Five Signs You Might Be a Shitty Guitarist

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No one needs a "quad guitar." Not even Michael Angelo Batio.

It would seem that everyone not bent on being a DJ these days is buying a guitar. In recent years, there have been unprecedented national advertisements for large chain music stores like Guitar Center all over radio and television, and the fact that a company like the aforementioned grew so successful that Bain Capital consumed them should say plenty about just how badly everyone wants to be a rock star.

However, most of us are not rock stars. And when it comes to the guitar, the saturation of players and the hero worship have made originality an even harder commodity to come by than ever. But simply playing the guitar should be enough to get you in the club, right? Wrong. Here are five signs that you might be missing the point and are in fact a shitty guitarist.

See also:
-Five Signs You Might Be a Shitty DJ

The Automaton
Do you love a specific guitarist so much that you want to actually be them? Have you acquired said player's signature guitar, amp, pedal, hat, sneakers, shitty tattoos, etc? Have you learned this person's entire library of licks? Here's the issue: You're nevergoing to be that player -- you're just going to be the weird dude that appropriated another person's bit. More importantly, you're going to be chastised in perpetuity by people that have taken the time to develop their own thing, because it doesn't matter how hard you practice -- you're still you. Worse yet, there are already so many people doing the nu-Hendrix/Page/Van Halen guy already, so stop it. Having influences is important, of course, but maybe just cover your tracks a little when you're forging an identity?


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13 comments
4stringsbroken
4stringsbroken

the author of this article, is a shitty guitarist guaranteed.

satanspigeon
satanspigeon

all the author did was ripoff the membership at TGP. they've been saying the same things for years. plagiarism

Tom Blazejack
Tom Blazejack

I think being a crappy guitar player is good for me - particularly the singing part (see recent article in Time magazine on a study indicating that singing, particularly singing with other people has tremendous health benefits). Calling someone out as a bad guitar player is about as useful as making fun of someone's jogging technique. Get some earplugs, cuz here I come.

Giovanni Angel
Giovanni Angel

I'm definitely guilt of being an automaton, when I was 17

Gabe Yunes
Gabe Yunes

haha, i'm as shitty as they come!

Giovanni Angel
Giovanni Angel

Great signs! Gabe Yunes Stone Panunzio Jason Gato Paul Casas what say you?

frpro78
frpro78

Having heard the writer's awful playing over at TGP I fail to see the humor in this.

Lyly Mo
Lyly Mo

So I guess whoever wrote the article is "the judge"?

Danny Cespedes
Danny Cespedes

LOL @ "The Judge." That's the metalhead ideology down here.

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