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post Jun 16 2009, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE (berko @ Jun 16 2009, 02:42 PM) *
What did you play there? ohmy.gif ohmy.gif


I played Race With Destiny by Vinnie Moore. That year we were allowed to play covers. There is a video but really bad quality. That was recorded with some very strange camera by a friend of mine. The file is 600mb (7 min clip) and I have never found a codec that can convert it to something else but smaller.


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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 16 2009, 04:44 PM) *
I played Race With Destiny by Vinnie Moore. That year we were allowed to play covers. There is a video but really bad quality. That was recorded with some very strange camera by a friend of mine. The file is 600mb (7 min clip) and I have never found a codec that can convert it to something else but smaller.

What did you think of the experience Emir??? Was there a lot of pressure?? If I was ever in one of those competitions I see myself walking out on stage.....plugging my guitar in......looking up at the crowd.......crapping my pants......then exiting stage left.... tongue.gif laugh.gif

I'd become a youtube LEGEND.......Just not the kind of legend I'd want to be..... tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Jun 16 2009, 04:53 PM) *
What did you think of the experience Emir??? Was there a lot of pressure?? If I was ever in one of those competitions I see myself walking out on stage.....plugging my guitar in......looking up at the crowd.......crapping my pants......then exiting stage left.... tongue.gif laugh.gif

I'd become a youtube LEGEND.......Just not the kind of legend I'd want to be..... tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


haha, no man there was no pressure. I was going through a really hard time that year. The fees for my school were really high and I had to find a way to pay it. I was all alone in the UK. The reason I applied for that competition was only to win. I was pretty confident. The song was really hard though. When I've done it I sold all the stuff I got and paid the university. If I had the money I would have never enter such thing.


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post Jun 16 2009, 05:03 PM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 16 2009, 04:59 PM) *
haha, no man there was no pressure. I was going through a really hard time that year. The fees for my school were really high and I had to find a way to pay it. I was all alone in the UK. The reason I applied for that competition was only to win. I was pretty confident. The song was really hard though. When I've done it I sold all the stuff I got and paid the university. If I had the money I would have never enter such thing.

Really??? So you didn't really enjoy it? Do you think it helped your career? I wish you had a good video of it......I'll bet you rocked the house. I KNOW YOU DID!!!! smile.gif
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post Jun 16 2009, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Jun 16 2009, 05:03 PM) *
Really??? So you didn't really enjoy it? Do you think it helped your career? I wish you had a good video of it......I'll bet you rocked the house. I KNOW YOU DID!!!! smile.gif


It is always mentioned everywhere but I am not sure whether it helped in the career. When someone reads about it maybe they give me more respect but I still cost the same when I play a gig smile.gif

And yes, I think I rocked that place. Some famous guitar magazines wrote about it. Also to mention that the competition was called "Guitar Hero UK" that year and it wasn't international. Then they changed the name to Guitar Idol.


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That's a pretty cool story Emir, you rock man smile.gif


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post Jun 17 2009, 12:25 AM
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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 16 2009, 12:40 AM) *
This year the online voting decided about the overall winner and the rest was the judges choice. Not really fair. I knew that online voting would result that Chinese or similar can only win. If only his street clicked, there you have 100.000 votes if not more smile.gif


Classic Emir laugh.gif

Anyhow, thanks A LOT for your support guys and let me tell you what.,
one guy from Lick Library told me that I was 2nd by votes
which means you guys did a hell of a job so my huuuge appreciation! smile.gif

So, contest is over, one more experience in my bag
but unfortunately it was pretty similar like the last year,
no sound check and I HATE to waste someone else's time tweaking the amp
so I just plugged in, did few turns and that it.
But that was not the end of all troubles. biggrin.gif
Backing track (synhts, some loops etc ) was so LOUD in monitors,
I barely heard my self playing in chorus section, when choir is on.
And what I hear now, there was almost none backing in master mix,
it sounds so poor, the whole song. sad.gif
Crowd was great actually!!
They were shouting all the time but there were
no ambience mics to pick that!!

