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Turboz
09-16-2007, 06:16 AM
what is this stuff:

Apreggio
Diatonic
Chromatic
Thirds Fourths Fifths and Sixths
Legato
Tremolo
Diads
The Musical Alphabet
Trill
Sweep Picking
Modes
Tempos
Keys
Natural and Pinch Harmonics
Steps
Those notes in parenthesis like:
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-1--------(0)
Double Hammer Ons and Double Pull Offs
and those chords on top of tabs like:
C5 D5 Em7 <-
-1---6------ Note: this is not a tab
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---0-------8
---0-------7

what on earth is this stuff?

0zero0
09-16-2007, 06:24 AM
legato means lively quik in italian
thirds and fifths are the type of chord and pitch
sweep picking is like strumming but you but each note is accented
tempo is the speed, feeling of the song Ex: legato Apreggio
Natural harmonics are the harmonics that naturally occur on the 12th 9th and 7th frets
pinch harmonics(aka artificial harmonics) are the harmonics (squelies) that are produced by having your thumb tough the string right after you pick does

hope i could help some

SNES4Life
09-16-2007, 06:33 AM
Go to www.ultimate-guitar.com and go to lessons, should have everything there.

Turboz
09-16-2007, 06:52 AM
legato means lively quik in italian
thirds and fifths are the type of chord and pitch
sweep picking is like strumming but you but each note is accented
tempo is the speed, feeling of the song Ex: legato Apreggio
Natural harmonics are the harmonics that naturally occur on the 12th 9th and 7th frets
pinch harmonics(aka artificial harmonics) are the harmonics (squelies) that are produced by having your thumb tough the string right after you pick does

hope i could help someyou sure did. What does accented mean? and when you said put the thumb on the string, which thumb?

Skaterdude
09-16-2007, 05:15 PM
legato means lively quik in italian
thirds and fifths are the type of chord and pitch
sweep picking is like strumming but you but each note is accented
tempo is the speed, feeling of the song Ex: legato Apreggio
Natural harmonics are the harmonics that naturally occur on the 12th 9th and 7th frets
pinch harmonics(aka artificial harmonics) are the harmonics (squelies) that are produced by having your thumb tough the string right after you pick does

hope i could help some

Hahahahahaha. Don't listen to this guy.

Apreggio - Notes of a chord played separately

Chromatic - A-G including sharps and flats. Half step intervals.

Thirds Fourths Fifths and Sixths - Those are all intervals

Legato - Smooth playing. Very little picking invloved. Think of tapping.

Diads - Huh?

The Musical Alphabet - A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab

Trill - Fluttering between two notes with hammer-ons and pull-offs
Sweep Picking - Hard to explain with such little space. If you don't know what any of this means, you aren't ready for it anyway.

Modes - Variations of the major scale. Look them up.

Tempos - Speed of a song in BPM (Beats per minute)

Keys - Once again, hard to explain in text. They're directly related to how modes are organized and how they're used.

Steps - Half steps and whole steps. Half step = 1 fret, whole step = 2 frets.

dustydust
09-16-2007, 05:24 PM
diads are two-note voicings sometimes referred to as double-stops, to stand in for weightier grips.

jpharaoh69
09-16-2007, 05:40 PM
adding to skaterdudes comment:

i dont know if you mean tremolo picking or a tremolo bar so heres both

tremolo - a part of a guitar on the bridge used to change the pitch of a note by tightening/loosening a string(also known as whammy bar or vibrato arm)

tremolo picking - picking really fast, usually a certain note many times before moving on to another note

natural harmonics - a note played by picking a note which isnt fretted, but instead you only lay the finger on the string. this only happens on certain frets, mainly the 12th, 7th, and 5th

pinch harmonics - a complicated technique which you wont be able to do if you dont even know these other things but ill explain anyway. first, you need to have distortion on for this. now you must find where there is a clear natural harmonic around where you pick the string in between the pickups. you have to hold your pick so that very little of the end is showing so that when you pick the note, your thumb will touch the string just after you pick it. your thumb should hit where the natural harmonic was, which you determined earlier. tough techinique to get down.

the note in parenthesis - can be many things, there are no 100% set rules for tabs. usually the tab writer will have a legend showing what diferent things mean but in most cases it means a ghost note. a ghost note is just a note played a lot quieter than the others.

double hammer-on - hammering twice in a row. for example: --5h7h8. you pick the 5 then hammer with your ring finger on the 7 and hammer again with your pinky on the 8. 3 notes played...only picked once.

double pull-off - same as a double hammer-on but pull off instead. ex. --8p7p5. hit the 8 pull off to 7 and pull off to 5. 3 notes played....only picked once.

chords on top of tabs - these are the chords that the song is following. it could be that a 2nd guitar is playing them in the background or a keyboard or some other instrument.

Skaterdude
09-16-2007, 05:44 PM
diads are two-note voicings sometimes referred to as double-stops, to stand in for weightier grips.

Ahhh. I've always just heard them being referred to as double stops.

Turboz
09-17-2007, 10:12 AM
this is helping out alot. on more thing what is scratchpicking (or pickscratching however you say it)?

Anti-Hero
09-17-2007, 02:12 PM
it's gay.

oh, and tremolo is just repeating the same note a number of times very rapidly. A tremolo arm changes pitch without having to bend the string.

jpharaoh69
09-17-2007, 02:32 PM
this is helping out alot. on more thing what is scratchpicking (or pickscratching however you say it)?

i use the term pickslide but some people say pickscratching.

anyway, its when you push down the side of the pick on the lower strings(E, a and d) and slide it down....or up if you want but its most commonly done by sliding down. BTW, you need distortion for this.

!@#$
09-17-2007, 02:40 PM
this is helping out alot. on more thing what is scratchpicking (or pickscratching however you say it)?

90% of the time it sounds horrible