Poll: are cocky guitar players crappy guitar players?
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View poll results: are cocky guitar players crappy guitar players?
yay?
124 64%
nay?
71 36%
Voters: 195.
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#1
crappy guitar players? it seems every guitar player i meet that goes out of there way to talk about how good they are at guitar or how much they shred or how much they love tool and stonesour end up being exponentially worse then the previous guitar player who bragged about their skills only to have it be a enormous let down and an equally embarassing situation for the both of us.
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#3
Probably. I'm not cocky, I don't think I'm that good. But that's because I'm not.
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#4
some of them are pretty damn good, but yeah a lot of cocky guitarists are horrible.
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#7
If they things along the lines of "I shred" or "so I was shredding", etc, they definitely suck.

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#9
People always tell me that i am really good..but i dont let any of it go to my head because right now, i am nowhere close to the levels i would like to reach
#10
what's wrong with Stone Sour?
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#11
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what's wrong with Stone Sour?

nothing
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#12
Sometimes. I know I suck compared to anyone of reasonable badass, so I just keep my mouth shut, and when people say I'm great, I deny it.
#14
i dunno really, i voted yay though, because most are.

i dont really brag at all about my playing, and i know i need to improve alot
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#15
Someone can be great and have an ego problem, but there are tons of guitar players that brag because they're not happy with their playing and are trying to make up for it.
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#16
I'd say bragging about your playing makes you a "bad guitarist" but not technically i don't think. They could be good, even if they shouldn't be bragging.

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#18
How does that saying go? Modesty is a virtue? Something like that?

I don't know, but most of the guitar players I know that think they're all that really suck, and the good ones shut up.
#19
Dude, talking about how you like Tool definitely doesn't make you suck. Stone Sour, maybe. But I dunno, there isn't any one definitive factor that makes someone a good or bad guitarist, there are tons of things that are involved with it. Being cocky probably wouldn't help but there are cocky guitarists that are good. It depends.
#20
dont you dare bring Tool into this mofo
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#22
I heard cock.
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#23
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dont you dare bring Tool into this mofo

sorry? i like them. relax maybe?
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#25
Good guitarists let their playing talk for them
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#27
I said no, because although most of them are.. not all of them are, and I felt it was too much of a generalisation.
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#28
most of the really good ones are not very cocky except Yngwie
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#29
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sorry? i like them. relax maybe?

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#30
i smell yngwie malmsteen somewhere.
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#31
ego and ability do have SOME correlation (Yngwie) but I would much rather let my playing speak for itself. Pride comes before you fall straight on your ass.
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#32
Mmm Yngwie... thats alot of swed..... *someone whistles, "Whoa ehlert... ehlert... easy there"*
#33
not all of them, look at Yngwie Malmsteen.
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#35
Most of the time in my experience. I get told I'm "really good- you're going to go far" all the time by non-guitarists. I just laugh it off, because I know I have a hell of a lot of work to do to get anywhere near a decent guitarist. But those guitarists who believe they are amazing are probably amazing at one thing, which is mostly shredding, and they don't take the time to get any feel for the instrument etc.

And some think they're amazing because they can play smoke on the water "WITH THE BASS PART TOO!" But they're just wankers.
#36
Nope, Jaco Pastorius was the cockiest of cocks, and he was badass.
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#37
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People always tell me that i am really good..but i dont let any of it go to my head because right now, i am nowhere close to the levels i would like to reach


+1

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#38
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dont you dare bring Tool into this mofo

+1

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#39
well some cocky guitar players have the right to be cocky because they are awesome..... but i find I always end up liking the guitarrist with the best personalities because they are cool guys, and it reflects on their playing

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