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  1. #25


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: San Jose, CA
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
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    If I could express to you how much I don't care about slow blues...

    I'm a rocker*. If you think what I said was, "I want to go back to the 50's and learn blues roots and be those guys," then I did not do a good job of communicating what my practice goals were




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    Spoiler

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  3. #26


    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Washington
    ME: 1 of 2
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    I'm not a fan of slow blues either. In fact, it's not allowed at the jam I sometimes go to. The only exception is an 85 year-old blues man who has earned the right to play whatever he wants.

    Outside of that, it just sucks the energy right out of a room.

  4. #27


    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Nashville
    ME: Gibson
    MA: Fred Welker
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    Can't play a decent pentatonic scale without spazzy bends, lets skip straight to marty friedman - MG.org
    The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll look down and whisper "No.” ― Alan Moore

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  6. #28


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: San Jose, CA
    ME: Rich Mahogany
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Outside of that, it just sucks the energy right out of a room.
    It does two things great...

    1) Clears the dance floor, and
    2) Deletes your number from the venue's booker.

  7. #29


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: CS USA Soloist 7
    MA: Ovation Elite Standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    Spoiler
    Literally exactly where my mind went.

    My practice goals are pretty simple: I had to re-track some of the rhythms for the upcoming Division album, and I discovered how much my right-hand precision had slipped during my (ongoing) battle with trigger finger.

    Solution? I'm going back to playing through Master of Puppets at least once a week.

  8. #30


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Squier 5 string P-bass
    Rig: Mark V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I'm not a fan of slow blues either. In fact, it's not allowed at the jam I sometimes go to. The only exception is an 85 year-old blues man who has earned the right to play whatever he wants.

    Outside of that, it just sucks the energy right out of a room.
    It's very rarely my favorite thing to play or jam over, at least truly slow blues, and not low-mid tempo stuff like "The Sky is Crying," but the thing I do like about it is that it's definitely NOT in my comfort zone, and it really forces you to think about note choice and articulation when you can't just rely on some flash to get you through a passage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    If I could express to you how much I don't care about slow blues...

    I'm a rocker*. If you think what I said was, "I want to go back to the 50's and learn blues roots and be those guys," then I did not do a good job of communicating what my practice goals were
    Then stop calling ZZ Top blues, you silly rocker!
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  9. #31


    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Pennsyl-tucky
    ME: Schecter KM-7 mk iii
    MA: Wasburn D12S
    Rig: Orange Brent Hinds Terror

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    my main goal is to just keep playing.
    I've been putting in about an hour every other day or so.
    Working on:
    Improving tightness and eliminating slop (like Mike Master of Puppets helps with this)
    Phrasing (especially clean and low gain)
    And speed.

    Oh and I really need to get off my ass and record something....
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  10. #32


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Toronto On Canada
    ME: Bowes Nightbringer 7

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    I just want to play Dave's solo at the end of Holy Wars and get my damn economy picking down.

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