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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    You should carry on the punk thing! Its not hard to play Punk on guitar either :P Unless you already had enough guitarists

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    I was all for doing punk but my friends insisted on doing more grunge songs so we did lol needless to say my throat started hurting more after singing more grunge I was helpless as a guitarist anyway and we had one guitarist anyway. I might learn some since I enjoy it so much!
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    (Original post by NightShroud99)
    I was all for doing punk but my friends insisted on doing more grunge songs so we did lol needless to say my throat started hurting more after singing more grunge I was helpless as a guitarist anyway and we had one guitarist anyway. I might learn some since I enjoy it so much!
    I just find Punk really fun to play/listen to. I'm not a massive fan of Grunge myself. I see it as Punk minus the fun :P

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    When I first tried to learn Californication, I struggled with a bit in the verse. My advice I guess is just work on it, and make sure you press hard. When you pull off again, bend it slightly just as you release it so the string vibrates more.

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    Thanks...but how did you know it was Californication? :eyeball:
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    Thanks...but how did you know it was Californication? :eyeball:
    1) Your name is Dani California and you said you're a Chilli Peppers fan.
    2) I was just playing it 5 minutes ago on my guitar and put two and two together :P

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    1) Your name is Dani California and you said you're a Chilli Peppers fan.
    2) I was just playing it 5 minutes ago on my guitar and put two and two together :P

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    Haha, nice coincidence. Damn Flea and his inhuman playing.
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    Haha, nice coincidence. Damn Flea and his inhuman playing.
    Hahaha, ikr! Don't beat yourself up about it though, it took me awhile to get

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    I just find Punk really fun to play/listen to. I'm not a massive fan of Grunge myself. I see it as Punk minus the fun :P

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    I feel the same way! The songs we learnt towards the end were sort of a mixture between the two so it was okay I guess... But punk always gets me exited and quite of a few of the compositions I've made were punk songs too What do you tend to listen to in terms of punk?
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    (Original post by NightShroud99)
    I feel the same way! The songs we learnt towards the end were sort of a mixture between the two so it was okay I guess... But punk always gets me exited and quite of a few of the compositions I've made were punk songs too What do you tend to listen to in terms of punk?
    In terms of punk bands? My favourite band is Rise Against, but they've somewhat softened over the year.

    I love Black Flag too. They're probably my favourite Hardcore Punk band.

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Hahaha, ikr! Don't beat yourself up about it though, it took me awhile to get

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    I don't why this is getting me so much, every time I do it, it throws the timing for everything else. Tried to play Snow the other day as well, talk about running before you can walk. :lol:
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    Drummer. Play at church. Been playing years now.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    In terms of punk bands? My favourite band is Rise Against, but they've somewhat softened over the year.

    I love Black Flag too. They're probably my favourite Hardcore Punk band.

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    Nice! Did you ever manage to play in your own rock band? Your band choices are awesome lol Our leader was too strict with song choices
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    I don't why this is getting me so much, every time I do it, it throws the timing for everything else. Tried to play Snow the other day as well, talk about running before you can walk. :lol:
    I tried to learn Snow. I looked at the tab and just went "nah. I'll save that for later" :P Just remember to bend the string slightly as you pull off. You get a louder/cleaner sound.

    Are you playing on an Acoustic or Electric?

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    I tried to learn Snow. I looked at the tab and just went "nah. I'll save that for later" :P Just remember to bend the string slightly as you pull off. You get a louder/cleaner sound.

    Are you playing on an Acoustic or Electric?

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    Haha, did you same thing, got about 6 notes in before going nope. :rolleyes: Playing an electric.
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    (Original post by NightShroud99)
    Nice! Did you ever manage to play in your own rock band? Your band choices are awesome lol Our leader was too strict with song choices
    I don't like the idea of band leaders, but I generally am the creative, passionate one in my bands. I've played in quite a few bands. At the moment I play Lead in a Punk Band and both Lead and Rhythm (we rotate) in a Rock trio, whilst doing loads of Solo work. I produce all the stuff I do too.

    I generally prefer to write new stuff, but I've done the odd cover too, but only when everyone agrees with it.

    Mind you, I'm only 16 so I've hardly played any gigs or anything yet. Most places are 18+

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    (Original post by Dani California)
    Haha, did you same thing, got about 6 notes in before going nope. :rolleyes: Playing an electric.
    Haha, yup :P And that's good, it's harder on an acoustic. Strings tend to be more stiff.

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    I sing, and I've had singing lessons since about 8 years old. Progress was slow because I only had a little voice.

    I sing in a school band - lots of pop and funk. I sing in the school choir, and I sing solo. When I sing solo I prefer to sing in a classical style. Me and a couple of other friends want to go out busking too but haven't sorted anything. We work as a trio with one girl on keys.

    I don't know if this classes me as a musician, because I know singing isn't technically playing an instrument.

    I've dabbled with piano and want to get better!
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Haha, yup :P And that's good, it's harder on an acoustic. Strings tend to be more stiff.

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    Tried to play a classical Spanish guitar once, it was hilarious, my hands literally were not big enough to play the chords. And I can't fret anything of an acoustic, nylon strings hurt. :rolleyes: Will it help hammering on if I lower the action?
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    Tried to play a classical Spanish guitar once, it was hilarious, my hands literally were not big enough to play the chords. And I can't fret anything of an acoustic, nylon strings hurt. :rolleyes: Will it help hammering on if I lower the action?
    It'll help a whole lot! I had a really bad Les Paul copy and the action was ridiculous. I then saved up for an Epiphone which is so much better :P

    It's really hard to fret on Classical Guitars, especially high up (in terms of pitch)

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    (Original post by Sloe&AppleJelly)
    I sing, and I've had singing lessons since about 8 years old. Progress was slow because I only had a little voice.

    I sing in a school band - lots of pop and funk. I sing in the school choir, and I sing solo. When I sing solo I prefer to sing in a classical style. Me and a couple of other friends want to go out busking too but haven't sorted anything. We work as a trio with one girl on keys.

    I don't know if this classes me as a musician, because I know singing isn't technically playing an instrument.

    I've dabbled with piano and want to get better!
    You're definitely still a musician

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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    It'll help a whole lot! I had a really bad Les Paul copy and the action was ridiculous. I then saved up for an Epiphone which is so much better :P

    It's really hard to fret on Classical Guitars, especially high up (in terms of pitch)

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    The day I can afford an actual Les Paul is the day I accept the economy is fixed. :lol: Right, going to lower the action, thanks for the advice!
 
 
 
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