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#81
Quote by slipknot5678
how can so many people on a site called ultimate GUITAR not like rock or play guitar?


Because people grow up and realize rock and guitar are for children.


I just realized who this really is -_____-
Last edited by blake1221 at May 8, 2013,
#82
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
He said BASIC. That word's important, JG.


This guy gets it. It sounds vain as shit, I know, but if you don't know even the basic mechanics of what you're doing, I wouldn't call you a musician.

Now, when I say basic, I mean note names, major vs. minor, and basic, simple meter. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone playing (not singing over a prerecorded track) music for a living who doesn't know that.
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#83
Quote by blake1221
Because people grow up and realize rock and guitar are for children.


i think your the one who needs growing up. Rock is a very meanigful genre, more so than others

>_>
#85
Damn you people saying that people who don't know theory shouldn't play music. If anything, the people who don't know theory are more soulful.
Instead of knowing what note to play with a scale, they should FEEL what note to play while soloing or improvising rhythm.

I learned theory and I'm trying to get away from it. I don't want to know what a Bb or an G# is anymore. I just want to know sounds.
However, I don't think that'll ever happen....its embedded in my brain....
But scales? **** scales! I'm playing the notes I want to hear, not the notes that are supposed to be in the scale
#86
- I basically consider myself an atheist but enjoy a lot of Christian bands (Red, Skillet, Creed, Flyleaf...)

- Related^, I think Creed is one of the best bands from the turn of the millenium.

- I don't do this anymore, but I have turned down really great Les Paul style guitars, simply because I couldn't stand that the headstock didn't say Gibson.

- I follow feuds and rivalries among musicians like I'm sure most VH1 watchers follow celebrity gossip.

- "I have a solo project I'm working on". That is what I say to describe my likely endless struggle to stitch together riffs and words I've written into one Frankenstein of a "song".
#87
-I think Matchbox 20 is great.
-"The Black Parade" album from My Chemical Romance is awesome.
-I play through a Line 6 Spider IV.....
-Consider myself a guitarist but play bass in more bands/have had more success as a bassist.
-If you can't coil a lead properly around me, you're gonna get a f in lesson. Gets on my tits when people can't
#88
1. I ****ing love Taylor Swift.

I mean...look at her.



Her music is decent.

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#89
Quote by SunshineMusicO
Damn you people saying that people who don't know theory shouldn't play music. If anything, the people who don't know theory are more soulful.
Instead of knowing what note to play with a scale, they should FEEL what note to play while soloing or improvising rhythm.

I learned theory and I'm trying to get away from it. I don't want to know what a Bb or an G# is anymore. I just want to know sounds.
However, I don't think that'll ever happen....its embedded in my brain....
But scales? **** scales! I'm playing the notes I want to hear, not the notes that are supposed to be in the scale




You clearly never learned the first thing about music theory if it never ended up being useful in your writing. You just want to know sounds? Well, then it's a good thing the entire point of music theory (besides communication) is so you know how things are going to sound before you play it, so you can play the notes you want to hear.
Last edited by Macabre_Turtle at May 9, 2013,
#90
I think theory is a nice tool, but it has to be used properly. If you abuse it, your music will just end up sounding soulless and meaningless, but if you don't use it at all, things could turn into a jumbled repetitive mess.

For me, I just play whatever comes out. If there's something memorable in there, I focus on it, refine it, and go from there. If I'm having trouble building off of it, I'll use theory to break it down and try to find an alternative to what I'm doing. But I try not to use theory to dictate everything I do.

Just my two cents anyway I'm sure other people will have approaches that work for them.
#91
Quote by SunshineMusicO
Damn you people saying that people who don't know theory shouldn't play music. If anything, the people who don't know theory are more soulful.




Instead of knowing what note to play with a scale, they should FEEL what note to play while soloing or improvising rhythm.



I learned theory and I'm trying to get away from it. I don't want to know what a Bb or an G# is anymore. I just want to know sounds.



However, I don't think that'll ever happen....its embedded in my brain....
But scales? **** scales! I'm playing the notes I want to hear, not the notes that are supposed to be in the scale

Good! This is how it should be. Focus on the key and whatnot. Now, l2usetheoryproperly.

Quote by Macabre_Turtle


You clearly never learned the first thing about music theory if it never ended up being useful it your writing. You just want to know sounds? Well, then it's a good thing the entire point of music theory (besides communication) is so you know how things are going to sound before you play it, so you can play the notes you want to hear.

