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Saturday, July 26, 2008

biography of my life as a musician

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i wanted to take piano lessons to be like my dad at school but they were all taken, so instead i played guitar, like my uncle did. little did i know that my dad is also an amazing guitarist - this is probably what made me want to continue playing guitar instead of piano.

my dad showed me Metallica, i learned every rhythm part on acoustic for their black and master of puppets albums as i thought they were the best thing since sliced bread, i started practicing everyday at this point, dreaming of playing on stage with James and Kirk.

i got my first electric guitar this year, i could already play a load of Metallica stuff so i went from there, learning other metal bands songs, but my brother was a teenager who constantly told me how i suck. never stopped trying to put me down, but i kept at my dream, of becoming good enough to play on stage with James and Kirk.

i realized that i would need to learn to play really fast to be able to play with kirk this year and then dedicated 6 hours a day to playing guitar, and whilst my brother still attempted to put me down his friends often came round and ignored him, watching me play guitar instead. towards the end of this year i started sweep picking and found two new gods: Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala. i learned the rhythm parts to the hatebreeder albums and started my first lead work here, by the end of the year i could play most of bed of razors, lake bodom and towards dead end sloppily(read: self delusional, thinking that im a god)

i found many friends in my school who also play guitar, one of which taught me how to sweep pick the year before. i soon surpassed them in technical ability, and have taught one person to play guitar.

Then i went to the London guitar show with intents of watching Yngwie Malmsteen and Paul Gilbert. i was in front row for the whole show simply amazed at 2 of the gods of guitar stood in front of me. i also wanted to try a few guitars there, one being the Vintage Metalaxxe Warp. it played into my hands and was so perfect for me that i felt i could play better than ever. then probably the best moment in my life happened, i was asked to be videoed as a demo for the guitar on their website. i felt obliged. i took the opportunity and played guitar in front of a small crowd, perhaps more now that the video is on the site. this was when i realized i was actually a lot better than i was made to believe by my brother and all the non musicians i know. I realized that maybe my dreams of being able to play on a stage with one of my idols may one day become reality. I also have started my first band recently, but do not expect to get anywhere due to lack of dedication, therefore just trying to get used to playing with a band instead.

thanks for reading.
11:43 am - 8 comments - 3 Kudos - Report!
Ratchet27 wrote on Jul 27th, 2008 3:31pm

6 hours a day...
That is about how long it takes my computer to download a video...
Practice time!


kingkill_33 wrote on Aug 1st, 2008 8:19pm

Congratulations on being picked to appear on the manufacturer's website must have been a huge confidence boost for you after years of being told otherwise by your brother!! No offence or anything but your brother sounds like a right jealous prick and he is only pulling you down because he can't do the same!!


Spich wrote on Nov 30th, 2008 4:56pm

Believe in your dream, everything that you need is in your soul.


DeathByDestroyr wrote on Dec 7th, 2008 5:56pm

keep with it man, im sure youll surpass...damn, what was his name? paul malmsteen , in no time

you ever get into much buckethead or what?


metallicafan616a wrote on Dec 7th, 2008 8:06pm

i havent heard much buckethead stuff, wanna recommend me some?


rockerboy7345 wrote on Feb 12th, 2009 4:39am

hey man follow your dreams youre still young and dont have to work for a few more years so id reccommend as many hours a day + i reccommend some Megadeth and to try to learn Canon Rock by Jerry C its amazing


Life Is Brutal wrote on Feb 28th, 2009 10:14pm

Mine is:
2008-Pick up a guitar after about 2 years of guitar hero. Practicing constantly, learning basic picking, and all the basics.
Midway through the year, I learn sweep picking.
Last quarter, I learn to shred.
2009-Check my skillz, you can see what ive done in my spare time lol.


henkka_potku wrote on Mar 30th, 2009 3:09pm

metallicafan616 wrote on Dec 7th, 2008 at 10:06pm :

i havent heard much buckethead stuff, wanna recommend me some?

all his stuff are amazing.


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