wanting to be a muscian and the steps that need to be taken?

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  1. ONApest MMA

    ONApest MMA Purple Belt

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    Been playing guitar off and on for a few years. Stopped for a long time but I picked up an Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Electric Guitar to learn on again. Whats my best bet? private lessons? I should be shot but I bought rocksmith with just cause I love guitar games, I will say my hand speed has gotten FAST quick, but I need theory to go with it. What say's you my friends? All advice is considered.
     
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    TheSauce Brown Belt

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    why tho..
    1.buy instrument
    2.play instrument
    3.???
    4.be musician
     
  3. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    Rocksmith is fun, and I have it.
    Really helped me out with basic chords.

    That game deserved some accolade, it was really well done
     
  4. MMA since 1993

    MMA since 1993 ____________

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    you should probably practice more and stop posting on sherdog.
     
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    ONApest MMA Purple Belt

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    ..........damn brown belt.... *bows*
     
  6. ONApest MMA

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    yeah I was amazed on how well it's done. The sequel should be amazing
     
  7. ONApest MMA

    ONApest MMA Purple Belt

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    I play every free chance my fingers are peeling like an uncut c***
     
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    i've been playing guitar (acoustic only) since i was a sophomore in HS, while i can play a bunch of covers and make my own tunes, no way am i good enough to be a pro.

    i can't read music either. What i do is if i wanna learn how to play a song, i print out the tabs and then learn said tabs, then hear the song a few times to get the melody and then i play it.
     
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    ONApest MMA Purple Belt

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    same here, I'm a tab reader while playing to the tune to get strumming and what not down. It's a bitch to find a teacher around here. *no clue fucking why*
     
  10. counterkulture

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    you havent been playing enough if your fingers are peeling, guitarists fingers should be tough as old leather.

    keep playing, youtube has alot of tutorials.

    and be realistic, you probably wont ever become a pro or ever scratch a living from music, but you can have a lot of fun trying.

    i play guitar in a punk band, we used to play gigs every week but people got used to us playing that often and wouldnt make the effort to come along, now we play every 5/6 weeks, we fill a local venue easy enough, and we've been out on tour a few times, hitting mainland europe next spring, and we wont be making any money from it, but damn its fun
     
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    Simian Raticus GOAT in the North

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    As far as mastering the instrument - unfortunately the answer is hours of practice. Lessons are good to at least have someone guide you through the fundamentals. Having good fundamentals makes you do everything else better in imo. After that I think you can learn whatever way suits you best. Just pick up the guitar every day and do something. One thing I definitely recommend is daily dexterity exercises to a metronome. It's boring but it gives you strength and agility in your hands, which opens up a lot more options.

    As far as making good art of your own - smoke weed.
     
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    Just keep playing. Youll get better. Write a few songs, record, and play shows. That simple.
     
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    Taskforce3Tango Loose cannon

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    A healthy drug addiction seems to work for a lot of musicians.
     
  14. thoughtsone

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    Truth, no good music came out of content people. All good music comes from tragedy, even the happy songs.
     
  15. Vincent86

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    dump the guitar, get fruity loops
     
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    naked duck It sure is cold without pants.

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    play until your fingers bleed or get a macbook and a rhyming dictionary. you said you wanted to be a successful musician right?
     
  17. Flemmy Stardust

    Flemmy Stardust King of Lea

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    if you book them, they will come
     
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    Theory bro, learn it.
     
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    Practice a lot. If you want to get good you have to sit down with a metronome and work on things. I know a lot of people hate metronomes, but they are one of the best tools a musician has. Although it's true that you can get good without using one, it can only help and it can save you some embarrassment down the road. Also learn to read music. I know it seems like a pain in the ass, but it's really helpful later on and will end up saving you time and money. Another helpful thing is to learn many different styles of music. Not only can it be fun, but if you want to work as a musician you can't always play exactly what you want. You don't want to lose a high paying gig because you never practiced playing funk before. There is a lot of specific advice I could give you, but the best thing I can say is, take it seriously because other people are and if you don't they're going to take your gigs.

    These people are your competition

     
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    dont post on sherdog.
     

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