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Raph
post Sep 11 2009, 06:35 PM
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Haha, nice ones guys. I'm gonna try and add 10 more to the growing list.

27. Listening to other instruments helps you craft new sound possiblities for your guitar playing.
28. 19 hours of practice is good, but you only have 5 hours to actually have fun with your life or guitar.
29. When songwriting, don't always try to rhyme. It's better to have a heartfelt song with no rhyme than a childish "cat, hat, bat" poem.
30. Don't be afraid to use cliches, after all, they're cliches!

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post Sep 11 2009, 08:45 PM
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31: If your stuck in a rut, try playing other guitars in a guitar store or other instruments in general. A simple change like this can often lead to a creative idea, that you may not have thought of on your original instrument .


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post Sep 11 2009, 09:27 PM
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Very inspiring thread!!!
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post Sep 11 2009, 10:08 PM
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32. Make sure your instrument is properly set up (intonation, action, etc). If you cant do it yourself, then take it to a guitar tech.
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post Sep 12 2009, 08:57 AM
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33. If you feel you're not improving, play the first song, chord, lick, not etc. that you first tried to play on the guitar. Chances are, it've sounded worse when your frist played that. This will help you to realize that you're always improving all the time, even if you don't notice it.
34. If you spend all your time practicing, don't! You can if you want, but you have a full life to live and the possible experiences that you can have in your life can also possible help you approach music in a different way.
35. Music is always changing, so you should to, not just in terms of style, but in discipline, attitude, commitment etc.
36. Goals are great to attain, but the best goals are those you can never really achieve, just doing it as best as you can, e.g phrasing, tone, dynamics.
37. Spend your time on the things you can't do and things you need to improve when practicing.
38. The best guitar players make "connections" with the guitar. This means that you should be able to sing a line and you should play it back on the guitar. This may seem silly, but being able to express your musical feelings direnctly upon thr guitar is one of the most rewarding aspects of playing.
39. A simple thing such as the pick you use can radically change your tone.
40. Rhythm guitar should not always just be chords. Arpeggiations, basslines, little motifs, stylistic aspescts from different genre can really make a riff or rhythm sound great!
41. Mixing a riff from one style with a solo from another is a great way to develop style, and to spice up your current style by finding parts which go together quite nicely

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post Sep 12 2009, 09:20 AM
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42. Don't be affraid to feel like a beginner.


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post Sep 14 2009, 05:26 PM
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Very cool thread with a lot of great tips.


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post Sep 14 2009, 05:49 PM
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43. Try to play the guitar in a different place than to where you usually play or practice.
44. Reps, not time! You get a lot more done in less time with a similiar, better result.
45. Grouping techniques helps you focus in more into a whole than working at it individually.


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post Sep 15 2009, 03:25 PM
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this look like a good list to know. I think I have to bookmark it tongue.gif
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