Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
But both of these guys play more notes in a single solo than Carlton has played in his entire career.
Both of them do so within their genre in appropriate situations.
Look, I'm not saying that the guy isnt a quality player. He is obviously very talented. I wouldnt say the same for Yngwie. BUT, that is a wanktastic solo you produced there.
A great player, IMO, evokes emotions. Whether its Gilmour's one-note-wonders, BB King's simple bending, or Steve Howe's furious chopping.
The best players are the ones who recognize how much just one note can do.
I always liked Tony Levin's discussion on that subject.