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3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

Hello!



I came up with three videos that demonstrate some of my alternate picking chops. I am glad that I developed it first.



This first one has me playing some fast Michael Angelo Batio scalar runs:







This next one features me playing some pentatonic runs:







Last but least, the third video shows me playing the Irish jig called Grumbling Old Men on my electric guitar:







Anyway, I have obviously mastered my alternate picking. My sweep-picking will come next like I said before.



Adrian
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3/24/2007 1:07 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:


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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 1:09 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

I'm really impressed that you didn't distort your sound, like those so-called 'wanker' guitarists.

;)



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 1:23 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

I slightly distorted my sound. In fact, I tried to attain the Eric Johnson tone.



Adrian



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 1:27 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

What I meant to say was that you didn't 'heavily' distort it like many do in order to cover mistakes.

I was complimenting you. I'm not sure if you took it the wrong way.



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 1:32 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

I know what you mean. I knew that you were complimenting me.



It's just that the sound quality is pitiful. It's as if you can't even tell if I have distortion or not!



Adrian



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/25/2007 12:06 PM

Kyle Neufeld (803) wrote:

It's just that the sound quality is pitiful. It's as if you can't even tell if I have distortion or not!

What sound setup are you using? Its not hard to get decent quality home recordings if you have the right audio engine. Give Kristal audio a try:

Kristal Audio Engine

For electric guitar I find stereo line in to work better then micing the amp, but thats just me.

I also use Audacity as the external editor, cause it lets me do some things Kristal doesn't. So, I initally record my electric through stereo line in to Kristal, then i apply any effects I might want in Kristal. Next, I use audacity to move tracks around, and do any other changes. Than, I export to Mp3 using audacity.

Hopefully that helps.

Good playing by the way.

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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 5:37 PM

Adrian Levi (2907) wrote:

No offenses but I would not say that you have mastered
alternate picking by any means (and that's not to say that I have
either).

Here are some guys who have really mastered alt. picking:









Don't take this the wrong way. You are definitely doing well but
you have a ways to go before it's truly mastered.

Adrian

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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 5:59 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

Here are some guys who have really mastered alt. picking:




Well, your synopsis is a laugh. You're basically saying that in order to master alternate picking, you have to play a-gazillion miles an hour.

What a slap in the original poster's face. You've definitely offended him.



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 6:19 PM

Adrian Levi (2907) wrote:

Okay, then what do you consider to be the criteria for a great
picker?



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 10:18 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

A great picker doesn't necessarily have to be a fast player.

Example - do you consider Eric Clapton a great guitarist? If you think so, does he alternate fast?

Nope - he's more hammers and pull-offs.




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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/25/2007 10:27 AM

Adrian Levi (2907) wrote:

You clearly have misinterpreted my post. I am talking about the
technique of alternate picking. To be able to consider yourself as
having mastered that technique you have to be able to play very
fast and cleanly. That's the entire point of working on technique.
I'm not saying that you need to play fast to be a good guitar
player.

Adrian



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/25/2007 2:15 PM

Anthony Holden (9426) wrote:

If that was your intent, then why was your examples (youtube) shredders, etc.?

That was the point I was gettin' at. BUT, I understand where you're coming from so no harm done.

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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 6:16 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Adrian,



WoW! Those guys (especially Lane) can really pick fast!! Gosh. But doesn't Shawn Lane use oscillation picking?



Okay. You're right. I haven't completely mastered it yet. However, I have come to the point where I can play sixteenth notes cleanly through blues and pentatonic scales at about 175bpm and modes at about 180bpm. That means that I am now satisfied with it and I can move onto other techniques.



I can now learn how to sweep-pick now without worrying about developing bad habits such as relying too much on sweeping. I remember Andy Wood telling me to learn how to alternate pick cleanly at fast speeds first (for me, 180 bpm) before learning sweep-picking.



I still practice my alternate picking all of the time but I am now also learning how to sweep-pick.



Adrian

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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 6:24 PM

Adrian Levi (2907) wrote:

But doesn't Shawn Lane use oscillation picking?

That's just a type of picking motion--the specific muscles that
you're using. It's still alternate picking. It acually looks like you
might be doing it too.

Glad you didn't get offended. All I was saying was that you
shouldn't just put alternate picking aside and only work on
sweeping.

Adrian



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 10:24 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Adrian,
No problem. I knew what you were saying. I still think that the video of Shawn Lane is incredible!!



I will never put aside alternate picking. I will just practice it less and practice my sweep-picking technique more.


That's just a type of picking motion--the specific muscles that
you're using. It's still alternate picking. It acually looks like you
might be doing it too.




Cool! I thought that oscillation picking had to do with making some sort of circle motion(that's why I was confused about what Lane was doing). Now I understand.



Maybe my videos will help people understand oscillation (if I am really using it).



Adrian



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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/25/2007 10:37 AM

Adrian Levi (2907) wrote:

Yeah, Shawn Lane is insane.

I will never put aside alternate picking. I will just practice it
less and practice my sweep-picking technique more.


That's good. I won't stop working on it until I can flawlessly and
effortlessly play 16ths at 200+ bpm. And even then I'll still need
to work on it just to maintain that level.

I thought that oscillation picking had to do with making
some sort of circle motion


That's circular picking. It's done by flexing your thumb and
finger joints. From what I can tell it's used by Yngwie and Joe
Stump.

I can't really tell for sure if you are oscillating just from those
two videos. It can be pretty hard to see but basically if you are
using it your hand will be bouncing a bit, and it looked like
yours was.

Adrian

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Re: 3 New Youtube Videos featuring me playing my electric guitar

3/24/2007 10:37 PM

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Adrian,

Let me first say you have definitely improved your playing. That's good. You are definitely getting there.

You can sweep pick better than I could if I tried, though I haven't tried.

But, I think the whole thread would've started better had you been a bit more judicious in your selection of words.

I think you may agree that this has gotten you in minor trouble here before. Word selection and what you wrote versus what you meant.

For you to initially state you had MASTERED the technique....well, it was good but surely not mastered. And you even corrected yourself with this..."Okay. You're right. I haven't completely mastered it yet. However, I have come to the point where I can play sixteenth notes cleanly ............at about 175bpm and modes at about 180bpm. ....That means that I am now satisfied with it and I can move onto other techniques.
(bold italics mine)

This is a bit more correct. My two cents worth, sounds like you still have a bit of room for improvement in smoothness and clarity in your technique.

Now, don't get me wrong. At the rate you have shown improvement, in another few months, you would be playing those same pieces even more smoothly and clearly.

My suggestion would be to maintain the work you are doing in this area and make another video or two after a while. Then, you can take a more critical listen and make the comparison yourself. I think you would see an even greater improvement.

Anyhow, keep up the good work and the improvements.

Andy S.