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#1
idk if this exists already, but meh,

so wouldnt it be cool if one day TV airs a guitar world cup? a chance for all the great guitarrists that many of us know like satriani, steve vai, hammet, petrucci, syn, etc... and also the chance of lettin unknown prodigious guitarrist participate and show off whos on top of the game? at the end the best gets the title of world champion.
what do u pitters think?
#2
it would be difficult to get a majority to agree on "the best" as I'm sure you're about to find out.

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#3
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idk if this exists already, but meh,

so wouldnt it be cool if one day TV airs a guitar world cup? a chance for all the great guitarrists that many of us know like satriani, steve vai, hammet, petrucci, syn, etc... and also the chance of lettin unknown prodigious guitarrist participate and show off whos on top of the game? at the end the best gets the title of world champion.
what do u pitters think?




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#4
No because people like different things when it comes to music.

Sure you can do fastest player or something but there is not a best guitarist.
#5
No, because some Jonas brothers lookalike would win
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#6
^^^Yeah that too.

It would fail possibly from the majority that listens to crap artists of today.


If UG was one of the judges, it would win.
#7
maybe let unknown players play, then the judges can be the famous players... just make sure to get some from different genres.

O wait... too much like American Idol... and every other ****ing show on TV now.
#8
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idk if this exists already, but meh,

so wouldnt it be cool if one day TV airs a guitar world cup? a chance for all the great guitarrists that many of us know like satriani, steve vai, hammet, petrucci, syn, etc... and also the chance of lettin unknown prodigious guitarrist participate and show off whos on top of the game? at the end the best gets the title of world champion.
what do u pitters think?


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#9
but what if they apply the same system of the fifa world cup, like a daily match between lets say umm hammet and dave mustaine, judges at the end will decide who wins the match. until they pass to the finals or somethin like that?.. maybe it was just my crazy imagination or somethin..
#10
too many egos to work.
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#12
lmao at serious bag.

but a guitar world cup would be fun to watch. just for the lulz
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#13
There are guitar speed competitions, which is pretty much the only quantifiable aspect of guitar playing.
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#14
turning music into a sport?

naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
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#15
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There are guitar speed competitions, which is pretty much the only quantifiable aspect of guitar playing.



Nah, they can have a competition for making strange faces while bending a full step over an Em chord.
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#18
I don't think it would work, opinion is too much of a factor. In sports there's scores, raw numbers and times to prove the best or w/e but in guitar there's different kinds of guitarists and ****, how would they rate improvisations?
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#19
if you can pull it off, dude...
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#20
umm what if they do like a specific genre competition? like the progressive metal category or the hard rock category?
#21
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umm what if they do like a specific genre competition? like the progressive metal category or the hard rock category?


they should have a hammer toss but with a guitar instead thatd be cool
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#23
Gymnastics and Diving are both opinion sports, and are judged and Olympic events.

I get this, but it would have to be in categories, and following rules like, how smooth the transitions between rhythm picking and sweeps are in each person.

Or a piece of music would have to be made up, and then they see how cleanly they can learn in it any given amount of time.

I don't know how it would work, but I would assume it would be something like Gymnastics or Diving.

Both being judged by a panel, with scorecards, and more like diving with a "Degree of Difficulty"

I see where your idea is going, but I don't think it would be done.
#24
Void the asenine Synester Gates comment...

..A guitar world cup. Don't think of it like a sport, think of it as a whole bunch of musicians coming to play under one roof. Good ones, one that should be there. It would be like NAMM or something.

A friendly competition isn't as serious as you think. Stop being pretentious and explore the different aspects of what the guitar should bring forth.

I don't think it'd be that bad. But, getting everyone there would be a problem.

So what if it's an art? So is drawing and painting...but there's still competitions for them.

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#25
Guitar is not a competition, it's a method of expression. This is what annoys me about shows like idol and dance competitions, art is to be interpreted, not judged.

