Andy Wood: guitarmonkee interview

Its weird, I think we are in an age of the most technically proficient players in the history of guitar, and that’s great! I love to search the web to steal some licks from a guy that lives thousands of miles away. But at the same time I see what your saying and I agree to an extent, we should all be aware of what the main goal is and that is to make good music, not just play mind numbing licks over backing tracks. I also feel that some of the more traditional techniques are getting overlooked more and more. Its all too often you see a player who can sweep and tap all over the place but whose bends sound forced and has an unnatural vibrato. But hey we all have what we excel at and what we don’t and that leads us to work on those things to improve our playing.

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