Thread #132, keep warm this winter with an injection of Yui!
Note: Do not actually inject Yui into yourself.
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Shh, Yui is sleeping
Oh man, awesome! Do you play the guitar otherwise? If you're not picky you could probably find a relatively cheap Epiphone Les Paul sunburst which should look very similar at least!
I actually visited my local music store 2 months ago and bought my first guitar there; couldn't find a guitar like Giita but I compromised by naming the guitar Yui! I'm really happy I did because she puts a smile on my face every time and I think the extra inspiration has helped me since I've played almost every day since I got her!
Amazing! I got pianos as captcha for my last post. I played the piano before but never had the same motivation I have with Yui. That's proof of the extra inspiration I mentioned!
Funny story about that, I've been dabbling in guitar for years every since Guitar Hero came out but I never actually practiced or tried to actually learn chords or songs. Fast forward to a month ago and I have great dexterity with no knowledge or technique. As soon as I started watching K-On though, I got to the scene where Yui first gets Giita and plays her little riff, which I thought was pretty decent for having just started. But when the other girls told her it was terrible and she needed to practice, I stopped the video and practiced chords for an hour. I've practiced for at least an hour every day since I started the series including learning the first part of Fuwa Fuwa Time.
I think realistically I will probably purchase an Epiphone Les Paul within the next year, seeing as I've been playing a very beginner guitar for a very long time and I'm ready to move up. Not sure if I'll go with the Sunburst or not though.
Sweet! Happy to see I wasn't the only one inspired by the Keions to get more serious about the guitar! For me, I had wanted to get a guitar for many years, but when I was younger my parents wanted me to focus on the piano instead, and managed to convince me that if I wasn't able to be consistent with my piano playing, that it would be the same if I got a guitar and that I'd just ignore it. That's also one of the reasons I'm quite proud I've had such success with Yui!
Also, Fuwa is a great fun song to play! Do you learn by ear or tab? I did the latter, but sadly couldn't find anything for the full 4 minute extended version; just the 1:30 one. If someone happens to know where I could find the full tabs I'd be forever grateful!
Any particular reason you're unsure about sunburst? I personally dig it!
I found a tab, although not the full version. I'm not sure about the sunburst because, while it looks great, it's one of the more common styles out there especially for that model. I also tend to play much heavier music than HTT and I found a nice solid black Les Paul that would fit that better. Then again I like the idea of a cheery-looking guitar being used to play heavy music so I'm not sure yet.
And speaking of the piano, after improvising on the guitar for a few years I was able to sit down one day and improvise equally as well on the piano despite never playing it before. I distinctly remember the day I discovered this talent because my mother heard me playing and thought it was my sister who had taken several years of lessons. She was very surprised to say the least, as was I.
>tfw you've always wanted to learn guitar but was afraid you'd suck or wouldn't stick with it
>tfw yui's s2 opener solo gives you much inspiration
wat du? ;_;
Just go ahead and Start learning it. Noones pressuring you. Im playing guitar since 9 years and I still dont feel /really good/ but im having fun doing it. So just go ahead and pick it up. Its fun.
this. They say that when you start learning any instrument you should never tell anyone about it, because when you do they develop expectations for you and you start worrying about meeting those expectations. If you keep it to yourself and play for your own enjoyment alone then it doesn't matter if you suck or if you stick with it. If you're having fun, keep it up.
And protip: Guitar Hero is legitimately a great way to get basic finger dexterity down even if the technique is nothing like real guitar.
I agree with what the others have said! Especially if you don't have an instrument you play already; but even then, if you feel guitar speaking to you it may be the right choice - this was the case for me moving from piano to Yui! Seeing the way you described the Go Go Maniac solo it sounds to me like you really wanna get one! And as the others said, take your time with it and do it as you feel comfortable and you'll have so much fun with it that things will go really smoothly! That way you'll have something fun to do, and playing an instrument is brain-healthy too so that's just more reasons to get into it!