I feel like we should put this post up in the MT forum; so that every time one of those "FEEL THE MUSIC" types pops in, they get bashed in the face with the truth of the matter.
Last edited by crazysam23_Atax at May 8, 2013,
#92
SunshineMusic's post has opened my eyes. I will now embark on a quest to totally unremember where all the Bb's and G#'s on the fretboard are so that I can truly play with feeling. Before this point I had never even considered the possibility that knowledge of those notes was mediating my capacity for raw musical expression. Thankyou Sunshine, your name will live on through the ages.
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#93
1. Metallica will always have a place in my heart, I still listen to them all the time. Even after 15 years of being a fan, I still find their music entertaining.
2. Avenged Sevenfold have written a couple of good songs.
3. If the song has lyrics: if the lyrics suck, the song sucks.
4. I am slightly biased towards Gibson because I like the idea of owning a guitar synonymous to having a rich history.
5. I find it hard to get into a new band for some reason.
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Last edited by T00DEEPBLUE at May 8, 2013,
#94
1) I don’t have the sense of rhythm.
2) I really don’t care about the sound of my guitar. and that don't intress me at all
3) I own 4 Kylie Minogue albums and I listen “Light Years” quite often and I still like it.
4)I can’t sing or holding a note
5) I have long hair because Dave Gahan had them like that in the SOFAD period (and I bought a white trouser&hellip
#96
Quote by Nietsche
SunshineMusic's post has opened my eyes. I will now embark on a quest to totally unremember where all the Bb's and G#'s on the fretboard are so that I can truly play with feeling. Before this point I had never even considered the possibility that knowledge of those notes was mediating my capacity for raw musical expression. Thankyou Sunshine, your name will live on through the ages.

You're very welcome sir!!

But now, seriously, think what you people will. I'll continue to enjoy playing music
Damn yall are harsh

I gotta get my hippy ass outta this thread
#97
Quote by EndTheRapture51
1. I ****ing love Taylor Swift.

I mean...look at her.



Her music is decent.

DSLs for a white girl.

Anyways,
1-5) I frackin' suck at music.
#98
1) I've been playing guitar for 5 years and there's people who've been playing for 6 months who are much much better than me. I can't even play leads.

2) I was into rap in middle school and early high school because all the hot girls were into rap. I didn't discover decent music until my junior year of high school.

3) I haven't changed my strings in two years.

4) I give people gear advice despite owning a Squier Strat and a Peavey Vypyr.

5) I like to fart in the glass acoustic rooms in Guitar Center so I can watch the reactions of people who go in after I leave.
#99
Quote by Seref
1) I've been playing guitar for 5 years and there's people who've been playing for 6 months who are much much better than me. I can't even play leads.

2) I was into rap in middle school and early high school because all the hot girls were into rap. I didn't discover decent music until my junior year of high school.

3) I haven't changed my strings in two years.

4) I give people gear advice despite owning a Squier Strat and a Peavey Vypyr.

5) I like to fart in the glass acoustic rooms in Guitar Center so I can watch the reactions of people who go in after I leave.


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#100
1. Blasting Katy Perry is awesome while getting a bj.
2. Listening to Meshuggah while on Jack3d while doing a workout is dangerous but awesome.
3. I can listen to SRV all day and night if I have beer to drink.
4. I ****ing love Slayer.
5. I've listened to Patio Lanterns way too many times while drinking on a patio with lanterns.
#101
The only bj you're getting while listening to Katy Perry is coming from another dude.
#102
Quote by slipknot5678
how can so many people on a site called ultimate GUITAR not like rock or play guitar?


The guitar part I do find funny, the part about rock is stupid.
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#103
Quote by Seref
The only bj you're getting while listening to Katy Perry is coming from another dude.




ahhh, he got me lol it's really no homo though


seriously though, it's awesome. My girlfriend was all happy once and some Katy Perry shit was playing and it was an awesome bj and she was all like humming the tune and it was funny/cute/actually good bj.
#104
Quote by Rojam
This guy gets it. It sounds vain as shit, I know, but if you don't know even the basic mechanics of what you're doing, I wouldn't call you a musician.

Now, when I say basic, I mean note names, major vs. minor, and basic, simple meter. You'll be hard pressed to find anyone playing (not singing over a prerecorded track) music for a living who doesn't know that.
Personally, I myself know only about... I'd say 15% of all music theory.

Generally when I encounter other musicians I automatically pass them off as shit if they don't know at least 80-100% of theory. And often times, they always are.

Hell, I don't even think I'm a good musician.


Anyway, my confessions (in no particular "top" order):

1.) If you play a Schecter, B.C. Rich, or any other obscure-shaped or flashy guitar that isn't something along the lines of a V, Star, or Explorer variant shape, I automatically assume you're a douchebag guitar player, and probably suck as well.

2.) Despite me wanting to phase myself out of Rock and Metal, they're still what I have the most fun listening to.

