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Have a guitar collecting dust? Here's an article that tells you how to fake guitar skills to impress your friends.
posted by bonzo (10 comments total)

 
I don't know crap about guitar, but I give props for the ASCII...
posted by machaus at 9:01 PM on May 16, 2001


Yeah, it's all well and good until you have to play the B riff. That "A string 2nd fret, D string 6th fret" stretch is a pain for those of us with horrible reach- can't I just fake it with a B7? It's a lot easier...
posted by dogwelder at 9:10 PM on May 16, 2001


three dimensional air guitar presents: Fret Mime
posted by clavdivs at 9:25 PM on May 16, 2001


Personally I find it easier and more rewarding to avoid learning how to play guitar myself and just lend focus to people who already know how to play admirably, like Annie for example. Or Kristi or The Touch or this guy who's pretty damn phenomenal. Ever seen a guy play two guitars at the same time?

Why fake it by yourself when you can connect with others and have an eargasm? *smirk*
posted by ZachsMind at 9:26 PM on May 16, 2001


Don't forget our favorite lurker.
posted by bkdelong at 5:48 AM on May 17, 2001


It's not really "faking" guitar skills, so much as learning something easy that sounds good. That's one of the great things about the guitar; there are lots of things you can do that sound good but are really pretty easy to play.
posted by straight at 6:12 AM on May 17, 2001


The opening riff of "Stairway to Heavan" is all any guitarist needs to know in order to impress someone.
posted by bondcliff at 6:19 AM on May 17, 2001


If by "impress someone" you mean get thrown out of a guitar store. :)
posted by bonzo at 6:38 AM on May 17, 2001


I had trouble with that B riff, too. I find it helps if you make sure you're doing two things. Make sure the base of your index finger and the base of your pinky are the same distance from the neck. Make sure your thumb is placed somewhere behind the neck, somewhere under the B and/or G string and your wrist is straight.
posted by reishus at 7:18 AM on May 17, 2001


I have robots play my guitars for me.
posted by scottandrew at 11:07 AM on May 17, 2001


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