Remember that everything that is easy has once been hard; it's the same with guitar, so just give it time and you'll love it!
Oooh this is fantastic! I'd always skipped their tabs because I'm on a tablet most of the time and their site wasn't very well adapted to that. Unless you get their app. But I looked again and actually found Fuwa, and hopefully other songs too! Thanks a lot!
I see your point! Yeah, sunburst LP is quite commonplace to see. Still, the idea of using it for heavy music in that cheery sense is also cool, so it's worth thinking about.
Impressive to hear about the improv success! That's a skill I really neglected on the piano. I mostly played classical music anyway. But I'm trying every now and then to practise it with my guitar, playing around with scales and such. Both fun and great practice!
Obviously confirmed by the devil!
No Problem. I usually use my laptop to look up tabs. In addition i plug it into my amp to use the drum sets as backing tracks.
Thanks for the feedback. It's something I've wanted to learn for years but y'know, cost. I don't know anything about it either, but I guess I should try looking into it. I've got a buddy that has a few guitars; likes to trade up every so often, but I'm a lefty so he couldn't give me something on the cheap. Not sure how I'd manage to practice without my family knowing either...
I've got good dexterity in my fingers, but I'm not used to stretching them or moving my entire hand like you'd have to for frets. Not sure how to work frets actually; I always pin the string too tight with my fingers, which to my understanding it's supposed to have some wiggle room still...
I was referring to the alternate stapler solo btw
>I've got good dexterity in my fingers, but I'm not used to stretching them or moving my entire hand like you'd have to for frets.
Luckily Azusa demonstrates a good exercise for that in one of the early episodes of S2 (ep 5 maybe?) But honestly the best way to learn is to just try it on an instrument. It sucks you're a lefty in this case though since it'll be harder to find a cheap guitar. If you're not picky though I'm sure you could string a symmetrical guitar backwards. Electric guitars will always have a set handedness because of their controls, and often their tuning pegs (see Jimi Hendrix). But acoustic guitars tend to be identical on both sides so I doubt you'd see the difference. Have your friend string one of his spare acoustic guitars up lefty for you.
The only thing I'd like to add to what the other anon said is that if you go to the store to check out guitars, I'd recommend bringing your friend along since his knowledge will be helpful in finding a guitar that's suitable for you. My reaction upon walking into the store two months ago was much like Yui's first experience I can say; and even though I asked for advice from the staff making my mind up was still really hard. I couldn't sleep the following night because I was thinking about which one to get, but I think it was so worth it because I got that feeling inside me that she was the one! Just like with Yui and Giita!
Also why don't you want your family to know? If you're just worried about being noisy, then using headphones while playing like I (and Yui, for that matter does) will solve that!
Also, woah, I'd totally forgotten she plays that in the S2 intro! Hearing that again washed me over with a happy nostalgic feeling! I'll have to look into the chords for it; it's beautiful! Where's the "official" version from anyway? My memory may be warped, but I only remember the alt version and the full band version.
Oh wow that never even occurred to me! I have an input cable jack in my amp that I've fully ignored, but your idea of using it for backing tracks or at least for a metronome is great! I just hope that it'll be able play both the input from my guitar and the backing track through my headphones simultaneously! Thanks again, senpai!
I'd rather people not know in case I genuinely suck at it. Also don't want them to start shooting me down before I even start. Also didn't know you could play into headphones, I assumed I'd need an amp. That makes things easier.
That's the official version of the alternate, as in, pressed on CD and released. Was some limited giveaway or something, you'd have to check the wiki. It's pretty much the only K-On track I can't find floating around in lossless, much to my sadness ;_; though I wish there was a version without Yui's humming as the guitar alone is quite beautiful.
>Also didn't know you could play into headphones, I assumed I'd need an amp.
You need an amp still for an electric instrument. The headphones plug into the amp, not the guitar. It should cut off the sound from the main speaker though.
