#7
knowing how to play guitar would be a start. then being able to complement the lead guitarist and knowing his style really well. you would also need solid gear, something loud and smooth, like a 2x12 minimum.
should nail power chords and bar chords no problem, and alternate picking with right hand very important in that kind of music.
It's all about feel
#9
Metronome, down-picking, power chords, and horrible tone.
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#10
A bridge pickup, and a mean disposition toward the lead guitarist.
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#11
Quote by MetalGS3SE
A guitar and a bad taste in music.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
But, on a helpful note, you have to know your power chords, barre chords, maybe some flatpicking skills. And you HAVE to know your lead guitarist well (even though I don't think there are lead guitarists in pop-punk).
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#13
glasses and a bowlcut?
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#14
not really pop punk as such but bands like kooks,Fratellis and oasis...Not everyone like darthvader heavy metal scream stuff
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#15
ever hear of a thing called power chords?

and a concept called rinse, repeat and whore out to oblivion?
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#17
Quote by hopespaul
knowing how to play guitar would be a start. then being able to complement the lead guitarist and knowing his style really well. you would also need solid gear, something loud and smooth, like a 2x12 minimum.
should nail power chords and bar chords no problem, and alternate picking with right hand very important in that kind of music.


HA, you don't need to know how to play the guitar if you're in a punk rock band, wtf are you thinking?

I mean look at billie joe armstrong
#19
Quote by guitarguy182
not really pop punk as such but bands like kooks,Fratellis and oasis...Not everyone like darthvader heavy metal scream crap

Not everyone likes pansy-ass pop punk bull****. but that's okay because I respect your musical tastes. As for the topic question you might start out with working on you picking hand's endurence.
#20
Quote by guitarguy182
not really pop punk as such but bands like kooks,Fratellis and oasis...Not everyone like darthvader heavy metal scream crap


I love Darth Vader.
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#22
Quote by edusty2010
HA, you don't need to know how to play the guitar if you're in a punk rock band, wtf are you thinking?

I mean look at billie joe armstrong

billie joe armstrong is probably like 5 times better than you at guitar. also, he is a singer/songwriter more than a guitarist anyway, so even if he didnt know how to play he could get away with it
It's all about feel
#24
Quote by guitarguy182
not really pop punk as such but bands like kooks,Fratellis and oasis...Not everyone like darthvader heavy metal scream stuff


Music does not have to do with screaming or heavy metal to be interesting for more than 5 minutes. Actually, bands with that approach usually suck big hairy balls (look at Slipknot or Gorgoroth for an example of how you should never do)

But there's not really anything to what you mention. You need to know some chords, some timing and if you're gonna play bigger places atleast a combo valve amp.
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#25
You must become the metronome.
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#26
Quote by guitarguy182
not really pop punk as such but bands like kooks,Fratellis and oasis...Not everyone like darthvader heavy metal scream stuff


when I read this, I thought about the RATM version of the Imperial March. Closest thing youll get to Darth Vader metal.
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#27
Quote by Guitar0player
Acting like a walking-talking metronome.


Rhythm guitarists are not allowed to talk.
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