Poll What level of guitarist are you

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by hendrixfan, Feb 9, 2009.

what level of guitarist are you

  1. beginer

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  2. beginer/intermediate

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. intermediate

    8 vote(s)
    26.7%
  4. intermediate/advanced

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  5. advanced

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. professional

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. hendrixfan

    hendrixfan Senior Stratmaster

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    what level of guitarist are you,i,m beginer/intermediate i would say i know we have some professional musicians on here either past or present and a lot of guys in bands so its not about ego,s i,m interested to see how the forum is made up,:)
     
  2. Steelskin

    Steelskin Strat-Talker

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    Id say im intermediate. I definatly consider myself a musician. But it doesnt go farther then the garage and some local bars. Music has always been a major player in my life, playing or listening...
     
  3. Release

    Release Strat-Talker

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    Probably intermediate..... but I do have flashes of brilliance that put me up one category!
    And then I blow it and it takes me right back down. LOL.
     
  4. johnreardon

    johnreardon Senior Stratmaster

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    We are all beginners in that our journey never ends
     
  5. adaptable

    adaptable Strat-Talker

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    Even though I have a degree in music... I'd say I'm advanced...simply because I don't make a living playing. My friends that are Professionals blow circles around me....simply because they are in "peak" condition at all times.
     
  6. PeteG45

    PeteG45 Strat-O-Master

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    I had an experienced guitarist refer to me as an advanced beginner or intermediate player about six months back so I'll go with beginner/intermediate. It actually made my day to be described that way.

    I still feel like an absolute novice when someone asks me to play something for them.
     
  7. Carlsoti

    Carlsoti Senior Stratmaster

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    I'd vote, but you didn't put "hack" as one of the choises. I'm all over the place. I can still pull off some technical stuff from back when I practiced all the time. On the other hand, sometimes can't pull off even the simplest of things.
     
  8. ArlenBucy

    ArlenBucy Senior Stratmaster

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    You can be professional and suck. Professional just means you get paid to play.
     
  9. hendrixfan

    hendrixfan Senior Stratmaster

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    very philosophical of you john, not sure i spelt that right but thats dislexia for you lol.
     
  10. patl

    patl Strat-O-Master

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    I said beginner/intermediate; I've been playing way too long but inconsistently. Making more progress in last few months than all but the first 6 months I picked up the instrument though.
     
  11. EGrier65

    EGrier65 Strat-Talker

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    I'm with you patl. I classify myself as a beginner/intermediate. I don't know how to read music, play by ear and read tab. I've been playing for 25 yrs. but very inconsistent. Life gets in the way that a person can't pick up his axe when he wants to. Although I love to play and wish I had the time to do it.
     
  12. Stratosaurus

    Stratosaurus Strat-Talker

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    always learning here...
     
  13. jerryo

    jerryo Strat-Talker

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    I'm always starting over .... its very creative
     
  14. Jefro

    Jefro Senior Stratmaster

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    Voted intermediate as I've never continuously played throughout the years and have stopped and started back up a few times but I'm playing now more than ever and am very determined to to get better.
     
  15. orange bullet

    orange bullet Strat-Talker

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    on guitar i am intermediate i am a punk/grunge guitarist like nirvana as an example and i probably wont become better i still practice but i dont care about shredding fast 2 minute solos

    i would say i am a advanced bass player, but no one cares about that lol
     
  16. elementlax

    elementlax Senior Stratmaster

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    i always have room to improve
    i would say im pretty close to intermediate though
     
  17. patl

    patl Strat-O-Master

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    That's my story, yep. Playing a lot more recently though, which is cool. Good luck to you, EGrier65
     
  18. elementlax

    elementlax Senior Stratmaster

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    you can or cant read tab?
     
  19. Manolian

    Manolian Strat-Talker

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    So true , I get paid for playing so I guess I am a professional, but I really feel like a student after 40 years of playing.
     
  20. S. Rock

    S. Rock Senior Stratmaster

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    it all depends on who you ask.