Although if price was a concern you'd be better off with an acoustic guitar for which you won't need an amp at all. You can muffle it if it's still too loud for you or just play palm-muted.
Just Palm muting an acoustic guitar is not a solution. Its nothing like normal/unmuted playing. Sound and stylewise.
Pluggin headphones in an AMP is possible but it never sounds as good AS plugging headphones in a PC guitar rig or an AMP POD. I use my Sony MDR 7506 with my line 6 spider iv 30w - its not the best experience.
Id say you should either buy a line 6 POD (or similar) or a VOX amplug. Both arare great to use with headphones.
Aw why would they discourage you so badly? Of course, anyone just starting out won't be very good, but that's why you gotta practise! Just put time into it, and most importantly have fun, and that should really be all that matters
And yeah, you can't use headphones without some kind of amp. Though, in response to the comment about keeping quiet by muting an acoustic, that won't work very well, as was mentioned. You'd probably be better off playing an electric without an amp (it's really quiet and works surprisingly well for practising!) and just practising until you can save up for a proper amp, even if it's just a cheap one.
Is the sound really worse when connected through an amp for headphones? How is that? I have a simple Vox Mini 3 G2 and think the sound I get through my headphones sounds just the way it should and I get a really clear sound. Also, considering the price of something like the Line-6 POD, wouldn't you just be better off getting a regular amp for that money if you're just starting out?
Finally got the cable I needed and got around to trying this today, for the backing track/metronome; it worked wonders! I also like the idea of now having a little sound system I can connect my tablet to, potentially, haha! Thanks again!
10/10 assassin, would eat ice-cream with! Haha, that's adorable!
Oh wait, as soon as I posted I realised that was based on Attack on Titan and not Assassin's Creed... How I mixed those up is beyond me! I'll blame it on it being 2:30 am here! I think I'd better get some sleep!
Perhaps discouragement wasn't the right turn of phrase. I think it would just be easier to keep it as something I'm doing for myself, purely for the fun of it. I wouldn't have to worry about what others think about it.
I'd expect some people to think it' an expensive or pointless hobby, and not approve. Or, y'know, I actually feel good about some improvement I've made, and people wouldn't be very impressed.
>I'd expect some people to think it' an expensive or pointless hobby, and not approve.
Those are the kind of people you don't need in your life. If someone doesn't support you in pursuing a hobby you enjoy then they're bad people.
And it's important even if they are supportive to not let their impression or expectations of you overshadow the reason you're pursuing the hobby: to have fun.
Oh don't get me wrong though! Was mostly curious and wondered if maybe there was some technical aspect or something I'd missed that you knew of. I acknowledge the fact that I've still got a lot to learn, and it's my guess that you're the one who said they'd been playing for 9 years. But did you compare the sound from your amp with those headphone amps you mentioned and got a better sound? Regardless, it's interesting, and something >2534206 may want to keep in mind when looking for amps!
Also >>2534206 I see what you mean now! It's something I've noticed a lot myself; especially people who have never played an instrument tend to forget learning to play is a gradual process. And I was never a fan of playing the piano when people asked me to. But just do it for your own sake, and you should be good to go!
Also, I may be biased, but I think playing an instrument is one of the best hobbies there is, and as I said earlier, I think everyone should do it! So don't worry about that either!
These are making me feel all warm and nice. I need more.
Agreed! She's too lovely! And I got a good laugh from the first gif! I'm on a tablet so I can't play around with them myself, but they're adorable all the same! (And now our friend has more to play around with!)
Yui needs to be careful when vacationing with friends near fault lines!
Ahh, glad you found your way here then; no better place to be! Did you finish all the episodes yet? I first found the show a little over two months ago (and coincidentally bought my first guitar around that time [>>2532491]) and I couldn't be any happier! Sadly I haven't got around to watching the movie yet though - I'm saving it as a reward of sorts after I finish some stuff - but next week will be showtime!
