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Where do you rate your guitar skills???


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Duane,

Maybe you should have added a category for something like;

"Do the 10 year olds at Guitar Center smoke you on $99 guitars?"

 

My answer would be Yes.

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I can play decently. Being in front of people doesn't really bug me... unless I'm singing [blink]

 

Singing makes me really nervous and messed up. Guitar skills are decent, I can hang in there with people, more of a rhythm guy though, its what I do. I can rip out a solo every now and then, its all good.

 

I just do it for fun [cool]

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isnt the definition of professional' date=' being paid for your services?

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In a sense, yes, but then just about everyone here could be called a Pro. It's more of an ability Question. Can you read charts and play whatever style is being recorded in the studio today? Can you teach an Advanced Guitar Class?

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I always think I stink at everything I do. I did have a ton of gigs in my youth. Where does that put me? I'll let you guys decide:

 

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Advanced/Intermediate Hack, I guess? I play much better now, than I did years ago, when I was playing all the time.

Technique, "taste," etc....but then, a lot of music has changed, so much, from when I was playing, in the '60's...

that I feel like I'm Way Behind now, too. Taking a 30 year hiatus, didn't help, either. ;>b But...the main thing is,

that it's still a total "hoot," and just "makes my day," to get to play again. Plus, I just love guitars, anyway! ;>)

 

CB

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sounds to me like a pro guitarist is the kinda guy who was a music major and graduated from guilliard or something.....

 

I can read chord charts and play all the mumbo jumbo on the spot, but I think that is just being a good guitar player, what is the difference between a good guitar player and a professional guitar player then?

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I always think I stink at everything I do. I did have a ton of gigs in my youth. Where does that put me?

 

A humble axe player. Unfortunately not a category but an admirable one nonetheless.

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sounds to me like a pro guitarist is the kinda guy who was a music major and graduated from guilliard or something.....

 

I can read chord charts and play all the mumbo jumbo on the spot' date=' but I think that is just being a good guitar player, what is the difference between a good guitar player and a professional guitar player then?[/quote']

 

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I was always a real good rhythm guy but that seems to be a lost art today.

 

The last 10 years I've really worked on my lead playing and now feel I can hang or maybe hang on with anybody.

 

I've played in blues bands, rock bands, dance bands and even done some work with country and jazz outfits.

 

I don't think that makes me any better than anyone but being adaptable always kept me playing.

 

I said advanced hack only because I'm better now than when I was playing semi-pro.

 

I once heard a quote from some guitar player who's name escapes me at the moment but he said

"The only difference between a pro musician and an amateur is the professional knows how to cover his mistakes."

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