Poll: Good songwriter or good guitarplayer
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Songwriter
161 62%
Guitarplayer
97 38%
Voters: 258.
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#1
If you were a rockstar, what would you rather be remembered for? Would you rather be remembered for your epic skills in shredding, or would you be remember for your influencial songwriting?

I know you can be both an influencial songwriter and an extremely good guitarplayer, but what would you rather be?

I personally think you might be remembered better if you're an influencial songwriter than if you were just a good guitarplayer.

Good songwriters may not always be the best guitarplayer.

Good guitarplayers might not always be the best songwriter.

So, how would you have it?

I'd personally choose a good songwriter.

What do you guys think?
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#3
being Dave Mustaine
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#4
I'd want to be remembered for the horrible case of the AIDS I got after I did your mom backstage!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No, but really, songwriting, If it can get stuck in your head once, you'll never forget it.
#5
song writing because no matter how hard you try there will always be someone how can shred better than you.. unless you're Paul Gilbert.
#6
The better guitarist can put his knowledge and ability to use in his music. To be a really great guitarist, you need to be a great songwriter, otherwise you're wasting your time.


...Songwriter.
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#7
Neither. I'd want to be remembered for smashing my guitars on stage while eating bats, under the influence of alchohol and heroin, while setting myself on fire.
And having sex with 10 chicks at the same time. on stage
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#9
[quote="daeqwon10000If it can get stuck in your head once, you'll never forget it.[/QUOTE"]


thats what she said.
#10
I want to be remembered for having any kind of STD at the same time while having the record for most on stage puking. Oh beside the fact that I will most likely pass out before i strike a note from the pressure. It would be cool if I were blind too...
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#12
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#13
Fuck, I accidentally clicked the second one.
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#15
Songwriting. Takes a lot more intelligence IMO. Not to mention you can be insanely creative as well.
#17
Songwriter.
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#18
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why can't just be part of dream theater so i can be both


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#19
Songwriter. I'm not a huge fan of the "virtuoso" guitarists and I tend to prefer the artists who are better songwriters. Pink Floyd would be a prime example.
#20
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nice discovery, sir.


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#21
I really like Dave Mustaine's guitar playing, he writes complex riffs and solos and nails them all.
#22
I'd prefer to be remembered for both tbh. If a really good song has a really good guitar solo (e.g. Slash, and the old GnR!) then people are gonna go mad over you!

I think all people tend to aim for both.

Ps I chose songwriting.
#23
shredding=/= good guitar playing


im gonna go with songwriting
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#25
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The better guitarist can put his knowledge and ability to use in his music. To be a really great guitarist, you need to be a great songwriter, otherwise you're wasting your time.


...Songwriter.



that guy pretty much sums what good musik is
you can riff around and shred like hell all you want
but you need something you can implement your stuff in
songwriting is shapping the song..the lining of the song
after you make a good lining you can fill it with colours

tbh id wanna be a ****ing amazing guitarist influental n ****
coz vocalist are the ones that "have/must" write the songs
#29
Yeah I know what you mean, I can name about 50 people I know who are simply better at playing than I am, but have no clue how to write songs, so I would like to be remembered to the first too.
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#31
Songwriter. EVERYONE knows who Bob Dylan, Elton John, etc. are.
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#32
Both!
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#33
Songwriter, I am obviously picking the one that I evidently won't be.
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#34
'Mazing guitarist.
What is this that stands before me?

Figure in black that points at me...


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#35
Song Writer.

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#36
What do you mean "If"?!?!
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#37
Neither, I'd be remembered for my off-stage antics.
??? Fund: cba to keep up with it.
will at least try when I get a jerb
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#38
songwriter, theres plenty of epic shredders around
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#39
Your lyrics would last for a lot longer than people would remember your guitar for/they would appeal to a larger audience i think.
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#40
Songwriter.

I have played with some really amazing guitarists, amazing technically. They could shred, sweep, tap all that show off bollocks. But ask them to write a song, and they couldn't. And I could. So in my eyes. I am a better musician then they are.
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