Posted by pmoney
Those are pure gold! As a bass player, I love the guitar center post a lot. Although, as a metal fan I do take exception to some of his comments. There is a lot of crap metal that is just power slop. But there are a lot of legitimately amazing musicians in metal too. Old Metallica is closer in structure to classical music than anything released in the last 40 years. I love Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae, Classical etc. though, and I love jamming to all different styles.
And I laughed at Shitty McCrapsalot . That's harsh, but hilarious. You gotta expect that if you are putting that info out on the net.
I should have clicked on this thread earlier. I too - love the guitar center post. Before Guitar Center came to our town, the largest music and guitar shop was Charlie Daniels. I remember the workers put up a sign saying "No Sweet Child of Mine" in the public practice room.
I was one of those guys who have played the Sweet Child of Mine intro in that practice room.
For the most part, I agree with the Guitar Center post. Most of these numbnuts come in and start shredding with bad techniques, melodic thoughts are everywhere, there's no key signature, rhythm is off etc. No offense if you're guilty of this, Pmoney. I was guilty as well during my first few years of playing the guitar.
Years ago, I go in there to play expensive classical guitars that I will never buy. I pretty much have given up on THAT dream which has now become a fading hobby. I can't even remember the last time I touched my guitar.
Don't be like me, Pmoney. Keep playing. I know I need to pick it up again because I would like to play it during my daughters' wedding and perhaps during my wife's funeral.
Hey - maybe we can play a song together? I play my guitar parts, put it on youtube, then you can add the bass etc. Playing for Change baby!