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Musical terms exclusive to guitar

#1 Post by spawn2048 » Sat May 03, 2003 1:27 pm

Hi

I was just trying to explain to a friend of mine who plays piano what 'noodling' is. You know, when you just sit/stand there and play whatever comes into your head/hands and don't think about it at all. So, my question is, what strange terms are there that us strange guitarists have come up with that no one else in music understands? All I can think of at the moment is 'noodle' and 'widdley'

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#2 Post by Reaper » Sun May 04, 2003 8:12 am

trembalo...

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#3 Post by Nick. » Sun May 04, 2003 8:49 am

guitar :P :D

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#4 Post by Word » Sun May 04, 2003 8:55 am

I hope you're kidding, Reaper. ;) :lol:

Wanking(Yngwie playing over a blues backing track :wink: )

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#5 Post by ChickenScratch » Sun May 04, 2003 9:01 am

The obvious one, "sweep picking."

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#6 Post by greg » Sun May 04, 2003 10:53 am

economy picking, shredding, pinched harmonics, divebombs (I don't even use that one - I have a fixed bridge), 2 handed tapping (along with stick players), Kirk Hammett, Lloyd George, itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, pink elephants can fly etc etc

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#7 Post by Word » Sun May 04, 2003 12:03 pm

Rakes, string skipping, tap harmonics, warbles, humming bird technique, halfstep bends, wholestep bends, etc.

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#8 Post by Ant711UK » Sun May 04, 2003 2:04 pm

I liked the way Paul Gilbert compared the sounds of pick ups by saying one has more "Aaaaw" than another. I don't think non guitar players would have a clue what he's talking about.

I personally think the more "Aaaaw & Honk" the better. :wink:

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#9 Post by Mr. Canadian » Mon May 05, 2003 7:31 am

"Lizard down the throat" :?

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#10 Post by kettil » Mon May 05, 2003 8:34 am

WHAMMY!

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#11 Post by jmchambers5 » Mon May 05, 2003 7:12 pm

pick scrapes

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#12 Post by Josh Euston » Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:24 pm

Gargle, piano tapping, harp harmonics and axe murdering! :lol:

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#13 Post by Reaper » Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:01 pm

bar flutter

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#14 Post by Ekim » Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:43 pm

What the heck does 'widdley' mean?

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#15 Post by Reaper » Tue Jun 03, 2003 3:59 pm

Mr. Canadian wrote:"Lizard down the throat" :?


ummm... care to explain this? As of now, I can think of only one explanation, and it does not relate to guitar... :wink:

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