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Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Posted by:aaronschamber.
Time:4:12 am.
I'm just curious as to how many people here, when they are improvising live, actually think through what they are doing and do crazy stuff like mixing chord tones, stacking weird stuff, and switching modes and scales - especially when it's a song that changes chords (or even crazier: keys) every 1, 2, even 4 beats at ~120bpm (or faster).

And if you do, can you give me any advice?
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Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Subject:x-posted around.
Posted by:communicant.
Time:4:29 pm.

I'm sellings a beginner's kit on eBay.
It's a red Aria STS series and I'm letting it go for a lot cheaper than retail!
Check it out =]


If this isn't allowed, feel free to delete.
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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Subject:sup guys and gals
Posted by:blackarrow_.
Time:4:30 pm.
hey, i was just told about this community by a friend, and thought it would be awesome to join! i play lead out of my friends, i dont have an official band, but we do ply around for fun, we love doing iron maiden covers most, but thats usualy the only metal, we love everyhitng classical like santana

i play on a aerodyne start, and sometimes gibosn les paul custom, but strats are my favorite because i love doing semi distorted/clean solos

what do you guys play? (guitar/type of music)

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Posted by:disposablehero2.
Time:9:57 pm.
Mood: tired.
Hey next year i'm planning on going to Berklee, and if i get a job and save up the money, im gonna save up for a stack. I was thinking over a Mesa Boogie stack or a JSX (Satch) head and peavy amp, so far thats what i've got. Any suggestions?
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Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Posted by:blakwolf22.
Time:10:56 am.
Is anyone here into touch tapping (10 finger tapping/piano style guitar) ala Stanley Jordan/Satch/Dave Knudson/Etc.? I recently started getting into this more, and found a pretty unique sound by mixing it up with harp harmonics. However, I'm still kind of new to it and am looking for some recommendations on easier pieces that use this technique to help get me started. So if you have any tips or licks or anything to help out with this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

I'll also be talking to the mod of this community soon (his interested shifted to drums) to make a few changes, hopefully. Let me know of any changes you'd like to see.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Posted by:disposablehero2.
Time:8:58 pm.
Mood: tired.
I'm just learning the modes and they're kind of confusing... any tips?
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Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Subject:Meet my brainchild
Posted by:burningblue.
Time:9:37 pm.
I developed this amp which recently won Guitar World magazine's "Gold Award"


I don't work for them anymore, (I run another music company now) but I still help them out with product development.
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Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Subject:My Dads Sweet Album
Posted by:lhcmrocks69.
Time:4:26 pm.
Mood: excited.
Sup guys my dad is close to releasing is new album. When it goes out everyone has gotta check it out. He is the best lead guitarist, I am not kidding. ppl who r starting a band check out his lyrics page if you need ideas, he is a REALLY good writer. Its www.tommybittle.com .
thx guys
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Sunday, March 20th, 2005

Posted by:strat89.
Time:6:51 pm.

i need to ask a big favor of everyone here.  i'm trying to find a good band name for my newly created band.  i made a list of possible band names already, if you have anymore ideas you can add them to it.  but if you could go to http://www.livejournal.com/users/strat89/9796.html and vote on which band name you like best by posting a comment, i'd really appreciate it.


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Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Posted by:_revolution9.
Time:10:04 pm.
title or description
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Monday, February 14th, 2005

Subject:Cheers To The World Of Guitarists
Posted by:alexism.
Time:3:15 pm.
Howdi. I'm a 17 year old axe slinger from Ottawa Canada. Anyways I play a G&L S-500 and a 1976 Gibson Les Paul Classic Pro Deluxe, and of course an assorment of other guitar related paraphenalia. Playing experience wise I've played local clubs and schools and I'm teahing the beginners acoustic guitar course at my high school. Interesting to say the least. Well I follow the likes of Satch, Vai, Malmsteen, Matheny, Hughes, Zep, Yes, Rush, VH, etc. I'm in the midst of recording a solo instrumental album which is alaways fun. Anywho let me know what you all think and take care!
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Monday, January 10th, 2005

