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    What's your cliched guilty pleasure?

    Mine is chugging on the open low F# on my 8 string. That sound is so satisfying.

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    Doing the SRV chop on the E&A then switching to the bar E&A, repeat.

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    My guilty pleasure is putting my guitars through the paces Petey style.





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    The opening riff of Strangehold

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    Playing with a lot of effects: reverb, multi-delay and pitch transposing, with 0% dry signal.
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    My warm up, the first thing I play when I pick up a guitar is the opening solo to Ten Year's After 'I'm Going Home', Woodstock version.

    After that, I do a lot of noodling with frequent deep, fast vibrato string bends, ala Peter Green & Danny Kirwan.
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    Sometimes I put very well-known licks from other songs into my own solo, knowing full well that it sounds cheesy.
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    Pentatonic scale, played along to almost anything. Passers by think I can play guitar.

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    So fun to play & improvise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    My warm up, the first thing I play when I pick up a guitar is the opening solo to Ten Year's After 'I'm Going Home', Woodstock version.

    After that, I do a lot of noodling with frequent deep, fast vibrato string bends, ala Peter Green & Danny Kirwan.
    Wow, Alvin Lee was a beast. Impressive, any recordings of you playing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    Sometimes I put very well-known licks from other songs into my own solo, knowing full well that it sounds cheesy.
    Not to me, theres only so many notes, making those licks yours is viable

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    Totally the horsie trem bar silliness: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FfMl5yGdzQE

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDERBUDWISER View Post
    Wow, Alvin Lee was a beast. Impressive, any recordings of you playing that?

    No, but it did take a while to learn that. Since I don't want to forget it, I play it regularly.
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    The riff to “Heavy Metal“ by Sammy Hagar.

    So simple, but for some reason I just love the $hit out of it!


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    Slow, heavy riffs in drop D (or lower-tunes versions).

    Or the hardcore joy of the classic root - minor 3rd - 4th - flat 5th/ 4th/ minor 3rd/ root progression.

    Like the chorus of this song:

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    There's also nothing quite close to the childlike joy I get from playing a punk riff and achieving *that tone. Along those same lines, the piano player at my church (I don't brag about him enough on this website, he's got a doctorate in physics and a masters in music theory) will sometime play the instrumental to The Clash's The Card Cheat during the offertory in a way that sounds grand yet reverent. To this day that is the only thing in the world that will consistantly make me crack a smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman335 View Post
    My warm up, the first thing I play when I pick up a guitar is the opening solo to Ten Year's After 'I'm Going Home', Woodstock version.
    "I'd Love to Change the World" is still on my current playlist.

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    OMG, Alvin Lee was an animal.

    "Love to change the world" and "Going home" are still to this day two of my favorite songs...love 10 Years After.
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    Alvin Lee. An absolute monster player. His playing at Woodstock is otherworldly (I've seen the movie countless times).

    Warming up for me consists of anything from running through scale and pattern runs to playing chords of various songs. The other night at rehearsal, I warmed up playing Mr. Scary. It all depends on what I'm feeling but I always run though some scale patterns and licks to get the fingers limber.

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    Pinch harmonics in combination with bends or wammy bar. I do 'em everywhere but especially love the 2nd fret on the G string.

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