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league  
26 Dec 2007 22:04 | Quote
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What is everyones weakness or flaw in their guitar playing?

Mine is that I create a lot of string noise when I'm not suppossed to.
soy.el.che  
26 Dec 2007 22:14 | Quote
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lets write weaknesses and strong points
my weaknes... probly my right hand aint very fast and accurate while picking cause ive spent lot o time in learning different ways to pick or fingerpick

my strong point is i do bends very easily and i can keep the notes sounding long by doing hammer ons and pull offs
chiky  
26 Dec 2007 23:16 | Quote
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my weakness: too slow on both hands, and i don't kwon yet, about things likes scale, minors, and all the variations of the chords
Guitarslinger124  
27 Dec 2007 01:10 | Quote
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this is actually a pretty cool idea...

i get stuck in ruts quite often where i find myself playing the same licks over and over again.
league  
27 Dec 2007 02:55 | Quote
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Good idea to bring in the strong points.My strong point is rhythm and palm muting.One drummer at a guitar store said I should have become a drummer.I have to admit I havent learned about rhythm or time signatures and I never use a metronome.I have a technique that defines my style where I palm mute and fret out chords at the same time.Kind of like Dave Mustaine.I am really clumsy though with solos and melodies but I can play really fast.I used to have the same problem as guitarslinger until I turned the licks into songs and then recorded them so I couldnt use them again.
Doz  
27 Dec 2007 05:29 | Quote
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My strong points are ability to pull of different styles... but like GuitarSlinger I get stuck in a rut way to much.
Jam  
27 Dec 2007 06:19 | Quote
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Humm'z, i guess my biggist weekness is my memory, i tend to learn litte thing's like scails or small part's of song's. I never seem to learn full song's, just cant never remmber them :(

(added note: probbly why i love 12 bar blue's it all esey to remmber ;)
Srong point ( in my pov )

I guess would be being abil to pick thing's apart with what i have actully learnd on the guitar and mod them into something that's my own.

( humm'z have i missed the point here... i wonder?)

Jam//

Doz  
27 Dec 2007 06:47 | Quote
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What's with the humm'z?
KicknGuitar  
27 Dec 2007 09:46 | Quote
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league says:
Kind of like Dave Mustaine

If you like his anal style too, maybe take a quick glance at Guitar World's new column, "Symphony of Instruction with Dave Mustaine." They always made crappy titles. Anyway, the first article is in January 2008 (Has Jimmy page on the cover) and he describes different palm muting techniques (he is VERRY anal with his sounds) and everything else related to the picking hand.
My weakness would be not playing enough, while my strength is know a lot more "funky" chords then the lead lines that everyone else plays with. I love stretching those fingers out to get a rare sounding chord.
league  
27 Dec 2007 14:00 | Quote
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I have that issue.So do you think its good for Mustaine or bad to be so traditional?
KicknGuitar  
27 Dec 2007 19:48 | Quote
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haha, play like yourself. If that's you, and you're looking within, why not? Whether it is or isn't "technical." SRV is no Steve Vai, and vice versa.
I forgot to ask, League, what did you mean by "I palm mute and fret out chords at the same time?" Emphasis added.
blackwolfrising  
27 Dec 2007 19:57 | Quote
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I guess my weakness is that I dont get to play much any more and my solos are lacking feeling.
My strong points are I impervise very well and enjoy just sitting around and playing just about anything from scales to chords or songs to just jamming with the tv.
GuitarBoy666  
27 Dec 2007 20:45 | Quote
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My weakness would be that I can't write solos as good as I should be able to (any tips on how I could improve, and yes I know scales help i am learning them), and my left hand isn't as fast as it should be, but it is coming

Strength, i am a really fast speed picker :)
league  
27 Dec 2007 21:16 | Quote
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I can pretty much play like the intro of "Reckoning Day." Like on Dave's instruction in guitra World.I can palm mute and fret out chords really fast.For example, I mute the low open E string and fret out a progression in the scale of E minor or E major. I also use inverted power chords to get a different sound. all this is self taught. This technique is great for thrash Metal. It sounds cleaner and faster than speed or death metal.I also use considerably less palm muting than other Metal guitarists.Especially in a bridge.
GuitarBoy666  
28 Dec 2007 01:53 | Quote
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Doz says:
Copy and Paste quote here!

