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    Hope somebody can help

    Hello all. It's been a while since I've been on this site, as I completely gave up playing the guitar about a year ago. I've played inbetween, but there is just no passion for me to play it anymore....
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    Yeah, I was going to with my band at the time....

    Yeah, I was going to with my band at the time. Things were going really good after we got our CDs and photos done and we played gigs all over England but the commitment started getting me depressed....
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    I'm back - Again

    Hello! Hallo! Hej! BotÚvial! (Yeah, so I made the last one up...)

    Haven't been around in a while, but haven't touched the guitar in a while. Burned myself out so I did the sensible thing (for me)...
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    No, my car is in perfect condition thank you very...

    No, my car is in perfect condition thank you very much.

    *Cue tumbleweed*

    Nick
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    I have only tried playing guitar once whilst...

    I have only tried playing guitar once whilst intoxicated, and it was on stage. I flung the guitar around the back of my head to try and play my guitar solo mid-song and I almost tripped over the jack...
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    Awesome song. In fact, I recommend the entire...

    Awesome song. In fact, I recommend the entire Suspended Animation album (John Petrucci's solo instrumental album) because it's brilliant.

    Nick
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    Wishful Thinking by John Petrucci. Amazing. ...

    Wishful Thinking by John Petrucci. Amazing.

    Nick
  8. Thread: I wonder...

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    Ah, I just picked those out as examples from my...

    Ah, I just picked those out as examples from my own personal preferences. Each to their own, eh? ;)

    Nick
  9. Thread: I wonder...

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    Bringing it back on-topic, the original question...

    Bringing it back on-topic, the original question was regarding peoples thoughts on playing legato as opposed to picking.

    IMO although many players tend to lean towards one more than the other...
  10. Thread: I wonder...

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    And I don't like Allan Holdsworth. I respect his...

    And I don't like Allan Holdsworth. I respect his playing, but it doesn't fit my tastse. Does that make me wrong?

    It is not a matter of right or wrong. Legato and Picking are like Apples and...
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    Agreed. If it feels comfortable (ie. no pain, no...

    Agreed. If it feels comfortable (ie. no pain, no extra etnsion that what you would get from playing normally, aches, etc.) then there's nothing wrong with it.

    The thing I've found is, that with...
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    Black Stallion

    Recently got to hear the song "Black Stallion" by Jason Becker/Marty Friedmann.

    Wow.

    Now I've only ever heard their technical stuff, and added that the name "Black Stallion" sounds quite...
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    I might be. My office also has a strict, "No...

    I might be. My office also has a strict, "No Wailing Guitars" policy that we have to adhere to, hopefully yours is a little less strict. ;)

    Nick
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    "Rule #7" on it's own just like that, sounds...

    "Rule #7" on it's own just like that, sounds really creepy and foreboding.

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    The scream of the cold wind tortured my ears as I pushed through the snowstorm. My captors were close on my trail;...
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    Unlike the noisier storms, I have to thank this...

    Unlike the noisier storms, I have to thank this one for having the generosity to not wake me up in the middle of the night. :p

    Happy Birthday!

    Nick
  16. Thread: Can I sing?

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    I'm sure he didn't write it with getting a...

    I'm sure he didn't write it with getting a 'reward' in mind, but well, the 'reward' will definately be an added bonus. :p

    Nick
  17. Thread: Can I sing?

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    Provided you sing in tune, I don't think it will...

    Provided you sing in tune, I don't think it will matter at all what your voice sounds like for something like this. You play a song you wrote for your girlfriend and sing in tune, it won't matter if...
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    That's the way I've been doing it because it's...

    That's the way I've been doing it because it's the way that feels most comfortable for me, and it sounds a lot better to me than when I use the fleshy part of my fingers. The problem is, that I'm...
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    Strumming chords with fingers/hands

    Anybody have any pointers or advice for strumming chords with fingers or hands at all? I have recently been playing a ton on my acoustic, and practicing my fingerstyle, and I'm looking to incorporate...
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    Yea, that's what I was thinking. Looked at the...

    Yea, that's what I was thinking. Looked at the syllabus and it's not all that taxing until it gets to the top echelons of the grades. I'd probably be able to go straight in at one of the slightly...
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    Because of the materials that those plectrums are...

    Because of the materials that those plectrums are made from, and the fact that you're most likely using metal strings on your guitar, naturally, the picks will eventually wear/deform with use,...
  22. Thread: Chromatisism

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    Some awesome licks there Eric. ;) You might...

    Some awesome licks there Eric. ;)

    You might want to check this thread out, "Chromatic Cronosphere", started by Los Boleros a while back: http://www.ibreathemusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10040...
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    I have a powerball also. I do a lot of climbing,...

    I have a powerball also. I do a lot of climbing, so there is a lot of pressure in my wrists, and the powerball definately helps (at low speeds). Although that isn't why I bought the powerball. I just...
  24. Thread: Grades

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    Grades

    I'm just wondering if anyone is familiar with the grades scheme (I think it's only in the UK, not the US, though correct me if I'm wrong, I don't really know) for music, by the Registry of Guitar...
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    If anyone knows of any other 'golden' threads,...

    If anyone knows of any other 'golden' threads, post them here and I will put them into the list (with all credit due if you're wanting fame that much). :D

    And I'm looking forward to your latest...
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