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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by P-Nutz, Oct 6, 2019.
"great" in quotes? sure. I'm also "thin" and "handsome".
I'm "rich".." good looking" and "talented".... oh I can "sing" too
You forgot "chick magnet".
I can truthfully say i haven't met a better guitar player in 20 years, the 3 guys who came over were worse.
At my best I approach brilliant marginality....proficient musicians wouldn't want me on stage with them. Mostly it's because of a lack of quality...and constant...practicing. If I took a few months off and seriously worked on my playing, I'd be OK. Unfortunately needing to hold down employment impedes that.
I can however write decent melodies rather easily.
...after carpal tunnel surgery loosely quote Toby Keith " I'm not as great as I once were!"
Very intriguing thread.
I would rate myself as pretty rubbish. Most of my playing is limited to barre chords, 9ths, 7ths and minors.
I am gradually soaking up pentatonic scales (it is taking an age), however not really able to solo yet. A recent highlight was learning ‘Space Oddity’.
But.....I get tremendous satisfaction from playing cyclical two or three chord riffs, building up the tone. For this I have definitely found the better quality the guitar, the better the riff sounds.
I guess I feel a little subdued or even embarrassed trying out gear in a store, as there will inevitably be a 20 year old sales assistant with all the licks vs my complete absence of competence. Similarly, watching the Andertons channel makes me feel like a right fraud !!!
So, I have always thought that much of the conversation on this wonderful forum indicates many players are of a good standard - however I do feel that the lesser players’ contributions are still valued !
Pleasingly, I am developing my skills - which is the main thing. My wife is a firm believer that by visualising or identifying yourself in a particular way (eg - gifted guitarist !!!) there is much more of a chance of actually becoming just that.
quite a few!
non musicians have told me I'm a really good or great guitarist. Musicians tell me I'm good but a little sloppy. I tend not to think too much about stuff like that and just try to enjoy playing.
Nah....but my playing makes me FEEL great!
A man asks the devil: “how much does it cost to be the greatest guitar player in the world?”
The devil says: “Give me your Soul.”
The man asks: “What can i get for a dollar?”
Devil: “Greatest bass player in the world
The problem is, anybody who believes they are truly great and confidently says so, probably isn't.
I'm not very good and I'm ok with that as I have a ton of fun and absolutely love guitars.
I am a "great" guitar player.
Prove me wrong.
The further you advance, the more acutely aware you become of specific shortcomings.
I’m good enough to front a good/great bar band. I learn solos note for note and work a lot on tone, timing, etc. But greatness is a player like Greg Koch. When I see him play it makes me want to quit.
Playing for fifty years! Was a bit of a slippery player in my (long ago) youth but now I'm way over the hill and the only thing great is my increasing waist size! Seriously though I'm way over all the ego stuff; just still love playing and you learn somethnig new every time you pick up your guitar.
I'm Dunning-Kruger great!
I can hold my own with pretty much anyone. Anyone that would let me jam with them, of course. But I can also play drums, mandolin, bouzouki and piano too, which helps.
But great? No, more like capable and I'm happy with that.
I'm God awful