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What do you guys do to improve your playing?
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sleeperls
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: What do you guys do to improve your playing? Reply with quote

Since i'm getting back into things Its made me want to be a better player. Basically im stuck in the 90's simple songs and chord progressions. When i was young i got better by playing with other guitar player that where better than i was.

Now im kinda stuck. I remember the songs i wrote But its to the point im not growing anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buttsecks. and lots of it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I practice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to learn new songs, things that are more complicated than what you are use to playing. Get some Metallica tabliture or something, even if you don't like them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. Jimmy wrote:
buttsecks. and lots of it.


Seems ive found the local post whore already.

my cat and dog are already on that for ya.




Ive found some things online what are the ones you guys use most.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sleeperls wrote:

Seems ive found the local post whore already.



PAHAHAHA
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is no magic, man. discipline.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh i dont mind putting the time in. Thats what its all about. Just figured you guys that are still playing had some sites that you rely on with good tabs and methods i could check out.

I've got 15 years in allready whats a few more gunna hurt trying to improve.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learning theory and figuring songs out from it, and practising scales.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lately I've been trying to listen to tons of different styles of music to try to get more ideas for playing and learn some different chords. it has really helped a lot. just listen to stuff you're not used to listening to and try to play along.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Learning new songs is a great way to do it, especially if they challenge you or are in a different style to how you play normally.

Playing with other people improves your timing hugely also.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep - playing with other people helps lots I find.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

St. Jimmy wrote:
buttsecks. and lots of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scales, new chords. pop in a cd and play leads over top of as much music as you can.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lock yourself up in a room and stop when you bleed. ow
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tareofthesnob wrote:
lock yourself up in a room and stop when you bleed. ow


Are we still talking about guitar playing?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get yourself The Mel Bay Chord Encylopedia and start learning new chords. I have one and I learn stuff everytime I pick it up. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

watch paul gilbert videos and then get depressed about the fact that my fingers neither have the stretch nor the strength to do string skipping between huge distances...

...so then try practicing it anyway, despite the fact that it will never get used in any band i'm likely to play in Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Practice with a metronome for 15 minutes a day, just mechanics. Then when you go to learn covers or play with a band, you'll be surprised how much faster you can pick up new material.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's particularly bad because i've been playing for years (~19 and i'm now 26) but never bothered with anything more complex than the odd slash-esque moment or pentatonic noodling. plus every band i've played for has been britpop/rock etc, where playing anything not considered in-keeping generally results in a '57 being thrown in my direction Very Happy

i did classical grades all the way up to 8, but got into (what shredders would probably consider) sloppy habits when playing electric.

still.

metronome and guitar-rig are available so it's a case of slowly slowly. I got most of scarified nailed, albeit about 10bpm slower and there's still no-way I can do alternate picking in the solo or the sweeps at the end (despite following the tutorials), but watch this space eventually....

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