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


Dec
3
comment How do I write good tablature?
+1 Its also handy to have a notebook hanging around to note your ideas
Nov
16
comment Does Acoustic Blues Guitar Require Use of a Thumb Pick?
As you said there is no right answer to this question, as with many such things. This is just another option. I would still advise fingernails when hybrid picking also (thumbpick/plectrum and fingers).
Oct
19
comment How do you express the key of a song in tablature?
+1 Nothing to add
Sep
21
comment Why does the D string in a guitar breaks so often?
+1 this is pretty much what I would have answered, I also never break strings. Technique is a factor, however - poorly built/cheap guitars often have such problems out of the factory.
Jul
2
comment Incorporating modes in solos
Im going to answer this but in the meantime - check out these videos google.co.uk/search?q=dave+weiner+youtube+modes. (As i have mentioned on other questions they will help you understand how to use modes.)
Jun
28
comment Do music students find practice journals useful?
I think a schedule similar to this would be useful to you. theguitarsuite.com/Guitar-Practice/Practice-Schedule.html
Jun
26
comment Music education audio lessons
@Brian - If you want to buy the course, now is the time, 70% off thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=700
Jun
24
comment Why are there twelve notes in an octave?
In addition to some good answers here - this book provides a fairly good explanation amazon.com/dp/0962949671/?tag=stackoverfl08-20
Jun
20
comment What are some common jazz chord progressions?
@Ben - example of a similar and inherently answerable question. music.stackexchange.com/q/1024/149
Jun
19
comment What are some common jazz chord progressions?
@Ben - "improvising" - The question has some substance, the rationale would be that the op knows ii-v-i progressions and variations thereof, and would like to progress from that and add something more to his playable repertoire. The goal obviously isn't that apparent and could be worded much better, but its there nonetheless. This question doesn't qualify as a "blatantly off-topic question", therefore it shouldn't have been closed, at least not without some flags or general community disagreement.
Jun
19
comment What are some common jazz chord progressions?
@Matthew - I never said it was a good question, however, I do think its an acceptable one. The op is not asking for a list of chords, he is asking for Jazz chord progressions which are not variations of ii-v-i. This is an answerable question, that some people would find useful. Also is there not supposed to be at least some community consensus before 'borderline' questions are just closed, IE: a flag or two on the question?
Jun
18
comment What are some common jazz chord progressions?
This question shouldn't have been closed. Voted to reopen. Perhaps could do with an edit to remove the "Is the answer.." bit, but the op is clearly asking for common jazz chord progressions which are not variations of a ii-v-i.
Jun
17
comment Do distortion pedals work well with tube amps? Or should I use a tube screamer?
No probs, sounds like a similar setup to mine, the SD-1 is truly a bargin :)
Jun
16
comment Most important musical concepts for writing songs on acoustic guitar
I think the circle of fifths is something you would find helpful, check this answer out music.stackexchange.com/questions/1809/…
Jun
15
comment Guitar scales further up the fret board.
No probs, glad to help
Jun
15
comment Useful tuning for 7 or 8 string guitars
Just to note - B gives you the forth, but dropping it to an A has the same effect as dropping your E to D on a 6 string (one finger power chords, easy 9ths etc).
Jun
14
comment Guitar Amplifier (Head versus Combo versus None)
Also worth a look are some of the free VST amps around - shred is one of the better examples of this acmebargig.com/product/shred
Jun
14
comment Guitar scales further up the fret board.
Never mind!
Jun
14
comment Guitar scales further up the fret board.
-1 This doesn't answer the question in the slightest - the op has specifically asked to learn how to extend the scale (A minor pentatonic). Telling him something as broad as - You need to learn music theory doesn't come close to answering the question. this is a comment at best.
Jun
13
comment Are Hanon exercises mindless unmusical repetiton or a great way to develop finger strength and dexterity?
Some of the Hanon exercises can be found here: hanon-online.com -