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by Jon Gunnar
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Re: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live

I understand what you're saying and thanks for the great link. However, when I played those type of legato licks yesterday and listened very carefully, I could hear that the pinky wasn't hammering hard enough. My goal now is to change that. Do you understand what I mean?
by Jon Gunnar
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Re: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live

I didn't think it was useful, either. But then I tried to play one of the Satriani-type licks I like to play - at mid speed. It looks like this: 1-3-4-3-1-3-4-3 ......... (The numbers represent the fingers, 1 is the index finger, 2 is the middle finger, etc. You can do this on any string and on any ...
by Jon Gunnar
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Re: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live

Seems like I found the answer myself: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF7LD46o13c Looks like at least Guthrie Govan can trill pretty much as fast with all pairs of fingers. So it's probably doable to a large extent. I know, I know, this is Guthrie I'm talking about but I'm just mentioning his finger s...
by Jon Gunnar
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Re: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live

I've been working more on this. My problems is a combination of all of the ideas above. I need to get a really good tone, a good guitar (with relatively low action), quality sustain, but I think I agree with the people saying that the most important thing is your technique. However, I also think tha...
by Jon Gunnar
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Please tell me whats wrong here?!
Replies: 17
Views: 13254

Re: Please tell me whats wrong here?!

I suggest a) improvising when shredding, instead of doing just exercises and b) focusing on being as relaxed as possible in both hands.
by Jon Gunnar
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Re: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live

Thanks for all the great answers. I think all those ideas are valid. My legato technique is not too shabby, though, in my opinion, and my finger strength is good. During next band practise I'm going to experiment with increasing the sustain or compression during my lead work, because last time I not...
by Jon Gunnar
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some fast licks are hard to make heard live
Replies: 20
Views: 8434

Some fast licks are hard to make heard live

After taking many years off playing, I'm remembering how certain methods of playing fast end up being a bit hard to hear when you're playing loud with a band. When you play with a low volume at home, it's different. For example, if you play legato runs (mostly hammer-ons and pull-offs - NOT tapping,...
by Jon Gunnar
Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Too much string noise, crap guitar the problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 4003

Re: Too much string noise, crap guitar the problem?

I suspect you're not muting well enough with either your left or right hand.
by Jon Gunnar
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 15
Views: 9369

Some of the best songwriters of all time do it differently each time. Some of them always use the same method. Clear proof of there is no single best way.
by Jon Gunnar
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:19 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Modes and Modal Chords!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 8842

Very good post, Pif!
by Jon Gunnar
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Vai, scale patterns
Replies: 11
Views: 6977

Like many guitar players, I think he favors box shapes when he's playing slow and 3 note per string shapes when playing fast.
by Jon Gunnar
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Speed reference - MIDI shredding
Replies: 9
Views: 4571

I can play clean, improvised alternate picking runs that have fairly complex structures comfortable at about 14 nps. Any faster and it gets sloppy. Maybe if I worked on in some more, I could get faster. If I simplify my runs, I can get a bit faster, maybe 16 nps or so.
by Jon Gunnar
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Over Theroriezed
Replies: 44
Views: 15412

Bottom line: You can make it work for you or against you.
by Jon Gunnar
Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Is Steve improvising or are his solos written out?
Replies: 22
Views: 9185

Well I´m pretty sure that the fast part in For the love of god is improvised around a bunch of key patterns, as are lots of other Steve Vai songs.
by Jon Gunnar
Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Amp settings and effects for legato with gain/overdrive
Replies: 15
Views: 7660

Thanks, bancika!