Poll: What do you most consider guitar to be
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Artform
69 68%
Skill
33 32%
Voters: 102.
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#1
Just a random question but do you consider guitar an artform or a skill? Please vote in the poll, i would give the option of both but then thats an easy get out.
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#4
artform. your skill on guitar doesn't prevent you from writing great music, and those who rely on skill alone to make music usually results in crappy music. therefore guitar = artform
#6
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I should have given the option of both because that is the only acceptable and logical answer.
Fixed.
#8
i say it's more skill than artform, but it's still art
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#10
it's both, obviously.

but for me it's more of an artform. I think that's true of anyone who makes their own music. Maybe someone who plays scales up and down really fast but doesn't write any music would consider it more of a skill.
#14
That's like saying "What is George Bush, stupid or incompetant?"

It's both man.
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#17
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That's like saying "What is George Bush, stupid or incompetant?"

It's both man.

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#18
playing guitar is a skill. WHAT you play is art.
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#19
A guitar is an instrument.
Playing guitar is a skill.
What you play/the music you create is an artform.

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#20
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Indeed.
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#21
guitar is an istrument.

playing it is a skill

the music created is an artform

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#23
literally guitar is neither. it is just the instrument. playing guitar is a skill and composing music for guitar is an artform.

seems like a stupid question.
#24
It depends, i mean something like street spirit (radiohead) is easy to play but still has a strong emotional expression while diminshed to be is pure technique, not that its not a cool song though

EDIT: not saying that metal musicians have no emotional expression in there music
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#25
*sighs*

EDIT: @ below: lol I was sighing at the guy above me, not you.
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#26
ok. so the guy above already said that. i didn't see it. i guess i wasted my time.
#28


Yep, guitar is totally art.
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#31
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And its how you apply it.
Trying to show-off *9,999.42 notes a minute* = Skill
Trying to create something beautiful with emotion = Artform

Although the two can blend well togaether in the right quantities.
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#32
making music is a form of art
playing music is a form of art enhanced by instrumental skill
playing guitar is a form of instrumental skill
using a guitar to make music is using your instrumental skill to create art
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#35
Guitar is a skill. The music you make with it is the art.
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#36
Guitar is an instrument, silly.
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#37
For something to be art, it must have no purpose other than itself-- to exist.

Does playing guitar qualify for that? You decide.

I would say no. It's more of a skill. The purpose of playing a guitar is to make sounds, which then turn into music(if you do it well). Music itself, is an art form, but making sounds on an instrument is not.
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#38
Guitar is shit.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#39
This made me laugh so hard. I pictured a moron openly asking, "What is guitar...?"
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#40
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You can create art with guitar without having any skill with one.

This.


I personally think that playing guitar is more of an art than a skill... But then again, as people have said already, composing music is a skill, playing it is an art.

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