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  1. #17


    Join Date: Oct 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    For me, this. ^^

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  3. #18


    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I have so much it's embarrassing:

    1. Learn theory. Really, I don't know squat about theory. I always hear about this scale and that scale. This song is in this key and the solo is in this mode or scale or whatever. It all is a foreign language for me. I'm tired of being uneducated in this regard. I need to knuckle down and LEARN.

    2. Learn songs all the way through. My normal (through my guitar-playing life) has been "Oh, I like this song. I want to learn it". So I get the TAB book, sit down and start trying to play it. I get so far until I get stumped, then I get impatient and quit on that song. OR I'll hear a different song a few days later and want to learn THAT song, so I forget about the original song. Really, I don't progress past a few bars of each song. I need to get patience and willpower to work through this.

    3. Play plugged in. For 99.95% of my "playing", I am playing unplugged. Sometimes that is with my classical guitars, so that makes sense, but the majority of the time it is using my electrics not plugged in. I do this so it doesn't make much noise so others don't hear my millions of mistakes - I always worry that others in my family will get annoyed hearing me try to play something over and over and over... I just need to either play plugged in at a lower volume or figure out how to play with headphones/earbuds where I don't have cords and cables all over the place.

    4. Of course, learn how to play Holy Wars, Tornado of Souls, etc.

  4. #19


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Santa Clara, CA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Find a local blues jam and go once in a while.
    I started a ZZ Top tribute band. Does that count?

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  6. #20


    Join Date: Sep 2008
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  7. #21


    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Washington
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    I started a ZZ Top tribute band. Does that count?
    No.

    I've been going to one on and off for 10 years. There's really nothing like honing your blues chops while wondering what the fuck is going to happen next.

    If you still need convincing, just add alcohol. Everyone else does.

  8. #22


    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    If you still need convincing, just add alcohol. Everyone else does.
    [Leon] 10:03 pm: She can poop on my chest anyday

  9. #23


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    No.

    I've been going to one on and off for 10 years. There's really nothing like honing your blues chops while wondering what the fuck is going to happen next.

    If you still need convincing, just add alcohol. Everyone else does.
    Yeah, really. I miss the one I used to be able to go to. And ZZ Top is a very narrow, very rock-heavy style of blues - having to get comfortable playing anything fom uptempo shuffles to slow blues, and with guys who do anything from Chicago to amped-up Delta to Texas to fusion type stuff really forces you to think about how you fit in, and expands your vocabulary.

    Besides, I've always thought of ZZ Top as more of a weird-assed rock band than a blues band, really.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  10. #24


    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Yeah, really. I miss the one I used to be able to go to. And ZZ Top is a very narrow, very rock-heavy style of blues - having to get comfortable playing anything fom uptempo shuffles to slow blues, and with guys who do anything from Chicago to amped-up Delta to Texas to fusion type stuff really forces you to think about how you fit in, and expands your vocabulary.


    #ComfortZoneGone

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