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To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby ViPeRx007 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:12 pm

You suck.

Before you lash out at me, I consider myself to be in the sucky group as well.

Here is a couple examples of how to actually BE the guitar, not just play it at parties like a goofus:


John Butler - Ocean


John Butler is one of my favorite guitarists. If you haven't heard it, enjoy. If you have, well, it never gets old.

Another fav is Andy McKee:


I also picture a few people who post here looking quite a bit like Mr. McKee. I don't know why.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:19 pm

Is there a purpose in strumming the strings so close to where you're fingering?
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby section319 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:29 pm

Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:Is there a purpose in strumming the strings so close to where you're fingering?

:moran:


..No I don't really know... either :wink:
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby Kreegz2 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:23 pm



You can skip up to where the solo starts at about 5:00 if you want (but the whole song is awesome :wink: )
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby goon attack » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:19 pm

Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:Is there a purpose in strumming the strings so close to where you're fingering?


yes. the tension is very high and it's very easy to pick fast, plus it gives it a very tinny tone.

Not sure where you saw this, but those are two things I can think of off the top of my head.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby ViPeRx007 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:35 pm

Kreegz2 wrote:

You can skip up to where the solo starts at about 5:00 if you want (but the whole song is awesome :wink: )


Pretty sweet. Another good example of awesomeness.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:38 pm

goon attack wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:Is there a purpose in strumming the strings so close to where you're fingering?


yes. the tension is very high and it's very easy to pick fast, plus it gives it a very tinny tone.

Not sure where you saw this, but those are two things I can think of off the top of my head.


The second video the guy strums very close to his other hand.. No matter where he moves it to.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby goon attack » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:36 am

he's mostly tapping, not strumming
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby illownyou » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:05 pm

I've played for 21 years and can "be" the guitar as I have been greatly blessed...

but that Andy McKee clip makes me wanna quit.

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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby WaukeeBlues » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:02 am

illownyou wrote:I've played for 21 years and can "be" the guitar as I have been greatly blessed...

but that Andy McKee clip makes me wanna quit.

:lol:


...and I think his eyes are closed for significant amounts of time during that song too.

Not to rub it in :wink:
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby StillBleedingBlue » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:12 pm

A little caveat to this topic:



This guy is quite an excellent bassist, though not heralded like Victor Wooten, Jaco, etc. Impressive songwriting and slapping ability.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby not_a_wings_fan » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:15 pm

Ya, kinda "meh" imo. Good players, but not blowing me away. The again, I am more a bluegrass kinda guy.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby ViPeRx007 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:54 pm

illownyou wrote:I've played for 21 years and can "be" the guitar as I have been greatly blessed...

but that Andy McKee clip makes me wanna quit.

:lol:


I don't even understand how to get sound that way. I try to mimic it and it sounds like every note but the right one.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby goon attack » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:04 am

those guys are obviously great, but still not nearly as good as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMrBYlwHqU

those two guys are basically tapping off open tunings, which isn't nearly as impressive as what Stanley Jordan does.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby ViPeRx007 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:49 pm

goon attack wrote:those guys are obviously great, but still not nearly as good as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMrBYlwHqU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

those two guys are basically tapping off open tunings, which isn't nearly as impressive as what Stanley Jordan does.


Ok that was awesome.

Man I suck ass at the guitar.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby section319 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:34 pm

goon attack wrote:those guys are obviously great, but still not nearly as good as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMrBYlwHqU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

those two guys are basically tapping off open tunings, which isn't nearly as impressive as what Stanley Jordan does.


I didn't think you liked the blacks.. Thought you were teh racist.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby goon attack » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 pm

I don't have a problem with blacks; i have a problem with assholes.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby section319 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:25 pm

goon attack wrote:I don't have a problem with blacks; i have a problem with assholes.



Hey man, assholes use semi-colons on an online forum.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby goon attack » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:41 pm

there's no hyphen in "semicolon," dumbfukk.
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Re: To all "Guitar guys" out there...

Postby section319 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:54 am

goon attack wrote:there's no hyphen in "semicolon," dumbfukk.



Yeah, see now I am the asshole... Or is it ass-hole?
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