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  1. Damn, I can't believe it's up to version 5 now!!! LOL I had the Whammy 2 back in the day when I was playing guitar and absolutely LOVED it...I'm obv iously not familiar with the version 5 but I never had a bad experience with 2....actually cuz it's so much fun I think it's impossible to have a bad experience with it!!! LOL
  2. Damn, I can't believe it's up to version 5 now!!! LOL I had the Whammy 2 back in the day when I was playing guitar and absolutely LOVED it...I'm obv iously not familiar with the version 5 but I never had a bad experience with 2....actually cuz it's so much fun I think it's impossible to have a bad experience with it!!! LOL
  3. Originally Posted by BG76 I played guitar in my high school jazz band. I never met a group of people who were less interested in helping students as the teachers in my high school music program. +INFINITY!!!! Had the EXACT same experience...I started playing guitar in 5th grade when Metallica's Black album came out (it was Kirk's solo in Enter Sandman that made me want to play, I would rewind the cassette over and over and over just to listen to it, it was MONTHS before I listened to the rest of the album LOL) and luckily my old man made me take classical guitar lessons for 2 years....I was really lucky to have a fantastic teacher, he was a grad student at the Hartt School Of Music, and even though I didn't really take it as seriously as I should have cuz I just wanted to shred on electric, it was absolutely invaluable, I wouldn't be HALF the muso I am today without that experience, and it gave me a really solid foundation in theory.... I was in my HS jazz band AND jazz combo (which was the best of the best of the jazz band, and was just me, the drummer, stand up bassist, a floutist, sax player, trumpet player (who also played electric violin), and trombone player.... I couldn't agree more about the teacher being any more useless, he literally didn't teach us a THING...he would just hand out sheet music for jazz band, then stand in front of everybody, just listening, with this annoyed look on his face, and would get pissed off if it wasn't up to his standards and would get all andgry and loudly and irately ramble on about how he was the greatest sax player in Mass in 1976 (even though he was "teaching" in CT in 97-99, I was in both of them my junior and senior years)...but seriously, it was {censored}ing REDICULOUS, he literally never tought us one single {censored}ing thing, no joke... Then for jazz combo, we were completely on our own!!! No joke!!! He gave us no guidance whatsoever, it was totally up to us what to play at pep rallies and other town events and stuff... I gotta say I actually enjoyed both of them, as I was a total metal head and had no experience with jazz, I was a total shredder, but luckily I had the skills and the knowledge of theory to be able to play the charts....I remember the first one I ever saw, I can't even remember the title of it or the composer, but I just remember looking at all the complex chords and how they changed like at least once every measure, often times more, and I gotta admit even though I was a great metalhead shredder I definitely had to woodshed with some of those charts LOL
  4. Originally Posted by BG76 I played guitar in my high school jazz band. I never met a group of people who were less interested in helping students as the teachers in my high school music program. +INFINITY!!!! Had the EXACT same experience...I started playing guitar in 5th grade when Metallica's Black album came out (it was Kirk's solo in Enter Sandman that made me want to play, I would rewind the cassette over and over and over just to listen to it, it was MONTHS before I listened to the rest of the album LOL) and luckily my old man made me take classical guitar lessons for 2 years....I was really lucky to have a fantastic teacher, he was a grad student at the Hartt School Of Music, and even though I didn't really take it as seriously as I should have cuz I just wanted to shred on electric, it was absolutely invaluable, I wouldn't be HALF the muso I am today without that experience, and it gave me a really solid foundation in theory.... I was in my HS jazz band AND jazz combo (which was the best of the best of the jazz band, and was just me, the drummer, stand up bassist, a floutist, sax player, trumpet player (who also played electric violin), and trombone player.... I couldn't agree more about the teacher being any more useless, he literally didn't teach us a THING...he would just hand out sheet music for jazz band, then stand in front of everybody, just listening, with this annoyed look on his face, and would get pissed off if it wasn't up to his standards and would get all andgry and loudly and irately ramble on about how he was the greatest sax player in Mass in 1976 (even though he was "teaching" in CT in 97-99, I was in both of them my junior and senior years)...but seriously, it was {censored}ing REDICULOUS, he literally never tought us one single {censored}ing thing, no joke... Then for jazz combo, we were completely on our own!!! No joke!!! He gave us no guidance whatsoever, it was totally up to us what to play at pep rallies and other town events and stuff... I gotta say I actually enjoyed both of them, as I was a total metal head and had no experience with jazz, I was a total shredder, but luckily I had the skills and the knowledge of theory to be able to play the charts....I remember the first one I ever saw, I can't even remember the title of it or the composer, but I just remember looking at all the complex chords and how they changed like at least once every measure, often times more, and I gotta admit even though I was a great metalhead shredder I definitely had to woodshed with some of those charts LOL
  5. That is wild!!! Pretty much every bandmember I ever had was unbelievably feminine (not to mention delusional, childish, immature, flaky, egotistical, etc. etc.) but there was one dude who was a {censored}ing nutcase like that, I remember one time we were hanging out and we went to a bar and they wanted a cover charge, he {censored}ing went BALLISTIC, started cursing out the bouncers and everything, then as we were walking to another bar he pulled out a butterfly knife and flipped it open and went on and on about how he was gonna cut 'em...he actually seemed serious, but we all just kinda ignored it cuz we were so stunned by it cuz he was always a pretty chill dude, and he calmed down pretty quickly, but it was nuts, he was one of the last people I'd ever expect to pull a blade...
