#1
so heres my dilemma (sp?)
im learning a 3 string arpeggio that my friend wrote (who cant play it either)
i have down so that its easily understandable

i do it with hammerons (way easier for me since i cannot sweep)
the problem is i keep hitting G as i leave that string (which sounds awful)

is there anyway to reduce this
im already palm muting
do i need to hammeron lighter or harder

help
someone


edit: can a mod maybe move this to advanced tech.
didnt realize where i was when i posted
Glimsom wrote:
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Last edited by roarinflames at Nov 3, 2008,
#2
post a tab of the lick. Otherwise play it slowly at a speed that you can play it cleanly first. Then gradually increase the speed as you practice. If you cant play it slowly you cant play it fast. This is a simple practice issue you should practice the lick or ask a specific question with a tab of your lick. Nobody can help you if they dont know the lick other than telling figure it out slowly first.
#3
its kind of hard to hammeron slowly

heres part of it


---19-p-15--------------15-h-19---------------15-----------
--------------17-----17----------17------17------------------
------------------16-----------------16-----------------
---------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------


wow
changing your font for tabs is really hard in the forum
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#5
Yeh just practice it slow dude. Also, playing off distortion will be probably even more useful. You can get the sound you want to perfect on each note, and you learn to make less mistakes.
#6
Quote by steeLmonkeyz
Yeh just practice it slow dude. Also, playing off distortion will be probably even more useful. You can get the sound you want to perfect on each note, and you learn to make less mistakes.

i only hear the mistakes when i have distortion
it sounds fine clean
its the resoundig open g thats killing me here
is there any way i can get rid of this
ive been trying really hard to get it cleaner
and it seems the only it sounds clean is if i play it faster (odd huh)
if i try slowing it down you hear the G

is it my amp,
should i try a noise supressor
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#7
Open G? Where?

And yeah, maybe it is your amp. Or your pickups. Or your technique.

I think i know what you mean anyway. Try lowering the distortion volume? Playing on a different pickup?
#8
playing on the neck pickup as it is (duncan invader)
im gonna lower distortion a bit
that or try a noise suppressor

and steel monkey
on the 3rd string (G)
Glimsom wrote:
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#9
Quote by steeLmonkeyz
Open G? Where?

And yeah, maybe it is your amp. Or your pickups. Or your technique.

I think i know what you mean anyway. Try lowering the distortion volume? Playing on a different pickup?

It's one of the above...can you guess which one?
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#10
Quote by steven seagull
It's one of the above...can you guess which one?

actually
you know what steven seagull

go away

you pissed me off last time man
your a ****ing elitist
and a waste of my time

sorry
that sounds ruder than i wanted it to
just go away
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#11
Quote by roarinflames
the problem is i keep hitting G as i leave that string

When you fret 16 on the G, is your picking hand on an upstroke? That may be the reason why your hitting the G "again", as your next stroke on fret 17 B string is a down stroke.

I'm assuming that these are your strokes so sorry in advance if they're not.

Essentially, the pick is having to travel over the G string twice, only the 2nd time you have to make sure it misses it.

The only way to remedy this is to slow right down and be precise. Your fretting hand sounds like it can handle the lick, it's just your picking hand that needs to be more accurate.
#12
Quote by roarinflames
actually
you know what steven seagull

go away

you pissed me off last time man
your a ****ing elitist
and a waste of my time

sorry
that sounds ruder than i wanted it to
just go away


Suck it up. He's right.
There's no trick to sweep picking. It's a difficult technique that takes practice.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
#13
last three people who have posted

PLEASE READ THE FIRST POST

im not sweeping
this is all hammer-ons

i have brought it down to a problem possibly with my distortion
i can play it clean and the G is not heard
when i put on the distortion the G is heard

understand

and im sorry for going off on SS
but last time i asked for help here
not only did he not help
he informed me that i was "a drama queen who should just quit playing guitar"
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#14
If you're doing all hammer-ons that high up the neck from open string position, then sure as hell you're gonna get some string buzzing. Use a string dampener or grab the neck with your right hand to mute, like Satch does.
Last edited by mdc at Nov 3, 2008,
#15
Quote by mdc
If you're doing all hammer-ons that high up the neck from open string position, then sure as hell you're gonna get some string buzzing. Use a string dampener or grab the neck with your right hand to mute, like Satch does.

holy shit
is that why they do that?
i should really learn that

well at least i know its not just me then
ive been trying to do this hybrid mute thing with my hand
like everytime i hit the 16 , right after i mute that string
but its really hard to do
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#16
Quote by roarinflames
i should really learn that

I know it looks fancy, but it's not hard. Just grab the neck (lightly, otherwise it'll sound like a messed up barre chord lol) somewhere around mid way.

Then let your fretting hand do the business. I realise that your band or whatever have probably limited time to get this shit down, but as a side note, I strongly encourage you to learn this lick with picking (sweeping). It'll do you good in the long run.

Btw, it's only a mini sweep compared to full 6 or 5 string monster.
#17
ive tried sweeping and i realize im not gonna get it anytime soon (mainly i have trouble moving both hands at same speed)
dont worry though, i will get that eventually
personally i dont enjoy sweep solos in songs anyway

but right now
doing it with hammer-ons feels right to me
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#18
Quote by roarinflames
actually
you know what steven seagull

go away

you pissed me off last time man
your a ****ing elitist
and a waste of my time

sorry
that sounds ruder than i wanted it to
just go away


the only person wasting your time is you...I helped you last time but you were too busy being a martyr to listen.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=689065

stop looking for excuses and shorcuts - you're getting excessive string noise because you play like shit, the same reason any of us have those kind of problems, so clean things up...


...viva la diva
Actually called Mark!

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Last edited by steven seagull at Nov 3, 2008,
#19
so once again
steven seagull youve been of absolutely no help

however mdc
your idea is exactly what i needed
and its working out perfect thanks
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.
#20


I pretty much said exactly what mdc said, I just didn't pretty it up because I figured a 20-year old adult male could handle a little dose of harsh reality
Actually called Mark!

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#21
no you didnt actually
you may have included part of what he said
but in a demanding asshole-like fashion

he gave me options
you gave me a fate
i certainly hope you never become a guitar instructor


thanks mdc for the help
im done here
Glimsom wrote:
I fell several hundred feet, and hit the ground, and then Batman appeared. He said "You gotta press the Y Button to fly." Then I woke up.