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Old 01-16-2018, 08:38 AM
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There's a lot of talent going on there in the performance and I'm a bit mesmerized by the playing, but if my eyes were closed and say if I heard this on a elevator or in a restaurant (pick any environment where you're eyes aren't able to see the performer) it doesn't really stand out on its own. It's just pleasant background/mood music.

I'm not saying everyone should feel the same way I do, but If mustering an emotional response for the piece requires I watch it being performed to gain appreciation of the effort, that means the novelty is all in the performance itself... I like for the music to be the product, not the performers acrobatics. If an artist can do both (Tommy Emmanuel) then great, but the music itself must always sell it to me.
I agree with both of your points.
In my case, if I were just listening to Tommy Emmanuel, at some point boredom would ensue.
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While I agree with much of the sentiment here I have listened to that Jon Gomm song many times without watching him play it and it is still a captivating song IMO. A lot more going on there than the obvious gymnastics.
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While I agree with much of the sentiment here I have listened to that Jon Gomm song many times without watching him play it and it is still a captivating song IMO. A lot more going on there than the obvious gymnastics.
100% yes. It's a complete song... it just happens to be played on one instrument.
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While I agree with much of the sentiment here I have listened to that Jon Gomm song many times without watching him play it and it is still a captivating song IMO. A lot more going on there than the obvious gymnastics.
I agree. The Jon Gomnn song posted to this thread stands on it's own as a instrumental composition. Not only is it an original song, the techniques that he's using that are entertaining to watch are also making the composition very interesting just to listen to... I doesn't sound like anything I've heard before.
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It does fascinate me how tapping seems to bring out a certain level of vitriol. Most things people don't like they just ignore and move on, but the tapping thing seems to strike a nerve for some reason. Can't quite figure it out.
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It does fascinate me how tapping seems to bring out a certain level of vitriol. Most things people don't like they just ignore and move on, but the tapping thing seems to strike a nerve for some reason. Can't quite figure it out.
I suppose it's just purists.
Nothing wrong with that if one keeps it subjective.
I think it's pretty cool and I'm older than dirt.
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It does fascinate me how tapping seems to bring out a certain level of vitriol...
There is no vitriol in this thread. Why direct such an inflammatory word toward other posters (that you don't agree with) in an otherwise respectful, thoughtful thread?
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:42 PM
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If we cant give our opinion then what is the point of this forum?
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:44 PM
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I mean this for both sides of the issue but particularly to those folks that want us to say nothing but nice things. If its an individual I hold my tongue but if its a guitar or style or performance then its ok to have an opinion you express.
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There is no vitriol in this thread. Why direct such an inflammatory word toward other posters (that you don't agree with) in an otherwise respectful, thoughtful thread?
It is too strong a word. I guess criticism would have been more accurate. I donít even disagree much.
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It is too strong a word. I guess criticism would have been more accurate. I donít even disagree much.
I appreciate your response, Dirk. It shows a lot of class.
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My favourite version:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-KCPOxd2Y
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While I am not a fan of the song I can 100% appreciate the incredible technical ability this kid has. There are several Tommy E arrangements in my arsenal but what this kid just did is above my station and I have no problem admitting that.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:32 PM
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I appreciate your response, Dirk. It shows a lot of class.
Not at all, your critique was on point and direct. I appreciate your perspectiveĖI didn't mean for my post to come off the way it did. Sometimes I don't take care to choose the right words.
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Well, one thing is for certain... the dude in that video is wayyy better than me at playing a guitar
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