Do You Play Guitar?
Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:23 PM
But I was wondering is there anyone on the forums that play guitar?
Please post like how long you've been playing and what style you play and just for fun what kind of guitar(s) you have. I'm just wondering if anymore geeks around here play guitar too.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 02:38 AM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:08 AM
I always wanted to buy a SG or LP they do feel good but I also do like my fender and the Alder body looks. But I do want to own a SG and LP too maybe over the years I can buy one of each.
Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:09 PM
Its a little selfish to not let me hear your music because you didnt write it
edit: I suppose you can go listen to my schysse acoustic one-offs as well to gather inspiration from others mediocrity.
This post has been edited by iamtheky: 27 May 2009 - 02:28 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:22 PM
Go here -
to listen to me pickin' on a bass.
Heck, I lost the tip of my index finger and still have occasion to pick a little (3-finger of course...).
Trust me, when you get in a "mood", the guitar takes you to another realm, kinda like programming does for many. Besides, it'd be a shame to let a good git-fiddle go to waste!
This post has been edited by submix8c: 05 January 2009 - 03:23 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:40 AM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:33 PM
Just 4 strings were left, and a band called "The Police" started their career. After watching them on TV
the first time I knew this what I want to do: Playing Bassguitar - maybe for the rest of my life.
I`m playing my Fender Precision (build in USA, `76) for about 15 years, and I will never change.
I also play Electric & Acoustic Guitar about 25 years, but Bass will always be my favourite.
You may visit my band "BlueTales" on MySpace: http://profile.myspace.com/bluetales
With best regards from Germany, g-force (Gunnar)
Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:08 PM
Nerwin, it has been a little over a year since you posed this question - I hope you stuck with it.
I have been playing since I was 15 or so, many moons ago, and it is a truly rewarding hobby to have, I would argue better
than sitting in front of a monitor. I will also say that a poorly setup guitar can stifle any creativity (get your guitar setup properly
for your hands - action, string size etc). Learn to tune it up and always tune before you play, and wipe your guitar down after
every session ( 5 minutes or 5 hours - keep your guitar clean ). Did I mention keep the strings new, I would change mine about
every 5 days when I was playing alot, now about every 3 weeks - old strings just plain suck to play on.
Learn to properly "warm up" before you get crazy trying to play like your favorite guitar hero, using chords and scales is a great
way to warm up (and learn them at the same time).
Like a few in here have mentioned, a good guitar teacher is great to have, but a bad one is worse. If you can't find a teacher,
get a DVD with a few sections on "technique" - good "technique" (hand placement on fretboard) isn't a must, you know, the way
trained classical guys play, but bad technique can lead to pain in the hands and wrists, this is a bad thing.
Finally, start learning a few easy songs you like to play, (songs are generally segmented - learn each segment one at a time, and
then put the pieces together - what I call playing thru without stopping).
...And Have Fun
Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:36 PM
Seriously though, I like finding electric guitars at pawn shops, and I also Like the old Crate amps that were made in the USA. That's right, I like Crate amps!
I engage in Heavy Metal! I am always experimenting in trying to get the ultimate metal tone!
Doom metal, yes---absolutely!
Do not knock the Grunge pedal till you've tried it---are my words of advice.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:51 PM
As far as learning guitar...In my professional opinion, if you "learn" to play other peoples songs, that's fine, but you haven't learned guitar until you have expressed your feelings using the instrument in a unique way. Same goes for "guitar teachers". Anyone who says that there's a specific "way" to learn guitar is contributing to the annihilation of music as an art. I have never taken a music lesson, opting for art classes throughout high school and business classes throughout college...I don't feel that I have many songwriting peers local to my hometown, even among classically trained friends. All it takes is the patience to make some HORRID noise for 6 months until you start to find sounds (chords and progressions) that you like. If you like what you do, then you're doing it right. If you keep doing it that way and if someone notices your music, maybe you're good. That's part of how things work anyway.
I think if more musicians were visual artists first they would have a deeper appreciation for instrument technique...When you paint you don't read a manual...you paint and learn what you like...then paint again. Same with guitar.
I'm glad to see some fellow "geeks" getting excited about music !!!
EDIT: Just to note...I disagree with almost EVERYTHING guitar mike said. His detailed analysis is EXACTLY the reason music is a commercial machine and not an art form any more. I've written some of my best songs on guitars with old strings...and one particular song on a guitar that was MISSING a string. The absence of the string forced me to play the tune in a different way using a different string...and changed the song all together for the better. My guitar is dirty. Real dirty. But you can't hear the dirt for christ sake.
This post has been edited by mrquincy: 01 May 2009 - 02:59 PM
Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:33 PM
quality of musician your ideas would create.
Your comment of the machine of music give you away - my post spoke to nothing more than what is needed to become and
stay a healthy musician, nothing about the music itself. I have had to deal with folks of your opinion that can't improvise,
comp, transition from one key to another, but think they have music locked down while barely communicating anything
Next time, why don't you speak for yourself and not flame another for their opinion.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:25 PM
Let me know if you think the song "Rainbow Elephants". This is the quality of musician my ideals created. We didn't have any formal education when we wrote and recorded this last August.
Of course my argument is uneducated. My argument is that standards don't matter, it's about musical output. Education requires standards. There is no standard structure that is required to produce a quality piece, Rainbow Elephants is an example of this.
Do you honestly think Delta Blues artists like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt had any kind of clue as to how to transition from one key to another using "educated" terms? Muddy Waters wouldn't have been able to play what he played without their influence, and without Muddy Waters...rock simply wouldn't be what it came to be during the 1960's through the 1980's. I think most people agree...these guys were important to what music has become. Did they successfully compose original music without necessarily knowing the ins and outs of composition? Absolutely, completely groundbreaking.
This post has been edited by mrquincy: 27 May 2009 - 02:37 PM