Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Marcfordsfuzz513, Feb 10, 2016.
one who parks $20k worth of gear on stage
Maybe not 27 nps but if you can't do at least 22 you're probably no good.........
When I hear a one-note guitar solo I wonder if the player is brain damaged.
I think we would all agree that your opinion of what makes a good guitar player will vary wildly from person to person.
Some players tend to focus so much on being good or great guitarists that they tend to forget about being good musicians. The two are not mutually inclusive.
Skunk Baxter gives us a clue to what I think is a trait common to being both a good guitarist and a good musician.
"What makes a guitarist "good"?"
If what they do speaks to you in any meaningful way, then they're good FOR YOU.
End of story.
Doesn't scare people out of room, but draws them in closer.
If you can create a solo that one year later, people are still humming to, that's a great barometer right there. With that in mind, Neal Schon pretty much nails that gig.
I'm curious about your opinion of what I posted in #14. It doesn't refer to speed or number of notes being good or bad. Are those your criteria for "good"?
Is that the only barometer? Larry Carlton had to relearn and write out his Kid Charlemagne solo when he did a medley of solos many tours ago. He couldn't remember it, much less hum it himself.
Playing in tune,in key and from the heart.
anyone who can inject their own personality into something as formulaic as playing guitar, that's enough for me.
do it on an acoustic. the RAT pedal masks a fair bit!
an attentive and responsive audience pleased by their efforts
To me, "good" boils down to playing for the song. And its not always technical skills that makes that happen. Technicals skills can help but, if they're misused, the listener will quickly lose interest.
Lots of ways to be a "good" guitar player.
Too many, actually.
Keeping good time, being interesting with comping/solos, serving the song/band...just a few off the top of my head.
A million "likes".
They're good if I think they're good.
......said the King to the musical peasants.