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    Actually one thing that the author did not write that is very important is observe rests in the music. Many other instrumentalists complain that some guitar players play through everything- they have no concept of solo breaks or when not to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Actually one thing that the author did not write that is very important is observe rests in the music. Many other instrumentalists complain that some guitar players play through everything- they have no concept of solo breaks or when not to play
    Maybe not specifically--but remember that unlike you & me--there are a lot of guitar players who don't read music...

    but that last point could also incorporate rests...

    But I do agree--sometimes there is a hole in the music for a very good reason
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    Yeah, but even if one doesn't read music, one must understand that there are times when the guitar has to lay out. I remember playing in a jazz band a few years ago and there was a guitar player who simply would not stop playing. Drum solo- he played. Another section is soloing- he soloed. It was most unwelcome and very frustrating. I never worked out if he had an incredible ego or if he was too stupid to realize that the band didn't actually want him playing all the time

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    Not sure
    But it is a good thing to learn
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    I still have to practice items 4,5,7 and 8!

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    No matter how good you are it is good to improve & to learn new things
    & challenge yourself
    It is also good to know what you need to work on
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    There is no substitute for practice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    There is no substitute for practice...
    As much as it would be nice at times if there were--there simply isn't.
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    Yep, nobody ever got better by leaving an instrument in the case

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    Unless they have another one
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