People who make you want to give up guitar

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  1. MemphisHawk

    MemphisHawk Senior Member

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    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.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV6SmY04WdE"]Van Halen - Eruption Guitar Cover - YouTube[/ame]

    PS- I do like me a Vigier every now and then
     
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  2. FennRx

    FennRx Senior Member

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    pretty much every black guy who ever picked up the instrument ;)
     
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  3. tinman402

    tinman402 Senior Member

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    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
     
  4. MemphisHawk

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    FennRx Senior Member

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    freddie king makes me want to burn all my shit and practice harder at the same time.
     
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    FUS44 Senior Member

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    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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    Mordor Senior Member

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    everyone D: everyone is better than me
     
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    geochem1st V.I.P. Member

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    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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  9. Mantis

    Mantis Senior Member

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    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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  10. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    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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  11. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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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)

    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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    no one
     
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  13. Stevie 202

    Stevie 202 Senior Member

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    Sometimes when I listen to classical guitarists I think "shit, 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 :thumb:
     
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  14. splatter

    splatter Senior Member

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    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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    People that have a top notch pinky.
     
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    geochem1st V.I.P. Member

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    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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  17. MemphisHawk

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    Tons of guitars have that. all the aftermarket companies make CR necks too
     
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    Laggspike Senior Member

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    well, when i see paul gilbert with his 8" pinky..
     
  19. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    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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  20. GammyBird

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    Nobody. I steal licks from guys who are better than me.
     
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