#1
Hey guys... People are forever bringing down the "speed" factor when playing guitar saying that it means nothing. They are right in a sense but I say that it's not the most important aspect of playing guitar but is one of the skills some people don't have... Please give your views guys! CYA
#2
I think how you said, that speed doesn´t mean that somebody is a good player.
I think speed is just a tool to express a certain feeling or to make the solo/melody more intensive, but speed should not be the mainpoint of one´s playing.
In my eyes a good player is who can do both very well, playing slow and fast or mix them up.
In general it doesn´t matter if a player is fast or not.
It depends how somebody use certain skills in music, I think that´s the mainpoint which makes a player good or bad.

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#3
if you can play fast, cleanly, you are a good guitarist. being able to mix that with melody, slower bits, make it more interesting just makes you a better composer. and ignoring it altogether makes you ignorant.

this doesn't seem particularly exclusive to metal though...
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#4
A combination of every skill makes the player. not mastering one single skill.
When i think of brilliant compositions on guitar i think of tommy emmanual. He can shred like a beast. But he also adds melody.
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#5
I think you're in the wrong forum.
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I can shred... Shred Paper!!! *horrible attempt at a joke*
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#7
Theres three parts to a guitarist.

Technicality
Composing
Performing

Being fast only earns you points in the first category, which is not enough to deem you a good guitarist.
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#8
Quote by Terror Kovenant
Theres three parts to a guitarist.

Technicality
Composing
Performing

Being fast only earns you points in the first category, which is not enough to deem you a good guitarist.


being able to play fast doesn't even earn you points in the first category. being able to play fast cleanly does.

this is the wrong forum btw
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being able to play fast doesn't even earn you points in the first category. being able to play fast cleanly does.

this is the wrong forum btw


Well, obviously, that should go without saying, if you can't play something cleanly, then you can't actually play it....
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#10
Quote by Terror Kovenant
Theres three parts to a guitarist.

Technicality
Composing
Performing

Being fast only earns you points in the first category, which is not enough to deem you a good guitarist.



Well, if you can use speed in certain spots where it really makes the song a great deal better, and isnt there just to prove you're really fast. Couldnt it also earn you points in category 2?

The way I see it, being able to hit notes cleanly and quickly gives you much more freedom in composing. As do other skills.
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#11
You can have speed like this but not have any technique...now i'm not saying anything about him in particular because i haven't seen anything but that vid by him but just the general idea of how speed isnt everything...
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#12
My growth as a player seems to come so randomly. I practice like a freak and...nothing. I'm just noodling and *wham* breakthrough. So, in summation I have nothing of....any...real value...to..add..ahem...to this thread.
#13
Quote by Terror Kovenant
Theres three parts to a guitarist.

Technicality
Composing
Performing

Being fast only earns you points in the first category, which is not enough to deem you a good guitarist.

Wouldn't technicality fall under performing?
#14
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Wouldn't technicality fall under performing?


No. Technicality is being able to sweep pick.

Performing is being able to be on stage, recreate your music, hold a crowd's attention, and not succumb to such things like stage fright. Being able to sell your skills.
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#15
If you can play fast and Clean, you get mad props from me.
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