all amateur guitar players. . line 35- Ptrs Iii,. "What? A full song? How about a ton of opening riffs?" all amateur guitar players line 35- Ptrs Iii "What? A full song? How about a ton of opening riffs?"
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#12 - chthulhu
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(04/24/2013) [-]
"What?
A full song?

How about a ton of opening riffs?"
#84 to #12 - mrselfdestruct
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(04/24/2013) [-]
thats probably acceptable if u or anyone in the vicinity can't sing and the other parts are just simple, generic chords. some songs can't be identifiable just by playing the verse and chorus.
#188 to #12 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
unless actually prompted to play an entire song, I almost always lack the attention span to do so :/
#253 to #12 - captainkrobin
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(04/24/2013) [-]
A thumb for your honesty, and then I un-thumbed so I could thumb again for being able to relate. God speed.
#74 to #12 - fukkendragonite
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(04/24/2013) [-]
ashamed to say that's me...
#99 to #74 - strelokkk
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Same there, I often learn only the riffs that interest me...
#103 to #99 - fukkendragonite
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Mainly for me, it's because intros are simple. It gets complicated from there on and it's difficult. I know a few full songs now anyway, but at first it was just intros and opening riffs because I wasn't ready for the big leagues yet lel
#240 to #103 - themightymrplow
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I've been learning since Christmas, and yea sadly I'm at the same point everyone else is talking about. Any thoughts on some full songs to learn?
#244 to #240 - fukkendragonite
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(04/24/2013) [-]
or maybe something acoustic like Polly by Nirvana
#249 to #244 - themightymrplow
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Oh yea, I guess I should have mentioned I'm an acoustic player. Not electric.
#242 to #240 - fukkendragonite
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Depends on what music you like, but try to learn All I want by A Day To Remember, or maybe Dying in your Arms by Trivium.

Or go for the classic and learn Enter Sandman. It's important to push yourself to learn a full song, because it's a barrier to be beaten, really. It's all about having the patience to play a full song.
#247 to #242 - themightymrplow
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I can play all of Tribute from Tenacious D, albeit not very hard to do so. It's a favorite for me and my friend (Kyle, no less) to sing.

I'll look into those though. Thanks a lot man :)
#252 to #247 - fukkendragonite
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I've been meaning to learn that for a while! I love Tenacious D!

Haha, good luck anyway!
#256 to #252 - themightymrplow
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Why not learn from the guys who wrote it? :D

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBffFLxPyCA
#266 to #256 - fukkendragonite
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I'll give it a go now, but the main problem is that I suck at chords. I play the fast noted stuff- hence why I tend to stick to metal.

Video looks pretty simple actually, thanks! haha
#216 to #103 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!
They can hear, and see what you're visually thinking. This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!

Asians hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don't accidently show facial expressions when people think things they don't like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
Asians also segregate, and are untaltative to avoid accidently saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.

Try thinking, and visualy picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particlar looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.

