#1
Since I've been doing my degree, I've noticed there's been a lot more than just being a good technical player. What do you think makes a good guitarist/musician?
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#2
Communication, reacting to what's happening in the band, playing what's needed, not what's flash.
#3
Knowing exactly what to do when it's needed and being able to do it well. Also sight reading, if your sight-reading is top notch, you're set.
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Being quite.
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#5
i tend towards guitarists who despise their instrument
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#6
The ability to write and improvise, not just playing arpeggios at 9001bpm.
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#8
Being able to play like Buckethead.
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#9
Being able to pull of maximum with minimum of gear.
Also getting alone with the rhytm and knowing when to strike hard or play softly.
#12
that depends on the setting
a classical guitarist need to have a great technique and control
while a jazz guitarist needs improvisational skills and know how to play witht he changes and be able to swing both drunk and sober

a rock guitarist needs to be able to groove and write interesting parts that arent too flashy unless youre playing glam rock

so i guess a guitarist need to play what is needed and nothign more nothign less


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Communication, reacting to what's happening in the band, playing what's needed, not what's flash.


This and also helping others when needed to, like when others are clueless.
I'd also add the ability to not be a poser, but I guess that's what being flash means.
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I try and keep myself well rounded with theory, composition, sight reading and being able to record/produce.
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#17
breadth of stylistic ability. If you can play competently - forget virtuosically - in rock, jazz, country, blues, pop, and classical music, you are far more useful than a guitarist that can shred in just one style.

Of course, you'll probably get some monster chops getting into shape with so many styles. And you'll never have the time to learn them by ear if you do stuff like work at a job, so having some theory in your head will help.
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#19
The bigger your hair/beard, the better you are as a guitarist.
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#20
I would say passion, emotion and feeling.

Playing the notes is one thing, but feeling them and moving the audience is another.

Look at how many people play SRV covers, they play the notes, but the feeling is not there.
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