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post Mar 24 2007, 01:08 PM
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gday mates,

im wondering if anyone could gis a hand with me playing........to put it nicely my playing just sounds like shit......i never realised it til i heard other people playing the same songs as me....now i have only been playing a year but i seem to always have two strings ringing at the same time even though the notes im playin come one after the other ( not meant to be played at the time) im shit at muting i do not mute at all now i know this is my problem with that particular thing but i dont really kn ow how.....are u meant to move yur palm around and mute all th strings u arent meant to play while yur playing a lick or solo or do u use yur fretting hand or what its driving me bonkers and its incredibly frustrating...apart from all this i still bloody hit the wrong bloomin strings from parts i have been practising for a year now......im wondering would it be best for me to get one on one lessons with a teacher so they can point out everything im doin right or wrong....

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post Mar 24 2007, 01:46 PM
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QUOTE (slash85 @ Mar 24 2007, 01:08 PM) *
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im wondering if anyone could gis a hand with me playing........

G'day mate, did you take all the lessons here at GMC?


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post Mar 24 2007, 02:15 PM
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post Mar 24 2007, 03:49 PM
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This is something you have to work on - and its hard, especially as you start playing faster. There are many different techniques, you will probably end up using a collection. You can mute adjacent strings with unused fingers on your left hand, mute strings with the palm of your right hand (a must for sweep picking) - above all, you need to practice slowly to get a clean sound, then speed up.


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post Mar 26 2007, 05:39 AM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Mar 24 2007, 03:49 PM) *
This is something you have to work on - and its hard, especially as you start playing faster. There are many different techniques, you will probably end up using a collection. You can mute adjacent strings with unused fingers on your left hand, mute strings with the palm of your right hand (a must for sweep picking) - above all, you need to practice slowly to get a clean sound, then speed up.

i agree. make sure you can play evey note slowly and with no other sound. then you speed up. if you have the notes and the picking down, then conventrate on the muting with your right hand


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post Mar 26 2007, 07:09 AM
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gday mates...

thanks for the feedback guys i will give everything a go apart from recording myself coz i cant sad.gif but i appreciate everything thanks fellas.

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post Mar 26 2007, 11:34 PM
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i think the best way to clean your sound is..


to do it with ametronome when you understand how many notes you play for each beat.

for example. take this patern

e:--------------------5--7--8--7----
b:--5---6---8---6------------------
g:-----------------------------------


now there is 8 notes , so 4 for each beat. now there is two patterns. play them from 50bpm till you fingers are bloody. now foucus on this and you will clean your playing without thinking about it.

helped me , i hope it will help you .

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post Mar 28 2007, 10:35 AM
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Slash, I am not expert and just a beginner (7 months) but maybe I can help. Do you always use a metronome when you practice? If not watch the metronome lesson then start practicing your licks/songs to it. This should help tidy up your playing no end! smile.gif


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post Mar 29 2007, 09:49 AM
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thanks again for all your help guys ill give it a go and see if i can clean me playin up. smile.gif


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