I'm currently in the middle of the second season. The last episode I watched was Summerfest. I'm loving this show so far, I brought the DVD's for both seasons before I even finished watching season 1.
I also play guitar. I've been playing for around two years now. I'm not amazing at it or anything, but I have fun with it. I started with an acoustic and eventually brought an electric.
By the way, as an aside I stumbled upon this today! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499186/
Guys, I think science is on its way on making a way to get Yui to the real world! We just have to find the rest of the Yui-alphabet and we should be set!
...But until then, don't forget she lives and is real in all our hearts!
Thou, anon, dost provide, so I, anon, shall deliver!
I made it too abrupt at the end. Didn't like. Fixed to please my inner pedant and maybe no one else's.
Ooh awesome! I won't spoil anything for you, but I can say that I'm sure you'll enjoy the ride!
And it's cool to see we have a couple of people who play the guitar here! Hey, since you're into the show, you should look into learning some of the songs (assuming you're not already!) It's a wonderful feeling, I think!
I'm doing my insomnia thing again!
This picture keeps being surprisingly accurate at describing my situation
... and I ain't even mad!
But it is time! Goodnight lads!
I looked at a tab for "Don't Say Lazy" (that's what it was called, right? The outro song in season 1?) at one point, but didn't bother learning it or anything. Maybe I will learn a song from the show at one point, I just have trouble keeping my mind set on learning songs sometimes.
I wonder, what kind of music do you listen to anyway? I'm interested in seeing what kinds of music a fellow Yui fan listens to.
(Not quite gone to bed yet)
Ah, I see! Yeah, that would be a fun song to learn, I think! I learned to play Fuwa myself (only the show version so far, but I'm planning on looking into the extended one too), and I'd recommend trying that if you want a fun and relatively simple song to learn!
And my music habits are all over the place - briefly, it tends to alternate between different genres in periods, but it's usually genres rooted in rock/metal: classic rock, prog metal/rock, power metal, post rock/metal, post-hardcore, and so on, and on. Currently, I'm mostly focused on post rock/metal though. Bands like God is an astronaut, Pg. Lost, Sleepmakeswaves, Cult of Luna, ISIS to name only a few. I saw Mono live recently; it was one of my most favourite live experiences! If there's any specific genre you're curious about, I could go into more detail, for sure, but this should give a very basic idea!
How about yourself? What do you usually listen to
(And now my eyes are giving up! Goodnight!)
I've been learning the parts of songs that aren't just chords, like the intro and solo in My Love is a Stapler. I'm not great at chord changes yet but I've been working on them.
I'll probably try to learn No Thank You soon because I like that heavy stuff.
>I wonder, what kind of music do you listen to anyway? I'm interested in seeing what kinds of music a fellow Yui fan listens to.
Not that anon but I'll share anyway. Here's a fairly representative sample of the stuff I like:
Nice to see Opeth on there. I don't listen to them, but I've heard that song.
My music habits are all over the place as well.
I enjoy listening to things like Death Grips, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, and more.
Last night I started listening to Soul Swirling Somewhere, and I've been hooked on these two songs:
I have to go now. I'll be back later.
>>2534841 here, just got back. Is anyone else on?
Thanks for responding, at least. It was starting to feel a little lonely in this thread.
Good mornternoon! I've woken up, but I know I'll be busy and probably unable to check back later today. Another time!
> Opeth, Katatonia and the Sword
Big fan of this! Especially fond of the Dead End Kings album by Katatonia. Any similar bands you'd recommend? The closest I can think of right now would be Anathema. The other two bands I'll have to give a listen to!
Ooh cool! Not well acquainted with some of those, being more inclined toward rock. I've heard DG is quite experimental though, and I'm all for novelty so I'll have to check that out too!
>tfw exams coming up and you just wanna play guitar and follow the Keions
Oh well, I'll just do what Yui always said and do my best!
