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  • Flat Picking ThreadDateWed Jun 12, 2013 11:09 pm
    Forum post by jimiclaptoncarl. Topic: Flat Picking Thread

    Tony Rice is one of my favorite bluegrass guitarists. In this video, he is crosspicking, another bluegrass guitar technique.

    Another is Dan Crary:

    And Steve Kaufman:

    Too many amazing players in every style of music... *mind is constantly blown*

  • McLaughlin GP Interview 1975DateMon Jan 14, 2013 9:41 pm

    This is pretty awesome. The Guitar Player 1975 interview with John. Enjoy! :D

    It starts at page 20:

    Two quotes that stand out:

    "I practice all the scales. Everyone should know lots of scales."

    "The joy of music is like the joy a runner gets from running, and, musically, I'm running. If music doesn't carry any deep emotion, then what's it for? You find notes that are more joyful to you, and you play them at a fast tempo, and people will get something from it."

  • Recommend a camera or webcam for meDateWed Jan 09, 2013 7:44 am

    I know. A webcam can be used to post videos to YouTube. It also can be used for skype lessons with Pebber, and the last thing you want is a shitty webcam that has latency or quality problems.

  • Recommend a camera or webcam for meDateTue Jan 08, 2013 12:05 pm

    Quite a lot??? Pebber's video equipment cost thousands of dollars.. 50 quid is nothing lol.

    @dave86uk: You want to get the best webcam/camera you can afford. It will be worth it; like an investment. You need good audio and video quality.

    This is Logitech's best webcam and it's just under 45 quid:

    I can't really comment on it because I do not own it BUT, when I buy a webcam that's what I'm getting. ;)

  • The Greatest Sarod Players DateTue Nov 20, 2012 12:33 am
  • Paganini techniques (on guitar?)DateTue Oct 16, 2012 10:39 pm

    That kid has great technique and sounds great... too bad he only plays memorized material.

    He doesn't think improvisation is music.. o_0

  • Top 10 jazz guitar standards .DateMon Aug 27, 2012 1:30 pm

    Quote: condoriano wrote in post #12
    Here are some songs that I consider jazz standards
    Koji Kondo - The Legend Of Zelda


    Zelda is a jazz standard?!?!

  • 3 and 4 part counterpoint & Pick-style guitarDateSun Feb 12, 2012 10:23 pm

    Zitat von nickjacquet

    w/o leaving the turf of pick- style guitar.

    There is a reason they aren't using a pick... multiple voices need multiple fingers. But you can still do this with the "hybrid picking" technique. Classical guitar usually makes use of 4 fingers 98% of the time. With your pick, middle, ring, and pinky, you can get the same effect going.

    This is considered a different style of guitar so I really don't get your problem.. If you want to play contrapuntal type pieces just lose the pick. If you wanna shred, use a pick.

    Although, don't tell this dude:

    Sweeps with no pick... wow!

  • 3 and 4 part counterpoint & Pick-style guitarDateFri Feb 10, 2012 9:52 pm

    Have you tried any classical guitar pieces?

  • SARODDateMon Jan 30, 2012 11:59 pm
    Forum post by jimiclaptoncarl. Topic: SAROD

    I'm assuming UG=Ultimate Guitar... but I could be wrong. :x

  • Sight Reading and Ear Training HelpDateMon Jan 16, 2012 8:22 pm

    For Sight-Reading:

    "A Modern Method for Guitar" by William Leavitt - also his 2 preparatory books.

    Mel Bay beginning guitar method.. etc

    For Ear Training:

    Start singing scales and arpeggios and use online trainers (

  • Zitat von Slashiepie

    oi Jimi your post is like one year old, but im curious did you work your way up to 8 hours + ?

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to work up to 8 hours... I've done a few 8 hour days but not consistently. My average is around 4 hours.. but I'm reorganizing my schedule at the moment to put more hours in since the semester ended.

    Pebber's recent video "What to practice" again got me pretty motivated. I have to make sure to watch that and some of his earlier ones at least once every two weeks to keep the fire going.

  • No, I don't think this illustrates over practicing at all...

    The pro is playing a completely different and more complex arrangement and so it can't really be compared with the amateur.

    The only comparisons you can make are "Who comes up with the best arrangement?" Which you've done already and are favoring the amateur. Still this is all subjective and opinion based.

    The pro completely blows the amateur out of the water.. no contest. IMO ;)

  • How to approach a practice sessionDateTue Aug 09, 2011 4:34 pm

    Have you even watched PB's videos???

  • Hi, everyone!/ Chicken PickingDateFri Jul 08, 2011 11:43 pm

    Zitat von Debilius

    So, for example if I would playing "Alhambra"(Recuerdos de la Alhambra), my pattern would be: pick downstroke-ring finger-middle finger-pick upstroke or in classical fashion: P-a-m-P

    Should I go: P-k-a-m - P-k-a-m?

    For Recuerdos, you preferably need 4 "digits"... It is played using the classical tremolo picking technique which is:


    If I was trying to play that with a pick.. I'd use my pinky like this:

    Pck-pnky-A-M--Pck-pnky-A-M- etc..

    Brent Mason, only uses his Middle and Ring finger to pick notes on the same string.. most often middle. But for any type of tremolo picking, I'd go with using all 3 fingers.

  • Directional Picking / Alternate Picking / TimingDateMon Jun 13, 2011 10:05 pm

    Zitat von Debilius
    I like "result based practice" approach very much. ("Amount of time spent in the practice room is not as important as the results you get in the practice room")

    What the heck does that mean??? The only purpose of practice is to get results...You think you'll get much results after 1 hour of practice? I don't think so... :P

    So there is a big correlation between the time you practice and the results you will get.

  • Daily Practice Module 1 QuestionDateTue May 24, 2011 12:55 pm

    Zitat von Slashiepie

    1) Experiments and courses on the psychology of learning have taught me that
    we actually keep subconsiously learning while we take a break from a given task , having a positive effect on many fields.
    Does this in your opinion also tanslate to guitar playing?

    Well, I do find that if I take a break from something and then come back to it, it's usually easier to do. But I don't really try to take breaks just because of that. If I practice for more than 1 hour in one session, I'll usually take a 10min break. I don't really like taking breaks because if something comes up then I'm not able to get back on the guitar...

    Zitat von Slashiepie

    2) On days whereI have 3 practice hours during the morning and when i get back home from college or work i have another 4, Is it more effective to start over or continue where i left ? Should I aim to practice all the modules during those 3 hours and then again practice all the modules for the next 4 hours ? or should I instead divide it so that i use the first 3 hours to work on the first modules and the 4 hours left to work on the rest ?

    This is really up to you. I find that I like to think of my practicing in terms of a DAY. So what can I get done today? I really think it's best to try to get all the modules covered in your practice day. So figure out how many hours you can practice and then divide up the modules over those hours so you get everything done. Granted some days I'm struggling with a certain module, then sometimes I will come back to it, maybe even 3 times.

    I like having a routine, but I also think it's important not to get burnt out. Try to mix it up every once in a while.

    Hope this helps!

  • [idee] A GREAT IDEA towards scale practice......DateMon Feb 28, 2011 6:47 pm

    Hehe, I've got them in my mp3 player! Very handy because I can sing an improvised line wherever I am! I agree portability is awesome! :D

    Pebber is THE man!

  • Counting the notesDateMon Jan 17, 2011 9:47 am
    Forum post by jimiclaptoncarl. Topic: Counting the notes

    Welcome to the forum!

    The whole point of practicing counting is to be able to perform different rhythms when sight-reading AND playing.

    I'm pretty sure you don't really need to count at a high tempo.. because if I have trouble with a rhythm I slow it down and count it, then I've got the rhythm in my head and I don't need to count anymore. The point is you need to understand how the rhythm is counted.

    Your counting methods are not the's no wonder you have trouble pronouncing the syllables at a high tempo.

    Here's the counting method I use:

    Whole notes: 1234

    Half notes: 12 34

    Quarter notes: 1 2 3 4

    Eighth notes: 1& 2& 3& 4&

    Eighth note triplets: 1-trip-let 2-trip-let 3-trip-let 4-trip-let OR 1 and a 2 and a 3 and a 4 and a. There are numerous ways for these.

    Sixteenth notes: 1e&a 2e&a 3e&a 4e&a (spoken as: one E and uh two E and uh, etc..)

    Sixteenth note triplets: 1-trip-let-and-trip-let 2-trip-let-and-trip-let 3-trip-let-and-trip-let 4-trip-let-and-trip-let
    Thirty-second notes: I don't count these, just count 16ths and play 2 notes for each 16th.

    Your syllable university for playing 5s is cool, another one you could use is hippopotamus.

    When we sight-read rhythms at college, we speak them using the syllable "ta". When we clap them, we count them how I mentioned above.

  • c7 chordDateSun Jan 02, 2011 12:56 pm
    Forum post by jimiclaptoncarl. Topic: c7 chord

    Crap, I forget about that pdf...

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