#1
So, what is it in the Pit's opinion that makes a guitarist 'good'?

For example... do they have to be able to play sweet child of mine solo? sweep pick? shred like yngwie? know how to play a C#diminished7th-4? etc... etc..

wat u reckon?
#5
in all honesty : play notes that sound the way you want it, so in my case, full tone, long and with good vibrato
I think vibrato is a good tool to see how good someone is at playing guitar
#10
someone who expresses every aspect of their personality through their instrument, even if i personally didnt think it was too great id still say theywere a good guitar player cos they expressed themselves, in the same way, someone could be doing sweep a minor arpegiios at 200bpm but if they didnt express themselves i wouldnt say they were a good player
hope this doesnt sound odd, its just my opinion lol
#11
someone who can make you feel what they feel when playing
#12
Id say emotive playing is important for me, but im a blues guitar player however i still do respect some metal guitarists because thats what theyre good at and thats what they wanted to do
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#13
They just have to make good music/sound good (either one). And I know that's a matter of opinion, but so is whether or not a guitarist is "good". To me, at least, technical skills don't mean sh*t.
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#14
1. Sound good

2. play accurately

3 versatile

4 leather pants
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1. Sound good

2. play accurately

3 versatile

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#18
Yea, tight trousers always help...
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#20
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lol howsa bout this guy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C6XzzDDWOs&feature=related

to post below... dont reckon this guys expressing himself. he's still the best i have ever seen?


Yeah he can play fast but it still sounds really bad.
It's like Michael Angelo Batio. Most people go to his concerts to see him beat the **** out of his guitar but the music isn't very good.

I'd say full pretty notes and being able to improvise a bit are nesaccery to be called a good guitarist.
#21
Play exactly whats in your head on your guitar every time.


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#22
they have to be able to play songs that appeal to them. and not give up when UG tells them they suck.
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#23
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1. Sound good

2. play accurately

3 versatile

4 leather pants


+1

and how do you play a C#diminished7th-4?
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#25
Express their emotions through their playing is always a great big + in my books
#26
I hate the way musical talent is measured by playing skill

Good music is simply just good music, doesnt matter whose playing it
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#27
Know how to whammy without the whammy bar.

Seriously, it'll save you, I don't know, $20.
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#28
Accuracy should be good...


and of course you should sound good...
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#29
i guess its pointless to try and class what is 'good' then... so many different styles, but thanks. agree with the ability to communicate urself...