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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Another small issue with youtube

Like a lot of guys on here, I go on youtube to watch my fav artists. However, as youtube grows this is becoming a challenge. There are way too many guys (young & old) putting up videos of themselves playing a famous artist's song (like Vai or Satch etc.) which makes it kind of a pain in the ass when you are surfing the artist's songs. Guys..get creative..create your own stuff. If I wanna see For The Love Of God, I wanna see it done by Vai not..well you get the picture.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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I've been saying this for ages because it's true.

Why the hell would you want to watch some kid in his bedroom try and do a note for note cover of a Vai song when you could watch the real thing?
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Guys....create your own stuff.
Yes..please do It's sooooo much more rewarding to write your own material than to just play something someone else wrote.

I agree 100% L.B and Davey!! I'm not into the cover thing at ALL! If that means you can't make it in bars, then make a CD instead

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Well....if you want to see Vai play it then go and BUY his dvd It's what they release them for y'know

Who knows....maybe the artist might make a penny or two out of the extra sale
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Well....if you want to see Vai play it then go and BUY his dvd
Better yet, go see him live It'll change your world
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Oh no doubt, but when he only has a handful of DVDs out, you have to search for the unreleased stuff
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Better yet, go see him live It'll change your world
Bit awkward at the mo....he's thousands of miles away
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Re: Another small issue with youtube

Just to reiterate -

WRITE YOUR OWN STUFF
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The thing with covers, is that most people want to show off how well (or not) they can play a song its just for showcasing their skills. thats what i believe anyway.

And if you play a damn good cover you can make everyone else feel bad, that they can't play as good as you.

When i do watch covers i see how different people handle a particular part of a song that i may be stuck with or how they actually play the song.

Nothing wrong with a good cover every now and then.
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And if you play a damn good cover you can make everyone else feel bad, that they can't play as good as you.
You mean that they cannot play someone else's material as good as you??

I totally agree that covers are important for learning guitar (song structure, etc.) and of course in bar gigs where drunken people want to hear familiar tunes. But there comes a time when you need to take the "NEXT STEP"

It's soo much more rewarding musically writing your "own" tunes and being proud to play them

Especially on the rare occasion when someone actually applauds
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You mean that they cannot play someone else's material as good as you??
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But there comes a time when you need to take the "NEXT STEP"

It's soo much more rewarding musically writing your "own" tunes and being proud to play them

Especially on the rare occasion when someone actually applauds
Yeah writing your own music can get you out in the spotlight, if your lucky enough And it is fun to write your own stuff and experiment with tunes, i've had a go at it and i ain't that good....yet.

But having a large repertoire of someone else's songs is also good. Like i said previously covers are a good way to show off your skills at playing other peoples music.
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another thing i noticed is that some of them aren't just doing covers of satch, they are trying to look like him too, wearing sunglasses in their bedrooms........

I really hate seeing that, i'd rather see someone that has a satch style of playing, but showing off their own stuff and not doing his songs and his looks, and then butchering it in the end.
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another thing i noticed is that some of them aren't just doing covers of satch, they are trying to look like him too, wearing sunglasses in their bedrooms........

I really hate seeing that, i'd rather see someone that has a satch style of playing, but showing off their own stuff and not doing his songs and his looks, and then butchering it in the end.
But have you seent he Buckethead covers , apparently everytime you do a buckethead cover you have to wear a bucket as well.
Well you don't have to people just do it beacuse their playing buckethead
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I don't have a problem with people playing other artist's tunes on Youtube. Sometimes I'll watch someone else butcher some song I'm trying to learn just to make myself feel better

The results are sorted by most popular for a reason. If you're searching for the original version, then it's almost always the first result. And then there's screen caps. If it's some teenager sitting in a bedroom then don't click it expecting Steve Vai!

It's been useful for my own playing, too. I've learned the acoustic version of Sonata Arctica's 'Mary Lou' by watching Jani's fingers on footage that isn't available anywhere else.
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