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post Dec 29 2007, 06:01 PM
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Curious:
Whenever you tell someone you play the guitar, they always go on 'Can you play a song for me?'
What do you play them?

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post Dec 29 2007, 09:48 PM
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QUOTE (maxwelldewitte @ Dec 30 2007, 06:01 AM) *
Curious:
Whenever you tell someone you play the guitar, they always go on 'Can you play a song for me?'
What do you play them?

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Yes, they do. I play something simple like Stairway to Heaven smile.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 11:01 PM
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well, i dont learn songs that much anymore, but i usually play them Canon Rock, or I'm Alright, or Sweet Child O Mine tongue.gif

otherwise i just improvise to them biggrin.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 11:16 PM
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welll if im asked to play a song............the best way to get out of it is............i play you sing soooo what song we doing ............and i will just start out playing ratt lay it down and that usualy gets them off subject................fun song to play though most of ratt out of the celler songs are fun to play imo


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post Dec 29 2007, 11:29 PM
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Arrgh! yea dont you just hate it when people do that to ya! Especially when they dont really know you and they find out you play the guitar and they go "ooh I got a guitar, I`ll go get it and you can play something for us" they appear with the oldest, nastiest, kids (i mean lil kids) sized acoustic guitar, the strings are a 1000 years old and a mile off the fretboard, they give it to you, sit down and say "go on then, play us a song!" blink.gif

I usually just strum a bit of Bryan adams or Bon Jovi in that case thats after I`ve spent a while tuning the thing coz its never been in tune in its life!

But if they are at my house and its all my stuff then I`ll whack a backing track on of some description and play along with that, anything really, Joe satch etc nothing that I`ve got labelled to play to other people when they ask smile.gif

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post Dec 29 2007, 11:40 PM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 29 2007, 02:29 PM) *
Arrgh! yea dont you just hate it when people do that to ya! Especially when they dont really know you and they find out you play the guitar and they go "ooh I got a guitar, I`ll go get it and you can play something for us" they appear with the oldest, nastiest, kids (i mean lil kids) sized acoustic guitar, the strings are a 1000 years old and a mile off the fretboard, they give it to you, sit down and say "go on then, play us a song!" blink.gif

I usually just strum a bit of Bryan adams or Bon Jovi in that case thats after I`ve spent a while tuning the thing coz its never been in tune in its life!

But if they are at my house and its all my stuff then I`ll whack a backing track on of some description and play along with that, anything really, Joe satch etc nothing that I`ve got labelled to play to other people when they ask smile.gif


In general other peoples guitars make me play crap, I end up completely uncomfortable and unable to play anything.

This is bad for guitar shops laugh.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 11:41 PM
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i'v play just 4 month so nothing yet

maybe jingle bell,,lowe me tender..but just first 1 minute
then jonn fruscitane song and maybe some power chord start with Kris 101 lesson and now i'm create some power chord stuff by my self like exersizes laugh.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 11:49 PM
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I tell them I don't know any songs and I am not going to play you anything. laugh.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 11:50 PM
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you must do some folk famous songs any one heard for that and they will telling you are a good players. thats the way they are


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:03 AM
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I start with Romance and then Lagrima, which I thank Kosei for posting.

Then I play a classical arangement that I put together.

Then I play this

http://youtube.com/watch?v=37k_Ri1XxEc

then a guitar version of Piano man by Billy Joel, then some beatles songs (across the universe, yesterday, with a little help from my friends, while my guitar gently weeps)

then a jazz arrangement of LOVE by nat king cole while I sing it.

this all depends on what kind of guitar I have also. If someone hands me an ibanez I'll just do some fingertapping whatever...



QUOTE (Hisham @ Dec 29 2007, 02:50 PM) *
you must do some folk famous songs any one heard for that and they will telling you are a good players. thats the way they are


yes, actually. thats pretty much all you have to do lol.

Its sad. ive played the paul gilbert lesson in front of folks before and no one cared, and then I just strummed "good riddance" by green day and all of the sudden I'm a "good guitar player"


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:04 AM
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Under the Bridge wink.gif

I used to play something like Bold As Love or maybe a Cold Shot, but they were like - what is that...ignorants.... smile.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:53 AM
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QUOTE (Spiderusalem @ Dec 29 2007, 05:03 PM) *
Its sad. ive played the paul gilbert lesson in front of folks before and no one cared, and then I just strummed "good riddance" by green day and all of the sudden I'm a "good guitar player"


yeah i hate that too sad.gif mad.gif mad.gif mad.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 12:58 AM
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Something i think they will despise, and usually do, like Necrophagist songs, Cannibal Corpse, Death, Daylight Dies, Arch Enemy.

