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#1
so, i know you have all heard the typical 'blues guy shows up shredder and melts his face off' etc right? well hears a story that goes the other way. (no, not like that)

i was busking in Winchester, going through my short set list of Stratovarius, Malmsteen Rusty Cooley and random classical songs. As i finished the intro lick to riders by Rusty Cooley a guy came up to me and said: 'That music is crap, play some real music like Mozart or something' *gives me extreme evils* so i went ahead and played rondo alla turca and he put his hand on my fretboard and goes, pfft, blues music is the only real music' *more extreme evils* so i tried my best to play bluesy licks improvising in pentatonics badly. when i finished i asked him ' that good enough?' and he spat on my gig bag, kicked it making a load of money fall out and walked off. i finished picking up my stuff and was left amazed, i thought things like this were trolls pissing of bluesheads and metalheads on forums, not real!

i've never met someone so much of an elitist that they can get pissed of at someone shredding and be like this, i know its only one douchebag, but I'm sure you've all met people like this, now that i know they are real.

share your stories of people getting really angry because of their own musical elitism, or whatever but please don't turn this into a flame thread, or ill report you/ delete this thread if it gets too bad.

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Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#2
I get the feeling you could have played the perfect blues song and he still would've done it
#3
Crap story.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#4
He would have been fine until he spit on my stuff.

Then I would have put on a different kind of show for the passersby by whipping his ass, breaking his hands, then shouting "PLAY SOME MOZART! HERE - HERE'S MY GUITAR!!"
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#8
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Crap story.


Crap post.

On topic: You should have honestly sorted that ****er out, he sounds like a total asshole.
#9
****... You're only 14 years and play like that?
Respect...

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Crap story.

Not sure. Check his profile. He can play that stuff.
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#10
well, ima scrawny 14 year old, he was a guy who looked mid 40s..

edit: urik, first, im amazed how fast people reply, and also, thanks, much appreciated

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#11
yeah i hate those people. The "**** technique, music isnt about theory, you gotta have feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeling" of course by feeling they mean bending the G string a bunch of times with a wah pedal while singing about ODing on heroin
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#12
I'm probably one of those elitist types. I HATE musicians who can't read sheet music (especially bassists) and for me, prog is the only true type of music to play.
#13
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i was busking in Winchester


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#14
He spat on your gig bag and kicked it? Good on you for self restraint. I would be considering fucking him up as soon as he touched the fretboard.
#15
Quote by Fuzzbox91
yeah i hate those people. The "**** technique, music isnt about theory, you gotta have feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeling" of course by feeling they mean bending the G string a bunch of times with a wah pedal while singing about ODing on heroin


well said,

why can't people respect other people for how they wanna play guitar???
#16
He's partially right, you shouldn't play Shred or Neo-Classical if you're planning to busk.
That's just plain stupid.
#17
Quote by Fuzzbox91
yeah i hate those people. The "**** technique, music isnt about theory, you gotta have feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeling" of course by feeling they mean bending the G string a bunch of times with a wah pedal while singing about ODing on heroin

Well, music SHOULD have feeling, but technique is just as important. If you don't know how to convey what you feel, then it's not going to come out right anyway, and that's where technique comes in.

Can't have one without the other.
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#18
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You should've kicked his ass.

have you seen his profile???? he did kick his ass weather the douche bag blues wash up will admit it or not. sounds to me like this douchebag as well as xiaoxi are just jealous. but that means your playing well.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#19
Quote by Orbit91
He's partially right, you shouldn't play Shred or Neo-Classical if you're planning to busk.
That's just plain stupid.


So he's partially right by him saying "That music is ****, play some mozart"
So he does, then says "Blues music is only real music"
So he plays some blues,
And proceeds to spit and kick on his gig bag with money in he obviously received by ongo'ers?
#20
Quote by Orbit91
He's partially right, you shouldn't play Shred or Neo-Classical if you're planning to busk.
That's just plain stupid.

