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post Sep 10 2009, 07:29 PM
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Hey guys, being bored and deep and all, I've decided to bore (or enlighten) you with 7 tips which has helped me in all sorts of guitar areas and general musicmanship. Here we go...

1. The metronome is your best friend. Name it and bond with it over exercises.
2. Stick to what your practicing until you can do more than just play it.
3. Don't be afraid to use other resources when practicing.
4. Keeping a track of your progress helps you look at areas in which to improve.
5. Like life, playing with other musicians requires co-operation and politeness. When another soloist is performing, back them up with great sounding backings. Don't be always hogging the spotlight; the other soloists didn't do that to you, so why do it to them.
6. A practice routine helps prioritise you guitar goals and aspirations.
7. (For the Swedish users especially) Swedish is, apparently, a tonal language. The same word said differently means another thing, so by playing a lick differently, it can have a different effect than if you play it another way.


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post Sep 10 2009, 07:44 PM
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These are pretty cool. Do we want to add to it and keep the thread going? I've been toying with this idea for a bit:

8. A great note is played on time and shaped well, a good note has at least one of those qualities. If you cannot do both, pick at least one.


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ZakkWylde
post Sep 10 2009, 08:02 PM
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9. Don't stick to learning and practicing all the time. To unfold your full potential you have to jam over backings, play with other people, write your own music and rock out from time to time...


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post Sep 10 2009, 08:03 PM
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10. Music can be made at any skill level.


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post Sep 10 2009, 09:15 PM
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11. Dont be afraid to try to write songs with vocals and lyrics.

You might be suprised with your results. (Good or Bad !) laugh.gif


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post Sep 10 2009, 09:38 PM
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12. Give all your valuable guitar gear to Marc Maiden
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post Sep 10 2009, 11:57 PM
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13. Buy as many gear as possible just for fun (ok ok, sorry... rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif)


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post Sep 11 2009, 12:00 AM
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14. Learn how to record video (with audio). Self evaluation is very important and video recording is a must know skill, for every musician these days.

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post Sep 11 2009, 12:25 AM
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15. Relax a bit and get out with the girl on a drink !


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post Sep 11 2009, 06:40 AM
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16. at the end of the day, speed is a means to an end, not the goal.
17.no one ever become a famous sucssesful musician just by doing covers of songs and solos. imrovising and writing music is the best thing you can do.


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post Sep 11 2009, 08:33 AM
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18. Improving speed is not about playing 1 2 3 4 all over the fretboard 10 hours a day. Play different exercises, not only AP, and improve each of them slowly and stick to rules 1 and 2 before trying to increase the speed.

19. Theory is a tool, music is the goal (Copyright © Muris wink.gif)


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post Sep 11 2009, 09:09 AM
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20. Sometimes its about knowing when not to play!
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post Sep 11 2009, 03:54 PM
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21. Put some structure into what you do, maybe a few licks grouped together involving bending, then some octave licks, a few arpeggios then a nice ap run to finish it off!


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post Sep 11 2009, 04:02 PM
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22) Practice doesn't make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect.

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post Sep 11 2009, 04:04 PM
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23. Don't improvise, just compose ... really really fast.


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post Sep 11 2009, 04:16 PM
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24. Listen to many different genres to give a completely different perspective to things!


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post Sep 11 2009, 04:18 PM
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25. Don't be afraid to play without a pick once in a while, changes to the routine often spark great leaps in creativity.


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post Sep 11 2009, 04:24 PM
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26. Practice standing, practice sitting, practice plugged in, practice unplugged!


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post Sep 11 2009, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Sep 10 2009, 08:02 PM) *
9. Don't stick to learning and practicing all the time. To unfold your full potential you have to jam over backings, play with other people, write your own music and rock out from time to time...


Best so far, practice isn't making music
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QUOTE (steve25 @ Sep 11 2009, 11:32 AM) *
Best so far, practice isn't making music


I think it can be.


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