PLEASE SPREAD THE MESSAGE!!!!! THE WORLD NEEDS TO FIND THIS OUT!!!!!
#3 - trojanmannn
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(04/23/2013) [-]
If you're at college look out of your dorm window and you'll probably see a guy playing "Hey there Delilah" out on the lawn
#208 to #3 - xldarkking
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Refer to the picture in comment number 5 for that guy
#203 to #3 - hookydoo
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(04/24/2013) [-]
lol, I'm a guitarist going to college (studying engineering, not music). I found this to be fairly accurate.
#1 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account**
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(04/23/2013) [-]
or Smoke On The Water
#5 - benbo
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(04/23/2013) [-]
I'm **** at guitar....yet i refuse to learn wonderwall. Pic related.
#227 to #5 - personface
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(04/24/2013) [-]
**** Oasis, learn Elliott Smith
pic related
#278 to #227 - benbo
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(04/24/2013) [-]
First song i learned was Everlong....much, much better.
#298 to #278 - personface
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(04/26/2013) [-]
that was the first song I learned in drop D, it's such a blast to play acoustic or electric. good choice my friend
#30 - luthervonappledorf
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(04/24/2013) [-]
YES! A million times yes! **** 'Wonderwall', **** Oasis. Too many ****** guitarists play this crap to death.
YES! A million times yes! **** 'Wonderwall', **** Oasis. Too many ****** guitarists play this crap to death.
#135 to #30 - pwoneill
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(04/24/2013) [-]
excuse me... Oasis have a lot of other songs that are very good, you shouldn't take it out on them, they had no idea it would become what it has
#36 to #30 - lickmyscrotum
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Oasis ******* hate the song themselves.
#37 to #36 - luthervonappledorf
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(04/24/2013) [-]
They should get the rights to that song, lock them in a vault and charge £10,000,000 for them so no one can play it ever again.
#137 - PedoBearFTW
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(04/24/2013) [-]
>Try to play guitar   
>Little bitch hands are literally too small to make out anything more than two chords   
>**** it, I'll learn the ukulele   
>Regret nothing
>Try to play guitar
>Little bitch hands are literally too small to make out anything more than two chords
>**** it, I'll learn the ukulele
>Regret nothing
#179 to #137 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
3/4 scale guitar! They're made for people like you!
#246 to #137 - BaconHawkSammich
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Same here dude.
My brother was trying to teach me guitar but my hands are too small. After about 3 months of trying to learn, my brother comes home with a ukulele he used his gift card to buy. :)
I enjoy the Ukulele a little more now.
#250 to #137 - neighborhood
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Ukulele master race, man!
#280 to #137 - bighairybacon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Little Martin? Good small guitar.
#151 to #137 - shonapope
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I play guitar, and my hands are tiny. It's just a matter of trying to find a way of playing that suits you..
Ukulele is still pretty cool though man.
#154 to #151 - PedoBearFTW
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Yeah, I've had guitars for years but could never get into them. I just grew attached to my cheap little ukulele haha, it's awesome.
#156 to #154 - shonapope
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I've got a Ukulele, I only learned a few songs on it, but it's so damn cute. However it's the only instrument of mine that lacks a name, so I just call it the 'cute one' for now.
#282 to #156 - PedoBearFTW
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I think I named mine Joe or Joey, I'm not quite sure haha. It's so damn adorable, though. I love playing like ACDC or Black Sabbath but I just can't take it seriously sometimes haha.
#294 to #282 - shonapope
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(04/25/2013) [-]
My friend bought me a book for my birthday called "how to play ACDC on Ukulele" I did try and learn a few songs, but I just couldn't do it, I was too busy laughing.
#297 to #294 - PedoBearFTW
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(04/25/2013) [-]
Haha yeah, Back in Black is just too adorable, it should be on a kid's show.
#134 - byodensbeard
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I feel kinda out of place. I'm a bassist.
#149 to #134 - bronywhat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
but you're not black.
#152 to #149 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
He didn't say that he's a good bassist
#164 to #152 - drldrl
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Les Claypool, Flea, Ryan Martinie, Justin Chancellor.
All of them are white, and amazing bassists.
And Claypool has top hats.
#182 to #164 - sadweyo **User deleted account**
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#259 to #134 - ICEDgrunge
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(04/24/2013) [-]
As a bassist, I found that the only flashy good songs you can play in public are slap bass songs like Can't Stop and other things like that. If you wanna showcase the bass you have to have the music backin' ya sometimes, which sucks.
#161 to #134 - spawnconnery ONLINE
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Yeah same
Yeah same
#191 to #134 - localcatbarber
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(04/24/2013) [-]
#267 to #191 - jonajon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Tell that to spawn of possession
#21 - allamericandude
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I think there's actually three types of "typical amateur guitar players": the Wonderwall-ists, the "metalhead" kids with cheap BC Riches and Line 6 amps, and the Slash wannabes. Not sure which is the worst, but every guitar player has probably been one of those at some point. Admittedly, I fell under the third category. I think I've grown past it--now I'm a Rush nerd.
#26 to #21 - biggrand
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I guess i was the metalhead kid for a bit when I'd play a lot of amon amarth and a bit of bathory or metallica, and now im not sure what i am, I almost never play anyones songs but my own unless its for jazz guitar lessons. I just play my own thing, mix of doom, sludge, black metal, jazz, blues, prog, classical, and anything else thats noisy and large sounding
#85 to #21 - hairibar
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(04/24/2013) [-]
There's another one (I used to be one of these)
People who only plays power chords, power chords, Highway To Hell, power chords and finally, power chords (did I mention power chords?)
#145 to #21 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I started playing some Police on my mother's ****** classical guitar. Then I bought an Ibanez SA260, and started playing some Van Halen, Guns N' Roses. Then, I bought a Vox VT30 amp (yeah, I played unamplified for 5 months, due do no money ^^ ).
At that point, I was learning some Iron Maiden, especially solos. Seriously, practicing Dave Murray's solos improves your skill a lot! Then I had my "full distorsion time": Megadeth, Metallica, Judas Priest...
Finally, I started to find my sound: Not a lot of distorsion, or a deep clean tone. My sound is very similar to Slash's. I'm not a guitar beast, even if I master legato, artificial harmonics, tapping... But I work a lot on my sound, I try to play "clean", to make each note count.
Sometimes I see high-skilled guitarists with a ****** ****** sound and it's a shame. They should learn how to tune their guitar and Amp first...
#148 to #21 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Yet there are many who can't afford more than a cheap guitar and a Line 6 amp. Why is it a concern one does it to learn and be able to play songs that one likes?
#199 to #148 - allamericandude
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I said "cheap BC Riches"--the little "metal" guitars with pointy bits and flames on them.
#284 to #199 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Oh ok
#204 to #21 - novemberthreeone
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I used to be the second 10 years ago, but I still use my trusty line 6. Nothing can replace that to me.
#24 to #21 - poppingpins
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I started with a lot of Beatles, then later Weezer and the Strokes. Now it's just whatever catches my interest.
I started with a lot of Beatles, then later Weezer and the Strokes. Now it's just whatever catches my interest.
#200 to #21 - pipedt
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I never learned wonderwall, never played anything of B C Rich and I hate slash. I actually started playing because I heard Dream Theater,Symphony X and Frank Gambale (Funk it up)
#51 to #21 - Gandalfthewhite ONLINE
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(04/24/2013) [-]
i bought a bc rich mockingbird because i liked it when slash played it. does that mean i was in two categories?
#67 - justxjames
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(04/24/2013) [-]
People always ask me to play Freebird.
#121 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
My guitar. Been playing for 7 years now, and it didn't help me get any girls in highschool. Maybe, it was because I was playing death metal and classic metal instead of some indie **** or punk rock/metalcore or whatever. Or maybe it's because I'm just not attractive?
#122 to #121 - anon
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(04/24/2013) [-]
So edgy dude. you definently shouldnt kill yourself because you're a massive attention whore and no one cares about your life
#123 to #122 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Well, it was more targeted to the people in the comments that are whining about how 'playing guitar never got them laid' but people don't ever look in mirrors.

