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Thread started 05/10/13 12:12am

kidmelody2012

should Prince take guitar lessons to improve his sound?

even tiger woods takes golf lessons so I think it would help prince's playing tremendously if he took lessons from a professional to improve his playing. I think his left hand position is terrible draping over the fingerboard when his thumb suppose to be in the middle of the back.He also raises his fingers way too high off the fretboard which is why he can't

play super fast leads.prince plays all his power chords from the "C" shape which is totally wrong.....he should know at least 5 shapes and a teacher could help him learn the others.

he also needs to learn finger tapping and playing with his fingers instead of always playing with the huge plectrums he use.for someone his size a smaller jazz plectrum would make his guitar much quieter. Joe satriani would be a great teacher for him.Do you thinkthe lessons would help his flaws or is he too old to learn new tricks?

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/13 1:06am

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Looking for a job? biggrin
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Reply #2 posted 05/10/13 1:11am

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prince plays all his power chords from the "C" shape which is totally wrong.....he should know at least 5 shapes and a teacher could help him learn the others.

Shapes? You mean like this?

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Reply #3 posted 05/10/13 2:20am

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Sorry just had to pick myself up from the floor from laughing so hard

Are you frickin kidding me? lol lol lol
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Reply #4 posted 05/10/13 4:30am

thebanishedone

When i seen the title of the tread i knew who created .Kid melody you are one nobody ,and Prince is one of the world famous guitar plaYers.i advise u to start learning to play guitar because u suck and leave Prince alone.
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Reply #5 posted 05/10/13 4:38am

thebanishedone

And no Prince don't need guitar lessons but yes.you should stop smoking crack
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Reply #6 posted 05/10/13 5:02am

Sassey

lol

thebanishedone said:

And no Prince don't need guitar lessons but yes.you should stop smoking crack

The OP raises a good question and appears to know the technicals of guitar playing. I don't and I think Prince is a great guitar player but I don't think Prince will ever be too old to improve the things he knows need improvement or to learn new tricks. lol

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Reply #7 posted 05/10/13 7:07am

G3000

Tell that to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn,...and countless other guitar heros.

You're only showing how much you admire the man, by trying to find all of his flaws. It's called jealousy.
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Reply #8 posted 05/10/13 7:12am

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Dude...when was the last time you've seen Prince perform live to arrive at an opinion like that? Also, who are your influences and inspirations, as far as guitar players?

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Reply #9 posted 05/10/13 7:20am

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joe satriani is not an impressive guitarist .. prince does not need more anal technicality in his playing .. he needs someone to inspire more creative melodies .. and he need serious help with his distorted tone .. we know he listens to santana and hendrix ... it baffles me that he does not strive to compete on their level and is happy to play the same boring solo in almost every live setting .. he has a few moments of great soloing .. purple rain and while my guitar gently weeps are quite good ... kiss and little red corvette have solos not by prince .. but we wish they were because they are very good .. most of his solos are quite predictable, simple and often very boring and often interchangeable with a solo he will play later in the set .. rarely does he step outside his comfort zone like he did on while my guitar gently weeps .. during which it seemed he was really just going for it and not playing it safe and boring like he usually does .. in conclusion .. prince needs to unlearn all the boring technical precision he safely inserts all the time and get more experimental with his solos .. it would definately help for him to study more of the masters like dave gilmore, jimmy page, hendrix, joey santiago, george harrison, santana, all of these cats make solos that are memorable and are also undeniably important to the song itself .. prince solos are often inconsequential to the music .. and just there to fill space .. lessons no .. forget all he has learned thus far .. yes

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/13 7:28am

Graycap23

Dude..............take your meds.

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Reply #11 posted 05/10/13 7:34am

TrevorAyer

Graycap23 said:

Dude..............take your meds.

i don't take meds .. but if i did it wouldn't improve prince guitar solos .. maybe u take too many .. like prince .. and that's why his boring solos sound new and fresh to you

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/13 7:37am

KeithyT

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Just somewhere in the middle,
Not too good and not too bad.
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Reply #13 posted 05/10/13 7:42am

lwr001

The Hollywood Reporter thinks you are delusional

http://www.hollywoodrepor...iew-520217

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Reply #14 posted 05/10/13 7:51am

Graycap23

TrevorAyer said:

Graycap23 said:

Dude..............take your meds.

i don't take meds .. but if i did it wouldn't improve prince guitar solos .. maybe u take too many .. like prince .. and that's why his boring solos sound new and fresh to you

[Edited 5/10/13 7:35am]

Lol.....I was talking 2 the original poster.

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Reply #15 posted 05/10/13 8:11am

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TrevorAyer said:

joe satriani is not an impressive guitarist .. prince does not need more anal technicality in his playing .. he needs someone to inspire more creative melodies .. and he need serious help with his distorted tone .. we know he listens to santana and hendrix ... it baffles me that he does not strive to compete on their level and is happy to play the same boring solo in almost every live setting .. he has a few moments of great soloing .. purple rain and while my guitar gently weeps are quite good ... kiss and little red corvette have solos not by prince .. but we wish they were because they are very good .. most of his solos are quite predictable, simple and often very boring and often interchangeable with a solo he will play later in the set .. rarely does he step outside his comfort zone like he did on while my guitar gently weeps .. during which it seemed he was really just going for it and not playing it safe and boring like he usually does .. in conclusion .. prince needs to unlearn all the boring technical precision he safely inserts all the time and get more experimental with his solos .. it would definately help for him to study more of the masters like dave gilmore, jimmy page, hendrix, joey santiago, george harrison, santana, all of these cats make solos that are memorable and are also undeniably important to the song itself .. prince solos are often inconsequential to the music .. and just there to fill space .. lessons no .. forget all he has learned thus far .. yes

who plays the guitar solo on Kiss? The Mazarati version knocking about doesn't have the same solo as the released version...

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Reply #16 posted 05/10/13 9:16am

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^That's Wendy, isn't it?
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Reply #17 posted 05/10/13 9:28am

TrevorAyer

SuperSoulFighter said:

^That's Wendy, isn't it?

yes wendy and dez on lrc

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Reply #18 posted 05/10/13 9:29am

thebanishedone

Hahahaha Any FAn of Prince who don't recognise Prince's guitar in a song Kiss is no real fan.It screams Prince and yes all the guitar on a studio version of Kiss is Prince.
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