#3
I am, maybe not other people. But who cares? The Jonas Brothers are the best musicians ever. XD
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#6
Ever since Guitar Hero came out lots of people began paying attention to guitarists...
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#7
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#8
depends man.. where i live.. playing guitar is almost irrelevant because most of the music they listen doesn't involve any instrument... and its also related to heavy metal.. so you may be seen like a metalhead... but there's few people who still consider music as an art and they may not be impressed but they respect and also valorate that.
#9
Personally, I'm not overly impressed by massive technical skill on guitar - the way i see it, if you want to reach that kind of playing level then there are other instruments that suit and reward it much better.

I'm more impressed by guitarists who are passionate about what they play, and can communicate that with their playing in a way unique to them.
#10
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Ever since Guitar Hero came out lots of people began paying attention to guitarists...

which has become a double edged sword, people are impressed when people can play songs of guitar hero, but the people who play guitar hero on expert go and say "yah well i can do that to i play on expert so i could be better than you" i would know that used to be me, then i actually picked up a guitar and had to shut up till i could put up, which i can do now
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#11
A good guitarist will always be impressive to most people. Guitar hero experts don't impress me in the least.
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#12
Most guitarist are impressed by themselves.
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#15
I'm more impressed by good songwriters these days. Good guitar playing is a plus though.
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#16
Technical ability doesn't impress people for very long; but great tunes and solos continue to connect, I think. How else can you explain the continuing popularity of AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, etc?

The problem is that the popular music of today isn't guitar based in the why it should be. Even so-called rock music it pretty much just recycled melodies over the same old chord progressions...

But if you can riff it up and bust-out 70s style blues-influenced solos, people still take note. Why? BECAUSE IT F**KING SOUNDS GOOD! Basically Sound > Ability: if you want people to take note figure out how to sound good. All the sweep picking and tapping may make you a metal god but to the average man your inability to make a hook means that you'll only hold their attention for a few short minutes.
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Technical ability doesn't impress people for very long; but great tunes and solos continue to connect, I think. How else can you explain the continuing popularity of AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, etc?

The problem is that the popular music of today isn't guitar based in the why it should be. Even so-called rock music it pretty much just recycled melodies over the same old chord progressions...

But if you can riff it up and bust-out 70s style blues-influenced solos, people still take note. Why? BECAUSE IT F**KING SOUNDS GOOD!

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#18
it depends on your definition of great guitar player. If by that you mean technically brilliant then i'm not. I judge guitarists on their songwriting abilities more than anything.
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#19
does it matter?
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#21
Guitarists who can play more than one genre impress me. Mark Tremonti, for example.
But with out the other members of Alter Bridge, it wouldn't be the same.

I sometimes need more than just a solo with no backing to see what a guitarist can do.
#22
some people do, but most modern mainstream is either digital or uses real instruments but is extremely uncreative. a hip hop lover would probably not be impressed by guitar playing and call you emo, whereas a fall out boy lover would know what a guitar is...
#23
It all depends.. Some people look for the guitarists attitude and personality more than anything.. Playing fast and sweeping might impress people in the "know" not the average joe.
#24
The people at the school really seem to enjoy my playing... particularly my math teacher... kinda funny he was basically my bands #1 fan...lol... he told me i could probably go some where with guitar playing, i just got to get school out of the way so i can concentrate on guitar (im a good guitar player and im certain i got 95%-100% on my math diploma...Woohoo!!)... lol... cept it was not like quit school give up. it was a realistic sorta... just play guitar and just guitar, and now he got his kids guitars and stuff...lol, anyways i just go to school and bring my guitar and small amp, go to one corner of the gathering area (big commons area sorta space)during spare plug in and play. Few kids walk buy and tend to stop and listen, ask me about my history with guitar and miss approx 30 mins of there class...lol, and sometimes its just me playing guitar alone in the commons area... probably my most creative moments. I think people like what sounds cool... but in order to make anything sound cool you need a bit of skill.
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#26
dunno not too much I think, i've noticed people are more interested in a catchy song with a good singing voice, you can play some awesome blues or rock licks, and people will be like
Yeah ......cool
and then another guy can come in, sit down and go "Hey there delilah whats it like in new york city?" and instantly, he's an awesome guitarist.
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#27
oh something i just thought of, my girlfriend's dad really likes me because I can play a whole bunch of classic rock stuff like zeppelin on his guitar, and her brother really likes me because I can play Slipknot, SOAD and Metallica

I think if you're into guitar music, you'll be impressed by a guitarist. if not, well then no.

but generally, in my experience, people are always impressed if you can do something really well.
#28
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depends man.. where i live.. playing guitar is almost irrelevant because most of the music they listen doesn't involve any instrument... and its also related to heavy metal.. so you may be seen like a metalhead... but there's few people who still consider music as an art and they may not be impressed but they respect and also valorate that.

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#29
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Personally, I'm not overly impressed by massive technical skill on guitar - the way i see it, if you want to reach that kind of playing level then there are other instruments that suit and reward it much better.

I'm more impressed by guitarists who are passionate about what they play, and can communicate that with their playing in a way unique to them.

Exactly what I think.
#30
I'm more impressed by unique techniques. Like Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos or Michael Angelo Batio (as much as i hate him).

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#33
lol Are you kidding???! Have you ever played skillfully to anyone? Of course they are impressed!! A simple tapping solo will impress them. A sweep will make them piss their pants. The problem is they just don't care whether or not skillful playing is included when it comes to listening to their music.