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post Apr 20 2008, 08:28 PM
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haha, here i am, again!

Ok, there is a big musical event in 4 weeks in my school. In my school we have 2 really good guitarists (they can only play system of a down and Bullet for my valentine songs, but they can play them really good!). My goal is to beat them in some kind of guitar duel smile.gif

Some facts about me:

My legato is pretty good, although i do need to practice scales more often.
My blues skills are pretty good, I can do some cool tricks
My AP is ......very, veryyyyyy bad..... (Btw, i hate to practice just pure speedpicking)

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I have increased my play time to 5 hours a day (sometimes i even play 10 hours if i get the chance). My question to you is : How in earth am i going to play like a pro in 4 weeks, what killer techniques/riffs/licks can make me win this competition

Please tell me if you got a good schedule so i can achieve my goals.
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post Apr 20 2008, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE (Martin la guitarra @ Apr 20 2008, 09:28 PM) *
My goal is to beat them in some kind of guitar duel smile.gif

4 weeks huh... I have one that relates to swing. How's this for a duel - Bring a cheap guitar, swing hard to strike them over the head with it laugh.gif

Maybe some instructors can come up with better ideas.


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post Apr 20 2008, 08:34 PM
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If your tapping is good aswell, you could try some 2 handed tapping stuff of Michael Romeo, but I think that's really hard stuff and you had to practice a lot smile.gif
You probably would win that guitar duel then wink.gif


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post Apr 20 2008, 08:47 PM
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i dont think so in a 4 week you can be a professional let say 6 monthes are enough if you are practicing
every day for 2 to 3 hours


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post Apr 20 2008, 08:54 PM
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Dude practice a funky lesson, and go ahead.

Try muris's modern blues soloing, that is one badass lesson, and amazing use off vibrato, and has the gary moore vibe.
I dont think you need ap to be cool.
But the amount ur practicing, try to squeeze ap 2 hours a day, im telling you will make alot of diff.
By the way, i hope your not doing this to put someone down, that is just not cool.
But yea otherwise rockon.....oh man i really hope u impress and get the ladies wub.gif or turn some heads in anycase cool.gif


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post Apr 20 2008, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Apr 20 2008, 09:34 PM) *
4 weeks huh... I have one that relates to swing. How's this for a duel - Bring a cheap guitar, swing hard to strike them over the head with it laugh.gif

Maybe some instructors can come up with better ideas.


Best idea ever laugh.gif
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post Apr 20 2008, 09:13 PM
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get good at tapping too. and learn to use the whammy bar wink.gif
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post Apr 21 2008, 09:38 AM
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Hmm, my only suggestion is to do some flashy techniques that are relatively easy to learn and look good. Don't expect miracles in 4 weeks man. You can't make your technique much better, but you can learn those songs that they know in that time and throw in some licks in them. Maybe try my pentatonic sliding lesson, it will increase you agility over the fretboard, and it is a relatively easy to learn tho may look a little hard at glance.


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post Apr 21 2008, 09:54 AM
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learn hand-over legatto. that looks amazing and is fairly easy to do.



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post Apr 21 2008, 02:39 PM
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haha ok, well - looks like i am going to pratice a lot this month. I was thinking about practicing scales, blues licks and some couple of slipknots riffs

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post Apr 21 2008, 03:04 PM
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There is always the possibility of nailing ERUPTION to leave an imprint on the competition...


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post Apr 21 2008, 03:04 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Apr 21 2008, 10:54 AM) *
learn hand-over legatto. that looks amazing and is fairly easy to do.

That's the first thing I thought of as well! It's pretty simple, but looks very cool smile.gif
Martin, check out Wallimans lesson about this wink.gif


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post Apr 21 2008, 03:07 PM
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I hope you win! It sounds like it's gonna be epic.
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post Apr 21 2008, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Apr 21 2008, 10:54 AM) *
learn hand-over legatto. that looks amazing and is fairly easy to do.


This is as flashy as it gets smile.gif I recommend it too..Also practice improvisation , its great for a "duel" smile.gif


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post Apr 21 2008, 03:19 PM
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haha ok, thanks, gonna check out that hand - over legato

damn, that was .........very nice! But it looks too hard
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post Apr 21 2008, 03:21 PM
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Or maybe learn the swepp solo for Unholy warcry

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It seems the way forward would be learning glashy tricks and some cool licks.

Dont focus on scale knowledge in preperation, just learn a few licks note for note and practise them hard.

It'll be better for you to do a few licks well than lots poorly.

Whammy bar tricks and hand over legato seem like great bets.
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post Apr 21 2008, 03:34 PM
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Learn to play with your feet. That'll blow them away biggrin.gif

Either that or learn quick tricks. Bit of whammy dives, tapping, cross hand legato.


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post Apr 21 2008, 08:44 PM
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I think that you should practice your tapping, is really impresive and not too much difficult...

PS: hand over rules !!!!! laugh.gif


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post Apr 22 2008, 03:51 PM
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thanks. I've heard some people play with their teeth, is that possible?
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