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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-27 15:59:55 Reply

At 1 day ago, Psil0 wrote: I do want him to be able to play certain things efficiently which mostly just includes alternate picking, economy picking, and a bit of legato.

Alternating picking, cool, definitely the most useful technique in the book, legato, almost equally as important but... you want to teach this kid Economy picking right off the bat? That's the most difficult technique in the book, the only players I have heard that used it perfectly are people who haven't seen daylight in years, it's definitely for the faint of heart.

August Burns Red

That stuff is pretty easy.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-29 13:33:16 Reply

I think I'm going to give this chromatic thing a try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVyUHFl0iB8


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-04 09:51:48 Reply

At 8 days ago, Psil0 wrote: I might be teaching my friend to play guitar here soon and I'm basically more than likely going to need to be able to get him up to speed on playing decently complex stuff. Anyone have any experience in teaching they'd like to give, so that I can help him adjust as quickly as possible?

I suggest you show your Ultimate Guitar and look up basic alternate picking practice techniques. Better yet, here's a page on that site which does a good job explaining alternate picking. Make sure he practices alternate picking for about an hour a day, as alternate picking is about 90% of what lead guitarists use in their solos. An example of a good alternate picker would both Jim Root, and Mick Thompson from Slipknot. Mick Thompson shows us his warm up/alternate picking exercises here. And boy is he amazing at it! This is the link for that. It goes hand in hand with the first exercise in the first link too.

As for August Burns Red, yes I love them too and they're actually not that hard to play. My advice for getting your friend to learn to play August Burns Red is to start learning their songs. Just choose one song for him to learn or let him choose it and tell him to incorporate it into his practice routine everyday. Better yet, alternate between learning a song of your choice and alternate picking exercises and go from their. And here's another tip for when learning solos: When in doubt, use alternate picking. As I said before, at least 90% of a lead guitarists phrases are picked alternately so use it whenever you practice.

Good songs to start with would be Marianas Trench, Existence, Empire, or Ocean Of Apathy.

Good luck with your friend. Make sure he remembers to practice!


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-08 23:44:52 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-21 21:21:17 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-22 01:11:20 Reply

Just bought an acoustic guitar last week.

Chicks love the way I play Come as you are. Fucking love this thing. Out of tuned piece of shit right now until I get a tuner.

Anyone know songs/riffs I can play on the E A strings?


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-23 03:32:40 Reply

At 1 day ago, LuigiBot wrote: Just bought an acoustic guitar last week.

Chicks love the way I play Come as you are. Fucking love this thing. Out of tuned piece of shit right now until I get a tuner.

Anyone know songs/riffs I can play on the E A strings?

I know of a few songs you can play on the lowest strings:
1) Crazy Train
2) Seven Nation Army
3) Another One Bites The Dust
4) Master Of Puppets
5) Cowboys From Hell
6) Even Flow
7) Dazed And Confused
8) Iron Man
9) Sunshine Of Your Love
10) Paradise City
11) Smoke On The Water

Some of these have power chord versions but stick it to the basics and you'll be good.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-23 20:16:50 Reply

At 16 hours ago, PsyhcoWalrus wrote:
At 1 day ago, LuigiBot wrote: Just bought an acoustic guitar last week.

Chicks love the way I play Come as you are. Fucking love this thing. Out of tuned piece of shit right now until I get a tuner.

Anyone know songs/riffs I can play on the E A strings?
I know of a few songs you can play on the lowest strings:
1) Crazy Train
2) Seven Nation Army
3) Another One Bites The Dust
4) Master Of Puppets
5) Cowboys From Hell
6) Even Flow
7) Dazed And Confused
8) Iron Man
9) Sunshine Of Your Love
10) Paradise City
11) Smoke On The Water

Some of these have power chord versions but stick it to the basics and you'll be good.

Sick list bro, I remember playing some of those before i got a guitar (Smoke on the water, Iron man) they where easy this is just what I need ATM.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-24 11:30:41 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-26 23:55:03 Reply

I am IN! Despite having a Korean made wannabe Les Paul, and using my computer as my amp, I love to play.

The only things I really practice with nowadays are scales, I'm currently working on mastering the Phrygian scale in all notes. If only I had more free time, things would go so much smoother.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-27 17:32:00 Reply

One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-27 18:48:29 Reply

At 3/27/12 05:32 PM, SineRider wrote: One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do

That's definitely something special, that finish is fantastic! I wish I could find an LP with a finish as nice as that.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-27 19:25:35 Reply

At 3/27/12 06:48 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 3/27/12 05:32 PM, SineRider wrote: One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do
That's definitely something special, that finish is fantastic! I wish I could find an LP with a finish as nice as that.

