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Maybe it's not that guitar heroes are gone but that many don't aspire to be guitar heroes.

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Dadocaster, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Dadocaster

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    I spent decades trying to get chops and stuff and I sill enjoy going nuts jamming, practicing, but when I approach actually putting any kind of guitar solo on music I am writing/recording, I would rather add texture, contrast, dissonant stuff than play a technical solo.

    Would much rather work up a great song than play a great solo.

    Anyone else?

    Discuss
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Yes. :D
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Me too. And If there is a solo, short sweet, and compliment the song.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    i used to want to be all awesome and stuff, but for a long time now i havent cared. i used to put my all into it....now i dont care.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I just want to play cool funky grooves that swing.
     
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    Funky as descriptive or funky as in genre??
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I like to fit in with the band, not stand out.
     
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    I suspect you stand out...
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It's the outfit, isn't it?
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Descriptive. I am sort of a cross genre kind of guy.
     
  11. Dadocaster

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    Hey, man, your private behavior is none of my business. :D

    I ask because I really love funk and funky.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I do too. Love funk. Love playing funk. I try to incorporate a bit of funk into everything.

    It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.
     
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    Ok, yeah, that's the stuff right there. I sometimes think the divorce between Rock and Roll and Funk may have been the genesis of much of our musical dysfunktional family.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    I like guys like Neal Shon and Neil Giraldo.

    They can play fast enough to get the job done, but they're always playing for the song first of all.

    **** needs to sound good.
     
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    Say for instance:
    You're at the beach....
    50 feet out is a kid caught in the rip...
    58 guys rush in to save her...
    One gets attacked by a shark...
    Which one's the hero?
     
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    Well..guitar heroes dont have to be lightning fast lead players there all kinds of guitar heroes like as mentioned Neal Schon, or even in fusion jazz players like Al Dimeola or John Mclaughlin

    Stone
     
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    Take a look at Nils Lofgren, he could have become a guitar hero but decided to just be a guy in the band, actually alot of bands.