Pic related, btw.
#147 to #121 - comandante
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(04/24/2013) [-]
flamingwombat, i have a friend with that same guitar. Whats your first name? Im Mauricio.
#271 to #147 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
My name is Ivan but I bought it from a friend. It's a really nice guitar.
#276 to #271 - comandante
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Oh sweet dude. glad to see its in new hands. i have heard that one personally, not comfortable to me but sounds great.
#166 to #121 - neokun
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Saddens me how low people think of themselves in this age.
#272 to #166 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I can accept the hand I've been dealt and I found a way to make them work for me.
#143 to #121 - toughactintinactin
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(04/24/2013) [-]
I've been playing for 7 years as well, same kinda style too. I just recently got good enough to learn Canon Rock and im now halfway through Wonderful Slippery Thing by Guthrie Govan. Oh and yah never got me chicks, i was too busy getting some technique and theory down, not just learning stairway or something.
#274 to #143 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Lol. Nice! Keep jamming bro and good luck!
#275 to #274 - toughactintinactin
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(04/24/2013) [-]
You too, keep it at 11 brother \m/
#185 to #121 - studbeefpile
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Bro, that Crimson Emblem is badass.
#273 to #185 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Thanks :P
#126 to #121 - echogamer
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(04/24/2013) [-]
iv been playing for 6 years, and havent gotten any girls from it. but i know how to play and im in a band that is recording a cd in two days, and im happy about it. so stop being a fag and be happy that you can do something that not many people can do.
#127 to #126 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Did I ever say I didn't enjoy it? And awesome dude when you record you I would like to listen to it. Good luck with the recording. It can be a real bitch if everyones not putting their effort.
#131 to #127 - echogamer
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(04/24/2013) [-]
tell me about it. we recorded before and the producer was a dick so it took 2 extra weeks to do. when your in the studio, its a long two weeks. this time we have 7 hours to record 5 or more songs. its going to be stressful but we are doing it live, and we have a team of people to help get things done. should be fun.

captcha: 669-3
#132 to #131 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Are you using your own amp or is your producer providing to record out of? And are you using mics or direct line-in?
#128 to #127 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Alot of spelling errors but you know what I meant.
#133 to #128 - echogamer
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(04/24/2013) [-]
im using prducers amp and i think mics. we are doing live recording and then over dubing the vocals and some of the guitar. both of which i have to do. id use my amp but they have a huge selection of amps i could use.
#136 to #133 - flamingwombat
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(04/24/2013) [-]
Nice dude. Mic recording, in my opinion, is way better sounding than a direct line in, and it sounds a bit more natural, bigger, and heavier if you want that heavier tone. Once again, good luck with the recording. Oh and maybe I should respond to your first comment. I don't play guitar to do something that a bunch of other people can't do, because anyone can do it if they are willing to put in the effort, well unless you no hands or severe athritis. But anyone can do it. I play guitar because it's just fun. It's a great stress reliever and it's a good way to make friends when you share the same passion for music and making it.
#140 to #136 - echogamer
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(04/24/2013) [-]
thanks dude, and sorry about that. i get pissed when people sday they play for the chick. it sounded like thats why you did it. but it is true that not many people can do it. it requires time to learn and understand, and as we can see, not many people have that. alot of people depend on computers to make art now. when i look at my self i see that i could have done a lot of things that where exactly opposite to where i am now. thats what i ment. not many people can say that they can play an instrument and show it to many people, in one life time.