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    Yes. Hot Licks went out of business. If you ever...

    Yes. Hot Licks went out of business. If you ever wanted a Hot Licks video better scramble to pick up the inventory left at other retailers.

    -Dan
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    Left Hand (Fingerstyle/Tab reading Q)

    Well, I'm finally stumped enough to ask a question here :P I've spent so much time on scales & jazz solos that I can't even play real music :P

    So to get to the meat of my question. I want to know...
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    You know one good thing about switching...

    You know one good thing about switching techniques is that you can push/pull your hands to higher levels (at least in the beginning).

    What I mean is that when I started playing guitar I was told...
  4. Thread: Buying A Keyboard

    by DanF
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    Debaser hit it on the head. Let's not use the...

    Debaser hit it on the head. Let's not use the term keyboard. Synthesizer a PSR is fine.

    For a Digital piano you'll need 88 weighted keys. Anything else will not play like a real piano and will...
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    I think it's plausible. I've never been a big fan...

    I think it's plausible. I've never been a big fan of year requirements. "You couldn't possibly be good, you've only been doing x for y years."

    As a guitar player I always point to Wes Montgomery...
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    I'm just guessing but you should probably be able...

    I'm just guessing but you should probably be able to:

    Play an invention by Bach; a first movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven (except Op. 27, No. 2 in C# minor); a work by a...
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    Hey George, Many excellent musicians have gone...

    Hey George,

    Many excellent musicians have gone through chord chemistry but it is definitely not a "high yield" book. i.e., you would go through and acquire tons of new knowledge. I've even read an...
  8. Thread: Piano Forum?

    by DanF
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    I've recently switched from guitar to piano but...

    I've recently switched from guitar to piano but you are correct. There are very few decent piano resources on the internet. It seems like all we would need here is a piano guru (e.g., the piano...
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    I've head this "technique" (probably more...

    I've head this "technique" (probably more accurately style) referred to as R&B comping.

    -Dan
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    I hate "me too" posts but this is an exception. ...

    I hate "me too" posts but this is an exception.

    Right on dude! Congratulations, you must have been dedicated up to this point to accomplish what you have so far - I hope that takes you far in your...
  11. Thread: Mark Knopfler

    by DanF
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    Check out Sessions@AOL...

    Check out Sessions@AOL. Under country/folk they have a few of Mark playing some of his new tunes and an interview.

    -Dan
  12. Thread: fingerpicking

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    Well there are two schools of thought on whether...

    Well there are two schools of thought on whether to actually rest your fingers on the strings when they are not playing. That's up to you to decide. What I think he was getting at though is that...
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    Quickly (because I've addressed this a few times...

    Quickly (because I've addressed this a few times before):
    1. Ibuprofen
    2. Ice (15 - 20 minutes 2-3 times per day).
    3. Rest it. (If you over do it it can take up to 9 months to heal).

    Take...
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    I've seen that clip. He'd be better off if he...

    I've seen that clip. He'd be better off if he learned to dance. As Taj Mahal said, "Nothing sadder than a musician that can't dance."

    I'm not saying you have to be great but damn, that boy is...
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    The "not trill" above for the right hand is...

    The "not trill" above for the right hand is probably tremolo.

    -Dan
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    Yes but Ana is coming to do a master class in my...

    Yes but Ana is coming to do a master class in my area :P

    -Dan
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    Gorilla Snot...

    Gorilla Snot
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    One thing that is difficult to gauge is how good...

    One thing that is difficult to gauge is how good was there sense of time before? I think when it comes down to it you want to use solid mechanics and then experiment a bit.

    If you trained exactly...
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    Excellent (and cute) classical guitarist

    Wow! I thought many of you guys would appreciate the technically virtuosic and physically cute as hell Ana Vidovic

    See her play

    For the curious, that opening sound clip on the website is the...
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    Maybe Al Petteway? See demo video at bottom...

    Maybe Al Petteway? See demo video at bottom

    -Dan
  21. Thread: Is it too late?

    by DanF
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    No. Wes Montgomery started when he was 19. And a...

    No. Wes Montgomery started when he was 19. And a lot of great jazz guitarists are STILL trying to be Wes ;)

    -Dan
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    Finally something that a Squire Strat would be...

    Finally something that a Squire Strat would be great for!
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    Are you sure you're playing what you really love?...

    Are you sure you're playing what you really love? I shifted off into playing jazz because I heard it was very difficult and I wanted to master the hardest thing (probably same for shredheads) but all...
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    The problem sounds like laziness. If it drives...

    The problem sounds like laziness. If it drives you crazy then why haven't you fixed it already? Many people that suck do so because they can't hear that what they are playing is bad. If you can hear...
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    I second the Yamaha Pacifica suggestion. -Dan

    I second the Yamaha Pacifica suggestion.

    -Dan
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