Lol
Notim  
29 Dec 2007 14:29 | Quote
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Again i'm like Doz and Slinger I get in a rut also,but my greatest weakness is that my mind goes faster than my hands sometimes and it pisses me off,To very basic I try to play everyday but if i dont (I,m a carpenter)my hands swell up and slows me down very frustrating.
GuitarBoy666  
29 Dec 2007 16:13 | Quote
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Yeah that must be hard to deal with.
I feel that if I go without playing for a day then either my hands get nice and rested for the next, or sometimes they are sore and slow
league  
25 Sep 2008 17:31 | Quote
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My newly discovered weakness is recording and all that software stuff. Anyways I'd like to hear some recent members' weaknesses.
EMB5490  
25 Sep 2008 17:37 | Quote
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im messy. id like to get more accurate.
BodomBeachTerror  
25 Sep 2008 17:43 | Quote
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i cant start full speed on sweeping, i need so pick the first 3 or 4 notes before i can go full speed, and then when i switch shaped i have to pick them again.. its bugs me

for strengths? idk really, i could maybe tremolo pick all day if i had 2 =p
Veqq  
25 Sep 2008 17:48 | Quote
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My weakness is that I have issues going from sweeps to normal licks and such. Another is that I don't often make really good licks too often, thus I play the same ones allot...

My strength is that I can play each of those things really nicely. And song writing (musically at least...) is a pretty good one too.
soy.el.che  
25 Sep 2008 17:50 | Quote
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i never last long with a band... i cant say ur out of the band to any member even if theyve been playing for 3 months. id feel really bad if i kicked someone out of a band. no matter who it is.
Nightmare  
25 Sep 2008 19:53 | Quote
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weakness: dunno the chords or scales...

strong points : does plam mute counts? :p
EMB5490  
25 Sep 2008 20:14 | Quote
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lol yes palm muting counts, thts very important and som ppl have trouble with it.
JazzMaverick  
26 Sep 2008 09:00 | Quote
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Fast thinking, probably. e.g. When it comes down to that pressure to improvise with a random group in whatever key with a list of chords. I need to quickly think of where I'm going to improvise, how I'm going to compliment these chords, what licks of mine I want to use and the timing (knowing how many bars for each chord).
league  
26 Sep 2008 09:40 | Quote
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I was in a Jazz History class and I played guitar one class. I dont know how to sight read music, so I improvised and it sounded good I basically used pentatonics and what I could remember of the whole tone scale and Phrygian modes. I just naturally know how to fit the solo in the rhythm. I sometimes record a solo and then a rhythm over it and it comes out perfect. I guess thats my strong point and always has been.

When performing, solos come out ten times better because of the pressure. Especially in Metal.
soy.el.che  
26 Sep 2008 18:48 | Quote
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lol.. league ur right with that of the pressure... think faster. simpler. better.
Crunch  
26 Sep 2008 19:12 | Quote
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My problem is more psychological than technical, but: I tend to be very hard on myself. Success has been ingrained into my thinking since I was very young. All of my brothers and sisters (I'm the youngest) did extremely well in sports, school, and now their actual working lives. This can lead to me getting very frustrated, I usually don't have huge outbursts or anything, but I can feel myself getting super-pissed.

On the other hand, I would say my strength is "feel." Whenever I listen to a recording of myself and then one of my friends, I can tell that they are trying to do more than what their playing is worth. I can't stand the sound of huge half-assed attempts at bends while playing "blues." I hear a sort of squeal when the bend goes out of tune (key, I guess) and shudder a little. I don't know if that's unique, maybe everyone hears that when dissonance is reached through overbending.
JazzMaverick  
27 Sep 2008 03:22 | Quote
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Those who are ear trained can notice those notes going out of key. The rest will just think it's great and because they don't realise that they're doing it wrong, their understanding of music has been put on pause, untill someone tells them their errors.
BodomBeachTerror  
27 Sep 2008 03:29 | Quote
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like Jazz said i can tell if it sounds wrong, i basically learned the ionian, dorian etc modes by ear, with some quick references to the tabs my teacher wrote out
TheAmericanBrit  
27 Sep 2008 03:31 | Quote
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Weakness: Unneeded string noise.
Strength: Creative when it counts.
Empirism  
27 Sep 2008 09:52 | Quote
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My weaknessess..where I start... :P

Accuracy, Picking (I usually dont use a pick, recently started practising it). One of my biggest weakness is that I try things when performing or recording, where my skils are actually not cabable of... Like soy el said, simpler, better... I really want to practise that.


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