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#1
Just wondering.
Is it because once you start playing guitar, you suddenly decide that metal is the coolest stuff to play on guitar, so you start becoming interested in metal? Or is it that learning guitar is so much more appealing to metalheads than, say, beatles or pixies fans?
Or a combination of both?

And i know I'm going to get a bunch of people saying that they aren't, in fact, metalheads, and that they love (insert bland generic band title like greenday). I know, you're 14 and you want to be in a huge successful punk rock band, and you want it to be a trio, and you want to be the lead singer/guitarist, and you want to make funny jokes on stage, and you make songs that sound strikingly similar to blink-182 and greenday and you're proud of it.

I have something to say to you - grow up.

Anyways, i know there are users who aren't into metal, i said most, not all. If you still disagree, check out the bands and artist categories and see how many users are viewing which categories. Theres like 45 in the 2 metal sections, and like 7 in the classic rock section.

BTW: Who else thinks its ridiculous that there is 2 metal sections and only one classic rock section. As if The Beatles and AC/DC should be in the same category, but then metal needs 2 sections. Metal could be discussed in one thread, everyone says the same thing anyways.

I know im going to get flamed, because, as I said earlier, 85% of UG users are metalheads, and are going to be all like, "you asshole, metal is so hardcore and complicated, it kicks your musics ass, you dick" and "you suck", and maybe even an intelligent comment or two.

And I dont hate metal, I just hate alot of metal music. I think there is great metal, but not alot of it.

EDIT: Just because you play fast, doesn't make you a good guitarist. Speed isn't the only thing a good guitarist needs.
Last edited by flyinguitar at May 29, 2008,
#2
i'm a classical music head

EDIT
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I know im going to get flamed, because, as I said earlier, 85% of UG users are metalheads, and are going to be all like, "you asshole, metal is so hardcore and complicated, it kicks your musics ass, you dick" and "you suck", and maybe even an intelligent comment or two.



haha you're just asking for ot
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#4
yeah beethoven classical

EDIT:

actually, i listen to loadsa stuff, a bit of pixies, gnr, ac/dc, linkin park, ........ all the way to modern day r n b

haha, crazy
#5
Iv always been into metal, but it was Adam Jones from Tool that really made me want to pick up the guitar and play

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#6
I think it must be that once people start playing guitar metal seems more appealing, it happened to me at first but I managed to not follow the generic, peer pressured root of metal music and got into different styles. So if your new to guitar and think metal sounds cool then don't worry, because its not too late to change.
#8
You really do sound like a wanker.
I'm not a metalhead and in fact I like the beatles( a bit) and I love the pixies, you just sound like a dick, saying people should grow up because of their music choice.
#10
wow when i clicked this i thought the thread would be on fire from all the flaming im suprised wait did u just post this
if u di u should put up your flame shield maybe even build a flame wall
but yah i listen to metal and lots 0of other genres to but there are a lot of metal heads on here
#11
most metal is indeed CRAP. I own a few metal albums and on most of them there is usually only one song out like 15 that I can stand. Rock is the way to go.


BTW this is weird but guitar hero inspired my to play guitar LOL. The original not the new ones.
#12
about that 14 years old punk rock thing...
what's wrong with you?
If we like Punk rock we'll listen to it and we won't stop just cuz some ''grown up'' told us it's crap. My bro is 18 and like that. I know lots of people that are around 30 and play punk rock and make stupid jokes on stage.
It's nothing wrong with it. It's just fun.
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#13
because metal is popular, and guitar is the prominent instrument in metal
lots of people here listen to other music...i listen to everything except rap, but even then i seep into it a little, but metal is easiest to write and play for general sound imo
btw, i quit playin metal when i started to learn theory and started a rock band instead

i also play pop (as in britney lol) jazz and funk quite a lot

so, grow up and don't rant at the direction people take by natural selection, ie go for where the guitar is prominent.
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#14
dude wtf is ur deal if ur gonna post and be all ****-ty then dont post at all. like yea pretty much every young kids dream that plays an instrument is to have a band so wat? are u in a band do u want to be in one? or are u just crappy with everyone casue u dont like metal and about 75% of us do?
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#15
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most metal is indeed CRAP. I own a few metal albums and on most of them there is usually only one song out like 15 that I can stand. Rock is the way to go.


BTW this is weird but guitar hero inspired my to play guitar LOL. The original not the new ones.


Yeah, because you can validly say 'Metal is crap' when you only own, as you say, 'a few' albums.

