Is Guitar Dead?

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Is Guitar Dead?

Yes, I hate to say it but it needs reviving quickly! Old fashioned instruments suck!
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No, even though a new version ain't been released since... Live 7? (and that only tunes itself which I could do fine already).
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Don't really care, I lost interest a long time ago (around Van Halen's heyday).
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:27 pm

Guff Tong wrote:Anyone seen Zappa Plays Zappa?
yep. pretty amazing. Dweezil played a long solo over a video of his dad playing the same notes. Bozio was a great entertainer. dorkiest sausagefest concert I've ever been to. shredding is just guitar masturbation. sure it's technical but at the end of the album it bores me.

"guitar bands are on the way out?" that's retarded. I've never seen kids take a liking to piano, most people try guitar at some point. what else are you going to base a band around? I see it more there are fewer and fewer bands that don't introduce synths to the mix. this forum has its head up electronic music's ass.
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 3dot... » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:47 pm

guitar is alive and well ...last I checked ..
in fact ..it's a ways bigger market than synths..
and tbh... why would anyone want it dead?
it's got no enemies ...
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 9V » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Image :roll:

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Piplodocus » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:04 pm

Tone Deft wrote:I see it more there are fewer and fewer bands that don't introduce synths to the mix. this forum has its head up electronic music's ass.
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I'm not sure if there's less synth's in bands as such, but I think electronic music has separated more from rock bands to a certain extent. The a lot of guitar only bands, but in the "age of the DJ" a lot more stuff is electronic duos or solo artists in a DJing style too. There's still great rock/alternative bands with synths out there too, but many "bands with synths" are now wholly electronic acts. Whether people categorise the latter as bands or DJs/Controllerists/etc can be a fine line sometimes.

Personally I love the mix of electronics in acoustic instruments, you can add loads more layers.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 9V » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:07 am

the guitar is more phisical, when you play the guitar you make something phisical, it is like singing: your mind gives music an action, so there is less distance between music (mind) and sound (the gesture, the action, the effect of music). Electronic instruments are something different: there is a distance (the sound has a latency). Electronic musicians have MIDI rather than strings... :roll: synth music is more mind related, guitar and voice are body related.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by JBlongz » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:45 am

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by JBlongz » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:46 am

Once Ilya perfects their guitar libraries for Kontakt, guitar will officially be dead.

http://www.ilyaefimov.com/products/nylon-guitar.html
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:48 am

Piplodocus - agreed. I meant more and more rock bands are using synths.

I was thinking of bands like Silversun Pickups, Death Cab, The Strokes, Minipop, Arcade Fire (maybe, they have their own string section and a huge core group) and other current rock bands that slip synths into the mix.

come to think of it I don't know of anything that's really been phased out. maybe the use of a turntable to scratch with, that was a bit of a fad. the Leslie cabinet? organs that have been replaced by VSTs?
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:48 am

JBlongz wrote:Once Ilya perfects their guitar libraries for Kontakt, guitar will officially be dead.

http://www.ilyaefimov.com/products/nylon-guitar.html
face meets palm.
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by JBlongz » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:51 am

Ilya is very good yes?
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 9V » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:52 am

the most important difference between the guitar and a synth based instrument is: if you want to play the guitar you have to learn to play music. If you play the synth, you can even watch a porno during the session :mrgreen: just switch on the button... (p-p-push the button :mrgreen: )

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 3dot... » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:03 am

JBlongz wrote:Once Ilya perfects their guitar libraries for Kontakt, guitar will officially be dead.

http://www.ilyaefimov.com/products/nylon-guitar.html
..hmmm.. I've got a feeling Kontakt is gonna discontinue before the last guitar is sold...
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by BLuE_Lu » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:19 am

well besides all the cliché guitar stuff posted, there are several people who still evolve the guitar. if you are a little into jazz and funk, check out john scofield "überjam" and anything done by charlie hunter.

something REALLY cool is made by austrian band Electro Guzzi: Live techno in a classic rockband trio setting. Saw their bassist at berghain last year - he was amazing! check them out:
http://vimeo.com/21089175
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUtE6J1ONbY

hottest live act at the moment, imo.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Guff Tong » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:36 am

I so wish I could play keys as well as I play guitar.

If you think synth payers are talentless check out Herbie Hancock!

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 9V » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:16 pm

Herbie Hancock is a pianist :roll:

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