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Post by AJS19 » Sun May 31, 2009 1:18 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2-6Fo8dwJU

Just wondering if you guys could give me some playing advice. What looks good, what doesn't, etc. :D
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Post by MSP » Sun May 31, 2009 1:52 am

Hmmm my advice would be to sharpen up your timing a little bit and work on getting a little more "feel". Timing is easy, but feel can take awhile to develop.
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Post by AJS19 » Sun May 31, 2009 2:11 am

MSP wrote:Hmmm my advice would be to sharpen up your timing a little bit and work on getting a little more "feel". Timing is easy, but feel can take awhile to develop.
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Post by MaxProphet » Sun May 31, 2009 3:05 am

vary your pick attack a bit to make those riffs more spicy (dynamic?)
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Post by AJS19 » Sun May 31, 2009 3:11 am

^ Yeah, I never realized how heavy of a picker I am! Thanks.
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Post by Wendigo » Sun May 31, 2009 4:43 am

The one thing you can do to triple the quality of your playing is to develop a good vibrato. Not too hectic, not too little....just a warm medium vibrato at an even tempo.

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Post by AJS19 » Sun May 31, 2009 5:16 am

Wendigo wrote:The one thing you can do to triple the quality of your playing is to develop a good vibrato. Not too hectic, not too little....just a warm medium vibrato at an even tempo.
Actually I've been working on that lately. ;)
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Post by Neiloler » Sun May 31, 2009 7:59 am

Wendigo wrote:The one thing you can do to triple the quality of your playing is to develop a good vibrato. Not too hectic, not too little....just a warm medium vibrato at an even tempo.
That's what I was thinking. It helps me when I'm playing long, sustained single notes so it doesn't sound flat or "blah".

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Post by zombie youth revolt » Sun May 31, 2009 8:16 am

yeah - better timing, better "feel", varying your pick attack, developing some nice vibrato - i agree

also : use stops and pauses while playing, sometimes play slower, sometims play faster so it doesn't sound so monotonously

try to use all the pentatonic scales while playing - not only one or two

also learn when you can break the rules while playing scales, don't play everything by the book
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Post by AJS19 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:50 pm

zombie youth revolt wrote:yeah - better timing, better "feel", varying your pick attack, developing some nice vibrato - i agree

also : use stops and pauses while playing, sometimes play slower, sometims play faster so it doesn't sound so monotonously

try to use all the pentatonic scales while playing - not only one or two

also learn when you can break the rules while playing scales, don't play everything by the book
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Post by zombie youth revolt » Sun May 31, 2009 1:03 pm

you can get the same sounds using pentatonic scales - more or less ;)
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Post by AJS19 » Sun May 31, 2009 1:12 pm

zombie youth revolt wrote:you can get the same sounds using pentatonic scales - more or less ;)
Huh. Didn't know that.
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Post by zombie youth revolt » Sun May 31, 2009 1:17 pm

imho for playing some good ol' rock and blues pentatnics are all you need and they are much easier to learn than normal scales


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Post by BrianGT » Sun May 31, 2009 2:30 pm

Try to get your bends a little more controlled and in pitch. Work to get them smooth and if you really work hard on your vibrato then you will soon learn to add it to a bend. Not easy at first.

Just keep practising and playing along to tracks.......timing soon becomes "automatic".
Like some others have said....try and play softly at the start of a phrase and dig in to finish it......it teaches you dynamics.
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Post by Joey22 » Sun May 31, 2009 3:27 pm

As prior said, I think you should work on feeling more than anything. That is indubitably what separates many great players from quotidian players. Try to amalgamate some "soul" with your playing and make your audience prognosticate it's the conclusive song of your life. It becomes more and more congenital with experience.

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