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Offline BAMF

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Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« on: November 09, 2007, 04:21:02 PM »
Ripped from the October issue of Guitar Player

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Investing in distortion boxes instead of a good amp.

Learning 100 intros and no songs.

Limiting yourself to one style of music-usually metal.

Not taking the time to learn music theory.

Playing "Smoke on the Water" on the high-E string.

Playing too loud, and with too much distortion.

Setting your amp's Gain on 10, and Mids on 0.

Relying on picks.

Not learning how to perform a basic setup.

Not maintaining your gear.

Not jamming enough with other players.

Over use of legato with a complete disregard for tempo.

Poor phrasing.

Weak vibrato.

Buying too many effects.

Listening to tone snobs.

Immediately launching into thirty-second-notes during a blues solo.

Thinking that playing the local bar circuit constitutes a "tour."

Believing that opening for a national act means you're on your way.

Not knowing the difference between tube watts and solid-state watts.

Relying too much on printed music and tabs.

Thinking a year of lessons and $5,000 worth of gear makes you ready to play in a band.

Wearing the guitar way too low.

Using too much hand/finger pressure when fretting.

Taking guitar lessons from a friend.

Giving up immediately because you sound like dog doo.

Not learning how all your gear works.

Tuning every guitar at Guitar Center to dropped D, and then not retuning them to standard pitch.

Bringing full stacks to tiny bar gigs.

Saying "All [insert hated style of music] sucks, dude!"

Learning with your eyes, instead of your ears.

Not learning to play in time with good groove and feel.

Not investing in good earplugs for playing loud gigs.

Obsessing about playing burning solos, and not caring about rhythm guitar.

Thinking that playing fast pentatonic-box patterns makes you a hot guitarist.

Not putting casters on viciously heavy amps.

Wearing bowling shirts emblazoned with flames and dragons.

Realizing guitar is too difficult and taking up bass instead.

Spending more time on Harmony Central than actually practicing.

Forgetting that playing music is meant to be fun.


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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 04:54:15 PM »
o yan may guide na!  :-D
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007, 05:08:14 PM »
pang reality check para sa atin. :-D
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007, 05:10:10 PM »
astig, naexperience ko yung ilang items dyan  :-D



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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007, 05:24:04 PM »
I totally agree. Andami kong naexperience din diyan  :-D

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007, 05:34:22 PM »
hehehe umamin na ang may aaminin! ako guilty ako sa music theory thing na yun! (I really based on what I read and heard from my musician relatives)

tsaka yung wearing your guitar too low.. mababa talaga ang gitara ko.. though di naman ako nahihirapan.. siguro sa picking style or kahit kasi nagpapraktis akoi magisa eh nakatayo ako.. I dunno..

and yung not jamming enough with others.. masyado akong nagiging centralize sa mga compo ko.. (though I need to learn a lot from others..)

hmm ano pa ba?
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2007, 05:47:46 PM »
lets see which am i guilty of when i took guitar seriously:

Ripped from the October issue of Guitar Player

Investing in distortion boxes instead of a good amp.

Learning 100 intros and no songs.

Limiting yourself to one style of music-usually metal.

Not taking the time to learn music theory.

Relying on picks.

Not learning how to perform a basic setup.

Not maintaining your gear.

Not jamming enough with other players.

Not knowing the difference between tube watts and solid-state watts.

Relying too much on printed music and tabs.

Wearing the guitar way too low.

Using too much hand/finger pressure when fretting.

Taking guitar lessons from a friend.

Saying "All [insert hated style of music] sucks, dude!"

Learning with your eyes, instead of your ears.

Not learning to play in time with good groove and feel.

Obsessing about playing burning solos, and not caring about rhythm guitar.

Realizing guitar is too difficult and taking up bass instead.

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2007, 05:48:30 PM »
sa 40 items na yan...38 ay ako!  :lol:

pede ba natin dagdagan yan para naman dito sa forums

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 05:49:31 PM »
kala ko may nkalagay na, spending time reading on forums instead of actually playing.   :lol:

ung weak vibrato na yan, madalas ko mkta yan, hndi pala, ang akala nila sa vibrato binebend.,  :lol:

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2007, 05:54:11 PM »
woah o_O..haha I've committed a lot of mistakes na pala :lol:

Offline mariachi

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2007, 06:02:35 PM »

1. Investing in distortion boxes instead of a good amp.

2. Not taking the time to learn music theory.

3. Thinking that playing fast pentatonic-box patterns makes you a hot guitarist.


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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2007, 06:05:38 PM »
kala ko may nkalagay na, spending time reading on forums instead of actually playing.   :lol:

ung weak vibrato na yan, madalas ko mkta yan, hndi pala, ang akala nila sa vibrato binebend.,  :lol:

Meron yan. Replace "harmony central" with "philmusic" and applicable na mwahaha. Ouch ! Touche !
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2007, 06:08:33 PM »
The truth really hurts...pero this one....

"Obsessing about playing burning solos, and not caring about rhythm guitar."

eto talaga yumari sa kin! hehehe......that is why i'm trying to improve my rhythm playing
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2007, 06:35:38 PM »
Ripped from the October issue of Guitar Player

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Investing in distortion boxes instead of a good amp.

Not taking the time to learn music theory.

Relying on picks.

Buying too many effects.

Relying too much on printed music and tabs.

Taking guitar lessons from a friend.

Dito ako guilty sa mga ito..

Dun sa relying to much on tabs, minsan ganyan ako, lalo na pag nahihirapan na akong sumipra  :-D
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2007, 06:55:10 PM »
Ako rin madami... old (bad) habits die hard.

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2007, 06:59:35 PM »
aray  :-D
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2007, 07:05:48 PM »
heheh grabe.. di man ako makapaniwala well ganyan talaga..  :-D

nice post Sir Jobet!!

atleast yung ibang posers eh babalik sa lupa pag nabasa ito..

hahahaha!!
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2007, 07:11:43 PM »
-Learning 100 intros and no songs.
-Not jamming enough with other players.
-Buying too many effects.
-Not knowing the difference between tube watts and solid-state watts.
-Wearing the guitar way too low.
-Obsessing about playing burning solos, and not caring about rhythm guitar.
-Spending more time on Guitar Central than actually practicing.

hangang ngayon sakit ko to  :-( :-o :lol: :evil:

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2007, 07:26:14 PM »
Hahahhaa! Very nice post sir Jobet! Marami talaga ang guilty including me. :)
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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2007, 07:35:22 PM »
hangang ngayon sakit ko to  :-( :-o :lol: :evil:

but you are excused from wearing your guitar low  :lol:

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2007, 07:46:20 PM »
sabi ng mga mods...

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2007, 08:20:16 PM »
guilty rin ako  :-D

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2007, 08:22:39 PM »
bato bato sa langit, tamaan wag magalit......ARAY!! NATAMAAN AKO!!!

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Re: Top 40 Newbie Mistakes
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2007, 08:27:01 PM »
The truth hurts... araaay! :-)

Guilty ako sa pedal-collection and music theory and not investing in a good amp and spending time in philmu.... :-D
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