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What was your main goal when you started playing the guitar?
What was your main goal when you started playing the guitar?
Playing my favorite songs [ 6 ] ** [16.67%]
Starting a band and play live [ 5 ] ** [13.89%]
Life was/is busy and guitar playing gives relaxation and fun [ 2 ] ** [5.56%]
Writing own songs for fun [ 1 ] ** [2.78%]
Writing own songs, making an album and get it out there [ 2 ] ** [5.56%]
Becoming a famous rockstar [ 3 ] ** [8.33%]
Getting all the chicks [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
To be able to play music for the family, children [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
My friends have all started play music, and I wanted to do it too [ 1 ] ** [2.78%]
I simply felt that I have to pick up the guitar [ 6 ] ** [16.67%]
I got an inspiration/message/guidance from my higher self [ 1 ] ** [2.78%]
It was a pure coincidence [ 2 ] ** [5.56%]
There is a really interesting story behind it, and I'm glad to tell it [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
I don' know, it just happened [ 3 ] ** [8.33%]
Other: ...................... [ 1 ] ** [2.78%]
METAL!!! (Credit to Slavenko) :) [ 3 ] ** [8.33%]
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Jonas Tamas
post Feb 13 2013, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 13 2013, 12:46 AM) *
got my first guitar in second grade , took lessons from my uncle until he moved and could not afford a teacher. Later that same year I broke my arm and the doctor set it wrong to where I could not turn my left wrist to the point where I could play chords, flash forward to my ninth grade year when I heard blizzard of Oz , I was hooked but could still not bend my wrist , so 2 years later when my family moved to California and I heard Rainbow in the Dark and Run to the Hills( D D D D Dang). Now I could not shake the bug. Got a Sears Harmony flying V flipped it over left handed.
So I just started cause I loved somethin about it


Hey, thanks so much for sharing your own story! Yes, there are certain songs which "call" us to become guitar players. For me it was "On The Turning Away" by Pink Floyd and "The Loner" by Gary Moore.
How can you use and move your left wrist now, during guitar playing?


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post Feb 13 2013, 09:59 AM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 12 2013, 11:31 PM) *
smile.gif Yes, we are both from Hungary, so we know about the name swapping. I've decided long ago to use my last name as my "international" first name, so I like it! smile.gif


Is it Juhász , Jon ?

Thanks for adding Metal to the poll cool.gif

In fact the thing that made me pick up guitar, was that impression that i could produce demonic sounds while playing power chords (on just one string) with TONS of Gain which could take me to another dimension laugh.gif

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post Feb 13 2013, 12:10 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Feb 13 2013, 09:59 AM) *
Is it Juhász , Jon ?

Thanks for adding Metal to the poll cool.gif

In fact the thing that made me pick up guitar, was that impression that i could produce demonic sounds while playing power chords (on just one string) with TONS of Gain which could take me to another dimension laugh.gif

His real name is Jónás Tamás.
If you really want, you can translate it to Tom Jones, but that could lead to some serious misunderstanding wink.gif
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post Feb 13 2013, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (TeoWulf @ Feb 13 2013, 12:10 PM) *
His real name is Jónás Tamás.
If you really want, you can translate it to Tom Jones, but that could lead to some serious misunderstanding wink.gif


Yes, in Hungarian there are some magical characters like "ó" and "á", but on international fields I don't use them, and replace these with "o" and "a":)


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post Feb 13 2013, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 13 2013, 01:56 PM) *
Yes, in Hungarian there are some magical characters like "ó" and "á", but on international fields I don't use them, and replace these with "o" and "a":)


Yes, offcourse, u can't find such on every keyboard.

Btw. with such first name u can be motivated for playing drums too cool.gif
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post Feb 13 2013, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Feb 13 2013, 09:59 AM) *
Is it Juhász , Jon ?

Thanks for adding Metal to the poll cool.gif

In fact the thing that made me pick up guitar, was that impression that i could produce demonic sounds while playing power chords (on just one string) with TONS of Gain which could take me to another dimension laugh.gif


Wow, I'm glad you know Hungarian names, Slavenko! Juhász is a frequent name here in my country.


Oh yes, metal riffage can bring us to another dimensions, I totally agree!! It seems that we played some riffs for 5 minutes and then we check the time and one hour and a half has gone! cool.gif


QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Feb 13 2013, 02:30 PM) *
Yes, offcourse, u can't find such on every keyboard.

