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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-20 14:12:32 Reply

At 12/20/10 02:07 PM, TheDaemonicPoet wrote: I want to know which recording softwares do you guys use. I use Audacity, but I want to know if there is any better software and free as well.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-20 14:14:08 Reply

At 12/18/10 03:16 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: Also I learned how to play keyboard cat song.

That's cool. I recently learned it as well. Aside from that. I am getting new guitar strings soon for my stratocaster and wondering if there is certain type of string I should buy or will any generic brand of guitar strings do fine?


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-20 14:20:33 Reply

At 12/20/10 02:14 PM, SCTE3 wrote:
At 12/18/10 03:16 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: Also I learned how to play keyboard cat song.
That's cool. I recently learned it as well. Aside from that. I am getting new guitar strings soon for my stratocaster and wondering if there is certain type of string I should buy or will any generic brand of guitar strings do fine?

You need to get to know what you like, it's a preference thing. I'm using .12 to .52 D'Addario at the moment, because I tune lower than normal and like bassy tone.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-20 14:22:58 Reply

At 12/20/10 02:20 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
You need to get to know what you like, it's a preference thing. I'm using .12 to .52 D'Addario at the moment, because I tune lower than normal and like bassy tone.

Ahh, i tend to buy the first act crap strings from Wal-Mart, might start buying them from a pawn shop though because I tend to play heavy riffs most of the time. Although I may buy a spare set incase I decide to try to play some indie or pop song though. However overall I enjoy playing the heavier riffs and whatnot. Forgot what style of Ernie Ball I need though. Slick style strings?


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-21 09:38:59 Reply

At 12/20/10 02:22 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Ahh, i tend to buy the first act crap strings from Wal-Mart,

Why would you ever do buy strings from Wal-Mart. That's so bad...


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-21 09:46:56 Reply

My guitar strigs are Ernie Ball's Super Sliky... They were pretty expensive, when I was buying it, I bought a $13 headset and a pack of Mentos. The whole thing cost about 25, 26 dollars...

But I love those strings. They're perfect for solos and I think they're pretty good for power chords...

Also, I didn't cut 'em, so, it looks like Tom Morello's guitars. :D


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-21 22:33:13 Reply

At 12/21/10 09:46 AM, RogerBK wrote:
Also, I didn't cut 'em, so, it looks like Tom Morello's guitars. :D

I tried that when I changed my strings. I nearly blinded myself every time I picked up my guitar.

Also I had to rearrange God rest ye merry gentlemen into my own version and play it. I might upload it or whatever when I get the chance.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 19:11:09 Reply

I try not to double post but you guys make it hard.

Anyway, I've been trying to do pinch harmonics lately. I can do them for the most part but it still isn't perfect. I also can't seem to get a good one off the 6th string.

Also I'm trying to get some headphones. What do you guys think of these?


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 20:03:24 Reply

At 12/21/10 09:46 AM, RogerBK wrote: Also, I didn't cut 'em, so, it looks like Tom Morello's guitars. :D

I don't cut them because I'm lazy :P. But to prevent hurting myself I curl it.

At 12/22/10 07:11 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: Anyway, I've been trying to do pinch harmonics lately. I can do them for the most part but it still isn't perfect. I also can't seem to get a good one off the 6th string.

Well I can do pinch harmonics reasonably well, even on the 7th string :p. But anyway... I can't get that Zakk Wylde style for some reason.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 20:04:18 Reply

I have a offbrand tredition guitar, not sure of the model... and my favorite band as of this moment has to be children of bodom

I've been playin for almost 4 years now. so im not all that great, and im lookin to start a band.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 20:14:32 Reply

At 12/22/10 07:11 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: I try not to double post but you guys make it hard.

Yeah... it's true...

Anyway, I've been trying to do pinch harmonics lately.

God, I don't know how to do harmonics... But, speaking on these, I've been trying to do a lot of harpeggios, they're pretty difficult, even more for someone with so little experience on the guitar... I'm trying to get speed, since I'm still a begginer...

Also, it never happened accidents with my Tom Morello's strings... lol, the worse thing the guitar done to me was cutting my finger in the last string... Aww, that hurted, but it wasn't a very big cut...


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 20:26:34 Reply

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum so here's my info:

Guitars:
(Electric) Yamaha Pacifica
(Acoustic) I don't think its a very well known brand (BlackDog) not the best acoustic ever lol

Bands: Mostly listen to all metal but I do like most music :)

Been playing for: 6 years :)

I'm wondering if you guys can help, I wanna start learning classical. do you guys know any good sites for learning classical?