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#26
like every one else says

you cant define the best of music because music is an opinion

also it would probably be judged by mindless idiots from rolling stone or the rnrhof and the think would be judged purely on speed, which is not equal to good playing. but once again, this is also an opinion and some other people might disagree.

also there are many different types, you could play acoustic, electric, synth guitar, fingerpicking, pick using, slide, fingers... both, sit, stand, jumping around, countless effects, play country, blues, or rock, no doubt they will take your appearence into account, theres just too much different things..

this is also why american idol is pointless (aside from the fact that none of those people do anything original)

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#27
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Guitar is not a competition, it's a method of expression. This is what annoys me about shows like idol and dance competitions, art is to be interpreted, not judged.

/opinion


Art's still about expressing yourself, I fail to see where that went away.

It's always interpreted, think about it, without these competitions, would you even know of half these dancers?

It's not always about forming art into a competition, it's raising awareness FOR art. Yeah, they have judges...But, the dancers talents are being shown. Don't think of it so black and white "It's a competition, therefore it only brings negativity to art"
#28
It would breed a ****load of MORE horrible **** shredders.
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#29
Yeah, we sure could ruin the beautiful art of the guitar, by turning it into another hollow talent show. /:
meh
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#33
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idk if this exists already, but meh,

so wouldnt it be cool if one day TV airs a guitar world cup? a chance for all the great guitarrists that many of us know like satriani, steve vai, hammet, petrucci, syn, etc... and also the chance of lettin unknown prodigious guitarrist participate and show off whos on top of the game? at the end the best gets the title of world champion.
what do u pitters think?
Childish idea.

Music is an art, not a competition...
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#34
Quote by armand0
idk if this exists already, but meh,

so wouldnt it be cool if one day TV airs a guitar world cup? a chance for all the great guitarrists that many of us know like satriani, steve vai, hammet, petrucci, syn, etc... and also the chance of lettin unknown prodigious guitarrist participate and show off whos on top of the game? at the end the best gets the title of world champion.
what do u pitters think?


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#35
Quote by Aerokizzombie
like every one else says

you cant define the best of music because music is an opinion

also it would probably be judged by mindless idiots from rolling stone or the rnrhof and the think would be judged purely on speed, which is not equal to good playing. but once again, this is also an opinion and some other people might disagree.

also there are many different types, you could play acoustic, electric, synth guitar, fingerpicking, pick using, slide, fingers... both, sit, stand, jumping around, countless effects, play country, blues, or rock, no doubt they will take your appearence into account, theres just too much different things..

this is also why american idol is pointless (aside from the fact that none of those people do anything original)

EDIT: on a side note,


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Nah think of it this way. On American Idol, the people sing fast songs and slow songs, yet they are judged the same. Now, imagine that same thing, but with fast guitar music and slow guitar music being judged equally (and maybe with a LOT less corporation involvement)
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#36
There are many japaneese game shows about guitar.

It could be good if it was judged by objective proffesionals. and if it was just guitarists from one genre. like hard rock for one round and metal for the other and so on.

EDIT after reading some good pints up there. this is NOT a good idea.
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#37
The only problem with this is defining who is the best.

And the fact that music is art.
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#38
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Nah think of it this way. On American Idol, the people sing fast songs and slow songs, yet they are judged the same. Now, imagine that same thing, but with fast guitar music and slow guitar music being judged equally
American Idol is CHILDREN trying to break into the business, not the best of the best.

No way will any established musician bother to be "judged" on his abilities compared to others. Not gonna happen. Well, maybe, if the prize is like eleventy million dollars or smth.

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Yeah, right. Like that could happen. Somebody has to pay for this shit, ya know.

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The only problem with this is defining who is the best.

And the fact that music is art.
Not the only problem, but a huge piece of it.
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#39
Anyone else hear the beach boys when they read the thread title?
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#40
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Nah, they can have a competition for making strange faces while bending a full step over an Em chord.

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