Btw. with such first name u can be motivated for playing drums too cool.gif


Exactly smile.gif And in fact, I do love playing drums!


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post Feb 13 2013, 02:45 PM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 13 2013, 02:35 PM) *
Wow, I'm glad you know Hungarian names, Slavenko! Juhász is a frequent name here in my country.


Oh yes, metal riffage can bring us to another dimensions, I totally agree!! It seems that we played some riffs for 5 minutes and then we check the time and one hour and a half has gone! cool.gif




Exactly smile.gif And in fact, I do love playing drums!



Offcourse i know Hungarian names, i lived near Hungarian border for 5 years, where 1/2 of citizens are Hungarians. I also know a few other things to say in Hungarian except names, don't ask me which ones ph34r.gif

I also like Hungarian metal bands - Pokolgep cool.gif
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post Feb 13 2013, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Feb 13 2013, 02:45 PM) *
Offcourse i know Hungarian names, i lived near Hungarian border for 5 years, where 1/2 of citizens are Hungarians. I also know a few other things to say in Hungarian except names, don't ask me which ones ph34r.gif

I also like Hungarian metal bands - Pokolgep cool.gif


smile.gif I can guess those words:))

Yes, Pokolgep are a great metal band, I actually happen to know one of their guitar players!


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post Feb 13 2013, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 13 2013, 03:03 PM) *
smile.gif I can guess those words:))

Yes, Pokolgep are a great metal band, I actually happen to know one of their guitar players!



Yeah, i kinda dig them , not because of their music, but because of their persistance on the scene..u kinda had to have balls to play metal in such time, and in such politic's regime , and they were the first, among with Moby dick...The simmilar situation was here in Serbia,while communism was the boss.

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post Feb 13 2013, 09:41 PM
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For me it was learning my favorite songs and post them on youtube. I reached that goal a long time ago. Now i want to become a better guitarist so that if i one day decides to try and become a professional muscisian i have the tools to succed


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post Feb 13 2013, 10:40 PM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Feb 13 2013, 09:04 PM) *
Yeah, i kinda dig them , not because of their music, but because of their persistance on the scene..u kinda had to have balls to play metal in such time, and in such politic's regime , and they were the first, among with Moby dick...The simmilar situation was here in Serbia,while communism was the boss.


Do you happen to know the band called "Lord"? They are a hard rock/metal band from south of Hungary, and they are active since the seventies.

What is the biggest old-school metal band in your country?

QUOTE (superize @ Feb 13 2013, 09:41 PM) *
For me it was learning my favorite songs and post them on youtube. I reached that goal a long time ago. Now i want to become a better guitarist so that if i one day decides to try and become a professional muscisian i have the tools to succed


Congrats for reaching your YouTube posting goal, I know how good the feeling can be when we reach a big goal!

Regarding your actual goal (to become a better guitarist) - it is one of the best goals, but I think it is not specific enough. Of course it can be a motivation for you in this form too, but if you set more measurable goals, with deadlines, then it sky-rockets your personal development on the instrument. For example, you could choose 5 songs, which seem too hard right now, and set a goal to learn them until August 2013. And for the creativity/songwriting part, you could set a goal, that you write, record, and mix 3 new own songs until September. These goals are like magic, trust me! smile.gif


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post Feb 14 2013, 10:06 AM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 13 2013, 10:40 PM) *
Do you happen to know the band called "Lord"? They are a hard rock/metal band from south of Hungary, and they are active since the seventies.

What is the biggest old-school metal band in your country?


Nope, but i know Omega? cool.gif

Biggest old-school metal band in my country?!? That's funny cos most of the old-metal bands of the 80's haven't survived the war in 90's...

In my city, Ujvidek, it's Annathema , cos they had a lot of breaks, but still managed to survive , and released new album in december



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post Feb 14 2013, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Feb 14 2013, 10:06 AM) *
Nope, but i know Omega? cool.gif

Biggest old-school metal band in my country?!? That's funny cos most of the old-metal bands of the 80's haven't survived the war in 90's...

In my city, Ujvidek, it's Annathema , cos they had a lot of breaks, but still managed to survive , and released new album in december


Thanks for showing me Annathema's music! This song has a lot of energy, cool! Btw, I love the album cover, it is a very creative idea.


