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    How Long?

    Just out of curiosity, how long have you guys been playing guitar? Also, how long did it take you to be able to play eruption comfortably to other people?

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    been playing about 16 years.

    i learned eruption in parts....dont really practice it much now just when warming up or something.
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    7 years, i learnd eruption 2 years ago and it took about a month. i dont really play it exactly but i have all of the main phrases down. I throw in some of the stuff from the live eruption too.

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    I've been playing since Dec of '87. I haven't played in over a year, though. I will probably start up again to learn the new Priest album. The only parts I learned of Eruption is the tapping part and the tremelo picking part. It didn't take too long if I remember right.
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    I started playing 17 years ago... haven't played in a year and a half since I sold my wolfie (sniff sniff). Due to my music training, a good ear, etc, I learned Eruption in a few days. When I was playing the guitar I'd play Eruption once a year, just to see if I could still play it and to impress my friends! LOL. Now, if someone gave me a guitar, I'd probably have difficulties playing it. I'm saving $ up so I can buy the last Wolfie at the local guitar shop or get one at Ebay.
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    ive been playing for about 3 years and I have yet to master the almighty erruption.
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    Been playing since 91 and don't have the least amount of desire to learn Eruption...
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    5 years, learnt eruption over about two years peicing it together, then i just put it all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahzoo
    Since before plant life and dirt existed on earth... Put it this way... Jimi Hendrix still walked/rocked the planet. You do the math.

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    I myself have been playing for about 2-2.5 years.

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    Got a cheapie plastic guitar AND drums for 5th birthday to replace the spoons and pie tin. Got a Harmony Stella AND lessons at age 7. At 11 years of age, I bought a Kay Les Paul copy and a Harmony tube amp with Christmas money. Dad asked, "This isn't going to end up in the closet is it"? Doesn't he wish...

    I'm 39 now. I was dabbling at 5, hooked at 7, and hopeless by age 11. Eruption? I was kinda doing a quasi-two-handed thing before I ever heard Van Halen. Hearing "Eruption" was like a smack in the head. And still is...

    I can't play it note-for-note but I really don't care to. I would like to learn "Mean Street" note-for-note some day but my tone/style don't really lend itself to the tapped harmonic thing. Cool riffs are more interesting to me than cool solos.

    But I digress...about 30 years give or take...

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    Eruption? Whats that?................

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    I've been playing for 6 years, but I still haven't learned Eruption well enough to play in front on people, comfortably. Maybe in a year or two.

 

 

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