Lol you should have given the technique a funny technical sounding name that can't be searched and left them in awe for months.
Yes I had a teacher that feared Marty Friedman (during the Megadeth days) in the early 90s, as a result I ended up playing straight pentatonics, stuck in a rut and stopped playing for about 15 years.
Remember in the mid to late 90s when in a lot of people's eyes if a guitar player did a solo it was just "so 80s and uncool man!". Well I think that's how many of my friends see sweeping and legato, from what I can gather if it's not drop tuned and you venture higher than the D you'll be about as welcome as a fart in a space suit with many of the local guys here.
Just wondered if anyone else had encountered similar reactions when discussing techniques with other players.
Yeah I did
told them it was something I called my slippery arpeggios and they googled it and could find nothing, I just should have kept it going a little longer than I did but it was still funny as once the cat was outta they bag, I also told the rhythm guitarist who has been playing for 3years I had been playing for a year but I have been close to 11years, and once we played he was like totally bummed out for like 5songs and I told him the truth hahaha love that look on his face of relief.
Marty is awesome, learning his solos taught me how to do hammer on's and pull off's in my sweep picking shapes properly. Man if I was a music teacher I would fear him too- guy has monster chops and the knowledge to back it up.
Yeah the over abundance of guitar solo's in the 80's killed it for the 90's for a while though alot of bands in the 90's weren't trying to hard to play really nice decent solo's anyway so you could understand that attitude.
Joe, Steve, Dimebag, Nuno, EJ and a fair few other players were flying the solo flag pretty good in the 90's but I have read lots of old guitar world books where the new guitarists had that attitude towards solo's, I remember reading Linkin Park's guitarists saying guitar solo's sucked and where so cheesy, this coming from the guy who live plays like he has a broken hand haha.
Yeah young dudes here the same if it ain't chugging on the D and the singer is roaring it ain't cool- they will learn one day well hopefully haha.
Only thing I have ever been told by a band once was, too never do double hand tapping or play Stairway to Heaven, I gave them 1 outta 2 and never played Stairway