Posted by:stratocat.
Time:10:54 pm.
Mood: content.
Hey. I'm Chris, and I'm new to this commune. I am a strat slinger, and was wondering if there were any others like me out there. I've been addicted to playin' blues for aout 5 years now. Nothin' but the blues. Actually, as of recently, I've been listening to just as much Metallica as blues because I love Kirk Hammet's Lead work, but I'm blues at heart. Currently I have two strats. One is a Mexican's 60's that I've decked the shit out of, New pickups, jumbo frets, new bridge block, saddles, and the other is an 87 Jap Standard with jumbo frets, and it is the shit. I never put that fucker down. My 60's is kinda left out, but that Jap has a better sound and quality than any American model i've played, and it only cost $400. Anywhoo, any other strat slingers out there, comment. I'd like to get to know a few more.
~Chris Griffin
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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005

Subject:practice practice
Posted by:sammyjay.
Time:10:38 pm.
Mood: curious.
hey all, i'm trying to get a decent practice schedual down and having a hell of a hard time figuring out what i should put in. i'm looking at a 2 hour time slot and it needs filling. i'd like to get some feedback on what other's are like so i can get a better idea. This would really help me out since i'll be applying at the Music Tech school of Music here in MN. Right now I'm starting off with the right handed stretching exercises from Rock Disipline followed by F Major scale runs. Like i said, any imput would be greatly appriciated.
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Subject:7 strings
Posted by:slimsevendust.
Time:5:54 pm.
anybody experiment with 7 strings much? i just got one for christmas and wanted to know what you guys thought
it's a schecter a-7
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Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

Subject:helloo fellow guitarists
Posted by:onesweetmelody.
Time:5:54 pm.
Mood: calm.
hey whats up everyone, my name is jessica. everyone calls me jaye. i play guitar... been into my wood for about 3 or 4 years now. i like santana's music... some of satriani and what not here and there. around my town there aren't many girls that play guitar or anything... so its hard to put a band together and being accepted as a girl. comment me sometime
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

Posted by:wyldeaxeslinger.
Time:4:30 am.
I play a Gibson Les Paul Custom Signature, Epiphone Goth Les Paul, Fender Strat, and an Alvarez acoustic/electric

I use a 5150 half stack, Morley volume-wah, and a few different DOD pedals. Eventually I'm gonna get a Marshall MF.

I've jammed for about 8 years or so and I've been in a band prolly for about 2 years now.
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

Posted by:disposablehero2.
Time:6:07 pm.
Mood: blah.
Does anyone have any good excercises for learning how to improvise? im just learning how to improvise and im getting better at it, but i was just wondering what techniques u guys use/used
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Friday, October 1st, 2004

Posted by:lespaulrocker.
Time:11:13 am.
What up everyone. Hopefully you can tell by my name that I play a Gibson Les Paul. It's sunburst but only a standard, still a great guitar. I play on a Marshall half stack I got for Christmas last year and I don't us any peddles. I'm planning on getting a wah after I pay off my Les. I'm in a Christian Hardcore punk band called 12 hour crush. So yeah... that's me. If you'd like to know anything else feel free to ask.
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Saturday, September 11th, 2004

Posted by:ocnblue.
Time:7:42 pm.
I decided to have some fun on my site so if you are interested, post your music samples this week and I will have an impartial "judge" decide which one they like the best. Once a decision is made, I will add a link on the home page to your clip/web page.

You have until Wednesday to post your sound byte!


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Friday, September 10th, 2004

Posted by:ocnblue.
Time:5:36 am.
I thought I would post this for those of you who are interested. I created a website about a week ago that is called GuitaristWorks. It is still a work in progress and I am tweaking a lot. I set it up so you can stream mp3's and you can also post any pictures of your gear you want in the photo gallery. You can also create your own personal photo gallery if you would like.

Anyway stop by and upload some music or listen to some of the tracks already there. Just click the banner below to get to the site.

Hope you like it,


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