Oh yeah, I forgot to say, looking at those songs you listed at the bottom, maybe you'd like to check out The Microphones. The Glow pt.2 is an interesting album. It's the closest resemblance to what you posted that I could think of, haha!
Also, yeah it can be a little slow here at times, but it's OK, and I think the pace has picked up as of late, so I dig that!
Off I go now!
>>2535040 is back, for a short time.
Anyone else here?
>>2535197 has to go. Cya later.
I'm here! Barely! Really tired, but there's no better remedy than some Yui love for that!
Yui is love, Yui is life!
She's just too adorable for me to handle.
Aye, aye, aye! You've got it! She really is the sweetest!
Also, feeling so tired, I'll try for a nap, knowing that the sweet Yui feelings will do me good! Be back soon, I hope!
Have a nice nap, fellow Yui lover! I probably won't be on since it's getting a little late over here, but I'll be on another time!
Thanks! I hadn't been able to sleep last night at all, so the nap I had made all the difference!
Goodnight to you over there!
Not him but I am here.
Yepyep! Nice to see you back! I'll stick around for some time, but I'm also doing some other things, so I'll be semi-busy!
Doing alright as well, just playing Dark Souls 2. I never got around to finishing this game. Not too much else going on.
Buddy! Play that guitar and make Yui proud!
Haha, thanks for the extra motivation, mate! I just recently started looking at learning this thing; https://youtu.be/4E_yjqAJQ0U. I'll see if I can do something with it!
Good luck and have fun with it!
By the way, where are you from? Just wondering since you asked the other anon.
Many thanks! I thought having a look at the song would be appropriate since I try to have each new song I learn teach me some new technique I haven't used before. And so my hope is to practise some more interesting chord progressions, since admittedly it's been a lot of power chords mostly for me otherwise, haha! I have a lot to learn, but at the very least it's good training, and the song will grow with me!
And I'm from Sweden! It may seem gimicky if I tell you my guitar is a "Hagström UltraSwede", and my friends think it's funny, but I genuinely liked the guitar and heard good things about it, so that's why I got it. It's not a Giita, but at least it's Les Paul style-ish, so that's something!
Where are you from yourself? May I take a wild shot and guess Australia?
Ha ha, you're right! I come from the land where, apparently, everyone says mate in every sentence and where Kangaroo's are around every corner!
Yeah, the songs I know have some power chords as well. Have you learnt any songs by ear, or at least a part of a song by ear? I've been able to get myself to hear some things by ear, although I'm not sure if they would be 100% correct since I don't have many people to get a second opinion from on how it sounds.
I want to spend a warm summer day sitting in front of a fan with Yui
Should have ice cream with her as well.
Oh, haha, cool! The main hint I got was the times of day you went to bed, in case you were wondering what made me guess that! But that's awesome - I'd love to go on holiday to Australia some day.
Nah, I've been quite bad at learning by ear, as a matter of fact. I did some very rudimentary training with it when I played the piano because it was so frustrating to feel handicapped and unable to make out even the simplest tunes by ear sometime. My plan is to be more serious about it with the guitar, esepcially since tabs aren't nearly as reliable as original sheet music. First I'm trying to get a nice foundation so I know various techniques that are used, so I at least know what to listen to (maybe I'm just procrastinating with excuses, though - time will tell!)
Hnnnng... indeed! Too perfect!
It feels pretty good to learn something by ear. I've only learnt simple things, but it gives good satisfaction. It's sort of funny how easy it can come to you.
What are some songs you have learnt to play?
Also, nice to see you liked that picture I posted. This Yui and Azusa one you posted is cute. We need more summer Yui!
Of course! Yui makes everything sweet and awesome! Here's some summer Yui for that reason!
