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Ever noticed that when guitar players get together they can describe guitar sounds to explain how something goes? Here are a few of mine.

 

funort - hitting a sour note

 

Fwarnee Fwarnee Fwarnee - Think Ace Frehley

 

Pickgeern pickgeern pickgeern - Think funk # 49

 

dweedledee dweedledee

 

zjunk zjunk zjunk zjunk zjunk - Palm muting a power chord ala Metallica and Priest

 

 

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This should be fun!

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Dim00n = Slashtone..

 

Slashtone = Dim00n..

 

Fredtone = Starving tonedude..

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Sometimes I want to hammer it, but digging it out might sound better.

 

I also like scratching with a light touch and getting the wah going on the beat. B)

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Fear not, Rector... I got it :)

 

 

 

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chanow = standard palm muted triplet into riff

 

Wow wokka wokka wokka wokka wokka wokka wow = porno background music

 

wUH_EEEEEEEE pi-tow= e-string hyperbend into broken string

 

 

WeeeEEEEEEeeeeEEEEeEEEEEEeeeEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEe= last note Dime plays in Cemetary Gates.

 

 

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Whakachakawhakachakawhakachakawhakachaka - The wah-colored muted strumming at the beginning of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"

 

Whauugh-whaouwha-wuh-ugh-whao whaaough-whuh-whao - the first riff from the aforementioned song

 

Breeeeeauuughhhrrrr - the sound of a note played with a fully-depressed tremolo bar and heaps of distortion

 

Gggrrrooowwrnn - A very long note on Lemmy's bass

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Fear not, Rector... I got it :)

 

 

 

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chanow = standard palm muted triplet into riff

 

Wow wokka wokka wokka wokka wokka wokka wow = porno background music

 

wUH_EEEEEEEE pi-tow= e-string hyperbend into broken string

 

 

WeeeEEEEEEeeeeEEEEeEEEEEEeeeEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEe= last note Dime plays in Cemetary Gates.

 

 

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\:D/ Hilarious!!

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Tinklies - any high note doodling

Blart - a short, fast flurry run of notes.

Bludgeoning Hammer Drop - Dropping to a slow, low E grind from a fast riff in a higher key.

Death Metal Calliope - The sound made when you and the other guitar player are out of tune with each other and are playing the harmony or unison melody line.

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I remember chuckling when I heard how the bass player for Green Day got his last name.

 

He became Mike Dirnt because of the noise his bass made... [biggrin]

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Wow, a guitar onomatopoeia thread!

 

Hmmmmm...

 

Calling pinch harmonics "squealies" might count I guess.

 

How about...

 

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

(80's hair metal tone that sounds like bees in a can)

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Plummertoneing; Leaning way over to fetch elusive feedback from the lowest speaker in your stack...

 

Raintone; Emo- tone...

 

Reigntone; Hardclipping Metaltone...

 

Wankertone; overuse of wammybars...

 

Bingotone; P-90 tone...

 

Epitone; what you get when you can't afford a Gibson...

 

Terrortone; That killer tone only TeahBeast knows how to get...

 

Kitchensinktone; That muddled mess when one uses too many effects...

 

Wanttone; Solidstate amp tone...

 

MessyBoogertone; Using a Mesa amp with bad tubes...

 

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Showertone; When one sings AND plays guitar in the shower...

 

Ironitone; The art of singing save the forest save the world go green folk music while playing on an acoustic made with rainforest wood slathered in polyurithane

finish with an ivory nut and rare wood inlays...

 

12 BarBluestone; playing live under the influence...

 

Forumtone; Dumbing down the brightness in order to fit in with the band..

 

PaceMaker; The learned art of keeping in perfect rhythm with a drummer without needing eye contact...

 

PeaceTone; The often pointless attempts to keep band singers happy...

 

Soundscaping; The art of soundscaping guitar sounds within and around a song, ie The Edge, Andy Summers, and myself...smiley-chores043.gif

 

MowTone; The sound of a newbie player saving up for a Gibby LP...smiley-chores044.gif

 

C3PO; Mechanical guitar playing...

 

K-Marting; Doing a gig for cheap...

 

Righting; Correcting bad tab charts smiley-chores033.gif

 

WatchDogging; Working part time as a moderater..smiley-chores015.gif

 

Wordowning; Censuring a Neo thread..smiley-chores013.gif

 

Fretting; Hebegeebies before going on stage

 

Fredding; A hungry musician...smiley-eatdrink023.gif

 

Breading; Spending money on guitars and not food...

