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Date registered 10.05.2012
Date of birth: 6. March 1992
Last online: 05.29.2014
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Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:29 am | jump to post

There are some great videos on this that Pebber has made available for free, it could help you listening to some classic rock and blues to get an ear for the scale. BB King can milk that scale because his phrasing and vibrato is so spectacular while Yngwie is one of my favourites I don't think that BB King would want to play like Yngwie with all due respect to Yngwie. You harp on about nonsense sometimes.

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Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:11 am | jump to post

I've been practicing both for a while and I find econemy picking easier but it has its disadvantages, in my experience it's great for uneven note groups such as 3nps but not very good for the even note groups 2nps,4nps etc and as Pebber said even Gambale who is the best in the world at it has to switch it up... For my preference I use scalpel picking for econemy picking, it makes it so much easier because it's sort of a rake where you're using the scalpel picking to get each note set.Just my tho...

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Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:07 am | jump to post

That's fair, I'm just expressing an opinion and wasn't arguing with you the purpous of what I said was trying to be helpful to Cliff with his muting issues because he's obviously had alot of conflicting opinions to deal with.Everyone has their own ways of doing things, you're right about the fretting finger being released but it doesn't solve the issue of the natural string vibration that is inaudible without distortion from occuring and I do agree with your point about anchoring slowing you dow...
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:20 am | jump to post

Well, if the genre you're after is hair metal then with distortion on you'd need to have a good muting technique because strings naturally will ring with the distortion necessary to play the genre the distortion would mean that if you're not muting the string directly below or above then you'll hear the natural vibration happening. Muting technique isn't a waste of time, especially not when you get into the sweep arpeggio stuff where it's an absolute requirement. I've seen Pebber mute strings w...

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Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:44 am | jump to post

The Dava picks that I have change thickness depending on where you hold the pick, the lines on the pick should decide that if you've got the same ones as me, if you hold it right at the bottom line then it will be thicker, hope this helps.Here are the ones that I use.

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Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:17 pm | jump to post

I've used the Jazz III's, the Jazz III ultex and all of the sizes of big stubbies... I used the Jazz III Ultex for the longest time until switching to dava yellows and reds about a year ago, I find they are the best for me because they have good grip and as has been said they just don't seem to wear down anyway near as quickly as the Jazz III's. I also like how I can use it for strumming on an acoustic guitar without having that horrible sharp noise heavy picks usually produce.

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Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:11 pm | jump to post

Thanks once again for all the help and advice, I realise that I've said thanks in every post but you guys have been so helpful heh, I've been working on it and have seen a slight improvement of the motion with thanks to Frakhs advice. Using the pen trick in the video I realised that I was stiffening up my forearm too much without realising it and worked on just relaxing the forearm. I just need more time and practice as Pebber said there is no instant gratification on advance techniques.Also wel...

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Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:45 pm | jump to post

Hey, thanks for your criticism I have been working on your advice for around 6 hours now (not enough time really, but I'm using less scalpel now) and hope I've made some progress in the right direction as far as the motion is concerned. I realise that this technique will take loads of work but I feel the effort will pay off big time, especially after seeing your old sarod video to help get an indication of the balance required. I feel like I've been flooding up this thread with my sarod attempts...

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Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:29 pm | jump to post

Hey, thanks for the reply and I'm sorry about the camera angle... I've done a new one however it has to be on electric guitar as it's 2:30am here in England! Hope this is a better one thanks.

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Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:13 am | jump to post

Hey guys, I'm new to the forums and new to the sarod/hybrid technique. I was wondering if I anyone could tell me if I'm on the right path or not with the motion and maybe give me some constructive criticism. I'm currently only working on the Right Hand module for around 4-5 hours a day and then the rest is brushing up on theory as I have injured my wrist (You can probably see the wrist supports on my left hand for like one frame of the video haha). I found the motion very weird at first but I've...


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