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Eric Clapton - Noob reference


(@lespaul1958)
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Hi all - I am a complete novice and am hoping someone can explain a term re Eric Clapton's solo at the Nelson Mandela Tribute. Apparently the poster felt that Clapton's solo in Money For Nothing contained a "noob" and that M Knopfler was not pleased. Any general ideas on what a "noob" in someone's playing (especially Clapton's mastery) might mean? Thank you for your comments.


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(@kent_eh)
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After hunting around Youtube for a while, I found this video. I assume it's the one you were talking about.
The comment I think you are referring to is on the second page of comments, right?

Now, as to the "noob" comment... Have you heard the term troll?
'cause that's what I assume is going on there.

Pay no attention to most of the comments on Youtube videos. There's not often a lot of value in them.

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Pay no attention to most of the comments on Youtube videos. There's not often a lot of value in them.
Massive, massive +1 to that.

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(@joehempel)
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yeah, the term noob basically is "newbie"

Saying Eric Clapton is a noob is funny. I think Knopfler is a better guitarist, but when you get to that level, does it really matter? LOL.

Guy who said it most likely is just trying to start stuff.

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(@preacher)
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Pay no attention to most of the comments on Youtube videos. There's not often a lot of value in them.

VERY wise post.

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(@tinsmith)
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yeah, the term noob basically is "newbie"

Saying Eric Clapton is a noob is funny. I think Knopfler is a better guitarist, but when you get to that level, does it really matter? LOL.

Guy who said it most likely is just trying to start stuff.
I disagree....of course there's someone......I think Knopfler is more creative & not necessarily a better guitar player.
In fact, I love some of Clapton's stolen riffs.


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