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kid I grew up with used to do that a lot, he even managed to work in the harmonics as part of his playing. He was a huge fan of old school hard rock. (makes sense seeing as how we were teenagers in the 80's ) He could play pretty much all Eric Clapton songs note for note, and many other players from bands such as Van Halen, Judas Priest etc etc...
Thing is, he could have been classical, rock, anything and could have been a great but chose to do nothing with it. As far as I know today he does not even own a guitar. I would have killed to have had his natural talent as music was my dream but I had mediocre talent at best, what I played I learned and scratched out the hard way. This fool could do it in his sleep. I still hate him to this day
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My keyboardist in my first band was one of those people. You know the ones....they can listen to a song once and then play it note-perfect. Any song, any style, change the style to any other on demand, transpose, whatever.
He sells cars now, and has since we got out of school. Aaauuuuggghhhhh!
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Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
What you have been doing is practicing your legato sections - and that's a
really good way to get a more interesting sound, combining slides with
hammer-ons, bends and pull-offs to achieve a smooth piece of music.
When I grew up playing the guitar as a teenager, I was really good at hammer-ons and pull-offs. I was not very good at fast continual picking in which nearly every note is plucked, though. That's something I've become more interested in lately, and I've been studying a lot of picking techniques like scalpal picking and circular picking.
I love the lyrical sound of legato playing. But I also love the intensity of hearing every note picked in a fast run. I'm not bad at the former; I just wish I were better at the latter.
Just wait until you get into sweep picking. I once contemplated putting up a series of tutorials here on CP in my blog link covering techniques such as alternate picking, super modes, modes, scale theory and advanced picking drills. It was the fact that this is a tech site that put me off.
Love the face contortions, common though with guitarists who are really concentrating on what they are doing, Johnny Lang unquestionably and undeniably talented, but the face contortions are holy crap what the…. David Gilmour arguably one of the best, you guessed it, funny stuff.
I was unaware of this until after one of my own performances this drunk guy stumbles up to me, makes a grotesque face, then asks me “Why do you do this when you’re playing”. Afterwards, I watched a video of us playing, Holy crap I looked like a drooling lunatic. (As opposed to being a drooling lunatic… )
We're not even angry
We're being so sincere right now
Even though our time is lost
Our egos are destroyed
Our souls are mere husks
Of former selves
We cry because it hurts but then
What else is there to do?