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post Oct 16 2007, 03:21 AM
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Hey kris smile.gif

I feel comfortable with the pentatonic scale. but not at all with all the other scales, i can play them, but i cant use them in improvising.. you have a good tip?

One more question:
How to make guitar scream? I know how to hold the pick, but i cant make it scream..
I hold it close to my thumb, and hit the string with both the thumb and the pick.. :b

and btw great site biggrin.gif
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post Oct 16 2007, 11:09 PM
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QUOTE (Lund @ Oct 16 2007, 04:21 AM) *
Hey kris smile.gif

I feel comfortable with the pentatonic scale. but not at all with all the other scales, i can play them, but i cant use them in improvising.. you have a good tip?


Hey Lund,

Yes - I suggest that once you have learned a scale, take one or two licks which you like and which uses that scale - then basically force yourself to improvise with those licks. It will be a traumatic experience the first days but then slowly turn in to something pleasant!

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One more question:
How to make guitar scream? I know how to hold the pick, but i cant make it scream..
I hold it close to my thumb, and hit the string with both the thumb and the pick.. :b


To make your guitar scream you need to use harmonics! smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/search_re...earch=harmonics

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post Oct 17 2007, 12:57 AM
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Okay thank you very much kris smile.gif

one more:
You say you easily get injuries?
My 3 finger hurts very much now, should i wait some days practice? og should i just practice quietly?

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post Oct 17 2007, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (Lund @ Oct 17 2007, 01:57 AM) *
Okay thank you very much kris smile.gif

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You say you easily get injuries?
My 3 finger hurts very much now, should i wait some days practice? og should i just practice quietly?

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If it's just the top of your fingers that hurt you can decide for yourself!

However it's something insid ethe hand or arm then you should stop emmediately!


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post Oct 17 2007, 04:35 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Oct 16 2007, 11:09 PM) *
To make your guitar scream you need to use harmonics! smile.gif


Where on the fretboard can I find the MOOOOO note kris? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif unsure.gif


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post Oct 17 2007, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 17 2007, 09:35 AM) *
Where on the fretboard can I find the MOOOOO note kris? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif unsure.gif

Is there a "moo" note? huh.gif ohmy.gif unsure.gif tongue.gif


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post Oct 18 2007, 09:42 PM
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Okay thanks^^

Its insite my 3'rd finger on the middle .. /:
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post Oct 21 2007, 06:49 AM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Oct 17 2007, 05:35 PM) *
Where on the fretboard can I find the MOOOOO note kris? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif unsure.gif


It's in the throat - not so much of a diaphragm thing - also you need to inhale to produce that sound. Well worth the effort though! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 23 2007, 05:40 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Oct 20 2007, 09:49 PM) *
It's in the throat - not so much of a diaphragm thing - also you need to inhale to produce that sound. Well worth the effort though! biggrin.gif

MOO NOTE????? blink.gif huh.gif uh w/ a talk box u mean?
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post Oct 23 2007, 06:07 AM
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lol, check out some of kris' lessons, he seems to like MOO'ing alot on one of them tongue.gif


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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Oct 22 2007, 11:07 PM) *
lol, check out some of kris' lessons, he seems to like MOO'ing alot on one of them tongue.gif

Yeah, they moo a lot in Sweden... biggrin.gif


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post Oct 23 2007, 10:06 PM
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Here it is

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post Nov 12 2007, 10:55 PM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Oct 17 2007, 02:09 AM) *
Hey Lund,

Yes - I suggest that once you have learned a scale, take one or two licks which you like and which uses that scale - then basically force yourself to improvise with those licks. It will be a traumatic experience the first days but then slowly turn in to something pleasant!

Kris


Im at the same stage now. I know all 5 pentatonic boxes (on pentatonic vid 2, ill be going to vid 3 soon once im more comfortable with the scale).

I dont really know what improvising is but i really want to be able to do it. Is it taking a lick and playing it at different positions in those boxes? (just to confirm)

How do i tell what key (and scale) a lick is in and exactly how do i substitute those complex licks (sometimes the gap between the notes changes, so the lick sounds different at different parts of the boxes; should i ignore those extended gaps or just substitute where the lick exactly fits into the box)?

Heres a lick site that was submitted by another GMCer:
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/Licks/Licks.htm

Now heres the lick id like to learn to improvise to:
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/Licks/htm/Lick320.html

The strange part is that this does not look like a lick (more like an entire song). Is it really possible to improvise around with complex things like this?

Does GMC have a sort of list of licks because im unable to differentiate between a lick and a riff. I check out the lick of the day section and most of them sound like blues/ jazz stuff. I want to be able to shred like metal guitarists (somewhat like Buckethead but mostly guitar players in bands like Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine and Metallica).


Thanks a lot Kris or anyone who is reading this post and trying to help me out here. I know its a long post and is hard to understand (i dont really understand the question i have myself).

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