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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    Oh heaven almighty no, absolutely not. I'm ambitious, but not crazy.
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    One can dream though.............
    By the time you're his age, you will be able to play similar stuff, surely if you keep at it.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    THE hendrix? Woah, I didn't know that.

    I have a strong suspicion talent plays a role there.
    I think you only need start earlier if you wanna be a Steve Vai, a Yngwie Malmsteem, a Joe Satriani. A technical wizard, in other words.
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    I think you only need start earlier if you wanna be a Steve Vai, a Yngwie Malmsteem, a Joe Satriani. A technical wizard, in other words.
    And a Santana or Knopfler?
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    And a Santana or Knopfler?
    Maybe. But their appeal is down to style/talent, they aren't exactly whizzing up and down the fretboard.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    Maybe. But their appeal is down to style/talent, they aren't exactly whizzing up and down the fretboard.
    True. Besides, I actually want to write songs. Now, I have pages of poems which are begging for a tune to complete them.......

    I want to be able to play songs of normal capacity, I realise it's difficult to ask to become a guitar-whiz, starting at 17.
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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    Cool! Thanks!

    For me, the callouses take so long to develop. It hurts so much when I try to play.
    It can be difficult. For me I was quite lucky starting out because I've always had unusually long fingers and the grip is far easier - but you will definitely get used to it. Practice is seriously the only way forward
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    (Original post by oShahpo)
    By the time you're his age, you will be able to play similar stuff, surely if you keep at it.
    I do not think that is the necessary end for anyone who happens to "keep at it" lol. If you spend ages working on your technique then I guess. But I doubt even many of the fantastic and inspirational players are/were up to it.
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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    I do not think that is the necessary end for anyone who happens to "keep at it" lol. If you spend ages working on your technique then I guess. But I doubt even many of the fantastic and inspirational players are/were up to it.
    Yea, but this piece isn't that hard. 30 years of practice is certainly enough.
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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    It can be difficult. For me I was quite lucky starting out because I've always had unusually long fingers and the grip is far easier - but you will definitely get used to it. Practice is seriously the only way forward
    Yeah. I have pretty small hands, so it's quite difficult.
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    Understatement. It's the size of a 10 year old's hand. I checked. -_-
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    (Original post by oShahpo)
    Yea, but this piece isn't that hard. 30 years of practice is certainly enough.
    bet I won't be able to play it in 24 years
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    Unless you are on your deathbed there is no such thing as 'too late'...
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    (Original post by 1secondsofvamps)
    Btw I use this app called yousician and so far I find it really helpful, I definitely recommend you to give it a try
    I saw the advert for that app on youtube. Is it a monthly subscription?

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    Nah just get some tabs and get going - I started at 16 and learnt quite a few songs before losing interest last year... There's a really easy tab for he's a pirate from poc floating around - I recommend it because it's such an iconic song and the tune itself is surprisingly easy! There's plenty of tutorials on YouTube too
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    Ableton mostly.
    woah xor
    didn't know u were pro at drawing and music
    #respekt :yep:
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    woah xor
    didn't know u were pro at drawing and music
    #respekt :yep:
    Thanks Cheese!.
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    Thanks Cheese!.
    np
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    u better come on 2nite tho
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    np
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    u better come on 2nite tho
    We'll see
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    We'll see
    :mwuaha:
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    (Original post by A321)
    I saw the advert for that app on youtube. Is it a monthly subscription?

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    Nope there's no monthly subscription, the whole thing is free
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    Yeah. I have pretty small hands, so it's quite difficult.
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    Understatement. It's the size of a 10 year old's hand. I checked. -_-
    Do you know a song called Plug in Baby by Muse? The lead guitar on that is such a fun way to get used to moving your fingers around the frets quickly
 
 
 
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