#1
I've always considered myself to be a good player who is extremely versatile(can play almost any style with proficiency),and people have said"oh you are great"but i've never really belived it.Sometimes when i hear someone who has more chops and or technique than i have that just blows the roof off i just wonder to myself"what is missing with MY playing?(and i have some pretty formidable technique myself although not as fast as other cats who can shred the lights out)It just seems like my playing is missing an"it"factor.It's like people will compliment me and rave and say oh you are so "great",but i know that there are other guys who can"shred"better are more melodic have more chops etc...Like i said my BIGGEST strength is being able to play any style(and i can shred when need be).I'm just wonderinh if THOSE people that have handed me out compliments see something with my playing that i can't.I dunno it just gets me down sometimes.Maybe some of you can relate?
#4
It happens in stages for me. I feel brilliant then i start to realize i could do a lot better, then i do become a lot better and feel good again, then i realize that I'm capable of a lot more....

You just have to keep the beginning in mind, when quickly moving from Open G to Cmaj seemed Impossible.

Your standards will raise at the same level as your technique. Chill.

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#5
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They see versatility. How long you've been playing?



i'm 25 now and have been playing since i was around 13
#6
Yeah man it sounds like you're feeling like Malmsteen (Or however his name is spelt) who is always said to be technique but no soul. Just gotta get funky and write some music man. So, maybe what you need is to practice emotion in your playing and create a style that is uniquely you.

No I don't know how to do so sorry, I haven't even got the tecnique part down :P:



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#9
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Man, at least you get goddamn compliments.


Do people actively put you down or just don't say anything? They're both very different beasts.

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#10
Suicide is the clear and obviously solution to all of these problems.
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#11
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Suicide is the clear and obviously solution to all of these problems.

ummm no

no matter what you're doing there is always someone better so it's pointless to be jealous of everyone you see to have more skill or versatility
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#12
I experience the same problems even though I haven't been playing nearly as long. I just can't seem to get any emotion because all my licks are the same. But somedays I'll be in a certain mood and that mood will be expressed in my playing and I'll get this really "me" sound.

Maybe look for some new inspiration.
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#13
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Do people actively put you down or just don't say anything? They're both very different beasts.

No, other guitarists respect my playing, they don't say anything. But women man, they just don't care. It's bizarre. I play with 'feeling', IE, slowly, uncreatively, and with delay and reverb.
#14
Quote by UraniYum
No, other guitarists respect my playing, they don't say anything. But women man, they just don't care. It's bizarre. I play with 'feeling', IE, slowly, uncreatively, and with delay and reverb.


. . . It's as if there's no simple formula for it

Darnit I was just about to go get a delay until this



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*Drum Solo*


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#15
You have got to be kidding. Those effects all give you a sound that opens you up.

EDIT: Buy a goddamn delay, you'll feel like santana. Thus, removes your conscious from the playing part, it's like meditation.

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There you go dude you just said the key phrase. You gotta stop playing music for other people and play for yourself. Once you do that you'll get the connection you are looking for. Music isn't a competition and if you don't feel it in your heart, then whats the fackin point?

TS, I apologise for this threadjacking. I do play for myself, it's like meditation to me. I find a picture of a person, and let my conscious go.

I promise, I'll shut up about meditation now. And TS, these posters have given me some pretty good advice that also applies to yourself.
Last edited by UraniYum at Jul 20, 2010,