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    No you are not getting old (31 is not old!). The...

    No you are not getting old (31 is not old!). The sound pressure level is high enough where it is affecting your inner ear, causing the dizziness and nausea. This is the same biological mechanism...
  2. Thread: Gear threads

    by Len H
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    Having read the posts in this discussion, I hope...

    Having read the posts in this discussion, I hope I didn't overstep my bounds when I replied to a post asking for opinions on a particular amplifier yesterday.
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    That is a really sad story. I hate to hear of...

    That is a really sad story. I hate to hear of anyone dying at such a young age, especially when young kids are affected. You have obviously been touched by a special person, and that is something...
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    Here is a link to a promo for Joe Stump...

    Here is a link to a promo for Joe Stump instructional video. The sweeping runs from 0:53 to 1:21; this really illustrates the importance of keeping a fluid motion with both the picking and fretting...
  5. Thread: Jimmy Page....

    by Len H
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    Getting back to the original topic, I think Eric...

    Getting back to the original topic, I think Eric made some very good points. I would add that Hendrix, Page, Beck, Clapton, Blackmore, and the other guitarists of that generation were essentially...
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    James Byrd "Son of Man" He used to have it up on...

    James Byrd "Son of Man" He used to have it up on his website for download (for free), but I just looked and it was taken down. You might be able to find it on Ebay or Amazon. A candidate for "best...
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    I remember a show on the Discovery Channel a...

    I remember a show on the Discovery Channel a couple years ago called "Big". One of the shows featured the building of the world's biggest electric guitar. I don't remember the dimensions of the...
  8. Thread: Jimmy Page....

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    That is one my favorite Zep songs, and also the...

    That is one my favorite Zep songs, and also the type of song Page does his best soloing. Unfortunately the video and sound aren't quite in synch on this clip. Back to JP, he can be quite sloppy,...
  9. Thread: pick angle

    by Len H
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    I just don't agree with holding the pick parallel...

    I just don't agree with holding the pick parallel to the strings as being the only correct way. Getting back to MAB, it is obvious that he does not hold the pick parallel to the strings. Take a...
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    I think picking technique is a very personal...

    I think picking technique is a very personal thing; just because one person has success with holding the pick a certain way doesn't mean it works well for everyone. I thought it was interesting that...
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    I agree that if a beginner wants to play electric...

    I agree that if a beginner wants to play electric they should start on an electric. I went through this dilemma about 30 years ago, and the suggestion was to go with an acoustic. I insisted that I...
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    That is a pretty general question, so I'll reply...

    That is a pretty general question, so I'll reply with a general answer. Neo-classical licks are based the style of classical violin, woodwinds, keyboards, etc, but applied to guitar. These do not...
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    I agree, go with whatever works for you. I would...

    I agree, go with whatever works for you. I would add that what works for you today might not be the answer 6 months or a year, or 10 years from now. As we develop our skills or go in different...
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    I'll agree with Phantom on this one; I will use...

    I'll agree with Phantom on this one; I will use either technique depending on the situation. I do tend to use economy for short bursts of speed, I favor alternate picking for longer passages since...
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    As long as it works and you have no problems...

    As long as it works and you have no problems playing this way, why change it?
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    When you start playing something new, force...

    When you start playing something new, force yourself to begin the phrase with an upstroke. You will notice it feels very different, but this is a good way to break the downstroke dominance that we...
  17. Take a look at www.looknohands.com. It has...

    Take a look at www.looknohands.com. It has scales, chords, and alternate tunings...
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    Where have all the solos gone? Follow the money....

    Where have all the solos gone? Follow the money. Record companies are more concerned with A) Getting radio airplay, and they feel that adding time to a track for guitar or any other solo decreases...
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    I think Poparod is on target with his comments. ...

    I think Poparod is on target with his comments. When playing something slowly it is important to play it with the identical technique as you would at full speed. It is so common to watch someone...
  20. Thread: strings

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    I don't understand why you can't cut off excess...

    I don't understand why you can't cut off excess string once it is secure on the guitar and tuned to pitch. To stretch a new string, reach underneath it near its midpoint and pull upward away from...
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    I agree with Yux that it looks like you are...

    I agree with Yux that it looks like you are putting a lot of tension in your left hand by flexing your wrist so sharply. Is your wrist as tense as it appears on the video clip? If it is your...
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    www.thegearpage.net

    www.thegearpage.net
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    Yep, Jan Akkerman on guitar...their hit was...

    Yep, Jan Akkerman on guitar...their hit was "Hocus Pocus" a mostly instrumental jam with some yodeling mixed in. Akkerman was quite an impressive player. Sorry that I don't recall any of their...
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    Also, as you become more proficient as a...

    Also, as you become more proficient as a guitarist the pressure applied to fret notes decreases to where you press down just hard enough; beginners almost always press down excessively hard. The...
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    The great upside of music is that it doesn't beat...

    The great upside of music is that it doesn't beat your body up like so many sports do. Where it is true that there is a pretty small window of opportunity for an athlete, for a guitarist as long as...
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