I think its funny to see there reaction smile.gif
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post Dec 30 2007, 01:03 AM
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Thank God no one has never asked me to play anything biggrin.gif I wouldn't know what to play, maybe enter sandman hahha biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 02:57 AM
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On one hand you want to tell them: Yes! I play the guitar!
But on the other hand you're afraid of the big question.
I'm still looking for some songs that satisfy their thirst and also show my level of guitar playing.

And I'm very glad you all understand the horridness ! biggrin.gif
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post Dec 30 2007, 03:07 AM
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If it's an older person like my grandparents ( who I played for on Christmas Eve) I'll just play some clean stuff, maybe some neoclassical stuff at the most. But if it's any one closer to my age, I'll play whatever the heck I feel like, all the way from face-melting metal to some blues; and I don't care what they think cool.gif

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post Dec 30 2007, 06:35 AM
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QUOTE (SLASH91 @ Dec 29 2007, 06:07 PM) *
If it's an older person like my grandparents ( who I played for on Christmas Eve) I'll just play some clean stuff, maybe some neoclassical stuff at the most. But if it's any one closer to my age, I'll play whatever the heck I feel like, all the way from face-melting metal to some blues; and I don't care what they think cool.gif


How about some face melting blues?


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post Dec 30 2007, 08:25 AM
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I usually play one of my own songs smile.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 29 2007, 10:29 PM) *
Arrgh! yea dont you just hate it when people do that to ya! Especially when they dont really know you and they find out you play the guitar and they go "ooh I got a guitar, I`ll go get it and you can play something for us" they appear with the oldest, nastiest, kids (i mean lil kids) sized acoustic guitar, the strings are a 1000 years old and a mile off the fretboard, they give it to you, sit down and say "go on then, play us a song!" blink.gif

I usually just strum a bit of Bryan adams or Bon Jovi in that case thats after I`ve spent a while tuning the thing coz its never been in tune in its life!

But if they are at my house and its all my stuff then I`ll whack a backing track on of some description and play along with that, anything really, Joe satch etc nothing that I`ve got labelled to play to other people when they ask smile.gif


Oh wow, everything here holds true for me also. Recently this girl came home from travelling the world, shes never in the UK for more than a couple months. She asked how my guitar practice was going, and I said yeah its going really well and that id progressed alot since we last spoke.

She asked me what songs I can play now, I said that I dont play other peoples songs and that I concentrate on learning guitar the correct way through learning techniques, theory and such and useing exercises.

She replied "oh, well I would have thought you could have played something bye now" dry.gif rolleyes.gif And that she prefers the sound of an acoustic guitar because you can play it at partys mellow.gif I felt really quite insulted actually, considering the amount of time and effort I have put into my studies. Of course I didnt bother argueing. I did try to explain that the tehnical level of any of her Pop songs would take me about five minutes to pick up, and that I needed something substancial to practice daily.

Also this is the same girl who when I showed her paul gilbert she said "oh thats rubbish all he can do is play really fast huh.gif " and that she wanted to hear some teenage boy band.

So in summary, in future if people ask me if i play guitar I say no tongue.gif


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post Dec 31 2007, 01:43 AM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ Dec 30 2007, 01:41 AM) *
She replied "oh, well I would have thought you could have played something bye now" dry.gif rolleyes.gif And that she prefers the sound of an acoustic guitar because you can play it at partys mellow.gif I felt really quite insulted actually, considering the amount of time and effort I have put into my studies. Of course I didnt bother argueing. I did try to explain that the tehnical level of any of her Pop songs would take me about five minutes to pick up, and that I needed something substancial to practice daily.

Also this is the same girl who when I showed her paul gilbert she said "oh thats rubbish all he can do is play really fast huh.gif " and that she wanted to hear some teenage boy band.

So in summary, in future if people ask me if i play guitar I say no tongue.gif


AHHHHHHH!!!!!! GOD THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME *tears some hair out*

Short story: I recently was asked to teach a friend a "Paramore" song, so what I did was have her listen through the first half, then I said "ok, now hum the guitar part of the song AFTER the lyrics kick in" and she couldn't do it. My Point: pop guitar is generic, soulless, unidentifiable background noise fluff. But all of you knew that already.

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