  6. That is dope!!! Yeah VM is hands down in my book one of THE most under-rated guitarists of all time, not just in the world of 80's shredders but in general...it's a shame, I really think he should be a household name like EVH, Clapton, Hendrix, Yngwie, and ESPECIALLY up there with Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, and all the other great 80's shredders....one of my all time fav pieces of music, and prob my fav shred piece, it's just so beautiful... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPXzazhBypY
  7. Right on man! Well if your interest in classical is limited to 3 pieces, then you want to move on to flamenco, I wouldn't advise going for a classical teacher, cuz you're absolutely right that even though they're often lumped together and do share some similarities, flamenco really is a whole 'nother animal. As for the Prelude 1 in E Minor by Villa-Lobos piece, I guess the best thing to do is watch the master himself playing it... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx9fPeaD_Ns As for flamenco, a good flamenco teacher is even harder to find than a classical one, but I'm sure you'll be able to find one even though it may take a while. Good luck man!
  8. Hey dude. I would definitely advise getting a teacher to help you out with that...when it comes to classical, techique is SO important, ESPECIALLY the non fretboard hand... I was fortunate enough that when I was a kid my old man made me take classical lessons from a grad student at the Hartt School of Music who had majored in in and was going for his PhD in classical guitar for 2 years (even though I just wanted to shred on electric after hearing Enter Sandman LOL) The best thing I got out of it was a really good foundation in theory... It's really tough, and I didn't take it seriously at all, epsecially cuz to really do it right yo've gotta grow out your nails, which I refused...you can get a thumb pick and three banjo type finger picks, but it's really not the same at all...but yeah man youreally need a really good teachr for proper thumb placement near the bridge and on the string, proper hand form, "pulling"/fingering the strings "into" the proper area of your hand, foot placement on the stool and where the guitar rests on your leg, etc. etc..... The thing is, there are books and vids out there that show it, but you really need a good teacher to make sure you're doing it right and really drill it into you... Do your research and try out a few guys, there aer a lot of guys out there that claim to be classical teachers but really have no background in it and just try to wing it...make sure you see their credentials, no joke!!!
  9. Hello. A buddy of mine who plays drums got this a while back to be able to trigger samples with his Roland electric kit, however now he wants to get the Roland SPD-S and watnts to sell it, he will put it on eBay if you want, PM me if interested, thanks!
  10. Hey dude. Sorry you had such a bad experience...the thing is I agree with you, that unfortunately there are so many clowns out there that have no business getting paid to "teach" whatsoever and are just straight up rip off artists and it really sucks...the thing is though if you find a good teacher, it's worth it's weight in gold...I know I wouldn't be HALF the muso I am today without the teacher I spent 2 years with way way back in the day (I was in 5th grade when Enter Sandman came out and Kirk's solo made me want to pick up guitar, so my dad made me take classical lessons from a grad student at the Hartt School of Music here in CT, and I coulnd't have been luckier, even thugh I really didn't take it as seriously as I should have cfuz I just wanted to shred on electtic, it gave me a really solid foundation in theory that really let me become a much better muso much quicker later on when I decided to start really wanting to learn and going about it on my own... Seriously man shop around, hopefully you will be able to find a good teacher (that's alos a great muso)...they're really really REALLY hard to find, but hopefully yu will find one, and trust me, when you do, I think you'[ll find that it's well worth it...
  11. That is nuts!!! I also couldn't stop checking out those epic tits either, {censored}ing fantastic LOL It must be even harder for her to balance beng so top heavy LOL It reminded me of this, someone sent it to me way back, I always wanted to do it but don't think I'd actually have the balls to do it once I got there (besides I can't afford a round trip ticket to Spain) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Nd1qtk1Go
  12. The one thing i'd say dates it is the pace. Judging by your writing style - I'm guessing you like your content fast and furious. When you're feeling chilled, give it another try. For me, being outside the era adds so much more to it! The score, the style, there's something stately and grand about it - which haunts well. ALSO: I just walked past his old house! It's round the corner from where I work. Crazy. LOL Right on man!!! Well I can appreciate slower stuff, but yeah, I guess I do have a bit of the ol' ADD LOL
  13. Holy {censored} that brings me back!!!! There used to be one near where I grew up and we'd go there every once in a while as kids, I always liked it....but I haven't been to one in over 20 years, I don't know if there are any more in CT or even New England at all...
  14. WHAT!?!?!?!?!?! WHAT. THE. {censored}. WHAT THE {censored}?!?!?!?!?! I'm seriously at a loss for words....of all the countless {censored}ing movies I've ever watched, that was one of the very very VERY few that I ever stopped watching half an hour into it cuz it was just so {censored}ign boring and stupid (to me anyways). Seriously I just don't understand it! I don't know, maybe if I had more patience, but I swear to god the whole first part is him just following that chick, and it's just so {censored}ing slow and boring and {censored}ing PAINFUL...it was to me anyways...I guess I'll have to watch the whole thing, I must be missing something....
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