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post Feb 14 2013, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 14 2013, 10:23 AM) *
Thanks for showing me Annathema's music! This song has a lot of energy, cool! Btw, I love the album cover, it is a very creative idea.


No problem mate, i you can find whole album uploaded on youtube !! Annathema's first album's important because it's first speed/thrash metal record from this part of the Europe!
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post Feb 14 2013, 01:51 PM
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Great stuff guys Is interesting to hear peoples inspirations


My main goal was Wanting to Express myself

one of my big inspiration back then and still is today is Buckethead Loved his style He was very expressive whether Emotionally ,hyped, or strange bizzarre sounding he knew how to articulate emotion on the guitar it was so unique before I even picked up a guitar I was inspired I'd Imagine This character on stage (Me lol in my head) playing solo's expressive the way he plays nottingham lace or padmasana lol and its been fun learning the guitar and still is fun to play and I never regret buying a guitar I enjoyed everyminute of it . I've been playing guitar for going on 3 years now and although im still learning its been a fun ride
= ) so thats mine in a nutshell

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post Feb 14 2013, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Vulpine @ Feb 14 2013, 01:51 PM) *
Great stuff guys Is interesting to hear peoples inspirations


My main goal was Wanting to Express myself

one of my big inspiration back then and still is today is Buckethead Loved his style He was very expressive whether Emotionally ,hyped, or strange bizzarre sounding he knew how to articulate emotion on the guitar it was so unique before I even picked up a guitar I was inspired I'd Imagine This character on stage (Me lol in my head) playing solo's expressive the way he plays nottingham lace or padmasana lol and its been fun learning the guitar and still is fun to play and I never regret buying a guitar I enjoyed everyminute of it . I've been playing guitar for going on 3 years now and although im still learning its been a fun ride
= ) so thats mine in a nutshell


Buckethead has a great charisma, and he also has a unique playing style. He is one of a kind, for sure!
Your song "The Cry Of Loneliness" shows that already after 3 years of playing, you are able to express yourself very well with your guitar!


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post Feb 15 2013, 05:22 AM
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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 14 2013, 10:02 PM) *
Buckethead has a great charisma, and he also has a unique playing style. He is one of a kind, for sure!
Your song "The Cry Of Loneliness" shows that already after 3 years of playing, you are able to express yourself very well with your guitar!


Heh Thanks I had my doupts in the beginning ... picking up a guitar at 19 years old but am glad I kept playing... I appreciate the compliment ... I listened to your Riff /solo in the practice thread ... ur solo was "face melting" vibe, killer tone and ur playing sounded almost effortless

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post Feb 15 2013, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (Vulpine @ Feb 15 2013, 05:22 AM) *
Heh Thanks I had my doupts in the beginning ... picking up a guitar at 19 years old but am glad I kept playing... I appreciate the compliment ... I listened to your Riff /solo in the practice thread ... ur solo was "face melting" vibe, killer tone and ur playing sounded almost effortless


I know some great players who have started around 20, so it is definitely not a problem. Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits is a famous example for this 'late' beginning.

Thanks, I'm glad you liked the riff and the solo! I've posted 2 new ones, check them out if you have some time:

Creating riffs with all the 12 tones - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47910
A mixolydian riff - https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=47900


Both exercises come with downloadable mp3 and TAB.



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QUOTE (Jonas Tamas @ Feb 12 2013, 04:36 PM) *
Pachelbel's Canon can be a great rock tune, Funtwo has made it famous.


Have you already fulfilled this dream of yours?


Yes sir. Though I never did perfect the song, I made several versions throughout the years and my most recent one is this.



haha, I remember using that song in a competition here at GMC. Crappy playing, but surprisingly I won. It was an Attitude Competition, not about the performance. What you see is really me when I get hyper and feel like going crazy.



Since all of this, my YouTube channel has no longer been my main outlet. I am working on forming a band called Analyzed Within. I am composing a Progressive Metal EP. My cousin is doing most of the writing for his vocal talent. So now I have the artist channel, facebook, and twitter.

Brandon


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Great stuff you got there .... Cannon Rock is always a treasure and im sure is very fun to play

btw Is that an RG 350dx ibanez I see .... I just brought that guitar well the Rg351dx (same thing with out the tremelo) you havent by any chance did a rg 350dx demo have you ?
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