#1
I entered my local guitar store today to the familiar sounds of sweep picking.
This man had picked up a dean guitar and began to shred as if he had rehearsed for the hole hour that he was there (or i was before i left) and i was just thinking to myself what's he actually trying to prove like since from what i seen he wasn't looking to buy any of the guitars.
So me and my mate went to a different section of the shop (acoustics) where we could still hear him playing faintly but we just looked at each other and said god that's getting annoying like. Then all of a sudden two young teenagers pushed past us going. "here you have to come see this guy sweep picking he's amazing!" so for some reason we went back to the room the guy was in and i noticed something new.
The guy was still shredding away but now had a wee group of teenagers watching him, then i heard another guitar playing and turned round to see another man who had picked up a fender telecaster and had began playing a blues riff and started improvising an emotional blues solo and the thing that f###ed me was no-one in the store took notice of this man playing guitar 100X better than the fella who played continuous sweep picking.

So i began to wonder has the world actually become more obsessed with boring sweep picking patters than a blues man coming up with something emotional and good?also has anyone ever experienced anything similar to this?

Cheers if you where even bothered to read that all.
#3
Yes i totaly agree with you, blues>shred
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#4
It ain't hard to pick over a pentatonic and occasionally bend a note and make a face. Sweeping has become overused, but it at least requires an inkling of technique.
#6
music is subjective. technique isn't.

emotion is a stupid argument.

They're my main points. That saves me typing out a huge rant.
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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#7
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It ain't hard to pick over a pentatonic and occasionally bend a note and make a face. Sweeping has become overused, but it at least requires an inkling of technique.

Yessum.
#9
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It ain't hard to pick over a pentatonic and occasionally bend a note and make a face. Sweeping has become overused, but it at least requires an inkling of technique.

You, sir, are an idiot
#10
no doubt, blues > shred

but people are ignorant. they just wanna see some fast playing. they mistake it for good playing.
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#12
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Who cares. Reds>Blues

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#13
It's all down to opinion, but to be fair, sweeping does LOOK more impressive.
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#14
Quote by synpet713192
It ain't hard to pick over a pentatonic and occasionally bend a note and make a face. Sweeping has become overused, but it at least requires an inkling of technique.

Not all sweep picking is pentatonic. Listen to some Dream Theater, some of Petrucci's scales are quite wild.
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By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#15
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I prefer blues shred. The emotion of blues and the speed of shred...



Gary Moore? Eric Johnson? Joe Bonamassa?

That be blues shred.
#16
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no doubt, blues > shred

but people are ignorant. they just wanna see some fast playing. they mistake it for good playing.

kettle you nigger

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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
#18
Quote by carpetedhandgun
no doubt, blues > shred

but people are ignorant. they just wanna see some fast playing. they mistake it for good playing.

IRONY!!!

Yea becuase shred requires no skills.
#19
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You, sir, are an idiot

The blues are as repetitive and unimaginative as shred.
#20
kettle you nigger


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#21
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You, sir, are an idiot

Am I? Music is subjective, and clearly the subjects in the music store wanted to be subject to talent.
/kidding.

But seriously, fuck you, too.
#22
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IRONY!!!

Yea becuase shred requires no skills.

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By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#23
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Opinions differ.

You like blues, they like shred.


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