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post May 25 2010, 06:59 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ May 23 2010, 07:34 PM) *
Just the right man to give this kind of advice laugh.gif


HAHAHAHA, and i was thinking the same biggrin.gif


QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 23 2010, 10:52 PM) *
Something Branford Marsalis said (That he heard from his legendary father).

"Players who play for applause, that's all they get".


WOW, true.


My dad once told me "if you try, try and keep trying and you can't still do it... try harder"
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post May 25 2010, 10:37 AM
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Hmm, there are so many.. "Focus on accuracy and speed will come" is probably my fav one that I learnt from GMC.

BUT ... I may have come up with a few of my own over the years... (as I have to live upto my nickname) .. So here goes nothin !


- Find a healthy balance between self criticism & confidence .. Individually, both can be damaging to your guitar learning.

- If you think that you have 'mastered' a technique or a piece, you probably havent smile.gif

- Dont compose somethin fast just for the sake of it, chances are it will sound s@#T, no matter how well you execute it.

- Learn to be a musician, not just a guitar player .. Humility, Respect for other musicians and music types are all equally important to be a great musician.

- Whoever said that serious guitar learning was ALWAYS 'fun' was either lying or was on a happy pill.



I know .. I should be meditating somewhere in the Himalayas ... NO freakin idea what I'm doin with a guitar !!


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post May 25 2010, 10:50 AM
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post May 25 2010, 10:58 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ May 25 2010, 03:34 AM) *
From neurological research. Two greatest principles;

1) In the final analysis, your goal is to establish synaptic mappings which manifest themselves in performing at a virtuoso level. Doing the correct things automatically establishes the mappings. Doing the incorrect things automatically does the opposite. You become what your practice habits are. The good news is, these poor synaptic mappings fade away with disuse, and more effective ones will be established with great practice habits. This principle is violated in many ways, quite commonly. One of these is making mistakes, playing so fast you have some areas where you slop it out. When you do that, you just reinforce that kind of play. It does not go away magically, you just keep ingraining it. This is one reason I consider practicing with backing tracks more than just occasionally is counter productive. People tend to gloss over their flaws, cover them up. But they don't go away, it is just lipstick on a pig when you do that. You will still remain a pig, no matter how long you go at it that way. Maybe a faster pig, but still a pig.

2) The better you concentrate, the much faster your brain is cable of learning. A person may think that they concentrate, but honestly, I don't think many people even know what high levels of concentration are.

Really capable teachers here followed these principles, I am confident of that, even if they did not think of it in this fashion. For example in an earlier time, Kris said to use a metronome, but keep it simple. He knew that going beyond that was just going to take you away from concentrating on your actual play. However I think people want the quick fix today, and backing tracks give them that, give them an illusion that they are more skilled and artistic than they actually are. I play just a bit with those for fun, and think they can be helpful if not used too much. But for the most part I follow Kris's original advice if I want to use a pace maker.



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post May 25 2010, 11:31 AM
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when talking about producing and selling records I was told this gem.

"if DJ's ain't playing it it ain't worth s**t"

very true its to easy to get invovled in what you think is is musically cool but if its not rocking the clubs and get getting good rotation on independant radio stations then you prob won't sell many copies

take off your musicains hat and put on your punters!!!
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post May 26 2010, 12:27 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ May 24 2010, 08:26 PM) *
Some swedish guy (can't remember his name) once said that you don't need any talent to play guitar - you just have to practice!

I think that guy who said that now runs an online guitar lesson site of some sort^^

Man! this advice really changed my mind! wink.gif

QUOTE (audiopaal @ May 25 2010, 06:50 AM) *
"Have fun" smile.gif

Nice one!


Four advices to any "aspiring guitarist" from Joe Satriani:

-The ultimate goal is playing music, lifting people's spirits. The practicing is supposed to help you do that.

-There's no substitute for practicing.

-Find out what is like to play for human beings.

-Never write a song sitting down because you may not be able to play it standing up.

BTW, Nice topic Bogdan!

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post May 26 2010, 02:25 PM
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post May 26 2010, 05:12 PM
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post May 26 2010, 06:37 PM
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Don´t wash your hand right before a playng sessions .. if do wash them wait 15 min before you play !

Picked this up in GMC Forum smile.gif ( I bealive it was from staffy´s most ruined finger competition )


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post May 27 2010, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 23 2010, 10:23 AM) *
"Less is more" - I think I heard this one from Victor Wooten...


Reminds me of a piece I wrote by the same name: http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=67012

Well, probably the most helpful advice that I received, as I recall, was "stop thinking about it - just play it!"


