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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looper pedal is the best investment i've made
especially when informative musicians are scarce
learn different stuff, try conntry twangy stuff, then break out Kill Em All and learn some awesome rythms

just stay well versed
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vincel wrote:
Doog wrote:
How to become a very one dimensional rock guitarist, at least.

Learning scales doesn't mean you have to use them all the time. I never write solos or parts based around music theory- but knowing certain scales means you've got a "box of tricks" you can apply to certain situations.

I am not interested in cookie cutter solutions, for any discipline. Besides, those other dimensions make my head swim.


Who said "cookie cutter"? Knowing your way around a few scales (and not even necessarily playing them in a lead situation) means you know how to manipulate chords, how to add harmonies, and so on. But knowing how stuff works also means you know how to break it and fuck it up all the more effectively.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knowing scales doesn't mean they have to be used. I write stuff more than learn stuff, and that helps me find a position or something that I might not have thought of before.

In the last six years or so, when I've had an idea without a guitar near me, I've automatically gone 'Oh, I could try that scale to get that effect/harmony/whatever.'
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another fun thing that I have been dicking around with is what Wayne Krantz talks about. Where you keep a 4 fret area and just play only inside of that area and pick a key and try playing random "formulas". So for instance say you pick frets 7-10 to play in, on all strings only play on those frets. Then pick a key and a random "formula" like 1, flat 3, 3, 5, flat 7, 7 (whatever you want) and try to play them within those 4 frets. Then try making melodies out of it and chords and scales etc. After a while you start coming up with some really odd sounding cool shit.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://download.cnet.com/Fretboard-Warrior/3000-2133_4-10169003.html (PC)

Cool free game if you want to improve your knowledge of guitar fretboard
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I traveled to the crossroads and sold my soul to the devil for TEH MAD CHOPZ.

Because I am a retard.
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