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Damn....Why can't I play like........

thunderkyss

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Nov 1, 2002
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Slash, Zakk, Lynch, Mustaine

I just can't get my fingers to move that fast.

I also have no rhythm... you'd think it's all simple concepts, but I can't get my head wrapped around the simplest rhythmic concepts.

I have trouble playing anything other than quarter notes to a metronome.
 

Wilko

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Mar 11, 2002
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Why can't I play like I used to play?
 

dez

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Jul 10, 2004
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Joe Pass
Peter Green
Chet Atkins
Eddie Van Halen
 

fakejake

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..I think about that WAY too often...

Kurt Rosenwinkel
John Coltrane
Chet Baker
 

DHBucker

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I don't want to play JUST LIKE anyone. I just want to have the chops and tone to please myself first and I'm not anywhere near that yet. Ain't no arenas in this man's future my friends. If I can rock just one person other than me I will be happy. I want to write songs that have that certain something. Y'all know it when you hear it. It isn't the genre,the gear, how fast you get downtown on the six string, or how many people hear you. It's the song! If it helps me get "one foot in the ether" I'm spellbound. Peace.
 

Ace139

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May 29, 2003
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My current goal is to get to point where I can play out somewhere. I've been playing to 20 + Years and have never really knuckled down and put it all together. Still play at my house and have the Led Zeppelin, SRV, Kiss, Areosmith, U2 Medley Down. Can't play a complete song by any of them.

SRV
Page
Joe Bonamassa
Edge
 

Thunderheart

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Joe Bonamassa
Duane Allman
Derek Trucks
Tony Iommi/Jimmy Page
 
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Ad_02Std

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Peter Green in '69/'70. I will never be that good. I'm not sure anybody else will either.
 

Cogswell

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I don't want to play like Jim Hall, but I wish I knew what he knows about music.
 
B

bigsby'd

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Clarence White, Charlie Christian, Merle Travis, Joe Maphis, Tal Farlow.
 

goldtop0

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Peter Green in '69/'70. I will never be that good. I'm not sure anybody else will either.


+1


And...........early EC(65-66), Mick Taylor and lastly Jimmy Page


oh it's all too much for a poor boy...........good that I love playing though:salude
 

c_wester

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Peter Green
Cream Clapton
John Cipollina
Alun Davies (Cat Stevens)
Mick Taylor



A Big reason that we cannot play like this is practice (10000hours)
Malcom GladWells outliers is brilliant and explains alot.
 

CoolJoMark

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if you don't practice you don't deserve to dream....and if wishes were horses beggars would ride...maybe you can't play like them because you haven't worked like them, haven't practiced like them, haven't sacrificed like them and haven't committed like they have...
 

c_wester

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if you don't practice you don't deserve to dream....and if wishes were horses beggars would ride...maybe you can't play like them because you haven't worked like them, haven't practiced like them, haven't sacrificed like them and haven't committed like they have...


Absolutly!
 
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