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Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:41 pm | jump to post

Heyman,When doing trills, I think that you should concentrate on the sound of each note. You want them to ring true and clear each time. If that means you have to cut your speed way down, then so be it. To get them to ring true and clear I find that I have to keep all 4 of my fretting hand fingers tight and in position ready to hit at any time. Also, when your hand starts to tire, stop and shake it off (literally). Maybe switch fingers, or even exercises. When you do trills like this every day, ...

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Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:03 am | jump to post

Heyman,I'm a father of 3 boys a bit younger than you. Based on my experiences I feel that it is a blessing for you to have found something you love this early on in your life. If you're able to maintain that feeling and are willing to work it with a positive attitude, you have a bright future ahead of you.I don't really contribute on this forum much anymore, but I check in from time to time to make sure I don't miss anything golden. Your videos caught my eye and after showing them to my sons the...

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Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:35 pm | jump to post

It's W-H-W-H.... or H-W-H-W...., so maybe think of it in terms of intervals instead:Whole-tone first: 1 w 2 h b3 w 4 h b5 w #5 h 6 w 7 h 1Half-tone first: 1 h b2 w b3 h 3 w b5 h 5 w 6 h b7 w 1Formally there's probably a better way to write the half-tone first version by calling 3 a diminished 4 or by calling b5 an augmented 4, but hopefully you get the picture even if there's no 4 in the half-tone first version above.First, notice that each of these patterns contain the dim7 chord (= 1 b3 b5 6...

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Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:01 pm | jump to post

Scott, I offered feedback to musical ideas exactly once on thus forum. It wasn't received well, which is when I noticed such feedback is purely subjective anyway. Vowed never to do that again. This explains why I haven't contributed to many of your musical ideas threads. Sticking to practice and performance topics keeps it objective for me. No hard feelings I hope.
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:59 am | jump to post

Guitar Player, on the one hand I feel a little bad harping on this--that you really need to post videos to express ideas such as these in context--so please forgive me if you find this irritating. That's not my intention. But on the other hand, I'm not sure any information is really conveyed to other players without providing more than text. Grab a web-cam, hide your face if you like, and let us see/hear you. No need for embarrassment, we all suck in various ways.Your latest ideas:1. Sus chords ...
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Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:25 am | jump to post

I paid for Pebber's lessons for a year, and have followed his syllabus (the way he intended) in total for about 3. I've improved more in these 3 years than I did in the prior 17. Aside from practicing every day, implementing his scalpel technique is what I believe to have been the single biggest reason for my improvement. (Finger independence ala spiders/ladders/permutations is #2). For learning technique, I would classify Pebber's lesson plan as excellent. Pebber would probably say that I stopp...

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Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:45 pm | jump to post

Don't get hung up on the various ways one can name a string of notes. G Ionian, F# Locrian, A Dorian, etc. Save that for later, and it's debatable how much knowing the language will help you. It *may* ultimately help you communicate musical ideas to and from others, but just playing ideas is another way to communicate ideas to and from others as well.When you're playing these scale sequences, the biggest 2 goals are to get the sound of them in your head (sing them!) and to learn the shapes each ...

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Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:59 pm | jump to post

Heavier gauges is one solution, but that's going to make your bends harder to intonate properly. If you can still pull them off in tune, then great, problem solved. If you can't, you might want to grip the pick closer to the tip so that it snags less of the string. Just my 2 cents.
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Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:36 pm | jump to post

Case, happy to at least try to help... On this:Zitat I'm hoping the more control I have the less string noise will be produced...This will be true to some extent. More control clearly will keep you from hitting the other strings more than you should. However, there's really something to be said about experimenting with your muting technique early on. Both your picking and fretting hand should help you here. If you can't control string noise at the slowest tempos, I'm afraid it will NOT magically...

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Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:44 pm | jump to post

Case, watched the videos. Keep it up man. Looks real good. Sound is getting there too. Keep focused on nailing the time and not on the speed. You could even slow down more to nail the time more often, or you can continue at that speed and just gradually lock-in more often. I think you hit the beat enough to know that both your left & right hands are ready for that speed.You also mentioned getting faster. This chromatic pattern in 7s is not a great one to use to increase your speed. I think it's ...


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