Originally Posted by jaka44
completely agree....in fact, a great guitar player is exactly what pop music needs right now, at the talent level of Jimi or SRV...or both.
Possibly. But somehow i think the world needs some better drummers first. Try and imagine Hendrix tunes without those grooves Mitch Mitchell came up with and they dont have anywhere near the same impact. Been thinking about this for awhile cause i'm trying to get out of the classical realm and into the pop realm. My problem is that my favorite pop music was mostly written prior to 1950 (Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter etc) And i naturally write melodies that are in that vein. finding grooves for those things that will make it sound like modern pop and still fit the music has been a challenge. Still working on it, but the idea is too mix modern dance grooves with a Tin Pan Alley aesthetic. I'll post something when i get closer.