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#1
I was thinking about it the other day...

Will any of us from the Shred Forum make it as a professional shredder, having a recording contract, maybe even a signature guitar? As the majority of the regulars here seem to be around 15-18, there's definitely a chance, isn't it?

It's cool to think that after 3-5 years when we see someone from here on guitar magazine or something like that, we could say that "Yeah, that's guy from UG's Shred Forum."

So, what are your thoughts?
#5
I wish luck to all of you and I do sincerely hope some if not all of you make it. Unfortunately my dad has forced me into business and told me to give up on music as a career choice, I really have no say in my future. Though, this doesn't mean I won't write and record my own music and possibly even have a band on the side.

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I don't think so... and I'm not pessimistic, I'm realistic

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Sadly, it's true. It's all about being at the right place at the right time. There are definately people here that deserve to make it though.
#7
idk
i guess im pretty good for 6 months and if i keep it up ill have a chance but i dont really think i will
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#8
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I wish luck to all of you and I do sincerely hope some if not all of you make it. Unfortunately my dad has forced me into business and told me to give up on music as a career choice, I really have no say in my future. Though, this doesn't mean I won't write and record my own music and possibly even have a band on the side.


Sadly, it's true. It's all about being at the right place at the right time. There are definately people here that deserve to make it though.



DUDE... don't ever give up on music if you genuniely love it... It's YOUR life, so you ultimately have the say as to how you want to live it.
#9
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I wish luck to all of you and I do sincerely hope some if not all of you make it. Unfortunately my dad has forced me into business and told me to give up on music as a career choice, I really have no say in my future. Though, this doesn't mean I won't write and record my own music and possibly even have a band on the side.


Sadly, it's true. It's all about being at the right place at the right time. There are definately people here that deserve to make it though.


Tough luck. It's your future you should have a say. Parents shouldn't manipulate their children's lives.

For me, no hope. But I'd love to get into the music biz and earn my reputation as a guitar god. But..meh. I suck.
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#10
There was a guy who claimed he went pro as a 'punk rocker' who posted on here a while a go. He said his band got big and we should shut up and listen. So i did shut up and listen and i thought...

WHO IS THIS GUY HE COULD BE ANY BODY?

Any way if he reads this, i would like to tell him hes a big headed loud mouth who should shut up!

Thanks

ps: yeah it would be awesome
#11
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Tough luck. It's your future you should have a say. Parents shouldn't manipulate their children's lives.

For me, no hope. But I'd love to get into the music biz and earn my reputation as a guitar god. But..meh. I suck.

Yea, but I respect my dad enough for working his ass off his whole life so I will go into business for his sake. We went from low class to upper middle class because of everything he's done, he may be an ass at times but hey, "daddy knows best".

Maybe if I manage to get rich quick I could retire and spend the rest of my life 100% focused on music.
#12
There's one person here that I really think could do it, if he could be arsed.
My name is Tom, feel free to use it.
#15
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There's one person here that I really think could do it, if he could be arsed.


Hmm...
#18
do you mean pro or famous? many people on here will be pro, they might not become famous, but they will go pro
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#19
I'd love to go pro as in famous, for me it's either psychiatry or musician...

But tbh I don't think I'm anywhere near good enough, but people on here could walk it quite easily.
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#20
I plan to become a music teacher anyways so anything on top of that(besides regular gigging and jamming bands etc.) would be a bonus. Huge bonus.
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Idk,Public Property if he realised he was good for half a second,Fp and Pookoo for creativeniss(sp?) and Strat/Resi from what I've heard for compositions from them.....IN a perfect world. Being honest? Probably none of us.

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#23
To be honest, I think everyone on here has a legitimate shot of making money through music. It's really not that difficult. Practically anyone with rock-solid chops can make a shred album. It's just a matter of becoming famous that's hard. Look at Rusty Cooley. Nobody knows him. He's an underground shredder. WE know him, because we look for him, but he's not making millions off of his music. Someone like Steve Vai, with signature guitars/pedals/amps/etc, worldwide tours, big record labels, and whatnot obviously makes much more money and is much more popular. Nevertheless, Rusty makes money off of his music and he was fortunate enough to become endorsed (I think.) I would be perfectly happy to make some cash on the side and get free equipment. Sure, it'd be excellent to become a huge name like Vai or Satch, but the chances of that are much smaller.
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#24
Why does everyone have this glorified image of being a "pro"?

I'd rather work as a session guitarist, work in a studio, do whatever... Than be famous.
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#25
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I'd rather work as a session guitarist, work in a studio, do whatever... Than be
famous.


My thoughts exactly.
#26
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Why does everyone have this glorified image of being a "pro"?

I'd rather work as a session guitarist, work in a studio, do whatever... Than be famous.

Agreed. Stuff like that I'd imagine proves to be just as,if not more rewarding as "making it". TOuring big time like the kind Vai does would still rock though...
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#27
im going to berklee.....then coming back home to be a guitar teacher

as long as i can live off of playing guitar im happy
#28
Keep in mind that Steve Vai is one lucky bloke. He established his fan base already in the 80's when he played with DLR, FZ and in Whitesnake. Now he has loyal fanbase and he can put out records without worriying too much about how they're gonna sell. That's pretty much my ideal future.
#29
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Why does everyone have this glorified image of being a "pro"?

I'd rather work as a session guitarist, work in a studio, do whatever... Than be famous.

Exactly what I was saying. It'd be fine to be famous, but the odds aren't in your favor, so I'd just settle for making albums on the side.

^^Or being a guitar teacher on the side would be sweet too.

But I'm probably going to make my living off of working with 3-D stuff on computers.
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#30
i always thought it'd be cool to be in a guitar dou or something like that , but i suck
#31
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But I'm probably going to make my living off of working with 3-D stuff on computers.



Maya ftw.
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#32
Huh?

Sorry, I'm not educated on it yet. But for the next 2 years, I'll be taking an in-depth CAD class at a tech school. Then, I'll be taking it in college.
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#33
Hehe... Maya 3D...

Used to make movies like Finding Nemo etc...
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#34
Ah, sweet.

What I would be happiest to do is design video games. (Even better would be to test them)
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#35
Better start practicing 3Dsmax then
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#36
I hope to do something in music... guitar teacher would be my ideal choice, but who knows.

As for who could make it from UG... probably noone, or none that I've heard anyway. My top 3 picks for most likely would be FP, Tom, and Resi. Just because I know how much Resi loves seeing his name come up in these threads
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#37
^Why so?

Most of us are 15 or 16, some even only 14. Rusty didn't even start until he was 16.

Most of us have been playing for at least a year or two. It's certainly not out of reach.

(At least chops wise, luck and intelligence wise, I'll agree)
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#39
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^Why so?

Most of us are 15 or 16, some even only 14. Rusty didn't even start until he was 16.

Most of us have been playing for at least a year or two. It's certainly not out of reach.

(At least chops wise, luck and intelligence wise, I'll agree)


Yeah, I suppose. I'm just a pessimist about these things..
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#40
^

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No joke, that or compose old school midi video game music.

Ftw
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