Music Poll - what kind of stuff do you like to play?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by grizmit, Nov 14, 2019.

What kind of music do you mostly play on guitar?

  1. "Hot Cross Buns" etc. (No shame if you're just starting out, keep rockin!)

  2. Country/Rockabilly

  3. Blues/Southern Rock

  4. Jazz/Funk

  5. Classic Rock

  6. Reggae/Ska

  7. Hard Rock/Alt Rock/Grunge/Prog (All eras)

  8. Metal, Thrash, Punk, Shred (everything dimed)

  9. Indie/Surf/Shoegaze/Post Rock (offset hipsters unite!)

  10. Mostly Acoustic (Classical, Bluegrass, Folk, or anything suitable for campfire jams)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    1. Metal
    2. Hard Rock/Grunge
    3. Classic Rock

    I also like Blues soloing and playing acoustic versions of Metal songs.
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  2. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    That's a good question... Im actually in the middle of goin thru old tracks and getting them into 1 pile to start uploading... So far in the last few hours ive heard songs about Dolemite, Black Belt Jones, cows taking over the world, the difference between shnit and shinola, Fred Sanford's junk yard, how everybody still thinks Snake Pliskin is dead, poor Melvin getting dumped into a vat of toxic waste over in Tromaville and a song about interstellar oppression... A terrible alternate reality where Louis Farakhan takes over the starship Enterprise and spews his crap thruout the galaxy...

    Im not sure what im playing exactly. But I think I may need help...
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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I voted for these

    Blues/Southern Rock

    Classic Rock


    I don't really play funk, just jazz. And not really jazz, just a couple of old standards with weird, finger-breaking chords.
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  4. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-holic

    Yeah, but I love those diminished 9ths, 7ths, and 6th chords.
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  5. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Power pop (PezBand, Replacements, Badfinger, Rasberries, etc...)
    New (original) Wave: Elvis C, Graham Parker, Cars, etc...)
    Folk rock/rockabilly (Nick Lowe, John Hiatt, Avett Brothers).
    Punk (Clash, Green Day)
    Occasional Surf
    Heavy Metal from my Yout’ (Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Judas Priest, etc)
    The occasional Rush song (moving pictures and previous).
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  6. mduganjr

    mduganjr Squier-Meister

    Mar 21, 2017
    Covington, LA
    Mostly 90's rock and classic mixed in with some southern rock.

    I'm the youngest person in my band by about 13 years, so we play mostly classic rock.
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  7. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-Nut

    Dec 30, 2017
    Illiconsin, Wisinois
    I play Christmas music all year.
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  8. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Lol... No category for "Your own stuff", lol... But mostly that... With Reggae, country, and classic rock rounding it out...
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  9. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
    Yes! Some of those melodies like Good King wenselsas or however he spells it is good for stretching out fingers.
  10. mumbo719

    mumbo719 Squier Talker

    Mar 4, 2017
    Tampa Bay
    No option in poll for CCM, Praise & Worship
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  11. vlxerdon

    vlxerdon Squier-Nut

    Dec 31, 2014
    Coastal Georgia
    All oldies rock and roll from the 50's and 60's . Not sure if you would consider this stuff classic rock or not. It sure is to me. :)
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  12. Tepid Pilot

    Tepid Pilot Squier Talker

    Weather channel jazz. Genuine imitation jazz that requires no intellectual effort to listen to or to play. Like Kenny G.

  13. grizmit

    grizmit Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2015
    Sorry again for not including everyone's favorite genres. Think it's interesting that I forgot the most technically Popular genre, Pop. Yet no one has mentioned it.

    Thought about something along those lines, but unless you're inventing a brand new genre of music, I'm guessing most of our originals probably fit into one of the genre categories. That was my thinking anyway. Regardless, where can we hear your tunes?

    Yes, that probably would have gotten some votes. However, like Christmas music, I see those categories as more of a subject matter descriptor of music that crosses many existing genres. I could be wrong, certainly didn't mean to leave anyone out.
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  14. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Squier-Nut

    Aug 30, 2019
    Liberty SC
    Mostly Surf since I picked up my '64 Reissue(6G15).
    It's far out, man.
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  15. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Is this common? I listen to totally different stuff than I play.

    Most of my listening is to classical. Bach and Beethoven. Some Mozart if I'm feeling light hearted. Brahms if I'm in a particularly serious frame of mind

    If I listen to 'pop' it'll likely be pre rock. Julie London for instance, or one of Linda Ronstadt's wonderful 'American Songbook' albums done with Nelson Riddle's arrangements and orchestra.

    Or the Beatles. Still by far my favorite rock band.

    But I *play* almost none of this. I thus accurately checked off Blues/Southern Rock, Classic Rock and the Indie/Surf/Shoegaze/Post Rock box.

    Is that rare, or common? To play different sounds than you turn on elsewhere?

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  16. grizmit

    grizmit Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2015
    Exactly what went through my head when I posted originally, Don. The poll had initially been what do you listen to?, but then I changed it to what do you play? which is more in line with why we're all here. And I agree, it's not really the same stuff necessarily. I don't think it's just because Hot Cross Buns is way easier than Surfing with the Alien either. It's really about what moves us when a guitar is in our hands.

    A great example for me is reggae. I absolutely love listening to reggae (most recently Stick Figure is in heavy rotation), but I have very little interest in playing reggae, certainly not regularly. It's just too much of same on the guitar - I get bored playing it, but not at all listening to it.
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  17. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    It may be common or uncommon but it certainly applies to me. When I got wound up to playing again at the local amateur night, the 'house' was almost entirely country. I sat down and made myself learn some country. I still leaned heavily to the '80's 'Outlaw' country. Listening it's almost entirely blues and classic 60-70' rock.

    Back in the day when I was first learning guitar or bass, I played a lot with my church youth group. Listening was still 'classic rock' and 'pop'. The difference was it was still current radio music back then, LOL.
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  18. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I'm quite surprised at the overwhelmingly disproportionate number of votes for Blues/Southern Rock (why are those two bundled together?) and Classic Rock, which leads me to believe that the majority of votes came from old farts like me.
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  19. grizmit

    grizmit Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2015
    “'Cause Curtis Loew was the finest picker to ever play the blues”
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019
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  20. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles...won't you dance?
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