If you could play guitar like any musician who would it be?

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  1. Blackjack

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    What do you think has held him back from being better known like EVH, Blackmore, or Yngwie?
     
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    I witnessed Hammet play the 'One' solo with the guitar behind his head.

    One of the most impressive things I've ever seen with my own eyes.

    Hammet is a legit talent, and should be seperated from the commercial success of Metallica.
     
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    <mma4>fair enough, but he probably wrote that piece of music and has been playing it since 1988, i'm pretty sure an unattractive socially awkward never had a gf in his bed porn addict, could fap in a style that would both disgust and impress us all too.

    what i'm basically saying is, Metallica wrote good tunes, and had an awesome energy and attitude in the early days, adored by their fans {which I was one} and metal journalist alike, who basically brainwashed many non playing kids into thinking Kirk & Lars were at the top of their field, once I got a little older, and wiser, it became apparent that was far from correct.
     
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    They all came out when the guitar was big.

    The electric guitar and it's biggest genre of music in which it's utilized(Rock) is not as big as it once was.

    It's mostly guitar nerds and people who are still fans of Rock/Metal to this day who know who Guthrie is who are in the minority.
     
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    You're most likely hearing Little Walter
     
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    What kinds of music have replaced it? Do high school kids just listen to pop and rap now? I've heard that the millennial aren't as ambitious as the generations before them, but not having the ambition to learn to play musical instruments and put their own rock bands together is pathetic. Don't the youth of today have anything their own?
     
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    I"m technically a milennial, if you go by some standards, early 80's onwards, been playing guitar since I was 13 and dedicated hours of practice a day too it because it was so important to me to be a good player.

    I don't know if its all milennials that are lacking ambition, but I think there's truth in that alot of them are more into pop, rap and now electronic music, which doesn't require the guitar much at all.

    The instrument has just been replaced to a certain extent.

    Its just a sign of the times, they want "their own music" if you will.

    But there are still alot of Metal and Rock fans out there.

    It'll make a comeback, there will always be kids and people out there who can't get enough of loud, crude and rude music.
     
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    I know there are people in your generation that do have the ambition to put in the time and effort to learn to play guitar, bass, drums, or learn how to sing in a rock/,metal style so when I said millennial are lacking in ambition, I meant on average, as a whole. The types of music that you mentioned don't require the ambition and work ethic to become proficient in compared to the proficiency needed to play, for example, heavy metal guitar at a high level.

    The types of music you mentioned being popular now instead of rock - pop, rap and electronic (we just called it dance or disco) are all things we had in my generation (graduated high school in 1986) but they are types of music that primarily girls would have been interested in. I don't see it as a genuine replacement for rock because it's what would have been called pussy music by most guys of my generation.

    In my era we wanted to hear music that was played by competent musicians, guys who could really play their instrument well and the music usually had an air of rebellion to it, music that could be aggressive at times at least and that describes everything from the crunch of the guitar to the way the drums were hit. Yet at the same time you also had to be highly skilled, not just loud and aggressive but without any musical substance to it. There isn't a type of music doing well today that combines the musical proficiency and the aggression and energy of hard rock/metal of the 70s and 80s.

    It's hard to believe there isn't still a huge market for rock. There just isn't a viable way to sell it now. It gets stolen and the laws aren't enforced. the government just looks the other way. It always thought roc music was subversive and felt threatened by it but never had a means of stopping it until the internet came along. The internet accomplished what the government would have liked to have done to rock but didn't know how to.

    A musical style that was incredibly popular from the time it was invented in the 50s and then on through the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s never should have died as sudden a death as rock did around the turn of the century. It was extremely unnatural for something that was consistently that popular for about 50 years to just suddenly die. Yet there hasn't been a single rock star to have made his debut in this century. The problem is the death of the industry itself. Not the art from but the means of marketing and selling it. The advent of the internet coincided perfectly with the death of the music industry. Any industry would die if its product suddenly started to be given away for free. There isn't an industry in existence that could survive something like that. Metallica tried to warn the fans about what would happen f these illegal sites were allowed to exist but people didn't listen. The greed of the fans to want the product of someone else's labor without paying and having parents who raised them so poorly that they thought they were actually entitled to have the product of someone else's labor for free killed rock 'n roll.
     
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    wow bro. you kind of opened my mind. There is still good music on the indie scene if you have the time to look for it.
     
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    Either the best shredder of today (Lucas Mann) especially since he was cleared of ever using guitar pro(the half speed jokes are still great though lol)





    Or

    IMO one of the top 3 OG shredders. Yngwie.

     
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