Ask Papa Gates. Home › Forums › Community Forum › Ask Papa Gates. This topic contains 44 replies, has 39 voices, and was last updated by The Raven 5 months, 2 weeks ago. Viewing 15 posts - 31 through 45 (of 45 total) ← 1 2 3 Author Posts May 10, 2018 at 1:40 pm #159075 Millie ImberParticipant 1. You’ve worked on a few songs with Avenged over the years, what was your favourite part about that? Was there a particular favourite song you worked on? Was there a song you wish you could’ve worked on? 2. Any favourite stories from touring / studio work you’d like to share? Thank you for doing this and for everything you and Syn have done! You guys are awesome!! 0 likes May 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm #159097 Israel StefanelloParticipant My question is not about classes but something that I wanted to ask some time ago. what does it feel like to have a son who is a rockstar watching the young guitar playing, went through the head some time that he would become one of the best guitarists in the world today and would influence people corns Did you ever stop to think about it? What’s the feeling? 0 likes May 11, 2018 at 7:49 am #159323 Nathaniel TangemanParticipant What’s your feeling towards 7 or 8 string guitars? 0 likes May 11, 2018 at 8:35 am #159339 Anonymous If you could go back in time and learn a different instrument, what would you pick? 0 likes May 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm #159384 Daniel SobotaParticipant Do you think you can outshred Syn? I’d personally love to see a shred-off guest appearance between you and him on the next album. A song with both of you giving their best. 0 likes May 11, 2018 at 1:08 pm #159387 Jake YoungParticipant I came up with another question..any tips on how to play with the least amount of tension as possible? 2 likes May 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm #159396 Mariler FerrerParticipant A piece of wisdom for beginners, please 🙏. Learning music theory can be overwhelming. Do you have any tips for beginners not to get discouraged? As a self taught learner I have gathered so many bad habits and frustrations that I could write a book. This time I am determined to erase the old mistakes and it would be great to be reminded of the most important “what not to dos” when you are learning. Which are the most common mistakes beginners make? My last question is a little tricky one. Guitar seems to be a men’s world. What would you say to the female players in this forum to encourage us to become great guitarsts? Really love this forum. Thanks for creating thi community 🙂 0 likes May 11, 2018 at 5:40 pm #159418 Ed SeithParticipant PG – how does it feel to be responsible for the recent incident at Waffle House? After all, if you’d not sung about a fistfight there, where else would the perpetrators have gotten the idea? 1 person likes this May 16, 2018 at 8:39 am #160321 Noah BerendsParticipant Do you (or Syn) ever regularly play extended range guitars? Additionally do you think there will be a lesson made sometime on how scales and scale shapes extend onto a 7 and 8 string guitar? 0 likes May 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm #160711 Jen HapkeParticipant Is there one thing you would like to play on guitar and you can’t play yet? If so, what is it? 2 likes May 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm #161022 Elton BreauxParticipant When are the answers coming lol. The suspense is killing me papa gates lol 2 likes February 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm #183395 Daniel HaggertyParticipant Hi, I’ve been playing for many years and so when I joined up here recently I worked my way up through your beginners section fairly quickly, but then on the start of the intermediate section you begin harping on crossovers and practicing all your exercises both by starting with downstrokes, and then with upstrokes; I believe you when you say there is a difference. Maybe I might have missed it when I started studying how I play because I started alternate picking so long ago. In short: Does practicing starting with upstrokes ever come back around as a necessary small finesse type thing that helps with higher techniques such as economy picking, or sweeps? (Reference lesson 44) 0 likes February 1, 2019 at 9:49 pm #183404 Calvin PhillipsParticipant I think so. There are lots of licks where I ask myself should I start with an upstroke here? If you are going down the fretboard i feel you’ll start upstroke. 1 person likes this February 1, 2019 at 10:12 pm #183406 James ThomasParticipant What’s your take on some of the more classic simplistic guitar players? Marc Bolan for example. He was far from an incredibly skilled guitar player technique wise but he wrote kick ass tunes none the less. I also see people say Keith Richards is simplistic and while I see that with some older Stones songs, the guy definitely has some more challenging stuff under his belt, and very creative (IE: Dead Flowers). I suppose my question is more so, what’s your take on players who may take a more stripped back approach to guitar playing but can write great songs regardless. I ask because while Syn and Dime are two of my all time favorites, I’ve always found myself playing and writing more in the style of a Keith, or a Marc. And while I always go out of my way to learn all that I can, my playing style is definitely influenced by a lot of those bands that my parenrs raised me on, which is great, but it can be hard to break some of the habits you learn from players you’ve studied for so long. So any advice there would be cool too 😋 Thanks PG! 0 likes February 4, 2019 at 2:13 pm #183452 The RavenParticipant If you could jam with 1 guitarist from any point in history, who would it be, why would it be them, and what would you want to play? 0 likes Author Posts Viewing 15 posts - 31 through 45 (of 45 total) ← 1 2 3 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.