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  1. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    I've been spending a lot of time trying to perfect my sweep picking technique lately. Even though it's overused by many and when done badly it's painful, I always loved the sound and think that one should strive to learn every technique in the book. My guitar playing friends either love djenty...
  2. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    can any of you experienced guitarists help me out on sweep picking? like the pick angle , where to put my hand so I could dampen the string while sweep picking etc... I just can't get a good sweeping sound when I "sweep" lol :?
  3. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    OK, so first off, I'm going to shamefully admit that I have not been using been using a metronome for anything until very recently (About a week ago :lol:). I've made feeble attempts in the past but it was unbelievably difficult for me to divide the beat at all, so I gave up. Recently I took the...
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    Hi everyone These are some links to my video and audio clips. Please check them out and let me know what you think. My latest video has been submitted to Guitar Idol 2009. Please vote for me. http://www.guitaridol.tv/online_final/entry/total_guitar_backing_demo...
  5. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    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?
  6. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Hi guys, Has anyone had any problems with their picking hand/arm as far as positioning is concerned while alternate picking ? I typically have my hand rested on the bridge (same position as for palm muting, but i move my hand forward slightly if want to have muted sounds vs clean sounds), and...
  7. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    What will Vai be doing in 10-15 years time? Will he still be using Ibanez. Will he still be touring?
  8. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    yo.. help me lol what are some good excercised for legato style playing? sweeps and such..
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    OK I'm sitting here and I'm supposed to be writing a report on the implications of some impending legislation on a client's position in the polymers industry. but I'm actually surfing on youtube. (no I won't be billing for my time on that :p) When I was younger I was probably the best guitarist...
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    He does the get out of my yard arpeggio's in it looks like standard tuning with complete cleanness which is insane, I've watched a few of his vids but he is pretty damn good. http://www.youtube.com/pipebecker
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    pretty self explanatory. listen to what hes got to say.
  12. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I made a stream of consciousness-ish post on another forum regarding some of my thoughts about improvisation in general, and improvisation over pitch axis progressions in particular, and I thought I'd post it here in case anybody finds it interesting or helpful.
  13. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    It kills me to see that none of the very well known guitar virtuosos started their carreers not too long ago. Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Greg Howe, Tony Macalpine, Richie Kotzen, Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Page, Reb Beach.... etc all started 2 or 3 decades ago. IMO the newer guitarists...
  14. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    I am trying to focus on learning how to be a shred player, however I cant really find anything useful to get me started. I have total guitars "beginners guide to shredding" but its just a handful of exercises. Does anyone have any good material they can point me in the direction of becoming a...
  15. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    I had someone ask me today what songs I played along with that helped my playing get better. I'm not talking about what tone you like or who you like to listen to. I'm talking about who did you sit and play to for hours & hours in the "woodshed" to develop your style. Tell who and why you...
  16. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    So here's the deal. I pretty much got the basic technique down. Lifting the fingers and resting them on the strings as i sweep. Well the problem is string noise. I manage to keep it pretty controlled if i only sweep the three highest strings, but when i try to pull of something starting on the...
  17. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Title says it all really. Up till I was about 17, I played classical guitar, got Grade 8 and some teaching diplomas, was playing concert guitar to a pretty high standard. At 17 I started with a metal band, and worked with them for about 2-3 years gigging and recording. I would say at 19 I was...
  18. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    please excuse any grammatical mistakes and any words missed, I got a call from my uncle yesterday saying that Frank Gambale is coming to mangalore (my hometown) and hes arranged a meeting with him while hes at the airport to catch a flight to mumbai. I couldn't believe my ears, I was like OMG...
  19. Players, Bands, Sounds, Tours, Lessons & Theory!
    Have you come to a place where you are somewhat satisfied with your playing. I remember for years where I couldn't wait to be able to play some stuff. Now, I can play pretty much anything I need to. I was just thinking the other day, I play as well as I really need to. If I need to...
  20. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, I'm trying to decide which pickups get to finish my guitar project, a RG2570 customized (basswood body, maple neck annd ebony fingerboard), my playing style is progressive metal (like Dream Theater, Symphony X, Evergrey...) and I was wondering if a set of Breeds will work for sweep picking...
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