same frickin ticking noise?

There's one somewhere that sounds more like a closed hihat.

I'm a pretty sloppy picker, and a bit over aggressive. I down pick more than I should, and I tend to tense up on faster parts, I'm working really hard on not doing that though.
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playing without metronomes. Their so fricken annoying! Does anyone know of one on the internet that doesn't have that same frickin ticking noise?


I use guitar pro, one bar of whatever drum sound I want and just put it on endless loop.
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#18
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playing without metronomes. Their so fricken annoying! Does anyone know of one on the internet that doesn't have that same frickin ticking noise?

my digitech rp150 does has "drum tracks." it makes playing with a metronome more fun. I sugest trying it if you dont like 'em. if you can afford one that is, i dont think they're too much.
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#20
At least I don't have the bad habbit of posting a general thread title that can offer a lot of discussion, and then narrow it down to music.
#21
TS, I thought that using hammer-ons was actually being lazy. Well, I don't practice what would be good for my progress, but I just play what I feel like playing.
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#22
I find it hard to use my pinky sometimes.
I pick too hard.
Even though i am not too bad now, i do find my thumb creeping over the side of the neck when it shouldn't.
When practicing sight reading, i regularly find myself switching my ear back on and trying to predict the next note, when really i should just follow what is on the sheet.
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#23
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TS, I thought that using hammer-ons was actually being lazy. Well, I don't practice what would be good for my progress, but I just play what I feel like playing.

How can it be "being lazy"?
It's a technique that produces an effect that can0t really be achieved in other ways..

OT. I tend to hold my pick in a weird way, and sometimes my playing is a bit sloppy.
Also, for powerchords, I like doing the chord, and muting the other unused strings with the rest of my hand, giving my picking hand freedom of movement and rythm, instead of only hitting the three strings required, don't know if it counts as a bad habit though
And I'm terrible at using my pinky, really gotta start using that little fu[/]ck.
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I pick too hard.
Even though i am not too bad now, i do find my thumb creeping over the side of the neck when it shouldn't.


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