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by j3
Thu May 22, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Memorizing the different Greek Modes
Replies: 23
Views: 8969

Re: Memorizing the different Greek Modes

I've been playing guitar for about 2 years now and I wanted to start learning the greek modes. I got a little discouraged because it's so much stuff, so many different patters... So my question is, what approach I should take to memorize them? Plus, do I memorize all the notes from all the scales? ...
by j3
Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Euegene's Trick baaarrrrggggggghhhh !!
Replies: 97
Views: 41158

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjNH_MtgRYc&feature=related The sound is crappy on this one, but the fingering is interesting--he's all over the place and not necessarily using the minimal movement but he's definitely got it under control. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X50NM4YuNus&feature=related or...
by j3
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: how do i learn to use my baby finger while playing guitar?
Replies: 14
Views: 4789

Start slow, maybe 60 beats per minute (240 notes/minute). Practice 10 min/day, about 3 minutes each of the following permutations(all hammerons/pulloffs) Try to excercise precise posture and use as little force as possible to achieve evenness of each note (with accent on the first). You'll probably ...
by j3
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Picking technique?
Replies: 30
Views: 10359

Eddie Van Halen manages OK using a pick between his thumb and middle finger. 8) Yeah but EVH would never be considered a fast picker-he's a legato man. George Lynch is the only fast picker I can think of who has an unorthodox way of holding his pick (he fans his other fingers out) http://www.youtub...
by j3
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: All those pentatonics
Replies: 19
Views: 6671

Re: All those pentatonics

c d e g a - 2 2 3 2 3 - M2 M2 m3 M2 m3 – Major Pentatonic scale c d f g a# - 2 3 2 3 2 - M2 m3 M2 m3 M2 c d# f g# a# - 3 2 3 2 2 - m3 M2 m3 M2 M2 c d f g a - 2 3 2 2 3 - M2 m3 M2 M2 m3 c d# f g a# - 3 2 2 3 2 - m3 M2 M2 m3 M2 Have to say, I find the spelling of these a little awkward. I would have ...
by j3
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: REVIEWS: 08 SEP 2007 - TEMPE, AZ
Replies: 17
Views: 14116

Re: Vai was bad, Marquee was a ripoff

I saw Steve Vai play at the Marquee theatre. It wasn’t a positive experience. First off, the Marquee is nothing but an over glorified mosh-pit. To have to listen to instrumental art-rock music on a standing room only cement floor is torture. Second, Steve Vai was quite bad. Part of the problem was ...
by j3
Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Check this out (What does it mean to be in tune?)
Replies: 31
Views: 15621

Actually cents also use logarithmic structure For easier comparison of scales, we may refer to pitches using cents, which is a logarithmic scale with 1200 cents to the octave. To convert between the two, use the formula c = 1200 * log2r , where c is the interval in cents and r is the ratio of the t...
by j3
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Check this out (What does it mean to be in tune?)
Replies: 31
Views: 15621

Re: Check this out (What does it mean to be in tune?)

Lately I have been researching tuning systems and why do we hear things the way we do so I would like to share this little cool site with you. It is too big field so it would be kinda hard to write it in one post so who`s interested check this out http://www.ppexpressivo.co.uk/ More here: http://ww...
by j3
Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Euegene's Trick baaarrrrggggggghhhh !!
Replies: 97
Views: 41158

i personally refuse to believe that Vai can play this live, even when he played it live in Korea he skipped the arpeggios and went to the distored part. I'm sure he played it on the Crossroads movie, but not at that tempo. I think some studio magic had a hand into how great and harp-like it sounds....
by j3
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Euegene's Trick baaarrrrggggggghhhh !!
Replies: 97
Views: 41158

This is about as good as i can get the fast part for the moment..another 10 years and i might just crack it.. :lol: http://www.zshare.net/audio/296779286e7c80/ The reason you can't play any faster is because you're picking too hard and too deeply . Relax the left hand as well as the right. Go throu...
by j3
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: For people who transcribe
Replies: 28
Views: 8071

Playing note for note is wrong in my book. I say that it is okay to play what you think you heard and go for the vibe of the thing. Most things cannot really be transcribed anyway. Notation is too much of an abstract for real performance practice. Sometimes a persons limitations in ear-training/ se...
by j3
Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Finger problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2383

Thanks for the exercise!!! But I can't do it very well... I have to move my hand a little to make the 3rd finger go where I want to... start at the 10th to 12th frets and move down until you can't reach without moving your left hand, then go up one fret and practice that every day, moving down a fr...
by j3
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How does steve avoid string breakadge
Replies: 26
Views: 7735

Re: How does steve avoid string breakadge

I wonder what the sound of fire near the pickups will be...if any...looks like a job for mattias eklundh :P Also, get a string cleaning product, they keep strings from getting rusty, wich is probably the most common cause of stringe breaknessness. using the right string gauge is also useful, thinne...
by j3
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How does steve avoid string breakadge
Replies: 26
Views: 7735

Re: How does steve avoid string breakadge

Iv been fooling around with some steve vai technecs on the wammie and evertime i try i break strings failry quick. is there somthing he does to avoid this from happening. Steve help please :wink: You need to take your guitar to a luthier who specializes or is otherwise very familiar with a floyd-ro...
by j3
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: General lesson opinion
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

Know any friends/relatives that know a little bit about guitar, even if they can only teach him the basics like chords that's a start and better then paying the ripoff price of $30/hr. . Guyver Dio, Wait til you get a job in the real world and have to live off of 50-70% of $30/hr with a random numb...