- From: Warren <wwg@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 23:36:42 -0400
"Warren" <wwg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:e988l1$tkp$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx....Old Fart wrote:
Young kids hear that guy play, and to them, (s)he's the deffinition of aI think many classical guitarists are much more talented than
"professional guitarist". But as you get older, you start to wonder, are
the rock band guitarists "really" what could be considered "great"
guitarists, or are they one-trick ponys that know a few licks, but would
be stumped if presented with real theory? How do they measure up to the
buy in an orchestra setting, that is playing a guitar (yes, I've seen
guitars used in orchestras).
metal guitarists. Sure there is a special talent for metal,
but I think the skills necessary for that are less than a
classical guitarist who must intricately play detailed
and difficult pieces.
In terms of likable music, I like the "song" rather than some
guitar lick. I like many of the Mark Knopfler balads because
he blends a sensible story/message in with enjoyable music.
OTOH, I like the "rock sound" of Tom Petty & the H.B. Their songs
are almost always light, up-beat and fun to listen to. The only
criticism I have of Tom's song writing is that many of his
tunes are ad-libbed lines woven together (or at least they
used to be). I'd like to see more meaningful songs rather than
a focus of just getting more songs out (words like
"I have a hole in my head... I'd be better off dead..."
come to mind -- great song, but silly words).
Each style of music emphasizes different skills.
No argument there.
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