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by joelcornell
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: HEEELLLLLPP PLEASE.
Replies: 16
Views: 3036

It's not just that they have the same notes, although that's true. What distinguishes F# Minor from A Major is the relation the notes have to the root. When you're playing a groove in F# Minor and you play an A, you're toying with the way the A sounds in relation to the root, F#. What establishes th...
by joelcornell
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Neck Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

or play in the dark, thats some fun practice :) My teacher always suggested me this solution! A mirror should be another good solution, don't look at the neck itself, just look at its reflection :wink: This works wonders. I did this for a summer, and now when I play I don't have to look at the neck...
by joelcornell
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: To feel the groove (timing)
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Play with others a LOT. For me, jamming with friends every saturday for a few years is the reason why I can do a lot of these things. Also, don't underemphasize the metronome. It won't hurt you AT ALL. I've been practicing with a metronome for about 4 years now and I can see the advantage I have ove...
by joelcornell
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Nature Vs. Nurture for guitarists!
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Mmm, well I do believe there is a thing such as natural talent. I've seen quite a few guitarists who've practiced and practiced for years and sure, they know a lot of songs and a lot of licks and they've got decent technique. But despite all of that, they don't sound good. They don't groove, they d...
by joelcornell
Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Great idea for a Vai album!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5690

Think about it, both of them have been coming out with great solo albums for years now. This isn't true, Satch's albums are weak and generic. Do you think that Super Colossal lacked of strenght? :roll: If by strength you mean good songs...Uh, yeah. Satch is so generic. His shows and music are all a...
by joelcornell
Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: I saw some things
Replies: 24
Views: 3465

He's probably just one of us...I'm sure in all of our solos, if you broke it down you could hear a Vai idea or two. We're all just fans.
by joelcornell
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai's transcriptions of Zappa's work
Replies: 27
Views: 5680

If you could send it to jcornell1@gmail.com that would be great. Thanks!
by joelcornell
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Does practicing licks improve overall speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3969

I do movies and TV shows on DVD. TV shows are especially great because in some cases you can have 15 or so hours of footage to watch, and you can go through it two or three times before you need some new footage. Movies are great too, but if you know any film elitists enjoy getting shit for not payi...
by joelcornell
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: chordtone help!
Replies: 30
Views: 6437

I was just giving you shit too.
by joelcornell
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Yea, Nobuo. Check out his stuff, I'd see if you can get your hands on a copy of the FF7 soundtrack...it uses MIDI, but the music is high quality. The guy has a REALLY unique sense of melody and harmony, but I'm a fanboy so it's easy for me to say that :D
by joelcornell
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: chordtone help!
Replies: 30
Views: 6437

Do I need to separate you two?
by joelcornell
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: i am so annoyed with how much theory there is
Replies: 85
Views: 15562

If music was easy, then any idiot could do it. Any idiot could, just most choose not to. I've noticed that like 90% of what makes or breaks a musician is their commitment to the instrument. Talent is what separates the committed usually, but those that don't want to spend time playing even if they ...
by joelcornell
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Does practicing licks improve overall speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3969

Metronome + TV is how I do it :D . Just set them both loud enough where you can hear the metronome but still forget about it while watching TV. Your rhythm won't improve because you are practicing more or less subconsciously, but your endurance will.
by joelcornell
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: chordtone help!
Replies: 30
Views: 6437

Dyens wrote:I wouldn't really call that modal. It's just static modulation. I know how people love to call that kind of stuff "fusion" but there is really a lot more to it.
Dyens, you do a lot of jazz, don't you?
by joelcornell
Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Does practicing licks improve overall speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3969

One thing that I've found is improving overall speed requires strength in your right hand to pick at those speeds. This can be developed by running scales as you watch TV in the same way that you develop strength while bench pressing. Find a weight (speed) you are comfortable with and that pushes yo...