Trent Dilfer - In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead.
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- I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player.
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- I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to.
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- I don't see myself as such an important guitarist.
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- I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
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- Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely.
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- I never considered myself a songwriter, but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe, I am contributing to an extent. But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way.
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- I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
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- I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.
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- But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can't explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists in the world simply is not very important to me.
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- I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.
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- I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.
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- It's part of our nature. As much as I love (brother and guitarist Eddie), if you put us in a room with no one else for 15 minutes, we'd be at each other's throats.
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- After the Soft Boys I just didn't want to work with any more guitarists.
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- Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist.
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- It wasn't a class system where I was the better guy and he was the second-rate guy. That was his role and my role was to play the solos. But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist.
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- I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen, and they don't take the time to learn the basics.
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- It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
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- In the past, I tried to be more of a typical session guitarist. I wasn't so concerned with impressing anybody.
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- I'm not a really good classical guitarist by any means, but what I learned from this is a way of working very slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John's. They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt.
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- When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists.
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- There were some older guitarists on my side of town, and I got to know many of them.
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- My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument. The guitar is harmonic structure. I'm not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.
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- When we started I wasn't the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.
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- If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated by using your instrument as a synthesizer, but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one, either.
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- Michael Sunday and I are the original members of the band. We first did it just for charities and benefit concerts. It was very ad-hoc, and before we knew it, we were really a band. We went through several drummers and guitarists before we were happy with the line up.
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- I wouldn't count myself as being a true blues guitarist because I feel you have to live it.
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- If I could sing, I wouldn't be a guitarist.
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- In my opinion I do not think I am a better guitarist than Ace, I honestly think we're both different, and we both brought something unique to the musical.
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- Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid.
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- There's only one Sabbath guitarist and he is the architect for everything, Tony Iommi.
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