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  1. Check for the location that the string is...

    Check for the location that the string is breaking. It may be different on each guitar. I bet most of them are breaking at the bridge...

    Switch over to Graphtech saddles and you'll never break a...
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    That is some very odd logic. :) C to A - that's...

    That is some very odd logic. :)
    C to A - that's a minor 3rd and generally very pleasant.
    C to D - a whole step. play them at the same time. not quite as pleasing as a minor 3rd.
    Tritone......
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    Early morning works for me. Sometimes it is the...

    Early morning works for me. Sometimes it is the only free time when you have kids... I don't need to sleep much, usually 5 hours is enough.
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    Poll: It takes time and practice. I'm in a cover band...

    It takes time and practice. I'm in a cover band and have been for many years, so I need to know around 100 solos (and whole songs...) at any given time. After 20+ years of playing and gigging I...
  5. If it is any consolation... this happens every...

    If it is any consolation... this happens every day, 1000's of times. It is important that you realize the gravity of the situation and I'm glad you do.

    In the future, you have to be prepared! ...
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    Russ, it's the same show! I think...

    Russ, it's the same show! I think...
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    Rockstar Supernova?

    Is anyone watching this? rockstar.msn.com has all the performance videos from each week archived. The house band is amazing.
  8. Try play the octaves with index and pinky. Use...

    Try play the octaves with index and pinky. Use your middle finger to mute the lower string, and your ring finger to mute the "middle" string, and the bottom part of your pinky to mute the higher...
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    Priorities change. I think it happens to...

    Priorities change. I think it happens to everyone. I recently had about a 5 year run where I played quite a bit. I didn't get my super 80s chops back but I had fun. BUt this summer I have barely...
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    Van Halen... just listen to Fair Warning or...

    Van Halen... just listen to Fair Warning or 1984. phrasing, tone, you name it. pretty much anything through 5150 is out of this world. his timing is unique and unpredictable.
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    I think playing something well, even if it is...

    I think playing something well, even if it is easy, is more important than trying to play something hard and messing it up. Nobody wants to see someone struggle... ;)
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    check out his instructional video(s). Plus learn...

    check out his instructional video(s). Plus learn Mr. Scary. He's more of a pattern guy, not so much a pure scale person. You'll see this in his instructional videos.

    Start lifting weights...
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    Practice :) The Master of Puppets riff is...

    Practice :) The Master of Puppets riff is perfect. Set the metronome to a speed where you can play it for 5 minutes straight. Tomorrow bump it up 5 bpm. Keep doing this until you "hit the wall"...
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Nuno changes the solo...

    I wouldn't be surprised if Nuno changes the solo a bit since it is a very old song.

    The guitar mag tabs was relatively accurate. There is some oddity with the transitions between the first two...
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    I pick the Surfing lick and hit the whammy with...

    I pick the Surfing lick and hit the whammy with my palm. It took about 30 minutes of hard work to figure how to mute it (on a strat bridge too, no floyd rose). Just experiment, and use all the...
  16. Thread: Hybrid picking

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    It's another tool in the toolbox. For most...

    It's another tool in the toolbox. For most people it doesn't replace anything, but it sure does open up a lot of doors to interesting musical ideas.
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    but remember, rock & blues guitar is different...

    but remember, rock & blues guitar is different from just about any other genre. the jazz guys were blazing like Eddie or Yngwie in the 60's. you just don't know about it yet...

    and as zakk...
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    There have always been chops monsters. Rock...

    There have always been chops monsters. Rock guitar was relatively late to getting any real technique. Jazz guys have blazed for years and years. Heck, Chet Atkins was sweeping arpeggios in the...
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    In general, hitting the 3rd or 7th of the next...

    In general, hitting the 3rd or 7th of the next chord is an easy way to play the changes. Those two tones are really define the tonality, so that's a great way to nail the change. A good thing to...
  20. Thread: Ear plugs etc?

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    Yes, Etymotic are the way to go.

    Yes, Etymotic are the way to go.
  21. Thread: Ted Green

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    Joey, search for Ted Green on the forums and...

    Joey, search for Ted Green on the forums and you'll see his name come up a lot.

    He was a great teacher, very knowledgeable, and he had an elegant way of sharing his knowledge.
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    Music is about sound, which requires hearing. To...

    Music is about sound, which requires hearing. To be a good musician, you must develop your ear. Most of us that started in the 80's didn't have tab or internet-style resources. We had to learn by...
  23. BB King is on the cover. It's a blues special. ...

    BB King is on the cover. It's a blues special.

    For muting, I use my index finger like you mention, covering the high E and D.

    I use this a lot in blues solos for tremolo picking diads. It is...
  24. Great question! I saw that song in the new...

    Great question! I saw that song in the new Guitar 1 mag this month. I worked that out in the early 90's... hard to believe it was 15 years ago!

    Vai had a lesson thing where he said he practiced...
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    I've done Pachelbel's Canon in D for the march...

    I've done Pachelbel's Canon in D for the march down the aisle. That's always a good one.

    You don't have much time so you'd better find something quick. You need to be able to play it in your...
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