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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:10 pm 
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I had tickets to see Deep Purple in Montreal, in 1970.

A day or two before the concert, the band cancelled and Ten Years After was subbed in as headliners. Not a bad tradeoff. I got to see Alvin Lee and the band at the height of their popularity. But....it was still disappointing.


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I saw Purple during the Burn tour which is right after Ian Gillan & Roger Glover were booted. Great show but the Mach II version of Purple was the best.


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A day or two before the concert, the band cancelled and Ten Years After was subbed in as headliners. Not a bad tradeoff. I got to see Alvin Lee and the band at the height of their popularity. But....it was still disappointing.


I saw Alvin Lee at a concert to celebrate the electric guitar. It also featured Leslie West, Steve Howe and loads of others. I'm afraid it only seemed to reinforce my opinion of Alvin "Look how many notes I can play in ten seconds" Lee. Sometimes these guys should maybe just slow down some.

There's apparently an organisation that's campaigning to play all classical music at half speed, so that the finer points can be appreciated. The problem is, apparently, that classical musicians are trained to play like virtuosos - i.e. fast - so they always do. Hmm - do I see some parallels here?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:45 am 
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I have a little saying which I remember someone else (maybe Blackmore or someone of that ilk) saying years and years ago which I try to recall everytime I play.
"It`s not how fast you play the notes, it`s which notes you play fast"
There are some amazing technically brilliant guitarists around, but more often than not it`s just a blur of notes, like the shredding thing I just don`t get it. I would much prefer to hear someone play from the heart with more feel to it, but that`s just my opinion.

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I would much prefer to hear someone play from the heart with more feel to it


That's exactly it Mac. I was once in a bar in Barcelona with a friend and there were two acoustic guitarists playing. Just out of curiosity, I asked her (she's also a musician - a pianist) which one she thought was the best. She didn't hesitate to say that the one who was playing the fastest was the best guitarist, even though the sheer economy of the other guy's playing was, in my opinion, the thing that made him the better of the two. (He also had the better shoes of the two - red leather ones - which set me off on a journey that took me through Europe and culminated in Dresden but that, as they say, is another story . . .)

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I like Mike Keneally. I was turned on to him when he was the keyboard/guitar player for Steve Vai. Incredible musician.

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Victor Wooten - Keep It Low To The Ground.

This song is off the 2 CD release that he did... Swords and Stones/Words and Tones.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:25 am 
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A day or two before the concert, the band cancelled and Ten Years After was subbed in as headliners. Not a bad tradeoff. I got to see Alvin Lee and the band at the height of their popularity. But....it was still disappointing.


I saw Alvin Lee at a concert to celebrate the electric guitar. It also featured Leslie West, Steve Howe and loads of others. I'm afraid it only seemed to reinforce my opinion of Alvin "Look how many notes I can play in ten seconds" Lee. Sometimes these guys should maybe just slow down some.

There's apparently an organisation that's campaigning to play all classical music at half speed, so that the finer points can be appreciated. The problem is, apparently, that classical musicians are trained to play like virtuosos - i.e. fast - so they always do. Hmm - do I see some parallels here?


Alvin Lee does like to play fast....and he did that night. I totally get what you're saying and I don't really disagree. However, back in 1970 ( being only 16 ), I was digging the fast playing. Plus....Leo Lyons bouncing up and down through the whole show kind of made it work! I do remember that during "I'm going home"....Lee was playing so fast, it was actually a bit sloppy.

Alvin Lee made a great album with Mylon Lefevre which I used to listen to a lot back in the 70s. Very laid back compared to Ten Years After....although Lee still plays fast on most of his leads.

Here's a sample from that record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4YMmSvDz9w


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It's been playing in my head for the last three hours...


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