Oh yeah I really love the finish on it. I oughta clean it up better though. Here is the rest of my stringed instruments I have with me. Missing are my steel string acoustic, my ibanez prestige, and ESP f-50

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-28 13:00:46 Reply

At 3/27/12 07:25 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 3/27/12 06:48 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 3/27/12 05:32 PM, SineRider wrote: One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do
That's definitely something special, that finish is fantastic! I wish I could find an LP with a finish as nice as that.
Oh yeah I really love the finish on it. I oughta clean it up better though. Here is the rest of my stringed instruments I have with me. Missing are my steel string acoustic, my ibanez prestige, and ESP f-50

+10 points for the black Ibanez starter bass I've played from multiple owners. I love that starter bass.

Also mandolin.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-28 15:26:36 Reply

At 3/28/12 01:14 PM, LaForge wrote: ever since i started recording, i've been getting a strange fuzziness that seems to hover over my tone. i've changed computers, guitars, pups, recording implements, amps, DAWs and VSTs, but not a thing seems to change. does anyone understand this cause I don't.

When you mess around with a lot of distortion you get that, it's just how it works. Probably invest in a noise suppressor like the Boss NS2 if it bothers you.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-28 15:34:45 Reply

At 3/28/12 01:00 PM, ToastedCupcake wrote: +10 points for the black Ibanez starter bass I've played from multiple owners. I love that starter bass.

Also mandolin.

Haha awwh yeah. I actually got it from my brother years ago. It's the only bass I own, but it still plays nicely.

Mandolin as well as Ukulele and Guitalele ;)

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-28 16:39:48 Reply

At 3/28/12 01:14 PM, LaForge wrote: hello fellow geetar people. i has ein question.

ever since i started recording, i've been getting a strange fuzziness that seems to hover over my tone. i've changed computers, guitars, pups, recording implements, amps, DAWs and VSTs, but not a thing seems to change. does anyone understand this cause I don't.

What kind of amp are you using and what are the settings? Because the putting a noise gate on that isn't going to make the "fuzzies" go away. You need to list what you're doing to get your sound.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-30 00:55:47 Reply

At 3/28/12 03:34 PM, SineRider wrote: Mandolin as well as Ukulele and Guitalele ;)

Ukes are so boring though!


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-30 07:34:45 Reply

At 3/30/12 12:55 AM, ToastedCupcake wrote:
At 3/28/12 03:34 PM, SineRider wrote: Mandolin as well as Ukulele and Guitalele ;)
Ukes are so boring though!

Nah man ukes are cool. Get a very specific sound that also happens to get a lot of pussy surprisingly.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-12 22:53:51 Reply

At 3/30/12 12:55 AM, ToastedCupcake wrote:
At 3/28/12 03:34 PM, SineRider wrote: Mandolin as well as Ukulele and Guitalele ;)
Ukes are so boring though!

Only if they aren't electric ones, like mine. It gets so much street cred.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-13 07:59:42 Reply

So I don't know who all here likes Nevermore or just Jeff Loomis in general. But I met the man last night and he's definitely one very cool and awesome guitar player. Really laid back and easy to talk to.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-15 02:21:52 Reply

ukes are sexy


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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-15 20:06:36 Reply

At 4/15/12 06:03 PM, LaForge wrote: so i just started noticing some severe buzzing on my axe, and i think it has something to do with my tremolos. does this look right to you guys?

No there's a string missing.

More seriously, check if your pickups are loose, if they can rattle about in their slot they can generate buzz, you can fix it by just jamming something under them so they cant move around.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-17 15:19:01 Reply

At 4/15/12 06:03 PM, LaForge wrote:

Could you possibly put up a pic being viewed from the side? It's harder to identify why you might be having buzzing problems when looking at the top.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-17 18:38:56 Reply

At 4/15/12 08:44 PM, LaForge wrote: sorry I should have been more specific. i've been playing this guitar for about 3 years and haven't had the fretboard buzz anywhere at all. now it seems on the D, it's all over. i suspected it was because i had adjusted the tremolos, but i don't really know for sure the correct position.

Oh right you meant fret buzz, you might need to adjust the action on that string, try raising it a bit and see if it stops buzzing.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-20 02:02:47 Reply

Hey everyone, thought I'd join the club with the required info-meats
1) Gibson Les Paul Studio Gothic (for the ebony, yummy)
2) Skip James
3) 17 years

So hi to all fellow guitaristizers! Looking forward to the discussing!


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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-27 23:49:39 Reply

What kind of guitar is this fatty playing ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyCXAvlBehg

It's an electric guitar right?
cuz it sounds like it has synths to it

He's also seen playing here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATub40Npxik

maybe he's using a Roland Guitar Synthesizer right?

I want a guitar that sounds all synth like so i can use an amp and make it louder or play lighter songs like what blondie and cyndi lauper did. :3


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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-28 00:10:15 Reply

There's no synths on it... it's just a standrard JS model and it sounds like he's just applying a whammy pedal at certain parts.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-28 23:10:35 Reply

At 4/28/12 12:10 AM, Psil0 wrote: There's no synths on it... it's just a standrard JS model and it sounds like he's just applying a whammy pedal at certain parts.

No I just listened to whammy pedals and they sound gross.
They don't sound synth like like he did in the 2nd video.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-04-29 23:11:43 Reply

You guys should check out this site, great for jazz freaks.


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