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Mar
19
comment Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
If I could play the melodies I sing and make up to riffs, I would be on the cover of every guitar rag! but alas, here I am. That's great advise though and have been trying to do that more and more. sing something, then try to play it. It never comes out exactly, but I get close. I do that with riffs a lot too.
Mar
19
comment Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
thanks, I do stuff like this all the time. It's the "using it musically" part that gets me sometimes. It's not like I CAN"T EVER write a decent solo, but I have to work at it very hard to make it right. and by now, 20+ years playing just guitar, I should be able to do it by now. That part really just hasn't clicked yet.
Mar
19
comment Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
I'm still reading you answer, it's long and I have ADD LOL.....anyway..I am trying to learn solos a lead guitarist I had threw down for my old band. blues licks, but the phrasing is superb and just has so much experience behind it they're hard to comp. link to tunes : bandmix.com/raintree_music the song "Don't Rock The Boat" is a perfect example of solos I CAN"T write myself but really should be able to now with 20+ years behind me. I wrote the chord progressions for those songs 10 years ago and played rhythm.
Mar
19
answered Up-down strumming when playing fingerstyle
Mar
18
asked Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
Feb
18
answered Bending a Harmonic
Feb
18
comment What does it mean to play in an 'arpeggiated' style on the guitar?
'tis it exactly!
Feb
13
comment Will learning to play another instrument help me to become a better guitarist?
I started music as a clarinet/Alto sax player and as a guitarist I have a better sense of melody and phrasing than I do for complex rhythms as I'm sure a once drummer would have on guitar. A drummer, I assume that begins to play guitar would be able to grasp the strumming faster than say scales and phrasing. Any body have that experience?
Feb
13
comment Will learning to play another instrument help me to become a better guitarist?
As a proficient guitarist and one time Sax player..the piano still scares me to death and have a hard time doing anything but throw my fingers down and try to make a cool sounding chord. I agree with the reply 100% I WANT to learn piano so that it will enhance my ability to grasp poly rhythms and chord interplay.
Feb
4
comment What can I build into my guitar and use the “tone pots” buttons to adjust?
this is the coolest mod yet!
Jan
30
answered What are some harmonic options for layering guitar lines while recording?
Jan
26
comment using multiple stereo effects
wow dude thanks for that answer! The current solution I have come up with does involve three amps and an ABY box. I need to look into the loopers and see what they are all about. that's a device I never really knew about and I'll look into it. Thanks again!
Jan
26
comment using multiple stereo effects
I'm going for a layered type of sound. The Digitech Whammy has a dry out jack, and I'm looking at a setup that will allow for an amp to come off both output from the whammy so that sounds like 2-3 guitars at once, plus accomodate stereo effects like a delay and chorus. I think I can do it as long as I keep the stereo effects to only 2. I just experimented using my little bass combo off of my stereo delay (TC Electronic Nova Repeater) and it sounds pretty good. Good enough for using it for stereo effects!!
Jan
24
comment What is the Difference between Maple and Rosewood Fretboards
Yeah +1 for Warmoth too! As soon as I get my tax return I'm getting my first custom guitar from there. Also to add, To me Maple vs. Rosewood is an esthetic choice. I have not been able to feel the difference. I prefer ebony though. I need to play on more maple fretboards to see if I can really tell the difference.
Jan
23
answered Selling my guitar
Jan
23
answered What is the I-vi-ii-V Chord Progressions?
Jan
22
comment using multiple stereo effects
I just want to be able to have true stereo effects with a minimal amount of amps to carry around. I have a snarling dogs ABY that does A&B. I'll give that a shot in reverse.
Jan
22
asked using multiple stereo effects
Jan
22
answered Quality Bass Effects Brands
Jan
22
answered Should I worry about painful fingertips?