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Old 01-31-2013, 11:28 PM   #21
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Do everyone a favor and if you're playing for a bunch of people alone... don't shred for 10 minutes, just jam out on chords. Or at least hint to the chords that are backing and provide some sort of groove.

Your soloing sounds decent enough so try to put it together with your rhythm playing. Pretend like you're in a trio.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:42 PM   #22
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pretend you're gonna get evicted if you suck

then if you proceed to get evicted, film yourself being homeless and you'll eventually be a better guitarist. keep doing this until you're matthew kane
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:52 AM   #23
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haha thanks for the advices guys...
and Im not homeless [yet] Im 17 years old...and I record myself everyday so I can see my progress
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #24
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Tbh recording yourself once a week is probably enough. Day-by-day progress is usually imperceptible with an instrument - progress is usually only perceptible over slightly longer periods of time.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:35 AM   #25
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those videos made me want to hurt myself.

start practicing music.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:50 AM   #26
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I hurt myself by watching those videos.


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Old 02-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #27
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those videos made me want to hurt myself.

start practicing music.

sorry for that...
and that post gave me sadness and probably some other stuff...
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #28
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sorry for that...
and that post gave me sadness and probably some other stuff...

Don't take it the wrong way.
It's not that you are bad at guitar, it's that if you think you're in a RUT, it's because you aren't playing music with the technical abilities you have available to you.

We've all probably been there on some level. I can remember being in a similar position. From listening to you play it seems like you probably sit down and practice technical exercises and try to play things fast, but you probably don't learn a lot of songs or transcribe solos.

You really should just start playing music.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #29
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Don't take it the wrong way.
It's not that you are bad at guitar, it's that if you think you're in a RUT, it's because you aren't playing music with the technical abilities you have available to you.

We've all probably been there on some level. I can remember being in a similar position. From listening to you play it seems like you probably sit down and practice technical exercises and try to play things fast, but you probably don't learn a lot of songs or transcribe solos.

You really should just start playing music.


thanks man ... thats exactly my problem now I realised that I play sh.ty stuff with backing tracks when Im in rut...
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #30
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Yeah - don't worry about us all talking shit. That's just how things are here. And you'll be better off with 1 honest opinion than 20 false ones. Unfortunately what you have are 20 honest opinions and that can be a bit raw sometimes.

Srsly though - don't record yourself so much - you won't get as much out of it as you think you will. You'd be better off thinking more about music and where you want to go with that - let your influences carry you to different places and see what those places are like.

And screw your friends if they laugh at you.

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Er - as in 'ignore your friends', not 'have sex with your friends'.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #31
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have sex with them then ignore them

it's like the V-I punch
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:06 AM   #32
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Why do I get the feeling this is a "hey guyz look at me and tell me I'm great plz" threads?

Anyway, I think you're pretty developed technique wise.
I would suggest you work on your musicianship if you want to be more "listenable". It's not that I think you lack it (can't tell by the clips) it's just that people enjoy simple music played with good tone,dynamics,groove, etc more than random really fast notes coming out of the amp.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:07 AM   #33
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So you're saying that every ex girlfriend of mine was really into tonal music.

That's deep, man.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #34
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Why do I get the feeling this is a "hey guyz look at me and tell me I'm great plz" threads?

Anyway, I think you're pretty developed technique wise.
I would suggest you work on your musicianship if you want to be more "listenable". It's not that I think you lack it (can't tell by the clips) it's just that people enjoy simple music played with good tone,dynamics,groove, etc more than random really fast notes coming out of the amp.


thanks for the advices and not really man I didnt mean like that.. sometimes I find myself in a mindblock and i feel suck and when I go play in a diffrent place I cant play a shit [cant show myself]..Of course I would love to hear good critics like everybody, but main point that i added my videos to get some advices to get over it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #35
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thanks for the advices and not really man I didnt mean like that.. sometimes I find myself in a mindblock and i feel suck and when I go play in a diffrent place I cant play a shit [cant show myself]..Of course I would love to hear good critics like everybody, but main point that i added my videos to get some advices to get over it.


I would say the only solution to getting more comfortable playing places/for friends is to keep doing it and being confident in yourself. I would suggest learning a popular song or two that they like and doodle around that when you're with them. Doing that will end up in them complimenting your skill(even if it is just a simple pop song) and giving you a confidence boost, which will hopefully make you more comfortable playing stuff you like.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #36
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I tried some improv on backing tracks... I tried to use my musical side than my technical side..
and I have a question for you guys... Which scales Synyster Gates uses?

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #37
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^ It's better to find it out by yourself. Just listen to his solos and learn to play them. Remember that scales don't make you sound like somebody. (And I bet he uses the same scales as everybody else = major and minor and accidentals.)
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^ It's better to find it out by yourself. Just listen to his solos and learn to play them. Remember that scales don't make you sound like somebody. (And I bet he uses the same scales as everybody else = major and minor and accidentals.)

I know that... I dont use scales..When I play with backing tracks I just make a scale my own...I always learn and figure out things by ear.
but I just want to know which scales he uses and learn a little bit about music theory he makes really cool harmonies he mixes major and minors...I can play Afterlife Nightmare and Bat Country's solos with harmonises...

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #39
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he uses his ear.

and listen to his work where he's actually allowed to be good
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:22 PM   #40
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I just learned Asian Hooker's solo...I really need a good camera

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