Apparently my style is more like Slash than Jared James Nichols

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I’m talking important guitar techniques here, guitar faces


  2. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    I am more like slash, I seemingly zone out, or as my college friend used to say, "Henry is in guitar land." Last couple performances I had to TRY to look up and smile, I am usually just absorbed in listening and playing.
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You've got a great face for radio,
  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I read an article -many years ago- where Steve Vai explained that making faces makes your guitarplaying more expressive.o_O
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  6. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    I apparently can’t play without making faces, my fam likes to tell me all the time
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    My playing doesn't warrant a cool guitar face. I winch when I miss a note or intonate wrong here and well...everywhere. My face does seem to take on a life on it's own once I have a Wah under my feet.
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  8. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
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  9. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    I get accused of making faces but I don''s just my face :(
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  10. ronbo

    ronbo Gretschie

    Feb 28, 2012
    Broomfield, Colorado
    When I play my mouth just kinda hangs wife says I look dazed! It takes all my facilities just to play the guitar :p
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  11. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Not much guitar face here. About the most you'll ever see from me is a squint of the eye or wrinkle of the nose. My dad has a piano face. When he plays piano, for some reason he always sticks out it lower lip. I think it's a concentration thing.
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  12. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    G.E. Smith is a guitar face jedi
  13. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    Jun 20, 2017
    I remember watching a Steve Vai video, and the faces he was making were basically obscene...I mean my cringes cringed, I mean my collection of cheeses ran out of my fridge and committed suicide, I mean I had to call my wife in and show her. She almost puked. I felt like I was watching someone take a dump that was way too pleasurable. It was embarrassing to the point of PTSD!

    ...phew, finally, after all these years, I got that off my chest...I feel better...
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  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Lol. I love that he has a fan pointed at his face. The guy travels to guitar land at great speed and with no self consciousness! He did play for Zappa after all.
  15. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    Jun 20, 2017
    The blowing fan is the cherry on the cupcake for sure!
    And so true! And you know what, God Bless him, he is an amazing talent, his music is not my cup of tea, but man how can one not appreciated his incredible talent..and, he seems very wise as well from the interviews I've watched with him! BUT those FACES! Wowza! But like you say to play at that level and that type of music I think you need to leave self consciousness far far behind...although Eric Johnson and Satriani are more restrained I think no?
  16. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Eric is a very restrained player. He does a few Hendrix moves here and there but it’s definitely a case of white guy dancing.
    Satriani pulls a lot of faces, but nowhere near Vai level...he also plays so dang loud I had to leave the last time I saw him.
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  17. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    Jun 20, 2017
    Hehe, yeah Eric has a bit of the stiff genious dork about him. And Damn...that must have been loud...You'd think Satriani would be more intelligent about the volume..but that's why I never go to a show anymore without my musician's earplugs
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  18. Funky54

    Funky54 Gretschie

    Aug 12, 2010
    My tone is a lot like Jared from Subway.
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