Some memes for SS.org (Rules Posted in OP -- Please Read)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by vampiregenocide, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,530
    Likes Received:
    3,789
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    Oomph, that's like the perfect negative caricature of Yngwie right there. His technique is so perfect, but I still hate that so much for almost every other reason. :lol:
     
  2. lurè

    lurè Fake Shredder

    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2018
    Location:
    Italy
    He's a monster but everytime is the same choreography and these moves were probably cool 30 years ago.

    Yngwie doesn't care and just keeps wearing his leather pants.
     
    bostjan likes this.
  3. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,530
    Likes Received:
    3,789
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    Perfectly concise summary of all you need to know about Yngwie post-1989. :lol:

    It's like he sold his soul to the devil, and in return, he got uncanny guitar-playing ability, but had to wear the same pair of leather pants no matter how his body image changed, and also, he'd only be able to say new things for five years into the deal.
     
    Adieu and lurè like this.
  4. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

    Messages:
    13,750
    Likes Received:
    12,943
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minnesota
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    seeing people play with their thumb hooked over the neck triggers me so hard
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Veldar, Nlelith, Seabeast2000 and 4 others like this.
  5. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,359
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Location:
    Windsor, ON
    Every got-dang time I see someone with their thumb on their fretboard I hear my old teacher saying "you should have enough space between your palm and your neck that a Mac truck can drive through there."

    He was also my teacher in 8th grade. :rofl:
     
  6. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,530
    Likes Received:
    3,789
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    When I taught middle school band, I would encourage the kids to use traditional posture, but I never enforced that beyond giving a reminder whenever someone with poor posture was struggling.
     
  7. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

    Messages:
    13,750
    Likes Received:
    12,943
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I hate seeing people with poor form. you're just asking for an injury playing that way. It just keeps tension on the wrist when there's no need to have tension there, plus it makes chording more difficult.
     
  8. odibrom

    odibrom .

    Messages:
    3,657
    Likes Received:
    1,550
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2014
    Location:
    Unknown
    For those with small hands specially, but then we look at Paul Gilbert's long hands and fingers and...
     
  9. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    664
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Location:
    Baytown, TX
    It makes some stuff easier. Like if it goes from a bar chord into some other stuff, it's always been easier for me to play the E string with my thumb so my fingers don't have to move as far.
     
  10. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

    Messages:
    13,750
    Likes Received:
    12,943
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minnesota
    there's some stuff like john mayer songs like neon where you absolutely have to use the thumb to help chord, but it's not really a thing to do continuously imo.
     
    odibrom likes this.
  11. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    664
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Location:
    Baytown, TX
    I didn't realize y'all meant keep it up there. Fuck that, my thumb usually ends up somewhere on the back of the neck.

    I'm one of those guys that 90% of what I do I"m not sure what I'm doing, but it sounds good.
     
    Seabeast2000 likes this.
  12. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

    Messages:
    2,111
    Likes Received:
    2,567
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Location:
    Australia
    I learnt Classical formally for 6 years and putting the thumb over the fretboard was the biggest sin you could commit apart from playing in anything else other than classical position. Had to keep it about the middle of the neck, move it up towards the bass strings slightly when playing down there but that was it. Fuck, even got marked on thumb positioning. A little bit of the classical elitism has stayed unfortunately - I can't watch most blues/country dudes play a D chord without wanting to gouge my eyes out.
     
  13. lurè

    lurè Fake Shredder

    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2018
    Location:
    Italy
  14. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    15,530
    Likes Received:
    3,789
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
  15. lurè

    lurè Fake Shredder

    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2018
    Location:
    Italy
    I guess is the first and most famous thing related to music theory/jazz harmony.
     
    Veldar likes this.
  16. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

    Messages:
    13,750
    Likes Received:
    12,943
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minnesota
  17. Leviathus

    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

    Messages:
    1,634
    Likes Received:
    1,559
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Location:
    Low Earth Orbit
  18. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

    Messages:
    13,750
    Likes Received:
    12,943
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minnesota
    [​IMG]
    I love tesseract and karnivool, but karnivool is def better
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2018
    MickD7, ImNotAhab, Vyn and 4 others like this.
  19. lurè

    lurè Fake Shredder

    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2018
    Location:
    Italy
    Savage lol
     
  20. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

    Messages:
    13,750
    Likes Received:
    12,943
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Location:
    Minnesota

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.