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Old 01-18-2008, 06:33 PM   #2418
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Originally Posted by angryllama View Post
No, but it is a critique of the banality that one can unintentionally invoke by deciding that guitar is more important than music.
If this is your assessment of Carlton as a musician then you obviously don't know much about either music or Carlton.

For the record, I'm no fan of "wanking" either (can't stand to listen to Yngwie and his ilk) but there's a difference between playing a lot of notes just to impress people with your chops vs. playing a lot of notes that make melodic sense or have some sort of melodic design.

It's funny how guitar players are the only musicians who get slammed for playing fast or playing a lot of notes - you never hear anyone accuse John Coltrane of being a "wanker."

Originally Posted by angryllama View Post
He is a fine player, and has probably made a decent living off of his skill. I have no doubt that he is well accredited.
Seriously, do you even know who Larry Carlton is or who he's recorded and/or performed with?
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