Guitarists - Support Group

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Sam, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Guitar Nado

    Guitar Nado Valued Member

    Tony Iommi is so great. His riffs are well known but to 100% replicate his style is very difficult. I guess if you know his physical limitations and adjustments to overcome them it puts it into perspective that it is not a normal guitarist you are trying to copy. To me the first 4 (or 5) Sabbath albums have a unique quality pretty much unmatched by anything else. To me they are special. I think these albums have spawned about 4 or 5 subgenres of metal (at least).

    Regarding Neil Young, I have been searching for the Steve Terreberry break down of Neil Young style guitar playing, but I guess it is gone now. He had a massively accurate mockery of Neil Young's lead guitar style.

    He has a few tunes I think are cool for sure, but he is an example of someone who is bad on guitar, bad at singing, but somehow is able to write and record a pretty substantial amount of great songs. I mean seriously there are about 1000 far greater guitar players or vocalists I could come up with, yet Young has recorded probably a dozen songs that even as a non-fan I have to admit are pretty good.
  2. wcrane

    wcrane Valued Member

    Well, my recital went well Saturday night. Managed to play my song without any errors. Very different hearing myself amplified as I usually play acoustically. Was great to see and hear the kids and teens perform as they are the future musicians of our world. Looking forward to some great guitar concerts in the near future, Rodrigo Y Gabriela in August and Tomatito in October.
  3. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Total noob question!

    I finally got my guitars out of storage and aim to restring them and get playing again! Remembered I had a ton of strings and dug them out too...but what the heck are these strings? Acoustic, electric, both??? I have a few other packs and they say acoustic or electric on, but not these. The bottom left ones are from the pack on the top left.

    Thanks...need to rip through some Black Flag and Circle Jerks.

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  4. Guitar Nado

    Guitar Nado Valued Member

    The Top left 3 pack box is for acoustic strings, so if you had the right strings in that box the ones below it should be also. The 2 packs on the right are electric guitar.
  5. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Thanks mate!

    Yeah. They're the right ones, I took 'em out of the box.

    Thankfully got tons of strings handy for the acoustic and electrics, I'm bound to snap some when restringing. Loads of banjo strings bass though!

    Miss playing my Epiphone Flying V...tacky as hell, but fast neck and nice to play.
  6. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    I am looking for new guitar. Not sure what I should get. Preferably a Martin or Yamaha
  7. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    What resources do you lot use for learning?

    I'm thinking of signing up for playthisriff. It's less than a tenner (dollars) a month and has videos and tabs for various metal and punk songs and lessons given by the band member. The lessons aren't just "how to play my song" but other stuff and ideas that the guitarist uses in their music.

    Seems ok for less than a tenner.

    I've learned to play some Voivod already from the freebies section.
  8. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Now there's a blast (beat) from the past!
  9. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    They're still going strong! Newsted played with them for a bit after he left that Mulletica, it left them with one member who could actually play.

    Terrible video but one of the most talented and innovative thrash bands out there.
  10. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    When you say terrible, I presume you mean awesome! :D

    Yeah, they always had a kind of grinding groove, which was more interesting than the normal straight-ahead blasts.
  11. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Thrash and punk bands should never do videos unless it's a live or pretend live video. I've honestly stopped listening to bands after seeing their "official video" on youtube or Noisy Mothers (had to google the name of that) MTV/Beavis and Butthead back in the day.

    They're basically a group of prog-rockers who play thrash. Big Pink Floyd fans.
  12. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    Spoilsport, I loved the awful animation in that Voivod video!

    Ah, Noisy Mothers... forgotten all about that...
  13. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Not as good as the Suicidal Tendencies Institutionalized video!

    God, there was some great stuff back then...remember Snub TV? Think it was a BBC2 thing. Used to routinely have extreme metal, good indie bands, hardcore and that. Great show.
  14. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio

    I love me a bot of Suicidal Tendencies! Don't remember Snub TV though, just Headbanger's ball (taped it off a neighbour who had Sky) and Noisy Mothers (seem to remember the host being annoying).
  15. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    For songs I generally just type (name of song) guitar lesson into YouTube. For technique and theory stuff, Rusty Cooley's Shred Guitar Manifesto is great for left hand technique, I like some of the theory stuff from both Truefire and Lick Library, I'm currently going through the Chord Encyclopedia: Triads disc from LL and it's really great. For rock and metal rhythm Gemini Guitar does really good and cheap download programmes, that are really accessible and sound like you'd want to play.
  16. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Snub was great. There's bits 'n' bobs on Youtube...actually think my mate's band was on it once. Have to ask him.

    Old ST are great and the first album is still a favourite of mine. The next few weren't bad too, not a fan of their newer stuff so much. Ah, I miss the days of multiple flannel shirts and bandanas!

    The annoying host? The bloke, Krusher? Yeah...a bit.


    Thanks Ben. Just had a super quick look at them (having problems with Gemini Guitar's site)...some good stuff. There's a heck of a lot of stuff on Lick Library. Do you subscribe?
  17. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    I used to subscribe, but I found it was impossible to do enough to make it value for money. If you sign up for the free membership they'll send you an email for a 2 for 1 sale every couple of months which is much more cost effective for me.
  18. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Same with Truefire.
  19. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Ok. Seemed pretty decent to 10 notes a month.
  20. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Which is OK if you use it a lot. What I found was that in reality I'd only get through 4-6 DVDs worth of material in a year (if I was lucky). With the sales that only costs me £40-60 a year and there's no time pressure, so if you're busy at work and don't play much one month you've lost nothing. The Truefire sales can be ridiculously cheap too.

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