Determination... or obsession.

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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Akshay » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:41 am

That riffstation seems like a nice idea. I'll go home and try it out today. I need it because I've been trying to play this from a few days...



.... :twisted:

EDIT: No Mac version of Riffstation!! :x Thank God for Bootcamp.. :P
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Steve EF-15 » Tue May 01, 2012 2:43 am

I like Marty.

A little slower(too slow, actually) but much cleaner.

http://youtu.be/oiByILh_6JU


I'm just gonna keep playing this until I can play it right.
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Neal » Tue May 01, 2012 4:10 pm

A definite improvement! :)
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Steve EF-15 » Thu May 03, 2012 2:14 am

I realize I'm biting off a lot with this.

It's a high hurdle.

Gotta do it.
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby McBoogle » Thu May 03, 2012 8:35 pm

I thought I posted this yesterday but apparently not!

I learnt While my Guitar gently weeps off this guy, Siggy! :-D. I think he's awesome, has some great lessons, and something about the way he teaches just rang true with me. Check him out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3L-cbnV ... ata_player

...and Steve, never have truer word been spoken lol, just gotta keep at it, it'll come! :)
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Steve EF-15 » Fri May 04, 2012 2:31 am

One day I plan to be up for that one, but I'm a long way away from it right now. I'm picking up a lot of technique that I'll be able to apply to other things down the road while I'm working on Something. Seems like every time I run through it I clean it up just a wee little bit more, and add a little something to it that I couldn't do before.

My friend Ben Sherman plays While My Guitar Gently Weeps beautifully, but then he is a guitarist by single profession, and the best one I know.

I wish I had a video of him playing that, but here's one of him dong Steely Dan's Bodishatva just to show how he plays.
He's playing the well worn black Stratocaster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMNGtGczW9Q
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Memory Lane Jr » Fri May 04, 2012 6:32 am

Oh Wow!!! Cool band Steve, all great muso's & I love Steely Dan.
Looks like Blacky has done some gigs 8-)
When you think about it no wonder guys like your friend Ben are such good players can you imagine how many gigs you would have to do to distress a guitar like that & I wouldn't mind betting that is from a lot of work & not faked.

EDIT:: I just Googled your friend Ben & found his website I reckon he has done a lot of gigs :lol:
Mate I would be round his place quick smart & sign up for a few lessons :twisted:
http://benshermanguitar.com/home.html
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Steve EF-15 » Sat May 05, 2012 1:07 am

Memory Lane Jr wrote:Oh Wow!!! Cool band Steve, all great muso's & I love Steely Dan.
Looks like Blacky has done some gigs 8-)
When you think about it no wonder guys like your friend Ben are such good players can you imagine how many gigs you would have to do to distress a guitar like that & I wouldn't mind betting that is from a lot of work & not faked.

EDIT:: I just Googled your friend Ben & found his website I reckon he has done a lot of gigs :lol:
Mate I would be round his place quick smart & sign up for a few lessons :twisted:
http://benshermanguitar.com/home.html


I remember what that Strat was new.... 30+ years ago.
Ben joined his first band in the mid 70s, and played this same guitar with them until they disolved in the mid 80s, which is when he formed this band.
These same 4 guys, Hectic Red... have been playing gigs in Maryland together for 25 years.
He's also part of a 10 member Steely Dan revue, and does acoustical solos at local pubs.
Another thing Ben does that I thinks is great is he goes to the inner city Library in Baltimore with his classical guitar and plays for the youngsters there, most of which have likely never even heard live music before.
He's a pure musician, all the way.

Funny thing... this band was playing very close to my home last Saturday night, so I went to see them, and took my Telecaster along because Ben wanted to check it out. He tried to play it, and it was the first time I'VE EVER seen him get lost on a fretboard.
Another friend of Bens came by with his rightie guitar... which Ben had never even seen before. He played a song in the 2nd set with that, and then picked it up to close the third set ... with Bodishatva.
He played Bodishatva with a guitar he'd only ever had in his hands for one song beforehand.
I may be biased, but I'll Stack Ben against anybody I've ever heard play locally, or Nationally. To see him play live is stunning.
I'd love to take lessons from Ben, and he wants to teach me, but time, schedules, and distance are too much of a challenge to get to him regularly enough right now. He's in my future though.
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby Memory Lane Jr » Sat May 05, 2012 3:02 am

25 yrs with the same band mate that is awesome, I could not think of a better way to make a living doing something you enjoy.
I am so kicking myself in the butt for not picking up guitar in my teens :roll:
I was to busy playing with these things :lol:
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Re: Determination... or obsession.

Postby mcarp555 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:21 am

I think you're facing the wrong direction, mate...
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