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#2
Well, then it shouldn't bother you.
Play a mean rhythm. That way, he'll appreciate being the "lead", and you'll appreciate knowing what you're doing takes more skill.
#3
Thats nice. Wrong forum. This forum is for questions regarding the electric guitar.
Be cool.
#4
Quote by symba05
everybody usually gathers at his house because his father has some kind of sound board


mixing desk?

Quote by symba05
I dont think he considers many aspects of playing that I do, so he plays the easy way.


you sounds like the ass hole here lol


but seriously try and show him its not all about what you know, it is about the music.

either that or tell him to **** off
#5
If it doesn't matter to you and the important thing is that you're having fun, why do you keep pointing out that you're better than him in every way?
#6
Quote by thedude051
Thats nice. Wrong forum. This forum is for questions regarding the electric guitar.


where else does it go? i dont think UG has a how to deal with pricks forum

i suggest you either, learn something he cant play (like a really difficult song) and then ask him to jam with you. then hope he cant do it. bring it up whenever he starts saying he is better. or just do like the other guy said and let him think he is great, but play awesome rhythms and just know you are doing something he cant.
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#7
Quote by Ali-b912
where else does it go? i dont think UG has a how to deal with pricks forum



The Pit. Hell, I think this might even fit in the Band leading forum. Its closer to that than the EG forum.
Be cool.
#8
i have a friend austin who, while not knowing any scales and has never takin a lesson or anything of the such and when ever he learns a song he has a nack for chooseing to throw random notes in it that just destroy the song but anyways belives that he's amazing and once challenged me to a "shred" off while at his place i played whatever it was oka but not great and then he goes and for 7 straight minutes plays nothing but random notes, pinch harmonics (unintentionally), and bends. needless to say it sounded like **** and he's just real pompus about it. and he constantly boasts about how his family buys him all this new gear which makes no difference new gear wont make you play better. i nstantly offer to teach this guy scales and **** and he just flips on me. he refuses to take my help in getting better. i dont know your all probably gonna tell me i'm being a dick here but whatever.
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#9
Now that i read again, you guys are right, but it was not my intention to say im better than anyone, specially him. Im frustrated, thats all, and the only point i want to establish is that you should think twice if you consider yourself better than any other.

thedude051, im sorry but I had no idea where to post this.
#11
ok, you shouldnt be proud either, it never helps anyone...but just beat him, and he will probably calm down for a while. play a song he cant play and ask him,"why dont you play that?" and then you tell him, "haha you cant because I am better..." and then when he yells back because he is pissed off you tell him that you were just doing that to show him how he has been acting...give him a taste of his own medicine.
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#12
Every time you go over to his house and hes playing, just get on your knees and bow to him. Sarcasm at its best.
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Every time you go over to his house and hes playing, just get on your knees and bow to him. Sarcasm at its best.

lol that sounds good
theres ppl like that i know to
theyre good sure,but theyre are real bisnatchs
hate guitarists like that who think theyre all that
fortunately i know quite a bit of nice guitarists
#16
Quote by madguyposerhomi
lol that sounds good
theres ppl like that i know to
theyre good sure,but theyre are real bisnatchs
hate guitarists like that who think theyre all that


Also known as "Lead Singer's Disease."

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#17
Quote by madguyposerhomi
lol that sounds good
theres ppl like that i know to
theyre good sure,but theyre are real bisnatchs
hate guitarists like that who think theyre all that
fortunately i know quite a bit of nice guitarists

Wat?
fortunately i know quite a bit of people who know proper grammar
#18
Are you sure he's not just kidding? Because I joke around about being a shred god all the time (because I'm the closest thing at my school, but not a shred god by a long shot), and I just do it for a laugh. Everyone knows I'm kidding, though, and they laugh at my jokes. We're the kind of people who just play a 12 bar blues though, so maybe its different if you're doing something more complex.
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#19
Quote by axemanchris
Also known as "Lead Singer's Disease."

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+1
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#20
Find some one better than him, and get him to jam with the both of you. When you tell your friends he is coming to jam with you tell him that your friends is better, than when you guys jam, make the other guy own him, and criticize your friends playing. This worked for me, now my friends more down to earth.
#21
Quote by Zander155
What?
fortunately i know quite a bit of people who know proper grammar.


You're...you're joking, right?

My advice: Don't be passive-agressive about it. The first time he does something that you feel is sufficiently annoying to say something about it, say something about it. Don't be unnecessarily unkind about it, just tell him that his attitude irritates you and tell him why.

