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Marraboy
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Carlisle, UK
Born Mar-11-1975
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13 Jun 2007
Hi

I currently use a Gibson Les Paul Std but I have decide to buy another guitar for two reasons:

I want a cheap guitar for playing without smashing my LP on something.

I have just joined a thrash metal band and the Les Paul doesn't fit the image!!! biggrin.gif

I was looking at the BC Rich Warlock - looks nice and Ive heard it sounds HEAVY!!!

Any thoughts, remember - it's a second guitar and I don't want nothing expensive.

JT
12 Jun 2007
Hi

Anybody know of a software metronome I can download (preferrably for free). I cannot use my electronic beepy one when my son goes to bed - he's only 3! I need something I can use on the PC with ear phones.

Mac or PC - I have both!!! (I'm posh when it comes to PC's).

It's tough being a dad! I can't use an amp when he's asleep either. wink.gif

Thanks

JT
11 Jun 2007
I sent this as an email to Kris a few days ago and he, correctly, asked me to post it in the forum. So any thoughts would be appreciated, particularly the questions at the end...

Hi

I joined your website last week - I've been playing guitar for almost
15 years (on and off). I hadn't been playing for a couple of years
then decided I would like to give it another go, so I dusted off my
Gibson Les Paul, got my pick out and tried playing some stuff!!! Doh!
I was fairly crap!

I had played 15 years almost exclusively rhythm so when I tried to
play some Iron Maiden solos I failed miserably! BUT I found your
site, WOW what can I say - I've been doing the metronome exercises
for about 4 nights (1 hour each) and I can almost play some nifty
riffs - I still can't play the Iron Maiden solo but I guess with a
couple of months on the lessons I should be able to crack it. THANKS
a lot, it's a great site. It seems I was practicing the wrong things.

Just a couple of questions...

1) My worst habit was by picking in a down stroke only - I am really
trying to pick in both directions and short term it is slowing my
progress. In your opinion is this something that will fix itself if I
continue doing the exercises? I think my brain needs retraining!

2) I have been looking at your pentatonic scale stuff - again this is
fantastic and something I never even looked at in 15 years of
practice!!! I am struggling to 'improvise' at the moment (I suppose
I've only been really at it for about 4 days). Do you recommend I
stick to the exercises until I can get some confidence on the scales
or should I try to improvise at a slow speed to get a better feel for
moving around the fret board?

3) Can I become a rock start at 32? I hate my day job and I kind of
fancy doing the Download Festival at Donnington next year!!! Maybe
headline it the year after that!

Keep up the good work - Awesome stuff.
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