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Old 07-15-2011, 06:22 PM
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Hello guys,

Well, it seems official, guitar *has* now become a sport. A guy has been seen to play "Flight of the Bumblebee" @ 600pbm using 16th notes.

World Record attempt

I never would've thought that someone could play guitar so fast that the notes almost become white noise and a tune would become so disjointed.

I mean when I was younger I could play what I thought was fast (I was wrong), but, I never wanted to get so fast that, that hapenned to the tune I was playing, I wanted to remain recognizable. It was like I was trying to hear the tune I knew at one section, and then he was already at the next section and my ear then then jerked to the that section, only to find that section already over, so, it felt disjointed and unpleasant.

Maybe this was what the blues guys were objecting to when Yngwie Malmsteen blew onto the world stage. But at 600bpm it almost like whats the point of playing fast anymore . I cannot break that record nor do I want to. It's like if you want fast guitar on your CD/song then get this guy because mere mortals can't do it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:26 PM
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I've seen this stuff and while I respect the amount of work that's gone into it I chalk it up to 'just because you can do something doesn't mean it's a good idea' type deal.

Besides, we all know that the real contest isn't whether or not you can play this or that, it's whether you've got the coolest toys. I mean you have had to have picked up on that hanging around on the internet by now.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:14 PM
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I've seen this stuff and while I respect the amount of work that's gone into it I chalk it up to 'just because you can do something doesn't mean it's a good idea' type deal.
You know what, that comment alone has cheered me up no end . Thanks Random Dude.
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Besides, we all know that the real contest isn't whether or not you can play this or that, it's whether you've got the coolest toys. I mean you have had to have picked up on that hanging around on the internet by now.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:35 PM
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i learned the song in an unusual way; by laying the guitar down flat and playing it by strumming while holding the pick with my butt cheeks. my wife said it sounds like crap though.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:06 PM
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I remember hearing Monsters and Robots for the first time and realizing Buckethead could likely log onto a 56K modem. When he did it it was almost noise. but.... It was an integral part of the song and used in a musical way which made it both cool and valid in my book.

I appreciate this guys skills. But at those speeds theres no soul, phrasing or melody. My favorite thing about guitar (besides it being so damn cool) is the fact that a player with great phrasing can be lyrical and expressive and inject some emotion into it. Thats just not going to happen at those speeds. Just not my cup of tea. But an impressive demonstration of training. I think the guy played it very well FWIW.

I'm impressed but not moved. Not that I think he was trying to move anyone mind you.

It may however give birth to the the bragging rights of "Mines Shorter"

The guy is probably a great player when hes not trying to be the worlds fastest player of FOTBB.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:53 PM
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The cool thing about music is that everyone enjoys it for their own reasons. Melody, Harmony, Phrasing etc and the emotion invested in playing/listening to the piece is what i enjoy. Speed for speed sake does nothing for me which is why I find that normal shredding becomes boring very quickly.

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:56 AM
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I like shred and speed but this is just ... unnecessary

I think the real record should be something like: play Scarified (Racer X), Zero Hour (Joey Tafolla), Blitzkrieg (Yngwie Malmsteen), Speed Kills (Michael Angelo Batio), "insert other crazy shred song" ... without missing one note

At least that would be entertaining to watch
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i learned the song in an unusual way; by laying the guitar down flat and playing it by strumming while holding the pick with my butt cheeks. my wife said it sounds like crap though.
...I think she meant "it sounds like sh$t"
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I would like to se and hear him play that on a acoustic guitar.
It's hard to hear all the notes with the fuzz/overdrive.

But impressive record anyway.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:54 AM
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I like shred and speed but this is just ... unnecessary

I think the real record should be something like: play Scarified (Racer X), Zero Hour (Joey Tafolla), Blitzkrieg (Yngwie Malmsteen), Speed Kills (Michael Angelo Batio), "insert other crazy shred song" ... without missing one note

At least that would be entertaining to watch
Or do the Chet Athins thing and play Scarified and Zero Hour. At the same time
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