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Re: Speed versus melody/musicality
4/27/2008 11:03 AM
Chris Bond II (2841) wrote:
I was going to stay out of this post because really is subjective for the most part, but what the hell, I'll spend .02 cents worth of my opinion.
Until recently, this question never really came into play.
This is because there was speed, and great musicianship.
Classical compositions and even ragtime then jazz (all genre) could be played at the most lofty tempos for humans to obtain.
But the motif was always evident.
Rock players...uh, I mean guitar players are the first to really place an importance on speed. Musicians before them just assumed you practiced until you were able to play whatever tempo you needed to.
Speed without dynamics or melody is simply noise.
Most guitar players dig noise, I know I do.
Just do you your thing man and be the best you can be at whatever your thing is.