Your Best Air Guitar

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Mag

Your Best Air Guitar
« on: 3 Sep 2017, 06:19 pm »
I'll start 'er off with Ritchie Blackmore's, 'Loves No Friend of Mine' bootleg. I just go ape on this song.

Many more to come. :smoke:

Mag

Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #1 on: 3 Sep 2017, 06:51 pm »
Firedance by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.  It's intense! :hyper:

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #2 on: 3 Sep 2017, 07:36 pm »
Jethro Tull's Aqualung, Martin Barre cuts loose with a blistering yet beautifully melodic guitar solo

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #3 on: 3 Sep 2017, 07:55 pm »
Wow, air guitar... I remember.  :D

Gary Moore's End of the World.

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #4 on: 3 Sep 2017, 08:17 pm »
Starship Trooper (or just about anything Howe).
My air isn't good enough to attempt Stevie Ray.

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #5 on: 3 Sep 2017, 09:40 pm »
You all know the 2017 World Air Guitar Championship was just held in Finland Aug. 23-25th. Matt ”Airistotle” Burns (USA) defended his 2016 title and won again this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGkj_33_dbQ

Check out his interview:
http://www.npr.org/2017/08/25/545998883/world-air-guitar-champion-is-in-finland-to-defend-his-title

Can't get enough? Watch over 2 hours of the World Air Guitar Championship from Finland
http://www.ilmakitara.fi/fi/stream
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Mag

Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #6 on: 3 Sep 2017, 11:47 pm »
Important tips on Air Guitar: History, Use, Performance, Fine-tuning your technique, purchasing.

Link: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Air_guitar

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #7 on: 4 Sep 2017, 12:50 am »
Air drummer here.

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #8 on: 4 Sep 2017, 01:33 am »
Air drummer here.

Welcome, nothin' wrong with that. :drums:

I occasionally incorporate drums into my air guitar technique depending on which instrument line I'm following. Like with In-a-godda-da-vida it's a given I'm going to switch to drums at the jungle beat solo.

When listening to Rush I quite often combine the bass line with the guitar line. :smoke:

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Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #9 on: 10 Sep 2017, 01:13 am »
Some more tunes for audiophile Air Guitarists.

 Freebird a good song to warm up the chops and jam to before you attempting Thrash Metal.

Yes Thrash Metal! First up Jesus Prose, not to be attempted by amateurs, you gotta be quick to keep up with the kick ass bass line. (Amateurs could throw out their back) followed by Kick Stand and Rusty Cage by Soundgarden.

Next up if you're still standing after this speedfest, you can mellow out with 'In My Time of Dying by Jimmy Page. Your slide guitar technique and endurance will be tested to the max with this one. So if you have a heart conditions maybe you should pass on this and play something slow like Burl Ives. :smoke:

Mag

Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #10 on: 14 Sep 2017, 02:25 am »
Joe Satriani "Live is San Francisco' now playing. Just a groovin' keeping up with this guitar god. :guitar:

Mag

Re: Your Best Air Guitar
« Reply #11 on: 16 Sep 2017, 09:57 pm »
Up till now if you're an Air Guitarist you probably think you're pretty good. That may be because you haven't come across Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers. I'm talking Fillmore East and in modern times that includes Eat a Peach.

If you try standard picking technique you will find yourself getting in trouble fairly quickly on songs like In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Statesboro Blues, Whipping Post, Mountain Jam. Unfortunately we have no video to confirm the picking technique Duane used. However if you listen carefully while playing you will find the standard technique doesn't work.

So be creative here by employing a multiple finger picking technique and you won't be crossed up on the fly as to how the heck did he create that sound. Yes, he was that good and if you're going to imitate him you have to be at your best. :smoke: