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    CAGED System – Changing Pentatonic Scales – Two Chords – D & C – Lesson 29

    I literally set the metronome and strum a progression. And play whatever I feel. Palm mutes.. power chords.. etc. All the same chord progression though. This helps me paracicemy rhythm before I get into the real improv practice.
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    Comment by 'Calvin Phillips' in media '[Synner Sunday] Acoustic Jam'

    Yeah it takes me a second to identify my own chords myself. It sounds good though. You should expand on it
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    How to perfect playing a song to play live

    Go live on instagram or twitch. You'll get viewers even when you don't realize or see them
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    How to perfect playing a song to play live

    Keep doing it. The nerves will go away
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    Synyster Gates tone (How he achieves his distortion)

    I've heard syn likes to produce clean tones off the amp. I think he then distorts it. His Helix.from what I remember was more.a clean tone amp then anything. I think similar to what I do. I use my grundge pedal to distort my clean tones. Sometimes I'd use the metal zone option on the me 25 but...
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    Comment by 'Calvin Phillips' in media 'A Minor Pentatonic Day 2 - Pinky Focus'

    I think once you get the pinky down you can use the ring strength to your advantage playbsome good stretches for triplets
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    Comment by 'Calvin Phillips' in media 'A Minor Pentatonic Day 2 - Pinky Focus'

    I played for over 10 years without a pinky. I'm now starting to catch up. Long time coming amd there are still definitely times where it doesn't wanna do what I need it to do. There are definitely times too where I still refer to my ring over the pinky in many shred situations too. Just cause I...
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    CAGED System – Changing Pentatonic Scales – Two Chords – D & C – Lesson 29

    You can always make up your own. thats what I do.
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    Bad VS Good Practice Habits

    I'll be honest. I haven't really played many of syns solos since I started writing my own music. But I could barely do chapter 4 before. I think if I sat down now and spent like a week I could get them down. But I spent more time developing my techniques using the lessons on the school. It'll...
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    Nightmare and hail to the king reach platinum. Congrats to syn and the guys!

    Nightmare and hail to the king reach platinum. Congrats to syn and the guys!
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    CAGED System – The D Shape – Lesson 28

    Caged system was new to me too. But wow is it ever a pattern to realize. It puts everything into perspective.
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    CAGED System – The D Shape – Lesson 28

    You learn more horizontal paths deeper in the lessons 3 2 3 and 2 3 2 penatonic for example
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    Comment by 'Calvin Phillips' in media 'Master of Puppets: Progress Update 1'

    Just killing it man. You're playing has gotten so good.
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    Comment by 'Calvin Phillips' in media '[Synner Sunday] Acoustic Jam'

    What was the opening chord progression? Sounded amazing.
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    Well if you like pop you'll like escape the fates new CD. So much sample work really takes away...

    Well if you like pop you'll like escape the fates new CD. So much sample work really takes away from the originality of music.