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I need to practice more.

Personal stuff

Howdy. I have been playing guitar for quite some time, about 15 years or so, and I still can't play like I want to. I have recently decided that I stink at guitar because I don't practice like I should. My playing ability has gone to hell as I am now trying to undo years of bad playing habits. My favorite kind of music is Death Metal, though I hate calling it that. Bands like Meshuggah, In Flames, Darkane, Soilwork, Gardenian, The Haunted, etc.. are my inspiration. As an old dude I still haven't lost my appreciation for the sounds of crushing guitar work.

Warning!!! Don't let this happen to you.

Sadly enough, I had lame teachers when I started out. They let me continue playing with bad habits. Don't let this happen to you. I am now in the process of re-teaching myself how to play correctly. It is extremely difficult to undo years of bad habits. But I will get there. My goal is to be able to shred, without any tension or obvious effort, at 160bpm. I know I will make it. The forums at this site are incredibly informative and useful for any level of player that desires to perfect his/her/it's art.

Musical Influences

  • Christofer Malmstrom
  • Marshall Harrision - www.marshallharrision.com
  • Fredrik Thordendal - Meshuggah

Favorite Recordings

  • Darkane, Panzerchrist, Gardenian, Soilwork, Dew Scented
  • Rush, In Flames, Opeth, Meshuggah, At the Gates, Prong, Carcass
  • Peter Gabriel, The Police, Tool, Illdisposed, The Haunted