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2008 world speed guitar record

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by hendrixfan, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. hendrixfan

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    That is positively insane. He plays so fast it doesn't even look like he's playing.
    Did you noticed the guy reading in the beginning couldn't read Yngwie's first name. He started to them just said Malmsteen. LOL
    That was neat though.
     
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    Thats because to play that fast you have to limit the movement of your fingers. The less distance you move them up and down the faster you are able to play.
     
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    How ridiculous, guitar playing is not about speed.

    Speed Kills :rolleyes:
     
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    speed has its place in guitar playing,obviously not to that extent,he is only trying to get the record,but being able to shred is something to be proud of and takes a hell of a lot of work,playing the guitar is an individuals way of expressing themselves,wheather their a shredder or pick slowly its all relavent:)
     
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    He's barely getting a sound out of each note... even in the slowest one.
     
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    Kind of reminds me of brushing my teeth.
    So playing fast is what defines a good player? It never has to me.
    It dont matter how many notes you play. The guitar needs to speak. If you want to impress me play another song. One that you need to change your left hand formation.
     
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    Funny how no matter what language you speak MetalHeads dress like the ones here in America. Oh and his picking hand is the one getting the work out, his left hand just moves pretty casually even when it's the fastest, not saying it's not hard to do but not to impressed just like metal drummers who think speed = great, it's all about how everything flows and sounds together.
     
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    While I agree that guitar playing isn't about how fast you can go, it's still pretty impressive in my opinion.
     
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    OK that was stupid fast. It was over 5 picks per second. Not that I was overly impressed with the style or anything remotely like that, but that kid had to practice a lot to even make sense of that. Speed gets monotonous and is devoid of soul. Nonetheless give it up for the guy, he is fast!
     
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    Ok, he is good and fast...

    but I could never listen to his music lol
     
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    when these players go for records,sound has nothing to do with the speed,have a look at someone like tremonti from altered bridge,he has the chops but he uses delicate phrasing,and a wide range of pickhand/frethand tempo,lets say i can sweep or alternate pick at speed,have resonable leggatto,this dosn,t mean i shred all the time it just means i can if i feel it fits what i,m playing, have a look at Hendrix check out his pickhand and his leggato,but he doe,snt play at breakneck speed its all about balance and for mehaving the ability to play fast is another string to my bow.
     
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