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 20:39:45 Reply

At 12/22/10 08:26 PM, GordonDaMonster wrote: Hey guys, I'm new to this forum so here's my info:

Guitars:
(Electric) Yamaha Pacifica
(Acoustic) I don't think its a very well known brand (BlackDog) not the best acoustic ever lol

Bands: Mostly listen to all metal but I do like most music :)

Been playing for: 6 years :)

I'm wondering if you guys can help, I wanna start learning classical. do you guys know any good sites for learning classical?

I wouldn't rely on a website for learning classical, but that's just me.

Do you just want to play or actually learn proper technique and such?


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 20:50:29 Reply

At 12/22/10 08:39 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:
At 12/22/10 08:26 PM, GordonDaMonster wrote: Hey guys, I'm new to this forum so here's my info:

Guitars:
(Electric) Yamaha Pacifica
(Acoustic) I don't think its a very well known brand (BlackDog) not the best acoustic ever lol

Bands: Mostly listen to all metal but I do like most music :)

Been playing for: 6 years :)

I'm wondering if you guys can help, I wanna start learning classical. do you guys know any good sites for learning classical?
I wouldn't rely on a website for learning classical, but that's just me.

Do you just want to play or actually learn proper technique and such?

I want to play , but I will really want to learn proper techniques and what-not, would be best to learn technique first :P and your right, websites are not usually the best, but for the time being, It's the best I have.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 21:04:44 Reply

I see. Well for one you should start growing out your nails and shaping them. Try to get them just past the tip of your finger, you don't want them too long. I would upload a photo of mine if I could but my computer is being ghey.

My teacher also has a youtube although he removed some of the older videos. But as you can see in Dia de noviembre, he's not really flailing around everywhere. Classical guitar should be relaxed and " effortless ". Basically get the best sound you can while moving around as little as possible.

Here is a video on rest stroke, which is very useful for scales and such.

Another on rolls and freestyle picking.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 21:22:21 Reply

At 12/22/10 09:04 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: I see. Well for one you should start growing out your nails and shaping them. Try to get them just past the tip of your finger, you don't want them too long. I would upload a photo of mine if I could but my computer is being ghey.

My teacher also has a youtube although he removed some of the older videos. But as you can see in Dia de noviembre, he's not really flailing around everywhere. Classical guitar should be relaxed and " effortless ". Basically get the best sound you can while moving around as little as possible.
Here is a video on rest stroke, which is very useful for scales and such.
Another on rolls and freestyle picking.

Thanks for the help! And if you have any other tips or anything you'd be kind enough to give, just inbox me. Thanks again naturally Im more of a shredder.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 21:39:47 Reply

At 12/22/10 09:22 PM, GordonDaMonster wrote: Thanks for the help! And if you have any other tips or anything you'd be kind enough to give, just inbox me. Thanks again naturally Im more of a shredder.

Lets hear you shred. Classical goes hand in hand with shredding, at least in the philosophy behind it - as little as much movement for maximum speed, accuracy and synchronization.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 21:45:50 Reply

At 12/22/10 09:39 PM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 12/22/10 09:22 PM, GordonDaMonster wrote: Thanks for the help! And if you have any other tips or anything you'd be kind enough to give, just inbox me. Thanks again naturally Im more of a shredder.
Lets hear you shred. Classical goes hand in hand with shredding, at least in the philosophy behind it - as little as much movement for maximum speed, accuracy and synchronization.

Actually, I hope to record music with a band, Once I have more members, and want to post up music here on NG. I will deffinately let you guys know when its up!

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 21:51:01 Reply

At 12/22/10 09:39 PM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 12/22/10 09:22 PM, GordonDaMonster wrote: Thanks for the help! And if you have any other tips or anything you'd be kind enough to give, just inbox me. Thanks again naturally Im more of a shredder.
Lets hear you shred. Classical goes hand in hand with shredding, at least in the philosophy behind it - as little as much movement for maximum speed, accuracy and synchronization.

:D I always preferred classical shredding.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 22:49:33 Reply

At 12/22/10 09:51 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:
D I always preferred classical shredding.

