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My wife, completely out of the blue, bought me a guitar for Christmas that is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay nicer than anything I would have considered as a starter instrument. I have a Hal Leonard "teach yrself guitar!" book/DVD that I have started looking at (it is really frustrating, btw, to be good at singing and then attempt to learn to play an instrument; the advantage of having your instrument being hardwired into your brain cannot be overemphasized). Anyway, I am two strings into the self-teaching lessons and some thoughts occurred to me that I figured I would throw out at y'all.

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:04 (six years ago) Permalink

fun!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:05 (six years ago) Permalink

xp YOU ARE ONE OF US NOW!

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:06 (six years ago) Permalink

I already know a good amount of music theory; I can read treble clef and chord nomenclature and feel like I'm maybe an afternoon's study away from saying with confidence that I can read guitar tab (obv playing it is another thing entirely). I also already knew the notes on the guitar strings. As a result, a lot of the beginner lessons are really aggravating and slow to me; I think I skipped like 4 chapters to get to the mechanics of actually playing the instrument.

- I am considering lessons. Given my musical background and that I'm primarily looking to play stuff that would fall into the rock/pop/indie buckets moreso than anything blues/jazz/classical, what would you recommend I look for in a teacher?

- As a beginner, how often would you recommend practicing? I don't want to cripple myself attempting to toughen up and strengthen my fingers, but I also don't want to slack off to the point where I never make any progress.

- At what point should I go back and actually learn what the various parts of the guitar are called? When does that matter?

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:14 (six years ago) Permalink

learning the parts of the guitar only matters when you need to work on it--lets say when you need to change strings for the first time.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

i don't think you need to worry about crippling yourself in the early stages--i mean just respond to your body i.e. if your fingertips are killing you don't play and let them heal a bit.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I'd recommend practicing every single day, for an hour each day. It's better to do that than practice only once or twice a week. Also you might want to use something like a Gripmaster to build up strength.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:21 (six years ago) Permalink

based on your background i'm not sure how much utility lessons are gonna have for you. if you do go forward you prob just need someone to help you play along with songs, learn some of the common tricks and shortcuts and how ppl actually put chords together, etc.

if i may grossly generalize lessons tend to most benefit ppl who want to *shred* and i don't know how interested you are in learning what we'll call "lead guitar."

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:21 (six years ago) Permalink

lol yeah, I'm not super interested in shredding, and I was thinking that most teachers would either point that way or towards classical guitar, which I'm also not interested in

mostly I was looking at lessons in terms of having someone to call me out on how I am holding the thing and finger placement on the frets etc; I'm also slightly concerned that my short, stubby fingers are going to make this whole thing a fool's errand but I'm not going to let that stop me

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:26 (six years ago) Permalink

ok, yeah, a lot of that type of stuff you'll pick up naturally over time but if you wanted to shortcut the process a bit you could go find someone and be like "i am an experienced musician who is new to guitar" and see how that goes.

not sure what type of learner you are but one thing that always helped me was just having the guitar in my hands even if i was not focusing on practicing something or playing something (like while watching a movie or some other passive activity). just kind of playing mindlessly to get used to chord shapes and transitions and stuff like that.

this is also a great way to annoy people around you and is easier on electric (not plugged in, obv). what kind of guitar did you get?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

lol that is an excellent question that I don't want to answer until I am back home with the guitar in my sight

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:37 (six years ago) Permalink

it is some variant of Gibson Epiphone, I can tell you that with certainty

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm going to say that finger size/geometry isn't going to make a lot of difference. The thing to remember is that the suggested finger placements for chords are not set in stone, and they can be changed around to make it easier for your particular finger length/width.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:41 (six years ago) Permalink

(if it's unclear, it's an electric; I also got a small Fender amp to go with it, and lol a Monster Cable, thanks honey)

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:43 (six years ago) Permalink

lol monster cable!

i will actually semi-defend their guitar cables at least as an alternative to cheap crackly cables that i threw out.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:44 (six years ago) Permalink

anyway that's actually perfect because unplugged electric is the best way to practice guitar without annoying your loved ones.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

I will be testing that tonight!