He said that money fell out of the gig bag when the guy kicked it, he was obviously doing something right
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#21
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Well, music SHOULD have feeling, but technique is just as important. If you don't know how to convey what you feel, then it's not going to come out right anyway, and that's where technique comes in.

Can't have one without the other.

i never said it shouldnt you are right, but you shouldnt just pass off music theory and technique as "useless mumbo jumbo" TS is only 14 and hes got technique down pretty damn well, the emotion and feeling will probably come later.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#22
Wow, what a dick. You really should've given him a bloody nose.

If you don't like something, fine, but you don't have to be a dick about it. So many negative people these days.
#23
Quote by Pooinsky
He's partially write by him saying "That music is ****, play some mozart"
So he does then says "Blues music is only real music"
So he plays some blues
And proceeds to spit and kick on his gig bag with money in he obviously received by ongo'ers?

He's right on the 3rd point you mentioned.
If he wants to busk, he shouldn't play poorly phrased Shred, especially Rusty Cooley.
He shouldn't play Blues either, he should play classic rock anthems, or Pop.

If he wants to make any money off busking, he needs to learn about demographics, and people's tastes.

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He said that money fell out of the gig bag when the guy kicked it, he was obviously doing something right

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#24
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Not sure. Check his profile. He can play that stuff.

Oh no, I don't care about that stuff, I just thought it was stupid story. Now the one about pretending to be a conjoined twin soliciting for sex...that was good.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#25
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He's partially right, you shouldn't play Shred or Neo-Classical if you're planning to busk.
That's just plain stupid.


It's not like he was playing complete wank-fest stuff...

I've never considered myself a 'shred' person... But I can play quite fast, when I like to...

Anyways, a guy (when I was in high school) told me to play with "emotion, like the blues", while I was improvising over the progression to "house of the rising sun"...

I wasn't playing anything too technical or wank-ish... But I "didn't play like SRV... So it didn't have emotion..." what does that mean?

How old was the guy who kicked your bag, TS?
#26
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How old was the guy who kicked your bag, TS?


looked mid 40s, and as like most people he was alot bigger than me.

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#27
Quote by roshjosh
It's not like he was playing complete wank-fest stuff...

I've never considered myself a 'shred' person... But I can play quite fast, when I like to...

Anyways, a guy (when I was in high school) told me to play with "emotion, like the blues", while I was improvising over the progression to "house of the rising sun"...

I wasn't playing anything too technical or wank-ish... But I "didn't play like SRV... So it didn't have emotion..." what does that mean?

How old was the guy who kicked your bag, TS?

I'm pretty sure Rusty Cooley is complete wank-fest stuff
#28
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I'm probably one of those elitist types. I HATE musicians who can't read sheet music (especially bassists) and for me, prog is the only true type of music to play.


Well, then you are officialy an asshole.
#29
Quote by metallicafan616
looked mid 40s, and as like most people he was alot bigger than me.


So, he was unarmed and you had a guitar/war club.


I like to think I'm a musical elitist because it would go well with my "magnificent bastard" attitude but truthfully, I'm not.
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#33
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I'm probably one of those elitist types. I HATE musicians who can't read sheet music (especially bassists) and for me, prog is the only true type of music to play.


Lol?

Sucks that that happened to you dude, start working out, and nobody will **** with you.

Also, learn some grappling or something, like I'm doing haha.
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#34
I cant stand elitists. He's just jealous of your skills.

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#39
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well, ima scrawny 14 year old, he was a guy who looked mid 40s..

edit: urik, first, im amazed how fast people reply, and also, thanks, much appreciated


thats awesome, dude. he was prolly just like me, ashamed of how **** he is compared to 14 yr olds lol. (im 18, but still...damn.)
#40
The dude sounds like an asshole. C'mon, what a jackass to pick on someone who is like 30 years younger.

Hunt him down, TS.
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