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Howard

 

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Why are you so good?5 votes

I've seen a lot of people on here who think they are pretty good. Let me ask you this: if you are so good, then list your attributes here. Why are you so good? What makes you so good.
I would think a simple one two three format would be enough.

1. I am good beause I think so.
2. I am good because I won an award.
3. I am good becoause I have recorded a record.

Number 4, I think i am pretty good, but my humility precludes me from sayiing that I am a superstud guitar player.

Number 5, I am not good, and do no pretened to be. Therefore, I should resign from this forum

Number 6, And I am unhappy I ever subscribed to this forum.

Number 7, I suck, and have never pretended to play the guitar. Why am I here?
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Ron.M

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

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I've seen a lot of people on here who think they are pretty good.


Na again Howard,
The good players on this forum are good because other guitarists know whats involved and tell them they are good.
Of course any guitarist worth his salt knows their strengths and weaknesses without anyone really having to tell them.

cheers,

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Howard

 

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard)6 votes

Of course I know this, I am just just ranting and raving about this forum. Let;s see who has the balls to come on here and say they're good. That's what i'm talking about. Maybe we can get your most favorite target, Jaun Martin (who I had never heard of 3 weeks ago) Who really cares about Juan Martin if you've never heard of him to begin with. This Florian guy needs on here to get over that, because look dude, I've never heard of the bastard, and I really don't care if he ever snuffed you in your performance, ignored you, blah blah blah whatever. I ask you, do you believe in your abilities? I am not ****ing around here. If this guy intimitated you, then get over it. Like you said, he was a dick.
So what? I'm a dick. If we ever met, I'd probably tell you that you sucked because I wouldn't want to let on to the fact that your better than me. I would be that petty and useless, I'm shure. But I would secretly respect you. I think that's what's wrong with a lot of this forum. People don't resect each other. i want this Florian MFer to debate me. He will lose!
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koella

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

Jeez Howard.
Just read your self into the forum before releasing all those farthy comments.
The JM treads have an honourable history here. Be it to laugh or cry together.
But you won't understand till you know your way around here.

And bashing on Flo is like asking a pimp what the **** he's doing in a whorehouse.
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Ricardo

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

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ORIGINAL: Howard

I've seen a lot of people on here who think they are pretty good. Let me ask you this: if you are so good, then list your attributes here. Why are you so good? What makes you so good.
I would think a simple one two three format would be enough.

1. I am good beause I think so.
2. I am good because I won an award.
3. I am good becoause I have recorded a record.

Number 4, I think i am pretty good, but my humility precludes me from sayiing that I am a superstud guitar player.

Number 5, I am not good, and do no pretened to be. Therefore, I should resign from this forum

Number 6, And I am unhappy I ever subscribed to this forum.

Number 7, I suck, and have never pretended to play the guitar. Why am I here?


Nice post! OK I will go first. I am good because of 1-3. Also I have experience strumming chords for dancers, and play gigs regular. The main reason for number 1 is because of my inflated ego, which I have had since I was about 15 I guess. OH, in addition to my guitar skills, I also think I know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING, which sort of goes along with the ego thing I guess. Oh, for the record, I respect other people's opinion that are different than mine even though they are wrong.

OK who's next?

Ricardo
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:08:38
 
Arash

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

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ORIGINAL: Howard

I've seen a lot of people on here who think they are pretty good.



Can you bring an example why you think that a lot of people here think that they are pretty good?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:20:50
 
duende

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

ok ok

im better than ya´ll cause i got no hair LOL!


i think there could be a bit of troll alert here.....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:22:27
 
Howard

 

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard)5 votes

Well there ya go. Evidence! I am good becuase I'm better than you! I am not saying there's anything wrong with thinkng you're good. I am just bitching about the overall tone of this forum. You people need to ge a hold of yourselves and get a little humility. And as far as this Juan Martin **** and this Florian ****, I say bring 'em on. I'll blow both of 'em away! How's that for ego?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:26:55
 
duende

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

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Well there ya go. Evidence! I am good becuase I'm better than you!



what evidence?



poor Juan Martin, he´s never been a member here (as far as i know) and now he getts a bashing again, thats hillarious!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:30:17
 
John O.

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to duende

Good's a relative thing. Here in Mainz I'm the grandmaster because nobody else here really plays - means nothing if I take a trip to Spain, even to Berlin. Good for whom? Good enough for what? The question itself shows you have a lot to learn.

I'm never good enough for myself, which is why I practise like a maniac, maybe have a bit of a low self esteem, which is bad for performing, makes me want to fish for complements now and then, but keeps me constantly improving. That's all that matters to me.

This forum is what it is and the people and the fights will always be the same. If you don't like how the people are here, you're not gonna change Flo or anyone else with any enlightening debate. And what's more, even if you did, nobody would care. It's how people are.

Maybe use your time to practise instead of complaining. I'll tell you this, you definitely won't find a better forum out there...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:45:25
 
duende

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

i think that should be Grisha with GRISHA!!!!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 6:48:22
 
koella

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

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ORIGINAL: Howard
And as far as this Juan Martin **** and this Florian ****, I say bring 'em on. I'll blow both of 'em away! How's that for ego?


I like you already Howard.

