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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 28 August 2018 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here ya go:





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I have known friends - and maybe I have done the same at times - who feel they need more expensive gear. Guitarists can fall for that (I know that for a fact!).
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I was thinking something more like "Consider a career in plumbing."
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That is certainly one I'll remember, Mr Byrne! :-)

Like with any statement, I suppose nuance can always expand on it.

I have known people spend lots of s on guitar equipment that probably hasn't improved things for them personally (time and effort perhaps better spent on the rudiments). 

But sometimes gear is good. I certainly want the best guitar tuner I can buy! 


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Practice 
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Robbie Parry
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A guitarist I know (no-one famous) teaches guitar lessons once a week. He told me that the biggest challenge for him is impatience: people think they'll be Eddie Van Halen or Eric Clapton within a short amount of time.

My advice to anyone is that anything musical will take YEARS to master.

I feel I'm a pretty reasonable recorder and keyboard player. It took years, though. And I still don't think I'm going to win any musical awards.

I've been more serious about guitar in recent months (I was dabbling prior to that). Drums, too. I know the path ahead with those instruments will be a long one. 

And, of course, we're never satisfied. I feel I played a pretty good piece on the recorder years ago, but I still criticised myself afterwards.


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Two tips:
1) Practice, practice, practice. You will never be a good enough musician that you don't need to warm up and to run over your music, again and again.

2) Set your sights properly. I will never be Barry White, Paul Robeson, or Isaac Hayes. You will not be Billy Joel or Beethoven, or Les Paul or Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendix, or someone else who has the gift. Strive to be the best you can... that's what you should aim for. If you have the gift, then more power to you - but it's not something that can be achieved through practice and training. Luckily, the above jobs were taken already, and being the best that you can be can be plenty enough.
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Reminds me of "Freaks and Geeks" where Jason Segal's character had a HUGE drum set, I think the joke was it was around 20 pieces ... but he was a lousy player.
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Reminds me of "Freaks and Geeks" where Jason Segal's character had a HUGE drum set, I think the joke was it was around 20 pieces ... but he was a lousy playe

Pretty close to me and the piano!

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The latest issue of GUITARIST mentions how tough the balance is between being true to the spirit of a particular guitar model whilst making them contemporary and evolving them. Seems like a tricky balance.

But as someone who has dabbled (I use that word loosely) on drums, I'll take that 20-piece drum set, John! 
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