That way, you both know where you stand and either way you'll fix the problem - he'll modify his behaviour, or you'll stop jamming with him.
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#22
^^yeah, say something...it might not change him but at least you'll vent your frustrations properly. You might as well get used to it(but not complacent) because these types of egos are a dime a dozen in music.
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#23
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Nope, not joking at all.

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#24
Good. I'm not sure - frankly - that I was ready to deal with the vicious and heavy consequences for humanity had that been a serious post. The swine would finally have taken over, slaughtering the fiends in their sleep. Bad times on this fresh Chicago night...
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#25
Well, this is interesting isn't it? How does one judge one's performance?
Maybe you should record something and ask the opinion of a third party. Not your mommies, who are still proud of you for sleeping without sucking your thumbs, or being able to take a crap alone.

The verdict will probably be that you both are below average and that you need to practice some more. That should hopefully reset some of the egoes, at least for a little while.

Why don't you post some recording on UG?
#26
Im in a somewhat similar position but to a slightly lesser degree. Usually 2 or 3 of my friends and I play somewhat regularly at our one friends house because he has the most space available. Hes been playing guitar for at least 3 years and while he has "progressed" at the style of music he plays he hasnt really progressed at guitar overall. He thinks that learning techniques and theory limits your creativity along with thinking electric guitars and playing with a pick is useless. He plays essentially the same riffs in the same scale in the same position with the same melodies that he has since we started playing together. I think he assumes that since he plays "fast" that he plays better than everyone. All the while Im taking my time getting a strong foundation in the basics and bringing my guitar playing up with a lot of theory as well.

Now its getting to the point where Im "connecting the dots" so to speak and I can put together some really good stuff and I think hes starting to feel a little pressured. I hear him talking scales and a little theory now.
#27
yo i no wut these people are like.... they basicly have a wank over them selfves at night.... the truth is they cant..... they have nothing to wank with...... but if he braggs to u about being so gd and being better than you just say.... **** of ill own u any day.... yes just rip the **** into him around everyone and then he be ****in kissin ur ass HAHAHA

err that help..?
#28
Go with it... If he thinks of it as a competition, then compete with him. Then you can have guitar duels and what not. It'll be fun.
#29
i have a friend who used to be like this, for the longest time he would give me the "nope i'm better than you" and it pissed me off, especially when i knew i was better than him. wanna know what i did?

I KEPT GETTING BETTER

in fact i kept going and kept going with the intention that he would finally one day say "dude you kick ass"and when that day came i didn't care anymore.

funny how it works
#30
i have a friend like that too, we might be at his house, and be playing some new stuff that we came up with for each other, im usually pretty good about listening to everything he plays(even though he starts making random **** up at a point that doesnt even fit). Then its my turn, i get like 20 seconds in and he starts playing on top of me, not even trying to come up with a solo or anything, but starts playing the song he was just playing...

He thinks he is like a thousand times better b/c he has all this "great" equipment that he doesn't even pay for. He also doesn't take any criticism at all "what are you talking about dude, wrong key??? wtf making stuff up, yea right i have a whole song done"
#31
Quote by z4twenny
and when that day came i didn't care anymore.



He's right, you won't care then, so save some time and stop caring now.
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#32
Just let it roll off your shoulders, keep getting better and smoke him. Everyone will know who's the better guitarist.

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#33
i had a friend like that who was our bassist. go your seprate ways before his ego kills the fun outta music for you
#34
Quote by thedude051
Thats nice. Wrong forum. This forum is for questions regarding the electric guitar.

Actualy, this is the 'Bandleading' forum which discusses how to deal with problems within bands and band organisational skills.


Thread starter, have you tried simply saying to him 'Hey, this isn't a competition y'know!'
Or you could introduce him to a guitarist who's way better than him but not as conceited.
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Go with it... If he thinks of it as a competition, then compete with him. Then you can have guitar duels and what not. It'll be fun.

That's a pretty fair point, there's nothing better than a little healthy competition to improve both yourself and your competitor. But getting that 'healthy' competition going with someone can be hard work, especialy in a band situation or other artistic medium where egos tend to flair up.
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#37
Punch his teeth in, than kick him in the face 20 times as hard as you can. Than huck-a-loogy on his face. Problem solved.
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#38
If movies have taught me anything, you must challenge him to an epic duel and your fates will be decided once and for all.
#39
Quote by Archaon
If movies have taught me anything, you must challenge him to an epic duel and your fates will be decided once and for all.


+11

Get into his competition with a tongue-in-cheek attitude.
A lil' rivalry will never go to waste, if it all goes as planned.
If he gets kicks outta showing off, who cares, you just keep havin' fun.
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