Weird: Im Playing Slower And Slower....
Staffy
Oct 20 2010, 11:06 PM
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Have anyone else spotted this phenomena: the older You gets the slower You play???
I just realized that I play slower now than for two years ago, even that I spend some
two-three hours/day playin. Isn't it supposed to be the other way round?
Anyway, my theory about this is as follows:
We play slower and slower because when we are finally singing at the last verse, we
wants to hit an eternal whole note. (or maybe a pause??? )
Of course this theory doesn't fit all, mr Malmsteen would be killed by beeing ran over with a bus
or something before he even thinks to slow down his playing.....

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Oct 20 2010, 11:16 PM
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So are saying that you are intentionally slowing down, or your subconscious is making you play slower? Or is it something physical making you play slow?

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Oct 20 2010, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Mudbone @ Oct 21 2010, 12:16 AM) *
So are saying that you are intentionally slowing down, or your subconscious is making you play slower? Or is it something physical making you play slow?


Nah, its not intentionally. Its more like that the songs Im practicing on tends to go slower & slower, and instead of playing 40% slow and 60% fast in a solo its the other way round. I still can play faster runs, so it has nothin to do with the musculature either. Its like my ears doesnt like fast runs anymore. It must be a severe disease for a guitar player, I guess.... I guess I have to find a cure against that.

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Todd Simpson
Oct 21 2010, 02:09 AM
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For me it's kind of the opposite. I was always curious as to what my upper limit would be before my hands fell apart and arthritis consumed me (Arthritis runs in my family) So each year I've actually gotten faster. I know that eventually my fingers will fail me but until then I'm going to push my personal envelope. I'll watch the vids I made "back in the day" once I start using my tongue to control my computer and say "not bad".

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Oct 21 2010, 08:11 AM
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I refuse to admit that age is making me slow ( I'm 50 now). It takes me twice as long to learn something as it used to. Hopefully I'll be retired soon and will have twice as much time to practise, so I should be twice as fast, right??
Maybe it's just a mood your in. smile.gif

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Oct 21 2010, 09:36 AM
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Got to research into this, my parents hate fast music and like that Elvis dude, but younger generations tend to love the upbeat dance and metal speed!

Has your music taste changed from when you were younger?

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Kristofer Dahl
Oct 21 2010, 10:43 AM
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Sounds like something positive to me Staffy - playing slow is very difficult. As you get more experienced you learn to do the tricky stuff!

I am still struggling to get get control over my timing and tone on the slower tempos - it's so much easier to hide behind speed.

On a side note - Yngwie is one of the few rock guys who has full control at slow speeds as well - I find this really impressive.

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Oct 21 2010, 12:42 PM
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that's the first person that came to mind, Yngwie. Also Mr. Petrucci is not that young anymore, but he plays even faster now,

My theory is that you actually never liked that speedy kind of stuff. smile.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
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Hmm, not sure I think it varies from person to person. But, yeah, it's usually like that, that with age, people don't become faster and faster. On the other hand, their playing becomes more "heavier" (not sure how to say it, I hope you know what I mean), soulful, better tone... This is not the rule, but it's usually like that, when I look at many musicians that play during their life.

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Well, seeing how I struggle playing fast paced stuff already, I certainly hope I don't start to play slower every year laugh.gif wink.gif

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If that's true I think we can conclude that Mr. Malmsteen is just afraid of dying smile.gif

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