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

hahah

call all destroyer, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Annoying guitar practice story: one of the people I shared a house with at university was learning to play the guitar. Every night from his room we'd hear the same series of notes over and over again, but I could never work out what tune he was trying to play. Anyway, one night I walked in while he was playing and there was a guitar book open on top of his amp that was open at 'Purple Haze'.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:53 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

classical guitar, which I'm also not interested in

;_;

WATERMELON MAYNE aka the seed driver (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:58 (six years ago) Permalink

aw don't cry, I might change my mind

the only song I've tried to play is "Faith" by The Cure, and that is only because I taught it to myself 20+ years ago on my brother's guitar

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:59 (six years ago) Permalink

hmm some stray thoughts here

you already know basic music theory which puts you ahead of 99% of people who pick up a guitar. like, just knowing the concepts of chords and scales and how they fit together modularly is enough to get the handle on what is happening in 99% of pop songs, but that's not news probably

two things to remember tho are that guitars are polyphonic, so you get into stuff dealing with chords that many other instruments never touch as part of their pedagogy. also because of the nature of the neck and the nature of a lot of pop music guitar instruction is big into modes where as in more doctrinaire classical training those are kind of a historical afterthought. i came at guitar from a childhood of violin so those two things stuck out to me.

the other thing to remember is that the physical nature of the standard tuning, the frets, and the human hand is responsible for how a lot of rock music ends up sounding. for ex the ringing/droney/arpeggiated folk stuff to keith richards to chuck berry is just dumb simple stuff to your hands but makes unique-sounding harmonies. the whole corpus of blues-rock licks is almost a physical vocabulary as much as a musical one. idk if that makes sense.

as far as looking for a teacher i'd say find someone who is on your level theoretically so you can communicate that way if need be but is willing to walk you through the traditional guitar stuff, which is all very non-traditional classically

goole, Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm probably underselling the complexity of chuck berry there; his playing sounds simple to us out of repetition but the guy could fucking shred, his scale runs have a lot more color than just pentatonic, the double stop runs are lightning fast but totally clean, he's still amazing and i can't play any of his classic solos for shit.

goole, Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I am thinking the three years of piano I took as a kid and the rudimentary exposure it gave me to polyphonic music on one instrument are going to be helpful

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 21:21 (six years ago) Permalink

dude absolutely positively get lessons and do it sooner rather than later

protip: as a dude in boston, you should def make sure that yer guitar instructor has at least a formal real deal BA in guitar performance.

blurgh (jjjusten), Thursday, 5 January 2012 22:21 (six years ago) Permalink

as a trained violin dude who didnt take any guitar lessons at all i am sad to think of the years (literal) i wasted by not learning stuff correctly in the beginning. and tbf i still play guitar "wrong" even now in a lot of ways.

blurgh (jjjusten), Thursday, 5 January 2012 22:23 (six years ago) Permalink

dude absolutely positively get lessons and do it sooner rather than later

protip: as a dude in boston, you should def make sure that yer guitar instructor has at least a formal real deal BA in guitar performance.


Ha, I was going to say there should be an army of Berklee professors, students, graduates and dropouts ready willing and able to teach you.

Don't think there is any stigma in getting a teacher. Based on anecdotal first hand observation in NYC, jazz guitar players are constantly taking lessons from each other, playing duets together and just generally hanging out with one another being guitar dudes

WATERMELON MAYNE aka the seed driver (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:59 (six years ago) Permalink

I must admit I am envious - learning to use the guitar as an interface to produce music, when you already know some stuff about how music works, sounds idyllic to me.

As DJP and goole already noted, a huge amount of early guitar instruction is stuff like: this is what a note is, this is what a scale is, this is what a chord is, this is what I and IV and V mean, this is what minor and major mean. Not having to wrap your brain around that stuff when you're also wrapping your fingers around the guitar must make a huge difference.

I am not a particularly good guitar player but I really enjoy the peculiarity of the guitar-as-interface. The layout is both so bizarre (compared to a linear keyboard) and so friendly (in terms of giving you immediate feedback about what you're doing) it can't help but affect the music you make and don't make.

The guitar makes suggestions to you. When you're fingering a particular chord shape, there will be other notes that are more or less easy to reach; you can choose to accept those suggestions or resist them. Sometimes the result is cliche; sometimes it's great. Guitars like some keys more than others; you can choose to go along with that tendency or work to subvert it.

Um, anyway good luck and godspeed

Ye Mad Puffin, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:45 (six years ago) Permalink

jjusten totally totally OTM and yes you live in the one city other than LA where super-competent gtr instructors like fall out of trees.

ime the first few months are tough and then as your fingers get stronger and smarter everything just opens up and it's beautiful

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Friday, 6 January 2012 03:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Dan, the first thing you should get your new teacher to show you is what a Power Chord is.

