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My name is Trident, I joined Synner a couple months ago but am just now introducing myself. I’ve been playing guitar since my freshman year of high school and im now 20 years old. I didn’t really take it seriously until my Jr year of high school though. I don’t know much theory or anything but I can play some songs and noodle around. As most of us are here for, im here to improve my guitar playing!

HELLWIN, Veteran Got Shot, Anyone got one I can try before I die?

Hey everyone!

I'm a veteran who just got shot defending our rights and way of life, life is short, I've been looking everywhere for a Hellwin Amp for years, I have the cabinets. I would love to play on one before I die... I can fly to you even but I'd feel some serious FOMO if I died before I got to play one. Hell I can pay you even... I've got not much to live for as my dreams been crushed but this would mean the world to me! Please inbox or let me know, all love!


Hi everyone! I'm Ali. I teach music, including beginning guitar, although it's not my main instrument and the course is almost exclusively acoustic and classical. I've played at the beginner and intermediate level for about 20 years, and I'm embarrassed to admit that electric guitar (especially lead) intimidates me to no end. So I'm here to get over that fear in an awesome community.

Guitar 7 string now or later on?

I've been playing guitar since last week, and the strat I have is pretty ok and all but my goal is to be one of those cool prog guys playing really weird and heavy shit on an alien looking extended range guitar. At what stage would it make most sense to actually start playing on a 7 string?

I just learned the second position minor pentatonic shape and I realized I might end up having to re-learn a lot of stuff like that. Conversely if I get it now I won't have the slightest idea what to do with all the extra string.

Is there a best way to get to where I want to be?

  • Question
Guitar Tabs don't sync to audio from video?

My tabs aren't syncing to the videos right. they do play but just first measure of the tab, which i could just scroll myself right? well the tabs is playing so it throws me back to the top of tab.

Is anyone else having tab issues? I've tried both Firefox and Chrome to no avail. Am I missing something?


Guitar So far away finger picking section

Login to view embedded media Hey, I'm a beginner and this is my first question here so I'm a little bit excited.
I'm trying to figure out what is the fingering of the 3rd chord that synyster plays in the finger picking part in the video in the link above (I think it's some form of am), does anyone know?
Thank you so much for the help🙏

A returning synner..


I don’t know if any of you really remember me 😅 It definitely has been a while, 3 years to be exact. I’ve been playing but not very often as life got in the way. I started singing, usually in my car while I’m driving to work because no one can hear me then 😂

Because of the singing I was finally able to learn gunslinger and danger line solos by ear in a martter of hours! I didn’t even have the ability to play those solos couple months ago. So stoked the progress!

Now I’m stuck with the fast part of hail to the king solo. I somewhat got it but not quite there. I feel like there’s maybe something wrong with my technique. ..So I decided to ask for help and any tips from you!

Ps. This forum has changed a lot! So I apologize if I’m doing something wrong here. I feel like I don’t know how to use this forum 😅

Anyways. Here’s the link to my recording: Login to view embedded media

  • Lesson
How To Hold The Pick – Lesson 4

In this lesson, we show you the proper technique for holding the pick.

Let me just say that this is the way that MOST great guitar players, (including Syn), hold the pick. However – I held the pick “wrong” for 40 years and still managed to play guitar for a living. I started working on holding the pick the right way about 3 years ago, and when I do – I still play at about 70% of my ability. It’s a daily battle for me.
So I would say, if you are a beginner or intermediate – by all means – work on holding the pick this way.
If you are an advanced player and hold the pick differently – you’ll have to decide if it’s worth the effort and sacrifice.
I believe that the ends justify the means. However you can play great – do that.

I will add one last point – if you’re not confused enough already. And that is: A great deal of Syn’s sound, smoothness, tone, speed & fluidity is due to the fact that he holds the pick the way I show you in this video.


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