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I'm a C++ dev and amateur web dev, severely influenced by GEB, Nassim N. Taleb, Thinking, Fast and Slow, and Dostoevsky. I like being nice to people.


May
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comment Why is it common to hammer-on a second note on the base string of a sweep-picking part, and is there a technique to playing it correctly?
Oh, and thank you for the refingering of the part; perhaps something to work on in the future, but right now it feels insanely awkward to do that 10-9-10, as opposed to rolling my ring / middle fingers across the fretboard.
May
1
accepted Why is it common to hammer-on a second note on the base string of a sweep-picking part, and is there a technique to playing it correctly?
May
1
comment Why is it common to hammer-on a second note on the base string of a sweep-picking part, and is there a technique to playing it correctly?
Further, in case this helps someone in the future, I notice that the more I focus on timing that "pick-up note" (the 3rd note of the six, if it's not clear) precisely, the more articulate the whole group comes out. Anyway, I'm constantly amazed by what human hands can do. Thanks!
May
1
comment Why is it common to hammer-on a second note on the base string of a sweep-picking part, and is there a technique to playing it correctly?
Hm, I think you're right! I just needed to "have some faith" (as helped by your answer) and dedicate myself to it, which I have been doing for a few hours now. I was afraid it'd be one of those things that might develop sloppily (e.g. blurring the hammer-on to make 5 eighth-quintuplets instead of 6 sixteenth-triplets) regardless of practice, unless helped by some technique. But I notice my picking hand is beginning to "think" of it as an emphatic note (embellished by the hammer-on) followed by 4 sixteenth-triplets, the first of which feels more and more like a pick-up note, which it should.
Apr
30
asked Why is it common to hammer-on a second note on the base string of a sweep-picking part, and is there a technique to playing it correctly?
Dec
22
comment What are the most important pieces of equipment for a beginning DJ to have?
@Shevliaskovic - I understand the question is still off-topic. I vaguely recall list questions being valid on SE if sufficiently constrained (i.e. to only a few possible answers), but I don't recall the the Meta.SE source. Anyway, do you think it'd be acceptable if I asked for types of hardware rather than specifics (e.g. "delay pedal" as opposed to "BOSS DD-20"), limited it to performing equipment only, and specified a generic price range (e.g. cheaper models do exist under $150)? If that's still not acceptable, then I understand; thanks for the consideration anyway.
Dec
22
comment What are the most important pieces of equipment for a beginning DJ to have?
Apologies to all for the delay—I'd been traveling. I do understand that the question had to be put on hold. @Kevin, your edit is brilliant! Such better expression than I could have come up with. Thank you.
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21
asked What are the most important pieces of equipment for a beginning DJ to have?
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accepted Learning drum parts by components (each hand and each foot) versus by timeslices
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asked Learning drum parts by components (each hand and each foot) versus by timeslices
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