Does McCready have bad technique?



  • jpdannabellejpdannabelle Posts: 523
    “First off, nobody cares if you know how to play scales. Nobody gives a shit if you have good technique or not. It's whether you have feelings that you want to express with music, that's what counts, really. When you are able to express yourself and feel good, then you know why you're playing. The technical aspect is absolute hogwash as far as I'm concerned. It bores me to tears. I can't play fast. I don't even know my scales. I know that most of the notes I play aren't where I play them. They're simply not there. So you can play any note you like. I think about it on another level, I don't care about that sort of shit. On the other hand, I appreciate really great guitarists, and I'm very impressed by those metal groups with their scale guitarists. When I see that, I go «Holy shit, that's really something». Satriani and Eddie Van Halen are guitar geniuses. They are incredible musicians, at an amazing level. But it does't really grab me. One note will do."

    -Neil Young
  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 3,123
    I think part of the reason he may sound "sloppy" (and I use that term loosley), is because they play songs (especially the older ones) so incredibly fast now. Look at the rock n roll hall of fame version of Alive. They slowed it down a bit and played it closer to the album version rather than his improv solos. I thought it sounded great. When they slow down, he sounds much better. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 10,283
    Mike is playing awesome this tour.  I never heard anyone at the three shows I went to say “did you just see Mike’s technique!!!!”
  • SomethingCreativeSomethingCreative Kazoo, MIPosts: 2,875
    edited July 9
    non traditional? yes.  bad? no.
    "Well, I think this band is incapable of sucking."
    -my dad after hearing Not for You for the first time on SNL .
  • CantKeepmedownCantKeepmedown Portland, MainePosts: 2,027
    Jesus, what a douchey thing to say.  This guy must be a blast a parties.  
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