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by groom
Mon May 22, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: the weird places to learn techniques
Replies: 2
Views: 529

the weird places to learn techniques

it seems that many of the ways i learn techniques are from obscure songs. For example i'm gettting good at picking via mr gilberts version of "I feel love", my fingerstyle started with the mario theme and tremolo picking from the pulp fiction theme. Dont get me wrong i do use normal exercises too, b...
by groom
Sat May 20, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning Fretboards Notes
Replies: 51
Views: 13281

Complete crap. Fool yourself if you like. You should be learning the notes on your instrument and not on the internet. Remember what you are learning is not just visual - but also muscle-memory too. Think! How did Steve, Satch, even Segovia learn the notes? Not on the internet. without the internet...
by groom
Sat May 20, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Sweet child of mine (i smell a newbie)
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

alanguitar1 wrote:Stuff like 'eugene's..' are more hitting the notes since it is trickier fingerings to do fast. Sweet child- is more vibrato/bending. It's not tough to do, or do fast or anything, it's getting the vibrato's to fill the spaces.
for me it's the fast bit before the bends. i can do the rest fine
by groom
Wed May 17, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Question to Steve (or anyone) (I hope he reads it)
Replies: 21
Views: 5389

This is what I found out the hard way.. It's about how you use your time, i.e., the QUALITY of your practice routines, not the quantity. Do you use a metronome? Make sure everything is clean and in synch with no weird string noises? Do you know your scales, modes, chords, etc? Do you leave enough t...
by groom
Wed May 17, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Learning Fretboards Notes
Replies: 51
Views: 13281

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by groom
Wed May 17, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Sweet child of mine (i smell a newbie)
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Sometimes the "easiest" songs are the hardest. See, it's not just a question of strumming out some chords. You have to get the feeling, heart, and vibe into it as well. And that can be pretty darn hard....... :wink: that's the point i was making about everyone i've seen play it, they think it's too...
by groom
Mon May 15, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Sweet child of mine (i smell a newbie)
Replies: 12
Views: 3123

Sweet child of mine (i smell a newbie)

I know that this song is fast becoming teen spirit 2, but i've noticed that every band i've seen play it sound terrible during the solo. i have two questions. 1.is the first fast bittie quite hard or is it just me? 2.are there any other songs out there which sound overdone and easy, but are really m...
by groom
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Amazing grace
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Dude, it's the official Vai website, what do you think. i really think we should vote to let users in, like have a new users section and they can introduce themselves. then a week later we vote to decide if they should be made a full member. other forums i've been on do it and you get much less anno...
by groom
Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Flying In A Blue Dream
Replies: 17
Views: 3505

he was listening to the radio during a recording session for the album and decided to record it and put it on, by pure chance it fits perfectly. i want to know the way he does the feedback at the start. the exact notes i mean.
by groom
Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Anyone familiar with gradings?
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

satch boogie i'd say is a guaranteed 8.
sultans of swing is 6, eugines trick bag is 8, and air on a 6-string is 6 slowed down and 7 full speed, to give you some idea of Grading.
by groom
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: harmonic mixolydian (mode 7 of harmonic minor scale)
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Ah, so you're saying it could be switched into for a few bars to add a bit of interest, then switch to something else. now i'm starting to get it, thanks.
by groom
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: harmonic mixolydian (mode 7 of harmonic minor scale)
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

harmonic mixolydian (mode 7 of harmonic minor scale)

i dont know the actual name of this scale/mode, but it's the 7th mode of the harmonic minor scale and is like the mixolydian scale with a raised root. does anyone know where or how you would use it or any examples? the problem i'm finding is mainly the fact that it begins on the altered note of the ...
by groom
Mon Apr 17, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: An Interesting Idea...
Replies: 19
Views: 4311

i dont see why people get so annoyed with tabs, fair enough for dowloading songs but with the tabs you have probably already bought the CD with the song on it. you dont search for the tabs to a song you dont know!
by groom
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: why do i always sound hsit?
Replies: 10
Views: 2426

try playing an easy song, like another brick in the wall by pink floyd. learn the whole thing then try to emulate the "feel" of the song. this is much harder than it sounds at first. then take that feel and apply it to your own solo. i use that as an example but you could probably think of one. that...
by groom
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Powerful songs that make you grin and feel mighty!
Replies: 76
Views: 22284

Big Bad Bill wrote:Creep-Radiohead. That chord substitution in the chorus gives it that majestic vibe!
i have to agree with you there, that and the bends.