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    This is awesome, on a number of levels: First, it's a good look at a blistering run from right before the start of the Crossroads duel scene that contains a number of "signature" bits of Vai's style - analyzed in a significant level of detail, from positions employed and how they relate to...
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    This is a normal speed lesson that covers g major in 7 positions and how to memorise them with alternate picking. Hope its useful??
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    Hey everyone! I´ve been struggling with a certain technical problem for more than a year now, and I think I finally collected all the pieces I need to solve the problem. Since the problem almost made me quit playing the guitar, I thought I might share this with all of you. My problem was...
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    Hey everyone! I did a video about my biggest guitar technique problem, which is string crossing when alternate picking. I am not allowed to post links here, but if you search Youtube for "Question on alternate picking: string crossing", you should find a video by Dairwolf where I explain the...
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    I was just wondering how much speed you would have to develop on the following technique to be able to shred: G-0---0---0----------------------- A---0---0---0--------------------- You´ll encounter this problem a lot of times, for example if you try to play a scale in fragments of four, so...
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    Hello every1. As you can see I'm totally new here (although I used to read some threads here, from time to time). I promised myself I would never, ever sign up on any guitar forum, cause I am already wasting more than enough time on the net, and also I don't feel like I have anything to say, as...
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    Hi, I've recently been trying to improve my speed when alternate picking as I feel that speed is where Im lagging with my playing. I have always alternate picked and I have no problems with doing it, the problem is getting some decent kind of speed up. Two weeks ago I decided to religiously...
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    Hey everyone, I do have some problems with my alternate picking, especially with upstrokes. Let´s take a lick in b minor as an example. This is a six note pentatonic pattern. --d-u-d-u-d-u-d-u-d-u--d--u-d-u--d-u-d-u------ E-8-5---5-----------------------------------------...
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    Hey guys, I decided to post a video of myself trying to exercise some alternate picking. The goal of the video is to really show my problems and maybe take the word from more experienced players (you) to maybe point me in the right direction :) Any thoughts much appreciated!! Thanks for taking...
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    Hey guys, For quite some time now I'm trying to get precise, stable and controlled alternate picking. I'm starting to wonder if my motion is inefficient. I'll try to explain as well as I can with words. When I'm holding the pick between my thumb and my index finger, in order to do a...
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    I recorded a lesson based on a riff from Chimaira's Frozen In Time, hope you find it useful.
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    I apologize for the basic question in advance. After reading few different sources I still cannot figure how the alternate picking is supposed to work in practice. For example Troy Stetina says on page 21 of his book "Alternate picking is a technique whereby the strokes of the pick alternate...
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    Hey Guys i anchor my palm on the bridge, and know this is considered bad practice. but i can play alternate picking licks from top string to bottom string and back at around 210 bpm... when i play with a floating hand im useless have i wasted hour upon hour practicing the wrong technique...
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    What was the first song/songs you learned how to play? Of course with the exception of Mary Had A Little Lamb or 3 Blind MIce. Also what year was it? Mine were... You Got Another Thing Comin'-Judas Priest Living After Midnite-Judas Priest Breaking The Law-Judas Priest All were learned (not...
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    I'm looking for something showing a lot of scale patterns, picking techniques, tapped arpeggios, sweep picking, higher end shred techniques. More advanced stuff to work with. I was thinking maybe Speed Kills 2-3. MAB bores the absolute **** out of me, but if it helps it helps right? Any suggestions?
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    Have just watched Paul Gilbert's "Intense Rock Sequences & Techniques"... absolutely mind-blowing! Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who hasn't already seen it. I was impressed with Paul's tone on the DVD... hard to describe, but seems sharp and "metallic"... brilliant. However I've been...
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    Out of all of the lessons I've ever taken a look at before, there was always just something missing... As a guitarist, or if you play any other instrument whatsoever -- as a musician, what would you like to see more lessons on? Any topics whatsoever. Personally, I think guitar lessons in...
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    Wow. What a goddamn concert. Unbelievable. I havent enjoyed a Dream Theater album too much since 2002 or so, but LTE has always been one of my favorite bands. The two cds they put out under the LTE name were absolutely sweet. But this show was something else. Everything was SPOT on, and the...
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    i've been playing for 8 months. Im 14 k. Currently im mastering my sweep but really problem when i move it upwards.. For Alternate Picks i can play insanely fast on 1 string when i move to another it just slows down. On tapping i dont know what to do ; i only can do the eruption tapping (how to...
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