FANTASTIC MUSIC *
You know....I'm pretty sick and tired of these "look at me....I'm playing the guitar 'oh so different' from everyone else" kind of guitar players....especially the typical "CandyRat Records" ilk... <snooze><snooze>
....people who play really fast (aka "shredders") or who instead of 'plucking' the guitar like it was designed to be played, they instead play it from the opposite side of the fret or they "WHACK" it providing an interesting rhythmic technique, or they play it with their feet or their butts or whatever the hell new technique gets them noticed on youtube.
That's kind of cool/interesting....for about, maybe 20-30 seconds.
But, typically, after that I get bored.
Bored, because I don't care about listening to the MUSIC.
The MUSIC is boring.
The TECHNIQUE is fascinating--for a while--but overall the MUSIC is boring.
I always give these folks a listen....seriously....and, with an open mind.
But, 99 times out of 100 I'm disappointed.
Because they're so focused on their TECHNIQUE ("tapping/slapping/smacking/shredding") that they forget that the WHOLE POINT in playing an instrument in the first place is to make music people will LISTEN to...over and over again (if you're lucky).
Personally, I don't care if you're playing it really fast or really slow, or with your fingers, or toes, your nose, or your butt or whatever......
....music is music, for music's sake....because it's something I want to LISTEN to.
I don't care what instrument you play it on, how you play it, how fast it is, or how amazingly impressive your TECHNICAL skillz are...
...if the music is boring, then, whether you like it or not, everything about your performance is boring.
If I'm not compelled to listen to a piece of music over and over and over again...I don't care about it.
This piece, however, by Luca Stricagnoli, called "The Future" is a refreshing mix of interesting/cool "TECHNIQUE", combined with a DAMNED PRETTY piece of music.
One I've listened to probably 30-40 times now as I'm writing these comments.
I wish someone would be as interested in my music as I am in this piece....that's the epitome of musical appreciation.....interest.
Take a listen to this guy...and this piece.
They're both amazing.Luca Stricagnoli - The Future (2014 Acoustic Guitar)