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Jitter isn't a challenge?

You're a better pianist than me, sir.


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What a coincidence that this topic pops up today....

I play the guitar, have played piano and just got a bass for my birthday.
I acquired my second guitar half a year back and my girlfriend instantly claimed the first.
So now I have two amazing Ibanez instruments at my side.
A BTB670 bass and one of the very last RG550's(Fun fact, my best friend has one of the first, it's nearly 25 years older.)
I also have a digital amp modulator, so I can get a ton of different sounds from these instruments.


PS, I got the RG for 1/3 of it's original price, I'm not that rich....


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If my room wasn't such a dump I'd take pics too.


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Roast Veg wrote:
You're a better pianist than me, sir.
Try playing it, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Concord sounds like it would be pretty cool to learn too, but until I can get around to Romance in Andante I think I'll learn Cloudland Swing.

I need to learn a Jazzy/Blueys song for Music anyway.

I'll wait until I get my epic Yamaha Piano until I post any pictures. Atm I use a 120 year old German piano (Yes, it survived both of the world wars), with intact ivory keys and it’s in great condition. It’s really wasted on my family, and with me getting my epic 'Contemporary' Piano as they call it, I won't be using it nearly as much.


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Well I looked up the sheet music, and you're right it's far simpler that I'd imagined. Wiosna, too looks like it'll be fun, so I'll get to work on that now.


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Oh gosh I love the piano. I wish I could play. I'ma get a keyboard so I can teach myself.

Right now, if we're doing this the "here are my skillz" way, I've that guitar, a classical guitar, a hand-me-down super-modded black reso, and two plain ol' acoustics, one of which I carved my name in when I was of the ripe age of six with a guitar pick (obviously I had enough time when I was six to take a guitar pick and carve a guitar up with it). I can sing pretty good, but it's that singing that, while perfectly on pitch and good notes, is really twangy and isn't actually very pleasing to listen to unless you think Bob Dylan is a good singer. I've played guitar for the better part of my life, and banjo for about half as long as that. I only have one banjo because my audience for banjoing is so small that it would be a waste to buy another one (this is apposed to me having so many guitars, because people like it when I play guitar). I also play trombone pretty good, but I stopped when I realized that I'd have to pay for renting it.


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You should sand/stain the wood. It'll make it look cooler.

Also, I play trumpet, and people tell me I'm a good bass singer.


It's already been sanded to hell. It's smoother than a baby's bottom, you just wouldn't be able to tell from the front. Stain will ruin the design on the front, which isn't actually what you think it is, and it isn't what I think it is either because I still don't know where that came from.

I'm going to put pipes through it so I can put a strap on. It'll be cool and I'll post pics to explain.

The only reason I'm playing this guitar as opposed to the classical which I got a couple months ago is because I got the classical a couple months ago. For a guitar player, a classical guitar is really a strange thing. It's easy on the fingers and smooth and it sounds great, but it's all just too much. The inherently masochistic nature of the guitar player forces him to pick up an ax, jam his foot as far as it'll go into a distortion peddle and cut his fingers on the razor sharp strings. I couldn't bring myself to hear beautiful little birds tweeting out of a hole in a pretty little guitar, I want something that really ♥♥♥♥ with your face.

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PS, I got the RG for 1/3 of it's original price, I'm not that rich....


Sick ass bass that is. Really, one of the coolest. You better be amazing at the bass or learning, because having a bass and sucking hard at it is like having super nice running equipment and being fat and asthmatic. My gf plays the upright bass, and it's actually a whole bunch of fun to have duets with. People always seem to think that the bassist's job is to sit around walking a bass, but it's also to keep time and add a base to the song.


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I is a pruh fesh nal violinist, got an 1890 french mercourt violin with "the band" pickup, couple steel string acoustic guitars (takamine) and a Sunn Mustang electric with custom pickups and far too many stickers. Also have a fusion keyboard and a few amps. Looking to round that out with a bass and some recording equipment.

Fail flail, your best bet is to practice 1 5 3 2 1 2 3 1 5


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No ♥♥♥♥? That's pretty righteous. I always wished I had a recording studio or the like, but I have a fear of recording. I really hate hearing anything I do played back to me.

Seraph, what kind of music do you play?


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Seraph, that sounds a bit overly complicated, 5 3 2 1 2 1 3 5 is my best bet (I think).
Unrelated, but I finally finished Katawa Shoujo and funnily enough the Rin story-line. I'll be brief and say Rin's the bestest, but followed shortly by Lilly.
Back on topic, any of you guys have particularly favorite pieces?

This took me forever to learn, but it was well worth it, unbelievably fun and epic to play.


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Fail Flail wrote:
Back on topic, any of you guys have particularly favorite pieces?

These two songs from the game VVVVVV:




I can play Pushing Onwards, but in a simplified way. Those guys are basically playing what would require 3 hands using 2 hands, which requires an amount of skill that I can't even dream of ever acquiring. :P


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I hate watching people like that, it's just depressing.
I tried to learn Running Hell a while back, but just couldn't get the timing right, screwing up the whole song.


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Well, right now I play guitar, been playing for 2 or 3 or 4 years, I have no idea. I used to play violin in high school, but I quit that ♥♥♥♥. I wish I never had, it`s such a beautiful instrument. I`ve always wanted to learn how to play piano, and the cello which is in my opinion the most beautiful instrument ever.

I`m thinking of getting a decent bass guitar to start learning some Rush and Alice In Chains, anyone have any suggestions on a decent bass guitar for around $300-400 CAD?


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Fail my reasoning behind the fingering is that it pivots around your thumb which was good for me to do repetitive stuff, each to his own though. I have crazy spidery hands that contort and scare small children.

ALSO I didn't type it right, because I am a drunkard.

5 1 32123 1 5


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And suddenly it makes a thousand times more sense :lol: , I'll try that out.


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Wait ok. Those bass progs don't make sense because unless you plan on playing in 9:8 time, which may be likely if you like jazz, you'll also be playing in only one chord, which is unlikely because jazz. Am I missing something. I'm not a bassist, but living with one means that I'm not a total stick in the mud.

Also if you want to really learn how to play bass as a musician, but have no other musical background, I really really recommend also playing a brass instrument or sax when you get to the point in bassing where you don't think you can learn much more. For a bass I'd go with trombone, because they're in the same key, but any of them work. I say this because my first year as a trombonist in school I learned more on guitar than the four or so years of guitar lessons. That makes it sound like I didn't learn much in guitar lessons, and you may be right, but still, I learned a lot playing trombone.


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