Can you shred?
Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:36 PM
i am just an old slide blues player in my comfort zone= slow
Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:45 PM
whilst banging my head is not my scene, i can certainly appreciate the skill needed.
pursue your passion
Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:06 PM
jus playin like fast stuff ?
like bullet style??
Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:07 PM
so i say no
its the style i like
to be able to play like that
recently learnt hand of blood though
well proud =]
Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:21 PM
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Posted 21 June 2007 - 01:10 PM
I'd be careful learning from this guy. It seems his own technique isn't all that desirable as a whole, and he's trying to teach you to play as he does. Perhaps thats just my opinion.
There is one guy who talked about speed development, Justin sandercroe. It goes like this:
"Why develop your technique?
Now I am no shredder. Lets just be clear about this. I can't play 1000 notes a second. I'm not really interested. I was 10 years ago, I loved to play fast - but never at the expense of a melody. What I do think is really important is developing your technique to a higher level than where you need (want) to play. I can play faster than I want to. And that's enough for me.
Lets assume that you want to play kinda Dave Gilmore style solos. Now he don't play that fast, but it's really smooth and fluent sounding. He's playing within his technical ability. If you are pushing your technique to the limit your playing will never sound smooth or cool, and you will make mistakes. Better to be playing within your limits and sounding good, having to time to plan ahead a little, leave some gaps to breath. Playing within your limits will let you work on more expressive outlets such as dynamics, touch and phrasing. Much more important than playing lots of notes. In my humble opinion.
That said, if you want to play full on metal, jazz or fusion, you had better push yourself to the max or it will sound lame. So the above discussion is aimed at the 'general player' not the technical monster!"
justinguitar.com - Technique Exercises
Posted 21 June 2007 - 06:09 PM
One thing some may not think about tho, in the Metal days if you didn't know how to shred you didn't get many gigs that paid well.
Call me a sell out but, if its Learn to shred vs working at Mcdonalds im going to learn to shred, And I did. I also never had to work at mcdonald's
We did everything from vai to metallica to what ever paid and kept fingers moving.
Now that Im older I try and not hurt my tendons when I don't have to. I can probably do it if I got in shape but I have found over the years that BB King says as much on one note as I did on 1500 so I spent alot if years learning BB as well as shred so I retain as good a mix as I can 8)
Good points to both in my book.
as to how much I practiced.... hmm I remember a GF mad because I loved the guitar more than her .... When I asnwered "so what part don't you understand " It must not have been the answer she was after.
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15 (euro)cents a can...I guess I am happy).
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:44 PM
I'll stick ot ripping the cabbage for now...
"You can't play an instrument for the technicality of it. It's a tool you use it to get what's in here and here [heart and mind] out there." - Marten Hagstrom, Meshuggah
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