Grow the fuck up.
#16
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And i know I'm going to get a bunch of people saying that they aren't, in fact, metalheads, and that they love (insert bland generic band title like greenday). I know, you're 14 and you want to be in a huge successful punk rock band, and you want it to be a trio, and you want to be the lead singer/guitarist, and you want to make funny jokes on stage, and you make songs that sound strikingly similar to blink-182 and greenday and you're proud of it.

I have something to say to you - grow up.

.



see?
why would you kill someones dream just because you dont enjoy that particular type of music?
to each their own,but dont go flaming ppl with a dream,ya know?

and of course metal would be prominent on this website
do you think ppl here would be content with only powerchord bands like greenday or blink 182?
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#18
Oh, and TS, now I've actually read your initial post, I think you need to put on about 5 years mentally, and stop slagging off genres just because you dislike them. I'm also going to tell you a word: Generalization. Do you know what it means? If you don't, then find out, because generalizing is all you do.
#19
couldnt agree with you more, most people on here love metal personally i think its a sore noise in my ears lol , but im entitled to my opinion as is everyone else.

Ive played alot of gigs around the south of england and made myself a fair bit of money in the process ( pubs and clubs mainly ) if we went into a pub and started playing " children of boden" or whatever there called we would firstly empty the place, then not get paid for playing such crap that you avarge joe dosnt know

Ive given alot of my time learning Oasis, lynard Sknard, Queen, Eagles a bit of popular greenday muse or blink, red hot chilis.... i find its more benefitting as we always get paid and re booked, somtimes u gotta play stuff you dont really like to get the gigs
#20
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it's a guitar website, guitars are very prominent in metal, metal is a popular genre... soooo 1+1=2


Ya guitars are very prominent in Classic rock, Punk rock, Ska, , 80's hair band, ALL ROCK, etc. Just about anything past 1950's except rap, electronic, and other similar stuff. Guitar is the most popular main accompaniment to the voice in music, so its kindof stupid to imply that guitar is the most prominent in metal, and that 85% of guitar players love it, just because its turned up a bit more in songs (which is too loud, IMO, there are other parts to songs, I love the guitar, its my main instrument, but I get sick of listening to it when I listen to metal).
#21
there is no answer. It's pure chance that any of us are on here in the first place. If there was a reason, I'd say it's because more great guitar players can be seen in a "mainstream" environment in metal. The great guitar players of other genre's need to be searched for a little bit.
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#22
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Oh, and TS, now I've actually read your initial post, I think you need to put on about 5 years mentally, and stop slagging off genres just because you dislike them. I'm also going to tell you a word: Generalization. Do you know what it means? If you don't, then find out, because generalizing is all you do.


Dont be an asshole, everyone generalizes, if I didn't, I would have to mention every metal band, analyze it, and then relate it to this topic. Are you an idiot? Its funny how you get mad at me when I say grow up, but then you tell me to grow up.

I think its valid to tell simple plan and Metro Station fans to grow up. Im not being judgmental, but really, most people do listen to that music when they are 14, but when they mature and develop musical taste, they stop listening to those bands. Its just a fact

And side note, there are not many 30 year olds who play pop punk songs and dance around on stage and make stupid jokes. Thats blink-182, and other similar bands. They are special, they can do that, but no average guy who just plays guitar and is normal would do that, and to the ones that do, I would say grow up, because thats pathetic, by definition it is immature.
#23
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see?
why would you kill someones dream just because you dont enjoy that particular type of music?
to each their own,but dont go flaming ppl with a dream,ya know?

and of course metal would be prominent on this website
do you think ppl here would be content with only powerchord bands like greenday or blink 182?


Metal and powerchord bands are NOT the only 2 genres. You dont need to be a metalhead if you want more complex music than blink. Try Floyd or Radiohead, you moron.
#25
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yeah beethoven classical

EDIT:

actually, i listen to loadsa stuff, a bit of pixies, gnr, ac/dc, linkin park, ........ all the way to modern day r n b

haha, crazy


I like some beethoven, its hard to get into, but of course the 9th is amazing.


I should start a vote and get the actual % of metalheads. But im sure thats someone on here already.
#26
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Couldn't have said it better myself.
#27
a lot of you misunderstood my vibe, im not hating on anyone, I just think its strange that so many guitar players love metal, even though IMO its no more "guitary" than Pink Floyd or Muse. I would say that bands like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Beatles, and Muse do justice the instrument more than metal does. But hey, I guess thats why we like the kind of music we do, right?

