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hello tony p here i need a few good lead chops to learn. i would consider myself to be an excellent rhythm guitar player. i have been bustin my balls for 15 years to do so. and i know some penatonic scales and penatonic scales with extensions and .some blues scales. and i feel my speed is up to par on those types of scales. i can run the neck in those scales up and down all day. up down from the first fret to like seventeen. BUT MAN IM READY TO SHRED. lead never really interested me untill about 2 years ago. and being pretty much self taught, ( i had a teacher for like 8 weeks or so). and coming from a family of guitar players who dont shred . im f#$&ing ready. anybody with any suggestions would be great to get me started. i can read tab and play most of my favorite bands leads. but some of dime bags shyt is crazy. the domination solo took me like 2 days to learn where he was going and 2 weeks to get my speed up to par. i think that if i had some scales to practice on that maybe i could get faster at learning on getting some of my bands shyt down. dime is truly my favorite guitar player 2nd would be james hetfield . but i get tired of just playing rhythm i want to do both. well i hope one of you guys can put me in the right direction.
HOW DO YOU GUYS START IN THE MAKING OF A SONG
Well i was sitting here and just wondering how you guys write your own songs and material like when your writeing your own songs would you write the lyrics first or do the instrumentals first cause usually when i wirte a song i usually write the instrumentals first and then the lyrics and i kinda have trouble doing it i think maybe i might n oot be good at writeing lyrics or jsut the fact that it doesnt seem right so yeah give me some advice please guys and tell me what you guys do =]
Machine Head Guitar Pro tabs needed
on Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:38 am
And not sheet music, I prefer Guitar Pro tabs.
And most preferably correct ones. I can't find them on the net, so I ask you guys, 'cause you mostly got everything.
I need Violate most of all, but everything else is more than welcome!
How do you Incorporate Solo's into your song?
on Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:48 pm
Hey, I was just wanting to know how all of you incorporate a solo into your song without making it seemed forced, or just random. What I do in some of hte songs ive written is just take the basic beat from the rhythym and feed off of that.... So if im doing some power coords I listen to their rhythym, and either use notes that compliment that, or ones that sounds similar but then move in another direction... I dont know, it can be hard to explain.
Why do players rake the strings to a solo part or run or whatever? if ya dont know what im talkng about Look when he does the walk solo, Ive really only seen two people do that my friend dave and dime.
Can anyone suggest some stuff to help getting started with learning lead?
Pantera Official Live Gear
hey , i was wondering what gear dime used when they recorded the official live cd. Like what pickup did he use dimebucker or bill lawrence? thanks.
Recommend some scales.
on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:03 pm
I've been tinkering away with the Harmonic Minor for a while now and im wanting to explore some different scales so i dont get bored of it. So my question; Which scales have the same sorta erie, dark feeling like the Harmonic Minor? I make lots of Lamb Of God-ish riffs so if anyone knows which scale they use id be grateful.
My Metallica Style track
on Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:05 pm
Let me know what you reckon.
(Backing CD is from a book; Giants of Metal)
EDIT: For some reason it isn't there yet.
Usually it's instant but meh, give it time
EDIT2: There it is.
Sore wrists, guitar induced??
Hi, I know that there's folks here who have experienced some guitar related wrist and arm problems.
I haven't gotten that far, but my wrist is getting quite sore (worst today), especially when I wake up. Funny thing, when I'm actually playing it's not so bad.
What's the risks? Am I ignoring something I shouldn't? Again, I don't 'really' hurt when I'm playing, but in the morning it's achy and stiff, and if I bend it forward at the wrist, I can feel it ache. My left shoulder 'falls asleep' almost every time I practice for over an hour.
Am I being foolish for not slowing down in my practice schedule? In a way I wonder if this is just a price to pay to practice as much as I do, my schedule is this:
Over the last month (I've had some time on my hands!) I'm averaging 2 and a half hours everyday (I log everything, time it with a stopwatch, really meticulous...hahaha!).
I warm up 20 minutes, then do modes for 30 min, alterate picking exercises at different speeds for 1 hr and 15 minutes, and then scales for another 35 minutes. (I do take a few minutes here and there to stretch the arm, wrist, shoulder between exercises)
Like I said, it's the first time in months where I'm doing this EVERY day, and it's taken a month to get to where the wrist is beginning to really concern me. But I've been seeing real improvements in my playing, hence the reason I don't want to change my schedule.
Any help guys?...sorry bout the log-ass post!!
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line 6 rifftracker drums
on Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:32 pm
hey,does anyone one know of a good site where i can download drumtracks for my rifftracker cuz line6 has stopped them and im starting to cravings
to do covers and the presets wont do all the songs im wanting please help
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