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There must be something that connects many musicians togather, especially talented ones, in a way that they have same interests, physical structures, ideas, personality, and so on.
When you start a complicated instrument like a guitar and become a virtuoso pro, the best ones all have something in common.

The most obvious one I see is that many, especially the British, were interested in art at the beginning then converted their interests to music.
This is the case of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Lennon, and many many others.
Being visual and having a good ear probably has a connection.

Only some people actually study guitar in college for four years and get graduated, like John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and John Mayer, but they aren't the ones considered the "best" obviously.
It's not really common, because those who graduated Berklee become very technical... unless John Mayer who became more of a pop star than a bluesman.

Many were not athletes, which I find very interesting.
Sports was never in Clapton's radar but fishing, Hendrix had the worst grades in everything physical when he was enlisted to the Airborne Division, Jimmy Page was a book-worm as a teenager and bunked off PE frequently because he was especially unathletic in class than anyone else, and Ritchie Blackmore, while having interest in football (the REAL football, not the one on the Superbowl), was mediocre as an athlete and was naturally thin and clingy as a child.
I hate sports, besides Basketball because I can actually enjoy it in a descent level, and I feel a connection.

What else?

Discuss
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Uhhh, they style of music they play. Obviously someone like Mikko Lindstrom from HIM is influenced by bands like, Billy Idol, Type O Negative, Black Sabbath and The 69 Eyes. While Tony Rombola from Godsmack was influenced by Pantera, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin.
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Uhhh, they style of music they play. Obviously someone like Mikko Lindstrom from HIM is influenced by bands like, Billy Idol, Type O Negative, Black Sabbath and The 69 Eyes. While Tony Rombola from Godsmack was influenced by Pantera, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin.


Godsmack is obviously a Zeppelin fan, because they released Good Times Bad Times, a cover, as a single... which was surprisingly good.
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The most obvious one I see is that many, especially the British, were interested in art at the beginning then converted their interests to music.
This is the case of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Lennon, and many many others.
Being visual and having a good ear probably has a connection.



Worked for me. Although, I've not lost my interest in drawing and painting, I had for a while, but it's really come back properly.
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Overly flamboyant?
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Overly flamboyant?


Overly stingy
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There must be something that connects many musicians togather, especially talented ones, in a way that they have same interests, physical structures, ideas, personality, and so on.
When you start a complicated instrument like a guitar and become a virtuoso pro, the best ones all have something in common.

The most obvious one I see is that many, especially the British, were interested in art at the beginning then converted their interests to music.
This is the case of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Lennon, and many many others.
Being visual and having a good ear probably has a connection.

Only some people actually study guitar in college for four years and get graduated, like John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and John Mayer, but they aren't the ones considered the "best" obviously.
It's not really common, because those who graduated Berklee become very technical... unless John Mayer who became more of a pop star than a bluesman.

Many were not athletes, which I find very interesting.
Sports was never in Clapton's radar but fishing, Hendrix had the worst grades in everything physical when he was enlisted to the Airborne Division, Jimmy Page was a book-worm as a teenager and bunked off PE frequently because he was especially unathletic in class than anyone else, and Ritchie Blackmore, while having interest in football (the REAL football, not the one on the Superbowl), was mediocre as an athlete and was naturally thin and clingy as a child.
I hate sports, besides Basketball because I can actually enjoy it in a descent level, and I feel a connection.

What else?

Discuss


Just FYI, John Mayer never graduated from Berklee. He went for a couple years and dropped out, moved to Atlanta and played at dives and small clubs until he got signed.
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Just FYI, John Mayer never graduated from Berklee. He went for a couple years and dropped out, moved to Atlanta and played at dives and small clubs until he got signed.


never knew that.
I was pretty disappointed with his work, while some of his songs are good, most are essentially pop songs.
That's okay, but when you're salvating for more blues, you don't want to hear Gravity.
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c'mon TS how can you hate sports curling is teh shiz man.


Curling lol
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I remember watching an interview with Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain from Smashing Pumpkins, and Jimmy mentioned that sometimes when they meet other popular artists they sometimes assume things about them right away because most of the time it takes a certain type of person to be a great musician.

