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What's the most motivating thing you've ever done for your lead playing?
For me the best way is to first play all of the songs you like like a human juke box be it dream theater or slash, then do your own stuff if you feel it. First respecting the song and then do your own thing on it. You pick up phrases and techniques here and there instead of putting your own stuff (tapping, squilly, rinse repeat) all the time.
That and the fact that if you have a drunk drummer and/or a singer who keeps forgetting the lyrics you end up going for many self improvised stuff to maybe save a song or two...it is weird, embarassing and pretty usefull when you actually start to pull it off a bit.
"is this tone obtainable using the HD500 or Axe Fx? Overall, for convenience and volume control, should I buy the Axe Fx over actual tube amps? I don't plan on playing loud; just playing at home and recording on my Mac. Thanks man, you are awesome!
I can't play leads for ****************...but threads like these motivate me. David Gilmour motivates me. Lots of players motivate me...I just don't feel like I have the time to get that good. I could probably do 30 minutes a day, and it'd take me a lifetime to be able to play what I hear in my head...Bummer.
This is pretty much me as well. Learning Pornograffitti is going to be on HELL of an undertaking for me.
Originally Posted by jnurp
murdoch always brings teh lulz.
Originally Posted by RockStarBassist
Also MurdochV wins thread.
Originally Posted by sleewell
Murdoch'd = when you think you have something funny to say only to hit post and that son of a bitch said it 10x funnier.
The first lesson I had with the best instructor I've worked with said "ok, here's Fade to Black, lets get started"...working through that helped immensely, especially with instruction. My lead playing still sucks, but it's a work in progress. I started working on Frank Gambale's chop builder exercises last night too and it's already helping...haven't had forearm cramps like that in a long time.
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In the last few years, I'd say it was picking up some of the Guthrie Govan transcriptions and backing tracks from jamtrackcentral. I learned (and am still learning) a lot. Jamming to the tracks really helps as well...
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Listening back to what was played/recorded is what helps me. I tend to play with my hands and not my ears, meaning it is SHRED city most times. While I'm doing it, it is WOW I am ripping up these fast, clean lines, but listening back to it is WOW I played through that progression and not with/over the progression!
Of course I then defend myself and say I was going all Miles Davis and modal jazz.
As for modes, when you guys say that do you mean the physical or the musical? Once I realized that I knew the physical creation of the modes, the musical was easy as I was over thinking the process of the creation of the modes.
I was progressing at my fastest rate when I was taking private classical guitar lessons with Scott Morris, harmony and arranging, musicianship, jazz improv workshop, and a performance workshop at my community college.
I became more inspired to play and create when I got the Fender Pro Reverb. It was the beginning of me learning how to truly listen to vibrations in the air.