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by spanishphrygian
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: What can I do to keep my chops up?
Replies: 20
Views: 7841

Well what you do is you imagine that your right arm is a guitar neck you see. (Assuming that you play "right handed.") Then you take your left hand and fret chords and play riffs on your arm like the real thing. You could draw strings or tattoo them if you like on your right arm. I think that you ca...
by spanishphrygian
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 26739

Steve likes Mushraguh? Well that changes things because steve is The Guitar Hero. I never could imagine that he would waste time or money or let such a band that sits there playing one pitch tone for half a 3min song like such a thing. You see I think steve's albums should be twice the price becuase...
by spanishphrygian
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 26739

I really disagree with you all here. I think that saying that "This band that I am so fanatical about is so complex and advanced," is not a very reasonable statement. I mean really there is nothing wrong with enjoying simple music. You don't have to rationalize listening to 'mushfuga' or whatever by...
by spanishphrygian
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 26739

Well still yet another lame Los Angeles label: NUCLEAR BLAST AMERICA Nuclear Blast America 2323 W. El Segundo Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 Phone: (323) 418-1400 Fax: (323) 418-0118 e-mail:mail@nuclearblastusa.com Close enough to Hollywood. Nah this band is not that advanced; sort of simple really. I gu...
by spanishphrygian
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Meshuggah - "obZen"
Replies: 79
Views: 26739

I warn people to first listen to these guys on youtube. I did and was glad that I did not run out and purchase anything from them. I remember when Metal was Good and had riffs and ideas. These guys are as lame as everything else form Hollywood for the last 10 years. They play one note with a lame ry...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Question about 'hard to play'
Replies: 11
Views: 5145

I have a lot of technique down, but still things that I never played or thought of take a little time. Like some weird note sequence that I never did or thought of. Otherwise sight reading and techniques are not really that difficult after 10,000 hours of playing them. Even more interesting then tha...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Playing and Playing and Playing and Playing and ...
Replies: 9
Views: 3945

Try not thinking so much! I think that it is good that you know scales and chords and techniques, but that is as you found just one tool. I say spend a moment everyday just comming up with stuff without thinking. Then after comming up with something that comes from another part of the brain analyze ...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Powerful songs that make you grin and feel mighty!
Replies: 76
Views: 18247

"Three Fishes Dancing," by Michael Schenker on the Adventures of the Imagination album (2000) on the Shrapnel label.

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by spanishphrygian
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: MUSIC THEORY BOOKS
Replies: 45
Views: 14685

Well I agree with that because Zappa was sort of a bridge between the common folk of the world and 20th Century music along with the latest tech. On top of that, not being a blasted snop about it (haha). Therefore my sense of logic says that Steve and Zappa play music like most of the world never he...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Any Ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 2693

Oh please have more chords and then Teoria.com or Musictheory.net! I mean more 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths! I am sick of getting 99% all the time with just 7th chords and their inversion. Oh yeah- Have all of the 7th chords as well! Otherwise I am happy with www.teoria.com and www.musictheory.net Well mo...
by spanishphrygian
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: MUSIC THEORY BOOKS
Replies: 45
Views: 14685

Steve Vai does have the most superior compositions that the world has ever Heard, but looking at his scores might not excite the stuffy olde intelectuals types that want to turn music into a Calculus fundamental that avarage people in normal cultures ends up thinking sounds like a Horror sound track...
by spanishphrygian
Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: exhausted after practicing 8 hrs:(
Replies: 47
Views: 16666

Well some of are happy practicing 8hours but were born bitter mo fo's anyway as well, and not because of Drugs or anything. Maybe just greed- not sure.
by spanishphrygian
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: exhausted after practicing 8 hrs:(
Replies: 47
Views: 16666

Ah come on man! Lots of us practiced Shredding back in the '80's for 12 hours a day, and it never paid off at all. In fact after learning all of that what you call "expression," and stuff has only lead to Police Harassment and worse things like getting ran out of Apartments, Parks and whole Cities a...
by spanishphrygian
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Could a Rock group of over 40's make it big?
Replies: 20
Views: 6095

Well yeah of course if people want it. I guess we would have to have a new sub-culture in which it is cool to have grey hair and to be olde or something.
by spanishphrygian
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The Soul of the Guitar
Replies: 20
Views: 5973

I know this may sound a bit Mystical and beyong logic, but I swear that a person's energy gets into a guitar. I mean I new this women that is a friend and a kind spirit you see. I played her guitar that she had since she was 14, and I swear part of her was in that guitar. You can't tell me (even tho...