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SwitchfootRulz! 12-21-2004 06:54 PM

New Guitarist Survey
 
Name:
Years playing:
Why did you start playing:
Biggest influences:
Perfect pitch (yes or no):
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato:
Hammer-ons:
Pull-offs:
Trills:
Tapping:
Bends:
Palm muting:
Fret-hand muting:
Slurs:
Alternate picking:
Open chord changing:
Improvising:
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SwitchfootRulz! 12-21-2004 06:58 PM

Name: Mike
Years playing: 2
Why did you start playing: to have a fun hobby, to be in a band
Biggest influences: Switchfoot, Creed, Simple Plan
Perfect pitch (yes or no): Yes
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato:8
Hammer-ons:9
Pull-offs:7
Trills:8
Tapping:6
Bends:8
Palm muting:8
Fret-hand muting:6
Slurs:6
Alternate picking:7
Open chord changing:7
Improvising:8
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surferdude9375 12-21-2004 07:17 PM

Name: Cody
Years playing: 4 almost 5
Why did you start playing: Was bored?
Biggest influences: Switchfoot, Relient K, David Crowder
Perfect pitch (yes or no): Yes
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Scaled from 1-10
Vibrato: 7
Hammer-ons: 9
Pull-offs: 8
Trills: dunno
Tapping: 7
Bends: 10
Palm muting: 10
Fret-hand muting: 9
Slurs: 8
Alternate picking: 9
Open chord changing: 9
Improvising: 10

Rainer. 12-21-2004 07:44 PM

Name: Jon
Years playing: 3+
Why did you start playing: My uncle got me a guitar, and I thought I might as well play it.
Biggest influences: All sorts... Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Metallica, Sigur Ros, Jets to Brazil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Audioslave, Soundgarden, Creed (their music may not be awesomely good, but it was an influence), Led Zeppelin, U2, FIF, Slick Shoes, Saves the Day, Thursday, AC/DC, P.O.D....
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No
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Scaled from 1-10 1 = no idea, 5 = the average guitarist level, 10 = virtuoso-level
Vibrato:6
Hammer-ons:7
Pull-offs:6
Trills:7
Tapping:5
Bends:7
Palm muting:8
Fret-hand muting:8
Slurs:7
Alternate picking:5
Open chord changing:9
Improvising:hard to say
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JC_music07 12-21-2004 07:48 PM

Name: Russell
Years playing: 4
Why did you start playing: Had a guitar lying around, picked it up.
Biggest influences: John Petrucci & Jimi Hendrix
Perfect pitch (yes or no): Kind of?
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Scaled from 1-10
Vibrato:8
Hammer-ons:9
Pull-offs:9
Trills:7
Tapping:9
Bends:8
Palm muting:9
Fret-hand muting:7
Slurs:7
Alternate picking:8
Open chord changing:9
Improvising:9
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^ Graded very very leniently :D probably subtract 2 from each one to get a more accurate grade. :rolleyes:

JaytheK 12-21-2004 08:15 PM

Name: John
Years playing: 1/2
Why did you start playing: My brother got a guitar, and I wanted to learn. I've got my own guitar now, though.
Biggest influences: Switchfoot, Relient K
Perfect pitch (yes or no): What is "perfect pitch"?
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Scaled from 1-10 1 = no idea, 5 = the average guitarist level, 10 = virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 2
Hammer-ons: 2
Pull-offs: 2
Trills: 1
Tapping: 1
Bends: 1
Palm muting: 1
Fret-hand muting: 1
Slurs: 1
Alternate picking: 5
Open chord changing: 5
Improvising: 2
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Yeah, I kinda suck at guitar. But I'm trying. And when I get an electric guitar, I think I'll get better faster.

Dream_Theater 12-21-2004 08:33 PM

Name: Aaron
Years playing: 8
Why did you start playing: Chuck Berry
Biggest influences: John Petrucci, Michael Angelo, Vai, Satch, Jimmy Page, Zakk Wyle, Michael Romeo
Perfect pitch (yes or no): I wish :D I have relative pitch
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Scaled from 1-10 like rainers ;)
Vibrato: well vibrato is opinion, mine is fast and dramatic, similar to yngwie - 8 I guess
Hammer-ons: = \
Pull-offs: = Legato: 8.5
Trills: 6
Tapping: picking hand I assume? 8
Bends: 8
Palm muting: 8
Fret-hand muting: 7
Slurs: ?
Alternate picking: 9.5
Open chord changing: 7
Improvising: 7

I'll add another if I may ...

Alternative or sweep picking: 8.5

Reno Rattler 12-21-2004 08:37 PM

Name: Tim
Years playing: 2
Why did you start playing: I heard Voodoo Chile and wanted to be that cool.
Biggest influences: Clapton, Angus Young, Hendrix, Santana
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No
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Scaled from 1-10 1 = no idea, 5 = the average guitarist level, 10 = virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 5
Hammer-ons: 5
Pull-offs: 5
Trills: 4
Tapping: 2
Bends: 5
Palm muting: 5
Fret-hand muting: 2
Slurs: 3
Alternate picking: 6
Open chord changing: 7
Improvising: 5

Rainer. 12-21-2004 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dream_Theater
Slurs: ?

I'm guessing slides.

sabertooth181 12-21-2004 10:44 PM

Name:Neal
Years playing:1
Why did you start playing:I saw my friend playing and thought, Why can't I do that?
Biggest influences:Relient K
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato:1
Hammer-ons:5
Pull-offs:4
Trills:1
Tapping:1
Bends:5
Palm muting:5
Fret-hand muting:5
Slurs:1
Alternate picking:5
Open chord changing:7
Improvising:3
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rock_guitar1990 12-21-2004 10:57 PM

Name: Chris Sinnott
Years playing: 3 or so...actually I'm not sure...probably around 3
Why did you start playing: I had no hobbies and I wanted to be a musician and be able to make music
Biggest influences: Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Sonic Youth, Hole, Led Zeppelin, R.E.M., RHCP, AC/DC, The Vines, Violent Femmes, White Stripes, Meat Puppets, etc.
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No
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Scaled from 1-10
Vibrato: 6
Hammer-ons: 5
Pull-offs: 5
Trills: 4
Tapping: 2
Bends: 7
Palm muting: 8
Fret-hand muting: 8
Slurs: 4
Alternate picking: 7
Open chord changing: 8
Improvising: 8 (although it's not always the nicest sounding improv)
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Only Alive 12-21-2004 11:06 PM

Name: Nicolas Lee
Years playing: Nearly 2
Why did you start playing: Had an old acoustic lying around, decided to pick it up.
Biggest influences: U2
Perfect pitch (yes or no): Pretty close, but not really.
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 5
Hammer-ons: 6
Pull-offs: 4
Trills: 3
Tapping: 1
Bends: 5
Palm muting: 6
Fret-hand muting: 3
Slurs: 5
Alternate picking: 7
Open chord changing: 7.5
Improvising: 5


-Nick

BlessedNinja 12-22-2004 02:31 AM

...I'm guessing some people don't know what you mean by "virtuoso" :D

Name:...BlessedNinja (really, that's what it says on my birth certificate.)
Years Playing: 5
Why start playing: To impress this chick named Amanda.
Biggest influence: Every band from Seatle, and Joe Perri.
PP: Yes.

Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level

Vibrato: 7.5 (realy an opinion question)
Hammer-ons:7
Pull-offs: 5
Trills: 7
Tapping: 3
Bends: 7
Palm muting: 10
Fret-hand muting: 9
Slurs: ...I quit drinking :D
Alternate picking: 6
Open chord changing: 8
Improvising: 7
I'd also like to add one: Pinch Harmonics: 8

DT_Guitarist 12-22-2004 09:11 AM

Name: Chris (I'm a girl, btw, WHERE IS ALL THE GIRL GUITARISTS?!?!)
Years playing: 11/2
Why did you start playing: I've always loved music, guitar in particular and I just wanted to make awesome music,
Biggest influences: Angus Young, Matthew Thiessen, Jimi, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, etc.
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No, I wouldn't say I have "perfect" pitch
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**I'm going to go by the 1- not at all 5- average 10-virtuoso (I DO know what virtuoso means)
Scaled from 1-10
Vibrato: 7
Hammer-ons: 6
Pull-offs: 6
Trills: 2
Tapping: 2
Bends: 7
Palm muting: 8
Fret-hand muting: 7
Slurs: 6
Alternate picking: 7
Open chord changing: 8
Improvising: 8 (although, I agree with the other Chris, just cuz I can do it, doesn't mean it always sounds that hot.)

I play constantly.

Mattlock 12-22-2004 09:22 AM

Name: Mattlock
Years playing: 2 and a half
Why did you start playing: Dude, Tyler Burkum was teh RoXoR!!!111, so I generally wanted to be like him.
Biggest influences: Haha, not Tyler Burkum. :lol: I'd say The Edge, The guy in Coldplay, Kurt Cobain.
Perfect pitch (yes or no): I don't know. :lol:
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 7
Hammer-ons: 7
Pull-offs: 7
Trills: 3
Tapping: 2
Bends: 6
Palm muting:10
Fret-hand muting: 9
Slurs: 10
Alternate picking: 4
Open chord changing: 9
Improvising: 5
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The last part was kind of hard. Very hard to judge yourself.


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