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    Mick is right. It also depends on what...

    Mick is right.

    It also depends on what technique you want to work on. 'Speed' is not a technique. Speed is the by-product of perfecting as many techniques as possible!

    The key is to work on the...
  2. I'm not sure how picking harder will solve your...

    I'm not sure how picking harder will solve your problem. You need to look at the motion of your picking hand. Picking in an arc shape means the finishing point of your picking motion leaves the edge...
  3. I don't know if this is the same for everybody,...

    I don't know if this is the same for everybody, but it pick in a U motion, in that the natural motion of my hand moves in towards the string to pick and then away as the pick goes off. If I need to...
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    Not to mention, the guitar is a particularly...

    Not to mention, the guitar is a particularly flawed instrument when it comes to temperament. Technically, frets shouldn't be straight. They should be in a slightly different place for each string....
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    I guess that makes sense when applied to music in...

    I guess that makes sense when applied to music in the real world. Although I've always read a key signature as a general trend of the piece in order to notate as few accidentals as possible, rather...
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    So what if the piece featured raised 6ths and...

    So what if the piece featured raised 6ths and 7ths without exception? I understand that the key signature would still read G minor, but would the key not be G melodic minor?
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    Antony is right here. Flextones, yes music is...

    Antony is right here.

    Flextones, yes music is an aural art, however we are guitarists. I was explaining how we can translate that into our fingers more easily, by hearing music in patterns and...
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    Hey there Cedstick, welcome aboard! On the...

    Hey there Cedstick, welcome aboard!

    On the contrary, now is the best time to start looking at theory! Have a look through Guni's articles, perhaps starting with Intervals: The key to harmonic...
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    To build on what Obivion said, and perhaps what...

    To build on what Obivion said, and perhaps what would better be referenced to as 'muscle memory', you should try and learn common patterns in solos. For example, a player might be ascending in what...
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    Okay, both pretty angry bands. I can see what you...

    Okay, both pretty angry bands. I can see what you base your opinion on. Funny thing is, most people who are really into metal probably wouldn't like either of those bands.

    I'm getting pretty sick...
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    Sometimes I have to play standing up, because...

    Sometimes I have to play standing up, because sitting down with a guitar for too long gives me a dead leg!

    Seriously though, if you've got good posture sitting, then you shouldnt have any trouble...
  12. Thread: Neck

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    I think the main thing you need to be aware of is...

    I think the main thing you need to be aware of is not pushing yourself too hard. Always warm up, start off slow and make sure your hands and arms are good and ready before you start to do anything...
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    So, can we be more specific and name some bands...

    So, can we be more specific and name some bands here? I'm curious as to what bands form people's idea of 'metal'. It would be really hard for me to do, but I'd be interested to hear the views of...
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    This is the kind of stereotyping and generalising...

    This is the kind of stereotyping and generalising I was talking about. Every genre has it's 'blind followers'. Furthermore, not all metal has to do with aggression. Ever listened to Sonata Arctica?...
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    Is that a form of masochism? I belong to a...

    Is that a form of masochism?

    I belong to a whole subculture of people who like this kind of music. They are some of the most level headed, decent people you're ever likely to meet. From what I...
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    Bands like that often use an additional 5th in...

    Bands like that often use an additional 5th in the bass of their power chords to give them more.. well power!

    Try fretting a regular D power chord with the root on the 5th string. Now, fret the A...
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    That's similar to what's achieved in classical...

    That's similar to what's achieved in classical vibrato. Classical players, rather than rotate their wrist, move the finger slightly back and forth on the string. It makes a shallow vibrato that I'm...
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    What an odd thread. Kinda reminds me of that...

    What an odd thread. Kinda reminds me of that thread about backwards messages in Led Zep songs :D

    The metal genre covers every emotion, it makes you feel what you want it to.

    I found love in...
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    I second Dream Theater and Symphony X, although...

    I second Dream Theater and Symphony X, although I've never really been able to get into DT, especially not their latest album. Symphony X have been getting progressively (see what I did there?!)...
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    How come picks don't count as a gear thread? ...

    How come picks don't count as a gear thread?

    Anyway, I use the Tortez Jazz H3s. They're similar to Jazz III's (which I used to use) except theyre made of Tortex and dont have the annoying 3d logo....
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    Rock is a big genre! Perhaps you could be more...

    Rock is a big genre!

    Perhaps you could be more specific. What sort of bands/songs are you looking for? What exactly do you want an analysis of? Typical scales? Progressions? Arrangements?

    I...
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    Agreed, Guitar Pro is the best i've used,...

    Agreed, Guitar Pro is the best i've used, although I haven't used Tabedit.

    Guitar pro lets you create several simultaneous tracks and each instrument's part is notated seperately. Very useful for...
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys! :D Prodigal...

    Thanks for the warm welcome guys! :D Prodigal heir - I like it!

    It feels good to be back on here, the last time I frequented this place was a totally different chapter in my life, and it's cool to...
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    Hi Mouldiwarp, thats quite a list of gear you...

    Hi Mouldiwarp, thats quite a list of gear you have there. I myself have had a bad spout of GAS lately and came back here to set my priorities straight. I still check ebay for RGs every day though :D...
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    I'm just saying 3nps shapes are just a good way...

    I'm just saying 3nps shapes are just a good way of learning the shapes of the major scale. As i see it, it is the most practical and efficient way of playing the major scale in any position since it...
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