#6
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and/or a great fog machinist


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#7
If you enjoy playing the guitar you are a great guitarist.
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#8
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It's subjective


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#9
Who would ever answer "oh, it's the number of chords they know" to that question...?
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#10
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and/or a great fog machinist


Al good guitarists are made great by their fog machinists



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#12
Quote by blake1221
16th notes at 250 BPM.

This....and also a small amount of subjectiveness
#13
Technique and Passion.
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#14
If they can whammy without a whammy bar

No, but seriously, I'm gonna have to hop on the "subjective" bandwagon
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#15
Yeah, subjective.

A great metal guitarist may not be able to play any classical guitar pieces at all. What about Flamenco and jazz and any other style?

Plus are we talking about just playing the guitar or are we talking about performance?

If you bring performance into it, you have a lot more things to add, like stage presence and the ability to be entertaining.

You can be a great guitarist and a bad performer (boring to watch) and conversely you can be a mediocre guitar and a fabulous performer.

That is what made Kiss so popular. Especially in the 70's. They weren't the best musician's by any means, but their stage shows were better than anyone's at the time.
#16
Quote by WhiskeyFace
It's subjective


Which is why he asked what you thought made a good guitarist?

Speed doesn't mean anything if there's no coherent melody to it, but that should be obvious. Passion has a whole lot to do with it methinks, but to be able to move fluidly with unique melodies if we're talking solos. Though a good songwriter is ace too.
#19
I think the will to always improve is always a good trait, but in all, a "great guitarist" is fairly subjective.
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#20
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#21
Whilst what some people might think makes a good guitarist is subjective, one thing I'd say is relevant to guitarists of any genre is to be good you need to play with clarity and precision i.e. not being sloppy.
#23
I know it's subjective, but since you're asking my opinion I'd say that if many people can identify the guitarist just by hearing them play, i.e. they have a distinctive playing style, they're a good guitarist.
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#25
a balance between class, feeling, knowledge, voice and prolificness.
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#26
When they can play real high notes real fast you know the ones where you have to mash your fingers real hard on the neck and it sounds cool also how many bpm they can play 64th notes at.

/notserious
#28
i think the perfect combination of hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon makes a good guitarist.
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#29
Phrasing and composition.

/thread
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#30
I think being able to play the guitar well makes a good guitarist.
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#31
The will to be the very best, the best there ever was.....
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#33
Speed has nothing to do with how good a guitarist you are. Even if you can play at 600bpm flawlessly. B.B King is an argument for that.

It's mainly being able to get what is in your head, into your hands. I think that's pretty much it.
#34
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
It's mainly being able to get what is in your head, into your hands. I think that's pretty much it.


Good point, where's my power drill...
#35
The ability to play what they want.

To make a great guitarist IMO the player needs to be able to develop a melody [or riff or whatever], and then play it how they want

muledit:
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
It's mainly being able to get what is in your head, into your hands. I think that's pretty much it.

Basically this
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#36
Quote by AdamDK
Whilst what some people might think makes a good guitarist is subjective, one thing I'd say is relevant to guitarists of any genre is to be good you need to play with clarity and precision i.e. not being sloppy.

Clarity and precision don't need to be there all the time.
#38
Love for music and good technique
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