WATERMELON MAYNE aka the seed driver (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 January 2012 03:05 (six years ago) Permalink

first off- congrats on the guitar!

second- ditto on lessons, between your personal contacts and craigslist there should be no problem finding somebody you vibe with.

finally- i'd start off learning some basic open chords: a, am, c, d, dm, e, em, f, g, g7... you'll find you can play a ton of different songs with basic open chords, and they are a good first dance for your fingers to learn

oh almost forgot the most important advice: Do Not Keep The Guitar In A Case. get a stand, put it on the stand near where you spend lots of time (couch, computer area, etc.) so it is in reach & readily available.

-'case kryptonite' is real, i started playing way more once i started keeping my guitar out.

natlawdp, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:37 (six years ago) Permalink

case kryptonite totally real. also, that is good advice to not fuck with b chords...yet.

beachville, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:38 (six years ago) Permalink

...or you could drop your low E to D and proceed directly to Soundgarden 'Outshined'.

natlawdp, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:40 (six years ago) Permalink

edit: "between your personal contacts and craigslist there should be no problem finding somebody you vibe/DIE with."

sidebar- anybody ever skype guitar lessons?

natlawdp, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:43 (six years ago) Permalink

lol, the guitar is on a stand already but is currently in the back bedroom; I am working up the courage to move it to the living room where I expect my wife will lovingly notice that the wonderful gift she gave me is totally in the fucking way and is going to get knocked over plus it just causes clutter and why do I have to play all the time while she's trying to watch TV, anyway

or maybe I'm just inventing all of that

I did some cursory guitar teacher research and there's something undeniably off-putting about seeing a guitar school with a 20-year-old on their teaching staff, no matter how impressive her performance bio appears to be

I mean, maybe this is totally ageist of me but I do not want to take lessons from someone the age of a hypothetical child I could have had assuming my life had taken a slightly different turn

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:48 (six years ago) Permalink

'case kryptonite' - never heard it called that before, but yes, have the guitar and amp set up so that you can pick it up and strum away for ten minutes (which will quickly become two hours but that's another thing).

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:05 (six years ago) Permalink

is it wrong that I want to tune the entire guitar a half-step down so I have an instrument that matches my preferred singing range, before I've even learned how to play it

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

you know who tuned a half step down? weezer.

call all destroyer, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Eb tuning, very 90s :)

goole, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:19 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah the more i think about it like every fucking alt rock band used that tuning. it was really annoying.

call all destroyer, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

DJP you can learn the songs of metallica's "load"

goole, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah the more i think about it like every fucking alt rock band used that tuning

that's because every fucking alt rock band in the 90s was fronted by a yelpy baritone

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

you should just capo the 11th fret instead

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Then cut the neck off immediately behind the capo.

insert 2012 appropriate display name here (snoball), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm sure your new teacher, Mick Goodrick, author of The Advancing Guitarist will be very impressed with this instrument

WATERMELON MAYNE aka the seed driver (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Eb = Hendrix tuning. Eddie Van Halen too. Stevie Ray too, I think...

natlawdp, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Slash

beachville, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Have you practiced yet this weekend yet, Dan?

Fanfare for the History Mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 January 2012 20:37 (six years ago) Permalink

haha have I practiced yet

I spent 90 minutes Saturday afternoon playing simple songs from my lesson book on strings 1 and 2, including "Jingle Bells" and "Ode To Joy" (which btw was annoying me because the version in the book was super simple and all in half and quarter notes and without the drop down a fourth at the end of the third line, so I started playing it "right" and using the third string as well).

Then, I started playing the C scale during the 2nd half of the Saints game and kept playing it and random songs until the end of SNL.

Then I started working on really incorporating string 3 yesterday for about an hour but my evening shenanigans really did a number on my fingertips and shoulder.

Need to pick a teacher this week.

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Monday, 9 January 2012 15:09 (six years ago) Permalink

ha given my background as a singer, following vocal lines is my first inclination (2nd inclination is to follow the bass line because I sing bass or baritone in ensembles)

― the farakhan of gg (DJP), Monday, November 24, 2014 5:11 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, it just feels like the missing piece of the puzzle to me, in terms of understanding a song. Like, the vocals are the thing people think of first when they're thinking about a song, so why wouldn't I want to figure them out on my instrument? How did I skip this?

