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Re: Guitar good, DJ's bad, etc (was LOOPING PHILOSOPHY)

> >> > There's no "Eruption", that I know of, in the keyboard world--a 
> >> > moment which changed the way the instrument, and the role of the
> >> > instrument would be viewed for the next decade.  

"changed the way the instrument... would be viewed..."

This only applies to keyboard players.   

Just like "Eruption" changed the way the guitar is viewed... only in the
view of guitarists for the most part.  Is "Eruption" of any significance
at all to, say, drummers, or sax players?  How about music lovers who
don't play any instruments?

My guess is "No" for both questions.
> >> Actually, there was an 'Eruption' of the Keyboard world...the first 
> >> on ELP's 'Tarkus' album, and unlike VH's, this one's in 5.
> >> Dave
> >>   
> >There is also Eddie Jobson's "Presto Vivace" from his UK days. 
> >An amazing piece.
> >    Doug Michael
> Now I'm confused--is the ELP piece actually called "Eruption"?

Come on Travis, you know better than that... ^_^

Just giving you a hard time, though I appreciate the Devil's Advocate
role you've assumed in these discussions (intentionally or not).

> Is this, and the UK piece, considered a piece of music so influential to 
> the keyboard world that teenagers play it to the considerable annoyance 
> of music shop staff, family, and neighbors, or are these just pieces 
> you're pointing out as noteworthy keyboard statements that you 
> enjoy?
> Travis

Going back to your "Eruption" example for guitarists, I'd say that piece
is only influential to guitar players and even then only to those who
actually care for it.  I just don't see guys like David Lindley or young
flamenco players giving two bits about "Eruption".

Paolo Valladolid
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