3.) I call people complete idiots on the inside whenever they compliment my guitar playing or my singing, because I feel I'm a fucking joke of a guitarist and singer and don't understand how anyone can enjoy it.

4.) If you only listen to guitar-based music, I automatically pass you off as a tool.

5.) If you say "music is my life," I pass you off as a tool.


Cue flamewar!
#106
Quote by Ian_the_fox
1.) If you play a Schecter, B.C. Rich, or any other obscure-shaped or flashy guitar that isn't something along the lines of a V, Star, or Explorer variant shape, I automatically assume you're a douchebag guitar player, and probably suck as well.


I've got a Schecter 7-string, what does that mean for me?
#107
Quote by Morphogenesis26
I've got a Schecter 7-string, what does that mean for me?


That music is your life
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#109
Quote by Morphogenesis26
I've got a Schecter 7-string, what does that mean for me?
If it's the Jeff Loomis model you're okay.

If it isn't, burn it.
#110
Quote by Morphogenesis26
You know it is.


That link in your sig is too cute :3
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#111
Quote by Ian_the_fox
If it's the Jeff Loomis model you're okay.

If it isn't, burn it.


Just an Omen-7. It's their budget models that I got like 3 years ago. I was listening to Trivium and Scar Symmetry a lot, so I just had to have a 7-string at the time. What's I get a job in a couple months I'm going to save up for an upgrade.

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That link in your sig is too cute :3


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#112
Quote by Morphogenesis26
Just an Omen-7.


Rad, i got an Omen - 6 here that i've had for around 5 years now n i still love it. I could say otherwise for my line 6 amp tho <.<
#113
Quote by Shotgunmerc
I think theory is a nice tool, but it has to be used properly. If you abuse it, your music will just end up sounding soulless and meaningless, but if you don't use it at all, things could turn into a jumbled repetitive mess.

For me, I just play whatever comes out. If there's something memorable in there, I focus on it, refine it, and go from there. If I'm having trouble building off of it, I'll use theory to break it down and try to find an alternative to what I'm doing. But I try not to use theory to dictate everything I do.

Just my two cents anyway I'm sure other people will have approaches that work for them.



That all works for me.
#114
1) I own a ton of gear that is out of my league.
2) I think I am terrible at guitar because of Yngwie Malmsteen, and every asian kid on youtube.
3) I am too shy to talk to and meet new people so it is hard to get into a band.
4) I can tell exactly how a person will sound on guitar by the gear they have.
5) I woodshedded through college now I just coast on my skill level.
#115
Quote by Ian_the_fox

1.) If you play a Schecter, B.C. Rich, or any other obscure-shaped or flashy guitar that isn't something along the lines of a V, Star, or Explorer variant shape, I automatically assume you're a douchebag guitar player, and probably suck as well.

1. You're a cunt
2. Schecter guitars aren't obscure
3. You're a massive retard
4. Try finding another manufacturer who makes almost all their models lefty
5. Kill yourself
6. lol, jk
7. ^that's a lie
Last edited by WCPhils at May 17, 2013,
#116
Quote by Ian_the_fox
If it's the Jeff Loomis model you're okay.

If it isn't, burn it.


Dude, Schecter make quality instruments for the price you know.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#117
1) I havent changed the strings on my guitar for about a year/year and a half

2) For the same amount of time as the above I have been playing a 5 string guitar with a missing high E cos I am too lazy to add it.

3) It is most likely the I suck more now than 3 years ago

4) I barely pickup the guitar anymore

5) I have issues with rhythm sometimes, most likely cos I never played with a metronome.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#118
Guess I'll do one

1. I have no real interest in writing music. Never really have. Ever since I started playing the piano when I was about 9 I would hear a song and want to be able to play it. Same with guitar.

2. I've begun learning drums like 2305482 times but always quit in about a week for unknown reasons.

3. Don't really know more than basic music theory. Don't see the point since I don't like writing things.

4. I like an absurd amount of bands who's genre ends in "core". It's whatever to me but some people really seems to hate that for some reason.

5. I just realized that I've never bought one of my instruments. Wow, that's kind of pathetic.
#119
Quote by WCPhils
1. You're a cunt
2. Schecter guitars aren't obscure
3. You're a massive retard
4. Try finding another manufacturer who makes almost all their models lefty
5. Kill yourself
6. lol, jk
7. ^that's a lie


He said obscure shaped.

I agree with all except #6

oh wait......
2013 #5 Uger
2012 #7 Uger

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#120
Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
He said obscure shaped.

I agree with all except #6

oh wait......

but they aren't in like any way, lol








They're pretty average
Last edited by WCPhils at May 17, 2013,