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Old 11-24-2008, 06:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i would say stop playing other people's shit, but you can't learn originality.

there is no merit in mindlessly churning out something that someone else wrote.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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there is no merit in mindlessly churning out something that someone else wrote.
unless you're playing in a cover band.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've been encountering a few technical problems of my own, but they're completely unrelated to stylistic approach...
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok I have been playing guitar for almost 2 years now and it is getting really hard for me to find new stuff to play thats at my level and will improve my playing... any suggestions?

Here is some of the harder songs that I can play all of
Master of Puppets
The Ocean
Black Bird
Seek and Destroy
Another Brick In The Wall PT2
Stack Shot Billy
Over the hills and far away
Mario Theme

I can tap fast and can tap some complex stuff... and I have some skills in sweeping

Also based on all of that hoow good am I doing for 2 years on the guitar?
How many scales and chords do you know?
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Can you play the 8 minute solo of Freebird?

Also look up buckethead riffs, and work with alternate styles of picking, my friend ( and probly the best guitarist I know) spent a while mastering the art of chickenpicken(spelling?), which is quite something to watch hehe.

Also you could try the Hendrix act of playing while tuning your guitar, im sure that could come in handy haha.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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there is no merit in mindlessly churning out something that someone else wrote.
But it's enjoyable, self-satisfying to learn something, and also good practice.



I find a lot of Tool songs quite challenging myself.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i would say stop playing other people's shit, but you can't learn originality.

there is no merit in mindlessly churning out something that someone else wrote.
Your a ****ing idiot


So i got the exact date I started guitar and I have been playiong for 22 months just shy of two years and since I last posted I have learnt all of Voodo CHild (SLight Return) and all of Yellow ledbetter
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So i got the exact date I started guitar and I have been playiong for 22 months just shy of two years and since I last posted I have learnt all of Voodo CHild (SLight Return) and all of Yellow ledbetter

One, it is spelled Voodoo Chile, not Voodo CHild.

Two, the OP was totally right. Awesome, congrats on learning Voodoo Chile, it shouldn't be too hard if you've been playing for 22 months but still, it's a decently challenging piece. But in the end, is it really that impressive playing other people's crap? The music one writes displays musical talent, not just being able to mimic someone else.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:03 AM   #19 (permalink)
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keep in mind there's a difference between being a musician and being a guitarist.

there's nothing wrong with focusing on covers. i did it for about 5 years before i started playing with other people. it's a good way to develop technical chops.

as for being impressive, it can be. think of it like this, anyone can start a band and get a few shows. on the other hand, a cover band that wants to play gigs has to be able to convince a crowd that they're at least a halfway decent version of the real thing. are symphony musicians inferior because the majority of their time is spent playing other peoples music?

as for voodoo chile, it was about the 2 year mark for me as well hehe

as for more tunes (tabs shouldn't be hard to find)

jane's addiction - three days
led zeppelin - achilles last stand
eric johnson - cliffs of dover
king crimson - 21st century schizoid man
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I find a lot of videogame music is very challenging. Try some of the F-Zero songs, tetris theme, and the final fantasy 7 battle music or boss music.

The black mages do a lot of cool stuff too, check them out.
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