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Marc_Maiden
post Sep 4 2009, 07:21 PM
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so the other day i found a guitarist and drummer to play with out of craigslist

the guitarist said he was good...that he has been playing for 5-6 years so i thought cool he might be good enough to play with...







we meet up and start jamming.....the guitarist starts playing some funky progression....i ask him



"what note are you playing?"


he says "5"




i say "Ok the 5 chord of what key?"



he says "no no no 5!"


i say " what are you talking about?!?!? 5 is a number!!!! give me a LETTER!"

he points to his fretboard and says "5!!!!!!!!!!"

and then says "dont you know how to play guitar?"


"D is a note...5 is not a note...."


i just then left.


take this as a suggestion to all beginning guitarists: LEARN AT LEAST ENOUGH THEORY TO KNOW THE NOTES OF YOUR GUITAR



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i say "....do you mean a D chord?!?!?...you are playing a D chord!!!!!!!!!!!"


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post Sep 4 2009, 08:05 PM
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post Sep 4 2009, 08:08 PM
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LOL what a story smile.gif hahahah Reminds me of some video of Metallica where James is pointing "this and that fret" to Kirk smile.gif

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I wouldn't let such a trivial thing ruin a possibly awesome Jam Session!

I wouldn't let such a trivial thing ruin a possibly awesome Jam Session!


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You mean this Bogdan



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lol, poor ol Kirk, its always funny laugh.gif


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The sad thing of it is that there some "Pro" musicians in the same situation


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post Sep 5 2009, 10:06 PM
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Well, if the player came with you with an attitude "don't you know how to play a guitar?" he's just acting uncool.


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post Sep 5 2009, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Sep 4 2009, 09:10 PM) *
You mean this Bogdan
"video"


Haha this fret, then this fret, then this fret. laugh.gif


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QUOTE (superize @ Sep 4 2009, 09:10 PM) *
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post Sep 5 2009, 11:38 PM
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QUOTE (Chokehold @ Sep 5 2009, 11:12 PM) *
Haha this fret, then this fret, then this fret. laugh.gif


ahhaha awesome video! smile.gif I always end up laughing laugh.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 12:31 AM
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Which one of Andrew's theory lessons will teach me how to play a 5?


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post Sep 6 2009, 12:47 AM
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I think we need to start a collab in the key of 5 minor


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post Sep 6 2009, 12:54 AM
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The story about "5" is really funny smile.gif That happens to people that start learning guitar from the end. I know the guy who knows the whole Paul Gilbert instructional video but doesn't know how simple open C major chord looks like. Knowing at least basics of theory is a must for every musician. I agree there 100%

About Kirk's video, this happens to everybody sometimes. I can just imagine how many hours they spend in that studio. Even simple things become hard to understand when you work 15 hours a day. James didn't show him that part properly btw smile.gif He played different in slow tempo then he did more strokes in the faster tempo. That probably confused Kirk.


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Ive spent fifteen years avoiding theory and just learning Oasis songs! Now Im learning it its like "ahhhhh! I see!" everyday is a eureka moment!
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haha, people use different representation systems! smile.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 07:04 PM
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I wouldn't let that ruin a jam session, but then again.. I don't know the theory behind all the chords I'm playing either laugh.gif So I'd probably know what he was talking about tongue.gif
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post Sep 6 2009, 07:28 PM
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hahaha im sure you know that major and minor is right? because that guy didnt tongue.gif


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post Sep 6 2009, 07:35 PM
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Marc your story is hilarious man, I would have started crying from laughing laugh.gif


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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Sep 6 2009, 08:28 PM) *
hahaha im sure you know that major and minor is right? because that guy didnt tongue.gif

Ok, you got me.. I actually know that blink.gif biggrin.gif
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