Post by Son Of Vengence on Jan 8, 2005 10:20:28 GMT -6
Angus Young is an awesome guitarist and doesnt know any theory..he didnt even now what the whammy bar was for.
Billy Sheean is the best bass player of all time and he doesnt even know much..in a video of his he was playing runs and didnt even know how to explain em..he just plays.
Theory only explains things you figure out as you play..it doesnt make you a better guitar player. Alot of times it even kills the natural feeling you have for the instrument. I learned alot of theory and then realized when I would write leads for the band I wouldnt think "What would sound good here". I would think "How can I make people's heads explode but not totally ruin the song". You just have to strike the right balance between the 2..
What was the ultimate (picking) speed that you ever achieved?
(by this I mean the fastest tempo you could play sixteenth notes to)... I guess it has to be over 220 beats per minute, but I'd like you to tell the exact number)... It is not necessary, that you actualy ever recorded yourself at this speed, this achievement can be from your rehearsals or something - just tell us what your (picking) speed limitations are (I'm sure you know them well, hehe)... Thanks!
Just wanted to know if Mike is planning to play in Spain again, last time is 10 years ago. Mike, is it time for you to return, don´t you think so? I wonder if you enjoyed the Andres Segovia´s video I gave you that time.
I just have to say, I totally disagree with some of the comments on music theory here. It cannot possibly make you a cold player. By understanding the fretboard better, that surely just unlocks it further and gives you a wider pallete of colours to play with.... I find inspiration withing theory all the time, all kinds of things I'd never think of unless I was studying it. I reccomend studying theory to everyone.
Hello Michael, Hope you still remember me it is been a long time we have not spoken but i am still here in florida, hope you are doing well, seen to me that the idea i mentioned about the Forum long time ago you liked, well here is the forum already, just want to remind you i sent you several email in year 2004 wich was a pretty busy year for you, hope you have a chance or show or clinic over florida Thanks Ernesto
Hi Doug, I just want to tell you that your are a 100% correct, i don't know anything about theory but if i new i can be a 1000% better, people sometimes do not know how to apply it to their playing, the best method for theory is doug instructions Thanks
Ok, a question for Michael: I notice that you hardly ever use two-handed tapping runs in your playing (in fact, apart from using them in arpeggios I can't think of many examples at all of tapping in your work). Did this just happen naturally as your style developed, or was it a concious decision for a specific reason (eg to avoid sounding like EVH)?
Post by Administrator on Jan 11, 2005 0:14:21 GMT -6
Ernesto! Nice to see you on the forum! Sorry if Michael has not been able to answer your emails. He's was out of the country a lot last year and each time he returned, email was over the top! Hang out at the forum, Michael will be here tomorrow.
Ernesto is a member of Michael's street team and a long time friend and supporter.
Post by frenchyfanofgod on Jan 11, 2005 10:18:00 GMT -6
hi i'm french and i would like to know when michael will come and make a great show in france !!! it would be so nice and i want to see this man... which is god !! and also i xant to know where i can find michael tabs ... if he has already tabs his song even if i think it's already done... thanks a lot