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Ivan Milenkovic
post Feb 22 2008, 08:53 PM
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What do you play FIRST and most often when you pick up the guitar. THere must be a favorite lick or some chord right? Let's hear it! I play E major first most of the time! smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 09:01 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 22 2008, 08:53 PM) *
What do you play FIRST and most often when you pick up the guitar. THere must be a favorite lick or some chord right? Let's hear it! I play E major first most of the time! smile.gif



lol, i play Emajor, and check that my guitar is in tune smile.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 09:10 PM
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Hmmm... I always play all open string Like a Chord to check if the guitar is in tune, but first sensible thing I play would be the intro to Van Halens Ain't talking about love wink.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 09:11 PM
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I normally do a few palm mutes while changing the volume of my guitar on my amp... once that is done I play the things I wrote. I got a new song and its got some good piano! This is all after tunning my guitar.

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post Feb 22 2008, 09:24 PM
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Haha good one, never really thought about it before. I usually always do a full bend on the B or C string biggrin.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 09:28 PM
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post Feb 22 2008, 09:43 PM
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I always play the same G-Major/Pentatonic lick biggrin.gif I'll record it for you next time i pick up my guitar biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Feb 22 2008, 09:54 PM
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Yeah, I don't think that I've thought about that before...

I guess first I always play just an E major scale, or some scale, to get my fingers moving.


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post Feb 22 2008, 10:00 PM
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I usually start out with some minor pentatonic licks, just some messing around, improv and the like just to "get in the zone". smile.gif I usually play in E, I don't know why. It just seems natural. After that, I do some legato (as I can't do speedpicking anywhere near as fast or clean yet) up and down the neck to get my left hand warmed up.
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post Feb 22 2008, 10:08 PM
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I tend to play something just going chromatically through the fretboard to get my fingers working..Also I tend to play a G major scale too when I pick up guitar and warm up..


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post Feb 22 2008, 10:20 PM
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post Feb 22 2008, 10:24 PM
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i usually start with some running scales


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post Feb 22 2008, 10:29 PM
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I always begin with some bluesy licks.. its always different ..


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post Feb 23 2008, 12:57 AM
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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ Feb 22 2008, 09:20 PM) *
Lately, Under a Glass Moon solo. Used to be Master of Puppets.


blink.gif what a coincidence! the first thing i tend to play is the Under a Glass Moon solo and then master of puppets.
how very strange...


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post Feb 23 2008, 01:05 AM
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Usually hit an E major chord, check the guitar is in tune then probably do a bit of a metal chug riff around E,F,G and A just to get in the mood, then some scale warm ups, normally a major scale.


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post Feb 23 2008, 01:08 AM
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Do some chords, check it its in tune.

Then noodle around for 5-10 min in e minor or a minor.

Then get to work! Some time the noodling last for the upwards of 2-3 hours smile.gif.



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post Feb 23 2008, 01:14 AM
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I usually start with messing around E minor and A minor/major, doing licks all around the fretboard, from blues to jazz and shred smile.gif


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post Feb 23 2008, 01:18 AM
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wow some great responses smile.gif

Me to like to play blues lick here and there, especially with my fingers, before I take the pick smile.gif


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I always start playing some minor pentatonic all over the fretboard, then switch to aeolian and keep at it for a while.


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I strum open strings,weak tuning system,I know laugh.gif


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