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by MarkRobinson
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: technique troubles
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Actually.....muscle burn has nothing to do with it setting itself up for growth. Its just lactic acid and there's nothing about that substance that promotes growth. :) Anyway, thats besides the point. The burning is probably due to tension and may well be coming from somewhere other than your forear...
by MarkRobinson
Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Instructional Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

I may be biased since I write for them, but an up and coming site with some good lessons on it is www.alloutguitar.com not all lessons but some very useful stuff in there if you're prepared to dig a bit.
by MarkRobinson
Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How to play Steve?
Replies: 13
Views: 3444

Well....I reckon the best method is to try to play the stuff you want to play of Vai's and don't give up. :) Its perfectly ok to be working on five songs at a time, you'll get a good sense of his style then. As for the stretching thing, it has little to do with the length of your fingers and more ab...
by MarkRobinson
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Technique means everything.
Replies: 41
Views: 6545

You couldn't go wrong with a role model of Greg Howe then eh? Possibly Mr Kotzen too? I appreciate your take on rhythm and think you've actually hit the nail on the head. Mine SUCKS as does just about everybody's. I'm not saying it to offend anybody but I've been working in the guitar world a long t...
by MarkRobinson
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Question from Guthrie Govan's Book concerning pentatonics
Replies: 6
Views: 1797

Its something worth learning too and it will help your overall fretboard knowledge a lot...so put it into practice too.
by MarkRobinson
Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:35 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music College!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

I think Ricardo hit the nail on the head. It's the biggest stumbling block when it comes to turning pro.
by MarkRobinson
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Music College!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3693

From what I hear Leeds is actually really good. Especially if you're into Jazz.

ACM like Berklee? :shock:

I won't say anything. :D Are you enrolling for the degree or the diploma?
by MarkRobinson
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: chordtone help!
Replies: 30
Views: 6731

maj7 arps won't work I'm afraid, you want dominant 7's if you're going to use arps.... OR even better, take advantage of those sus4's....right you got F#7sus4 So in your chord you have F#, B, C#, E So we have the following for you to fiddle with B arps. Try maj and minor they will both work in their...
by MarkRobinson
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Does practicing licks improve overall speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 4111

In an indirect way yes. A useful way to think about it is like driving a car or playing a sport or something. If you learn to drive a car, you are at a natural advantage when learning to drive a lorry or something like that, despite it's different gearing system/weight etc because there are skills t...
by MarkRobinson
Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Regie Wooten
Replies: 9
Views: 2931

Just me who quite likes it then? :D I've always been fascinated by slap stuff though, been working on it myself since I started playing.
by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: favorite scale
Replies: 29
Views: 5603

Thank you sir! No not signed although I'm still holding the jury out on whether it's something I want or not yet.
by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: drum programming tips
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Yeah I had that trouble too. My early attempts at drum programming were devoid of any variations because I couldn't pick them up. One thing I found helpful was putting a bar on loop and experimenting with putting different sounds in at different points in the bar, or moving a hit to a different plac...
by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: favorite scale
Replies: 29
Views: 5603

I don't wish to start a fight because thats not what I do :D However, your last conviction is way out of line. Just a widdler with no true basis? I am a professional musician who has made a living from playing with working bands, transcribing, teaching and producing. I have a very strong basis acros...
by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: favorite scale
Replies: 29
Views: 5603

Well maybe... are you not also the person who was complaining about how much music theory there is? Perhaps you're viewing things in the wrong way as there really isn't THAT much to know. By understanding a few principles (notice I said principles, not modes, scales or anything else) you can derive ...
by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: drum programming tips
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Listen to the drummers in the bands you like. Figure out what they're doing and copy it. Bass drums are often repetetive but if you want to make it more interesting, listen to what those you like are doing....and those you don't. You may be able to morph it into you're own sort of sound.