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Hootayah
12-20-2005, 02:01 PM
How about a contest showing unusual stuff on guitar you can do, that nobody else can do?
Like stretching further than anybody, playing behind your back, picking with your teeth, playing with your feet, solving a Rubics cube while doing Eruption....
You have to show a picture or a video to prove it.

Akira
12-20-2005, 02:35 PM
Actually, seeing how far everyone can stretch would be fun.

Say from the 5th fret on the high E? And then the 5th fret on the low E? And you have to be able to hammer on and pull off the two notes you're stretching between.

Pictures would be cool. YUMMY HANDS ARGHGAHEHGG *drools*

Kevin Taylor
12-20-2005, 05:38 PM
I can do a tapping solo and recite Shakespeare at the same time.
I'd be interested to see how far people can stretch too.
Stay tooned... gotta make a video.

Kevin Taylor
12-20-2005, 06:33 PM
okay, here's my stretch on the high E from the 5th fret and up.

http://s93744050.onlinehome.us/stretch.jpg

Hammurabi
12-20-2005, 06:40 PM
That doesn't look comfortable.

Akira
12-20-2005, 06:47 PM
I can stretch to the fret wire between the 11th and 12th fret, but I guess only 11 counts. Same applies for bottom E.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/Sean9/PC210006.jpg

PonyOne
12-20-2005, 06:50 PM
I can just barely stretch that far... but it would be totally impractical... my fingers look like they're just a bit shorter, because I have mine extended more.

But I can play left handed AND right handed...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/tristan_s/tguitar.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v415/tristan_s/Pets/theokramer.jpg
excuse the mess, and yes, the parrot is singing. he makes me play faster. parrot magic.

I can also play a right handed guitar upside down pretty well, i.e. scales, solos, etc and i can sweep a bit (the strings being upside down kind of messes with you), and I can form some basic chords. I'm not quite so good with a left handed guitar upside down though.

PRSplaya
12-20-2005, 06:56 PM
I can go from 5-12 without a whole lot of effort on the high and low E, but can go 5-13 on the low E, but that's pushing it till hammer-ons and pull-offs are sketchy.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/PRSplaya/highE.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/PRSplaya/lowE.jpg

Akira
12-20-2005, 06:57 PM
I am somewhere in PRS's post, *evil voice* CAN YOU GUESS WHERE?!?! *lightening*

Cryptic Excretions
12-20-2005, 08:01 PM
I'm from 5 to 12 on all 6 strings... unfortunately I don't have a camera so you'll have to take my word on it until I can get proof.

Cryptic Excretions
12-20-2005, 08:06 PM
I am somewhere in PRS's post, *evil voice* CAN YOU GUESS WHERE?!?! *lightening*
Uh... in the instant messanger on his screen?

alucard0941
12-20-2005, 08:19 PM
I can do 5 -11 and 12 to 21

I guess thats ok, but its very hard to play with cause my thumb is the only support.

...I like thread alot :)

alucard0941
12-20-2005, 08:20 PM
the coolest thing iv seen is when Paul Gilbert sweeps 6 strings with his tounge decending and acending

Akira
12-21-2005, 04:28 AM
Uh... in the instant messanger on his screen?

Damn, you're a sharp one...

CW14
12-21-2005, 06:18 AM
Pictures would be cool. YUMMY HANDS ARGHGAHEHGG *drools*
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/Sean9/PC210006.jpg
You have very nice FINGERS *orgasms*

Kevin Taylor
12-21-2005, 06:41 AM
Beat this... reciting Shakespeare "As You Like It" while doing a tapping solo
http://s93744050.onlinehome.us/asyoulikeit.mov :cool:

Akira
12-21-2005, 07:29 AM
Beat this... reciting Shakespeare "As You Like It" while doing a tapping solo
http://s93744050.onlinehome.us/asyoulikeit.mov :cool:

Lmfao! :rolleyes:

alucard0941
12-21-2005, 10:03 AM
thats too awesome dude...

