will having great technical ability as a guitarist get you anywhere in today's music

#2
as a session musician, TBH the only time in recent memory when great technical skill got you anywhere was a very brief period in the 80s, good songwriting is far more important unless you just want to be a session musician.
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No
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No, but playing music the people want to listen to will. Just have creative riffs, good transitions, and half-way sensible structure and you may get somewhere. Oh, and don't do what AC/DC did and write the same damn song for 10 years.
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#5
ability doesn't matter, Pop sensibilities do, you need to write music people will like to gain fame, if it includes flaunting and talent, good for you, if not, good for you
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No, but playing music the people want to listen to will. Just have creative riffs, good transitions, and half-way sensible structure and you may get somewhere. Oh, and don't do what AC/DC did and write the same damn song for 10 years.


actually it's been about 30 years.
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Technical ability is nothing. You need to be creative and able to actually write good music, not just play a bajillion notes per second.
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actually it's been about 30 years.

After about 5, it all just blends together anyway
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#9
Goddamnit, why won't you die already.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#10
Nope,

Music has always and will always be about feeling...

This is not to say that technical playing lacks feeling, but you can be as fast and knowledgeable as you want, if you don't feel the music, neither will anyone else.
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Lets just say the worse you are at your instrument, the better off your band will be.
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#13
Not really. Ditch the guitar and get a synth if you want to get anywhere.


.aaaahhhh just messing. Creativity over technical ability every time. No one likes guitar wank.
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Lets just say the worse you are at your instrument, the better off your band will be.


that's total bullshit. The reason you don't see a lot of technical wankery in the mainstream is because most people have no interest in listening to it.
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It does if you play metal.....
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