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posted on Oct, 27 2007 @ 12:51 PM
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This is my first thread at BTS...I usually post at ATS........Kinda feels nice to get a way from the HEAVY stuff and chit chat away...

So, guitar players show yourselves:-)




posted on Oct, 27 2007 @ 02:43 PM
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Lucky me, Im the only one



posted on Oct, 27 2007 @ 03:05 PM
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you're not the only one my friend.

guitar player right here

i don't get to play a lot cause of my back but i can still hit the strings



posted on Oct, 27 2007 @ 03:15 PM
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I figure I could count on you What is wrong with your back...Sciatica?



posted on Oct, 27 2007 @ 03:24 PM
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I'm a guitar player as well. I wrote about my stuff in a thread in the Members Forum.



posted on Oct, 27 2007 @ 10:06 PM
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I have a couple of guitars but have not learned to play them. Where I live there is no one who can teach me. ERRRRR. Hopefully on day. I have a beautiful Zakk Wylde just sitting in the case that needs to be played.



posted on Oct, 28 2007 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Steff
I figure I could count on you What is wrong with your back...Sciatica?


nah. degenerative disc disease.
i hade a fusion done at L5S1. i can only play for short bursts at a time. i spend more time at the computer writing.



posted on Oct, 28 2007 @ 06:53 AM
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Originally posted by IrishLass
I have a couple of guitars but have not learned to play them. Where I live there is no one who can teach me. ERRRRR. Hopefully on day. I have a beautiful Zakk Wylde just sitting in the case that needs to be played.


come on man....when in doubt, teach yourself.

do you know anything? any basic chords, where the natural notes are, how to walk the neck?
that stuff right there can keep you busy for a while....

i can help ya out....

start walking the neck to get a feel for it and to build some callouses and some strength in your wrist/fingers.

just think, once you get that down, you can practice your mad crazy pentatonic riffs at blazing speed and be just like zaak



seriously though...any questions, just ask.



posted on Oct, 28 2007 @ 03:17 PM
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Thanks for advice, I will start doing that.



posted on Oct, 29 2007 @ 06:38 PM
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Self taught guitar player here. I can definitely recommend teaching yourself, you'll pick up your own style really quickly!



posted on Oct, 30 2007 @ 11:38 PM
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I've been playing guitar for awhile now,
The song I am currently trying to learn is Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between The Buried and Me.
I'm telling you that song is next to impossible to play.



posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by xnotetoselfx
I've been playing guitar for awhile now,
The song I am currently trying to learn is Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between The Buried and Me.
I'm telling you that song is next to impossible to play.


That is a very basic song with an easy chord progression, don't let his "odd" song melody keep you distracted....Keep practicing:-)



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 05:46 PM
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reply to post by Paul
 


I found someone who can teach me, do you think I should still try on my own? Or should I go and at least learn the basics?



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:23 PM
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Signal Chain

Playing guitar is how I express my alternate self.

My style has been distilled from various influences over time. The guitarists I've listened to most over the years are Ry Cooder, Bert Jansch, Robert Johnson, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Neil Young. As you'll guess from that list, my main style is rock with a traditional feel. There's a lot of blues and early rock 'n' roll in it and some country too. The country and folk stuff tends to surface on acoustic guitar more than when I play electric.

For electric work I use an American Standard Stratocaster through a modern Marshall combo via a long chain of stomp boxes that messily combines analogue and digital. The core of it is an ancient, cheap Zoom 1010 with a dozen self-created tones programmed into it. Between the guitar and amp, the chain goes:

  • compressor (mostly for volume boost and to smooth out the tone)
  • volume pedal (swell effects only, mostly used with slide for a corny fake 'pedal steel' tone)
  • a Boss modelling wah that stays mostly on the 'Cry Baby' setting though I sometime also use a cool Uni-Vibe model it features)
  • the Zoom box
  • MXR phaser
  • tremolo pedal
  • an elaborate Boss digital delay

plus some stuff to boost signal and cut noise.

Sometimes - especially at home - I yank the whole thing out and plug straight into my amplifier. But I like having a broad palette of tones to play with.

I play nearly as much acoustic as electric. I have a Larrivee OM-1 and an old, cheap Fender Dreadnought made in Korea.

I mess about with alternate tunings - DADGAD and open G or open D - but ninety percent of what I do is in standard tuning.



posted on Nov, 6 2007 @ 11:29 PM
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The two approaches are not exclusive.

The main advantage of a teacher is to stop you from picking up bad habits that you will have to unlearn eight or ten years later.

I suspect the main disadvantage of a teacher is that, when you have one, it takes longer to find your own, personal relationship with the guitar.

I had two lessons when I started out. All I learned was a couple of chord shapes and a strum pattern.

Still, I wouldn't call myself self-taught. Other guitarists taught me; ones I played with, ones I pestered, and ones I listened to on record and read about in magazine interviews.

The result, though, is nobody's fault but mine.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 12:47 AM
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YESSSSSSS
Guitar player here too. I like blues, classic rock etc.

have 3 guitars: 12 string Washburn, Fender strat (ala claptopn) and 6 string concert Rhapsody - kinda like the ovation but from Ausie.

Have ART SGX processors. 6 channel PA/Amp. VAMP2 guitar synth etc

My PC usually does the backing when i play at home using creative labs sound card and sound fonts loaded.

I played in the US 7 years ago pro for a year. Now do it for fun WHEN i have time. I am SERIOUSLY RUSTYYYYY and it kills me. I could stand on stage and play for 4 hours and not miss a note. Hell, now i can't remember the songs LMAO

I like playing accoustic/rhythm though i can play lead if needed. I like finger picking and not usually a plectrum unless playing blues etc - or the strat in general.

Oh and i am self taught. Though, i have to admit - i would like to do a classical guitar coarse.

[edit on 7/11/2007 by shearder]



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 01:23 PM
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we had a german exchange student live with us our last year of high school. his senior project was to learn how to play the guitar. i ended up learning far more than he did. he had little interest/patience and i had a little of both.

i barely touch it anymore so i don't really remember much, but i had fun learning. i started out looking at online tutorials that show you how to do chords and have you practice flipping between them so you can play smoothly. then i grabbed some tabs for songs i liked and practiced them. those are rare these days thanks to the MAFIAA (RIAA) issuing copyright takedowns to tab sites. i'm sure you can still find that stuff somewhere though.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 06:38 PM
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I will check that out, thank you for the advice.



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 08:47 PM
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Does Bass Player count?

Just wanted to give a shout out to all the musicans on here!



posted on Nov, 7 2007 @ 10:36 PM
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I would say HELL YEAH!! Bass counts. It is a bass GUITAR...

i almost started on bass first but then went toward "normal" guitar





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