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Guitarist in Metal bands 'Crimson Ruin' and 'Not Above Evil' http://www.notaboveevil.co.uk


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comment Any way to practice using the very tip of your pinky?
No probs, hope it helps.
Jun
11
answered Any way to practice using the very tip of your pinky?
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11
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awarded  technique
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Jun
10
comment Do distortion pedals work well with tube amps? Or should I use a tube screamer?
Top drawer - I generally just twiddle knobs until it sounds good :).
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answered Is it acceptable to move hand position while practicing scales on guitar?
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10
comment Do distortion pedals work well with tube amps? Or should I use a tube screamer?
@Markus - The HT1 is a little animal of an amp for 1 Watt, best practice amp you could get for low volume IMO, and awesome tone for recording though the emulated output. WOuld be interested to know how long the valves last
Jun
9
comment How can I improve my playing of faster finger runs?
I know it sounds odd, but make sure your eating properly and other similar stuff, I'm not a pianist but I know my technique suffers(and i feel tired) if I don't eat well for a day or two. Also make sure your properly warmed up before you play the piece and have periodic short breaks away from your instrument, stretch during the breaks if you think it will help your shoulder.
Jun
9
comment Music education audio lessons
@Brian you might want to go the used route: amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0942542908/…
Jun
9
comment Music education audio lessons
I have listened to it and it helps you to find a way to map note names to the tones eventually giving you aural recall (the ability to name sounding notes/chords by ear) - how much it helps is relative to how serious you take it. As is explained in the lectures, its a myth that you are born with Perfect Pitch, its something that is developed, those that develop earlier are usually those well involved in music from a very early age. Its totally develop-able during adulthood, the more experienced a musician you are the easier it is.
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answered Do distortion pedals work well with tube amps? Or should I use a tube screamer?
Jun
7
comment Where/When did the modern guitar originate?
@M. Werner: Wow, please don't tell that to the five hundred thousand or so Christian rock bands around now.
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Jun
7
comment Why is the piano such a commonly used instrument?
@neilfein - Awesome hadn't see one of those before.