Btw. Flo will sit on your head and make you wanna dig a way out of the **** he dumps on you.
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Ron.M

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

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I am just just ranting and raving about this forum


Howard,
I'm not entirely convinced that you are really interested in learning Flamenco guitar at all.

Your discussions are mainly personal/angry/philosophical and add nothing to the common good.

However, I'm prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt, as a good few long-term members have made a stormy entrance.

Maybe try lurking for a while and read through some of the thousands of posts here on Flamenco, the Guitar and Technique.
If you are truly serious, then these will help you much, much more than flying of the handle at others here and philosophising as what gives them the right to play so well.

Meanwhile your posts will be monitored by Admin.

cheers,

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Dec. 22 2007 7:55:54
 
TANúñez

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard)1 votes

I am good. Actually, I am VERY good. I can say this because no one here on the forum has actually heard me play. Until then, I will continue to say that I am good. Very good.

The one guy here who I have actually met and got together with, keep your mouth shut.

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Doitsujin

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

When do the people finally get it? Juan Martin isnt a flamenco guitarrist. Hes a buisnesman. However one would write that word...
His playing is beginner level, but he comes up as a teacher.... I cant get it. (But also own a book of him )
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gato

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

We are here on this forum to enjoy the flamenco together, that's all that's required, no matter the skill or level of understanding. You don't have to be a virtuosso, or even mediochre, you know? And if you think about you're abilities, and obsess about it, you're missing out on point of the foro, and that is to share the experiance at what ever level of participation. That's what I get from this, and I don't care about rating the members or myself, I just want to be a part of this wonderful forum. If you are pointing the finger, point it at yourself, because it's not even fair to put these nice people on the spot what ever their level. So, I'm not going to answer, because I figure it's nobody's business anyway. That question defeats the whole purpose of the foro. We all can say that we have much to learn, so there are no standards, 'there is no reason to care. So get with it........maybe you should get to know these nice people a little better so you can understand what's goin' on. If you don't like it, don't log on anymore!

Gary

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Patrick

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

As my father would say " if you don't like what's on TV, change the channel or turn the damn thing off"!

My only comment to you my friend is "don't let the door hit you on the butt on your way out"!
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Doog

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

quote:

ORIGINAL: Howard

I've seen a lot of people on here who think they are pretty good. Let me ask you this: if you are so good, then list your attributes here. Why are you so good? What makes you so good.
I would think a simple one two three format would be enough.

1. I am good beause I think so.
2. I am good because I won an award.
3. I am good becoause I have recorded a record.

Number 4, I think i am pretty good, but my humility precludes me from sayiing that I am a superstud guitar player.

Number 5, I am not good, and do no pretened to be. Therefore, I should resign from this forum

Number 6, And I am unhappy I ever subscribed to this forum.

Number 7, I suck, and have never pretended to play the guitar. Why am I here?

Let me tell you, Howard, I am good, I am so goood that I can barely make it through the day. I am so good that when I took a lark of a trip to Spain and ended up in Andalucia I was taken in by a gypsy family. Even though they were all Flamencos and totally steeped in the song [cante], dance [baile], and guitar - accompaniment & solo [toque], they did not try to teach me anything! Why, you ask? Because they wanted me to teach them! They insisted that I extend my visit way beyond my planned time table and I became as one of their own. We sang, we danced, and we played for our own enjoyment and we performed at local and regional juergas. And then ... and then ... my darned alarm went off and I had to get up and fix breakfast and get into the day.

But, each day after all of my chores and obligations are taken care of I get to spend a few hours playing the guitar and basking in the delightful sounds that come out of this magnificent instrument as I do my best to sound as Flamenco as I was in my dream.

Then I drift off to sleep hoping to once again spend some delightful time with my Gypsy family in Spain.

Doog
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HemeolaMan

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to Howard

#8 I am sooo good, because no matter how big my ego is, or how mad i was I would never make a post like you just made.

What are you trying to accomplish? everyone here is just a regular guy ...or girl in the case of 4 members lol. some are pros some are just hobbyists. It's not like we're here for your amusement.

if you dont like what you read, go elsewhere. but dont walk in and start fights with reasonable, decent people who are here to share the fruits of their hard work with you for FREE.

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koella

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to HemeolaMan)1 votes

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ORIGINAL: HemeolaMan
but dont walk in and start fights with reasonable, decent people.


Thank you for the complement.
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HemeolaMan

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to koella

i think koella is reasonable and decent too, the only thing is.......

welll.....

..............he looks taller than he is lol

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koella

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to HemeolaMan

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..............he looks taller than he is lol


That's really bugging you, no?
So, how short are you ?
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Ailsa

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to koella

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ORIGINAL: koella
That's really bugging you, no?
So, how short are you ?


Yeah that's an interesting question
You know HMan you've got fabulous hair, but maybe you've got a complex about your height.

Oh sorry, not supposed to pick on family members.
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HemeolaMan

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to koella

6 foot or 1.828 m

180 lbs 81.6466266 kilograms

7 149.75 days old, well more or less

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Ailsa

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RE: Why are you so good? (in reply to HemeolaMan

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6 foot or 1.828 m

180 lbs 81.6466266 kilograms

7 149.75 days old, well more or less


Hmmm.... well can't find fault with any of that. Except that your attention to details with those statistics is perhaps a bit anal.
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