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by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:29 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: MEMORIZING Tunes with intricate phrases and licks....
Replies: 15
Views: 3551

In my experience as both a musician and a teacher it all comes down to repetition and experience. There's nothing like playing something thousands of times (at least I'm not exagerating) to drum something in. Then it becomes second nature and it'll stay with you for many years. This doesn't work so ...
by MarkRobinson
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Multi Tapping
Replies: 22
Views: 4523

The one that sealed the deal for me was learning Ron Thal's Chopin interpretation. You get a good variety of multi fingered fun and I've been able to incorporate it into my playing better ever since.
by MarkRobinson
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: The Enigmatic Scale
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

NO NO NO! Sorry, just had to slow it down because it's off in the wrong direction here. It DOES have a 3rd in it. Enigmatic is: 1 b2 3 #4 #5 #6 7 For a song listen to "The Enigmatic" by Satriani. Very aptly named! Ok so lets break it down, chord by chord. We do this by taking the first third and fif...
by MarkRobinson
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Some theory questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 2620

Ok......there are a lot of ways to use them and using your ears will definately open you up to some of the more adventurous possibilities. However, there are some pretty standard applications that derive straight from Western harmony. 1. Ok. I'm assuming you know the major scale. Lets do it in C. Pl...
by MarkRobinson
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Nice Pentatonic spices
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Certainly sir. As far as I'm aware, Indian musical tradition uses Ragas rather than scales. These are musical forms, like melodies a bit like the modes except they're not a group of notes you can use in any order as such. You have to play within the form of that raga. Its quite a hard concept to gra...
by MarkRobinson
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Nice Pentatonic spices
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Read the topic on "What scales do you use". Just posted about the indian pentatonic scale which I'm really digging at the moment. There are a whole bunch of others too and they all sound nice/weird and wonderful.

Mark
by MarkRobinson
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: What scales do you guys use???
Replies: 3
Views: 942

All of em at times. :D It's kind of like asking a painter which colours he uses. You'll probably find there's a call for most of them at some point. Having said that you do get preferences, certain painters are known for being very vibrant as its their style. Vai is known for indulging in a fair bit...
by MarkRobinson
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Advanced phrasing and avoiding cliche(safe) licks...
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

I think the best way to start if you want to recognise intervals is by starting small and building up. Recognising pitch is a different matter, I can tell you roughly if its an E......some of the time, I don't have perfect pitch, but if you said "this is an e, then what is this note" I could probabl...
by MarkRobinson
Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: That anoying hiss when you're recording....
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Thanks guys. I'll give it a shot.

Mark
by MarkRobinson
Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: the hip hop and pop appreciation thread (open your minds)
Replies: 26
Views: 4983

Why don't some of you try listening to the Gorillaz. Wouldn't know how to describe them, Hiphop with a fusion of singer songwriting stuff and rap. There's some incredibly intricate arrangements going on there (no seriously LISTEN) far beyond what I've heard most doing EVER. The beats are also pretty...
by MarkRobinson
Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: That anoying hiss when you're recording....
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

That anoying hiss when you're recording....

Hi, Can anyone shed some light on how to get rid of that annoying hiss/humming sound from distorted sounds when recording? I have a humbucking Jackson and a Strat fitted with noisless pickups which are indeed noisless until I try and record with them. I've considered a noise gate but that seems to c...
by MarkRobinson
Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Advanced phrasing and avoiding cliche(safe) licks...
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

You basically need to train your ears to keep up with your fingers which is a life long process which begins when you really start thinking about it. Cliche'd licks come about when your fingers are doing the talking, not you. Good exercise by Bumblefoot. Play any four chords (random ones or a progre...