#1
Who thinks of amazing solos,riffs in your head. But couldn't play it if your life depended on it? I know i am, im the kind of person who would rather talk about guitar rather than playing it because it actually makes me seem like im better than i am.
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#2
i do that all the time, especially when im chonged

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#4
i don't really talk about guitar much. i'm one of those other people who can play damn near anything, but could'nt write a riff if my life depended on it. funny thing is, the other guitarest in my band has your problem. he'll think of something really cool, and hum it to me, and i can sorta figure it out better than he can.
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#5
I just use powertab to write them all out. Then I challenge myself with them later once I've forgotten them.
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#6
if you mean thinking of the riffs/solos and then not knowing the notes they are, then yeah.
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#7
Yeh, like im can think of riffs/solos 24/7 if i felt like it. And SOME! i can actually do. But others i refuse.
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#8
When this happenes to me, I hum the riff/solo into a mic connected to my recording system. Then I play it back, that way it's 'saved' and won't go up in smoke. Then, I usually apply the 'hum riff' to guitar, using my ear. I work with it note by note, and it begins to piece itself together. If its hard to play, I will slowly practice it, and speed it up (with a metronome) and that way I'll be able to play it perfectly. I try not to let any difficult things limit me.
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#9
I wish i was able to say F U to difficulty like you do. But sadly i cannot, it overpowers me.
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#10
Then slowly make your way to overpowering it. It takes time and practice, but its really rewarding, and hey, you got a new riff/lick in your library. All the guitar gods didn't just pick up a guitar and start creating breath taking, beautiful music. They had to face difficult areas and they got through them.
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#11
i think of sum killer riff thats gonna be piss easy get home pick up my axe and think ...... balls
#12
bluesrocker101 was spot on, that's the way to do it, it's obvious that you're not ear trained, that's all, start learning songs by ear or something, go do some intervallic ear training, that helps.
#13
Yeah, I understand what your saying, but I find the more I play, the better i get at playing ideas in my head.
#14
Ear training. Get on it.
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#15
No, i can play almost anything by ear, but i cant tink of a good riff
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#16
im the same i cant play anything that i think of especially solos thay are hardest
#17
The only thing that has inspired me to actually take up theory and learning scales, modes, training my ears etc. is the UG Jam.

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#18
haha i never learn covers ive been playing guitar for like 2 years and i know maybe 4 songs written by some one else altho i learn others riffs here and there.. to me learning some one elses **** is just incredibly boring all i do is just sitt there and play with my guitar (using theory and write songs) give me 4 hours and i can write u a killer guitar song haha i can play pretty ****ing fast to give me a hard song to learn tho and id rather cut my self rather than memorizing all the notes in some English dudes solo lol
#19
i can do both

i find i am quite adept at playing something outta my head and i'm also good at hearing something on the radio and just goin at it
#21
not really

i AM the bad. i've tried out for bands and nobody wants me, i don't know why. but its all good cuz i can still write my own stuff and make it sound like i want it to and not have any conflict. i do everything, i have songs on my profile. be warned, it's not punk
#22
i'm... the opposite... i can play a solo when it's time... but i can't think of it in my head when i'm trying to "write" a solo... and i can't recall a solo either...
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#23
^ i usually don't "write a solo" its all always improv. im gonna get a tape recorder or good webcam this time round so i can catch all my solos on tape and play them back and learn'em. really though i'd prefer to just solo over something and do something different each time.
#24
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^ i usually don't "write a solo" its all always improv. im gonna get a tape recorder or good webcam this time round so i can catch all my solos on tape and play them back and learn'em. really though i'd prefer to just solo over something and do something different each time.

haha oh man that sounds kind of familliar..... im a big fan of improv solos altho my solos are to long to write... annoys my freinds tho they call it gay ass wanking and shredding (they hate shredding) and my names natedapunk because punks whats got me into music but i find punk boring to play its just not techincal enough...
#25
^ well, haha, my musics not really technical either (at least not the old stuff on here) but i think its a good listen. most of my solos go on for awhile too. i figure for the solo thing i can always find something new to say with a solo so why not?
#26
im not like that.. i just freestyle on my guitar instead of in my head.. I have many friends like you who talk and know alot about guitar but cant really play worth ****, I'm almost the opposite where I don't know too much about different types of guitars and models. i just play and it sounds great
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#27
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Who thinks of amazing solos,riffs in your head. But couldn't play it if your life depended on it? I know i am, im the kind of person who would rather talk about guitar rather than playing it because it actually makes me seem like im better than i am.

no not really lol. im at the point where i can play pretty much anything i hear in my head. but actually most of the time i dont think of much while playing. i just kind of do it. there are some things i think about but for the most part it just comes out. probably because i never stop playing. i never get lost or anything like that anymore. but i do love to talk about guitar and music in general.
#28
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^ i usually don't "write a solo" its all always improv. im gonna get a tape recorder or good webcam this time round so i can catch all my solos on tape and play them back and learn'em. really though i'd prefer to just solo over something and do something different each time.

same. i dont usually bother writing any solos. i just improv something. ive onyl ever written one solo ever so far. the only reason i did it was because i had a small spot for a solo and everytime i did it i ended up with some stuff i liked and some i didnt. so i just kept adding the parts i liked together until i had a pre arranged solo to do. but that was also back when i wasnt as good at improv. so now i probably wouldnt do that.
#29
yah improvs cool i almost always write riffs by accident personally just playi with my babies lol than figure out what scales it works with and go from there and writing a whole solo just ruins the fun:P