Musicians generally are people with dedication to art. I think fewer and fewer realists/thinkers are musicians now because of how fast-paced the world is now. It's basically choose one or the other.
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I remember watching an interview with Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain from Smashing Pumpkins, and Jimmy mentioned that sometimes when they meet other popular artists they sometimes assume things about them right away because most of the time it takes a certain type of person to be a great musician.

Musicians generally are people with dedication to art. I think fewer and fewer realists/thinkers are musicians now because of how fast-paced the world is now. It's basically choose one or the other.


I mean seriously, that's what I love about musicians.
Dedication to Art.

Arts is the real word, because some loved History and Literature, like I do.
I've been an artsy since I was born, I used to draw and fiddle around medicore drawings since I was at a very early age.
These days my study of choice is history.

I hate Science and math, they're incredibly dull.
I don't see any rockers who have a significant interest in both of those two subjects.
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Only some people actually study guitar in college for four years and get graduated, like John Petrucci, Steve Vai, and John Mayer, but they aren't the ones considered the "best" obviously.
It's not really common, because those who graduated Berklee become very technical... unless John Mayer who became more of a pop star than a bluesman.

John Petrucci dropped out, along with John Myung and Mike Portnoy.

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I hate Science and math, they're incredibly dull.
I don't see any rockers who have a significant interest in both of those two subjects.

Brian May's an astrophysicist.
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I mean seriously, that's what I love about musicians.
Dedication to Art.

Arts is the real word, because some loved History and Literature, like I do.
I've been an artsy since I was born, I used to draw and fiddle around medicore drawings since I was at a very early age.
These days my study of choice is history.

I hate Science and math, they're incredibly dull.
I don't see any rockers who have a significant interest in both of those two subjects.

Right here. I'm currently studying les Sciences de la Nature. And even though I'm amazing at history (I pull off 98s and 99s), I just find it incredibly dull.
I'm that dude with the fro.
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I mean seriously, that's what I love about musicians.
Dedication to Art.

Arts is the real word, because some loved History and Literature, like I do.
I've been an artsy since I was born, I used to draw and fiddle around medicore drawings since I was at a very early age.
These days my study of choice is history.

I hate Science and math, they're incredibly dull.
I don't see any rockers who have a significant interest in both of those two subjects.

Yeah, I'm not really surprised. Centuries back, musicians were also dedicated to other things. Warriors and "scientists" were musicians too way back when, but now we spend years and years developing and getting ready to fulfill our roles in society. Although art is in the real world (all over, pretty much), you have to actually look for art that has true meaning instead of just glancing around.
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We all want amps that go to eleven. Seriously, most of us are music fantics.
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#22
Well I'd like to share that Matthew Bellamy ( my idol lol) has a very similar life as me so far.
We both started piano at a really young age, we both started guitar at 14, and now for me to complete it, i needa get into a band, win the battle of the bands and become famous
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John Petrucci dropped out, along with John Myung and Mike Portnoy.


Brian May's an astrophysicist.


Queen's a different sort of musicians.
They're all intellectuals.
You can hear the influence of classical music on their songs so that's probably the nerd effect, if you excuse me...

Yeah, I'm not really surprised. Centuries back, musicians were also dedicated to other things. Warriors and "scientists" were musicians too way back when, but now we spend years and years developing and getting ready to fulfill our roles in society. Although art is in the real world (all over, pretty much), you have to actually look for art that has true meaning instead of just glancing around.


I don't like Math and Science because they're basically facts.
You can't do a lot with them, and they're stingy in a way that you have to remember the massive amounts of formulas and symptoms and that to pass the class.
You can apply a lot to History and Literature because they're both essentially thing you can renovate on without inventing or experimenting, but by just thinking.

A guitar has endless possibilities, you can play it with a brush if you want and no one would care.
They're connected
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Queen's a different sort of musicians.
They're all intellectuals.
You can hear the influence of classical music on their songs so that's probably the nerd effect, if you excuse me...



