yeah the ratio of great noise makers (like david torn) to mediocre is pretty slim. Than again the ratio of great blues players (like Joe B) to mediocre is pretty slim as well.Well the noise makers passing themselves off as players should aggravate anyone who has spent time learning their craft. It's another rung down ladder of dumbing down music.
very true...I liked vai stuff with david lee roth...but not sinceCogent observation.
Steve Vai is as musically knowledgeable and capable a human - let alone guitar player - as anyone yet the quality of his music output is very poor. Kurt Cobain once said all you need to know is a power chord and Nirvana's catalog (whether you personally care for them or not) still resonates deeply with many.
no - I agree with Joe, just found the way he said it condescending. There's lots of "guitar players" now that essentially rely on the effects and pedals and wouldn't be able to do much with them stripped away. Joe would sound great and creative whether through tons of pedals or straight into an amp.You are so missing the point....
I agree up to a point... If your playing 100% orginal music, It's your show, and if you get off 100% of the time with only a guitar and amp, I say great ! But you should have a real good bag of tricks, or you will start to sound like a one trick pony to you audience eventually.http://www.musicradar.com/news/joe-...like-everything-but-your-guitar-is-fking-lazy
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but, but, but...i bought my mean guitar to punish my mom, how can I do that without my algo-rythms?
THAT'S the nature of Blues. A lot of SRVs success was the result of good timing, but Texas Flood was 35 years ago. Remember that.So SRV was lazy? (just one example) He “copped” plenty of previous blues players licks and their tunes. All blues players stole each other’s licks and songs and are (were) not ashamed to say they did.
Most of my favorites got there without doing this...blasting out some power chords or cool little riffs in a great song does it for meHe worded it poorly but I kinda have to agree with his overall point.. People can talk all they want about ambient music and soundscapes, but if you can't properly strum an open chord without bum notes (yes I've seen this several times), then the huge pedalboard ain't gonna help you. It shows when people hasn't put the hours in, no matter the style. When people actually have a vision and the skill to make it happen then yeah pedals can be powerful tools.
They way he said it was very provocative, but it gets people talking and I like that.