Hi everyone, i’m Julian, i’m a new member of the cracking the code comunity, i really enjoy all the good stuff here, hope it will help me during my journey of guitar.
How many years have you been playing?
I’ve been playing guitar since 20 years.
What musical genres are you interested in?
I realy enjoy math rock, classical guitar, acoustic fingerstyle too.
Particular things you’re excited to learn / talk about here?
I like modern music, new ideas, new harmony feels, i like cassic stuff of course but i’m looking for something that i could not understand with just a single listen.
How have you gone about learning guitar so far?
Self-taught? Regular lessons with a teacher? Both?
Maybe both, i’ve taken lessons at the beginning (classical teacher) but i totally self taught with electric guitar, i’ve destroyed a lot of my father CD’s and vynil’s (RIP van halen 1’s vynil)
Have you spent much time on technique before finding our stuff?
I’ve spend like 10 years focusing on techniques and now, i’ve a lot of struggle with speed, i’m tired of the " one day it work, one day is not" so, that’s why i’m here… Where i’m from, there’s no teacher wich can help me with it.
What Cracking the Code material have you watched?
Eric johnson and Yngwie stuff.
Can you comfortably play a scale? At roughly what speed?
I know a lot of scale but every time it’s more than 140 BPM 16th not or 90-100 BPM 16th note triplet it’s way out of my league, string changes are always a pain in the A^…
Any particular things you find yourself stuck on?
I’ve worked on tera melos X’ed out album now, latest transcription was an math rock album called trimurty from a band called low pass, some polyphia, i’ve transcribed a lot of guthrie govan pieces too.
I’m here to discuss about string noises, speed, string changes and a lot of things. I’m from france so my english is maybe a little bit sloppy (don’t panic, i don’t use google trad).