And yeah, I had no idea that online votes would decide the winner.
If I knew that I probably wouldn't apply in a first place,
imo that is job for well trained musicians and not for everyone,
to make that kind of decisions.
I do understand them whatsoever, they need more traffic online
to get more sponsors but you should have said
that online voting is most important and not the judges.
I won this Blackstar amp and I still have no clue was it because of
the votes or judges. laugh.gif



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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 16 2009, 07:25 PM) *
Classic Emir laugh.gif

Anyhow, thanks A LOT for your support guys and let me tell you what.,
one guy from Lick Library told me that I was 2nd by votes
which means you guys did a hell of a job so my huuuge appreciation! smile.gif

So, contest is over, one more experience in my bag
but unfortunately it was pretty similar like the last year,
no sound check and I HATE to waste someone else's time tweaking the amp
so I just plugged in, did few turns and that it.
But that was not the end of all troubles. biggrin.gif
Backing track (synhts, some loops etc ) was so LOUD in monitors,
I barely heard my self playing in chorus section, when choir is on.
And what I hear now, there was almost none backing in master mix,
it sounds so poor, the whole song. sad.gif
Crowd was great actually!!
They were shouting all the time but there were
no ambience mics to pick that!!

And yeah, I had no idea that online votes would decide the winner.
If I knew that I probably wouldn't apply in a first place,
imo that is job for well trained musicians and not for everyone,
to make that kind of decisions.
I do understand them whatsoever, they need more traffic online
to get more sponsors but you should have said
that online voting is most important and not the judges.
I won this Blackstar amp and I still have no clue was it because of
the votes or judges. laugh.gif


Great to see you back here Muris and congrat's anyway. I'm just not sold on GI any more. I love the fact that they streamed it for everyone to watch, but the online voting thing just don't do it for me.

I could tell you had no prep time before you plugged in and thought you did a fine job in spite of that. smile.gif I hope soon there will be a true sanctioning competition judged by professionals in which you and some of our other instructors get more exposure. cool.gif

I do think the more your name is mentioned, the better the opportunity for you to get a major label interested so the time was not wasted for sure. Anyway, we all love you here bro, keep rocking!


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post Jun 17 2009, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jun 17 2009, 01:35 AM) *
Great to see you back here Muris and congrat's anyway. I'm just not sold on GI any more. I love the fact that they streamed it for everyone to watch, but the online voting thing just don't do it for me.

I could tell you had no prep time before you plugged in and thought you did a fine job in spite of that. smile.gif I hope soon there will be a true sanctioning competition judged by professionals in which you and some of our other instructors get more exposure. cool.gif

I do think the more your name is mentioned, the better the opportunity for you to get a major label interested so the time was not wasted for sure. Anyway, we all love you here bro, keep rocking!


Thanks Sken!

Yeah, it is nice promotion indeed (let Bondy tells you more wink.gif ).


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Glad you got back safely Muris and that you could win a nice new amp for Emir...... laugh.gif laugh.gif

I'm glad to hear that the crowd was great.....on the webcast it sounded like they were dead silent. sad.gif
I thought your performance was great. I will say though that when you played the first couple of notes and there was no sound......at least on the webcast there wasn't.....I was like...."Oh man, here we go again!!" mad.gif

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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Jun 16 2009, 08:15 PM) *
Glad you got back safely Muris and that you could win a nice new amp for Emir...... laugh.gif laugh.gif


The way I hear it Emir owes Muris a new Fifth fret and some wood putty to patch a small hole. Comfortably Numb can be a dangerous song apparently. tongue.gif wink.gif


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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Jun 17 2009, 01:58 AM) *
The way I hear it Emir owes Muris a new Fifth fret and some wood putty to patch a small hole. Comfortably Numb can be a dangerous song apparently. tongue.gif wink.gif


Muris said that little whole has to be there. That way the guitar looks more rock and roll smile.gif



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on the webcast it sounded like they were dead silent.


