"Guitar playing is kind of like therapy... you can go and not think about things for a while, and just feel. It’s pretty cool." In this episode Ernie Ball artists, Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby from Of Mice & Men discuss their beginnings with guitar, their love of playing, and their relationship with Ernie Ball.
"I don’t think I picked music, music picked me… I don’t know where I’d be without it, it’s always been apart of my identity." In this episode, guitarist Daron Malakian of System of A Down and Scars on Broadway discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing, and his relationship with Ernie Ball.
“I love guitar playing. It's a passion for me....It's one of the few things I've been sure of in my entire life....It's the one thing consistently throughout my life that I've strived to get better at and...always felt challenged and engaged in.” Watch Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! dive into her early musical influences, her creative process, and why she’s played Ernie Ball strings since she was 12.
"It's a super power. It's an invisible cape. It's a magic trick. It's a tenuous operation of unfathomable nuance. It's an ever-evolving stream of happy accidents. It's a culture made up of weirdos and rule breakers, and geniuses of design and beach freaks and brainiacs and cavemen and beautiful little flowers...and it's been a huge part of my identity for as long as I can remember." In this episode, Ernie Ball? artist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses) discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing, and his relationship with Ernie Ball.
"The first time I ever picked up a guitar it was empowering, it was almost like a magical sword, pulling it from the stone and looking at it....at that moment my life was completely changed forever." Ernie Ball artists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold discuss their beginnings with bass and guitar, their love of playing, and their relationship with Ernie Ball.
"Music to me is about camaraderie with somewhat that you make something really special with." In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Rex Brown discusses creating music with his friends, being influenced by his sister's collection of rock music, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"When I'm playing, and I'm in the moment of just sitting and playing, there's a lot of freedom in my head, and melodies. I love when I just play and the first thing that comes to mind just comes out. It's very liberating." In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Steve Vai discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"I almost resisted being a shredder and learning stuff because that put you in another world. That put you in the metal world, whereas punk was just about aggression and simplicity. Early on it crept in there because I realized I actually like to shred." In this episode, Ernie Ball? artist Jade Puget of AFI discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"I feel like I play guitar like a cavewoman or something, you know? Like, I'm just like [makes windmill motion] and sometimes it works." In this episode, Ernie Ball? artist Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally discusses her influences, her history with playing guitar, and her Ernie Ball strings.
"With the guitar, I think it's the challenge of being able to make something sound beautiful on it, especially even with distortion; you want to sound aggressive, but you still want it to sound beautiful." In this episode Ernie Ball artist Chris Broderick discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"What is guitar playing? It's creativity, it's expression; it's something that my life would not feel complete without." In this episode Ernie Ball? artists and 311 guitarists Nick Hexum and Tim Mahoney discuss their influences, their history with playing guitar, and their Ernie Ball strings.
"Guitar playing is sometimes the greatest expression of pure joy that you can have. Guitar playing has become the means by which I’ve gotten to see the world. Guitar playing means the ability to express yourself outside of mere words." In this episode Ernie Ball? artist and guitarist for Eagles of Death Metal Jesse Hughes discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"I'd never thought of myself as a very accomplished guitar player, but I've always played in my own way and it's served me emotionally, I think, as a way of being a person." In this episode Ernie Ball? artist Dhani Harrison (thenewno2, Fistful of Mercy) discusses his love of guitar, influences, and choice of strings and gauges.
"I just found by playing the guitar louder, you can get some air moving and it hits your body and impacts you somehow. So I've always worn earplugs since the beginning too, 'cause I wanted it to affect my body and not just hear it, you know?" In this episode Ernie Ball? artist and guitarist for influential rock band Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"It's something that helps define myself to myself. It gives me a real sort of foundation as to what I feel--I believe--that I was put on this earth to do, which is to make music." In this episode, Ernie Ball? artist and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett discusses his love of guitar, influences, and choice of strings and gauges.
"Tout va pour le mieux lorsque je peux faire un solo vraiment superbe--mais aussi quand l'audience réalise que c'était un solo superbe. Quand les deux coincident, que tout le monde est content et que tu es vraiment fier de ce que tu as fait, tu ne peux pas reproduire ça." Clay Cook parle de son éducation, de ses influences, et de la raison pour laquelle il est un si grand fan d'Ernie Ball et de Music Man depuis ses débuts.
"Jouer de la basse représente pour moi la liberté ultime. quand je fais de la musique, m'exprimer devient beaucoup plus facile". Dans cet épisode, l'artiste et le bassiste Ernie Ball Justin Chancellor du groupe légendaire TOOL, parle de ses premières influences et des émotions lorsequ'on joue sur scène.
"Je ne sais pas ce qui fait qu'une guitare sonne bien...Je sais seulement si elle sonne bien ou pas au moment où je la tiens et je joue un accord. C'est l'énergie. Si tu sens des vagues d'énergie qui en émanent au moment où tu la tiens, c'est comme ça que tu sais que c'est la bonne. C'est comme un coup de foudre." Butch Walker discute à propos de choisir une guitare dans cet épisode de la Théorie des Cordes.
"Ce n'est pas l'équipement, c'est l'intention. Quand tu joues, joues avec de mauvaises intentions. Et quand tu joues, l'âme de la musique doit se manifester." Regardez Joe Bonamassa parler à propos de ses premières tournées et de sa véritable passion pour la guitare dans cet épisode de la Théorie des Cordes.
"Music to me is obviously everything I've been doing my whole adult life. It's in everything. It's always there. It's something that we kinda get used to, and take for granted in a lot of ways, but when it's not there you notice". In this episode Mike explores how different gauges of Ernie Ball Slinky strings help him craft his sound from bass to acoustic guitar, his first Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay and his creative process.
"Si tu ne fait pas de bending, tu pourrais très bien être un joueur de clavecin. En faisant des bending tu prétend être un chanteur n quelque sorte, même si tu as une mauvaise voix." Paul Gilbert des groupes Mr. Big et Racer X parle de la puissance de la guitare dans cet épisode de String Theory.
"Jouer sur scène est toujours excitant et énergétique. Essayer de nouvelles choses lors d'un concert en sachant que ça pourrait tout gâcher... C'est amusant quand tu réussis le défi." Courtney Barnett discute à propos du jeu sur scène et de son processus de composition spécifique dans cet épisode de la Théorie des Cordes.
"La musique et la guitare sont synonymes pour moi. Ils représentent mes loisirs, mes soins thérapeutiques, mon travail... Je ne fais que ça." Regardez Ilan Rubin des groupes The New Regime, Nine Inch Nails et Angel Airwaves parler de sa passion pour la guitare dans cet épisode de la Théorie des Cordes.
"De nombreuses personnes me demandent, 'comment tu as obtenu ce son de synthé.' Je réponds , 'C'est juste une guitare.'" Dans cet épisode de la Théori des Cordes, Josh Carter du groupe Phantogram discute comment l'apprentissage de la guitare lui a permi d'améliorer ses compétences en composition.
"Jouer à la guitare est très viscéral d'après moi. "C'est primitif dans un sens. Mais c'est vraiment un véhicule pour toutes les compositions et les performances. C'est mon moyen de subsistance." Jake Smith aka The White Buffalo discute son processus de composition et plus dans cet épisode de la Théorie des Cordes.