Re: Why is this guy not on G3 tour ?
Here's my honest take on it.. technically he's as good as anyone really.. and he really looks like he's having fun.. the clip was great!.. BUT.. it was a four minute plus guitar solo.. is wasn't a song.. if you hear a Satriani tune or an Andy Timmons tune.. there's an intro mian head or verse and chorus, a bridge and a solo, out chorus, etc.. all the parts that you would find in any song with vocals.. only the guitar becomes the singer.. you still have to have a song and the song and melody are king..
Non guitarist listeners and non-guitar/music geeks can still listen to those guys because they can still identify that there's a song.. the average non-guitar/non-guitar geek won't buy a ticket to sit there and listen to ANYONE do 5 minute guitar solos all night long.. its over load on the brain with memorable parts.. melody, chorus/hook, etc..
There are a ton of phenomenal players out there on youtube, but a lot of them never play anything resembling a song.. and pure chops, speed or technical facility.. no matter how great simply aren't enough.
Last edited by JackButlerGOT; 02-02-2010 at 06:28 AM.