Ok, admit it - have you played a lick over and over and over to elicit aud. cheers?

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  1. KazJY

    KazJY Member

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    Who's done it?

    I was listening to a STUDIO CD of a great guitar player, and the same lick was played over and over - through like 4 to 6 bars of a 12-bar blues. There was no live audience to hear this, just me in my car.

    Seems like this kind of thing would impress non-guitar players more, ya know?

    For the record, I have done the hammer-on thing with one finger, alternating between 2nd fret and the open string before... (G or D string, for example) but the crowd was too busy eating and drinking, as it was a corporate affair. :messedup Now I know...
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Those repetitive licks do get a crowd going, don't they?
     
  3. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Yes, I do it!

    No shame in mah game bra.
     
  4. airzorba2

    airzorba2 Member

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    i do the repetetive lick thing all the time - though never on purpose!
     
  5. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Member

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    If you're a rock and roll player and haven't done this, you're probably a lousy showman.

    Stagecraft is an integral part of performance, at least in rock and roll.
     
  6. Funky Chicken

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    I only know one lick. I have no choice.
     
  7. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup.

    Usually when my hand starts to get crampy, or something like that.

    It's just friggin' AMAZING. LOL!
     
  8. MuseCafeChris

    MuseCafeChris Senior Member

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    Damn you. Beat me to it.
     
  9. DavidE

    DavidE Member

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    Yes. In fact, I play the same ones. Over and over and over.

    At a recent gig, I had some guy telling me how awesome I played and that I should make the band give me more and longer solos etc....

    I looked at him and told him thanks, but my playing bores me to death already! :jo I thought it was funny, but it was also true in a lot of cases.
     
  10. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    But is it the same lick?:messedup
     
  11. rwe333

    rwe333 Supporting Member

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    Works for players from Van Halen and Marino to Stern and Martino (all badass).
    Can't say I do it, but more power to those that do...
     
  12. Mayflower

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    I feel embarrassed when I do(read RARELY)..Even though the crowd seems to get whipped into a frenzy over a silly lick played 20 times in a row.(remember now...each time with more enthusiasm)
    I also don't like to to play solo's that are "cliched'"...I prefer to put my own stamp on them........ by repeating a 3 note triplet over and over again until the crowd is screaming..................STOP IT!
    :p:rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
    BTW...I really wish I could express my playing...I don't like doing any "Look at me" stuff for the crowd......More playing for the band to make it come together and get a few smiles from the members.
    (Fellow guitarist sits in...Plays "Eruption"...Give me a break...The crowd gows WILD...Really...I tell him..keep on going dude, you are doing great......Hey, what don't you do "Icecream Man" too?".. so he does)
    I am a sarcastic bastard, you guys know that.:)
     
  13. lcjc800

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    big bend and retard......:RoCkIn
     
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  15. gainiac

    gainiac Senior Member

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    Their definitely exists appropriate moments to repeat the same lick over-n-over.

    :drool
     
  16. darth_vader

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    I'm a slow-ass blues player, but for one little 16th-note triplet lick that I can sit on all day, and finishes perfectly with a full-step bend up to the root. That's when the rest of the band knows I've run out of ideas :p

    As for the audience, they're usually too drunk to tell whether I'm repeating the same lick or not.
     
  17. mprvise

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    No, but just for fun I held a note for 12 bars once. People dug it.
     
  18. KeithC

    KeithC Silver Supporting Member

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    I do it but usually only get about 2-3 times of the repeated lick right:jo
     
  19. Datsyuk

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    I'm a little surprised by some of the posts here, is motific development not a critical element of musicality? I know the OP was asking whether or not people do this specifically to impress the audience. Others have mentioned how a crowd will often indeed really respond to this scenario.

    Does this not just reinforce that repetion can be a powerful and effective musical device. I'm all for showmanship and everything, it is show business after all but the audience responds because you're driving a musical ideal home that they can latch on to. Repetition, when down with taste and musicality should certainly not be avoided IMHO. I would be more interested in how an audience responds to my ideas rather than anticipating what other guitar players may or may not think. Maybe I'm not interpreting the posts accurately, can you please repeat yourselves so I understand, I'm a little slow :)
     
  20. Brett Valentine

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    Yeah I do it. . .

    Shamelessly!

    In fact, if the crowd is really going, I'll even grab whatever I'm drinking and take a long drink too!


    And of course, that's the only thing they remember.
     

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