11-22-2011 09:59 AM
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11-22-2011 09:39 PM
then everybody would have answered that :rolleyes:
11-23-2011 12:12 AM
11-24-2011 03:07 AM
11-24-2011 05:07 AM
11-24-2011 06:58 AM
Pretty to think so, but I don't. I'd change "AMAZING" to "Very Good." Amazing is very, very difficult to achieve, even for full time songwriters. But I agree with the loads of work. The best songwriters LIVE songwriting. What do they say about being an expert? You are an expert after you've put in 10,000 hours on something. Something like that.
its like absolutely everything worthwhile in life... if you wanna get good at it you have to put loads of work in. 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.. so taking that logic i guess im saying its 10%art, 90%craft... how many people have AMAZING songs within them. way better than whats out there right now, but never put the work in to becoming the musicians they needed to be to get those songs out there.. or took up busy jobs so they just never got enough time etc... id say loads.!
12-22-2011 07:48 AM
12-22-2011 07:06 PM
That's partially because that cat can only perform in the key of E. A One Trick Pony, he is. It's a cool trick, and I wish I did it first. But still....
Malsteen the technical genius of guitar,mastered technique and now plays fast continious notes and becomes unmusical and boring in 30 seconds for me.
12-23-2011 07:40 AM
I didn't vote because for me it's both.
The mechanics of learning to play an instrument is a skill
Reading music, and/or learning cover songs 'like the record' is more craft than art to me because you are reproducing something someone already created.
Playing your own improvised solos or original material is more art than craft.
Adding your own interpretation to a song already written can be half and half.
But in the end, does the audience care? Nope, they just want to have fun,
Insights and incites by Notes ♫
12-23-2011 08:34 AM
12-24-2011 11:25 PM
I voted 'art'... and I always will...because I went into music as a 'craftsman in training' and discovered the creative side was far more satisfying, in the long run, than the application of an acquired skill set.
I never play the same song the same way twice...oh, I could, if I wanted to, but I don't. I play in the moment, I interpret music on the spot, the way I feel, and my solos, particularly, are a reflection of that. I played in several 'robotic' bands, briefly, and I was pretty good at it, but decided that being a human jukebox was pointless: night after night, playing the exact same notes the exact same way, with no variation...was slowly taking all the joy out of the music...it became a job, and nothing more.
12-25-2011 08:46 AM
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