Guitar Messages by Rick Kelly

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  1. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Theory Forum · 18 Hits · 5/9/2004 5:58 PM
    That's also how I would play it, or I might just play a Gmaj triad since harmonically it is so similar. Unless you are in harmonic or melodic minor, it really won't make much of a difference, especially if playing in a group with other instrume...(more)
  2. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 26 Hits · 5/8/2004 12:40 PM
    "playing, jamming, practicing" Recognizing the difference between these 3 is very important.
  3. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 20 Hits · 5/7/2004 2:43 PM
    Sounds like you have a great start. Do you have any promotional funds? Stage your own event, concert. Rent out a popular spot for a "private party", invite everyone you know. Sell CD's and T-shirts there, etc. Invite agents, club-managers, ...(more)
  4. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 26 Hits · 5/7/2004 2:06 PM
    I would experiment with different strings, springs, trem angle/height (stock float, pulled flat, something imbetween) I find my Strat stays in tune and doesn't "cross-bend" too bad if I use a set of .11's, with standard-float, 5-springs, standa...(more)
  5. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 39 Hits · 5/6/2004 5:13 PM
    I was going to suggest the same thing, but your explaination is better than mine. I've developed the ability to mute what I don't want heard, but I find it difficult to analyze and describe the process.
  6. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 100 Hits · 5/6/2004 12:11 PM
    I'm thinking about getting a Mexican Strat or Tele' cuz' I love the sound of their pickups, and replace the neck with a Warmoth short scale conversions for my over-stretched lil' fingers. Of course I'll put .11's, maybe even 12's on it (tuned d...(more)
  7. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 31 Hits · 5/6/2004 11:57 AM
    .. and after you have done that, learned how they played it, find or make your own backing track with Groove Builder, jam away into the night and develop your own ideas and style.
  8. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 22 Hits · 5/5/2004 7:38 PM
    I love mine. Great guitar for the money. I always get compliments on the great "tone" and "sound". Lately I've been playing tuned down a whole step for acoustic gigs where they want me to carry alot of the lead load. Now I'm wishing I bought...(more)
  9. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 16 Hits · 5/5/2004 4:23 PM
    Chunkin and Chaining... I love it! I once taught a class called "How to Practice: The Chunk Method". This is basic "how to fish" info every "practicing" musician should live and breath in. Take it in small, slow chunks, learn other chunks, co...(more)
  10. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Artists Forum · 85 Hits · 5/2/2004 9:54 PM
    God sent Stevie to teach me about gruv and tone and save my musical soul. I was a wanker, wannabe california-guitar-hero, modal shredder, 8 fingers on the frets etc. When I first heard Stevie it was an MTV video of ColdShot I think. Sounded...(more)
  11. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Theory Forum · 15 Hits · 5/2/2004 12:06 PM
    Modes were created to confuse music students. ;-) Seriously, they are useful as tools to find "good" notes to play over a given chord, but mediocre modal "shredding" sounds boring to my ear, and great modal "shredding" wears me out. I'm prett...(more)
  12. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 25 Hits · 5/1/2004 11:43 PM
    Here's a couple of ideas. Pick a chord you play well. 1) Pick each note down on each string, in time, slowly, accurately. 2) Groups of 2. Play just two strings together, then the the next two, then the next etc, down picking, then the same ...(more)
  13. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 22 Hits · 4/29/2004 5:52 PM
    You're asking people to bring you a fish when you need to learn how to fish. Please excuse the ole' cliche parable, but it's true. Here's a couple of "secrets" for you. 1. Continue to educate yourself about chords, reading music, and tab. Ev...(more)
  14. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 34 Hits · 4/29/2004 5:37 PM
    I tend to feel the same way, but... There is an audience for Michael Angelo. I don't know who that is (I've heard the name before) or what he sounds like, but there are ears to hear him who love what he does, I'm sure. I respect them, and hop...(more)
  15. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 26 Hits · 4/29/2004 5:17 PM
    I was sitting around noodlin' through some stuff the other day during a break at work. I'm lucky to be employed somewhere I could do this. Anyway, later I was walking by a couple of co-workers and one of them said to the other " have you heard...(more)
  16. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 57 Hits · 4/29/2004 4:19 PM
    LOL, hey , I resemble that.... Actually, shredding is a relative term I think. Going for speed and flash beyond what you have actually prepared/practiced/worked for. Sometimes you can hit a magic zone where it doesn't matter, but it is rare. ...(more)
  17. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Artists Forum · 19 Hits · 4/29/2004 3:40 PM
    Joe Richardson, Joe Richardson Express, Austin Texas. They will plaster your head to back of Joe's Generic Bar, reach out, grab your soul by the throat, and shake it up with heavy, swampy, electric Delta blues.
  18. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Equipment Forum · 21 Hits · 4/29/2004 3:32 PM
    Call me strange, but I actually prefer the sound of the Mexican Fenders. I can detect no discernable difference in playability on the current one's (as opposed to when they first came out) other than what is associated with the older style trem...(more)
  19. Rick Kelly (2659)
    Instructional Forum · 32 Hits · 4/29/2004 3:05 PM
    I still need to get a Chris D. CD and really listen to it. I grabbed a sample off the web, but I have SRVitis. That is, I compare everything to SRV, and if I hear it, then I get a bad attitude about "they're just copin him", if I don't, then "...(more)