#1
Ok. Lately I've been wanting to get really dedicated to guitar. I've been playing for about 2 and a half years, and I don't think I'm too bad..(of course..who doesnt?). So, I'm looking for some good ways to learn almost, any technique, such as Improvisial Solos, sweeping, speed picking, tapping, pinch harmonics, and all that jazz. So I'm am open to any techniques and how to learn them, just post 'em up.

Also, for scales, what are the main scales I should leard? (and please keep it simple, im very simple minded)

And how long a day would be a good practice time? 4 hours? 2 hours? 10 hours?

Thanks.
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#2
look in the lessons and columns sections of the site. and im not trying to be a smartass. there are very good references there. especially the "steal this video"s they have that can teach you tapping and harmonics and such.
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Oh yea, Sorry, I forgot about hose. Thanks man.
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haha...

let me guess... u've reached to the point where u can play just about any songs.... and you know the basics..... as if you've reached the height of saturation in guitar skills.... lol..

I think everyone here is like that... LOL...

well... I would like to go deeper too... I heard Jazz is the place to start.... but I hate jazz... DAMN..

rock on mate!!
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#5
Ya, the "STV"'s are great. In regard to practice time, do whatever you feel comfortable with. Stop playing if you're not enjoying it, and keep going if you want to! Personally I do 2 hours a day when I don't have too much homework, and on weekends I day 4 or 5. During the summer it can get up to 10 if I really want to learn something.
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haha...

let me guess... u've reached to the point where u can play just about any songs.... and you know the basics..... as if you've reached the height of saturation in guitar skills.... lol..

I think everyone here is like that... LOL...

well... I would like to go deeper too... I heard Jazz is the place to start.... but I hate jazz... DAMN..

rock on mate!!


lol ya, Jazz can be really good if you want to learn to imrpov, but I hate it too! Oh well...
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Search for lessons on UG, http:\\www.cyberfret.com, and http://www.ibreathemusic.com/ thats what I do. I'd learn the penatonic minor, blues(penatonic minor+b5), the Major scale and its modes, diminished and harmonic minor scales those are the most used ones. And as far as practicing goes just set asid like 10 minutes for practicing chromatic things, 10 for harmonics, and make a little schedule.
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haha...

let me guess... u've reached to the point where u can play just about any songs.... and you know the basics..... as if you've reached the height of saturation in guitar skills.... lol..



Yepp...pretty much..You're good.
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Typically what happens is that when you first start learning the guitar, just by
learning songs and a mish-mash of practicing, you can make decent progress.
The things you learning aren't particularly demanding, and aren't too badly
effected by bad practice habits and technique.

Then there comes a time when you want to try harder and more demanding things.
And, you can hardly play any of it! No matter what you seem to do, you just can't
play it.

Basically, you've been roaming through the foothills. Gently rolling slopes with
not a lot of prep work needed to get you places. But, now what has happened
is that the foothills have become mountains and you are ill-prepared to take
them on. Your usual bad practice habits and technique are not going to take you
much further up the steep slopes.

So, most likely what you need to do, is decide how badly you want to climb that
mountain. If you really want to, you'll likely have to fix all the bad habits you have,
acquire good ones, and above all learn how to practice in a way that will get you
there. That's the basics. From that everything else will follow.
#10
That was deep, edg, that was deep.
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haha...

let me guess... u've reached to the point where u can play just about any songs.... and you know the basics..... as if you've reached the height of saturation in guitar skills.... lol..

I think everyone here is like that... LOL...

well... I would like to go deeper too... I heard Jazz is the place to start.... but I hate jazz... DAMN..

rock on mate!!
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Edg, explained it basically. Can you alternate pick fluently? How many scales do you know? Which ones? Do you have a guitar teacher? (If not get one, it will help your technique loads if you get a good teacher) Can you tremelo pick? Can you economy pick? Can you tap? Can you do artificial harmonics? Natural's?

I mean we dont know your abilities, Id go through the lessons and pick out which ones you need.
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haha...

let me guess... u've reached to the point where u can play just about any songs.... and you know the basics..... as if you've reached the height of saturation in guitar skills.... lol..

I think everyone here is like that... LOL...

well... I would like to go deeper too... I heard Jazz is the place to start.... but I hate jazz... DAMN..

rock on mate!!
You have to find good jazz. What jazz artists have you heard?