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by SkinnyDevil
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: My new instructional guitar site!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2960

Howdy, Kristopher - long time no see. I still have you listed on my site, though, and I still think your site rocks!

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David
http://www.skinnydevil.com/index.html
by SkinnyDevil
Tue May 03, 2005 6:42 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Strange Habit!
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Try continuing to learn song not using the computer. Start with super easy strum songs (3 & 4 chord songs that are easy to remember) and work up to harder pieces.

Shouldn;t take you long at all.
by SkinnyDevil
Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: how much bpm would steve play fast at
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

According to my calculations approximately 15.776031 NPS (notes per second), arrived at via the Gugenhinger NPS formula as stated in Gugenhinger's treatise, "Music Performance as a Quantifiable Measurement... ROFLMAO!!!!! Dude, that was funny! Remind me again not to drink coffee over reading forums...
by SkinnyDevil
Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dave Weiner interview!
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Thanx.

Yeah, he does have a VERY cool job! Did y'all check out the interviews with Billy Sheehan and all the other awesome players?
by SkinnyDevil
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: how much bpm would steve play fast at
Replies: 15
Views: 3804

Interesting. Playing 16ths (w/ 1/4=120) is pretty quick, but certainly not flying. If you can handle anything beyond 100bpm, then you can probably do it legato much quicker. But it also depends on what's being played. Playing 2 octaves of the C major scale (3nps patterns, 3rd position, for example) ...
by SkinnyDevil
Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dave Weiner interview!
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Dave Weiner interview!

Check it out here:

http://music.tinfoil.net/modules.php?na ... e&sid=1199
tinfoil.music - ''GUITAR GODS: Dave Weiner''

There is also a review of his new CD....
by SkinnyDevil
Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: New Greg Howe DVD w. Tetsuo Sakurai and Dennis Chambers
Replies: 11
Views: 2542

Thanx for the tip - I haven't been to Greg's site in a bit. He's amazing!
by SkinnyDevil
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: beyond technique, on to expression
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Thanx for the kind words. I forgot that there is no sig line on these posts, so the interviews & site I mentioned (the "Guitar Gods" interview series on my site) can be found here: http://www.skinnydevil.com/GuitarGods.html Guitar Gods Interview Series { d r i v e . . . t o . . . e x c e l } Includi...
by SkinnyDevil
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: beyond technique, on to expression
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

The more technique you have on a given instrument, the more access you have to a variety of options to express yourself with a particular instrument. The more knowledge of music you have, the more options you have to express yourself with musical ideas. The more knowledge you have of sound creation ...
by SkinnyDevil
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: cool sound question
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

A simple delay will often yield the same results during a bend depending on the relationship between the speed of the bend and the speed of the delay. The delayed note "beats" against the original note, causing the bgrgrgrgrgr effect. That is one way to achieve it during a dive-bomb, when one can;t ...
by SkinnyDevil
Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Dave Weiner, Doug Doppler, Neil Zaza...
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Dave Weiner, Doug Doppler, Neil Zaza...

I figured a few of y'all might be interested in some of the recent reviews & interviews with Zaza, Doppler, Weiner, & others over at Tinfoil Music. So here are a few of the most recent: http://music.tinfoil.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1180 tinfoil.music - Doppler, Inc. - ''Nu Instrume...
by SkinnyDevil
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Notes can't connect
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Hmmmmmmmm...... sounds disconnected to you while you play it, or do you rcod it and listen back? I ask because I've heard this complaint from my students, but often if they record it and then listen back, it doesn;t sound as bad as they think OR it's easier for them to articulate the problem (so it;...
by SkinnyDevil
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Same ol' licks
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Here's a plan: Transcribe about 5 of the repetitious licks you find yourself leaning on, then reverse them. Yep, I mean learn & play them backwards. You might also try shifting the finger pattern up or down a note or two (diatonically, not symmetrically), which allows yuo to get more milage from the...
by SkinnyDevil
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: neil young in hospital
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Not a tumor, thankfully. An MRI showed "...a potentially fatal aneurysm..." and so he underwent brain surgery. The news stories all say the docs expect a complete recovery.

<...sigh of relief...>
by SkinnyDevil
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Mattias IA Eklundh
Replies: 18
Views: 4015

Amazing player. I got to interview him recently, which you can read here: http://music.tinfoil.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1071 tinfoil.music - ''GUITAR GODS: Mattias ''Freak Guitar' Eklundh'' Best quote: 6) Can you give a few tips to aspiring players? IA: Stay true to yourself. Let y...