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Unread 09-21-2013, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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People who make you want to give up guitar

Either because they are too good or a douche or both (bring on the "John Mayers...?)

I'll start with this chick who if halfway paying attention while she knocks out Eruption.


PS- I do like me a Vigier every now and then
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

pretty much every black guy who ever picked up the instrument
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Damn.. I wanna like that post, but I can't play that and I think she could do it while having a conversation.. WTF.. I kinda hate you right now..lol
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

freddie king makes me want to burn all my **** and practice harder at the same time.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

I will not put down her playing, because I know I can't pull it off....but there just seemed to be something clinical about her playing. like she didn't want to be there. There was even a moment where she was thinking "wtf am I doing". Perhaps she'd rather be the next Alanis or something.

There are lots of douchey guitarists who can play me under the table. Hair metal makes me suicidal. But plugging in and imagining a river of heshers destroying a Bon Jovi concert with me as their V slingin' pied piper, keeps me twangin', you know?
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everyone D: everyone is better than me
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

I used to feel this way until years ago when I realized its not a competition.

Nobody plays me like me.... nobody.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

the boring people who no longer come to see original bands play live music at bars or clubs are the ones who make me wanna quit. why bother performing if no one is interested?
yeah, she did a nice job on eruption.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Some guitarists inspire me, some bore me ... but the urge to play is far too deep inside me for anyone in this world to touch it. Music is the language of my feelings as surely as English is the language of my thoughts.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

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PS- I do like me a Vigier every now and then
on a side note : the neck on the Vigier Shawn Lane model is insane ! I checked one of these out in NY and wasn't sure about the idea of a flat fretboard (zero radius) __ but now all I can think about is how a flat fretboard would feel on a hollow body

(strange thing is , I don't like the way classical guitars feel , but I think that has more to do with the width)

and to the OP

why would the way that anyone else plays make a person want to give up ??? that is , unless your entire goal is to emulate someone else . in which case __ all of those hours/years of practice would make a person the equivalent of a wind up toy for the sake of other people's amusement

find your own sound and practice in a focused and diligent manner
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

no one
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Sometimes when I listen to classical guitarists I think "****, I really don't know how to play this thing do I?"

But then I just have a few beers, pick up the Strat and have me some fun.

It's all good
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

people playing covers don't impress me that much . You can spend lots and lots of time learning covers note for note and in the end your just a hack . They even make games that teach you to play covers now so most anyone that has the time and patience can learn to play almost anything .
The reason I see it this way is I spent most of my days playing doing just that and everyone thought I was such a good guitar player cause I could play covers note for note . They didn't realize I had no real clue what I was doing . I was just mimicking what I had heard .
Like Geo said its not a competition . Play what you can do a good job of it and play it with feeling . You will be alot happier that trying to be better than someone else
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

People that have a top notch pinky.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

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on a side note : the neck on the Vigier Shawn Lane model is insane ! I checked one of these out in NY and wasn't sure about the idea of a flat fretboard (zero radius) __ but now all I can think about is how a flat fretboard would feel on a hollow body

(strange thing is , I don't like the way classical guitars feel , but I think that has more to do with the width)

.....

My Larrivee OM acoustic has a compound radius, flat for the first 5 frets then gradually rounding as you get away from the neck.... love it... 1.75 inches wide at the nut.

I would love to see an electric like that.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Tons of guitars have that. all the aftermarket companies make CR necks too
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

well, when i see paul gilbert with his 8" pinky..
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Nobody really. Most are far better players than I'll ever be, but I love playing and think I'm pretty good at what I do.

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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Nobody. I steal licks from guys who are better than me.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

no one, ever. Certainly not someone playing a cover song.

I get inspired not discouraged. And I've never heard someone and thought, "I could never do that."



...(while admitting I find the strict tempo and lack of 'looseness' in Country leads incredibly difficult to emulate. It doesn't breath, it just shreds constantly. ...not my cuppa tea. But I respect it. )
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no one, ever. Certainly not someone playing a cover song.
There is no reason to be wowed by someone doing a strict cover. I mean it's just constantly practicing the same thing over and over until you get it. If I get jealous of anything, it's people with a very developed ear. You know, the people that can listen to a new song a couple of times and then pretty much play it.

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That's what holds a lot of people back. They already tell themselves they can't. It also makes it easier to give up, because you didn't think you would be able to anyway.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Everyone who post their contribution to that Months backing track..

See Setpmeber Backing Track of the Month

This young lady and the hundreds more who make guitar playing look easy.
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People that have a top notch pinky.
$15 bucks at my local music shop.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

mainly myself. for the good and the bad.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

I would be more impressed if she actualy wrote what
she was playing
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

Tommy Emmanuel

Lot of disdain for those playing covers.

Not all guitar players can be good songwriters or in an all original band.
In my younger days, I've tried my hand at writing originals. They just weren't very good.

At my age, I'm just thrilled to able to still jam my ass off every weekend, even if we do play covers. But I've never tried to learn a cover note for note. To me, playing a good cover tune is just a vehicle that allows you to improvise and add your own twist to the tune. We get a lot of comments such as, "I like your version better than the original".

I play in a cover band. We have a few originals, but nothing that's going to hit the charts. Just the fact that we jam on songs that people love to here, keeps us booked and playing every weekend. My viewpoint has always been, that any chance to perform and play with a group, original or cover, is a privilege, and I'm thankful for the opportunity.

At my age, I'm thrilled to be playing, and thrilled that my fingers still do what I ask. And since joining MLP, I'm getting worried that my gigging is just becoming a test bed for guitar mods, pedals and amp settings.
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

if anything I get inspired
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Re: People who make you want to give up guitar

A good song is a good song. Nothing wrong at all with playing covers.
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