I don't like Math and Science because they're basically facts.
You can't do a lot with them, and they're stingy in a way that you have to remember the massive amounts of formulas and symptoms and that to pass the class.
You can apply a lot to History and Literature because they're both essentially thing you can renovate on without inventing or experimenting, but by just thinking.

A guitar has endless possibilities, you can play it with a brush if you want and no one would care.
They're connected

Ha, I like that. I think I'm gonna try and play guitar with a brush now.
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I remember watching an interview with Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain from Smashing Pumpkins, and Jimmy mentioned that sometimes when they meet other popular artists they sometimes assume things about them right away because most of the time it takes a certain type of person to be a great musician.

Musicians generally are people with dedication to art. I think fewer and fewer realists/thinkers are musicians now because of how fast-paced the world is now. It's basically choose one or the other.


I'm quite a realist/thinker, but I remain completely unrealistic in my ambitions with music, and I always will. I think the ability to naively believe that you can accomplish your wildest dreams in spite of what everyone and the "real world" says is a valuable asset.
We're only strays.
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Well I'd like to share that Matthew Bellamy ( my idol lol) has a very similar life as me so far.
We both started piano at a really young age, we both started guitar at 14, and now for me to complete it, i needa get into a band, win the battle of the bands and become famous


You will fail at that miserably if you just emulate someone else. Your music needs to have what only you can give it, otherwise it's a waste.
We're only strays.
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Well I'd like to share that Matthew Bellamy ( my idol lol) has a very similar life as me so far.
We both started piano at a really young age, we both started guitar at 14, and now for me to complete it, i needa get into a band, win the battle of the bands and become famous

But do you share the same birthday, like I do with Jimmy Page????
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Just FYI, John Mayer never graduated from Berklee. He went for a couple years and dropped out, moved to Atlanta and played at dives and small clubs until he got signed.
I don't think any of the people he names graduated from Berklee. Just attended it.
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I mean seriously, that's what I love about musicians.
Dedication to Art.

Arts is the real word, because some loved History and Literature, like I do.
I've been an artsy since I was born, I used to draw and fiddle around medicore drawings since I was at a very early age.
These days my study of choice is history.

I hate Science and math, they're incredibly dull.
I don't see any rockers who have a significant interest in both of those two subjects.
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Queen's a different sort of musicians.
They're all intellectuals.
You can hear the influence of classical music on their songs so that's probably the nerd effect, if you excuse me...
Listening or liking Classical Music doesn't automatically make you intellectual or nerdy. I hate that idea, because it also makes people listen to it so they think they're smarter. Like "Hey, I get down to Brahms Piano Sonatas! I'm smarter than these Fall Out Boy fans"
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I don't like Math and Science because they're basically facts.
You can't do a lot with them, and they're stingy in a way that you have to remember the massive amounts of formulas and symptoms and that to pass the class.
You can apply a lot to History and Literature because they're both essentially thing you can renovate on without inventing or experimenting, but by just thinking.
Yeah, you don't know what you're talking about.
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I'm not really sure you can use Brian May as an example, seeing as how he's the reincarnation of Jesus.

A Jesus that couldn't stop his band mate from dying from aids.
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A Jesus that couldn't stop his band mate from dying from aids.

Well, God hates fags, duh.
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Fuck you.

lol, Brian May lover here
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#39
I guess I'm just a black sheep of musicians.

I am very athletic (I start varsity football), I love science, and I'm a thinker.

On the other hand, I love and appreciate all mediums of art.

I'm a very self-conflicting person. I've got two sides to me. I have my academic side, and I have my artistic side. They are both just a strong as the other but they never meet. My athletics goes with my academic side in a strange way.
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Well, Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian is a great guitarist in my opinion, and he's also a great soccer player.

Brian May as mentioned is an astro-physicist or whatever.

John Petrucci is buff as hell.

Paul Gilbert also dropped out of guitar school, like most others did.

I think the one thing I've noticed amongst really popular guitarists, is that a strong majority of them are at least 'skinny'. And a whole lot of them are above average on the good-looking-scale.
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