I just don't like how people think that metal is the guitar players genre because its the most in your face and annoying. The purpose of this thread was to put my thoughts out there and for you to elaborate, not take offense to it.
#28
Not hating on anyone? You just broadly insulted much of pop-punk. Want to do some careful editing? Because otherwise, all I'm hearing from you is this: "OMG I AM SO RITE UR ALL 14 OLOLOL".
#30
i understand what your saying but the only reason i can think of is that they like metal

i like blues, folk and electronica. would I then be called a sad hippy raver?
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#31
webbtje, your a ****ing moron. Give some back-up to your points and actually address real things I said, if you want to argue. Don't just shoot random arguments that don't mean anything. All I say is that a lot of pop punk music (like simple plan, greenday, and blink) have a fan base that is largely 15 and under, so that means most people stop listening to it when they get older, and that means it must be immature music. I didn't say that the music sucks, if you actually read my posts, I said I like most of it.

When I said grow up, it was directed at the people I described in the paragraph before. People who want to be just like greenday or blink, and I'm sure most people will agree with me, those people are immature, haven't got real musical taste or integrity (if they are trying to copy other bands, and believe me there are tons of kids out there), and ultimately, its only a phase that a lot of 14 year old guitarists go through. I went through it.

To be a legitimate music act, you have to attempt to create original music, except cover bands of course. Anyone who tries to pass off as an original band, but really just wants to make music like another band and steal their sound, I would say, doesn't care about music and the development of it.
#32
Quote by webbtje
Not hating on anyone? You just broadly insulted much of pop-punk. Want to do some careful editing? Because otherwise, all I'm hearing from you is this: "OMG I AM SO RITE UR ALL 14 OLOLOL".


I don't understand why you are imitating me like that. People who write in all caps, spell words wrong, and say OMG and LOL are 14 year old pop-punk fans, so:

Why would I be writing like that?
How is that a valid point or argument?
Do you think that makes me feel bad?
Why are you such an idiot?

We need less people like you.


EDIT: If you take a look at your own signature, ROFL ROFL EAT whatever other fcking dickhead internet slang you messenger nerds use, is what it says. So it actually appears that you would be more likely to say "OMG I AM SO RITE UR ALL 14 OLOLOL". And it appears that you might be one of these 14 year old pop-punk fans that I told to grow up. Is that why you're so offended? Does your band sound exactly like blink 182? No? Keep trying, you will get there.
Last edited by flyinguitar at May 29, 2008,
#33
Guess what? It's a reference to a metal song. Happy?

I point you to my favourite bands list and my general record around the place before you start assuming I'm some little Simple Plan obsessed 14 year old who can't type and who is close-minded.

Does your band sound exactly like blink 182? No? Keep trying, you will get there.




Fuck me, you really can't stay on topic, can you. You just came on here and insulted a lot of music, you can't exactly expect me to sit back and regard it as intelligent criticism. Your points are downright moronic.

WEBBDIT: While I'm at it, lord, pop-punk in its teenage simplicity is as legitimate as a 50 minute jazz odyssey. It's music. Get off your high horse and accept it as such.
Last edited by webbtje at May 29, 2008,
#35
Better question:

Why is 15% of UG not metalheads?
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#36
Because metal is the best genre.


Quite obvious, when you think about it.
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#38
You are still saying the same things as before.

Just to be clear:
- I didn't insult any music. I literally said that I like the metal genre, just a lot of the music in it does a bad job at developing it and I don't like those bands. I also literally said twice that I like pop-punk. Blink-182 is in my top-10 favorite bands. I never insulted the music, nor did I say it wasn't music. Ever.

- I didn't criticize any music, I only criticized you. The only arguments you are making against me are based on things I didn't say or even imply. So your just making points that are really unrelated to anything. For example: your edit, was complete meaningless and unnecessary, because I never once have said that pop-punk wasn't music.

I like your profile. Its a stereotypical metalhead UG profile. I'm surprised to find Flight of the Conchords in there. Something besides metal and hard rock. You and me share taste in one band.
#39
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Better question:

Why is 15% of UG not metalheads?


I just sucked your Good Charlotte.



Quote by flyinguitar
The only arguments you are making against me are based on things I didn't say or even imply.


Say whatever you want, but implying-nay, saying my band suck is, shall we say, a little unnecessary? Saying only 14 year olds like pop-punk is a statement which is so easy to misconstrue that you're just an idiot to say it, to be frank. Are you seriously surprised I took it the wrong way? Really?
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