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moving into new territory technique wise....
on Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:26 pm
alright, so I have been shredding it up for years now, too many to remember, really. I have the tapping skills, even with two fingers on the tapping hand. I can not seem to grasp using more than two fingers on my tapping(pick) hand. I have been playing around with this for awhile now, trying all sorts of things, I am having a hard time getting it down, even at slow tempos.
So after all the internet research, hours spent experimenting and practicing, etc. I'm still having troubles.
Any of you out there have any pointers, tips, advice etc that helped them get past the point I am at? I don't expect to master the eight finger stuff, nor do I have any need to step into virtuoso player territory, I am happy with the shredding I can do. How ever as a player I am always pushing myself into different areas, learning new stuff and while I may not use some of the stuff too much, sometimes I never find a need for it, I still find it beneficial and sometimes therapeutic to learn something new and step outside of familiarity.
That being said, any help to be offered?
Thanks for reading
Playing With A Metronome?
Ok guys I have some questions about playing with a metronome and time signatures. I've searched and found a few threads about it, but I still have a few questions.
When playing with a metronome I play notes in between the clicks right?
Like in Battery by Metallica the gallop riff is 190 bpms, Do I play the gallop in between the clicks?
Playing in different time signature changes how many notes are between the clicks right?
I might have some more questions later on but these few are the things I can't find anything about. So please help a brotha out
Down "Never Try" Tab?
on Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:57 am
Anyone got it? Its not on UG.
The song is Vendetta
It's pretty sloppy i know, and I'm actually not that happy with it.
But i want to know what you guys think about it.
Can someone criticize me, (for the better?)
Tell me what you think.
It'd make me really happy for someone to tell me what i did right or wrong.
simple technique Q's, power chords
Well I always try to find the easiest way to do things....usually it's just a matter of practice, but I'd like to ask you guys how you'd deal with this technique issue I've got.
It's a bit tough to describe...the issue is rolling your finger from a note on a lower string to one that is higher, yet on the same fret. I've had a tough time over the years with it, mainly from tabs...so I just try to transpose the lick to a higher (or lower) area where I can use a separate finger to play the second note.
It gets even harder when that second note requires some vibrato! I can easily fret the thing, just flatten the knuckle, but I find that I completely lose control over the vibrato unless I've got my fingerTIP on the note...not the fatty "fingerprint" area, which is usually what frets the second note.
Tab wise it looks like this:
A ---------10 vibrato-------
I'm usually using my first finger to do this.
When doing two note power chords, areas that play like this:
....I stumbled on the issue during the intro to The Trooper. I've seen it tabbed a bunch of different ways, sometimes only with one note (which sounds great if you have another guitarist to harmonize).
The issue is getting a CLEAN transition between the two chords..I find that I need to lift both fingers UP and over to sound the higher chord cleanly....if I 'cheat' and flatten the knuckles, I'm likely to still sound the lowest note on the first chord....which doesn't sound clean, and ruins the staccato effect.
Other than practice?
...seems like the simplest things can take the longest to figure out, consistently that is.
im looking for bandmates in the mansfield, MA area. im only in high school so i need people in that age group. i can play guitar and bass. i no almost nothing about music theory, and i cant read sheet music. but i would like to start a metal band, even if its just for fun. anyone out there willing?
sorry if i posted in the wrong forum
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Jeff Beck's Big Block
by Mr T
on Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:56 pm
Can anyone tab me the part from 1:40 to 1:43 in this vid?
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