Re: How do YOU guys play FTLOG solo?
Rgt_Lover, I agree with everything you say except that to some people, it is a competition. This is unfortunate but true.
Also, I should clarify but what I meant when I said "It's easy to play FTLOG". To me, learning someone elses material that has been transcribed note-for-note is easy compared to writing your own original material that's just as good. If you can do that, then I would consider you talented. If you just learn someone else's tune note-for-note, then I would consider you a person who has a lot of time and patience. That's it and that's why I'm not impressed by people that can do that anymore (and I used to be one of the people I'm referring to).
I agree with you that too many people get caught up in learning difficult tunes to define some metric for their musicianship. I don't even both learning whole songs any more. I have neither the time nor the patience for it. I do however use tab to pick out and learn licks from other players that I find cool. I do this so I can understand how they do what they do and incorporate it into my style. I've been spending the past week just playing along with blues tunes to work on my phrasing.