KingsPowerSteel Posted November 7, 2008 Share Posted November 7, 2008 I always hear people complain about guys like Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Angelo Batio, Paul Gilbert, etc. But I do not understand why. In my opinion there is nothing that can beat those technicians.People say they do not have feeling in their music? Why not? Why do you have to be less advanced in playing guitar to have actual feeling in your playing? If Slash had practiced more, would that mean you'd consider him a bad guitar player? I mean, all of those shredders have spent a lot more time practicing their skills than a regular rock guitarist, who most likely just started to play guitar to get chicks and to be on stage. While the virtuoso started playing guitar to fully understand music and to actually become a master on the guitar. That being said, how can they not have emotion? A virtusoso has (almost) no technical boundaries, so he can fully express what he wants in his music, whereas guitar players that play in regular Rock N' Roll bands can only express themselves to the point where their abilities end. Are people jealous of virtuosos? Do they not get the complexity of the music, which is often similar to classical music (especially Malmsteen)? Why do people think they constantly show off? They just play what they feel, but people seem to be jealous, because they can do it at such a high level. These guys have spent probably 10 hours a day practicing just to fully understand their guitar. This is why they actually have way more emotion in their playing then any other guitar players. Just because they are good at it, doesn't mean they are show offs. They just want to play far complexer music, that if you actually give a chance to, is absolutely brilliant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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