So You Think You Can Play Guitar ??

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Papa Joe, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    I give up..I'm a failure..
  2. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Jan 29, 2017
    Practice yer arse off...
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  3. Treynor

    Treynor Squier-holic

    Jun 22, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    I think I will just go back to playing the Nickleodeon.
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  4. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    I’ve seen enough of these to know I CAN’T play guitar. At least the guy isn’t 5, though. Those are the ones that have me ready to pile up my gear and have a garage sale.
  5. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
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  6. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    Me too Papa Joe. Good Lord....ridiculous
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  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Don't worry Joe, if Tommy Emmanuel or one of his buddies is involved, it might as well be on Mars, we'll never get there.
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  8. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Nut

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    wow. I just posted all my gear on CL! Time to give up
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  9. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Nut

    Well, for all we know, this might be the only song the dude can play.....if you practice one song and one song only for a long time, you can sound great.... I don't worry 'bout it - there's some songs I can nail, I can fake a lot of stuff that non-guitarists would think I'm great, and fumble around a lot. I took lessons for several years when I was a kid 'til mid-teens from a jazz guitarist/teacher.....back then, I knew a lot more about theory, could sight read, etc....a lot has gone out the window with age, but....I can still fake it pretty good. And I still stand by the old adage that if you make a mistake, do it again so as it sounds that you meant to do that as artistic expression :) I play for me, my wife enjoys (most of) it, and a lot of folks seem to think I'm really good....I wish I was, but, am having fun and it gives me great enjoyment and stress relief. Yeah, there is some humbling stuff out there by kids. Lil Toby Lee is a kickass blues guitarist, has been for some time, and he's only 13!!! Have been following him since he's been posting videos playing in his onesie pajamas LOL. Toby should a future, of sorts, if there is indeed a future for blues rock
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  10. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    I saw Tommy in concert last December. It was in a hall that seated about 500 people and the show was spectacular. He just keeps getting better and better. There is no coasting with Tommy Emanuel. I'll never get even close, but he keeps me dreaming and practicing.
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  11. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    So You Think You Can Play Guitar ??
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  12. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    He's an example of a person who devotes his life to playing.
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  13. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    Wow... Me too Papa... Good thing I have my day job.
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  14. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    This is why I can’t justify paying a lot and buying super expensive guitars or gear. (Or buying a lot of guitars). Rory Gallagher is my idol and I wish I could play just like him. But I’ll never get even close

    I really wish I could become good
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  15. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
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    The great thing is he makes it look so effortless. A non guitar player would look at that and think I could learn that. Watch the video again only concentrating on the man’s left hand. Crazy.
  16. Tele-kitty

    Tele-kitty Squier-Meister

    Dec 12, 2016
    I’ve known for decades I can’t play but I do so love doing it.
    Some of these people on YouTube are insanely

    So I find a few that inspire me and I continue to practice..I may get there one day or I may not but the journey will still be fun. :cool:

    The breakthrough moments when you get something and go “ah hah!” Are pure gold.:D

    *slinks back over to the corner with my telecaster, tablet of video lessons and continues playing badly* o_O
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  17. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    I suck but I rock at it lol......
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  18. mtjo62

    mtjo62 Squier-Meister

    Dec 14, 2009
    Saw Richard Smith with his wife on cello three years ago at a workshop in my town. He is a monster player. His wife is quite good as well.
  19. CamiTampa

    CamiTampa Squier Talker

    Feb 20, 2018
    Sarasota, Fl
    I wish I could play the guitar.
  20. platefire

    platefire Squier-Nut

    Sep 14, 2016
    North Louisiana
    Watching these you tube videos of guys like that is intimidating and can be discouraging. Just think of it this way, that caliber player may not venture in you neck of the woods so you might be the best in your locale even though we can't measure up to
    that technical ability, we can shine where we at.

    Truly around that type of player I wouldn't even take my guitar out of the case and I would say "who me, no I don't play" but in my own element I'm not ashamed and thankful for what I can do. Platefire
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