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Steve Vai is extremely overrated. He's just saying that because he sucks. I'm not even trolling either. What technical ability does he have that Satriani, Yngwie, Rhoads, or Schenker didn't/don't? In my opinion he can't write a good song to save his life. I do not understand the hype surrounding this guy. Satriani on the other hand... he taught Steve Vai every single thing he knows. The only thing he has going for him is the guitar he designed.
If you only want to know a trick and dont want to understand what you're doing then at least have the decency to google it instead of asking. That shows little respect.
If you really want to know HOW to harmonize a scale then this is the right place.
So it's up to you.
Learn how to harmonise that scale to make your own chords and progressions
Just cause no one around you plays an instrument doesn't mean anything. I started that way and I'm mostly self-taught. I got into a prestigious music school. Your situation doesn't matter near as much as your drive and dedication.
It just sounds like you're making excuses now.
You get a clap-box, cause UG only allows 9 smileys per post.
age vs practice... the whole subject isn't even relevent. You never stop changing in terms of musical taste, but when it comes to technical ability and how much theory you can actually understand, you can and will plateu after so many hours. Leaving you in a state where you will just develop/change what music you play natrually etc
so, get practicing. also apparantly I just pretty much said guitar is simliar to an MMORPG loll. It is though, phyiscally as a human you can only play so technical and there's only so much theory to understand. It's how you apply it bro's
Well, starting at a young age is definitley a benefit but you are limited to how good you can get because your fingers are small, so who knows? You can get to a pretty impressive level in 3 years if you practice about 2 hours a day I've found...
What is a few years difference going to do? Joe satriani is 55, does that mean anyone under the age of 45 can't play his music?
If you want to get as good as your heros on guitar, quit moaning on the internet, fueling these stupid threads and do something about it, I'll give you a hint, it's called playing your guitar.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to disagree with you, just adding my own perspective
Additionally somehow there's two topics, one about whether you can still become good when you start at the ripe old age of 20, and another one about making a living purely from being in a band. So I think we're getting our wires crossed.
If you're really considering quitting because you are not as good as them at your age though, you might want to consider another hobby.
Judging from your posts, you seem to be too preoccupied with where you stand compared to others. Play for you and be happy with your progress.
I started guitar right around my nineteenth birthday. After discovering music was my passion, I got upset that I didn't start sooner, thereby having a huge disadvantage compared to others. Then I played more, enjoyed myself and got over it. If you're in it for what other people think or how good you are compared to others, time to re-evaluate your goals and why you even bothered stepping foot inside the art world.
Not to be blunt--that's AeolianWolf's job--but it's time to get over it and enjoy yourself.
What the hell?
So you didn't make all the choices you wish you had at age five. That's life for you. Just jam and live, quitting does you no good.
To experience your best technical state at your physical prime, it is too late. The same concept as the concert violinist thing, only without the outside demands. Sure, there's nothing to say you can't be ultra-good but you wouldn't have reached the absolute potential you have to offer.