#1
I have been going through a rut lately and I made a video today. I have been playing 6 years. I know I am not the best guitar player in the world and I know I am fat so please don't leave that as a comment. I just want a persons honest opinion. Please keep in mind when watching this, there is some mess ups and I had the hardest time improvising today so its not the best. When I get out of this rut I'll put up a new one. Just tell me what you think.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrtXoe0htpo
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Last edited by KingDime666 at Aug 16, 2010,
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#4
Actually, TS, that was quite good. If that's you in a rut, I'm kind of wondering what you're like when you're at your best. I especially liked how you'd play a riff, then use that as a foundation to a lead lick.
#5
I think it's somewhat pointless hearing someone just shred with no backing track. It doesn't really give any indication of your musical ability. Why not try and find a jam track to play over then inquire again?

Edit: Though you're clearly a competent player (since you were so obviously fishing for compliments )
Last edited by piop at Aug 16, 2010,
#6
You got about :54 seconds before I felt I had the idea and turned it off.

Better than average.

You have the basic skills to become a good guitar player, but still lack the maturity to truly write and have an emotional impact on people.

This video is like a Karate demonstration. Flying roundhouse kick: check. Broken ten bricks: check.

But consider the old woman, and the man tripping suddenly, breaking his glasses and skinning his face...

You would never know he was a purse thief, and that she had subtly redirected his energy towards rotating his body, turning the force of his attack back toward himself.

The beauty is, no one even knows she did it.

When you learn to play like that, then you will be worthy of praise. Until then you're just another jock, and any would-be praise you will receive will be the polite support of other jocks.

But no sweat. Nothing wrong with being a jock. Learn to dance with the Life Force within, and forces unknown will light up your fretboard like never before.
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#7
Good phrasing and good speed.
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You got about :54 seconds before I felt I had the idea and turned it off.

Better than average.

You have the basic skills to become a good guitar player, but still lack the maturity to truly write and have an emotional impact on people.

This video is like a Karate demonstration. Flying roundhouse kick: check. Broken ten bricks: check.

But consider the old woman, and the man tripping suddenly, breaking his glasses and skinning his face...

You would never know he was a purse thief, and that she had subtly redirected his energy towards rotating his body, turning the force of his attack back toward himself.

The beauty is, no one even knows she did it.

When you learn to play like that, then you will be worthy of praise. Until then you're just another jock, and any would-be praise you will receive will be the polite support of other jocks.

But no sweat. Nothing wrong with being a jock. Learn to dance with the Life Force within, and forces unknown will light up your fretboard like never before.


I didn't just shred, there was some slower parts in there. But thanks for the advice bro,
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#9
dude, i dig it, better than i can play.... excellent work.
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Lolwut?


EDIT: what amp are you using. If it's a peavey vypyr, what settings?
#12
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Lolwut?


EDIT: what amp are you using. If it's a peavey vypyr, what settings?


I have no idea how to get my video a ton of views so I put tags that people type in. LOL

6505 was the amp setting
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#13
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But consider the old woman, and the man tripping suddenly, breaking his glasses and skinning his face...

You would never know he was a purse thief, and that she had subtly redirected his energy towards rotating his body, turning the force of his attack back toward himself.

The beauty is, no one even knows she did it.

When you learn to play like that, then you will be worthy of praise. Until then you're just another jock, and any would-be praise you will receive will be the polite support of other jocks.

But no sweat. Nothing wrong with being a jock. Learn to dance with the Life Force within, and forces unknown will light up your fretboard like never before.


Are you high?

Also, pretty nice, TS. If you could concentrate your shredding on actually having a backing track and following it would have been more... articulate?
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#14
I really hate the tone and it's not my style, but you're definitely technically proficient (much more than I).

I think this is in the wrong section, though.
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I really hate the tone and it's not my style, but you're definitely technically proficient (much more than I).

I think this is in the wrong section, though.


Thanks, and I was wondering if I was in the right forum.
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Thanks, and I was wondering if I was in the right forum.



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#18
Yeah take it to the electric guitar forum. BTW, i've been playing for 7 years and you're pretty much in the same category as me except I'm a little more of a death metal player. However, I know a guy who's played for 4 years and can kick both of our asses xD (he's pretty much on the same level as a Necrophagist player for shredding)
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#19
Try incorporating different scales and styles to your leads and a bit more in your riffing. It all sounds the same for the most part classic rock/ heavy metal riffs with blues/classic rock leads. Check into the lessons on the site to get an idea of what scales variations are good for which style of playing. Also a backing track would give you something to work off of rather than just randomly playing something.
#20
That's you in a rut?

