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    The way I see it, is kind of a journey. ...

    The way I see it, is kind of a journey.

    Before you go on a journey, you have to plan. To get the most out of the journey ahead (metaphor for growing as a musician) you have to prepare and plan...
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    I tend to use my right hand for most of the...

    I tend to use my right hand for most of the muting. I use my fingertips as much as possible when playing riffs and solos so I can keep control over all the notes very easily.

    Sometimes, like...
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    I would say that getting the light touch is very...

    I would say that getting the light touch is very easy once you've played for quite a while. I've been playing for a few years and only recently tried to see if I could fret the notes any lighter than...
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    I now use the black Jazz IIIs rather than the...

    I now use the black Jazz IIIs rather than the reds. The black ones are slightly thicker and help with tone and speed.

    Generally, so long as the pick is grippable and is pretty thick I can use it...
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    Hmm, just going back to what somebody said about...

    Hmm, just going back to what somebody said about playing with a crushed wrist and long term damage it will do. I would assume that playing with a crushed wrist means playing with the wrist bent down....
  6. Mattblack -> ERIC ROCHE AWESOME!!!! Got one...

    Mattblack -> ERIC ROCHE AWESOME!!!!

    Got one of his CD's, fantastic acoustic and precussive player. Saw him play live in a small bar last year, talked with him for a bit after, cool guy.
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    Hahah, a fellow music GCSE person. How did it go...

    Hahah, a fellow music GCSE person. How did it go for you man? I thought the transcribing bit was pretty easy, if you looked at the score and listened to the music, you should have noticed that the...
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    A friend of mine told me a few months ago about...

    A friend of mine told me a few months ago about what he had heard Marty Friedman say. He says that you don't have to practice 10 hours a day to be good, you can practice for 2 hours a day and in 2...
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    Alice cooper - Freedom Would fit quite well...

    Alice cooper - Freedom

    Would fit quite well :D

    Its what I would play.
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    Yup, thats the vid. I suppose it would be a bit...

    Yup, thats the vid. I suppose it would be a bit disheartening to see Yngwie have a hard time playing it right before trying it yourself :D


    Keep at it, if he can do it, so can you. Just might...
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    Its all alternate. I have a vid of Yng playing...

    Its all alternate. I have a vid of Yng playing it, and at the end he shakes his picking hand like its on fire.
    I think even he has a tough time pulling it all off alternate.
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    Well, I think it was down to whipl@sshh having...

    Well, I think it was down to whipl@sshh having something important to say, quite what he was saying I don't know.


    Still, cool licks.
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    Well, from my personal point of view, a bit of...

    Well, from my personal point of view, a bit of both works best. Its good and very helpful to have some kind of small schedule, even if its only an exercise for an hour or so.


    I work on my...
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    What the hell happened here?

    What the hell happened here?
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    You obviously don't know that many players here...

    You obviously don't know that many players here then. Its not that hard. Its all about how you practice it, all it needs is time. A good few here could play it prefectly. I don't get what you mean by...
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    As Eric said, it should develop over time as you...

    As Eric said, it should develop over time as you play more and build your speed with normal exercises. However, if you get stuck at a certain speed sometime in the future, or decide you want to speed...
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    Cool stuff as usual. I was playing around...

    Cool stuff as usual.


    I was playing around with this kind of stuff the other day. Trying to find ways to connect a series of pentatonic licks. I found in the end that chords work very well as...
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    Hahah yeh, theres alot going on that many people...

    Hahah yeh, theres alot going on that many people just don't see. But then again, there are those players who simply just play and learn without thinking about the mechanics and have turned out to be...
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    Do you think an hour of 10 min bursts of...

    Do you think an hour of 10 min bursts of upstroked chromatics would be too much hahah? I wouldn't want to go and unbalance my alt p the other way hehehe.


    Thanks very much for this info, I will...
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    Its www.powertabs.net (http://www.powertabs.net)...

    Its www.powertabs.net and its awesome. Go under the search for Vai as an artist and then look at the workout. To view the files you will need to unzip them (unless you register) and you will need to...
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    What I use to build my strength is chromatics and...

    What I use to build my strength is chromatics and different variations. I basically make sure I do a solid hour of chromatics every day to keep my fingers strong and flexible, I also do an hour a day...
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    Well, it is played by Paul "fastest fingers in...

    Well, it is played by Paul "fastest fingers in the west" Gilbert, he always makes it awkward to copy his licks and riffs. :D
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    I found some nice little whammy and wierd noise...

    I found some nice little whammy and wierd noise stuff on Vai's site on the little black dot lessons.

    He talks about using the bar to create a melody like oRg said, sounds really interesting when...
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    Ahh good luck man, keep on twiddling, by the time...

    Ahh good luck man, keep on twiddling, by the time you come out, your fingers will be lke tree trunks, and you'll be able to blaze, really blaze.

    I so wish I could go there, its too much even...
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    Hmm... dunno, I kind found this trick where you...

    Hmm... dunno, I kind found this trick where you hit a harmonic (natural) and just dip the bar very widely in each direction, fast or slow, and if you time it right it gets this WEEEEE sound. Also, if...
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