#2
has anyone ever really been as far....you know the rest.

EDIT: my bad i cannot read lol. that was confusing at first.

i would assume that would be an admirable trait, but difficult to find.
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#3
No pretty much any of your really good guitarists will branch off into other genres of music.

For instance Paul Gilbert and his "Flamingo" Track.
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#4
No. "Established" guitarists focus on one genre. Amateurs tend to try everything out before they find their forte.

Remember "can play" doesn't necessarily mean "can play well", only then is it rare to find a musician talented and versatile enough.
#6
Quote by Saf1
No. "Established" guitarists focus on one genre.

Now that's just silly, and wrong. Just because most established players stick to what made them famous doesn't mean they can't play other styles exceptionally well.

Edit: Or were you saying "no" to say they aren't rare?
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#7
If you are good at guitar then you know more than one genre. You may like playing a certain one more, but if you aren't versatile you aren't a good guitarist.

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Another thread about some kid seeking confidence in his guitar skills...



this.


I play classical flamenco, shred, death metal, prog, funk, jazz, jazz fusion, bebop etc. Its all one instrument and its not that big a deal. People who try to take about being only a 'lead player' or 'only a metal player' are just limiting themselves. You dont get piano players saying 'i just play lead piano'.

BTW that flamingo is an awful example of flamenco/classical. Check out paco de lucia and worship.
#11
Buckethead seems to play different genres of music well. He's like..his own genre.
#13
In my opinion, all professional musicians should be able to play any style they need to. THat's how studio guys make their paycheck. Being able to play all genres of music is the sign of a really good player and can help you get gigs and such.
I also believe that if you can play one style of music fairly well that you are limiting yourself quite a bit. A true musician should be able to play any genre that he needs to.
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In my opinion, all professional musicians should be able to play any style they need to. THat's how studio guys make their paycheck. Being able to play all genres of music is the sign of a really good player and can help you get gigs and such.
I also believe that if you can play one style of music fairly well that you are limiting yourself quite a bit. A true musician should be able to play any genre that he needs to.

well said,but it seems like these types of players are ever rarely appreciated because the mainstraem doesn't understand real talent these days...
#16
well look at some of the greats like Jimmy Page or eric clapton or even jimi hendrix. They are most know for playing rock but many were excelent at playing many other types of music, although done less often
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#17
no
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#18
Also Buckethead.


And Brad Paisley.

I have yet to see him play metal though.
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