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by Balex the Shizzle
Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Mattias IA Eklundh
Replies: 20
Views: 6438

I think between him and bumblefoot, they manage to play the sort of music i hear in my head, I love the sorta mainstream pop-metal-jazz-rock-blues thing mixed with incredible and original guitar mattias has going on in freak kitchen, its awesome :shock:
by Balex the Shizzle
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Mattias IA Eklundh
Replies: 20
Views: 6438

Mattias IA Eklundh

Who here is familiar with Freak Kitchen and Mattias IA Eklundh? Has anyone got any tips on getting those harmonics he uses everywhere, theyre crazy! also if anyone is into them, you might like to join the forums i set up, i dont think they have an official one, theyre new so im looking for more memb...
by Balex the Shizzle
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Intervals Help
Replies: 3
Views: 893

basically, most are based on the major scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 would normally be C D E F G A B using C as a root note (ie the plain C major scale) say you get a line that looks like this: 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7 that would be, using C as a root note and basing it off the scale from there: C D (flat or minor 3r...
by Balex the Shizzle
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Boss's Guitar Multi Effects Pedals -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 16
Views: 3221

jemgirl...sorry, didnt specify!

im not sure which i want more, so either, i was looking at the boss gt-8 mainly though
by Balex the Shizzle
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Lessons with Rusty Cooley
Replies: 18
Views: 6519

id say go for it, he'll teach you technique if nothing else, and, dare i say it, hes actually one of the more tasteful shredders, he has some interesting bits in it and has an ear for melody

i mean i still dont like his music... but hes better than most :lol:
by Balex the Shizzle
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: any one have any tapping advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

I use my middle for convinience, its easier than discarding the pick, and it makes things like tapping in the middle of a fast picked lick easier, but as Vai himself said, its whatever works for you, don't force yourself to learn technique you dont feel comfortable with! I love tapping, im just tryi...
by Balex the Shizzle
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Composition Vs Technique
Replies: 10
Views: 2708

I think that it is due to the crutches of technology today that we have so many 'shredders' and people with awesome technique, yet so little creativity. Enough on that though, one thing you said in your first post struck me particularly, the predictable use of cadence. This grabbed my attention part...
by Balex the Shizzle
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Boss's Guitar Multi Effects Pedals -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 16
Views: 3221

im interested in this too, the boss gt-8 looks to have just about everything i would want in one, the only disadvantage against hte pod xt live being the easy updates and pc customisation that come with the pod the only trouble is, does it actually sound any good, in comparison to like a cheap laney...
by Balex the Shizzle
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: How do u guys just get so good?????????
Replies: 36
Views: 10409

try learning snippets of other peoples solos, then improvise around the same idea, try different melodies, sing things in your head and play them

overall though, i agree with ricardo, rythm is the most important thing, rythmic variation
by Balex the Shizzle
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: VAI ... BRING BACK THE 80S.
Replies: 38
Views: 9107

i dont think it was worth that guy coming onto the forums to say that, he obviously doesnt appreciate the deeper meaning in vais songs, which is fair enough, you either do or dont i also think the amount of stressing he has caused among most people who have replyed is excessive, yeah, the worlds ful...
by Balex the Shizzle
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: I had a Dream
Replies: 18
Views: 4231

:lol: love the idea of gilbert playing whispering for a prayer :lol:
by Balex the Shizzle
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: A Question for You...
Replies: 483
Views: 144762

I think it would be a great idea for you to do the next ALS, i think i could wait for the next RI in order to get some more crazy guitar based Vai. I think you once said somewhere that you'd like to do your piece pushing the boundaries of gutiar as far as you can before you lose the ability to do so...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: What kind of paper is this?
Replies: 27
Views: 8364

i use tissues, and as yet it hasnt affected tuning stability or nething, just shove em under your backplate i dont think theres a lot of difference between them soundwise unless youre eric johnson, and i think they will all do the job, its just up to what you have handy, i doubt theres any differenc...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: What guitar should I get?
Replies: 16
Views: 3369

i havent played a carvin, but i own an RG2550E prestige and the prestige ibanezs are very nice guitars
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: How does he use it? (amp question)
Replies: 23
Views: 8365

keep us posted when you get it, it looks like a lovely amp, im quite interested atm in getting a new amp, and so definitly post some sound clips!

looks like a nice amp, tell us how it goes