What do you do well?

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Re: What do you do well?

Post by SaintVitus » April 11th, 2011, 5:44 am

I'm very good at practicing and honing in on what I really need to work on. I'm constantly reviewing various elements of my playing and I know what steps to take to fix or better what I'm doing. I'm also very patient, and although I find it hard to have fun sometimes when I'm concentrating on bettering any one element, I know in the end that it will pay off. That drive in itself can be fun in some ways...

As for REAL fun and what I'm good at, I've gotten quite good at playing rhythm and my timing is almost perfect. I just need to keep studying theory and commit it to instinct rather than having to think about what notes to use in a scale while constructing chords and shapes all of the time. Thankfully I've got a great teacher...

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Re: What do you do well?

Post by rparker » April 11th, 2011, 9:09 am

I'm good at nothing. I'm least bad at:

#1: Playing songs in a single guitar arrangement and being able to sing to them all. (The singing is horrible at best, but I still do it. Privacy has it's positives) I can normally pick up the basics of a song in short order. Sometimes the first or second attempt. It's whenever the feel comes to me. I have a very strange method. Needless to say, none of it is note for note.

#2: Having fun, like TR said, is probably what I am best at. I rarely "practice".

I'm slowly getting the hang of doing some ad-hoc lead playing. My short term memory isn't entirely under my control right now, so I don't cover any leads other than a signature riff or two. Even then, I forget the riff in a few weeks if I don't play it every day. right now, I think I can play one riff as designed.

edit: I am also exceptionally gifted at making any Strat (real or knock off) sound like crap. It's as if it were my life's calling.
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Re: What do you do well?

Post by Johnny Lee » April 12th, 2011, 7:33 pm

rparker wrote: edit: I am also exceptionally gifted at making any Strat (real or knock off) sound like crap. It's as if it were my life's calling.
How long does it take to develop that talent? I'd like to give it a go as well. :D
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Re: What do you do well?

Post by rparker » April 13th, 2011, 5:41 am

Johnny Lee wrote:How long does it take to develop that talent? I'd like to give it a go as well.
Born lucky, I guess. :lol:
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Re: What do you do well?

Post by Staffan » April 13th, 2011, 10:33 pm

I´ve got good picking hand technique - using both a pick or playing fingerstyle.

I´m also a decent rhythm player and I´m getting better at soloing (not very good at the moment though :wink: ).
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Re: What do you do well?

Post by NEZTOK » April 14th, 2011, 6:46 pm

I'm good at making things harder than they really are. I enjoy it! OTHERS DO NOT.

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Re: What do you do well?

Post by almann1979 » April 15th, 2011, 12:31 pm

Im good at Forcing myself to practice every day, even when i dont want to - i always manage to put an hour aside.
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Re: What do you do well?

Post by JKHC » April 15th, 2011, 2:01 pm

I'm amazing at complaining that an easy song is too hard to play, just so I can start messing around and playing songs I like. I'll learn it eventually. It will just take alot longer than its supposed to.
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