Ive been playing for over 15 years. I dont consider my self nothing out of the ordinary, but I can pick better, do that kind of tapping and more complex, and do some pretty extreme sweep picking (combined with tapping).
I think a lot of people that have been playing the guitar for more than 5 or 10 years will find that this is pretty common.
I never consider that other people would find this interesting so I never bothered to upload anything. I mean with monsters such as Shawn Lane, or Rusty Cooley (even though I dont like what he plays.... he is a beast) whats the point? Its not like you are going to blow anyones mind at all....
Im sure there are plenty of guys that can shred much better than me or this guy.... so I never meant to make a living out of music. I ve been a futures trader for the last 3,5 years (im an economist). But that may change in the near future (as soon as next month, when I quit the bank and return to argentina).
So, when I get back to argentina I ll probably make some sort of site, and if anyone find the things I upload usefull, then thats great. Or may be you ll think I suck, who knows....
I didnt mean to sound full of myself when I analysed his playing. Because I still think its great that he took the time to make such an original and funny site.... wich is more than I did yet anyway
RCB, I would love to hear you play. I'm sure many, MANY of us on Jemsite have heard an awful lot of shred from an awful lot of players, and a few things are worth reiterating, if not for you, then for someone else certainly...
Being a virtuoso in itself is impressive but not necessarily anything to get excited about. Some people focus on that technical ability and admittedly, that is exciting for them.
For others, musicality and emotive expression get us excited. The simplest music can be the catalyst for a life change or identity shift, or maybe just something to really, truly enjoy. Now, if one develops technical ability and uses that to express a solid musical statement, some of us like that a lot. We have developed ears that appreciate the beauty of good musicianship and can peek through the seemingly inpenetrable veil of bizarre scales, sixteenth notes played very fast and whammy bar acrobatics.
Each of us has an art within us, be it a mother, a trash collector, a musician. If one follows one's calling with integrity and honesty, that is a phenomenal achievement...seemingly difficult, but ultimately effortless, for there is only one path to take.
Wow, great site! Lot's of licks to learn and practice. By the way his playing was better than average. Even if it had of been Vai or Malmsteen playing the licks some joker would say they weren't that good.
i enjoyed it. i had a lot of fun with the jam. i really liked the "boogie style" tapping with letter "Z". that one had a very cool feel. you gotta love the suedo-Jem_Strat in desert yellow - nice touch. i was entertained for an hour or two. i wish i could speed pick like that - the rest of it was just really fun craziness. thanks man!