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    My tapping needs some serious work!
    Anyone know where I can get some good Ed style licks from?
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    Lots of practice and dedication.

    A lot of us would do "anything" to play like Ed. The fact of the matter is is that, apart from Ed's natural talent, he has practiced ENDLESS and COUNTLESS hours, as has any artist that has mastered his/her trade.

    Are any of us willing to practice those countless hours? I'm not. That's why I suck. But hey, the more you practice, the better you get. You put in the time, and you'll nail it!
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    Now here's an important point. If you bust you ass to sound just like Ed, then you sound just like Ed. If I want to hear Ed, I put on a CD. Get my point? Make it a point to get as much as you can out of it, but put some of yourself in it. Anyone can read tab and learn it note for note, just like Spanish , but you should build up your confidence to do your own thing. Look at this: One of Ed's biggest influences was Eric Clapton. But you don't really hear much Clapton in Ed's playing. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Thanks guys! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    I probably should have explained what I meant a bit better.
    I don't really want to be Ed, I just noticed that in the way I play, one of my weaknesses is tapping.
    I need to put some solid work into it and don't really know how to go about it.
    I mentioned Ed because his tapping style is very natural and flowing whereas some players tend to be very mechanical when they use it.
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    Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
    Now here's an important point. If you bust you ass to sound just like Ed, then you sound just like Ed. If I want to hear Ed, I put on a CD. Get my point? Make it a point to get as much as you can out of it, but put some of yourself in it. Anyone can read tab and learn it note for note, just like Spanish , but you should build up your confidence to do your own thing. Look at this: One of Ed's biggest influences was Eric Clapton. But you don't really hear much Clapton in Ed's playing. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Now there's an excellent point.
    Be yourself. If you want to learn Ed's signature licks at least put your own twist to them.
    After doing nothing but VH for years I could nail it with no problem, but when I went to an open jam I sucked.
    All I could play was VH and I did everything sounding like VH.
    It actually took my versatility away bit by bit till there was nothing left. Imagine playing blues while you're hammering and tapping all over the place. It got to the point where I couldn't stand to listen to VH anymore.
    If you listen to Ed he's instantly recognizable but also very predictable in that he's very repetitious. He wasn't like that in the early days but eventually locked himself into one way of playing, so no matter who he's playing with you could swear he's done that same solo or run in a hundred other tunes.
    It feels a lot better to express yourself using your own style which you develop only by praticing what's in your own head, like Ed originally did.
    I consider myself a good player, but not when I'm tapping or hammering, or trying to fit a VH run into a song that it doesn't belong in cause that's not playing as much as copying and it won't make you an overall better player, like pushing yourself to play what's in your own head will.
    I apologize for rambling cause it's hard to get the point across that even though this is the VH Links copping a few of Ed's licks won't impress anyone anymore except maybe the person who's playing them, and in the long run it'll do more damage than good in your overall playing.

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    Originally posted by ebmm_axis:
    A lot of us would do "anything" to play like Ed.

    You put in the time, and you'll nail it!
    Correct.

    [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img] Tapping, You Say?? [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]


