Favorite bands :
Avenged Sevenfold, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Dream Theater, The Devil Wears Prada, Foo Fighters, Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Metallica, Parkway Drive, Periphery, Protest The Hero, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rush, Slipknot, Trivium
Favorite guitarists :
John Petrucci, James Hetfield, Synyster Gates, Matt Heafy, Dimebag, Alexi Laiho, Misha Mansoor
Im half american, half japanese and living in. Been playing guitar for about 4 and a half years. I picked up the bass last summer. Its a shit instrument, but sure is fun to play. Im gonna start learning drums after the summer. Im a pretty phenomenal air drummer and i know how to tab drums so it shouldn't be so hard to learn.
I love metal. Nothing beats fast syncopated bass beats and heavy chugging guitars. But from time to time i put on something chill like foo fighters or RHCP.
I also like orchestral music. Most I like writing it more than listening to it. I've been trying to figure out how to write it for quite some time now so I put together a soundcloud with some of my music, if you would like to her it.
I don't know why I tab. I think its a waste of time. Whenever I finish doing a tab I always end up getting tired of the song because i have to replay it like a billion times in order to tab it.. so I try to tab them as fast as possible. I personally don't use tabs unless the song has weird time sigs that I can't be bothered to work out. I think its more important to learn by ear than to use tabs because firstly all the good guitarists do it. Can you imagine John Petrucci sitting down by his computer on UG looking up the tab for Master of Puppets?
And there are some pretty amazing guitarists that don't know theory or scales but they know how to play them because they have that good of an ear. Developing a good ear takes a lot of time if you don't have one naturally, but in the end its worth training because its one of the most valuable and important skills in music.
So.. yeah I don't know why I tab.. It doesnt actually encourage you to work the songs out yourself =/