If you could download skills...

Its all in the fingers, or is it?

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If you could download skills...

Post by sizzlingbadger »

If you could download the skills and musical knowledge of another guitarist into your brain (only once) who would you choose ?

I'm currently thinking mine would be Mark Knopfler, but EVH and Greg Koch are also tempting.
Indeed I often wonder where Norman is now. Probably wintering with his mother in Guildford. A cat, rain, Vim under the sink, and both bars on. But old now, there is no true beauty without decay.

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John Mayer, cause as much as I love the super technical / mega knowledgeable about theory based players, I'd also like to play in front of thousands of people every night!

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I didn't say you would look like them too ;-)
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Indeed I often wonder where Norman is now. Probably wintering with his mother in Guildford. A cat, rain, Vim under the sink, and both bars on. But old now, there is no true beauty without decay.

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I guess purely on skill and musical knowledge, it'd be hard to not want to be Guthrie Govan.

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Richie Kotzen
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Paul Gilbert so I can shred at stupid speeds. Outside the shred skills his more recent stuff incorporating a slide has some pretty tasteful playing.

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Could I just take Kotzen's voice instead?

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I'd download one Keith Scott.

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I don't need skills downloading, I need finger transplants.
In my defence, I was left unsupervised...

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When I saw the thread title, the first skill I thought of was Diplomacy.

Then I read the guitarists name-checked so far and had to confirm my first instinct. Yep... diplomacy.

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Skills and musical knowledge? Hmm... I assume that comes with musical style? I'm tossing up between John Mayer and Mark Knopfler, leaning on the MK side.

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Post by jimi »

grafting on someone else's fingers might be needed too. I know most of my shortcomings are due to lack of practice, but watching a few of these great guitarists on youtubes and seeing these big hands, and long fingers doing stuff my short stumpy fingers will never reach.

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sizzlingbadger wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:00 am
If you could download the skills and musical knowledge of another guitarist into your brain (only once) who would you choose ?

I'm currently thinking mine would be Mark Knopfler, but EVH and Greg Koch are also tempting.
JJ Cale would be close to the top of my list. Understated genius (Eric says so too!!).

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jimi wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:43 pm
grafting on someone else's fingers might be needed too. I know most of my shortcomings are due to lack of practice, but watching a few of these great guitarists on youtubes and seeing these big hands, and long fingers doing stuff my short stumpy fingers will never reach.
Yep my problem too... Though some kids can play really well...
you JUST KNOW some Tory wanker has thought of this idea already. Probably getting the inspiration whilst fucking a dead pig.

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Leo Nocentelli, John McLaughlin or Vernon Reid.
Tin Awesome Random Samick Experience!!

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