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by Crow
March 30th, 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Ear vs Eyes
Replies: 44
Views: 9178

Re: Ear vs Eyes

Crow, I don't doubt that the medium is capable of producing great works. But the composers you mention are hardly non-readers: Stockhausen was trained at the Cologne Conservatory, Varese at the Paris Conservatory, Riley at the San Francisco Conservatory... Babbitt studied music at New York Universi...
by Crow
March 30th, 2013, 7:47 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Ear vs Eyes
Replies: 44
Views: 9178

Re: Ear vs Eyes

Seems to me there is no reason an "electronic" composer, presumably a non-reader, couldn't create a major work with the complexity, subtlety and sheer smarts of "Petrouchka" or Beethoven's Fifth Symphony or whatever. Some of the really early "electronic" stuff (using the term very broadly) is very s...
by Crow
March 27th, 2013, 7:54 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Ear vs Eyes
Replies: 44
Views: 9178

Re: Ear vs Eyes

well, noteboat, you picked out a relatively specific subset of musicians. That's what we're all doing... ...but when it comes down to my reality... Right. YOU, sir, are a specific subset of musicians. There is no way to generalize a yes/no answer to the original question. Here's MY reality: If I ha...
by Crow
February 22nd, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

So maybe someone doesn't know which note they are playing at a specific moment...... I actually can still do that and I know the know how of which notes are which... So can I, and I love playing with intuitive players, if they are really intuitive and not just wankers. It's easy to say, "I play wha...
by Crow
February 22nd, 2013, 11:17 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

fleaaaaaa wrote:Lets just say though that some delta blues man didn't know how to read write, or even know what "Ab" meant - just because he didn't know that he couldn't join your circle?
;

He wouldn't bother to audition. :lol:
by Crow
February 22nd, 2013, 10:13 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

Lets not forget speedy passages in classical music which I'm sure ALL of the people objecting to shredding here accept. We "accept" stuff in context. Does it make musical sense? If it doesn't immediately make sense, it might be garbage, or it might be a masterpiece. Only time can tell. Does it have...
by Crow
February 22nd, 2013, 7:42 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

A jazz saxophonist plays a flurry of notes and its called bebop (sometimes even art) A guitarist plays a flurry of notes and its called showing off (sometimes even shredding) :roll: This is a good comparison. Bop players in general are choosing notes based on more complex chords than shredders. I'm...
by Crow
February 20th, 2013, 11:43 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: New Guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: New Guitar

What a great find! Got pics?
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 3:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help needed! Which guitar is this?? Custom Gibson??
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Help needed! Which guitar is this?? Custom Gibson??

Sorry, let me try this again....

SOUND and FEEL are all that really matter musically. As Frank Zappa said, if you pick up the instrument and it says, "Take me, I'm yours," you are home free.

If you're buying for investment potential, you're on you're own.
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help needed! Which guitar is this?? Custom Gibson??
Replies: 11
Views: 1873

Re: Help needed! Which guitar is this?? Custom Gibson??

Could be any one of a bunch; but don't buy on looks, buy on sound and feel. This is not an answer to the question and besides , if I'm buying a guitar I am very concerned with the way it looks and so , I bet , are you if you were the one buying a guitar . If you don't have an answer to a post consi...
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 3:11 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

"Work" is a loaded word. For me, "work" in a musical sense means we have stuff we have to do, as a group, at some kind of basic level of competence, to accomplish the task at hand. Beyond that, it's all gravy. Do the work first, then have fun. "Shred" is a loaded word, as well. How do we define that...
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 7:56 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

You got a private message, Do, you witty rascal.
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 7:51 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finally getting a tube amp
Replies: 15
Views: 4664

Re: Finally getting a tube amp

Little, ancient, 5-watt fake Champs are absolutely killer. There are tons of them out there by all kinds of companies. Nothing to 'em -- three tubes, one knob and a crappy speaker which is easily replaced. They're easy to service, should it come to that, but it probably won't, unless you want to put...
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 7:34 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Choosing Rhythm
Replies: 28
Views: 5575

Re: Choosing Rhythm

Just to make this more interesting... let's separate "rhythm" from "time." Just because you can keep 16th notes going at a consistent pace doesn't make your a rhythm champion. Rhythm is more than timekeeping . Timekeeping makes you a competent musician. A sense of rhythm... man, it's hard to talk ab...
by Crow
February 18th, 2013, 7:20 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.
Replies: 46
Views: 9769

Re: The difference between a guitar player and a musician.

(I have the flu and mixed meds with Rum) You, sir or ma'am, are my kind of guy. :D The value of knowing a few things about music other than just how to make your fingers go real fast on a fretboard are obvious. And that, I think, is the essence of what we're talking about when we talk about the dif...