Feel like if I did have a background in chorus, or in another instrument in the band or orchestra, I would have approached things differently. My son plays violin at his school. I can kinda tell when he's just whistling or whatever that he's getting a pretty good grasp on melody.

It's really frustrating in hindsight, but I'm having a lot of fun now.

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:31 (three years ago) Permalink

xp Guitar is a weird instrument in that many people never go through the trouble of learning to play the kinds of very basic single-note melodies that a first-year student on any other instrument would learn. You learn cowboy chords, then power chords, then barre chords, then blues/pentatonic scale soloing.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Like I'll bet a lot of guitarists who have been playing a couple years would have trouble picking out Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in first position.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:53 (three years ago) Permalink

meanwhile that has basically been the extent of my guitar playing lately (that, When The Saints Go Marching In, Ode To Joy, and the main keyboard riff from Never Let Me Down Again)

the farakhan of gg (DJP), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 14:59 (three years ago) Permalink

It's a good thing to learn, because then when you play chords you can throw in little basslines/licks/fills and it gives you a nice little stylistic edge since a lot of people don't play that way today (whereas in the 60s it was pretty common)

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Do you ever take a melody and just strum in the rests? Like you could do "Oh when the saints" (strumy strummy strummy strum) "go marchin in" (strummmmmm a strummy strum) etc. -- it's a good exercise

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:05 (three years ago) Permalink

I can tell you that back in jr. high school when I was taking lessons I probably made it 1/4 way through the Hal Leonard Guitar Method 1 book. I did't want to practice Au Claire de la Lune or Greensleeves.

xp: Yes! that's another thing that I'm doing too, going back and forth between the melody and the chord or root.

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I moved this summer and my guitar is now in a room with a computer so I've been playing a lot more - watching videos on youtube and figuring out how to sort of play Ziggy Stardust, Karma Police, Can You Get To That, Mr. Brownstone, etc.

But playing along is still all I do, and I am still totally stupid about scales, positions, keys, and any music theory stuff. I have no idea where to get started and it feels like I will have to force myself to do this and it stops being fun. Which sucks, as this is how it's been for the last 15 years.

joygoat, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Well yeah getting beyond that is going to require some vegetables-eating, just like you don't get much better at basketball if all you ever do is randomly chuck up shots. But don't make it so huge for yourself, just pick one thing and learn it gradually -- how to play a major scale in a few keys (off a few different chords) or something like that. A lot of this stuff builds on itself so once you get a certain amount of base knowledge it gets easier to learn more.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:48 (three years ago) Permalink

I think it's more that I need to find some specific list of things to work at on a daily basis that progress and build on previous knowledge but am overwhelmed by the options.

I got really good at cooking because I had to eat everyday so I practiced fundamental things over and over. My guitar playing is more like ordering takeout all the time.

joygoat, Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

The key is to make a very small, manageable list. It won't be "complete." You won't come up with the perfect practice routine. Doing something is better than doing nothing.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Do you workout? It's not that different than with working out -- unless you're a fitness nut you can drive yourself crazy trying to figure out exactly what to do and how to cover all bases and you wind up not going to the gym at all in the end. Better to just do something. That 20 minutes you wind up spending upgrade walking on the treadmill is at least exercise, whereas wringing your hands about what workout to do is not really.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:05 (three years ago) Permalink

just keep stumbling through satin doll until you can play it perfectly in 20 years

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:11 (three years ago) Permalink

It's something that sort of fascinates me about the human mind and learning process tbh -- how you can keep doing an activity for years but actually not get better at it unless you take specific concerted steps -- the fact that there are just walls that you hit if you don't consciously direct yourself over them.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:13 (three years ago) Permalink

Hurting otm throughout, painfully so.

Junior Dadaismus (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 November 2014 03:18 (three years ago) Permalink

i just want a basic but not-trash electric guitar because i'm in my 30s and filled w regret and want to try learning again

what do i get

or should i just get a ukulele

gbx, Wednesday, 26 November 2014 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Are you still in town? Because I know a guy

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Thursday, 27 November 2014 01:04 (three years ago) Permalink

i am not 8[

but you are just the guy i was hoping would show up

gbx, Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Gimme a price range.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Thursday, 27 November 2014 02:19 (three years ago) Permalink

fwiw u live in a golden age of affordable electric guitars

resulting post (rogermexico.), Thursday, 27 November 2014 04:26 (three years ago) Permalink

big fan of the squier classic vibe tele custom fwiw but: trust in jjj

resulting post (rogermexico.), Thursday, 27 November 2014 04:28 (three years ago) Permalink

range would be sub five hundo but ideally sub three

gbx, Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:15 (three years ago) Permalink

I really like my G&L Tribute ASAT. You can pick them up (and many of the other Tribute models) for under $500.

