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Ben Higgins
post Feb 23 2012, 12:35 PM
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I'm sure many of you have seen this already but for those who haven't, there's some really cool advice here. Guthrie always delivers everything in a normal, down to earth way! smile.gif



My only criticism is the fact that when he's blazing really fast they focus the camera on his fretting hand..... errr, thanks dry.gif

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post Feb 23 2012, 12:52 PM
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Most definitely! Guthrie delivers... swift and precise guitar death! biggrin.gif thanks for sharing Ben!!


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post Feb 23 2012, 01:36 PM
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Great stuff! How easy does he make that look! ohmy.gif If only my fingers had eyes I'd show them this and say see that's what your suppose to do now do it. biggrin.gif
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post Feb 23 2012, 03:02 PM
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so strange to see him with a PRS


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post Feb 23 2012, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Feb 23 2012, 12:36 PM) *
Great stuff! How easy does he make that look! ohmy.gif If only my fingers had eyes I'd show them this and say see that's what your suppose to do now do it. biggrin.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Classic !!


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post Feb 23 2012, 03:44 PM
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My fingers need to have ears, they might hear me shouting at them if they did!!!


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post Feb 23 2012, 05:22 PM
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Thanks for the post! Guthrie is an amazing guitar player he is absolutely amazing!!!! He spent so much time practicing... Crazy!
It's a very good video and everything explained in a simple way!


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post Feb 23 2012, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Feb 23 2012, 12:35 PM) *
I'm sure many of you have seen this already but for those who haven't, there's some really cool advice here. Guthrie always delivers everything in a normal, down to earth way! smile.gif



My only criticism is the fact that when he's blazing really fast they focus the camera on his fretting hand..... errr, thanks dry.gif


So much free wisdom in one video... awesome.


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post Feb 23 2012, 05:42 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ Feb 23 2012, 04:36 PM) *
So much free wisdom in one video... awesome.

Exactly!!!! Practice makes perfect! smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2012, 07:13 PM
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lol the editor. He is talking about picking hand!! Anyway, this is good stuff. hadn't seen it and I will definitely try these exercises. really need to sync my hands. smile.gif Thanks Ben for posting.


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post Feb 23 2012, 07:14 PM
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It's just awesome to hear such knowledge in a summarized way. Very cool sounding smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2012, 07:38 PM
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I just looked over his 3rd module (series of this video, couldn't find the 2nd) and wow he talks about tapping and I got to see/hear new tapping techniques for the first time. This guy is amazing. I watch his video again and again just to get inspired and these video just increased my respect to this guy. How much knowledge does he have?


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post Feb 23 2012, 11:16 PM
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I read somewhere interesting opinion of a young guitarist who watched a GG demonstration of some Suhr model:

"This isn't fair. Guthrie makes everything sound perfect. How am I supposed to know if the guitar is good or not?" biggrin.gif

It's true! Make a mistake sometime man biggrin.gif !!


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post Feb 24 2012, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Feb 23 2012, 10:16 PM) *
I read somewhere interesting opinion of a young guitarist who watched a GG demonstration of some Suhr model:

"This isn't fair. Guthrie makes everything sound perfect. How am I supposed to know if the guitar is good or not?" biggrin.gif


Haha, that is excellent !! laugh.gif


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post Feb 24 2012, 02:20 PM
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Hi got a question.
When i play for example three notes per string from the low e to the high e, i always use alternate picking.
But when I play from high string to low string, I start with an upstroke and use economy picking. ist just makes me more fluent. I automatically do it.

Is there anything wrong in not using alternate picking when playing up the strings?


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post Feb 24 2012, 02:27 PM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Feb 24 2012, 01:20 PM) *
Hi got a question.
When i play for example three notes per string from the low e to the high e, i always use alternate picking.
But when I play from high string to low string, I start with an upstroke and use economy picking. ist just makes me more fluent. I automatically do it.

Is there anything wrong in not using alternate picking when playing up the strings?


No there's nothing wrong with it if it helps you to express the licks that you want smile.gif

A lot of people use economy picking to go one way and alternate picking the other way. 2 examples of people who use economy to ascend from lower strings to higher are our very own Todd Simpson and... some guy called Yngwie... wink.gif

Whichever way you to choose to play something it's always good to analyse it and know exactly what it is that you're doing. That way you know that you're doing something out of a conscious choice, not just by accident, and then you can focus on strengthening and improving that aspect of your playing.

Sometimes these things happen by accident.. accidents are good if they lead to an understanding. If they stay as accidental aspects of your playing then they might just remain a hindrance, if that makes sense ?


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post Feb 24 2012, 02:38 PM
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When I went from classical guitar to electrical I started learning the pick. I think I used alternate picking all the time very slow. When I developed speed at some point I started using economy picking without knowing it actually was economy picking.
It works out very well for me though

I have a very conservative theatcher who says i should play both alternte and economy up but hey, I just cant do it. Or well I can but I am so more fluent with economy picking while playing up so why use alternate instead?


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post Feb 24 2012, 02:41 PM
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QUOTE (ElHombre @ Feb 24 2012, 01:38 PM) *
When I went from classical guitar to electrical I started learning the pick. I think I used alternate picking all the time very slow. When I developed speed at some point I started using economy picking without knowing it actually was economy picking.
It works out very well for me though

I have a very conservative theatcher who says i should play both alternte and economy up but hey, I just cant do it. Or well I can but I am so more fluent with economy picking while playing up so why use alternate instead?


Yeah, play to your strengths ! smile.gif


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post Feb 26 2012, 09:35 PM
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Oh that's great! I love Guthrie, his playing always inspires me.
When I listen to a really great guitarist and get inspired I pick up my guitar straight away.
I also get the illusion that my playing will sound any like theirs. One day maybe... One day... wink.gif
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post Feb 27 2012, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE (Amitai Kedmi @ Feb 26 2012, 08:35 PM) *
Oh that's great! I love Guthrie, his playing always inspires me.
When I listen to a really great guitarist and get inspired I pick up my guitar straight away.
I also get the illusion that my playing will sound any like theirs. One day maybe... One day... wink.gif


Yeah, this is what great musicians do to us ! biggrin.gif


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