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by Bakerman
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: now we run time signature
Replies: 1
Views: 3582

Re: now we run time signature

I haven't seen the EL&S book or heard that version in many years but yes, a good portion what's on the DVD is in 25/something (I'd write as 16 rather than 32) or if you prefer, multiple smaller measures that total 25/x like 13/16 (which could be further broken down to 7/16 + 3/8) followed by 12/16 (...
by Bakerman
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: WORLD RECORD GUITAR SPEED 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3200

Fraud, not the real audio there; discussed at the Petrucci forum a while ago. There's a video filmed from he audience with the actual audio, and it's totally sloppy with picking nowhere near the speed of 16ths at that tempo.
by Bakerman
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Arpegio in the Answers G3 End solo
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

I checked the DVD and am pretty sure he just hammers the 2nd string w/ LH there until he begins starting with a tap on that string. 1st string gets picked whenever 9th fret note (or 1st finger in general when he does these types of things like in Juice) is the first one sounded. e|------------------...
by Bakerman
Sat May 31, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Guitar speed record.
Replies: 25
Views: 6089

The audio on that is fake, created later (or earlier) then combined with the video. Here's how the 320bpm attempt actually sounded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDWfc_JpOrM
by Bakerman
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Steve's Sweep
Replies: 24
Views: 8658

With lowest note as the root it's an 11sus (you might see it labeled 9sus or 7sus2-4 as well), Bb11sus there. You could also say it's the minor pentatonic scale (m7(11) arpeggio) of the 3rd string note, or the major pentatonic scale (6/9 arpeggio) of 2nd string note. That way, if you know which pent...
by Bakerman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 24857

I don't know how much knowledge they have as far as standard notation, or if they ever feel the need to write parts out that way. They certainly know what note values they're playing and how long phrases last. The guitarists also understand/play drums and have mentioned that whoever writes a specifi...
by Bakerman
Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 24857

"Odd time signatures" is a somewhat incomplete description of most Meshuggah material. There's usually something (snare or cymbals) giving a clear 4/4 feel. While you can say "this guitar part is made of an odd-time figure repeating with something thrown on the end" or similar for a lot of it, calli...
by Bakerman
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: another building the church thread wooooo!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

Sorry, I didn't see that thread. When I tried the part, it seemed like playing and memorizing the right-hand notes alone sped up the process. Once you can play and hear/feel them as a solid 16th staccato rhythm, placing the LH 32nds between might seem simple in comparison. Here's an archived directo...
by Bakerman
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Real Illusions Reflections guitar tab book available at last
Replies: 25
Views: 10752

Actually, you may be surprised to know that a lot of the tab books we read are transcribed by keyboard players (hence the ridiculous fingerings we are sometimes presented with). It's possible that was true years ago, but I'm fairly sure it isn't now. I've seen many inaccurate/illogical things by tr...
by Bakerman
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Fire Garden Suite, is steve playing piano??
Replies: 22
Views: 8740

GW: "Tales from the Black Forest," a guitar/piano duet on Al DiMeola's Land Of the Midnight Sun album, is reminiscent of the section of the "Fire Garden Suite" you just described. VAI: That tune was actually the inspiration for the piano/guitar thing. I wish I could have gotten [RTF keyboardist] Chi...
by Bakerman
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Km Pee Du Wee help....
Replies: 34
Views: 10232

Im having trouble with this part: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d118/matjem/kmpeeduwee1.jpg Ive tried looking at the G3 video but cant work out if 1) this tab is right 2) if its the right fingering if it is right. Help?! The 8th note of the 2nd measure is actually an octave lower, 11th fret D s...
by Bakerman
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Time sig changes in freak show excess
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

You can write something in any time signature, but usually there will be a small number of choices that are by far the most understandable and readable. On the video he eventually plays the riff while counting to 7 a few times. It's this 7-note figure 3 times, then with a Bb replacing the 5th-fret D...
by Bakerman
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Time sig changes in freak show excess
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

He probably meant to say 7/16; there's nothing there that could logically be grouped into 17. I prefer to count/feel the section as 7/8 because of the ride cymbal, having two of the 7/16-length guitar figures in one measure. 2:00 is still the same type of thing--guitar part can be considered 7/16, b...