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    Not sure if I can help on mastering it. But for...

    Not sure if I can help on mastering it. But for how it is used, I like playing The Star Spangled Banner in B flat Major. Kinda' fun to throw out on the 4th of July.

    I like to look at the shape of...
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    Been mainly economy picking for the last 16...

    Been mainly economy picking for the last 16 years. Works pretty well for me. I can definitely see how alternate picking, once 'mastered' could be better in most cases for eliminating the oddity of...
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    I'll try to work on that, seems pretty cool....

    I'll try to work on that, seems pretty cool. Thanks for the post.
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    It's hard to believe the amount of information...

    It's hard to believe the amount of information that is available here. Enjoy it and welcome.
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    It's been a while...

    According to the forum, my last visit was 05-21-2006.

    So, yeah, it's been a while. I have been noodling with my guitars during the time I've been gone. But to be honest I haven't been training at...
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    I liked it. I'll agree it needs some more polish...

    I liked it. I'll agree it needs some more polish but it's far from horrible. But, yeah, sticking to strictly would be cool.

    It's been a while since I posted a clip here (or anywhere else on IBM...
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    Nice! Wish I could have seen that show. I've...

    Nice! Wish I could have seen that show.

    I've seen Eric Johnson live, and have to pretty much agree with everything you had to say about him. He's a great guitar player, but he needs to stop...
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    I'm back for more

    I don't know if anybody remembers me, but I'm back. I've been working hard (at work) and spending my free time with my other hobby, my car.

    I haven't been practicing much at all. On some occasions...
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    Okay. I got the G3 In Tokyo DVD last night w/...

    Okay. I got the G3 In Tokyo DVD last night w/ Petrucci and I was perfectly content up until the jam. Umm, is it just me or is Petrucci's amp mic turned off during the jam? I could BARELY hear him...
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    I'm with Malcolm on this one. Gersdal's idea...

    I'm with Malcolm on this one.

    Gersdal's idea for one on comping sounds good too.
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    Thanks, John. I'm interested in hearing more...

    Thanks, John. I'm interested in hearing more about it as you progress.
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    One thing I noticed about most players who have...

    One thing I noticed about most players who have never had formal training (including myself up until a few years ago when it *clicked*,) is that they would press down way too hard on the strings with...
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    Good tip, bdemon. Being familiar with all that...

    Good tip, bdemon. Being familiar with all that helps.
  14. I don't think the average girl would be more...

    I don't think the average girl would be more impressed with the technique than the message. You know? It's not like she's going to say "beautiful arpeggio at the end!"

    Most women are all about...
  15. Nothing works better than a song you wrote...

    Nothing works better than a song you wrote yourself, if you can write lyrics/poetry and a chord progression to go with it. Just another idea on the table.
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    Yeah, even if she is blurry is both pics....

    Yeah, even if she is blurry is both pics. Somethin' cute about her anyway.
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    Welcome! A lot of good information on both the...

    Welcome! A lot of good information on both the main site and the forum. There are plenty of people with a wealth of knowledge here... don't be hesitant to ask any questions if you need to.

    See you...
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    Welcome to iBreatheMusic! This is definitely the...

    Welcome to iBreatheMusic! This is definitely the place to get your questions answered. While I am hardly the guy to be asking questions here, I'll do my best.

    By flat, do you mean the notes are...
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    I feel very lucky that I have these moments...

    I feel very lucky that I have these moments frequently. And I finally figured out what I was doing to help make it happen:

    I keep my secondary guitar at my apartment, which has a slightly higher...
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    The above replies are spot on. You might be able...

    The above replies are spot on. You might be able to manage Aeolian and make it fit too. Like UFO's "Doctor, Doctor"

    Another thing you can do is alter the 'feel' of the solos in a few different...
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    Everything you need to know to set up a solid...

    Everything you need to know to set up a solid body guitar (including intonation)

    That should do it!
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    Are the strings the factory strings or are they...

    Are the strings the factory strings or are they old? If they are, you may just need to change strings.

    A great place for gear discussion is www.thegearpage.net

    Hope that helps.
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    Not a bad idea. I'm an alumni at the local...

    Not a bad idea. I'm an alumni at the local college, and the bookstore checkers know me well. Thanks for the tip.
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    Lung capacity? Hey thanks for the useful...

    Lung capacity?

    Hey thanks for the useful information guys, I really appreciate it.

    Yeah, live, any more tips you have are more than welcome. I want to make sure I don't develop any bad habits...
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    If you think he's really good and he's mastered...

    If you think he's really good and he's mastered the art of playing violin. Then by all means call him a virtuoso if you so choose.
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