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Lessons & techniques, music theory and everything else inbetween.

  1. Sticky: Attn: Guitarists  
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    Listen to your lead playing. Are you the guy that pulls off a great sounding, cleanly played, tasteful run that sounds like it's about to summon Odin...

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    09-10-2014, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky: Unusual chords for metal rhythm.  
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    OK, everyone submit all their wierder chord voicings for metal rhythm!:) I'm mainly thinking heavy stuff here rather than chimy clean voicings and...

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    08-28-2014, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky: Open-string scales in DADGAD tuning.  

    DADGAD open string scales.ptb Following on from those lessons on Celtic guitar I posted, I just made this chart of a ton of different harp-style...

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    04-14-2013, 03:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky: Modern Legato Licks v2.0  
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    As requested by Chris, here's's answer to the 'modern legato licks' thread over on Same up any interesting legato...

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    01-12-2011, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  1. Theory questions thread?  
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    So I'm in the process of reading about and learning some theory. I'm the only person I know that really plays an instrument(besides drums) and don't...

    Reverend 7 Strings of Hate
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    Today, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  2. CAGED System  
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    Hey long time no see I've been playing mostly by ear ever since I picked up guitar and I really want to make sense of it all. I've got all of the...

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    05-17-2017, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Blues jams  

    There's a pretty robust blues community here, and I go to a jam every couple weeks or so. I go mainly to get out and socialize, but more often than...

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    05-03-2017, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  4. My first AG concert in years  

    This probably isn't the right place for this, but I had a blast yesterday busting some '80s shred air guitar moves while puttering around in my shop...

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    05-02-2017, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Best Theory tool I have seen in quite a while  

    I would do anything for Mellotron, and I am a huge fan of Toontrack and in general waste a lot of money on their shit. Bought it just for the...

    Greg McCoy
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    04-18-2017, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  6. Pinchies!!!! Dime Style!  
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    Guys, how do you hold your picks so you can do pinch harmonics (artificial) on the fly, like Dime does in the middle of a riff (Like The Art Of...

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    04-16-2017, 04:36 AM Go to last post
  7. Any lyricists on here?  
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    As a quick backstory, I spent most of my musical experience (14 years) co-writing with other musicians, where I'd bring maybe a riff or two on a...

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    04-14-2017, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Opinions on Lick Library  
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    I was wondering if anybody on here pays for online lessons, or a membership to Lick Library. If so, what are your thoughts of the website, the DVD's...

    Ill-Gotten James
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    04-06-2017, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  9. Moonlight sonata on piano. Advice?  
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    Ive been playing piano for 1 year now and im on bar 14 of moonlight sonata mv 1. If there's anyone here that can play it on piano too id like to know...

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    04-03-2017, 07:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Where do you fret?  
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    I just noticed, and I've never really even given this much though, but when I fret my fingers are very close if not damn near touching the next fret...

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    03-04-2017, 01:58 AM Go to last post
  11. instruction books for beginner-to-intermediate adult guitarists?  
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    A buddy's girlfriend just dropped me a line via Facebook - she's buying him an acoustic guitar for Christmas, and was wondering if I could suggest a...

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    01-25-2017, 04:07 PM Go to last post
  12. The 7 string tuning you have to try!-This is Why You Suck at Guitar w/clickbait title  
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    Hey chums!!!! Uncle Ben here again. I recently uploaded a video for you all to check out concerning a tuning i've used for a really long time on 7...

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    01-25-2017, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  13. Buckethead  
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    So since buckethead is been touring this year I've been listening to him more lately. Dude has monster hands, no way I can play anything he puts out....

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    12-31-2016, 12:16 AM Go to last post
  14. Metal Rhythm Guitar Starter Guide by Simon Revill  

    Hi, this is Simon Revill. I've just published a free to download eBook for guitarists who are interested in metal guitar lessons. It's called Metal...

    Simon Revill
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    12-13-2016, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Does anyone here have absolute pitch or close to it?  
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    I'm curious to know what the thought process behind it is. One of my goals recently with music was to be able to play what I hear in my head....

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    12-12-2016, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  16. Shameful Addiction.....Troy Stetina Lesson Books  

    My practice time for the last year has been mostly devoted to Troy Stetina series books. Starting with the second level and including Thrash, Speed...

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    12-06-2016, 02:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Guitar pro 6 and/or tab book  
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    Hi guys, I'm new to guitar and only been playing for a few month. Do any of you think it's worth it for me to get guitar pro or tablature books at...

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    12-06-2016, 02:41 AM Go to last post
  18. Solos slowed down  
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    17/10/2016 - ok, this has grown into a bit of a monster! Added a lot more than I thought I would, and it's been viewed a fair amount, too, so, gonna...

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    11-22-2016, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  19. Does anyone have any solid practice routines?  
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    I've been trying to find solid practice routines on guitar, but google always leads me to ads to sign up and pay for lessons. I want to find...

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    10-28-2016, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  20. This is Why You Suck at Guitar: Your Muting Sucks, ditch the hairband!  
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    I deliver unto thee This is Why You Suck at Guitar 13: Your Muting/Dampening SUCKS! If you've ever wondered how to manage all the crazy noise your...

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    10-24-2016, 09:04 PM Go to last post

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