 

Dickshunaireeng; A drummer trying to read his guitarist's Music Dictionary smiley-music024.gif

 

Desperating; Playing in a Village People cover band...ymca.gif

 

Theorectizing; Trying to figure out that elusive guitar chord...thinking.gif

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Wow, a guitar onomatopoeia thread!

 

Hmmmmm...

 

Calling pinch harmonics "squealies" might count I guess.

 

How about...

 

Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

(80's hair metal tone that sounds like bees in a can)

 

what are you? an english teacher? [flapper]

 

its even spelled correctly to boot!

 

My personal fav is chugga chugga chugga chugga THWACK! when the string breaks, usually followed by a series of curses

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Grrtwang... grtwang... Grrtwang... grtwang... grr/grr/grr/grr/grr/grr-grrtwang = Rolling Stones "Slave" intro, in my estimation..

Bwoooow.. bwow/bwow/b-b-wow - Led Zeppelin "Heartbreaker"

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Ef Cleffing; Teaching music class.........smiley-whacky084.gif

 

 

 

MowTowning; Covering Motown songs...smiley-chores005.gif

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bwow bum ba bumbumbum be bum bwow= Match Game Theme song (starring Gene Rayburn!)

 

 

Da da dun da da dun DA DA duuun= Ear ache my eye

 

Dweedlee dweedlie CRAP! Dweedlee Dweedle CRAP!= learning to noodle

 

Ba duh da dumdumdumdumdumdumdumdumdumdumdumdumdum= guitar player explaining the bass line to Smoke on the water.

 

Bumzzzz Da dumzzzzz da dumzzzzzz= ChanMan bass line....

 

 

 

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A Pastafarian; a clean and sober vegitarian musician...

 

A NitPicker; a fussy guitarist...

 

A TeleStrator: a guitarist who avoids Gibsons...

 

Acoustic; What a drummer uses to play pool...

 

AlNiCo; What a drummer borrows for bus fare home...

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Uhhh... that one! No, that one.... no that one...= R9 or retro trying to decide which of the many guitars they've posted pics of they are going to play....

 

 

twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty twangetty = "speed country"

 

carunga crack thwack thwack thwack pi-jongggggg = Kyle Bush playing the Nationwide Nashville race trophy

 

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OR

 

 

----------------------------------------------------------- = sound of an air guitar

 

 

__________________________________= sound of an air bass

 

 

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||= sound of an air drum

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CHANG-ANG-ANG-ANG-Ang-Ang-ang-ang-ang

 

means:

 

"That dent in my headstock is from the ceiling fan." [blush]

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Plummertoneing; Leaning way over to fetch elusive feedback from the lowest speaker in your stack...

 

Raintone; Emo- tone...

 

Reigntone; Hardclipping Metaltone...

 

Wankertone; overuse of wammybars...

 

Bingotone; P-90 tone...

 

Epitone; what you get when you can't afford a Gibson...

 

Terrortone; That killer tone only TeahBeast knows how to get...

 

Kitchensinktone; That muddled mess when one uses too many effects...

 

Wanttone; Solidstate amp tone...

 

MessyBoogertone; Using a Mesa amp with bad tubes...

 

smiley-signs097.gif

 

Showertone; When one sings AND plays guitar in the shower...

 

Ironitone; The art of singing save the forest save the world go green folk music while playing on an acoustic made with rainforest wood slathered in polyurithane

finish with an ivory nut and rare wood inlays...

 

12 BarBluestone; playing live under the influence...

 

Forumtone; Dumbing down the brightness in order to fit in with the band..

 

PaceMaker; The learned art of keeping in perfect rhythm with a drummer without needing eye contact...

 

PeaceTone; The often pointless attempts to keep band singers happy...

 

Soundscaping; The art of soundscaping guitar sounds within and around a song, ie The Edge, Andy Summers, and myself...smiley-chores043.gif

 

MowTone; The sound of a newbie player saving up for a Gibby LP...smiley-chores044.gif

 

C3PO; Mechanical guitar playing...

 

K-Marting; Doing a gig for cheap...

 

Righting; Correcting bad tab charts smiley-chores033.gif

 

WatchDogging; Working part time as a moderater..smiley-chores015.gif

 

Wordowning; Censuring a Neo thread..smiley-chores013.gif

 

Fretting; Hebegeebies before going on stage

 

Fredding; A hungry musician...smiley-eatdrink023.gif

 

Breading; Spending money on guitars and not food...

 

Dickshunaireeng; A drummer trying to read his guitarist's Music Dictionary smiley-music024.gif

 

Desperating; Playing in a Village People cover band...ymca.gif

 

Theorectizing; Trying to figure out that elusive guitar chord...thinking.gif

 

Most excellent !!!!

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