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In my opinion Jake Shimabukuro is just the best Ukulele player in the world :D
I have been to one of his concerts and even met him once in a music store. ;)

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That's a beauty there man!
I myself have a MIJ Fender strat, and I heart it <33
Got it for cheap for about $700 on craigslist instead of having to go to Japan
and threw in custom pickups :-P

Can't say I'm very good >.>, I'm trying to learn Cliffs of Dover at the moment, but some of the triplet rhythms are tough :?

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Ive never tried playing Guitar Hero but i do play with peoples mouthes on a daily basis. Does that count as a hobby?

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Cliffs of Dover? That's like a Grade 8 piece, if you're not that good try and learn something easier, like Guns and Roses, very good for dexterity and fast picking.

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^The harder parts I skipped - er well, played them slower.

I'm fairly proficient with songs like that though. I'm left handed and play right-handed, so I can play legato well. It's some of the staccato that I've tried improving with it.

Not like I can play it live or anything :-P , it's just great to learn to improve economic picking, learning some cool licks, and learning to apply some of the very cool colour notes he uses, like augmented 5ths/major 3rds in Aeolian etc.

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I'd like to point out I know absolutely no music theory.
Like, whatsoever. Hah, I need to learn scales, but at the moment I'm quite satisfied with trying to get the speed up on my solos. I'm self taught, so haven't thought of using much web resource. Just tabs, and Guitar Pro is nice.

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I PLAY GUITAR. and @zenze eh that guy is okay, hes not spectacular. anyone can buy a nice distortion pedal and practice a song xD

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I play guitar but my only fans are my children. I studied guitar theory for a few years and was getting to the point where I could differentiate notes by tone. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I got caught up in school and couldn't handle doing both at the same time.

I never got into playing covers but I can still play to a good beat, but never the same thing twice. That is why I really enjoy jazz, even the same song is different the next time you hear it.

I mostly played the blues and rock. Stevie Ray Vaughn is definitely, in my opinion, the greatest guitar player of all time. I in no way compare to him and just play guitar occasionally to entertain the kids. In my opinion, if you can learn guitar theory (scales, cords, tune your own guitar without help, etc.), you can learn advanced math as well. That is, if you’re not high as a kite every time you pick up an instrument.

If you can afford private lessons teaching scales and cords, do it. You will learn 10 times faster and won't need to play other peoples stuff. That’s my 2 cents.
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hehe i started off playing blues and i myself do enjoy jazz/blues/postrock/blahblah.

if you ever need any help/suggestions w/ guitar (or piano) id be happy to help, ive been playing for five years

&also @cammel nice guitar :] gj with getting a nice gibson

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Hey Cyclo, have you heard of a band called Voodoo Blue

It's a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band based out of Fort Worth. The guy actually sings like SRV and the music is pretty good.
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[quote=""Soccerman771""]
It's a Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band based out of Fort Worth. The guy actually sings like SRV and the music is pretty good.[/quote]
Seems slightly strange having a SRV tribute band when the man just wanted to be Hendrix.
And Tatl damn, I would ask for some tips but you don't seem to play the same genre as me, I mean there's a huge difference between Jazzy stuff and Metal.
I've been playing about 4 years, but the first two of those were me having a guitar just because it's cool, only in recent years have I actually started finding it incredibly rewarding.

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IMO SRV>>>Hendrix. Both died young and battled drug problems. Both had similar music/guitar styles and I know SRV couldn't read sheet music. I don't think he wanted to be Jimi, I just think JH's music was the closest to what he enjoyed playing. SRV's blues are some of the best ever...
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Soccer, he openly admitted he wished he could be Hendrix. He learnt Hendrix's songs note for note and played them at his concerts.

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haha well i do occasionally play some dethklok/children of bodom/systemofadown

hopefully those are metal :]

and tbh i think hendrix > SRV, srv was great and all but to me jimi just played with more feeling..

but as for me my favorite guitarists (in no particular order) happen to be randy rhoads, buckethead, kurt cobain (yes, kurtcobain aha), bob dylan, and jonny greenwood


rhoads playing is just amazing to me. he really took off when he started playing with ozzy. sadly he died in a plane crash :/

buckethead is just bizarre in alot of his songs, but thats okay because when he plays good he really delivers :D

kurt cobain was just brilliant imho

bobdylan ahaha. i happen to really like his strumming patterns :] alot

sir greenwood adds alot to radiohead, and he always seems to provide some sort of "unique" or original sort of melodies.

thats just my two cents, im not sure why i decided to type all this haha

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