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Quote:In reviewing student music profiles, I flagged your account. We are looking for
a 16 year old Grunge Lead Guitarist for our Minneapolis Sessions. Please have
your parent or guardian call me at xxx.xxx.xxxx, between 9am and 5pm Pacific
Time. I need to fill this space by Friday and would really like to get you into
our program!

That's an email I got from a guy at Power Chord Academy.

Has anybody ever been there or heard anything about it?

It sounds like a cool place and I think I might want to go, but it's like 1000 bucks for a week. =/
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Eidolon Wrote:
Quote:In reviewing student music profiles, I flagged your account. We are looking for
a 16 year old Grunge Lead Guitarist for our Minneapolis Sessions. Please have
your parent or guardian call me at xxx.xxx.xxxx, between 9am and 5pm Pacific
Time. I need to fill this space by Friday and would really like to get you into
our program!

That's an email I got from a guy at Power Chord Academy.

Has anybody ever been there or heard anything about it?

It sounds like a cool place and I think I might want to go, but it's like 1000 bucks for a week. =/

I dunno, that place seems sorta...rip-offish.
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cryptevah72 Wrote:A. u do have to worry bout tuning, if ur guitar is out of tune, it sounds like crap

B. when you get good at it, you dont look at the fret board

C. it matters what type of guitar

D. I would probably learn it faster if i ever had time to, jeez
A. Ok, if you have ever played a different string instrument other then bass and guitar you'll see that tuning is much more difficult.
I'm not talking about the general tuning of the strings, I meant the tuning of the placement of your fingers. On the guitar you have frets that mark ever spot, they're even raised so you can feel were you are on the fret board (Which is why its so easy to not look at said board)
On a violin, for example, you don't have the luxury of frets. You have to concentrate a lot more on tuning.
B. It's extremely easy to not look at it in the first place. And I was talking about how easy it is to read a tab, whether or not a skilled guitarist doesn't look at the fret board is completely irrevent and pointless.
C. Not really the type of guitar, just its quality. For example a strat or les paul will kick the living shit out of a fatboy because their manufacturers spend a lot more time focuses on better wood, better finishes and have skilled masters to create the instrument. The real difference in the quality of an instrument they people that make it. Because some treat it as their own masterpieces and others just focuses on getting it done and not on the little details that make the guitar worth it.
D. I wasn't personally attacking you in my previous post. I have no idea how you interpreted it that way, but I was just speaking in general terms.

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Freak Wrote:Metal riffs 90% suck because band are more obsessed with their death grunts and not their rhythms. And the great metal bands only focused on their solos, so the harmony part (which makes 95% of the song) is complete shit.
If your talking about death metal, black metal, or most of thrash metal, fien.

But the great metal bands, the entire songs are great.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Freak Wrote:
cryptevah72 Wrote:A. u do have to worry bout tuning, if ur guitar is out of tune, it sounds like crap

B. when you get good at it, you dont look at the fret board

C. it matters what type of guitar

D. I would probably learn it faster if i ever had time to, jeez
A. Ok, if you have ever played a different string instrument other then bass and guitar you'll see that tuning is much more difficult.
I'm not talking about the general tuning of the strings, I meant the tuning of the placement of your fingers. On the guitar you have frets that mark ever spot, they're even raised so you can feel were you are on the fret board (Which is why its so easy to not look at said board)
On a violin, for example, you don't have the luxury of frets. You have to concentrate a lot more on tuning.
B. It's extremely easy to not look at it in the first place. And I was talking about how easy it is to read a tab, whether or not a skilled guitarist doesn't look at the fret board is completely irrevent and pointless.
C. Not really the type of guitar, just its quality. For example a strat or les paul will kick the living shit out of a fatboy because their manufacturers spend a lot more time focuses on better wood, better finishes and have skilled masters to create the instrument. The real difference in the quality of an instrument they people that make it. Because some treat it as their own masterpieces and others just focuses on getting it done and not on the little details that make the guitar worth it.
D. I wasn't personally attacking you in my previous post. I have no idea how you interpreted it that way, but I was just speaking in general terms.

Intonation isn't the same as tuning, for future reference Razz

If you find playing from tab too easy, maybe you should buy some sheet music or something and you could de-fret your guitar while you're at it, that should be fun and give you a challenge.
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darthmat Wrote:
Freak Wrote:Metal riffs 90% suck because band are more obsessed with their death grunts and not their rhythms. And the great metal bands only focused on their solos, so the harmony part (which makes 95% of the song) is complete shit.
If your talking about death metal, black metal, or most of thrash metal, fien.

But the great metal bands, the entire songs are great.

