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Pierre

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5 Reasons why you love your Guitar hero
« Reply #75 on: December 01, 2007, 07:52:51 PM »
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Same here. I NEVER learn songs, solos, licks or anything. My playing is 100%, not exaggerating, improv. I don't want to sound like anyone else.

It doesn't mean there aren't players I really appreciate.

A guitar hero isn't who you wanna be or play like. Just someone whose playing moves you or you appreciate.


I'm more like the opposite of you. I have a lot of players I love and appreciate, but NO INFLUENCE whatsoever. I play like myself. No one else.
Sorry, but statements like this seem a bit ridiculous. How do you think the greats got where they are? By studying and learning from those that came before them. Vai, for example, spent hundreds of hours learning Zappa songs and then transcribing them. Apparently Heartbreaker (solo) got him started so he probably learned a bunch of Led Zep as well. He took that foundation and from it molded his own unique style. There's a lot to learn from a lot of great players. Sorry for the rant   :oops:


I never said there isn't anything to be learnt. I just don't want to. I want to sound like myself, as I said earlier, and I want to do it the hard way, by playing stuff, not learning stuff.

It's definitely true that because of that, I may be playing stuff I hear elsewhere, but for now I'm not a good enough player to emulate most others.

When I hear 'influence' I hear 'people whose style I studied a bit and tried to take bits for myself'. Therefore I have no influences. It doesn't mean there are players I love. But there are NO other players out there I want to sound like or play like. Just me.


You find my argument ridiculous, I personally do not understand yours. It's just now how I think. Everybody thinks different.

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« Reply #76 on: December 11, 2007, 01:08:20 PM »
I've got two, but I tried and couldn't explain it. James Hetfield and Neil Young. Everything. Songwriting, tone, style, etc etc. These are my two titans.
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« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2007, 12:51:43 AM »
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Same here. I NEVER learn songs, solos, licks or anything. My playing is 100%, not exaggerating, improv. I don't want to sound like anyone else.

It doesn't mean there aren't players I really appreciate.

A guitar hero isn't who you wanna be or play like. Just someone whose playing moves you or you appreciate.


I'm more like the opposite of you. I have a lot of players I love and appreciate, but NO INFLUENCE whatsoever. I play like myself. No one else.
Sorry, but statements like this seem a bit ridiculous. How do you think the greats got where they are? By studying and learning from those that came before them. Vai, for example, spent hundreds of hours learning Zappa songs and then transcribing them. Apparently Heartbreaker (solo) got him started so he probably learned a bunch of Led Zep as well. He took that foundation and from it molded his own unique style. There's a lot to learn from a lot of great players. Sorry for the rant   :oops:


I never said there isn't anything to be learnt. I just don't want to. I want to sound like myself, as I said earlier, and I want to do it the hard way, by playing stuff, not learning stuff.

It's definitely true that because of that, I may be playing stuff I hear elsewhere, but for now I'm not a good enough player to emulate most others.

When I hear 'influence' I hear 'people whose style I studied a bit and tried to take bits for myself'. Therefore I have no influences. It doesn't mean there are players I love. But there are NO other players out there I want to sound like or play like. Just me.


You find my argument ridiculous, I personally do not understand yours. It's just now how I think. Everybody thinks different.


Everytime anyone picks up a guitar - What they play depends on certain stimuli.

These can come from the mood you're in, the music styles you like, the scales etc, which you've learned.

All these are based on other people.

Unless you're playing random notes on a blank fretboard while wearing ear plugs - You're playing something based on these stimuli - Which are all influenced by the world around you - ESPECIALLY other guitarists.
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