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    Originally posted by tribb:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
    Now here's an important point. If you bust you ass to sound just like Ed, then you sound just like Ed. If I want to hear Ed, I put on a CD. Get my point? Make it a point to get as much as you can out of it, but put some of yourself in it. Anyone can read tab and learn it note for note, just like Spanish , but you should build up your confidence to do your own thing. Look at this: One of Ed's biggest influences was Eric Clapton. But you don't really hear much Clapton in Ed's playing. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Now there's an excellent point.
    Be yourself. If you want to learn Ed's signature licks at least put your own twist to them.
    After doing nothing but VH for years I could nail it with no problem, but when I went to an open jam I sucked.
    All I could play was VH and I did everything sounding like VH.
    It actually took my versatility away bit by bit till there was nothing left. Imagine playing blues while you're hammering and tapping all over the place. It got to the point where I couldn't stand to listen to VH anymore.
    If you listen to Ed he's instantly recognizable but also very predictable in that he's very repetitious. He wasn't like that in the early days but eventually locked himself into one way of playing, so no matter who he's playing with you could swear he's done that same solo or run in a hundred other tunes.
    It feels a lot better to express yourself using your own style which you develop only by praticing what's in your own head, like Ed originally did.
    I consider myself a good player, but not when I'm tapping or hammering, or trying to fit a VH run into a song that it doesn't belong in cause that's not playing as much as copying and it won't make you an overall better player, like pushing yourself to play what's in your own head will.
    I apologize for rambling cause it's hard to get the point across that even though this is the VH Links copping a few of Ed's licks won't impress anyone anymore except maybe the person who's playing them, and in the long run it'll do more damage than good in your overall playing.
    </font>[/QUOTE]let me add to this,
    if wanting to be like Ed is what you want, then by all means do it, don't let anyone tell you it's bad, if your not a pro and you sit in your room and play guitar to yourself or maybe just your dog, who cares ?? but if you want to be an all around guitarist then just copping Ed *won't* do it, as said before he can be an influence but you can still have your own style and not really saound like him, I mean I reall started playing guitar because of .........Ace Frehley, yea go ahead it's ok to laugh but when I was 12 Ace was god, I soon lost interest and then heard Ed and it rejuvinated me, so basically I owe all my guitar to Ace and Ed yet I don't think I play like either unless I try too (and even then )
    Just another view.
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    I'm pretty happy with what I can play-I can do the blues, jazz etc so I've found my voice with that. It's just that I've never sat down and worked on tapping.
    It's the weakest part of my game so to speak.
    I REALLY don't want to just copy (rip off) Ed, but he knows his stuff, so it's a good place to start as far as it goes.
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    Speakin of tappin does anyone have the tab too Source of Infection? Cuz i've looked all over the net and i couldnt find it..so if ya got it please help. thanks [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Thanks Skii! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by SactoFan:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by tribb:
    After doing nothing but VH for years I could nail it with no problem, but when I went to an open jam I sucked.
    All I could play was VH and I did everything sounding like VH.
    It actually took my versatility away bit by bit till there was nothing left. Imagine playing blues while you're hammering and tapping all over the place. It got to the point where I couldn't stand to listen to VH anymore.
    It feels a lot better to express yourself using your own style which you develop only by praticing what's in your own head, like Ed originally did.
    I apologize for rambling cause it's hard to get the point across that even though this is the VH Links copping a few of Ed's licks won't impress anyone anymore except maybe the person who's playing them, and in the long run it'll do more damage than good in your overall playing.
    I couldn't have said it better tribb!! In my band, I can play 6 genres per gig and that has forced me to think like an ensemble player which is a darn hard thing to do. Ed is the showcase in VH and the tunes revolve around him...Taken on its own, it sounds great. Applying Ed's moves to other genres will be a disaster most of the time and you'll run the risk of becoming the WORST thing a band could have...the guy who doesn't know WHEN TO SHUT UP AND NOT PLAY!!

    I tap a little and I mostly tap off open strings which I like the sound of...funky scales and such. But playing like Ed has never been an ambition of mine which may sound like a copout until you go back and reread tribb's original post... [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    </font>[/QUOTE]and then again most people aren't in bands and just sit in their room and jam , if copying Ed is all they want to do and that makes them happy go fot it.
    You only need to be a well rounded player if you *want* or *have* to be, meaning you want to be in a band or you just want to sit in your room and want to be well rounded anyway.
    People need to be what they want to be inside themselves, so my advice to everyone is if you want to repeat the opening riff to "You Really Got Me" all night long everynight and that makes you happy more power to ya, if you wanne be SRV every other night and play nothing but " Pride and Joy" more power to ya, if you want to be like no one and play nothing but your own style more power to ya. just note that sitting and doing the same things over will not make a well rounded musician but again if that's not what you want [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    I can't tap very well at all, and aren't really going to try to improve on it.

    The reason being that I can see the mountain that you have to climb before you can do it, and then there's the other mountain after that where you have to learn how to incorporate it into a song or solo. And that is where the real genius lies.

    I just know that even if I learnt how to do it well, I'd never be able to throw it into a song or solo correctly. It would just sound stupid and out of place so I don't bother.

    There's other players out there that are far better than that, so I'll leave them to do it...

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    Originally posted by tribb:
    After doing nothing but VH for years I could nail it with no problem, but when I went to an open jam I sucked.
    All I could play was VH and I did everything sounding like VH.
    It actually took my versatility away bit by bit till there was nothing left. Imagine playing blues while you're hammering and tapping all over the place. It got to the point where I couldn't stand to listen to VH anymore.
    It feels a lot better to express yourself using your own style which you develop only by praticing what's in your own head, like Ed originally did.
    I apologize for rambling cause it's hard to get the point across that even though this is the VH Links copping a few of Ed's licks won't impress anyone anymore except maybe the person who's playing them, and in the long run it'll do more damage than good in your overall playing.
    I couldn't have said it better tribb!! In my band, I can play 6 genres per gig and that has forced me to think like an ensemble player which is a darn hard thing to do. Ed is the showcase in VH and the tunes revolve around him...Taken on its own, it sounds great. Applying Ed's moves to other genres will be a disaster most of the time and you'll run the risk of becoming the WORST thing a band could have...the guy who doesn't know WHEN TO SHUT UP AND NOT PLAY!!

    I tap a little and I mostly tap off open strings which I like the sound of...funky scales and such. But playing like Ed has never been an ambition of mine which may sound like a copout until you go back and reread tribb's original post... [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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