It's because they didn't have any ambience microphone to catch audience's voices. I was in the first row shouting like mad smile.gif


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Muris said that little whole has to be there. That way the guitar looks more rock and roll smile.gif


He needs some cigarette burns on the headstock too. laugh.gif Your beloved Hamer probably has some schrapnel marks from your little "light bulb" explosion eh Emir. Nice to know you are willing to sacrifice your life so that I can become a better guitarist...... laugh.gif laugh.gif
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Jun 17 2009, 02:12 AM) *
He needs some cigarette burns on the headstock too. laugh.gif Your beloved Hamer probably has some schrapnel marks from your little "light bulb" explosion eh Emir. Nice to know you are willing to sacrifice your life so that I can become a better guitarist...... laugh.gif laugh.gif


My Hamer was even swiming with me in the lake and still works perfect smile.gif


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Glad you got Home safe Muris I had fun hanging out with you.

BTW guys all the time we were there Muris kept getting stopped by people saying how awesome he was, and could they have there picture taken with him, I think he was stopped more times than Guthrie Govan LOL.


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Seems a bit lame that there isn't a sound check, a bit unprofessional maybe. The videos are up on lick library now of all the contestants. The sound in general is pretty poor, shame really as the performances themselves are obviously pretty good.

EDIT: Heres a link - Lick Library Guitar Idol Channel

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QUOTE (AdamB @ Jun 17 2009, 02:11 PM) *
Seems a bit lame that there isn't a sound check, a bit unprofessional maybe. The videos are up on lick library now of all the contestants. The sound in general is pretty poor, shame really as the performances themselves are obviously pretty good.

EDIT: Heres a link - Lick Library Guitar Idol Channel


I agree, the sound wasn't really that good


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I didn't know that online voting would decide the winner, I thought it was like the online heats where online voting helped but at the end the judges decided who wins.

I missed the online webcast, I was out all day with the family and had a gig at night, I didn't vote, it could have probably made a difference if it is like they say that it was only by 2 votes.


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QUOTE (Emir Hot @ Jun 17 2009, 03:04 AM) *
Muris said that little whole has to be there. That way the guitar looks more rock and roll smile.gif


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QUOTE (Jose Mena @ Jun 17 2009, 04:18 PM) *
I didn't know that online voting would decide the winner, I thought it was like the online heats where online voting helped but at the end the judges decided who wins.

I missed the online webcast, I was out all day with the family and had a gig at night, I didn't vote, it could have probably made a difference if it is like they say that it was only by 2 votes.


Yeah, it was pretty wrong rule
and unfortunately some major players won't apply next year
cause of that rule......

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Glad you got back safely Muris and that you could win a nice new amp for Emir...... laugh.gif laugh.gif

I'm glad to hear that the crowd was great.....on the webcast it sounded like they were dead silent. sad.gif
I thought your performance was great. I will say though that when you played the first couple of notes and there was no sound......at least on the webcast there wasn't.....I was like...."Oh man, here we go again!!" mad.gif

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Oh yeah, seems like amp mic was muted or som!

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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jun 17 2009, 03:30 PM) *
Yeah, it was pretty wrong rule
and unfortunately some major players won't apply next year
cause of that rule......


That's a shame really. One of my goals for my practicing is to get good enough to write a song to get to the finals of guitar idol. It will probably never happen, but it keeps me motivated to practice. For me, the prize would be being able to play on stage there.

I very rarely get a chance to play infront of people, and I've never played something I'd really want to play, as I'm heavily into melodic shred etc. but obviously very few musicians want to play this sort of stuff, let alone actually can play it. This is why I don't really play in bands anymore, because I'm tired of doing the same old covers or writing the same old indie/punk/metal songs.

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