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Arm Arm Arm
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Posted - 04/04/2017 :  07:28:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by picpic

What's your greatest achievement playing BF tunes ?

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Where is My Mind?

One of the first, if not the first Pixies songs I learned years ago when I realized I better learn songs instead of playing the same scale over and over and over.

It was quite satisfying to play the riff and to slide around during the verses and of course, great fun in varying how I play it, sometimes doing it the Catholics way where Frank would mute some chords, sometimes just repeating a note or two from the riff before playing the whole thing.

It's also just a fun riff to play around with.

Once years ago I was at a bar playing with some people, an informal guitar jam meetup, amazingly fun, and towards the end of the night I noodled around with the riff. This random guy at the bar recognized it, wandered over, borrowed another guitar and just solo'd like crazy while I played the rhythm, it went on and on, a lot of fun!

Accepting how I play instead of holding myself to some crazy standard was very liberating as well. You like how I play fine, if not, that's fine too, I'm enjoying myself. Ironically, I improved the most after this realization, not worrying about playing the song perfectly was liberating, I let go and felt the music. I still am improving, there's a lot to learn on the guitar and it's fun doing so.


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Posted - 04/04/2017 :  08:28:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Arm Arm Arm and picpic for tips!
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Posted - 03/13/2023 :  11:18:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where's my Mind, I was able to figure it out
Than The full setlist of the 88 live .at town and country
found some chords on internet and the visual cues serve me to find the others
I can play almost the entire original 5

The harder ones : those relying too much on orchestration
Debaser, as singer and rhythm
Dead - His best one on musical merit imo - to th9s days i can play it et can comprehend how He could wrote this shit ... Mesmerizing
Hang Wire: not taught to play but to get the verse right is not easy its a shme as i beleive its one of the best verse flow ... :)

Ht me back if a track give you trouble ;

I could tell you a story that will make you cry ...
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