Goddamn love this song. xD Maybe I will learn the guitar riffs.1 day ago
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“Digital Bitch” by Black Sabbath
So that’s where Guthrie got his harmonica-sounding guitar lick from!1 week ago
Such a great acoustic guitar tone. It reminds me of Michael Schenker’s acoustic tone. And I can imagine using it for a lot of blues leads and harmonic ideas…muted notes… percussive/accented sounds. Wow. Maybe even try w/ a 12 string.1 month ago
Damn! I looove the lead playing in this :D ...those very rhythmic bluesy rock patterns always get me. Also, just realised Criss Oliva doesn’t play on this one (though I’m a fan of his playing too)... it was their first album since his untimely death in 1993. Instead, Alex Skolnick takes the lead.2 months ago
Just uploaded two small segment things as part of my goal towards making at least 30 recordings of my guitar playing this year. I’ll record some full Django solos once I get round to it.
I was trying to get more dynamic control over a blues string skipping lick. Definitely want to explore dynamics in great depth. I’ve heard, imagined whole new worlds of music just based on different guitar dynamics, but it’s something a lot of guitarists don’t seem to focus on much… but Django Reinhardt was, as ever, accomplished there – and Paul Gilbert, except with as it being electric/distorted it’s kind of more limited to palm muting. Soundclick: Recording Un
Then a fingerpicking pattern I made and wanted to record before I forgot it. :D Last two months or so I’ve been fingerpicking without nails, which I haven’t really done in years. Haven’t been liking the comparably lacklustre tone so much, but I still have to wait for proper callouses and perhaps adjust technique before I make final judgement! Anyway, it was supposed to repeat and then the C-sus-whatever being replaced with G, but I’m still trying to make do with the whole lack of nails thing, ((nods)). Soundclick: Recording Deux
Tommy Emmanuel plays acoustic without nails and notes that he gets a pretty good tone by doing so. Doesn’t Chris Broderick also play classical w/o nails? Don’t think I’ve ever seen a serious classical player do that before!3 months ago
Missed out the last two days of practice, unfortunately. Though it won’t make much difference, I was hoping to stay entirely consistent with my 10-hour-a-day practice streak, but instead have been nursing a strained eye. It might not sound like much but the pain was pretty sharp and I was bedridden for nearly two days.
This was later compounded with a splitting headache and then also nausea to top it off. Fun times, hm? Couldn’t really do anything, and trying to eat was too much effort for its worth, so needless to say I couldn’t get in guitar practice either. Hope to be back to it soon… still a bit sore, but at least I can open my eye now. xD
I was basically crying my eyes out the night before last, but not because of the pain… Usually these kinds of relatively acute (pain-wise) but non-serious and fleeting afflictions are in some way welcome as it usually leads me to feeling greater amounts of compassion. It seems everywhere you turn, someone is suffering. Every day, every damn minute. And in worse ways than I could imagine. And I’m just very sorry for it all.
Soon to be back with renewed focus and determination…3 months ago
I’m taking my time with this piece in order to learn the fingerings exactly as Yngwie plays them, and attempting to mimic his grace and elegance. Notwithstanding his eminent virtuosity, he’s got to have the most refined, graceful finger/hand movements I’ve ever seen. Never ceases to amaze.4 months ago
Use the barré shapes from which many of the chords are derived.4 months ago
I just found a sekrit online stockpile of dirt cheap D’Addario EJ16s. Even cheaper than Strings Direct. Awesome!4 months ago
Remember to get back to learning this again. It’s been so many years since I last played Recuerdos that I’ve all but forgotten it. xD
Still need to find other parts to Malagueña, too.6 months ago
After I get through more of the simpler pieces I’m currently working on, here are some others I want to learn at some point or another: Join Me, Wings of a Butterfly (intro), The Sacrament, other HIM, Stairway, Bombtrack, Blink 182 songs, Under the Bridge (acoustic), Pardon Me (acoustic), Drive (acoustic), other Incubus, I Disappear, Master of Puppets, other Metallica. Probably more I’ve also been considering in recent days.
Mhm, just remembered some… November Rain, Egyptian Danza, Highway to Hell, Tribute, more Led Zep and also some Lenny Kravitz.8 months ago
I love the sound you can get from placing the nail of fret-hand near an open string so that the string hits it, resulting in a percussive quality.
Also really cool if you play an open string and move the nail to the string subtly near the harmonic points – leaning it into the string from its fretted position on the string below. Kinda ominous church bell sound… which reminds me, I want to check out that guitar solo in the movie “The Crow” with Brandon Lee again, as I haven’t heard that for a while.
In other news, they just started eight weeks of road works right outside for many hours a day, so now I can’t hear shit. :’D8 months ago
Beautiful facility and sound while playing this after changing to new strings on my acoustic. I’ve just finished getting all the notes down roughly on both tracks. Track two needs more work especially, but both will take a few more weeks of refinement.
There’s also a crazy chord at the end of track two I have to figure out how I’ll approach. I can just about make the stretch to have the pinky play the note right behind the fret with the help of my RH contorting it into position, but it would require a lotta flexibility to be able to do it without such an aid. Barring the index for extra reach doesn’t seem practical. It brings up an interesting point of how much finger flexibility I might be able to attain from doing daily stretching exercises, which I might one day add in to my routine as an aside from normal practice.8 months ago
Late start today as I headed off to the library and other places. Should be able to get in around 10 hours though. This library used to be practically barren xD but now they’ve got a good selection (I think they won a grant or something).
After browsing through all the sections and checking out books on such fraudsters as Eckhart Tolle, I found the music section which hosts a great variety of music scores and some awesome guitar books. I found a good one for classical guitar pieces in tab and standard notation (it contains Claire de Lune, which I’ve been wanting to learn for a while), jazz standards, blues guitar, Beatles and Eric Clapton songbooks. A lot of material I’d love to use and take out at some point.8 months ago
Started work on this simple but most beautiful (to my ears, at least!) song by HIM again. I haven’t played this for so long. It was one of the first things I was learning when I was 14 and particularly obsessed with the band – good memories. :’)
Linde is like a pentatonic ninja, I always say it’s unfortunate he doesn’t get many solos in HIM. And Villé’s voice… has to be one of my favourite voices of all time, even if his higher register isn’t always my most favourite aspect of his singing, but who else sings with such charm and grace?!
I’d like to learn more of their songs, such as “In Joy and Sorrow” again, plus more acoustic versions Villé did of their music (and add vocals).8 months ago
Just remembered the other day that when trying to highlight a long segment that extends off the page, you can use the mouse scroll button to move faster. But this is not so when there are multiple tracks; though, as I recall, can’t you hide the other tracks? I really don’t like wasting time, ha.8 months ago
Probably best to barré pinky and index here.8 months ago
If you’re having trouble with the timing, remember one good technique you can use to help overcome this is by playing against the track but focussing your attention mostly on the guitar part on the actual recording, where what you’re playing then becomes secondary. Easier to align them that way.8 months ago