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Re: Sloppyness (was: Re: Hiromi)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Muir" <cbm@well.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 8:19 PM
Subject: RE: Sloppyness (was: Re: Hiromi)

> At 1:33 PM -0400 6/21/06, Dean, Hal  wrote:
>>Call me a nitpicker on semantics, but I'd say the Hendrix Experience was
>>LOOSE, not sloppy. There's a world of difference. A loose outfit may be
>>communicating on a higher plane, while sloppiness is often a sign of the
>>opposite - inattention to the moment.
> I think that sloppy and/or loose playing can also come from trying 
> that are on the edge of your ability to pull off. I really enjoy this.
> One of my favorite guitarists is Phil Miller (Matching Mole, Hatfield 
> the North, National Health, etc.). In many of his solos he is reaching 
> _that_ note or phrase, and barely makes it, which can come across as a 
> little sloppy. I would rather listen to someone like Phill Miller 
> for thing, than most other guitarists playing it safe.
> ---
> As an aside to this already off-topic thread, one of my complaints with 
> something like a >Berklee / GIT education is that they drill the 
> right out of you. A side effect of this is >that people are left with 
> their imagination to rely on, as they rarely have need to recover >from 
> mistakes, which is often some of the most inventive playing, IMO.

come on !! this is the same cliché argument again, would you say the same 
thing from any university ? creativity is also needed for scientists, 
businessmen, etc...
the schools have nothing to do with that: creativity is a path to work on 
for anybody.

and btw they recover from mistakes as much often as anyone, simply they 
recover more elegantly so you dont even hear it as a mistake.


GIT grad 1990 with honors