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post May 25 2012, 10:29 AM
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There was something that I was trying to explain a long time ago in a video chat and in this video MAB sums it up perfectly. 'There are more differences in players than there are similarities.'

The more you scratch the surface, the more you realise that people are doing things differently to the next guy.. and the next guy.. so don't get too hung up on needing your picking technique to look like some famous guitar players. It's the differences that make us unique and lead us to our sound smile.gif



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post May 25 2012, 10:44 AM
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Great video! It reminds me of Todd Simpson's chats! biggrin.gif


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post May 25 2012, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (JTaylor @ May 25 2012, 10:44 AM) *
Great video! It reminds me of Todd Simpson's chats! biggrin.gif


Yeah.. both are good fun and very, very speedy ! biggrin.gif


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post May 25 2012, 02:08 PM
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Great Video. He has a great technique, and he explained that really well

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post May 25 2012, 02:29 PM
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MAB is a very modest and cool guy! ...And what a player!


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post May 25 2012, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 25 2012, 02:29 PM) *
MAB is a very modest and cool guy! ...And what a player!


Yeah, you just know it would be great to hang out with him don't you ? smile.gif


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post May 25 2012, 03:36 PM
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I had the opportunity to talk to him back in 2010 at the same clinic where I met Greg Howe, Andy Timmons and Brett Garsed and he was like a granny somehow laugh.gif I mean, that's the exact feeling he gave me: 'Would you like a nice warm piece of pie while I explain a few things about my blistering alternate picking technique?' laugh.gif


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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 25 2012, 03:36 PM) *
'Would you like a nice warm piece of pie while I explain a few things about my blistering alternate picking technique?' laugh.gif


Yeah but it would be a pie that was cooked really, really fast !!! biggrin.gif


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post May 25 2012, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 25 2012, 02:44 PM) *
Yeah but it would be a pie that was cooked really, really fast !!! biggrin.gif


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post May 25 2012, 04:46 PM
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This is really inspirational for me because I'm also left handed biggrin.gif MAB is a really great instructor!


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This is interesting to see. I'd tried the same thing recently with tremelo picking on one string and just watched to see what my right hand/arm was doing naturally. I know the idea sprung from a Higgins lesson, but I don't remember where or when. smile.gif



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post May 26 2012, 03:37 AM
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True. I have studied a lot of players and have tried to copy. And ultimately, you just land up in your own style as it feels much more comfortable. smile.gif well said.


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post May 26 2012, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ May 25 2012, 09:36 AM) *
I had the opportunity to talk to him back in 2010 at the same clinic where I met Greg Howe, Andy Timmons and Brett Garsed and he was like a granny somehow laugh.gif I mean, that's the exact feeling he gave me: 'Would you like a nice warm piece of pie while I explain a few things about my blistering alternate picking technique?' laugh.gif

Haha, crack me ^ Cosmin! biggrin.gif Like myself, you seem to be the type of person who's interest to a high degree is drawn to the contextual paradigm of the communicator, rather than just the message. This trait is beneficial in that by nature, you can interpret the meaning and intention of the sender's message with a greater scope of understanding, which is also a tool of the "fast learner," also, it makes observing people while under the influence of "enhanced beverages" much more entertaining. Haha! biggrin.gif

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post May 26 2012, 07:03 AM
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QUOTE (TuckerG @ May 26 2012, 05:53 AM) *
Haha, crack me ^ Cosmin! biggrin.gif Like myself, you seem to be the type of person who's interest to a high degree is drawn to the contextual paradigm of the communicator, rather than just the message. This trait is beneficial in that by nature, you can interpret the meaning and intention of the sender's message with a greater scope of understanding, which is also a tool of the "fast learner," also, it makes observing people while under the influence of "enhanced beverages" much more entertaining. Haha! biggrin.gif

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Wow laugh.gif what an analysis biggrin.gif I think I agree with you laugh.gif


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post May 26 2012, 08:33 AM
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That's a cool video. Thanks for sharing it Ben! smile.gif It motivated me right away smile.gif I'll work with that today!

Wow - that's a good start in a free day smile.gif I just have breakfast wink.gif

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post May 26 2012, 08:36 AM
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Yeah, this technique really helped me go from slow blues to shred, use it all the time! Well explained.
"Now that we have learnt the tremolo, lets move onto something a bit more advance" - after he's shredding the crazy out of it! lol
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post May 26 2012, 06:03 PM
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ May 26 2012, 03:24 AM) *
This is interesting to see. I'd tried the same thing recently with tremelo picking on one string and just watched to see what my right hand/arm was doing naturally. I know the idea sprung from a Higgins lesson, but I don't remember where or when. smile.gif


It was probably from a post I made rather than an actual lesson itself. How did you get on ? smile.gif

QUOTE (rocko @ May 26 2012, 08:33 AM) *
That's a cool video. Thanks for sharing it Ben! smile.gif It motivated me right away smile.gif I'll work with that today!

Wow - that's a good start in a free day smile.gif I just have breakfast wink.gif

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I'm glad to hear that Andreas.... sometimes these nuggets of wisdom from the guitar greats give you freedom to be yourself on the guitar and not worry about what everybody else is doing !


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post May 26 2012, 08:00 PM
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[quote name='Ben Higgins' date='May 26 2012, 05:03 PM' post='586329']
It was probably from a post I made rather than an actual lesson itself. How did you get on ? smile.gif


It just made me realize that I really don't have change the core of my technique. It more of a matter of developing it to get things more in sync. I was concentrating too much on what other guitar players were doing for a while.


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post May 26 2012, 08:24 PM
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Yeah, sometimes you need to change the technique because it has a serious flaw, but other times you just need to take time and practice, to make your own technique perfect smile.gif


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post May 27 2012, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (Dinaga @ May 26 2012, 07:24 PM) *
Yeah, sometimes you need to change the technique because it has a serious flaw, but other times you just need to take time and practice, to make your own technique perfect smile.gif


True, but there are times when you can't spot the problem that easily. I was thinking that people might get frustrated for not being able to achieve progress in a certain amount of time and they might think they are doing something wrong, when the technique is correct, only the time invested is not sufficient.

I am probably just ranting, but I think this could be a possibility, although even when you are not putting in THAT much time into a certain technique, if you are practicing in the right way, the results are there. Now timing is different for each person, so this is a very open discussion tongue.gif right?


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