BTW, how do you play so cleanly when tapping with such less distortion? Do you tie a hankerchief by the nut to dampen them out? cause thats what I do am just wondering...

Kevin Taylor
12-21-2005, 11:04 AM
I sometimes use a hairbraid thing like on this page:

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=1877

..but for that one I didn't use anything ... it's just muting with stuff like the thumbs and palms of both hands.

Fretfire
12-21-2005, 12:22 PM
Beat this... reciting Shakespeare "As You Like It" while doing a tapping solo
http://s93744050.onlinehome.us/asyoulikeit.mov :cool:

I just want to say you are far BETTER than Van Halen !! . :D lol

Kevin Taylor
12-21-2005, 12:47 PM
heh... wow... nice comment. Major thanks http://s93744050.onlinehome.us/smileys/lovestruck.gif

I wouldn't say better by any shot.... I learned a whole load of stuff from EVH and Alex Lifeson but I still get blown away with some of the stuff they do.
Especially EVH in concert. Like.... holy crap.

PRSplaya
12-21-2005, 01:23 PM
I had never heard or seen much of Alex Lifeson until I watched the Rush in Rio DVD. I must say, I was impressed and enjoyed his playing, and also enjoyed his stage presence. Defanately an underrated guitarist.

finger_cruncher
12-22-2005, 01:40 AM
5 to 13 on high E

Kevin Taylor
12-22-2005, 05:18 AM
I had never heard or seen much of Alex Lifeson until I watched the Rush in Rio DVD. I must say, I was impressed and enjoyed his playing, and also enjoyed his stage presence. Defanately an underrated guitarist.

I watched that Rush video on TV last night. Like, totally blow me away with how old they looked. Especially Alex Lifeson.
I've got an old VHS tape from back in 1984 that I threw in while I was watching it and started a/b'ing the two. ALex had a typical 80's hairdo and was jumping all over the stage and Neil Peart had hair down his back.

Now Alex is just standing still and balancing his guitar on his beer belly while
Neil Peart is wearing a hat to cover his bald spot.

Gotta say though.... they rock like hell and it brings back memories of when
bands were actually talented and more concerned with the music and technicalities of their playing than just playing open chords and trying to look cool.

It brought back major memories too..... listening to 2112 in my friends Bug smoking a huge pipe and filling the car with so much smoke you couldn't see outside.

The freaky part was I didn't realize how much Alex Lifeson had influenced my own playing style. Especially that open 1st and 2nd string on chords like barred A, G and B.
I think I spent more time doing air drums to Rush than the guitar parts cause I still know all the rolls.

On a side note: it's too bad that Geddy Lee was forced to stop screaming with his voice years ago. I remember way back when he was told by doctors that if he didn't stop screaming he'd ruin his voice so all the albums after 2112 were a little lacking in the vocal department. You can tell in the video that he's purposely avoiding the high notes.

And another side note: Geddy Lees mom runs a store on main street here in Newmarket so if you ever wanna gab with her or get memorabelia, just head down to main street.

PRSplaya
12-22-2005, 08:21 AM
The freaky part was I didn't realize how much Alex Lifeson had influenced my own playing style. Especially that open 1st and 2nd string on chords like barred A, G and B.
I play barred chords like that a lot! I never knew where I got it from, but now that you mention it, it could be from Alex. I think Rush is one of the more talented bands around. Alex is a great guitarist, Geddy's a great bassist, keybordist, and vocalist, and Neil is a fenominal drummer and a good songwriter. They are defanately a very tight band when playing live. My only complaints would be Geddy's vocal tone (still enjoyable though), and Neil's playing just seems a little stale or lifeless at times. I know it's just the way he is, but I prefer John Bonham style drummers. I think comparing the two is like compairing say Yngwie (technique) to Slash (feelings). Maybe not the best example, but you get the idea.