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    Quote Originally Posted by krona
    Dreams of cock- rock super-stardom
    Wha???


    I agree though...i think the japanese are really coming up with mastering the guitar. There's alot of them that are amazing...and they love Dream Theater.

    Watch out for the japanese golfer's too...they'll be the next biggest thing on the PGA tour.

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    You know cock-rock. The darkness and the like. Think hair-metal, basically

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    Ever hear of Joe Maphis?

    He was tapping on double necks back in the 50's

    I think about doing the same however running each neck with separate gk midi pickups
    Why have identical sounds coming out if the goal is to emulate two distinct parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markp.com
    I hate santana... he's so lame, how long can he streach out the same solo for... jeeze...
    Me too He's the definition of noodling.
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    I like to do chromatic excersizes and then things using just my ring finger and pinky since they are usually the weakest.

    I've got an excersize I do posted at:
    http://www.marktiarra.com/music/guitar_lesson1a.html

    Keep playing and good luck!

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    I practiced what John Petrucci calls "Scale Fragments".

    They're like... fragments... of like... a scale....

    Basically, they are formations of scales that are regularly played in scales:

    (In fret # and with notation usually played in. Can be shifted, duh.)

    1) 1 - 3 - 5 <- Root, 2nd, Major 3rd
    2) 1 - 2 - 4 <- Major 7th, Root, 2nd
    3) 1 - 2 - 5 <- Major 7th, Root, Minor 3rd
    4) 1 - 4 - 5 <- Minor 6th, Major 7th, Root
    5) 1 - 3 - 4 <- Root, 2nd, Minor 3rd
    6) 1 - 2 - 3 <- Chromatic (Actually exists in a Hungarian Gypsy Minor Scale)
    7) 1 - 4/5 - 8<- The Fabled Triad: Root, Scale's 3rd, 5th

    Petrucci recommends you try and "rev" the fragment up and mix it up with others, changing up strings. This helped me out millions with speed and am probably the fastest player in town (In a town of 50,000, that isn't much of a brag).

    Oh, just in case you are wondering, John Petrucci is my vote for the best guitarist in the world. I always thought Steve Vai plays noise and the whammy bar.

    And I'm not Japanese... just in case you would think so....

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    He,,,(santana) whored himself when he decided to go commercial in recent years.

    I think his best work is his instrumental work.
    (europa for example) His phrasing is superb. although like many guitarists
    he doesn't know when to give it a rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis F5
    no duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis F5



    I was listening to Van Halen I yesterday.

    Made me think... I really don't think there has been a guitar god like Eddie Van Halen in a long time...

    I am sure you guys are going to come up with some awesome current players to refute me. But if you were around at the time Van Halen got popular... he was and still is just amazing... completely revolutionized blazed trails for rock players. At that time and for many years after there just wasn't anyone who could touch him.

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    I couldn't agree more.

    There have been more educated players since him. And many coped his
    (well steve hackett's technique) Yet no one has played quite like him.

    Unfortunately he has refused to grow. He really hasn't learned a new trick
    since the third album. And while (I know there are those who will disagree)
    Sammy Hagar was the best thing to happen to the band as far as maturity and composition.

    His last album bombed. He should have never been allowed to sit in the engineers seat. It's good that he's taking time out, maybe he'll sober as well as grow up.

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    Anyone heard of Leo Kottke?
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    Hey, Frets or any other techy guitarist here......

    I'm having a problem with one of my guitars. It has a floyd rose bridge. I made the fatal mistake of taking all the strings off of it before putting the new ones on... instead of doing it one string at a time.

    So now when i have the strings 'tuned', the bridge sits at a 45 degree angle. I used to remember how to fix something like this...but it's been so long that i don't know what i'm doing any more .

    I've tried adjusting the spring tension in the back..but that didn't help at all.

    I love this guitar, but the floyd rose is kickin my arse right now. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I always hated the balancing act.

    Tech's actually have a cradle type thing for restringing floyd rose bridges
    It is sort of a z shape that slides under the bridge plate.

    I'd say. get something sturdy and plastic pull the whammy bar down and slide
    it under. Then tune down a full step. Remove your bracing object the strings
    and the springs should balance themselves out.

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    hmmm...i tried doing that while i was waiting for a response, but it didn't work (maybe i was tuning the strings wrong...making them too tight)

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    Get your arpeggios down. Major 7th Dominant 7th, minor 7th, and altered dominant/diminished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Get your arpeggios down. Major 7th Dominant 7th, minor 7th, and altered dominant/diminished.

    Quite right. Soloing modally was always a struggle for me when I was
    simply practicing scales and patterns. Arpeggios help you move thru changes seemlessly so you aren't moving blindly thru the progression.

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