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    I have that. Time Odyssey is another quite good...

    I have that. Time Odyssey is another quite good album by him, if you like that sort of thing.
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    Is Vinnie Moore really that old? I just picked up...

    Is Vinnie Moore really that old? I just picked up his album "The Maze." It's cool.
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    Lots of good advice here. I would add that you...

    Lots of good advice here. I would add that you can probably create a few exercises that work for specific techniques that would most likely translate to more than one line. For me the best thing is...
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    Tom Hess is a shredder - it's not surprising that...

    Tom Hess is a shredder - it's not surprising that he doesn't dig Nirvana, or that he considers his own music to be on a higher plane. Fortunately for the rest of us, he has a minority opinion on that...
  5. That's some pretty intense self-analysis, Russ....

    That's some pretty intense self-analysis, Russ. What software do you use to track that info?
  6. Thread: Serrana arrps

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    It sounds like you might be wearing the guitar...

    It sounds like you might be wearing the guitar too low.
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    As a wrist player, I've never been really clear...

    As a wrist player, I've never been really clear on what circular picking is.
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    To the OP - it's very important to come up with a...

    To the OP - it's very important to come up with a set of warm-ups that gets you up to your maximum speed. I usually don't start trying to hit the most difficult picking patterns until I've been...
  9. Thread: violining

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    Use plenty of delay. I've had best success...

    Use plenty of delay. I've had best success setting the pedal for one repeat and setting the mix so that the repeat is approximately as loud as the initial note.

    I've seen ebows come up a couple...
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    I'm no huge Zakk fan, but I have to say that his...

    I'm no huge Zakk fan, but I have to say that his picking chops have always been a lot better than the people that you mention, and he uses stretches that aren't simple 3 finger box positions(ie....
  11. Thread: Shawn Lane

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    I remember working at a record store, and seeing...

    I remember working at a record store, and seeing that we had gotten a promotional copy of Powers of Ten in the mail. I had been hearing Paul Gibert talk about him in interviews for a while, so I was...
  12. I see your point, but there is a minor fallacy...

    I see your point, but there is a minor fallacy here - obviously, the angle of your forearm changes by necessity, so it is unavoidable that you will do something differently on the 1st string than you...
  13. Thread: Inevitability

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    Hmmm...well, not to draw the thread off-topic,...

    Hmmm...well, not to draw the thread off-topic, but the question of instrumental virtuosity seems more or less academic to me. Of course, I'll grant the original point that players are becoming...
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    LoL @ Russ. One question/observation about...

    LoL @ Russ.

    One question/observation about this method- I'm not sure how most people approach their practice time, but when I start my daily regimen, I generally begin with 16th notes at a very...
  15. Thread: john petrucci

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    A couple of quick thoughts about this: First,...

    A couple of quick thoughts about this:

    First, I know what you mean. However, the thing that I think keeps the drama in Slash's playing, as compared to Yngwie or Petrucci, is the general sense...
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    I don't even know how to respond to that, but...

    I don't even know how to respond to that, but thanks for posting it. I think it really illustrates Pat's point about this guy.
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    As long as this discussion is continuing, I guess...

    As long as this discussion is continuing, I guess I have a couple of quick thoughts:

    First, I'm not sure how Metheny is a jazz snob for critiquing Kenny G -someone who is ostensibly a jazz...
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    Well, he is obviously very passionate about what...

    Well, he is obviously very passionate about what he is saying. You have to look at it from his point of view, even if he is a bit over the top with it. Without raising any real questions about this...
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    I respect your enthusiasm, but this may be a...

    I respect your enthusiasm, but this may be a slight exaggeration.

    The things he says about Kenny G are really great, though, and I'm glad he's so upfront about his opinions.

    I actually think...
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    Yeah, Metheny really only moves me when he is...

    Yeah, Metheny really only moves me when he is playing in a trio context. The larger scale stuff with Lyle Mays, vocalists, percussionists, etc. and more of the guitar synth stuff is a bit new age for...
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    Well, I can take some Green Day- American Idiot...

    Well, I can take some Green Day- American Idiot is a great rock album, but I wouldn't really call that kiddie punk. I don't mind some of Blink-182's songs if I remember to think of it as pop music...
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    I'm assuming you aren't looking for more mall...

    I'm assuming you aren't looking for more mall punk bands, so...Circle Jerks, Fear, Suicidal Tendencies, The Germs, Black Flag, The Exploited, Battalion of Saints, DI, DRI...or for more recent stuff...
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    Wasn't this rumor proved false a couple of months...

    Wasn't this rumor proved false a couple of months ago?
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    Fair enough. Destroy, Erase, Improve is the only...

    Fair enough. Destroy, Erase, Improve is the only Meshuggah album that I've really listened carefully to, but I have been curious about Nothing. I'll check it out when I'm on my next cd buying trip.
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    Well, it is an interesting question when you look...

    Well, it is an interesting question when you look at it that way. My tendency would be to say that even if you're only hearing some block chords moving, whether it's a I-IV-V, a ii-V, or a set of...
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