The Fault in our Stars
Anyone ever think when your hearing one of your favorite players talk about their technique to just shut up and tell us what you’re doing?
This is prime example. Nuno goes on and on like every Joe Shmoe guitar player is Nuno or someone like him. Like figuring out EVH solos is something every guitar player is capable of. Let alone figuring them out and playing them to sound the same in the wrong way. Huzzah?
Like making an instructional video is somehow correlated to developing new talent. Those videos aren’t for the people who will figure it out eventually anyway. They’re for the fans.
A lot of these guys don’t realize that a huge part of their fan base is, of course, interested in their guitar stylings but obviously not capable of recreating it by ear. That takes phenomenal dedication, inherent natural focus and talent.
Preaching to us about developing our own interpretations of songs is kind of like telling a duck to hunt like a lion.
If an artist wants to be secretive about their technique, by all means, be secretive. Who knows anything about Ty Tabor?? But don’t hide behind the trope of doing us a favor in the name of artistry.
Not everyone is you; Gifted with an incredible ear and knack for focus.
Guitar hero’s main audience isn’t other virtuous guitarists. It’s everyday guys who just love guitar and want to pretend they can escape from their lives for even a minute and be a guitar god.
So… Please with the esoteric bullshit. When a fan asks you what you’re doing, explain. If you’re not aware, say that.
So many great players are terrible teachers. I think Troy has said this in a nicer way. He’s done a master work in interpreting these guys work hours into something all of us can gain from.