Your weakest technique?

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  1. Stealthdjentstic

    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Whats your weakest technique?

    For me its probably my atrocious vibrato or alternate picking. Hopefully I can address my vibrato this year!
     
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    Probably my guitar playing. My best techniques being promoting Circle K strings and talking about string tension.

    :lol: Mine is definitely alternate picking and down picking..pretty much just playing metal in general :lol: I can't play anything with constant alt or downpicking for shit.
     
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    Legato for me, when improvising my mind just doesn't contemplate not picking every note :lol:
     
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    Consistent and accurate speed picking.

    Theory applied to guitar. Put theory in front of me, easy, put it on a fretboard... well...

    *shits chicken*
     
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    All of them. Except vibrato....that isn't on bends. :(
     
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    This. Also legato.
     
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    edonmelon Not a melon

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    Most definitely legato...
    Just can't play clean legato lines to save my life. FML
     
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    How much of a list do you want?

    Can't chord very well.
    Can't do theory.
    Pretty crap at scales.
    Can't do any shred pyrotechnics.
    No fingerpicking.

    Probably the worst is that I sometimes corpse when recording. I hate recording, I play even worse then normal.
     
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    probably quick chord changes or sweeping and legato, it always surprises me when people say their alt picking sucks lol
     
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    Shit at self promotion. Zero charisma.
     
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    I would say my picking technique, trying to use less elbow more wrist.
     
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    Patience and restraint.
     
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    I picked up sweep picking pretty fast, but I guess the balance to that is that my alternate sucks hard. And I also have this uncanny ability to NOT be able to play things I could play 5 minutes ago when the record button is hit.
     
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    Don't you love that? Then you get frustrated, decide to do a practice run before you record it again and BAM! You play it perfectly again but weren't recording. :lol:
     
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    Chording. Never cared about it and, as a result, I'm worse than the average kid with an acoustic in the closet despite having played in bands and stuff for years now. Who needs anything but single notes and power chords? :lol:
     
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    Guitar: sweeping, i just blow at it. Bass: properly slapping, tryin to passively remember not to hit with the knuckle -.- shit hurts.
     
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    I'm super-weak at fast alternate picking "outside" on two adjacent strings. For those who know what that means, I have no trouble fast alternate-picking "inside" two adjacent strings... but outside kills me.

    I used to economy pick when switching between adjacent strings, but I'm completely revamping my picking technique right now.
     
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    @Onegunsolution - How are you slapping the string? The bouncing off the side of your finger technique or the Wooten/Miller downward slap? The downward slap is a little easier... But to go fast that pretty much necessitates double thumbing.
     
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    If I had these two things I'd have no weak spots. But alas, they are too numerous/embarrassing to list. :lol:
     
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    Any kind of lead work
     

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