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post May 27 2010, 01:01 PM
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QUOTE (Artemus @ May 27 2010, 01:57 PM) *
Reminds me of a piece I wrote by the same name: http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=67012

Well, probably the most helpful advice that I received, as I recall, was "stop thinking about it - just play it!"


Hehe sometime advices conflict - one of my favorites is "The more you think the better you are going to play" (Marty Friedman). This one is referring to guitar theory though.


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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ May 27 2010, 01:01 PM) *
Hehe sometime advices conflict - one of my favorites is "The more you think the better you are going to play" (Marty Friedman). This one is referring to guitar theory though.


It can often seem like that is the case, but often the conflicts are not conflicts at all but just refer to different aspects of playing and understanding. I'm a huge advocate of analysing your playing throughout practice, and running a critique of every aspect of playing. The advice that I received about not thinking so much was concerned with playing something a speed. I'd done everything by the book in terms of practicing - metronoming, keeping a journal, recording myself, analysing my playing, breaking it down.. &c. The trouble was I couldn't break past a certain speed barrier.
The reason was I was concentrating so much on so many things at the same time, my mind and fingers wouldn't keep up. Since I'd done the hard work and built up the muscle memory, "letting go" resulted in my being able to play said lick without any difficulty. However, I believe this was only possible because I'd spent the time learning it properly, so it was just a case of trusting in my fingers going to the right places without having to consciously tell them where to go. Without the right amount of dedicated, analytical practice, I'm sure this would not have been the case.

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post May 31 2010, 04:46 PM
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off the top of my head:

what J Petrucci says on that Rock discipline video:

"Resources are out there, you just have to go and get them and build up on whatever you want to do" (in other words)

"All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness" E. Tolle

QUOTE (zen @ May 25 2010, 10:37 AM) *
Hmm, there are so many.. "Focus on accuracy and speed will come" is probably my fav one that I learnt from GMC.

BUT ... I may have come up with a few of my own over the years... (as I have to live upto my nickname) .. So here goes nothin !


- Find a healthy balance between self criticism & confidence .. Individually, both can be damaging to your guitar learning.

- If you think that you have 'mastered' a technique or a piece, you probably havent smile.gif

- Dont compose somethin fast just for the sake of it, chances are it will sound s@#T, no matter how well you execute it.

- Learn to be a musician, not just a guitar player .. Humility, Respect for other musicians and music types are all equally important to be a great musician.

- Whoever said that serious guitar learning was ALWAYS 'fun' was either lying or was on a happy pill.



I know .. I should be meditating somewhere in the Himalayas ... NO freakin idea what I'm doin with a guitar !!


Ok, this is my new favorite:

"Find a healthy balance between self criticism & confidence .. Individually, both can be damaging to your guitar learning."


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post May 31 2010, 05:28 PM
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I heard recently a good one from Anthony Wellington :

"Learning the instrument is like counting to infinity, when you get to 1000 you are no closer to mastering the instrument then when you started. You play because you like it." - that's for all the ones worried about their progress smile.gif


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post May 31 2010, 07:54 PM
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That's a nice one, Bogdan!


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post May 31 2010, 07:57 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ May 31 2010, 08:54 PM) *
That's a nice one, Bogdan!


Just read it few days back in a magazine...I was thinking - he couldn't put it better then that. We never stop learning the instrument...


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post May 31 2010, 10:04 PM
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Here are some Miles Davis quotes that are all excellent and inspiring, I love listening to him talk, he was a true genious.

“For me, music and life are all about style.”

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself”

“Don't play what's there, play what's not there.”


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"You're doing it all wrong!" smile.gif

After one year of guitar playing, guy said to me after listening to my playing. Because he was skilled guitar player I listened to him, and started again. I mean, almost everything was wrong, alternate picking, tone....


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Try to play what you hear in your mind - don't over-analyze it - my interpretration of the real Zak Wylde.

Along the same lines : Marc Schonbrun, in his music-theory book, stated that Music Theory is great for analyzing and communicating to others what happened musically - it's not so great for composing music.

Much like a type-writer is great for quickly writing down ideas, and grammer is great for analyzing sentence structure to determine what happened, no one begins writing a story by opening up a grammar book and finding what rules can be used to glue words together correctly. It comes from your creative mind.

The benefit of Music Theory comes when you study music that has already been created. If you study music, you lock into your mind what *was* played, and how it sounded - thereby opening up your ability to know how to play it and that such a sound exists - that way when you are creating, you have a new sound discovered in your mind opening up new possibilities.

So, study music theory to help you know you instrument and what has been created - throw your theory away when you are writing music - except maybe to jot down notes for others to follow along with! smile.gif

That's how I think about it anyways.
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