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Old 2004-12-30, 22:49
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Do you play more riffs or solos?

I used to be the type of guy who would almost exclusivley play solos when plugging in or whatever. Now, I realize I need to work on rythm more before I get back into learning new licks.

So for me, I'm more of a riffer.
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Old 2004-12-30, 22:53
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I usually play solo's but I've been playing a lot of rythm stuff lately.
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Old 2004-12-30, 22:58
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I find it near impossible to play more solos than riffs. If you mean do I play lead more than rhythm, well, I honestly don't know because I don't play guitar in a band.
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Old 2004-12-30, 23:33
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riffs and whole songs without the solo because I suck at soloing and can't solo for shit. I'm trying to work on that thoug...
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riffs and whole songs without the solo because I suck at soloing and can't solo for shit. I'm trying to work on that thoug...
You know what, I used to think the same thing until I stopped having that negative(albeit sarcastic) attitude regarding my skill level. Just play, no one person gets good without spending lots of time developing skills.
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Old 2004-12-30, 23:59
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I used to do nothin' but solo. Now, I just love rockin' the rythm.
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Old 2004-12-31, 00:27
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You know what, I used to think the same thing until I stopped having that negative(albeit sarcastic) attitude regarding my skill level. Just play, no one person gets good without spending lots of time developing skills.


hey I'm not negative I fucking rule But I still suck at soloing In a year or so you'll all bow down to me and I'll outplay every fucking one, even malmsteen and angelo and all those motherfuckers
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Old 2004-12-31, 00:43
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I've noticed if someone is a great rythm player and they cant solo they are considered as sucking, unless they are REALLY REALLY good at rythm.If they cant play rythm and they are awesome at soloing then they are awesome
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Old 2004-12-31, 01:44
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I have a friend who is real good at guitar playing but he does nothing but sit and do the same shredding over and over and over... I do mainly riffs, and when i get better, I will do some solo work. I just do a wee bit of Bodom and Slayer now.
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I've noticed if someone is a great rythm player and they cant solo they are considered as sucking, unless they are REALLY REALLY good at rythm.If they cant play rythm and they are awesome at soloing then they are awesome

Prolly because it is generally harder to shred then to have rhythm. I just recently started practicing chords and it is easier than I used to think, but solos I still don't have the hang of just yet.
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Old 2004-12-31, 02:52
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riffs but i've been so bored or sick of playing lately it sucks. I'm so uninspired.
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Old 2004-12-31, 03:02
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I used to learn leads all the time. It is still very nice to have, when you need to show off and what not, but I started learning whole songs like Death and stuff like that. It really gives you options if you need to play in front of somebody. You run out of things to do if you just keep soloing for somebody. Throw down a great riff every once in a while. If you are lucky, somebody around will know what the hell you are playing. One guy came up to me the other day and said "great shuldiner riffs man."
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Old 2004-12-31, 03:09
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Hey Shred in that- 16-17-16-12-13-12-16-17-16-12-13-12-16-17-16-12-13-12-16-17-16-19-20-19-16- 17-16-12-13-12 riff in Speed Metal Symphony do you use 2 fingers and slide or 4 fingers? And which channel is which, I'm guessing Becker is that one. Just thought i's ask here.
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Old 2004-12-31, 03:18
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Hey Shred in that- 16-17-16-12-13-12-16-17-16-12-13-12-16-17-16-12-13-12-16-17-16-19-20-19-16- 17-16-12-13-12 riff in Speed Metal Symphony do you use 2 fingers and slide or 4 fingers? And which channel is which, I'm guessing Becker is that one. Just thought i's ask here.


Haha I'm surprised I even remember that riff.

I use 4 fingers. I pick the whole thing. I used to know 5 mins of that song, I forgot it all though. I only vaguely remember some of it.
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Old 2004-12-31, 03:26
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I plan on learning parts of it, but most of it is way too hard for me.
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Old 2004-12-31, 04:25
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I'm pretty much a riff man. I can play a bit of lead, but i'm not a shredder or anything. I'd like to be able to shred a little just so i can throw it in where necessary, but i'm really mainly a rhythm player. It's much more satisfying for me to come up with a great riff than a great solo. Maybe because most of the solos i write i can't actually play at the proper speed i write them at but i think it's more that i just find more pride in creating original (well kind of) and intense riffing. I suppose it also depends on my mood.

I know guitarists who have been play a couple of years less than me and can shred and sweep pretty well, but the guys i know who don't so care much for speed or crazy solos write much better material, even when it does come to soloing.
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Old 2004-12-31, 05:48
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I'm a 100% Riffman.... Even though I used to play many solos in the past, I discovered a new way of designing complicated riffs and putting much theory in so that the soloing part got lost totally. Having a feel for rythm, and put that feel into something called music, is a lot more worth than being able to play fast solos etc.

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And to everybody who reads this now... Happy new Year...
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Old 2004-12-31, 06:42
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lately for some reason ive been playing rhythm guitar. probly cuz i cant write solos worth a shit, and u can make a song with just guitar solos, but still i love to play guitar solos.
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Old 2004-12-31, 13:30
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I play almost exclusively riffs. I'm not a very good lead player, but I think rythym is more important to learn first, so I'll wait before I dive head first into solos. But I can't wait till I do.
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Old 2004-12-31, 21:53
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ALMOST exclusivley riffs. I think i know a little bit of the solo off black magic...and one I made up, besides that, riffs. Making them up is cool too. Making up solos, on the other hand, is alot easier for me (versus playing other solos). Probably because its at my skill level.
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