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Old 10-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Starting with jazz (or blues/other) [long]

Good day fellows,

Here's the thing: I started with heavy metal guitars until I got bored of the uniform sonority and the theatrality of the genre. Then I really wanted a good, versatile guitar, which became the American Deluxe Telecaster. I wanted to play twinkly emo and pop-punk with it..

But then I went to college last year (it's funny how taste reflects your maturity) to study musicology. I became acquainted with Classical music and gradually fell in love. I was deeply moved by the rich sound and subliminality. Sadly: I didn't play guitar at all that year, also because I stopped taking lessons (after 7 years), and the band quit.

Now I fear that I might lose my interest in the sometimes raw sound of the guitar. But I payed much bones for it, I was/am pretty ok at it (people still see me as a guitarist) and the guitar always meant something for me in harder times. Although playing might fig. take me back to that..

So I rechecked some good telecaster guitarists (Ed Bickert, John Scofield, Roy Buchanan etc.) and for some weird reason it's mainly interesting (although honestly) to me -currently- on an intellectual level: 'how does the guitarist make things work'...
All with all, I like listening to the music, but I'm not sure if I love it already

My question I want to pose is: is there a good chance that I will feel emotion and spirituality from this music after I give myself the chance to immerse myself in the style (which I did with classical music) and practice the art, instead of just listening (idem)? Will I learn to re-appreciate the tone of the guitar as well (although I still enjoy the motority of playing the instrument)?

Be happy to hear anything from you

Cheers from Holland
Originally Posted by razorback91
Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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scofield will always be an archtop guitarist


**** a tele
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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you might check out ted greene...he used a tele to play jazz / bach corals with equal ease...i found him to be very inspiring...

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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How should we know if ure going to like it ? Just do it and find out
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