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Post by GamingKen » 26 Mar 2017, 11:34

Oh, playing the guitar right handed when you are a lefty is going to be so terrible for you. Just restring it upside down and play it as a lefty. The guitar won't be perfectly setup that way, but still 1000% better than trying to play righty when lefty. (Be like Jimi)

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Post by DarkMellie » 26 Mar 2017, 12:01

When I started playing guitar at around 12 years old, I did it because I wanted to play Metallica. From there it was just a progression of mimicry as I learned to play my favourite bands music effectively and just got better and better at it. I've only ever been a parrot though without a single full song written (plenty of riffs and sections though).

Moving into acoustic was the same, starting with Tommy Emmanuel and then progressing onto Candyrat.

In short, if you want to play your own music, don't follow my path. If you just want to play because it's fun, find a style or a band you like and buy the sheetmusic (tablature is just the most incredibly easiest notation method ever devised). Then just play and play and play.

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Post by storm84 » 26 Mar 2017, 12:14

The main thing musically I do (should be did, given I haven't done it for years) was compose. In high school, I spent a lot of time trying to imitate Tom Morello, Adam Jones and Kirk Hammett (and before that, trying to play Green Day and Offspring), but as I got older I became more focused on trying to come up with music than focusing on playing. Which I think is one of the problems - I'd spend a lot of time experimenting, which would fail because of the limited technical abilities, and very little time focusing on getting the basics right.

I remember trying once to play a left-handed guitar, but my right hand is so uncoordinated that I couldn't make sense of the fingering. Besides, they're aren't left-handed pianos. It's just a matter of sucking it up and putting in the hours. :P
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by GamingKen » 26 Mar 2017, 12:16

Maybe just play it on your lap like this guy? :P It's almost like piano guitar

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Post by DarkMellie » 26 Mar 2017, 12:24

So, I would consider myself to be somewhat highly skilled at tap and pinch harmonics on an acoustic, but I could never even attempt what Mongraine does there (on live TV no less). He is operating on a transcendental level in AirTap (check out his other stuff too, composition skills are equally out of this world).
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Post by GamingKen » 26 Mar 2017, 17:54

Out of this world is right, he is an amazing musician! I noticed he also seems to be doing live streams on YouTube now, I think I'll have to make a mental note to check out exactly when he is doing that.
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Post by CherryRed » 26 Mar 2017, 21:57

On Thursday my best friend's father and brother were involved in a serious collision with a prime mover. We have been like sisters for 20 years, and her family is like family to me.

Her brother is okay, her dad is not - he was airlifted to Westmead on Friday morning and is now in an induced coma on life support.

He has brain injuries, fluid/swelling on the brain, 4 broken vertebrae in his neck, a broken wrist, all of his ribs are broken, he has a punctured lung and serious internal injuries.

Tomorrow they are going to slowly start lifting the sedation to see what he is capable of doing on his own, if anything.

Some tough days ahead

It's been a rough, emotional few days.


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Post by Nekosan » 26 Mar 2017, 22:23

GamingKen wrote:Maybe just play it on your lap like this guy? :P It's almost like piano guitar

I dunno, i love acoustic stuff but i just cant get into that guy. Much of it just sounds too jumbled, its like he came up with 40 different riffs and just slapped them together.
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Post by MuscularTeeth » 27 Mar 2017, 11:11

my sympathies cherry.

heard of jon gomm? he is another amazing guitarist worth checking out in terms of accustic ability.


rocksmith DLC on sale 40% off atm thru steam. picked up 40$ US worth of songs.
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Post by storm84 » 27 Mar 2017, 11:36

I noticed there were a bunch of songs on the original Rocksmith that weren't on 2014. Is there any way, short of buying the original game to get them? Would love to learn Kansas' Carry On Our Wayward Son.
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Post by Disco » 27 Mar 2017, 11:50

storm84 wrote:I noticed there were a bunch of songs on the original Rocksmith that weren't on 2014. Is there any way, short of buying the original game to get them? Would love to learn Kansas' Carry On Our Wayward Son.
It's a wonder someone hasn't uploaded a cracked version of the game with all DLC included..
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Post by storm84 » 27 Mar 2017, 14:07

I can't remember the last time I downloaded a cracked game. Possibly in 2009.
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Post by Disco » 27 Mar 2017, 14:17

Yeah me either >.>
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Post by NotThatDoug » 27 Mar 2017, 15:56

I downloaded Simpsons Hit and Run to show my partner what its all about so I could justify getting it on my gamecube, still haven't been back by the retro games store in Perth since then though.
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Post by MuscularTeeth » 27 Mar 2017, 15:59

storm84 wrote:I noticed there were a bunch of songs on the original Rocksmith that weren't on 2014. Is there any way, short of buying the original game to get them? Would love to learn Kansas' Carry On Our Wayward Son.
no some bands (eric clapton is one example) where they got licence agreement with rocksmith but not rocksmith 2014.
you have to buy the first game and there is a disc import toolDLC which then converts all the songs to RS2014 for you.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 28 Mar 2017, 14:11

I have that shitty feeling where you think you're getting sick, fatigued, stuffy nose etc, my boss has just had a killer cold/flu so I hope I'm not coming down with the same thing. Just chewed up a clove of garlic and will try to get on top of it.

Also, I love garlic so...
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Post by Sathias » 28 Mar 2017, 15:23

I hope Mrs Disco loves garlic just as much :P
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Post by Ralph Wiggum » 28 Mar 2017, 15:28

Don't worry, he has PK!

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Post by Disco » 28 Mar 2017, 16:20

Sathias wrote:I hope Mrs Disco loves garlic just as much :P
We have established in our relationship that she does not like garlic as much as I do :lol: She gets up me for eating it out of the tube.
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Post by Mini » 28 Mar 2017, 16:29

Disco wrote: She gets up me for eating it out of the tube.
Well that could be interpreted wrong...
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Post by CherryRed » 28 Mar 2017, 16:32

^ :lol:
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Post by Sathias » 28 Mar 2017, 19:21

Disco wrote:
Sathias wrote:I hope Mrs Disco loves garlic just as much :P
We have established in our relationship that she does not like garlic as much as I do :lol: She gets up me for eating it out of the tube.
Fucking hell, you animal :lol:
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 28 Mar 2017, 19:27

What can I say, I love garlic, in food, or raw, it's delicious!
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Anon. E. Moose » 28 Mar 2017, 21:54

For just under a year now I've been working two jobs and while the money has been fantastic and it's kept me really busy, it's definitely taken to huge toll on my body both physically and mentally.
A couple of weeks ago I officially moved up to 2IC at my other job and with it came more hours and a nice little pay rise. So now I've finally moved back to just one night a week at Woolworths, it's time for me to get my evenings back and my sleeping patterns under control.

Maybe I should start going to the gym...
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Post by Mini » 28 Mar 2017, 21:57

Does that mean you will be gaming again?
Seems to have been ages since I saw you online

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