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    The chord you're playing there is simply two...

    The chord you're playing there is simply two stacked D notes an octave apart... wouldn't you want to back it with a D5 power chord?
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    What Oakleaf said about not counting strokes is...

    What Oakleaf said about not counting strokes is more what I think of as well. To me, trem picking means speed picking as fast as I can, but there is a definite artistic touch to it.

    Alt picking...
  3. Thread: Innovative legato

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    Midnight by Satriani has inspired me to write...

    Midnight by Satriani has inspired me to write about a half different songs all legato...
  4. Thread: Legato

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    Try using that neck pickup. Personally, I like...

    Try using that neck pickup. Personally, I like the sound of picking the start of every descending triplet, i.e. pick every 3rd note starting with the first, which also gives it a nice accent.

    In...
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    Awesome post Kody. Couldn't have said it better...

    Awesome post Kody. Couldn't have said it better myself.

    Unhorizon, check out Jason Becker playing the caprice on youtube... should be around 160bpm, and even then, it sounds a little sloppy.
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    I'm well aware of the difference between tension...

    I'm well aware of the difference between tension and strenuous labour. I've experienced pain as a result of bad technique and have learned how to be rid of tension in my playing. Every guitar...
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    I really disagree on that, based on personal...

    I really disagree on that, based on personal experience. I can recall many times working on building endurance for long high-speed passages where I've felt the burn in both my picking forearm and...
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    Depends what you mean by pain. After a good...

    Depends what you mean by pain. After a good workout at the gym lifting weights, your muscles should burn and feel fatigued as a result of lactic acid buildup. Same thing goes if you are developing...
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    I really don't think you need a JP book to teach...

    I really don't think you need a JP book to teach you that intro. It's a pretty tough tapping riff that just requires a lot of practice and patience.

    The solo to this song is another story......
  10. Not a problem. I understand what you're going...

    Not a problem. I understand what you're going through and I have a single suggestion.

    Maybe about 4-5 years ago I thought I could play fast. But all my speed was at the mercy of my legato...
  11. Don't get caught up in the often inaccurate...

    Don't get caught up in the often inaccurate details of transcriptions. What's more important is knowing the song in your head and finding the feel for each riff. If you listen carefully, you should...
  12. Don't have much time to give a really in depth...

    Don't have much time to give a really in depth answer, but maybe a few insights.

    I know the solo fairly well, but I'm not familiar with the transcription. So pointers for specific riffs I can't...
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    Well, I think you've made a good point about...

    Well, I think you've made a good point about discipline. But why do you revert to unproductive playing? Maybe the "practicing" part of your regime is not keeping your interest, or maybe you are...
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    I just recalled a fragment of the "In the Name of...

    I just recalled a fragment of the "In the Name of God" solo by Dream Theater... it's 32nds at 130bpm (1040 notes per minute; equivalent to 16th triplets at 173bpm).

    So I stand corrected... trem...
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    16th triplets at 200bpm = 1200 notes per minute! ...

    16th triplets at 200bpm = 1200 notes per minute! I'm not sure anyone picks that fast, though by legato technique I'm sure it's doable. Can I ask what the point is in playing for straight speed and...
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    My metronome stops at 208...so I did a gradual...

    My metronome stops at 208...so I did a gradual tempo increase starting at 192 for a few days until it was a breeze at 208, then started playing along with the track. All the time, I focused on...
  17. Thread: Chops From Hell

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    If it were me, I'd stay away from Francesco...

    If it were me, I'd stay away from Francesco Fareri's stuff because I'm yet to be convinced that his shred playing is actually listenable. It's fast, but in my opinion, the licks sound awful...
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    spkenn, is your picking arm still hurting? if...

    spkenn, is your picking arm still hurting? if so, how?

    - a burning pain in top of your forearm is usually a good thing... it means you're working the muscles and building strength (and probably...
  19. Allow me to count the reasons why I bought a JEM...

    Allow me to count the reasons why I bought a JEM in the first place... and why every guitar since then has had 24 frets!
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    Yep, you've got that right. 6 notes per beat. ...

    Yep, you've got that right. 6 notes per beat. Same thing. I'm not sure if calling it a sextuplet is improper or not, but the standard seems to be calling it 8th/16th/32nd note triplets.
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    Thanks Sperzel. Yeah I really like this clip of...

    Thanks Sperzel. Yeah I really like this clip of Chris playing... and that's exactly what I'm talking about. The Romeo etude was the example I had in mind when I wrote the post.

    I'll see if I...
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    Totally fine. I'm not at all familiar with Speed...

    Totally fine. I'm not at all familiar with Speed Mechanics, but do know that Rock Discipline is a great tool for all-around development of shred technique.
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    Rock Discipline for beginners? Hardly. While...

    Rock Discipline for beginners? Hardly.

    While I do agree with many people on this site that there are better instructional videos out there, I do consider it an asset among my collection. There...
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    Hey Ken, I'm in Ottawa and yes, I've had a...

    Hey Ken,

    I'm in Ottawa and yes, I've had a good poke around chopsfromhell and I own Rusty Cooley's set. Great stuff there, but even with all the tab sites and guitar forums out there, I've yet to...
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    tapped string skipping arps & scales

    I'm looking for some good .ptb files with arps and scale fragments arranged for tapping. Things like arps arranged in 3nps string-skipped format Michael Romeo style, etc.

    I've tried making some...
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