Guitar Messages by TJ Flickinger

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  1. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 84 Hits · 4/20/2003 12:15 PM
    Thank you! And yep, EJ has been, and still is, a huge influence on me.
  2. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 102 Hits · 4/20/2003 10:56 AM
    Well, in between writing my own material...I decided to try and put my own spin on an old Ventures tune...the theme song to Hawaii Five-O. I have NEVER had so much fun recording a song. Sometimes I think it's important to break away from the t...(more)
  3. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 68 Hits · 4/20/2003 10:42 AM
    I don't know if good ole' html works here, but I'll give it a rip: <a href="">JOHN PETRUCCI VIDEO</a>
  4. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 58 Hits · 4/20/2003 10:41 AM
    It's called, "Rock Discipline", Matt. And you can find it below straight from the D.T. website. And trust me, it'll keep you busy for awhile! Great vid. And I like the way he does the instruction. ...(more)
  5. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 76 Hits · 4/20/2003 12:48 AM
    Oh man. Put me on the floor too. He's incredible. And fun to listen to. It's interesting that you mention stretching your fingers at various intervals throughout the day. I do that as well, but I guess it's fairly subconscious most of the ti...(more)
  6. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 75 Hits · 4/19/2003 3:29 PM
    Thanks for the response, Chester. And I'll check that lesson out! I talked to a great friend today about this subject. He is an excellent guitarist and he told me that before any show, practice, or recording session, he warms up on an old bea...(more)
  7. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 124 Hits · 4/19/2003 11:40 AM
    Or do you even warm up at all? I've been playing for well over 20 years, and just saw John Petrucci's video for the first time. At the beginning, he discusses ways to stretch and warm up before playing a gig or practicing. I never realized be...(more)
  8. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Open Forum · 100 Hits · 4/13/2003 11:23 AM
    OH MAN. Waiheke Bounce is just too cool. I love it when a guitarist puts in a little humor in their playing. The fast runs are amazing, but it's the stuff you do AFTER that that put me on the floor. Truly amazing piece of work. TJ Flickinge...(more)
  9. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 95 Hits · 1/3/2003 1:01 PM
    In a word, UNREAL. Robert, Jeremy, Doug, Bill, and Ognjen.....TERRIFIC word on the first one. I haven't gotten to the 2nd one yet but felt the need to express some appreciation for the project. Very enjoyable to listen to. I've been involv...(more)
  10. TJ Flickinger (279)
    WholeNote Forum · 92 Hits · 1/3/2003 12:29 PM
    If I had a resource like this when I was in my teens, I'd probably be twice the musician that I am now. Growing up in a small community, it was pure gold just to find someone else who played guitar and was into the same things that I was. And ...(more)
  11. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Instructional Forum · 28 Hits · 1/3/2003 9:56 AM
    I started out at age 7 and the most difficult thing for me at the time was hand strength. I remember not being able to play an F major to save my life and certainly didn't learn how barre any chords for some time afterwards. But as for learnin...(more)
  12. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Equipment Forum · 64 Hits · 1/3/2003 9:39 AM
    Hello all! Right now, I record all of my home stuff with the Boss BR-8 and it has been absolutely great for me the past year. However, because of limited space with this unit, I want to upgrade to something else but am kind of in confusion abo...(more)
  13. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Open Forum · 34 Hits · 12/7/2002 3:04 PM
    What a coincidence. My wife and I have 3 daughters and our middle one, Kristen, expressed interest today in taking up guitar. She wants a guitar for Christmas and wants me to teach her how to play. I guess I figured that because we have all g...(more)
  14. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Open Forum · 47 Hits · 12/7/2002 12:26 PM
    Oops! Hit the wrong button. This was in my inbox...but I'll respond here anyways. I've had several requests for the tab to Fly Groove and I've yet to get around to charting it all out. I've never done it before. Not for any of my own tunes ...(more)
  15. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Artists Forum · 31 Hits · 10/10/2002 8:23 PM
    You know, when I first heard her tunes, it reminded me A LOT of REO Speedwagon. Just the arrangements and vocal melodies. Well, I was a little intrigued so I visited her website a while back, and she's into stuff like real old Aerosmith and Qu...(more)
  16. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Artists Forum · 19 Hits · 10/4/2002 4:17 PM
    I forgot, you were talking about me putting up another tune. I just got one finished today called, "Love and War" It's fairly heavy, and I just put it up at my Soundclick site. I don't know if this link will work, but here's the link to the...(more)
  17. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Artists Forum · 21 Hits · 10/3/2002 9:16 AM
    Not to switch gears so quickly, I had to let you know... Your lesson on the bridge and outro chord to "Dust in the Wind" was excellent. That's one of those tunes where, at a get-together or something, myself or someone else would always get th...(more)
  18. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Artists Forum · 25 Hits · 10/2/2002 11:05 PM
    Thanks, Steve! I'm glad you liked the tune. As far as my own style, it's always gonna come back to blues-based playing...and that's the only way I'd ever have it. But luckily, I've been able to listen and try to incorporate many different sty...(more)
  19. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Artists Forum · 92 Hits · 9/29/2002 12:23 PM
    To everyone that's checked out and downloaded my tune, "Fly Groove" from the mp3 section here. That tune was so much fun to write and play on. And to be included with the guys that already have their tunes posted is a huge honor. I've been a ...(more)
  20. TJ Flickinger (279)
    Artists Forum · 56 Hits · 7/20/2002 1:11 PM I screwed up. Here's the address to the new message board....