#1
I never thought I was great, but I'm kinda good. Certainly not bad.
I can KINDA sweep/string skip/six finger tap, but I'm no pro.

Well I went and jammed at this dudes house, and he is the most humble nicest guy there is pretty much.
And he whooped my ass at guitar.

If you've ever seen Eric Johnson play acoustic guitar, it was like that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrtGQ_0-m0

As far as electric goes, were about a tie, each better in some area's.
On acoustic he's as good or better than the song above.

He has a music myspace.
They aren't his best songs but Jesus he can play.
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Anyways, so its relevant to you guys.
Anyone have a similar story?
#3
Quote by guylee
so you got owned by someone who is better than you but would never say it? that would actually make me feel good...


He kept tryin to tell me I was better than him at electric
BULL****
and he was talkin about I was pretty good too and I told him he was makin me look bad and he kept trying to apologize and say thank you every time I'd acnowledge how bad he was whopping my ass
#4
Well, there is ALWAYS someone better than you at everything in life, you have just ran across your instant(s).
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#5
at least there are a few decent people out there
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#6
at least he's cool about it.
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#7
Yeah a non-egostatistical (whatever the ****) guitarist out there

It was very humbling and inspiring
Maybe what I need to wake up some guitar playin in me
#8
i rarely play with other people, but when i do, there's certain people i pwn, and then there's people that pwn me. i'm always cool about it though, it's not like it's a big deal.
#9
Yeah same with me
Some guys were playing Nirvana and I busted out Eruption (just for show) not to pwn them, but because they requested I play for them.
Both them and myself were pretty humble about it

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#11
hehe, that's been happening to me alot lately. i've been playing for about 13 years, but was never that good at shredding or solos.. on top of the fact i haven't been playing much lately. anyway i sat by this guy at our local long and mcquade (canadian GC basically)..

i made a positive comment on his metal tee he was wearing at the time and he started playing some of the tunes, my jaw hit the floor so i shook his hand and told him to stay on top of it.

some of the kids these days can really play.. i wish i didn't have to work all the time so i could stay in top shredding form all the time.. :S
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#12
Oh god when will you guys realise that MUSIC IS NOT A COMPETITION!!!!!!

It's subjective according to taste so, by definition, no one can be better than anyone.

If you wanna get better - practice more
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#13
i hate it when people ot play you, just to try and look good

this isnt a brag or show off but I was playing smells like teen spirit cos i love the song and my freind goes, thats crap watch this, and plays the riff to plug in baby and i was like thats pretty good man, but then he was like bet you cant beat that, i was like WUT!? why would i want to, but bcos i didnt want him to spend the rest of the day on about it, (he is that sorta guy) i played some random tapping licks that i learnt from a John 5 video lesson, so needless to say my mate was a bit disheartened
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#15
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Note To Pit: Guitar is not a contest.


BINGO!!! Its about passion and putting all that you got into said passion
#16
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Oh god when will you guys realise that MUSIC IS NOT A COMPETITION!!!!!!

It's subjective according to taste so, by definition, no one can be better than anyone.

If you wanna get better - practice more


Totally right there. In my band, we have two guitarists, myself and another guy. We are constantly thinking that each other is the better guitarist. When it comes down to it, we both have different styles that quite compliment each other, so all is good!
#19
since when playing guitar is about who's better at it?
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BINGO!!! Its about passion and putting all that you got into said passion


Wise words. Anyone who treats guitar as a competition doesn't deserve to play guitar.
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#21
well,from what i know...people that brag are the ones that aren't really good..(no,i'm not talking about you)

i know of people which strum acoustic songs on electric guitars with distortion on...don't know,i just find that very wierd..

and yes,just enjoy playing guitar
#22
i hate it when you're trying to buy a guitar and the guys at the store will say a few words about the guitar and then show off by playing eruption. i try not to be rude and interrupt them, but i bet its kind of disheartening for people that are new at guitar and are looking to buy one.
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#23
I don't seriously play with any musicians that are worse than me, I try to play jazz and blues with older people and they all rape memusically.


Except my band, llol, they're all just kind of ...bleh (except the drummer, he's got such a great feel)
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#24
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well,from what i know...people that brag are the ones that aren't really good..(no,i'm not talking about you)


I met a guy like this at a party. He was so persistant, claiming he was awesome. Went to music college, he said. After I'd finished, I passed him the guitar, and he was no better than poor.

His timing was off, his picking wasn't clean and his fretting wasn't accurate.

People like him are tools.
#25
just have fun playing guitar! .. great , so u you found someone to jam with! that's great !
he can learn you stuff to
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#26
ya that kinda happened to me. i went to this guys house. his best friend plays drums. so were ready to play and i looked over and hes playing some of the most insane guitar playing i've seen.
#27
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Note To Pit: Guitar is not a contest.


I think we can all agree that it shouldn't but it can.
Why should I come down?
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#29
My friend is very good for the length of time he has been playing (4-5 years) but he gets irritated when everybody tells him how good he is (because he is the best player at our school). He mixes humble with the guitarist's innate desire to take 45 minute solos.

But yeah, guitar should never be a competition. And if it is, everyone should be disqualified except me.
#30
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I don't seriously play with any musicians that are worse than me, I try to play jazz and blues with older people and they all rape memusically.


Except my band, llol, they're all just kind of ...bleh (except the drummer, he's got such a great feel)

Me neither. They are damn near impossible to find.
I know lots of humble musicians that can play circles around just about any body you can name. Not all musicians want to do it for a living. That doesn't mean they aren't awesome.
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#31
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Me neither. They are damn near impossible to find.
I know lots of humble musicians that can play circles around just about any body you can name. Not all musicians want to do it for a living. That doesn't mean they aren't awesome.



Heh, I find the older people are much... more pleasnt to play with. And yeah I know a lot of musicians that are only musicians part time.

You know, it's just like everyone's playing, but they're all learning and there's a place for everyone.
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