Guitar World's "Betcha Can't Play This"

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  1. Jongpil Yun

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    Or Dragonforce. Come on, an Amaj7 arpeggio? Not only is it easy to play, theory wise, it's way below just about everything else.
     
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    Agreed. Some of the licks the younger guys have contributed have displayed the imagination of a sea monkey.
     
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    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    That kinda reminds me of Nocturnal Rites, minus the awesome leads which are pretty much the only thing that keep me interested, heh...

    As for the accent, no idea, I was transfixed by his nail polish.

    Yeah, Gilbert too, they've really been on a roll lately. Slash has an ongoing column now, which is cool. Unfortunately, Guitar One magazine has been axed, the June issue with Alex Lifeson from Rush on the cover is the last ever issue. Apparently GW is gonna get more pages and adopt some of the columns from G1 and the acoustic GW, but I gotta say it's still quite a letdown.

    I still think Dan Spitz' lick was the worst. The mp3s are gone now, but it was almost incomprehensible, and he was sloppier playing it slowly than he was playing at top speed (it was a Bm pentatonic lick, so nothing terribly difficult). I actually like Dan Spitz, as opposed to Dragonforce, so it was disappointing.

    Then again, you can't really take the whole "Betcha Can't Play This" thing too seriously (unless you're watching Broderick's licks, egad).
     
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    Most of the BYCPT licks suck, haha. I like the Bill Hudson lick though, same with all of Brodericks licks..the dude is insane.
     
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    Seriously?! Fuck me, that sucks! Guitar One's generally the one I buy more than Guitar World!
     
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    Same here. That's a real damn shame. GuitarWorld tends to piss me off. I fucken hate seeing Hendrix on the cover of every issue.
     
  7. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    Yeah, apparently they didn't give the editors any warning, they just pulled the plug, so there won't even be an official "last" issue. The cancelled the CD-ROM only a month before, so over on the GW forums everyone and their dog is bitching about being ripped off, never buying from Future Publishing again, yada yada etc etc.

    I personally don't buy a hell of a lot of mags anymore; I know people who buy Guitar World and such so I just borrow theirs and scan the good bits. I try to buy most issues of Guitar Techniques, but my dodgy newsagent tends to miss all the issues I want or stock them so erratically that I never know when they're around and miss them bfore they're pulled off the shelves, oh well.
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks GW is a huge mag full of ads? Seriously.

    As for G1, I really liked it, because, it focussed in on genres. As opposed to GW, who gets artists to show you their songs..which for the most part, is crap
     
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    Yeah, there's way too much space devoted to adverts in Guitar World (Guitarist in the UK has the same problem; it's lots of ads and gear but not a lot of actual playing advice). Guitar One struck a really good balance between everything.
     
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    :( I can't believe it. GuitarOne was the most comprehensive guitar magazine on the market. They had absolutely everything you'd want in a magazine. I tend to avoid GW because it's usually garbage. I'll have to find something else I suppose. :noway:
     
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    Some of the licks in the BYCPT thing have been pretty cool. Becker, Cooley, Loomis, and Romeo had the best ones I think. Musical, not to brief, and at least mildly difficult. Cooley's for one absolutely kills me (and I keep banging my wrist into the lower horn of my guitar trying it...), and Romeo's is great with all the speed changes. I just think Loomis's was kinda cool.
     
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    Youtube is pulling random BYCPT vids so I updated this post a bit, so it'll hopefully have less dead links and such. Enjoy!
     
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    Fucking youtube...:noplease:
     
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    A fuckload of them have gone down now, it's so fucking stupid :(.
     
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    I think DragonForce's betcha can't play this should of been just smashing their instruments and quiting forever :metal: lol
     
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    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    No video for the latest lick yet, but it's from Wayne Findlay, who plays in a band called Slavior, who I've never heard. Apparently he's played in MSG too. He has the lick scanned on his website so here's the tab. He plays a seven, too, which is pretty cool. Enjoy!

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    That is pretty crappy tone. Sounds like my Cube's Recto amp simulation.
     
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    A lick from John5, plus some "country-metal shredding" at the end that owns your soul:yesway:
     
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    Great Thread bud, very helpful!
     

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