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Study: Guitarists Brains Are Different Than Others

For anyone who has ever marveled at a killer guitar solo or failed miserably at trying to play one there is a study that explains why great guitarists can play the way they do. Their brains are different!

http://www.guitarworld.com/new-study-shows-how-guitar-player...

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This could explain a lot

;P

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

SteveMT's picture

.... like how my guitarist son is wired.

So right, SC Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ.

Hee hee

(Likes you too much to insert picture of Keith Richards here) ;)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

how about

players who prefer raunchy, raw, primitive guitar which was brought back by the first wave of punk. personally that's what i prefer. I don't care for showy know it all guitar players who go up and down the neck like they're in a race or something. i'd much prefer to hear three basic rock 'n roll chords, distorted, and blasting with passion.

hendrix was one exception, but even him i prefer the early rawer stuff.

What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copland

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0451531760/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=...

Just fabulous. Stay away from the paperback the font is very small.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

i know of aaron

copland since one of my favorite writers, paul bowles studied under him as a composer. the two of them rented an old house for the summer in tangier in the thirties and had a piano hauled up the mountain to their place by some moroccans. i've enjoyed bowles music and copeland's too. i was not aware of this book. thanks.

What the hell?

Can't the same be said for
-nuclear physicist
-poets
-pitchers
-fighter pilots
-chefs
-engineers
Etc
????

Ummmmm....

No. None of those jobs involves improvisation based upon feeling.

I'm not convinced.

I'm not convinced. I play some instruments, and there are certain things I can only play correctly when I don't think about what my fingers are doing. I just tap into some sort of reflex I've learned through practice. Doing something different than usual doesn't mean ones brain is necessarily different.

so thats what's "wrong" with me!

I often wonder if my day job interferes with my guitar playing or vice versa...

Label Jars, Not People!

guitarists bodies are also

guitarists bodies are also different than others. i mean, what other instrument requires you to contort your body over many years in order to play it effectively?

Flow: the psychology of Optimal Performance

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0061339202/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=...

As a 'player of instruments' I can testify that thinking about music is the single largest obstacle to playing music.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

I experienced that last night

while playing "any major dude" by Steely Dan on the bass.

I've pretty much got the song down now but when I do make a mistake, it's usually when I go out of auto-pilot and start thinking about where to go with the next line.

Pretty cool article.

If you came back in on one...

Then it wasn't a mistake.
It was a clever riff!!!

Not coming back in on one is what causes the train wreck!
I can remember causing a few myself... I slappa da bass! :-)

Bass - It's what's rattling your nads.
(#o}===#

23 guitars and basses.
I prefer my 2 80's Peavey Patriots.
1x15 Hartke
4x10 Hartke
HA3500 Head
ART SGX Nightbass Tube Pre
Aphex 104 Aural Exciter/Big Bottom
Dean Markley Blue Steel 45-105's

Oh yeah, one more thing davekpghpa...I am from Pittsburgh!

Exercise Lo Freq Liberty!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

I love that song

I really like the harpsichord-sounding piano "riff" thingy in the song.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Agree

And writing about music is like dancing about architecture- Elvis Costello or Frank Zappa

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yep.

I concur. You just gotta "feel" it.

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul