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Unread 05-24-2007, 01:31 PM   #61
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Name: Aaron
Years playing: 3
Why did you start playing: I picked it up and loved it. Now I play for Jesus!
Biggest influences: Noah Henson, Mark Tremonti, John Cooper
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: 10
Hammer-ons: 6
Pull-offs: 5
Trills: 5
Tapping: 4
Bends: 4
Palm muting: 10
Fret-hand muting: 9
Slurs: 9
Alternate picking: 10
Open chord changing: 9
Improvising: 6
Harmonics (pinched/tapped): 9
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Unread 05-24-2007, 02:31 PM   #62
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Wow, this was resurrected from the dead but it looks like fun so here' goes:

Name: Dave
Years playing: 28
Why did you start playing: I heard the guitar in different songs on the radio and it captured my attention like nothing else...except maybe the drums.
Biggest influences: Gary Rossington, Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy Walker, Jeff Beck, Dann Huff, Jerry McPherson
Perfect pitch (yes or no): relative
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 10
Hammer-ons: 10
Pull-offs: 10
Trills: 10
Tapping: 8
Bends: 10
Palm muting: 10
Fret-hand muting: 9
Slurs: 10
Alternate picking: 10
Open chord changing: 10
Improvising: 8 3/4
Harmonics (pinched/tapped): 10
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Unread 05-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #63
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Name: Ryan
Years playing: 2.5
Why did you start playing: I honestly don't know. One day I was like, "I want to learn to play."
Perfect pitch (yes or no): Hah, I wish.
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 6
Hammer-ons: 8
Pull-offs: 8
Trills: 7
Tapping: 6
Bends: 6
Palm muting: 10
Fret-hand muting: 5
Slurs: 7
Alternate picking: 10
Open chord changing: 9
Improvising: 5.. Working on that
Harmonics (pinched/tapped): 7
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Unread 05-24-2007, 02:47 PM   #64
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I'm not entirely sure what standard to evaluate myself on here, because there's all sorts of directions you could go in here (eg. bending vibrato, power bends, HP/PO string switching, multi-finger tapping, sweep picking, palm muting high/low strings), so I'm gonna go a bit of a different direction here if ya don't mind Not entirley sure how in-line my notion of each number rating is with everyone else, but I guess in a way it's in relation to where I'd like to be with each one

Name: Jake S.
Years playing: 4 1/2 lefty, 2 righty (which is what I'm grading here)
Why did you start playing: I wanted an instrument where I could sing and play at the same time, and clarinet didn't cut it
Biggest influences: Joe Satriani, Karl Messner, Jon Foreman, Andy Timmons, Michael Angelo Batio, Troy Stetina, Matt Theissen
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No, but I have relative pitch
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 9
Hammer-ons: 9
HP/PO string switching: 5
Trills: 9
Tapping: 5
Multi-finger tapping: 1
String switch tapping: 1
Bends: 7 (E, B, G), 4 (D, A, E)
Vibrato bends: 8 (best on E, B and G)
Power bends: 7
Pre-bends: 4
Palm muting: 8 on low, 4 on high
Palm/Open alternation: 6
Fret-hand muting: 5
Sliding: 7
Inside alternate picking: 7
Outside alternate picking: 6
Economic picking: 7
Sweep picking: 4
Arpeggiation: 5
Open chord transition: 7
Barre chord transition: 6
Movable chord transition: 5 (by this, I mean other movable chords not considered barre chords)
Chord arpeggiation: 8
Raking: 3
Natural harmonics: 8
Artificial harmonics: 7
Tap harmonics: 3
Chord improvisation: 7
Solo improvisation: 6
Jazz improvisation: -20
Slide use: 4
Ebow: 5
Whammy bar (just anything): 3
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Unread 05-24-2007, 04:23 PM   #65
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Whatever jerk said Jack White was .5 probably can't play nearly half as good as him. Of course, his username was Dream Theater, so since he probably doesn't know how guitar is supposed to be played...
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Unread 05-24-2007, 06:30 PM   #66
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Name:Rick W.
Years Playing:5-6
Why did you start playing:My dad played in a band the bass and guitar little
so I decided to lear an I have been playing ever since.
Biggest infuencead and I have no clue.
Perfect pitch:yes
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 8
Hammer-ons: 8
HP/PO string switching: 5
Trills:8
Tapping: 7
Multi-finger tapping: 6
String switch tapping: 6
Bends: 9
Vibrato bends: 9
Power bends: 8
Pre-bends: 7
Palm muting: 10
Palm/Open alternation: 9
Fret-hand muting: 5
Sliding: 9
Inside alternate picking: 7
Outside alternate picking: 6
Economic picking: 7
Sweep picking: 4
Arpeggiation: 5
Open chord transition: 9
Barre chord transition: 10
Movable chord transition: 8 (by this, I mean other movable chords not considered barre chords)
Chord arpeggiation: 8
Raking: 3
Natural harmonics: 8
Artificial harmonics: 7
Tap harmonics: 3
Chord improvisation: 7
Solo improvisation:8
Jazz improvisation: 1
Slide use: 4
Ebow: 5
Whammy bar (just anything): 9
Iprovising:9
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Unread 05-24-2007, 07:01 PM   #67
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Whatever jerk said Jack White was .5 probably can't play nearly half as good as him. Of course, his username was Dream Theater, so since he probably doesn't know how guitar is supposed to be played...
in general I never really understood the purpose of this thread...I was glad when it went away the first time...it just seems too easy to post something like this:

Name: thesteve
Years Playing:my entire life
Why did you start playing: somebody had to.
Biggest infuence: others don't influence me, I influence them.
Perfect pitch: I set the standard
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 10
Hammer-ons: 10
HP/PO string switching: 10
Trills: 10
Tapping: 10
Multi-finger tapping: 10
String switch tapping: 10
Bends: 10
Vibrato bends: 10
Power bends: 10
Pre-bends: 10
Palm muting: 10
Palm/Open alternation: 10
Fret-hand muting: 10
Sliding: 10
Inside alternate picking: 10
Outside alternate picking: 10
Economic picking: 10
Sweep picking: 10
Arpeggiation: 10
Open chord transition: 10
Barre chord transition: 10
Movable chord transition: 10
Chord arpeggiation: 10
Raking: 10
Natural harmonics: 10
Artificial harmonics: 10
Tap harmonics: 10
Chord improvisation: 10
Solo improvisation: 10
Jazz improvisation: 10
Slide use: 10
Ebow: 10
Whammy bar (just anything): 10
Improvising: 10

I mean seriously...the scale cracks me up. If 5 is the average guitarist's skill level, how hard is it to be a 5 in eBow use? The average guitarist doesn't use an eBow...same goes for slides, tapping, tap harmonics, etc. etc.
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Unread 05-24-2007, 07:14 PM   #68
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in general I never really understood the purpose of this thread...I was glad when it went away the first time...it just seems too easy to post something like this:

Name: thesteve
Years Playing:my entire life
Why did you start playing: somebody had to.
Biggest infuence: others don't influence me, I influence them.
Perfect pitch: I set the standard
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 10
Hammer-ons: 10
HP/PO string switching: 10
Trills: 10
Tapping: 10
Multi-finger tapping: 10
String switch tapping: 10
Bends: 10
Vibrato bends: 10
Power bends: 10
Pre-bends: 10
Palm muting: 10
Palm/Open alternation: 10
Fret-hand muting: 10
Sliding: 10
Inside alternate picking: 10
Outside alternate picking: 10
Economic picking: 10
Sweep picking: 10
Arpeggiation: 10
Open chord transition: 10
Barre chord transition: 10
Movable chord transition: 10
Chord arpeggiation: 10
Raking: 10
Natural harmonics: 10
Artificial harmonics: 10
Tap harmonics: 10
Chord improvisation: 10
Solo improvisation: 10
Jazz improvisation: 10
Slide use: 10
Ebow: 10
Whammy bar (just anything): 10
Improvising: 10

I mean seriously...the scale cracks me up. If 5 is the average guitarist's skill level, how hard is it to be a 5 in eBow use? The average guitarist doesn't use an eBow...same goes for slides, tapping, tap harmonics, etc. etc.
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Unread 05-24-2007, 07:56 PM   #69
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Name: James
Years playing: 4.5
Why did you start playing: I wanted to play worship music
Biggest influences: Third Day, The Elms, Lincoln Brewster, Peter Paul and Mary,
Perfect pitch (yes or no): no, though I have very good relative pitch
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 8.5
Hammer-ons: 8
Pull-offs: 8
Trills: huh?
Tapping: 5
Bends: 8
Palm muting: 9
Fret-hand muting: 8
Slurs: huh?
Alternate picking: 7.5
Open chord changing: 9 or 10
Improvising: 8
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Unread 05-24-2007, 08:10 PM   #70
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wow. now we rate ourselves...

perhaps a "rate the skills of the person above you" is to come. Followed by the "new rate the skills of the person above you" thread because people were being too lenient in the fore then felt hurt when someone didn't rate them as the next best thing to Eric Johnson....

cool.
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Unread 05-24-2007, 08:34 PM   #71
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wow. now we rate ourselves...

perhaps a "rate the skills of the person above you" is to come. Followed by the "new rate the skills of the person above you" thread because people were being too lenient in the fore then felt hurt when someone didn't rate them as the next best thing to Eric Johnson....

cool.
Actually, I think it's a good idea. It helps you see the specifics of where you are in your playing, then you can figure out what you need to work on, and what you probably don't need to focus on as much. How you determine your rating is up to you, but hey, whatever helps.
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Unread 05-24-2007, 08:43 PM   #72
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Name: Sean Reed Thomson
Years playing:5 or 6 years
Why did you start playing: Well, I played Upright bass in middle school. I had to practice, but I couldn't afford an upright bass. So my teacher said It would be alright if I used a Bass guitar. So I tryed it, and loved it. So from bass, I went to guitar (witch is my favorite instrument in the world), to banjo, to mandolin, so on so on and so on.
Biggest influences: Doc Watson, Syd Barrett, Joshua Homme, and Jack White.
Perfect pitch (yes or no): No, but I do think you can sort of teach it to yourself...
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 8
Hammer-ons:8
Pull-offs:8
Trills:5
Tapping:4
Bends:8
Palm muting:8
Fret-hand muting:3
Slurs:?
Alternate picking:6
Open chord changing:8
Improvising:9
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Unread 05-24-2007, 09:15 PM   #73
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Name: Dave
Years Playing:10 yrs
Why did you start playing: The guitar was there and it was calling my name
Biggest infuence: Texas Guitar, SRV, DIME, ZZTOP, RUSTY COOLEY
Perfect pitch:somewhat, I can identify chords and intervals like no ones business though
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Scaled from 1-10, 1= no idea, 5= the average guitarist level, 10= virtuoso-level
Vibrato: 8
Hammer-ons: 8
HP/PO string switching: 8, string skipping 5
Trills:5
Tapping: 7
Pick Tapping 10
Multi-finger tapping: 5
String switch tapping: 4
Bends: use of = 6 note accuracy = 9
Vibrato bends: 7
Power bends: 4
Pre-bends: 4
Palm muting: 10
Palm/Open alternation: 10
Fret-hand muting: 9
Sliding: 5
Inside alternate picking: 7
Outside alternate picking: 10
Economic picking: 9
Sweep picking: 9
Arpeggiation: 8
Open chord transition: 10
Barre chord transition: 9
Movable chord transition: 10 (by this, I mean other movable chords not considered barre chords)
Chord arpeggiation: 9
Raking: 4
Natural harmonics: 8
Artificial harmonics: 10
Tap harmonics: 3
Chord improvisation: 7
Solo improvisation:10
Jazz improvisation: 4
Slide use: 4
Ebow: dont own one
Whammy bar (just anything): 9
Improvising:9
Chord Tapping: 7
Metal forging: 9
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Unread 05-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #74
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Actually, I think it's a good idea. It helps you see the specifics of where you are in your playing, then you can figure out what you need to work on, and what you probably don't need to focus on as much. How you determine your rating is up to you, but hey, whatever helps.
well good, yes; if it is helpful to you then by all means, print it out, circle the things you need to work on, put gold stars by the things you're really good at, then take it to Kinkos, make copies, and plaster the walls of your music room with them so that even in your superfluous ADD-ness you won't forget what you should be working on and what you've already become a world famous virtuoso at. That way you won't waste any of your time on an online forum rating yourself on how much of a way rad guitar player you are.
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Unread 05-24-2007, 09:39 PM   #75
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