#2
yes, they are expected to be able to play any style, without time to practise.
they get told play this or sight read this and its there job to do it
#3
yeah that is sort of a prerequisite to be a session guy. They gotta be highly technical on top of being versed in a lot of different styles.
#4
Probably cause playing that shred style guitar is extremely difficult, and if you can play that you can play anything less on the electric guitar.

E.g. If i can shred up and down a scale real fast, it's fairly easy to adjust down to playing a slow moody blues solo.
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Probably cause playing that shred style guitar is extremely difficult, and if you can play that you can play anything less on the electric guitar.

E.g. If i can shred up and down a scale real fast, it's fairly easy to adjust down to playing a slow moody blues solo.


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Probably cause playing that shred style guitar is extremely difficult, and if you can play that you can play anything less on the electric guitar.

E.g. If i can shred up and down a scale real fast, it's fairly easy to adjust down to playing a slow moody blues solo.


Blues scale =/= blues solo.
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i see where this is going
im leaving before it turns into another speed vs feeling argument
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Yeah yeah yeah. shred doesn't equal blues. Don't compare the two. Blah blah. Is it over yet?
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i see where this is going
im leaving before it turns into another speed vs feeling argument


not necessarily. They are just stating that a playing a certain speed doesnt mean that
you can play anything slower. You cant apply the distributive property to playing.

Tekniks arent as strict in shredding. You can throw notes into a scale that dont even belong
and it may not sound offensive to the ear. May even sound cool.

When playing a blues solo..one inappropriate note can leave a sour taste in the listeners mouth.

For example....sometimes when I shred on an A minor Pentatonic scale...I will throw in the C#. 1,2,2#,3,4,5....instead of 1,2,3,4,5. But i only use the 2# on the G string. Cant get away with that playing slowly.
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when i`ve done session work i`ve had a week to familarise myself with the material, nomally get a bunch of cds shipped and a list of what we might play at the audition,
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Quote by julzius
Probably cause playing that shred style guitar is extremely difficult, and if you can play that you can play anything less on the electric guitar.

E.g. If i can shred up and down a scale real fast, it's fairly easy to adjust down to playing a slow moody blues solo.
no it doesn't, which is the reason why not any shredder can be a session guitarist. and players with this mentality do not last long.

the prerequisite for a session guitarist is that he can play anything that is put in front of him, thus you need to be good in several styles, and that requires the chops to shred if you need it and the ability to play blues or country or anything should you be called upon.
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Quote by julzius
Probably cause playing that shred style guitar is extremely difficult, and if you can play that you can play anything less on the electric guitar.

E.g. If i can shred up and down a scale real fast, it's fairly easy to adjust down to playing a slow moody blues solo.



no. false. 10000x false. it may seem easy to play the blues, but its not easy to feel it, which is the entire point. you ever heard yngwie malmsteen try to play the blues? thats what happens when a guy with chops takes a "technical" approach to blues and just slows it down
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Quote by julzius
Probably cause playing that shred style guitar is extremely difficult, and if you can play that you can play anything less on the electric guitar.

E.g. If i can shred up and down a scale real fast, it's fairly easy to adjust down to playing a slow moody blues solo.


dont listen to this tool. blues doesnt take skill like shredding does, it takes lots of practice and genuine feel.
#14
Either way - most session folks can feel a pretty nice blues. They just need to be able to play anything - and be able to play it again and again exactly as they did the last time.
#15
Wow, people really took the piss outta my comment.

You can not say that blues is harder than shreddin malmsteen? (btw, i don't think his blues is that bad?)

But yer, totally forgot about the 'feeling'.... or should i call it bend and vibrato?
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But not easier either ...
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No, playing blues is not easier than shredding
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You'd be surprised. It takes a lot of skill to make a blues solo that doesn't sound like pentatonic wank.
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Wow, people really took the piss outta my comment.

You can not say that blues is harder than shreddin malmsteen? (btw, i don't think his blues is that bad?)

But yer, totally forgot about the 'feeling'.... or should i call it bend and vibrato?


Don't make this into a blues vs. shred argument. What you said is not what everyone thinks. It's like making someone train every single shred lick in the world for a whole 6 months so that they're prepared to play country music. Does it make sense? The answer is no that's why if you can play shred that doesn't mean you can play everything else.
#21
it's probably the same reason if you go on youtube and see a blues guy demonstrating a guitar there's always loads of angry comments saying "WTF why do all these ******s play generic blues lameness, PLAY SOMETHING GOOD I WANNA HEAR SOMEONE GOOD PLAY THAT GUITAR, GO DIE IN A FIRE".

there's so many people out there that generally think that shred = the only way to be good at guitar so it's the only way many session musicians can show anyone that they are worth what they get paid.
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there's so many people out there that generally think that shred = the only way to be good at guitar so it's the only way many session musicians can show anyone that they are worth what they get paid.

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