I'll speak for my band's giutarist here and say /jealous
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#21
you got really good chops, you move along the neck really well, and you transition well between different ideas.

However, i think you need to expand your knowledge of theory, and explore different ideas, because in the video it was mostly cliche metal riffs, or slight variations of them. You got the skills, now you just need to put them to use and create interesting music. Explore genres you havent, listen to new bands, experiment different scales and new techniques. You can also play metal versions of songs not meant for metal.

I hope you get out of the rut soon man!
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#22
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you got really good chops, you move along the neck really well, and you transition well between different ideas.

However, i think you need to expand your knowledge of theory, and explore different ideas, because in the video it was mostly cliche metal riffs, or slight variations of them. You got the skills, now you just need to put them to use and create interesting music. Explore genres you havent, listen to new bands, experiment different scales and new techniques. You can also play metal versions of songs not meant for metal.

I hope you get out of the rut soon man!


Thanks and I only know two scales I never took lessons. I agree with you 100% thanks for the advice.
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#23
Technically it was good. But I really dislike shredding generally, and sadly yours was no different. It just seemed rather lifeless and lacks emotion. I know that isn't the point of shredding but yeah.

The advice I always give is to explore different genres. Try some classical blues and other very different styles, it'll really expand your understanding of ideas and styles within music.
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#24
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Technically it was good. But I really dislike shredding generally, and sadly yours was no different. It just seemed rather lifeless and lacks emotion. I know that isn't the point of shredding but yeah.

The advice I always give is to explore different genres. Try some classical blues and other very different styles, it'll really expand your understanding of ideas and styles within music.


Thanks for the advice! I really do value everyones thoughts, I am not BSing either. I am always looking for ways to improve.
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#26
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Thanks for the advice! I really do value everyones thoughts, I am not BSing either. I am always looking for ways to improve.


Phew. *wipes brow*

Last time I told someone I didn't like shredding I had my balls ripped off.
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#27
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Phew. *wipes brow*

Last time I told someone I didn't like shredding I had my balls ripped off.


I am not that much into shred guitar either. Its just how I play. People probably wouldn't believe this but I really like classic rock. Like Peter Frampton and David Bowie. Thats why I like Dimebag Darrell so much because, he had so much feeling in the way he played. He was amazing him and Randy Rhoads. The reason why I think I play fast is thats all I really know. In the beginning when I first started out I was heavily influenced by Kirk Hammett I think thats why. But yeah no harm done I am glad people are commenting.
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Last edited by KingDime666 at Aug 16, 2010,
#28
You certainly have skills but I didn't feel anything while listening to it... huge lack of soul and beauty in your playing. That's just my opinion. Your playing probably fits your kind of music. I gess I'm not much of a shredding fan (I prefer guitarists like Hendrix, Gilmour, Page, Clapton...) but I like shredders like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and Buckethead. I suppose that's not your kind of shredding. But yeah, your skilled.
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#29
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You certainly have skills but I didn't feel anything while listening to it... huge lack of soul and beauty in your playing. That's just my opinion. Your playing probably fits your kind of music. I gess I'm not much of a shredding fan (I prefer guitarists like Hendrix, Gilmour, Page, Clapton...) but I like shredders like Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and Buckethead. I suppose that's not your kind of shredding. But yeah, your skilled.


Actually I can't stand Buckethead, Marty Friedman is good but I don't like Megadeth. I like Jimi a lot. I am a HUGE Zeppelin fan, David Gilmour....I like certain Pink Floyd songs, he can play thats for sure. Eric Clapton not my cup of tea. But him and Santana when they played together on that Crossroads DVD was sweet. Like I said I am not that into shred guitar like sweeping and all that. Its all I really know who to do due to my lack of music theory and knowledge. I never took lessons so I picked it as I went on. Thanks for the your advice.
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Last edited by KingDime666 at Aug 16, 2010,
#30
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Actually I can't stand Buckethead, Marty Friedman is good but I don't like Megadeth. I like Jimi a lot. I am a HUGE Zeppelin fan, David Gilmour....I like certain Pink Floyd songs, he can play thats for sure. Eric Clapton not my cup of tea. But him and Santana when they played together on that Crossroads DVD was sweet. Like I said I am not that into shred guitar like sweeping and all that. Its all I really know who to do due to my lack of music theory and knowledge. I never took lessons so I picked it as I went on. Thanks for the your advice.


I believe that Jimi Hendrix didn't know how to read music. It sure helps but you don't need music theory to compose soulful music. You like Hendrix and Page but I'm certain that you like some metal shredders too. If you could incorporate the essence of the Hendrix/Page playing into your awesome shredding, to me you would become a much better guitarist (I'm saying this but right now you are a much better guitar player than I am )
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