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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by apm1991, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. stratman323

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    Well he's a vastly more popular musician. I doubt if anyone who isn't a guitarist has ever heard of Malmsteen.
     
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    I'd rather listen to an Ed Sheeran album than a load of shred....or fast vertuoso stuff. Nothing against shredding (I wish I could shred a little).
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There's 10 million Swedes and at least 3 million fit that description...
     
  4. apm1991

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    like the lead guitarist in our band says, "The more difficult music is, the less of a following it will get."
     
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    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

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    most people would agree... especially non-musicians
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They’re going to be touring together you know.
     
  7. rocknrollrich

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    Whats the old saying? I think it refers to jazz players, but it's something like-

    Rock stars play 3 chords to 50 thousand people, and jazz players play 50 thousand chords to 3 people.

    Something like that.
     
  8. apm1991

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    Well said!
     
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    Without a doubt you are right.
    But I can't always reconcile popularity with talent. Kanye west for instance.
     
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    Neither can I. But Sheeran is no Kanye. He sang Layla with the Jools Holland Orchestra for the New Year show!
     
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    I need to listen to more Sheeran I guess. I got so sick of Shape of You (overplayed, over-covered here) that it put me off.
    I had never heard of Malmsteen before I joined ST.
    @apm1991 your friend is obviously his own man and isn’t easily swayed by others’ opinions...more power to him!
     
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    If it's vibrations it works on I think as long as it's a tone-part of the guitar it will work...
    If I'm properly informed by this forum, the nitro works best.

    Your friend is not wrong, you told him it worked on vibrations, sound is vibrations, and sounds on an acoustic guitar come from................wait for it.....

    The sound hole.
     
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    Oh and I like Malmsteen, briefly.

    Can't judge Ed Sheeran (though I have heard good reports on his live show), but if you want your friend to hear truly exceptional guitar skills, give him headphones and let him listen to this:

     
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    I'm digging the whole vibe. The shoes, the outfit, the innovation. A Star is Born! Let him run with it...
     
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    One of the few artists on pop radio with real music skills.
     
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    Indeed

    And how very poignant that his shirt says “Future”
     
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    Now that's funny!!!
     
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    If music were a competition, malmsteen would win by a landslide. It isn’t though. Sheeran makes good music with appeal to a lot of people.

    Little kids like his music. And people my age, and my mom loves it.
     
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    If only he didn't sing with that goofy ass accent.;)
     
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    Im not bashing ed Sheeran, to be honest, i know that name, but I don't think I have ever heard his music.
    So, i can't rip on the guy, i have no basis to.
    I just thought it was a funny comparison ed Sheeran vs malmsteen on rhythm guitar or whatever it was.
    Im just fairly certain that malmsteen has better guitar chop than most humans, so I kinda inferred the win would go to him.
    For guitar chops that is.
     
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