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by dzdncnfsd
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Teach a noob how to record...
Replies: 7
Views: 5774

Teach a noob how to record...

I've been playing for several years now, and I REALLY want to get some of my ideas down on tape. The thing is, I know just about nothing when it comes to recording music. Does anyone know of a decent site or resource where I could learn the basics (terms, gear etc)? I've been looking around, a coupl...
by dzdncnfsd
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Country ripping....
Replies: 10
Views: 7924

Country ripping....

I've really gotten into good ol' blazing country, such as the stuff from Chet Atkins or Jerry Reed. I want to learn to play this style as well as I can, but it's tough because it is so far away from the stuff I usually play (rock/metal). For instance, if any of you know the song Jerry's Breakdown, t...
by dzdncnfsd
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: metal riffs
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

metal riffs

I'm trying to tackle some good old fashioned, fast, chuggy metal riffs right now (the cool riffs through out damage inc. for example), but im having a hard time staying on time during the faster parts. I know practice makes perfect, but does anyone have advice on how to play fast, one string, metal ...
by dzdncnfsd
Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Math Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Math Rock

So...in my most recent obsessive music spells, I've started listening to the strange, complex vein of music out there bunched into math rock. Not really so much the angular, artsy stuff like King Crimson, but more just the unorthodox, but still accessible stuff...like Minus the Bear, or Primus, or M...
by dzdncnfsd
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Shepard tone
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Shepard tone

I was wasting my day on wikipedia as always, when I stumbled across this little nugget. It basically consists of overlapping a scale onto itself over and over, with each note of the scale getting louder and then quieter. it sounds very cool, but strange...a little disorienting...what do you guys thi...
by dzdncnfsd
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: tremolo picking
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

tremolo picking

From all the literature Ive seen, it seems that the "best" way to pick is to use the same technique for any speed. In other words, your right hand should look exactly the same when you are picking at 100 bpm or 1,000 bpm. That being said, does anyone here really maintain the exact same technique whe...
by dzdncnfsd
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: funk guitar tone
Replies: 5
Views: 4224

funk guitar tone

So Ive been working at learning funk guitar, specifically the chicka-chicka stuff you hear from the older chili peppers, or jamiroquai. My question is with the tone of this stuff. Im playing a strat, which does an ok job of sounding real brittle and thin like I want, but its not enough. What else ca...
by dzdncnfsd
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: picking like paul
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

picking like paul

So...as we all know, Mr. Paul Gilbert is one of the best pickers out there. I've watched a lot of footage of him playing, and there are a couple things I don't get though. For one, his right hand moves around a lot, even if just picking on one string. People usually say that you should keep the trav...
by dzdncnfsd
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: pc recording
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

pc recording

So, Ive finally saved up enough for my new laptop for school. The thing is, I really want to start recording some of my basic ideas with if I can, but I know very little (ok, almost nothing) about recording... That being said, can anyone (in lamence terms) tell me exactly what it is I would need to ...
by dzdncnfsd
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: help me learn a chord progressoin (radiohead)
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

I'm doing this memory, so I apoligize for mistakes...

I believe Karma Police goes something like...

Am Am/F# Em G
Am F Em G
Am D G C Am Bm D

Then the chorus goes

C D G F# x4
Bm D

The rhythm is very simple, but if you have any more questions feel free to ask...
by dzdncnfsd
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: bohemian rhapsody tab
Replies: 0
Views: 788

bohemian rhapsody tab

A while back, Guitar World had a tab transcription for Bohemian Rhapsody, with the piano arranged for guitar. Has anyone seen anything similar to this online? I mean, I know the chords and all, but I'd like to be able to reference all the arpeggios and runs and junk...
by dzdncnfsd
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Ear Training. Has anyone grasped it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3487

Although I dont consider myself that great of a guitarist, I find it very easy to recognize notes just from hearing them. The trick that works for me is keeping reference notes in my head. For example, when I hear an E, I know it's an E because it sounds the same (or very close to) the opening note ...
by dzdncnfsd
Thu May 25, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: computer recording
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

computer recording

The time has come for me to invest some money in a new laptop for school stuff, but Id also like to do a little home recording with it on the side. Nothing fancy or expensive, just enough to lay down basic ideas and tracks. I dont know too much about software or hardware for recording, so some kind ...
by dzdncnfsd
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: campfire songs
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

campfire songs

Im going camping with some classmates soon, and I was wondering if anyone knew any standard campfire songs to play while Im there. You know, simple folky acoustic stuff that anyone can sing with, like kumbaya...
by dzdncnfsd
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: dadgad
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

well, I take that back. Im not looking for just songs in dadgad, but just songs in that folky Irishy style that would be good for a beginner. It just so happens that lots of them are in dadgad.