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    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
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    My #2, a short take on dirtying up your playing with some double stops!

    #180245
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
    Participant

    Another good song to practice double stops is Monkey Business by Skid Row it’s definitely a song worth learning if you are into 80s hair metal.

    #180246
    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
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    Ain’tcho business if I got a monkey on my back-uh.

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    Jak Angelescu
    Jak Angelescu
    Keymaster

    Fucking LOVE Skid Row!!

    #180248
    Jak Angelescu
    Jak Angelescu
    Keymaster

    Oh and Ed, mad props for the “back-uh” phonetics 😂😂😂

    #180249
    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
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    What a great song, and a GREAT ALBUM (them, on that tour, with Pantera opening at Meadowlands Summerfest in New Jersey in 1992 was among the TOP FIVE shows I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen many, many hundreds of shows).

    Also, that song is a great example of using double-stops to write riffs. Randy Rhoads did that a lot, too, along with MANY others. I focused on spicing up lead playing in the vid, but writing riffs is huge, Dan! Thanks!

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    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    Ed, thanks a lot for this one. I completely forgot to play double stops for at least a year. Somehow it faded away from my playing. It sounds super cool on acoustic too. and it sounds dope on your guitar. I am trying out this right now.

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    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    I’m not entirely sure whether we’re still doing this but here’s my latest one. It’s basically me teaching a John Mayer lick. It’s also a great example of ending on the Major 3rd and using a major 7th in your soloing that works like treat!

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    Jak Angelescu
    Jak Angelescu
    Keymaster

    Great work, Ids! I left a comment for you on YouTube 🤗 i’m not sure if this is still a thing but I think it’s great we continue to do this with or without Syn sharing them.

    #180555
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    Thanks Jak!

    I’m not nescecarily doing them for Syn to share my lessons it’s more that it seems like the lessons seems to be drying up a little bit.

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    #180567
    Rod Azeite
    Rod Azeite
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    So sorry to hype up this topic again then leave it hanging! Turns out a 4 day weekend isn’t a lot of time if you schedule everything humanely possible for it. I haven’t forgotten about what I said I’d share
    1. Switching from clean/acoustic to distorted/electric solos for a different vibe (got a lot of examples so I may do more than one minute)
    2. Not being scared to use the lower strings to add groove (at this point just finding/writing licks to use as examples)

    Something else came up in brainstorming and I’ll share that too:
    The importance of practice (NOT learning) through muscle memory instead of constantly looking down at your picking or fretting hand

    Won’t set a date to work on them, I’ll just try my best everyday. Look forward to seeing more of your guys’s tips and tricks!

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    #180962
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    I made another one. If I talk quietly it’s probably because I did not sleep that well last night and I’m kinda tired at the moment 😅

    This is on using your fingers instead of a pick when you solo and the benefits it may have

    #181006
    Alina Peterson
    Alina Peterson
    Participant

    Well, often I play around and have a great solo somehow and a hard time remembering it later. -.-
    I feel so stupid in such moments. Does it get better with time? I´m unexperienced with creating own music.

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    Ekrem Taha Ünlü
    Ekrem Taha Ünlü
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    If you want to remember just record it. But u don’t need to feel stupid. That’s normal and your memory get better in time. Creating own music is another topic. Just play and try different things and combine them like a puzzle!

    #181009
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    Like Ekrem says the only way to remember it is to either record it or write it down.

    Personally I tend to remember the melodies but forget everything that goes around the melody(like the shreddy bits and embellishments and stuff like that). It definetely gets better over time but remembering anything is repetition in the end.

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