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    Group guitarness thread


    I guess we have a fair few folk here who play guitar at different levels. Maybe let's discuss and stuff, okay?

    Do you play guitar?

    What kinds of guitars do you own?

    How long have you played?

    What type of music do you play?

    Do you write music?

    What's your favourite piece to play?

    Any recommendations for songs to learn?

    What are you learning at the moment?

    Pick or no?

    Tab or sheet music?

    Sing along or silent?

    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?

    Other comments?

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    Do you play guitar?

    For liberal interpretations of the word "play", yes.


    What kinds of guitars do you own?

    Just a classical guitar at the moment (Cordoba C7).


    How long have you played?

    Bought an electric guitar 10 years ago to impress a girl. She never even visited. Didn't really take to the electric guitar and didn't play it much. Bought the classical guitar last year since I needed a new hobby. Been playing a bit more since.


    What type of music do you play?

    Anything melodic. Mainly classical stuff and Spanish stuff. Trying to pick up some flamenco techniques; frustrating but fun.


    Do you write music?

    Not really no. I don't know enough of the theory. I improvise a little but wouldn't call it writing music.


    What's your favourite piece to play?



    ... but I'm still trying to get my fingers around it. I'm not happy with it yet.


    Any recommendations for songs to learn?

    That one above. It's not very difficult. Here's some tab.


    What are you learning at the moment?

    All the songs, really. I still haven't learnt one to a level I'm happy with. But at the moment, a version of "Malagueña" (long-term project), "Comptine d'un autre été : L'Après-Midi", "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" ... hmm ... I always wanted to learn a full arrangement of Moonlight Sonata or Fur Elise but I don't have the patience for the former or the skill for the latter.


    Pick or no?

    No.


    Tab or sheet music?

    Tab.


    Sing along or silent?

    Silent.


    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?

    Fuck you, no microphone.

    That said though, I think the process of trying to record a reasonable/full version of a song is a good exercise since it forces you to work on the shitty bits you don't like and also you hear things differently when played back.


    Other comments?

    I'm really terrible at a cold start on a guitar. It can take me quite a long time before my fingers don't feel heavy and stuff. Which sort of sucks especially when someone hands you a guitar and says "play something".

    Also I'm constantly paranoid that my guitar is out of tune since I don't have a tuner.

    And all I can hear are the mistakes. I think that's probably holding me back a bit since if I stumble, I fall.

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    Do you play guitar?

    I play with a guitar. I don't mean that in a douchey way. I claim all possible interpretations of the preceding statement as intended.

    What kinds of guitars do you own?

    Electric. It's a Jackson. Something from the 'Kelly' body style.

    How long have you played?

    As much as three hours in a go.

    What type of music do you play?

    That's a very generous description.

    Do you write music?

    I compose.

    What's your favourite piece to play?

    Whatever springs to mind. I improvise mostly.

    Any recommendations for songs to learn?

    Nope.

    What are you learning at the moment?

    That I haven't played with my guitar in a while. It sounds lonely.

    Pick or no?

    Sometimes.

    Tab or sheet music?

    Wut?

    Sing along or silent?

    Silent. I need to concentrate.

    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?

    ...no...

    Other comments?[/QUOTE]
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    Do you play guitar?

    YES.

    What kinds of guitars do you own?

    Air guitar.

    How long have you played?

    Born with it.

    What type of music do you play?

    Elevator, waiting room, crowded bus, chinese supermarket.

    What's your favourite piece to play?

    Whatever makes me look best.

    Any recommendations for songs to learn?



    What are you learning at the moment?

    Air violin.

    Pick or no?

    Full contact!

    Tab or sheet music?

    I do it with my eyes closed.

    Sing along or silent?

    Face singing.

    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?

    Only live performances.
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    Do you play guitar?

    technically

    What kinds of guitars do you own?

    nylon, strat

    How long have you played?

    20 years? jesus

    What type of music do you play?

    some of everything, mostly folk singer/songwriter I guess

    Do you write music?

    yes

    What's your favourite piece to play?



    Any recommendations for songs to learn?