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:30 (three years ago) Permalink

G&l tribute fallout is amazing, hagstrom ultra swede, several Eastwood models come to mind as well.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Friday, 28 November 2014 03:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Through a weird series of events I wound up with a Johnson Solara -- under $300 and great imo.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 28 November 2014 05:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Curious if you agree jjj

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 28 November 2014 05:06 (three years ago) Permalink

oh that ultra swede looks v nice

gbx, Friday, 28 November 2014 12:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Agree with jjj on the fallout. At least from the demos I've heard it sounds like a super versatile guitar. Would love to get my hands on one someday.

put your money where the maracas are (how's life), Friday, 28 November 2014 12:27 (three years ago) Permalink

btw Rocksmith original version is on sale at Steam at the moment, just bought it cos it has loads of songs I like on DLC that I can't play in Rocksmith 2014 without owning the original game.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Friday, 28 November 2014 13:12 (three years ago) Permalink

is it a bad idea to buy a used guitar that suffered damage to the neck that was then repaired by a luthier?

gbx, Sunday, 7 December 2014 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

In my experience, once the neck broke it was always a weak spot. I had a Les Paul that fell and had its headstock shorn off. I had it repaired once and it broke again a few years later. had it repaired a second time and it broke again a few years later, so I sold it off as a "project" guitar.

how's life, Sunday, 7 December 2014 23:18 (three years ago) Permalink

per the listing (it's an ebay ish) it did not break all the way through

gbx, Sunday, 7 December 2014 23:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Terrible, terrible idea. The problem is not that it will break in the same spot, but that the wood fibers on either side of the neck have been greatly compromised. One more drop or fall could be unrepairable.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Sunday, 7 December 2014 23:56 (three years ago) Permalink

good to know, thx jjj!

gbx, Monday, 8 December 2014 00:26 (three years ago) Permalink

so i got an ebay ultra swede

gbx, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:10 (three years ago) Permalink

should i take it into the local shop to get "set up" is that what you're supposed to do

gbx, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:10 (three years ago) Permalink

iirc you are supposed to play cliffs of dover

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:17 (three years ago) Permalink

hahaha oh man i str8 up thought that song was the fucking coolest

gbx, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:20 (three years ago) Permalink

dan meme4 months ago

So good. I thought it was Joe Satriani for the longest time. This is one of the few songs without vocals that give me a lump in my throat. Emotional, progressive, futuristic, past ,present and heavy all rolled into one. This one of those songs you want played after a lifetime accomplishment with your hand raised in triumph.

gbx, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:21 (three years ago) Permalink

lol that is otm

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:28 (three years ago) Permalink

I loved cliffs of dover during the time of my life when I'd read the sweetwater catalog in the bathroom and dream of being rich enough to buy my friend Roland V-Drums so we could really show up the rival high school band by playing cliffs of dover at a pep rally or something.

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 9 December 2014 22:37 (three years ago) Permalink

so i got an ebay ultra swede

Uh.

I did have 3 of these new and one used fyi.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:07 (three years ago) Permalink

I want to ask how much you paid, it might soothe my wounded soul

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:08 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm going out on a limb and saying 279.95

resulting post (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 05:46 (three years ago) Permalink

oh no!!! sorry jj, i figured this would be the cheapest -- i didn't realize you had used

gbx, Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:24 (three years ago) Permalink

No worries dude, if you paid $280 I would have only saved you $25 and I'm so stupid busy that not having one more thing to ship is probably best for me anyway.

Re: setup, check this out and act accordingly:

Public service announcement: how to set up your own guitar/bass and not pay for others to do it...

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 21:46 (three years ago) Permalink

ah, cool post. thanks for that.

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 22:00 (three years ago) Permalink

my fingers hurt

gbx, Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:17 (three years ago) Permalink

went through a bunch of this guy's youtubes, too, the website is v organized: www.justinguitar.com

gbx, Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:18 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Came across that website whilst looking for something else. Seems like it might be useful.

Pigbag Wanderer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:29 (three years ago) Permalink


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