Yeah, I can imagine learning it by ear brings a whole new level of satisfaction! And you probably get more in touch with the music that way too in a whole new dimension, or at least develop a certain sense for it - like the kind of thing where people feel someone plays with "soul" rather than just robotically copying notes. If that makes sense! And already now, I feel like I can at least sometimes make little alterations when I see tabs where something sounds a bit off to me. And as you develop, you just get better and better at that.
Overall, I think it's totally something that's worth practising more, and I'll try to find some easy stuff to work with, within my level of skill, at least to play around with it at least!
Anything in particular you've learned by ear that you're happy about?
I haven't learned all too many songs, really. Mostly what I'm doing now is trying to get better at the songs I've already learned - Fuwa Fuwa time (show version), The Kids aren't alright (Offspring) and Killing in the Name Of (but not the solo) are the songs I've learned that I'm most happy about, I'd say!
How about yourself?
>The letters on her shirt say summer
(No more quasi-summer puns, I swear!)
But it's really, really late, so I should try to head to bed; I really need some sleep!
It's been another super day here! I'll see you tomorrow again!
Does anyone have any good Yui wallpapers? I have barely any
I'd be very grateful for this too, actually! I barely have anything either.
And a last summer Yui for good measure!
Yay for more summer Yui! Summer is approaching Australia, so I need this.
I don't know too many songs myself either. Honestly, I find myself mainly picking up guitar out of boredom, and every now and then I'll decide to try and learn a song. Whether I keep my attention to it and actually finish learning it is another thing in itself. Some songs I can play include Clampdown by The Clash (learnt that a couple of weeks ago, crazy fun!), Holy Fucking Shit: 40,000 by Have A Nice Life, Plug In Baby by Muse (there's one chord in the chorus which I have trouble switching to, but the main riff is fun as hell) and some others.
As for ones learnt by ear, I've learnt part of a song called Weight of Water by a band called Low. There's also a song called Blue Lights and Sunshine by a band called Suffocate for Fuck Sake which has some nice piano at the end, and I had gotten myself to learn a part of that on my guitar by ear. I usually doubt myself with this kind of thing though. The parts I learnt by ear sound right to me, but I don't really have anyone to give me a second opinion on if it sounds right or wrong.
Yui's friendly enthusiasm can be startling to some.
I found a few more but they're pretty blurry so I might pass on posting them
Here it is:
I haven't checked it out yet since I can't be bothered to re-download Rainmeter, but I'll have to download it at some point.
I found this as well:
Found another wallpaper, although this one has Azusa as well.
Let me know how it goes, I'm interested.
They both look pretty good but I prefer the second one, very nice quality
Thanks for the screenshot brother, I'll have to try it.
Posting some more Yui before I get off for tonight.
I forgot to mention before going to bed last night that konachan.net focuses on wallpapers, and is a great source if you're in need of some great Yui wallpapers!
Yeah, I understand; it can be quite demanding to collect the focus to get through a whole song. Even while I'm learning songs, or trying to practise anything really, I often find myself losing focus and just messing around really, haha. But it's fun and practice in it's own right, so I'm not too bothered! Haven't heard of some of those bands, so I'll have to take a closer look, but really cool to see Plug in Baby there! I really dig the guitar play!
Something you could do if you want second opinions, if you haven't tried already is to sort of do things backward - learn the song by ear first and then look up tabs, and compare how those sound, and hopefully it sounds the same! You've of course got to keep in mind a lot of tabs are off, but it'll give you a hint at least!
And of course there are many other places too. Just got to look around and see what you can find!
That's a good idea, learning by ear and then looking at a tab, although if it's a band with a really small following it might be a bit difficult.
Thanks for the website recommendation, by the way! I'll have to check it out.
Oh, are you still on? Are there any other anons here besides me at the moment?
The image limit has been reached, so here's a link to it:
Yeah, I'm here! But I'm also reading/cramming so I'm a bit unnatentive; I try to check back every now and then still, though! How ya doing today? Did we hit the image limit by the way?