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by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: favorite scale
Replies: 29
Views: 5613

Its a bit like saying what's your favourite colour! They're all tools to make something grander. It's honestly been a while since I've thought in terms of scales...I am thinking a lot in terms of arps however at the moment in a quest to conquer some jazzier terrain. The staple one being a dominant 7...
by MarkRobinson
Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Books
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Both of Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar books will give you plenty of substance to get going with. They also point you in the right direction for self study which is good, I've been using them in my teaching for years. Rock Discipline is more like a series of articles and doesn't have the same conti...
by MarkRobinson
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Acoustic Guitars And Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

I don't plug my electric guitar in either. Play it unlugged 99% of the time. Honestly!
by MarkRobinson
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Bumblefoot Style file at alloutguitar.com
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

good stuff. In that case I'll do it for you (give this one time to digest first). Requests noted. :D
by MarkRobinson
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Acoustic Guitars And Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

I wouldn't call it "better". Useful for certain applications for sure such as improving note conviction, stamina, finger strength, picking articulation and such....

But would it be "better" for learning how to play a Mattia Eklundh solo? Probably not....(with a couple of noticeable exceptions.)
by MarkRobinson
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Bumblefoot Style file at alloutguitar.com
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Bumblefoot Style file at alloutguitar.com

Hi guys Thought some of you may be interested in this http://www.alloutguitar.com/education/lessons/shred/bumblefoot_style_guide It's not intended to be a full survey of all things BBF, just a quick guide to his whackier side. A dip your toes in if you like. If there's demand I'll do a part 2. Enjoy...
by MarkRobinson
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Damage Control and Bumble Foot
Replies: 12
Views: 3406

On that very forum there's a tab for the crazy little break in rockstar somewhere.....look in the swiss cheese section and you'll find it. The rest should be fairly easy to figure out.
by MarkRobinson
Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: I have just been rejected from a band..
Replies: 28
Views: 7292

This will happen to you millions of times throughout your musical carerr. Whilst people are wonderful......they're also not too. It's just life. You gotta smile at it. :D
by MarkRobinson
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Economy Picking
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

It's how I naturally play as well. Take advantage of its uses. Learn to alternate pick too though as that can come in handy.
by MarkRobinson
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Guitar Exam Horror!
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

Interesting. You're classically trained pianist at grade 4 doesn't know shit about theory. In fact, theory isn't required until they get to grade 5. He or she must have played the pieces they're to perform many times (a little like rockschool?) until they have the mechanics down to perfection. Then ...
by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Bogner ecstacy
Replies: 14
Views: 6497

I used to be very interested in these amps.....don't hear much about them now though.
by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: guitarists too good to be off the radar
Replies: 90
Views: 18492

Guthrie! :-D and Bumblefoot.
by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Think of sounds in your head.....put down the guitar and just listen and see if you hear anything cool. If something good comes up try and play it on the guitar. Works for me anyway. :-)
by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Cool Fusion, Greg Howe and Andy Timmons Tutorials
Replies: 1
Views: 856

All very nice stuff......did you ever get my email Owen?
by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Guitar Exam Horror!
Replies: 33
Views: 8298

RGT exams are hard. Comparitively much harder than the rockschool counterparts. It depends what sort of thing you're going for but I tend to put my students towards rockschool as it's just more in line with what most of them want to do. The chart reading is good for learning jazz but to prevail you ...