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Moe_Syzlak said:I view technique as a broad definition as to how broadly one could make music. In other words, yes, speed is part of the technique equation because of you have speed in your pocket you have the ability to use it to create music. Too often guitar players especially equate Speed with technique. Not saying that’s what you’re doing. I’ve heard SRV fans (which I consider myself by the way) say SRV could play jazz because he covered Chitlins Con Carne. That’s a I-IV-V Blues. You rarely hear SRV play anything outside of that. To me, that’s a limited vocabulary, limited technique. Hendrix simply smokes him in that regard. It’s what makes him, as you admit, a better composer. There’s just way more going on in a typical Hendrix solo than SRV. I can’t think of a single SRV line I can hum. I can hum almost all of Little Wing, Bold As Love, Watchtower, Wind Cries Mary. That’s technique to me. Making music.
Couldn't stand the weather, life without you, Riviera paradise
Plus there's that his blues is just so GOOD.
But I won't argue that he's far less diverse musically. However Life without you genuinely makes me want to cry.