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  • Who thinks hammer ons & pull off's are "weak sauce"?

    Some dude in another forum I frequent said he considers legato "weak sauce". Just wondering how you all feel about this sentiment.

  • #2
    Don't frequent forums where dudes use phrases like, "weak sauce". Brohine.
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    • #3
      Don't frequent forums where dudes use phrases like, "weak sauce". Brohine.
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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by LynchProtoge
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        Some dude in another forum I frequent said he considers legato "weak sauce". Just wondering how you all feel about this sentiment.




        If a person dislikes legato but loves squealies, they are likely a Zakk Wylde fanboy or Zakk Wylde himself. Too much of any one technique can be annoying. For example, Wyldes overuse of squealies.



        Legato technique has been used well by many legendary guitar players. As long as it's done tastefully, it works.



        I wish players would put more emphasis on composition and song writing. Technique won't save lousy songs IMO.
        I don't give a d.a.m.n about hypes, fanclubs or tonal religions. All I care about is what works for me."...it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished." ~ Rod LiddleJROCKBRIDGE MUSIC

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          Quote Originally Posted by LynchProtoge
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          Some dude in another forum I frequent said he considers legato "weak sauce". Just wondering how you all feel about this sentiment.




          If a person dislikes legato but loves squealies, they are likely a Zakk Wylde fanboy or Zakk Wylde himself. Too much of any one technique can be annoying. For example, Wyldes overuse of squealies.



          Legato technique has been used well by many legendary guitar players. As long as it's done tastefully, it works.



          I wish players would put more emphasis on composition and song writing. Technique won't save lousy songs IMO.
          I don't give a d.a.m.n about hypes, fanclubs or tonal religions. All I care about is what works for me."...it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished." ~ Rod LiddleJROCKBRIDGE MUSIC

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          • #6
            I like alternate picking and the heavy attack sound with fast picking, but legato has it's place and I dig that as well. Picking absolutely everything all the time is stupid, you want the contrast sometimes.
            Originally Posted by Hopeless


            I wouldn't recommend them for metal, but then I also wouldn't recommend playing metal.









            Originally Posted by Django Sentenza


            When you've founded an entire branch of science dedicated to quantifying taste, get back to me.

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            • #7
              I like alternate picking and the heavy attack sound with fast picking, but legato has it's place and I dig that as well. Picking absolutely everything all the time is stupid, you want the contrast sometimes.
              Originally Posted by Hopeless


              I wouldn't recommend them for metal, but then I also wouldn't recommend playing metal.









              Originally Posted by Django Sentenza


              When you've founded an entire branch of science dedicated to quantifying taste, get back to me.

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              • #8
                Utter nonsense.



                The ability to "slur" a note is fundamental to what makes a guitar a fabulous instrument.



                Hammer ons, pull offs, sliding to a note or chord, and bends are all slurs.



                Think about instruments that you can and cannot slur the notes. Well you can on a harmonica if you're good and can drop your jaw on the draws. But it's not as easy on all instruments. The nuances you can physically impart to notes on a guitar make it a particularly expressive instrument in the field of lead instruments. Violin players probably have us beat.







                A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                • #9
                  Utter nonsense.



                  The ability to "slur" a note is fundamental to what makes a guitar a fabulous instrument.



                  Hammer ons, pull offs, sliding to a note or chord, and bends are all slurs.



                  Think about instruments that you can and cannot slur the notes. Well you can on a harmonica if you're good and can drop your jaw on the draws. But it's not as easy on all instruments. The nuances you can physically impart to notes on a guitar make it a particularly expressive instrument in the field of lead instruments. Violin players probably have us beat.







                  A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
                  HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
                  Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
                  I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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                  • #10
                    thats not really what legato means.
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                    • #11
                      thats not really what legato means.
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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by Angry Tele
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                        thats not really what legato means.




                        True...in Italian, that's called "Felatio"
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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Angry Tele
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                          thats not really what legato means.




                          True...in Italian, that's called "Felatio"
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                          • #14






                            Quote Originally Posted by Angry Tele
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                            thats not really what legato means.




                            What do you mean?
                            I don't give a d.a.m.n about hypes, fanclubs or tonal religions. All I care about is what works for me."...it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished." ~ Rod LiddleJROCKBRIDGE MUSIC

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by Angry Tele
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                              thats not really what legato means.




                              What do you mean?
                              I don't give a d.a.m.n about hypes, fanclubs or tonal religions. All I care about is what works for me."...it's not religion that's the problem, but any system of thought that insists that one group of people are inviolably in the right, whereas the others are in the wrong and must somehow be punished." ~ Rod LiddleJROCKBRIDGE MUSIC

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