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Ben Higgins
post Jun 12 2012, 07:37 PM
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... of my video chat ?

As we know, I can't do a video chat tonight so I wondered what you guys have decided to replace me with ? laugh.gif



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post Jun 12 2012, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 12 2012, 06:37 PM) *
... of my video chat ?

As we know, I can't do a video chat tonight so I wondered what you guys have decided to replace me with ? laugh.gif

I am practicing bloody sweep picking exercises and getting damn frustrated that I can't mute the unwanted noise and watching the GMC forums in the meantime and making occasional posts tongue.gif


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post Jun 12 2012, 07:52 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jun 12 2012, 07:42 PM) *
I am practicing bloody sweep picking exercises and getting damn frustrated that I can't mute the unwanted noise and watching the GMC forums in the meantime and making occasional posts tongue.gif


Oh... ohmy.gif

Have you checked the angle of your hand ? If you allow your palm to be more parallel with the guitar strings you should be able to cover them more and almost rock your hand in and out as you go up or down the arpeggio. For example, as you go from higher string to lower string, your thumb can go inward and your pinky side goes up and out. As you go from lower string back to high, it does the opposite. Does that make sense ?

That's just one way of doing it.. it works better for me than keeping my hand unmoving but moving my thumb joint. Just can't get it to work as well doing that.


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post Jun 12 2012, 07:58 PM
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Yea it makes sense!! I will try it..
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post Jun 12 2012, 08:05 PM
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post Jun 12 2012, 08:07 PM
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QUOTE (Opetholic @ Jun 12 2012, 06:42 PM) *
I am practicing bloody sweep picking exercises and getting damn frustrated that I can't mute the unwanted noise and watching the GMC forums in the meantime and making occasional posts tongue.gif


Mate I just checked out your sweeping video on YouTube, and my advice is: Don't learn all the sweeping patterns at once. smile.gif They are very different and it makes a world of difference to play an arpeggio where you fret 3 strings with one finger or to play an arpeggio with different fingers for different strings (I hope you see what I mean). For each arpeggio start super slow, and develop your own technique to play it. It can (and should) involve muting with your left hand (that's why you need to do it really slow, not fast like in your video), and then right hand muting. Left hand muting arpeggios where you fret three strings with only one (index) finger is harder because you need to "roll" the finger to avoid string noise. All in all, practice one shape until you get it down, that would be the main tip smile.gif


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:16 PM
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I'm doing what I always do even when in your chat - writing code biggrin.gif
Now, had you chosen to do your video chats at a decent hour, then I'd probably be working on my pentatonic AP which is weaker than wet rice paper.


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:25 PM
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I'm not doing anything interesting - dull studying for exams. Bah. dry.gif It's times like this when I'd rather be doing anything else - walking, staring at clouds, watching paint dry.


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:42 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jun 12 2012, 08:05 PM) *
Lying in bed, totally depressed, binge eating donuts. Feeling totally empty.


Sounds awesome ! biggrin.gif


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post Jun 12 2012, 08:43 PM
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post Jun 12 2012, 09:41 PM
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post Jun 12 2012, 11:12 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 12 2012, 02:37 PM) *
... of my video chat ?

As we know, I can't do a video chat tonight so I wondered what you guys have decided to replace me with ? laugh.gif

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post Jun 13 2012, 02:50 AM
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hahaah cool topic! I recorded vocals of a band that I'm producing. They play pop rock combined with punk rock. We still have to record guitars.


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post Jun 13 2012, 05:41 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 12 2012, 02:37 PM) *
... of my video chat ?

As we know, I can't do a video chat tonight so I wondered what you guys have decided to replace me with ? laugh.gif


Screaming "WHHYYYYYYYYY!!!!" and watching old Ben Vids instead smile.gif


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post Jun 13 2012, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (dark dude @ Jun 12 2012, 09:41 PM) *
Is your internet sorted yet?


Nah, not yet. I've got internet (of course, otherwise you guys would wonder how I'm doing this..) but literally zero bandwidth. I'm not joking, we did an internet speed test and it read 0.

We were told that the last time there was a power cut and there was some electrical work being done in our neighbourhood, when it got all connected again, it was connected back all wrong. Or something like that. I think it's BT.. it's not our internet provider. Either way, it's damn annoying. dry.gif


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post Jun 13 2012, 08:43 AM
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post Jun 13 2012, 09:00 AM
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I played some guitar. Mostly noodling, as you call it, same old phrases. Waiting for inspiration, influence, ideas..
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post Jun 13 2012, 09:15 AM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Jun 13 2012, 09:00 AM) *
Waiting for inspiration, influence, ideas..


Don't wait, that's the key. If you consciously wait for anything it won't come. 'A watched pot never boils as they say'. I only seem to get inspiration when I clear my life and my mind of things that need doing, get annoying tasks or chores out of the way then I feel more free.


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post Jun 13 2012, 09:24 AM
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Started working with Speed Mechanics for lead guitar. It's the closet thing to a Ben video chat.


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post Jun 13 2012, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jun 13 2012, 08:15 AM) *
get annoying tasks or chores out of the way

You mean... work? happy.gif

I guess it's not really inspiration that I'm lacking, more like ideas. It feels like I'm stuck in some old routines and haven't made any progress in a long time. Just need some coaching, maybe.

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