Michael;I'm from Turkey n we really want to see u in Turkey when u play guitar on the stage,u awesome n who knows?lol maybe we'll duel with u on the guitar ... Pls come to Turkey n fly with quad guitar!...
Post by metalhead4344 on Jan 14, 2005 22:48:34 GMT -6
I saw your show/clinic at the woodwind and brasswind store in South Bend Indiana last year, very cool indeed. Anyhoo, I've been playing for about a year and it seems to me I haven't been getting any better for a while. My biggest problem is figuring out solos. Of course I think it may just be in my head, or maybe I just need to work at it some more since everyone else seems to say I'm getting better . When you were learning did you ever have a time when you felt like you weren't getting anywhere, and if so how did you get out of this rut?
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. I'm not too sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
Hey, got a question for Michael, not really "technical" but close enough...I'm about to buy my first guitar, and as of now I have practically NO playing ability. I have been learning on an accoustic for like a week or so as of the time of this post. Anyway, here's the problem...I happen to have fairly big fingers, and string spacing is an issue for me. Now my father is a guitar repairman by trade, and has offered to adjust that for me, but thought I'd run this one by you...should I just give up now, or can this be overcome? I.E., is this just me being clumsy and inexperienced, or has this been an inhibition to anyone you know?Sorry for the long post, and thanks for your time.
P.S. if this post sounds dumb to anyone it just shows you how new I am to the art of playing guitar ;D
Post by JamieMayer on Jan 15, 2005 10:01:14 GMT -6
Hey Michael, I have not heard from you in a long time, my CD is going well, it was pushed back, due to the flood in Ohio,(Elkton/Lisbon) where I lived, I lost a lot of stuff, had to buy new,Insurance would not cover anything, I had to start all over again. MY QUESTION: I want to get your String Dampener, I was wondering the following,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, It wont scratch my guitars, or hurt the finish ?? Is it avaliable in Chrome, or Alu.
I just watched the 'speed lives' video again (for the 214324's time ) and I see you hitting your guitar very fast @ 2:03 and 3:37 (not sure). My question is: what is this technique called? Did invent it by yourself? If yes, how? 0.o
Post by Michael Angelo Batio on Jan 16, 2005 10:46:01 GMT -6
As far as practicing, I work on the exercises I demonstrated in "Speed Kills" plus new ones that I have developed in the past year. I also have many different ways to play arpeggios. Sweeping, alternate picking, string skipping and intense "tapped" arpeggios. There are limitless variations. I work on as many different areas as I can. I consider songwriting a form of practicing. I work on songs all the time. I can't help it. After a while I just start to write music. It is a natural extension of practicing. I will warm up, work on some specific things, then I start to come up with riffs or melodies. As far as recording my guitar, I have several different studio "rigs". I use mostly Marshall and Mesa Boogie amps, miked, for rhythms, and either Marshall JMP 800's, 900's, the new 2000's and a Marshall JMP 1 for solos. Again, we mike the amps.
Post by Michael Angelo Batio on Jan 17, 2005 10:20:59 GMT -6
They are two different products. "Jam Tracks" is a CD with 10 (play along with/to) songs that I recorded in England with the company Total Accuracy. "Jam with Angelo" is a video filmed a few years ago that features songs like "Prog", "The Finish Line", etc... Both are available through M.A.C.E. Music.
Post by Michael Angelo Batio on Jan 17, 2005 10:28:47 GMT -6
The DVDs are completely different. Both are advanced but "Speed Kills" focuses on being a better, faster guitarist. All of the exercises are devised to help someone be a better player. "Speed Lives" teaches the song "No Boundaries" from start to finish breaking the song up into 27 exercises. Hope this helps.