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by MattyPretends116
November 9th, 2008, 12:05 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Out from my cave...
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Out from my cave...

I'm a longtime user who fell of the site and am back to browsing a bit as of late. Wrote an article on slide a while back. Anyone remember me? I bet the user base has changed about six times by now. Wes, Nick, anyone out there? haha I've been rock climbing a lot (my other passion) and haven't had mu...
by MattyPretends116
December 19th, 2006, 8:11 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Chicken Pickin
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Peter Vogl has an excellent demo here Chicken Pickin That's the video I was referring to. I could be wrong, but I think he just plays chord-based country style licks, no clucking. I can't watch the video on my computer right now, no quicktime. But I have seen it in the past, and I don't recall any ...
by MattyPretends116
December 18th, 2006, 7:36 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Chicken Pickin
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Thanks. The sound I'm trying to get is in the intro of the Dixie Dregs tune "Ice Cakes." Muted, scratchy "buk bukah BOooK" :lol: I'm just starting to get into hot country, and have seen variations on what chicken pickin is described as. I always thought it was the clucking sound I so wonderfully des...
by MattyPretends116
December 17th, 2006, 6:07 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Chicken Pickin
Replies: 6
Views: 1589

Chicken Pickin

Can anyone offer tips on chicken pickin? I use hybrid picking and really pull up on the strings with my free fingers to get that pop, but it's not creating the desired effect. I know there is some frethand technique involved, i.e. releasing the note as it is picked to create the muted, cluck effect ...
by MattyPretends116
December 14th, 2006, 10:20 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: So what's on your Xmas list then?
Replies: 33
Views: 4036

CDs








Socks :D
by MattyPretends116
December 14th, 2006, 10:18 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Music theory books?
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Noteboat's book is great, also look at the many many articles right here.
by MattyPretends116
December 14th, 2006, 10:01 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas To Me
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Merry Christmas To Me

The season of GAS ....err giving is upon us, so in the spirit of it all I just got myself a Tele. :lol: I've wanted a solidbody for a while after playing a semi hollow for 3-4 years. I only have one electric (the semi-hollow) and want to convert it into open-G /silde guitar and I don't want to drop ...
by MattyPretends116
December 13th, 2006, 7:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: FREE METRONOME DOWNLOADS?
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Try hammerhead, I haven't used it extensively but i think it is pretty flexible
by MattyPretends116
December 10th, 2006, 3:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Yeah I know what you mean. A couple of the new CDs have that Umixit technology, where a song is broken into individual tracks on your pc and you can mess with the levels, etc. I was suprised by the amount of delay on the vocals and drums...didn't notice it in the full track, but I bet if it was take...
by MattyPretends116
December 10th, 2006, 9:39 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Have you met your guitar goals for the year?
Replies: 27
Views: 3288

nope not even close.....not even a little bit
by MattyPretends116
December 8th, 2006, 7:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

dogbite wrote:for some fun hook up the drum machine to a delay.
Wouldn't that make it go from "drum machine" to "chaos?" :lol:
by MattyPretends116
December 8th, 2006, 6:02 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Thanks for the replies. I've found its significantly easier to groove and progress with one, and have been using hammerhead for a while. Want to start recording, so I'll probably spring....


:) Matt
by MattyPretends116
December 5th, 2006, 10:45 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Yes, my practice amp has a line in, wasn't sure if they were made to go through those. Makes perfect sense, but you never know I guess :roll:
by MattyPretends116
December 5th, 2006, 9:21 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Drum Machine

Probably a stupid question, but drum machines need a speaker out, right? There's no internal speaker for standalone use, corrent? I want to spice up my metronome practicing, and was thinking of getting a drum unit, but not if I need to get speakers and all that stuff. If I have to run it through my ...
by MattyPretends116
December 5th, 2006, 9:20 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drum Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Drum Machine

Probably a stupid question, but drum machines need a speaker out, right? There's no internal speaker. I want to spice up my metronome practicing, and was thinking of getting a drum unit, but not if I need to get speakers and all that stuff. If I have to run it through my computer, which I don't want...