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------->^^^

    What are you learning at the moment?

    tracking some stuff for an album, in the vein of miguel

    Pick or no?

    false dichotomy

    Tab or sheet music?

    false fucking dichotomy but i'm going with mingus and saying "ear"

    Sing along or silent?

    going to slap you

    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?

    buy our album you literal hitlers

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ar...rg/id867713747

    or just enjoy this instrumental version of our song from my friend's wedding video



    Other comments?

    eventually

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    just gonna leave this here


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    I'm having gear shipped back to me soon. My axe has been collecting dust for awhile, it'll take me a few months to get my chops back, but I desperately need a project so I figure it might as well be music. Being mostly away from a computer screen is part of the point.

    What kinds of guitars do you own?

    Ibanez SZ320 and some cheapo acoustic. Amp is a Peavey Delta Blues combo.

    How long have you played?

    a decade on and off

    What type of music do you play?

    what I listen to.. metal, prog, jazz, funk, avant garde

    Do you write music?

    I have some stuff written out on an old computer that will not see the light of day as-is

    What's your favourite piece to play?

    I've played Sleep by the Dixie Dregs possibly the most, it's short.

    Pick or no?

    pick, but I sometimes use my fingers for chords. Striking the strings all at once can have a more desirable effect than strumming. But I never bothered to arpeggiate with fingers.

    Tab or sheet music?

    I've done both

    Sing along or silent?

    Never gave singing a real shot.

    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?

    Maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utisz View Post
    Also I'm constantly paranoid that my guitar is out of tune since I don't have a tuner.
    I'll leave this here.

    --Mention of these things is so taboo, they aren't even allowed a name for the prohibition. It is just not done.

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    I have a beat-up old acoustic I bought with my last schizophrenia bux while I was living in a halfway house. It's sat in my closet for most of the last few years but I just got it out a few weeks ago and have it sitting next to my desk, just picking it up and strumming chords from time to time. Just getting the callouses back.

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    Do you play guitar?
    I suppose

    What kinds of guitars do you own?
    An ancient fender acoustic, a Washburn, and a Breedlove.

    How long have you played?
    Cowboy chords and sing along for a few years in my twenties. Got serious the last year or two.

    What type of music do you play?
    Whatever, but mostly fingerstyle accompaniment to singing recently.

    Do you write music?
    I have, but I'm just a hack who likes to invent music for kicks really.

    What's your favourite piece to play?
    Favorite is definitely to just strum and sing along to "Piano Man". It's not hard, but it's damned fun.

    Any recommendations for songs to learn?
    Well duh! Piano man. Easy to learn, infinite mileage (if you can sing).

    What are you learning at the moment?
    Well, I started learning "Deep River Blues" fingerstyle, but after getting it somewhat down started bastardising and playing around with it until now I couldn't play the original, only my played around with bastardised version, for which the words and melody to Deep River no longer fit. In other words, at some point I stopped being serious for the song because I liked the blues style too much, and couldn't help just playing around with it.

    Pick or no?
    Sometimes flat pick, more often fingers and thumb pick, sometimes just fingers, and sometimes fingerpicks with thumb pick, and sometimes fingerpicks and no thumb pick. I have 3 different types of finger picks, and they all annoy me as either too loose or too pinchy. However, I can't keep clean unbroken nails to save my life and sometimes flesh is just too muted.

    Tab or sheet music?
    I do either, but am good at neither. I basically just memorize or play by ear whatever I'm learning, and use tab or sheet music as an early guide.

    Sing along or silent?
    Mostly sing along, but if I'm learning a new song, I start with simple chords and singing... then I cut out the singing and focus on making the guitar stand on it's own.. then I bring the singing back in on top of it slowly until I lose the pat your head rub your stomach feeling you get when you're trying to sing while playing something with any complexity.

    Maybe post a vid of you playing or something?
    Nah. For some reason, that just feels uncool and uncomfortable here.

    Other comments?
    I find it difficult to discuss things like playing an instrument. It's a very private affair for me typically, and discussions feel like such a dick measuring contest. You inevitably feel either unworthy or dickish in such discussions for some reason. There's always someone far worse or far better than you at such things, and I don't like the vibe that creates?
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