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> Your Guitar Playing Level, Rate your current playing level in this poll
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GMC students rate your playing level
Beginner [ 7 ] ** [6.03%]
Beginner-Intermediate [ 42 ] ** [36.21%]
Intermediate [ 42 ] ** [36.21%]
Intermediate-Advanced [ 19 ] ** [16.38%]
Advanced [ 6 ] ** [5.17%]
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Noangels
post Nov 13 2008, 02:59 PM
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I dont think any player here would vote advanced for themself(and after voting myself I can see they havnt)as Emir said the better you get the more you look at other peoples playing and think how on earth can they do that!Then when you can do that there will always be others who can out music you

Personly Emir(and a few other instructors here-Muris)sound pretty advanced to me.Emir can do Vinnie Moores tracks very well and that guitarist is a god to many!SO emir is advanced to most musicians out there,but I can see his logic and its good to see great musicians here with their feet firmly on the floor knowing that no matter how good they are now they can get better over the years and the musical goals change as you aproach them


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post Nov 13 2008, 03:17 PM
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I voted Beginner Intermediate


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post Nov 13 2008, 03:32 PM
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I feel like I'm intermediate. Both in terms of my technical ability, and my ability to improvise. I owe it all to GMC, too. Songwriting/composition is another thing entirely, and I think thats much less measurable.


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post Nov 13 2008, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (Bondy @ Nov 13 2008, 10:17 AM) *
I voted Beginner Intermediate


Same here. I've been playing almost two years, but the first one was self taught, and I didn't improve very much at all.

QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Nov 13 2008, 05:06 AM) *
I don't see a forum poll smile.gif I would click intermediate with some advanced touches


Um, Emir, you're pretty much the king of guitar. I'd say your passed advanced.
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post Nov 13 2008, 03:41 PM
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It's pretty interesting to try to put yourself into a category particularly for beginner to intermediate players particularly as a motivating factor. The biggest problem I find though is that for many guitar techniques, I would consider myself a beginner but somethings I do well to be considered intermediate. What I find is that the more advanced the material, the longer it takes for me to learn. Most beginner stuff (rating of 3 or less) I find I can't do well immediately but after a few days, I pretty much have them down. Lessons with rating of 4 I can usually do in a week or two and above that, it takes me a month or more to get if at all.

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post Nov 13 2008, 03:45 PM
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I have the same kind of thing going on, TheOldOnes; I have some things that I can do at an intermediate or maybe even advanced level, but other things that I play like a beginner. For instance, I can play Muris' Paul Gilbert Style Lesson (an advanced lesson), at least moderately well, (I had to tweak a few things) and then on some intermediate level lessons, I can't play them at all.

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post Nov 13 2008, 03:46 PM
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I said intermediate advanced... but now I think I should take it back...

It puts me WWWAAAAYYYY to close to looking like muris and emir biggrin.gif


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post Nov 13 2008, 03:50 PM
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Beginner here. Just completed the Beginner Mentor Program (MTP) but still don't consider myself Intermediate yet!


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post Nov 13 2008, 04:10 PM
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I voted Beginner-Intermediate, and if any I guess I'm more of beginner than intermnediate, one day I'll get there, but I'm having a blast in the meantime smile.gif


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post Nov 13 2008, 05:38 PM
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I voted Beginner-Intermediate because I think I have an Intermediate understand of music theory and I can play jazz standarts that need a bit of interpretation skills but when it comes technique like Alternate Picking and more fast picking I'm still beginner I just played with my fingers since I started playing guitar even when I bought an electric I continued to play with my fingers now I started to practice with a pick and it's going extremely well thanks to GMC lessons! tongue.gif


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post Nov 13 2008, 05:38 PM
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Beginner-Intermediate. Still trying to iron out problems with my playing and trying to get rid of weaknesses (Like trying and failing to play raining blood and Sweep picking mad.gif )


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post Nov 13 2008, 05:56 PM
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Mmmm, I don't know what I have to vote...Could be an Intermediate-Advanced...I don't know.
I think the poll has to give an example of each level with a video or audio example.

Or maybe a little description on the topics that each level can manage.

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post Nov 13 2008, 10:55 PM
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I think the 2 people who have voted advanced for themself have to prove it!lol


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post Nov 13 2008, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (Noangels @ Nov 13 2008, 10:55 PM) *
I think the 2 people who have voted advanced for themself have to prove it!lol


Surely. But it might be that they didn't read the thread first about Pedja and Emir rating themselves. I voted Beginner-Intermed, but only after measuring myself in my head to vote for the one that suits me.

Sometimes I feel like wow, i'm rocking advanced because I could finally play f#phrygian-bminor solo from Gabriel which is a bit more shreddy stuff at level 7 but then again I suck at Muris's fusion lessons and Ivan's uncomparable phrasing. So I almost clicked intermed-advanced but luckily I was more careful after all. happy.gif


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post Nov 14 2008, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ Nov 13 2008, 05:56 PM) *
Mmmm, I don't know what I have to vote...Could be an Intermediate-Advanced...I don't know.
I think the poll has to give an example of each level with a video or audio example.

Or maybe a little description on the topics that each level can manage.

Yes. I absolutely agree. Every person has a different idea of what means beginner, intermediate and advanced.

I mean. If one just look at the mass of guitar players that just know to strum a few chords and play 3-4 songs I am quite sure that almost no one in GMC can rate himself/herself as beginner.

If one, on the other hand, reserve the advanced word for guys like Steve Vai, Gus G or Yngwie Malmsteen, then most people would hardly consider themselves beyond intermediate.


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post Nov 14 2008, 01:27 AM
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If Emir considers himself intermediate, then I am smelly...very smelly... smile.gif

Actually, Emir and Muris are advanced players for sure. Emir is being humble. Both of these guys are world class good. There will always be someone who is better, or who simply plays differently style-wise.

Steve Morse constantly carries on about how good Eric Johnson is. Eric Johnson thinks Scotty Anderson is a monster. They play differently, yet are all monsters.

You can reach a level of technical ability where you can really rip, and may be a master at a certain style(s). But there will always be another who is a master of a different style that you feel you can learn from. That doesn't necessarily make him better, just different. Even a player who plays in the same style as you will play something interesting to you. Everyone is as different as their own personalities.

Muris and Emir can shred with the best of them.

Compared to them...I am smelly... smile.gif

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Voted myself as still beginner. Not absolute, but feel I still fit this category. I think every player can find some area of their playing that they feel needs work. I would like to think that there is always room for improvement.. smile.gif


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I feel I am intermediate to the rest of world, but beginner-intermediate on GMC- I get stumped on even the simplest of Muris' lessons and quite a few of the GMC lessons catagorized as beginner(level 3 and under)


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post Nov 14 2008, 03:12 AM
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this all depends on what advanced is. truly advanced at guitar would mean that you are advanced in all main styles of music. Eddie Van Halen is probably not advanced, I don't think he's mastered soul, death metal, or neo-classical. Same goes for Angus Young, Jimmy Page, etc. So there might not even be a truly advanced player in the world. But in shredding, some like Muris and Emir are advanced, and in blues Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn are advanced.

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post Nov 14 2008, 03:14 AM
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QUOTE (g-forcelover @ Nov 14 2008, 02:12 AM) *
this all depends on what advanced is. truly advanced at guitar would mean that you are advanced in all main styles of music. Eddie Van Halen is probably not advanced, I don't think he's mastered soul, death metal, or neo-classical. Same goes for Angus Young, Jimmy Page, etc. So there might not even be a truly advanced player in the world. But in shredding, some like Muris and Emir are advanced, and in blues Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn are advanced.


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