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reply to post by Wookiep
A lot of people in this thread don't seem to know much about jazz.
That sounded great!
I tried again after reading your post, and the main problem with it is the guitar robo-cop is using sounds way too tinny. And not nearly enough nuance or subtlety in the playing.edit on 17-2-2014 by Aleister because: (no reason given)
Music played at blinding speed, featuring polyrhythms and unusual chords, is rarely good music. As somebody once beautifully explained it, listening to that kind of music is like listening to a raconteur who knows lots of long, polysyllabic words and weird syntactical conventions, and insists on using them all the bloody time. The result is ugly babble, not clear speech; far less is it poetry.
Yeah that sounds like total crap. Kind of reminds me of the Christmas lights linked up to the radio thing. It does sound forced and completely emotionless but it is a cool idea.
your reasoning would suggest that you would also criticize people who write in-depth about science and history, for not always writing at the level of the layman.. Stephen Hawking and John Grisham are not in competition and neither are these musicians...
zztop, rush, led zepplin, molly hachet, metallica, ram jam, ac/dc, ted nugent, boston, stevie ray vaughin, jimi Hendrix, eric clapton, george harrison, roy orbison
actually there are to many to name them all.
Would you say that the music of Debussy, Satie or Philip Glass is simplistic? Or for that matter the music of Bach or Mozart?
Frank Zappa's music is wildly complicated in all the ways we are discussing, yet much of it is childish, smart-alecky and irritating
The first video is more of a display of dynamics, so while you could possibly play that beat since it isn't very fast, it's the off tempo stuff Carey does and the tonal variation he gets out of his kit that is neat about the first vid (and something no robot can do atm). I never claimed he was the fastest drummer in the world, but I think he is one of the most interesting to listen too. I find his drumming mentally stimulating, not just someone displaying their speed on a snare or a set of thoms.