goodm0urning, post: 6090737 wrote:
According to Michael Angelo (hair band guy, not painter guy), the fastest you can tremolo pick--in other words, pick one note up, down, up, down, up, down as quickly as you can--is the fastest that you'll ever be able to pick. It's what your muscles are naturally capable of handling
The trick, then, isn't to become able to pick faster, but to get your fretting hand to sync up accurately at higher tempos within the ceiling that you've established.
Victron, post: 6164464, member: 2644 wrote:
Because I'm confused on what makes chords their name? Example, why is it called a C chord? I know in piano the notes are C E G. But for the guitar, its completely different. The note C sounds different for both guitar and piano.
Victron, post: 6164464, member: 2644 wrote:
So after mastering chords and progressions, should I just start looking up tabs online and just play them? Eventually I want to be good enough so I can tune the guitar by ear.
maziodyne, post: 6164758, member: 44585 wrote:
I'm itching for a delay, chorus, patch cables, and a bigger board. lol. I haven't bought anything new ever since I started school this year, been focusing on studies mostly with Marvel and guitar whenever I have the time.
I play mostly rock and jazz with blues licks thrown into my solos here and there. my phrasing is still ass and the most technical thing I'm capable of is speed picking sextuplets at ~120ish BPM lol. need to clean up my play which is for now mostly based on the modes of the Gmaj scale. I love me some Phrygian personally, sounds great and melodic when played both slow and rhythmically or for doing fast runs. whenever I practice I only have time to work on my speed picking but recently I've been trying to incorporate more legato, but mostly just pull-offs to make some of my licks sound more fluid. not quite into tapping yet as I can't seem to wrap my head around "your index/middle finger is for reaching notes that are far away" hahaha. I can do some Eruption-esque shit but as for making tapping licks and incorporating them into solos I have a loooooooooongggg way to go. I also suck at sweep picking so pretty much my highest level of technical wankery is just scalar runs LOL.
also for people getting into guitar/bass: your execution on stick will also improve because learning an instrument causes your hands to sync up. real talk. I couldn't even do FADC Ultra before I started seriously playing and now there's only a handful of difficult combos I can't pull off in Marvel.
Tomo009, post: 6164773, member: 48392 wrote:
I don't even have a board, I"m just running all these things with a daisy chain on the ground, it's a pain whenever I have to pack it all up to take it somewhere.
I wish my hands worked like that, with guitar I'm using my right wrist and left hand fingers. With a stick I have to use my left wrist and right hand fingers so I'm still all uncoordinated.
Crayons760, post: 6164501, member: 54156 wrote:
Any frusterated guitar pl-.....I mean bassists like myself here? ahah
maziodyne, post: 6164792, member: 44585 wrote:
I just really like seeing all my pedals organized and dc cable'd up to a power supply unit. lol. I dunno if this is true for everyone but for me I could actually feel when my hands started syncing up. initially I neglected working on my left hand and focused purely on my picking speed (Guthrie, Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Al di Meola are my heroes hahaha) but when I started doing the Trills of Death™ my left got a lot stronger and faster, especially my ring and pinky fingers. it's basically just a group of 4 notes chromatically doing trills, only hammer-ons and pull-offs with each set. so if it's 1234, first you would do trills with 1-2, then 1-3, 1-4, 2-3, 2-4, then everyone's favorite, 3-4 which is ring finger and pinky. each rep for 1 minute straight and stop only if your hand starts hurting. it's hell but you can feel your left hand start to get stronger. like I was doing scales one day and all of a sudden I could feel my right hand WAITING for my fretting hand first so as to keep in sync. it's fucking amazing.
Tomo009, post: 6164740, member: 48392 wrote:
@Sexperienced: Well there is nothing to it but grinding it out. Picking speed is a bit of a false name as I;m sure you can pick decently fast, it's just the coordination that needs work and it takes ages. For exercise, really anything, 1-2-3-4 on every string, 1-3-2-4 etc. What matter is that you try different patterns and just really get the independence, I'm still working on that as well.
A couple that I do are:
@ Hawk: Sounds like you are pulling off to the G, try to lift the finger straight out from the fretboard cleanly instead of pulling away.
kaz, post: 6164801, member: 8241 wrote:
I've been playing for about 21 years now. I need to upload some better videos of my playing sound wise though.
goodm0urning, post: 6167869, member: 2992 wrote:
I've never heard of guitarfetish. Will check out. I'm always on the lookout for cheap shit that's actually made well.
Warpticon, post: 6169455, member: 3403 wrote:
GFS pickups are a common recommendation for cheap but quality upgrades, and all their guitars come with them.
Songo[KthX], post: 6169555, member: 8745 wrote:
Learn to tap and your notes per second will sky rocket.
Sexperienced., post: 6169852, member: 3476 wrote:
everyone, list your top 5 or 10 favourite guitarists of all time, (only if you know a lot about guitar players). I'll give you my list in a few minutes..
goodm0urning, post: 6169889, member: 2992 wrote:
That's nine already. There are a million billion great guitarists fighting for that 10th spot in my brain...
Tomo009, post: 6169897, member: 48392 wrote:
erch, why you make me chose?
This list is so incomplete it pains me.