Morbid Angel, Death, Nile, Gojira

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christillusion Wrote:
darthmat Wrote:
Freak Wrote:Metal riffs 90% suck because band are more obsessed with their death grunts and not their rhythms. And the great metal bands only focused on their solos, so the harmony part (which makes 95% of the song) is complete shit.
If your talking about death metal, black metal, or most of thrash metal, fien.

But the great metal bands, the entire songs are great.

Morbid Angel, Death, Nile, Gojira
Sorry, hate vocals like that.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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darthmat Wrote:
christillusion Wrote:
darthmat Wrote:
Freak Wrote:Metal riffs 90% suck because band are more obsessed with their death grunts and not their rhythms. And the great metal bands only focused on their solos, so the harmony part (which makes 95% of the song) is complete shit.
If your talking about death metal, black metal, or most of thrash metal, fien.

But the great metal bands, the entire songs are great.

Morbid Angel, Death, Nile, Gojira
Sorry, hate vocals like that.

Sorry to hear that, but I love them. David Vincent's the greatest death metal vocalist ever.

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intonation = accuracy of pitch, when putting your finger down
Tuning = general accuracy pitch of the open string

Yeah, I know. I've been in orchestra and band since 6th grade.
I'm just lazy and call everything tuning. Smile

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Jeebus freak, where have you been? >_>

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Fucking sweet axe. Though I don't like black.
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Now it looks like a gun :(
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For all teh guitar whores - http://www.guitaretab.com/

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omfg yay, any chance you know any good music sites for piano?

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Since I posted there I've become a bass obsessor. Mostly double bass right now. I'm taking a break for the spring break week, but only because I find that if you deprive yourself from musical surrondings for a while you become a million times more interested in playing again. Worked for me and guitar.

You have an acoustic nylon? Nice. I wish I had one right now. I just got a book on solo classical guitar and my cheesy folk guitar has too thin of a neck to really play fingerstyle in the segovia style properly.

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dut

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Freak Wrote:Actually you are really good, and i'd know, I HAVE heard you play, along with your african drums. Laugh

Man.
I've progressed a lot.

Here's about my equivalent.

that first sweep
tiiight, I can play that.
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She hates Jazz though. Wtf is that kind of shit?

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The One Wrote:Ya, I've broken my e string a LOT. Nylon strings are way too easy to break lol.

The last one I broke while finger picking Wtf I must have plucked too hard... whoops.
Only if you have shitty strings, my nylon strings hold up pretty good on the Alverez.

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Dr. Gonzo Wrote:I played bass for a while wanting to play Primus songs thinking they were easy and fun. Bass is a challenging insturment for sure. Though I'm pretty idle with it now.

Lol, the only thing I can play on bass is the intro to My Name Is Mud by Primus. My drummer friend taught me. Oh, drummers make great bassists btw.

I own a classical acoustic at the moment. It's the kind of guitar you find around your house one afternoon and wonder where it came from. I will eventually buy an SG, probably Gibson, but I'm undecided. I'm not really very educated on guitars other than playing them, so I'm getting one of my friend's opinions on everything before I decide what to get. He's been playing guitar for 4 or 5 years.

First song I learned to play was Powerslave by Iron Maiden. I love that song so much.



P.S. SGs have got to be the coolest design ever. And strats look too.... unwieldy.

Are you kidding me? SG's have got to be one of the ugliest designs ever.

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Freak Wrote:I'd pwn you at blues and classical.
Metal riffs 90% suck because band are more obsessed with their death grunts and not their rhythms. And the great metal bands only focused on their solos, so the harmony part (which makes 95% of the song) is complete shit.

You have no idea what you're talking about.

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OH SHI QUADRUPLE POST

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I've gotten better, but I know shit about music theory. Or chords. I know the C chord and that's it.

I feel like a poser. Am I?
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ATXTheKiller Wrote:I've gotten better, but I know shit about music theory. Or chords. I know the C chord and that's it.

I feel like a poser. Am I?

If you're a poser, I'm a poser.

I don't know any chords or music theory. I just like to play. Biggrin
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I know a lot of chords...

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I hate Gibson for making their robot guitar purple. :/

And the SG has a carbon fiber pickguard.....purple and carbon fiber...



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I have a fender Squire- the buzziest thingy ever. I've been paying for 3 years, self taught. I think I'm good. But then again, everyone on this thread thinks they're good...I really want to play in a band, but you know how Georgia is- all music that isn't hymnal is SATANIC...I really want a Les Paul. i played this cross Eyed guy's LP one time, and it was sooo smooth sounding and pretty. It was light too, compared to the 5 pound baggage of my dreaded Squire.

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could you find an older thread?

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