If you have any questions about how to play the guitar, why not ask one of the greatest guitarists making a living professionally today? That’s what Wired did (see below), answering audience questions and picking the brains of Polyphia guitarist Tim Henson for his Tech Support series.
The guitarist answered a wealth of questions about everything from playing techniques, to explaining some guitar terminology, to even digging into the instrument itself, and why it’s worth or worth the price you’re paying.
Henson also answered questions about some of the songs, pointing out that John Mayer’s “Neon” sounds easy but is actually a difficult riff. “It doesn’t sound that difficult, but when you watch him play it’s incredible, just with his thumbs out this far. Playing chords, it’s really hard to play, especially if you don’t have big hands,” he explained.
He also cited Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” as one of the greatest guitar solos of all time, explaining: For example, I think the guitar solo in “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of his best guitar solos of all time. Seen together, I think they are more memorable than scattered notes. ”
And for those looking for a good song to practice power chords that are easy to play, he chose Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’.
Henson performs techniques such as sweep picking, pinch harmonics, and altering the sound of the guitar. And he reveals some of the mistakes people make when learning to play the guitar for the first time.
The guitarist also preached some patience and revealed to one fan who asked what makes a good guitar sound: He remembers being 10 years old and not hearing what the bass guitar was doing. I couldn’t tell the difference between guitar and bass. And just a year later, I was like, ‘Oh, I hear it now. I don’t know what went wrong. I think listening to a lot of music and comparing mixes and guitar tones will help you on your journey to creating a good guitar tone.”
Watch Henson answer a fan’s guitar question. Wired under.
Henson and Polyphia are currently promoting their 2022 album. don’t forget you die.
Polyphia’s Tim Henson answers guitar questions Wired
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