I take that back. That guy is a cheater, he's multi-tracking.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-22 23:18:07 Reply

At 12/22/10 08:14 PM, RogerBK wrote:
At 12/22/10 07:11 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: I try not to double post but you guys make it hard.
Yeah... it's true...

Anyway, I've been trying to do pinch harmonics lately.
God, I don't know how to do harmonics... But, speaking on these, I've been trying to do a lot of harpeggios, they're pretty difficult, even more for someone with so little experience on the guitar... I'm trying to get speed, since I'm still a begginer...

Also, it never happened accidents with my Tom Morello's strings... lol, the worse thing the guitar done to me was cutting my finger in the last string... Aww, that hurted, but it wasn't a very big cut...

Harmonics are easier if you do them closer to the fretwire. Also getting pickups with a higher output would also help. Personally it took me almost a year to learn how to do pinch harmonics, harmonics on the other hand were easy.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-23 07:57:37 Reply

At 12/22/10 11:18 PM, Nosferatu-of-Worms wrote: Personally it took me almost a year to learn how to do pinch harmonics, harmonics on the other hand were easy.

Pinch harmonics are one of those techniques where it depends 50% on the gear for it to be done correctly and have them audible.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-23 12:40:47 Reply

I've been trying to learn scales n such...i mean, i know basic theory, but i don't really know how to apply it on guitar. If someone asked me to play an improv song, i could use what i know about keys to play some random chord progression, but i want to be able to make up chords that just sound good. And solo, and actually use arpeggios and scales and chord theory when i play.

Anything you guys suggest?

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-23 13:30:24 Reply

At 12/23/10 01:13 PM, LaForge wrote: Sup guys. I'm having trouble with noise on my EMG81 active bridge pickup. I have a passive pickup in the neck position that has absolutely no noise, so I know it's a problem with the active pup. Any advice?

That's what active pickups do, they make a lot of noise because of their high output. If you want to reduce noise I would suggest investing in a noise gate like an ISP Decimator, but the Boss NS-2 will do if you're on a budget.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-23 20:04:20 Reply

At 12/21/10 09:38 AM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 12/20/10 02:22 PM, SCTE3 wrote: Ahh, i tend to buy the first act crap strings from Wal-Mart,
Why would you ever do buy strings from Wal-Mart. That's so bad...

Because I can't find any other places nearby that sell them and the nearest Guitar Center is about 150 miles away from where I live. That and now I can't even buy those horrible strings at Wal MArt because they replaced all the guitars and small learning drum kits with Paper Jamz. Those are completely annoying as well as you can get that many sounds out of them when I tried it.


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At 12/23/10 12:40 PM, ZeroGravity wrote:
Anything you guys suggest

buy a book that has a bunch of scales in it, and practice constantly


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-23 23:51:58 Reply

At 12/23/10 07:57 AM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 12/22/10 11:18 PM, Nosferatu-of-Worms wrote: Personally it took me almost a year to learn how to do pinch harmonics, harmonics on the other hand were easy.
Pinch harmonics are one of those techniques where it depends 50% on the gear for it to be done correctly and have them audible.

Not really, I can make audible pinched harmonics on an acoustic and even my first guitar I can still do it (and my gain is set at only around 5 or 6). Though they do sound better if I boost the signal with my distortion and especially my overdrive.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-24 11:52:13 Reply

My teacher always said buying books of scales and chords was just a waste of money.

It's easier to just learn theory apparently. Anyway just leanr chord shape scales, you can then play a buttload of scales just from learning four shapes.


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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-24 15:22:44 Reply

At 12/24/10 11:52 AM, TheSporkLord wrote: My teacher always said buying books of scales and chords was just a waste of money.

It's easier to just learn theory apparently. Anyway just leanr chord shape scales, you can then play a buttload of scales just from learning four shapes.

Chord shape scales? Elaborate please.
I guess i'll just check out more info online, and practice that.

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Response to Guitarists 2010-12-24 16:39:26 Reply

Yo, I'm a multi-instrumentalist and my cables are fuckin' fried. My one cable (when it actually works) somehow picks up sounds that you'd never want to come out of your electric/acoustic bass/guitar (like the reverberation of the sound of your pick hitting the strings and other random bullshit that a cable malfunction doesn't seem to explain). This shit makes no sense and makes me wonder if aliens modified my cable but enough of this.

I need good reliable cables that do NOT use gold as the conductor because I use several instruments and would be constantly plugging and unplugging amps and instruments. As we all know; gold works better but wears away faster.


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