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Well, it IS easy, if you don't actually know what you're talking about. ;-) 

There will always be a few shining examples, although they're getting rarer and rarer. Proper, skilled, improvising musicians are now an incredible rarity. Anyone who's not a musician will say "there are so many good musicians about" as they've heard a few examples. 

But if you're a musician and the guitarist can't transpose a song he's learnt by rote from an album or from tab from G to F, well. 

"Right, you're in F, can you improvise that bit ?"

Simple answer in 99 percent of cases, no, they can't improvise that bit, or any other bit. 


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The situation would be much better if it were not for the widespread theft of music by filesharing etc.  

Napster opened a Pandora's box that shall never be closed.  Once a musician records something and distributes it, it is cast into the ether for all to enjoy at no cost.  Sad. 

That is a big reason why I don't post my own music to PA, YouTube etc.  Also, other musicians were involved and I don't wish to share their music without permission. 

Someday I'll toss something out to show what I do, but working on solving climate change is my priority right now.  Please visit my company, http://neochloris.com


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2021 at 05:38
^ Video didn't kill the radio star. It was the internet.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2021 at 22:36
Originally posted by Davesax1965 Davesax1965 wrote:

Hi Cstack3, I'm about 22 miles south of Manchester. ;-)

Better start swimming now. ;-)

I lived & worked in the Exeter, Devon UK region years ago, fell in love with the place!!  

One lovely day, I was strolling down high street in Exeter & saw a wee bit of a sign, "Manson's Guitar Shoppe.'

I went in and it was like Alice down the rabbit hole!  Little did I know that Hugh Manson was the luthier & repairman for Steve Howe, John Paul Jones & many others!! 

I bought this gorgeous fretless bass at his shop, please see the website:



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Very nice indeed ! 

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