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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by heltershelton, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Texas
    what kinda player are you?
    do you play your own stuff or do you copy?
    i guess we all copy.....
    im talkin improv.
     
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  2. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    somewhere
  3. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Come at me bro, with a wild guess what Dado does...
     
  4. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    70
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    I like to copy the essence of a riff I like and try to build around it.
    Not usually successfully but I enjoy the try.
     
  5. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
  6. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

  7. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    38
    Apr 2, 2016
    Philly, PA
    Unless it’s a riff that’s absolutely necessary to a song I prefer to riff away on my own.
     
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  8. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
  9. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 9, 2014
    Dumpster diving
    I can noodle away endlessly and play nothing, then I play something and copy it then I get distracted and play along with a commercial, then I remember a riff I played in high school, but I can't get it right then I look it up on you tube and rabbit hole on the 10 things wrong you do as a guitar player which leads to the riff that will change your life video but I can't wait for the guy to shut up and play that riff so I start noodling until I think of a riff to play for the name that riff thread and record it, then I go to bed. :whistling:;)
     
  10. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    I don't have a plan .
     
  11. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    Well.... I play like me. How you may hear this guy or that guy in there but that’s how I play...

    Like Miles said “It takes a long time you play like yourself.
     
  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Right behind you...
  13. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jun 22, 2014
    Same Shed Different Day
    I'm not really a note for note guy, more of a trying to capture a vibe sort. Usually that means copping some of the licks, but not getting bogged down in it.
     
  14. Bowmap

    Bowmap I Nose A Thang or Two Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    TBD
    Most of the time I go clean and meander. If I stumble onto something I will work it over and over until I think my muscle memory will be able to bring me back to it in a few weeks.
     
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  15. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Texas
    ???
     
  16. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Texas
    youll be the one makin stuff up.
     
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  17. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    I don't have the patience to cop other people's licks.
     
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  18. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Posy rules! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 9, 2014
    Dumpster diving
    Don't "cop" this guys licks :whistling::D
     
  19. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 13, 2012
    Here
    If it’s a wellknown piece of playing and I’m doing it for an audience I will copy it exactly.
     
  20. roger@pennyflic

    roger@pennyflic Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    60
    Jul 4, 2013
    melbourne
    Saw an interview with Michael Buble the other day where he quoted Tony Bennet's advice to him....

    Copy everybody.... Copy one guy, it's plagiarism....Copy everybody, it's research.