#1
well, i'm just started trying to learn songs that at my current guitar skills i consider pretty fast...

I was just trying out crazy train by black sabbath, and i feel like i just failed completely
I've been playing for about a year and a half almost, and i just cant seem to do it...

Should i be able to play this song after a year and a half?


also, i've been practising pinched harmonics for about a year, and i just can't seem to get them to sound right. They do a wierd squealy thing, but nothing like the high pitched ones on some heavy metal songs... What i do is hold the pick and let my thumb touch it for a moment after i pick... is there something more i need to do?

edit: i can play the intro and some of the other parts, but not the solos or the fills..
and i can play bouree that classical song at a slightly faster speed than on the movie pick of destiny but still can't get this one..
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Last edited by VieNam at Dec 14, 2008,
#2
You should be able to play Crazy Train. I can after playing less than a year. Some people learn faster than others. On pinch harmonics, instead of doing exactly what they say, just twist your wrist without moving up or down, like starting a car.
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#3
crazy train is ozzy solo, not black sabbath. randy rhoads is COMPLETELY different from toni iommi

and i could play some of crazy train by then, but not all of it so it sounds like ur on track
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#4
You know, part of the reason you=fail may be because Crazy Train is actually by Ozzy on his Blizzard of Ozz album. I think this might be a joke topic. So, in conclusion, YOU=FAIL.
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#5
I've been playing six monthes, and I can play crazy train. I've also been told I'm flooding with talent though, some guy have it some guys don't
#6
i said black sabbath because the one on my media player says that...
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#7
Well first off, if the songs are going a little too fast for you, i would suggest acquiring guitar pro, since you can slow the songs down and practice them that way until you get up to speed. But take your time and learn it slowly, its takes time to gain proper technique(i mean how long had randy rhoades been playing when he wrote it). Also it takes a little bit to get pinch harmonics down, I had trouble when i tried to learn them as well, i think everyone does. Just be sure to hold your thumb STIFF while you do it, just pick and let the tip of your thumb graze the string as it passes over the string. Try doing this on different strings and frets such as: Low E, 3rd fret; G string, 2nd fret; A string, 3rd fret; also try it on the 12th fret(any string), it doesn't sound very good, but it may help you master the technique since it is the easiest to do.
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#9
it doesnt matter what you 'should' or 'shouldnt' be able to play. its up to you and beyond that is ****. now what i suggest is some lessons. you sound like you play but its ineffective because slight things just dont seem to match up. so, go get your self a good teacher then go play
#10
In my oppinion, there is no right or wrong answer to your question. Everybody learns at their own speed, and it all depends on how much time and effort you put into it.