both are equal where would you be with skillful mastery of instruments but no songs to play/shit production? what about if you were great at writing songs and producing them but couldn't play for your life?
>>61946851 technical abilities are really completely irrelevant these days
it's nice to think they matter because it gives a solid footing to judge 'progress' on, but it really doesn't matter one bit if you are not completely hopeless at plucking some notes on a geetar.
the only thing that matters is the song. most people listening to a song don't give a fuck about how skilled the instrument playing is as long as it sounds good.
you can have some simple thing played by someone who is not technically proficient that is really catchy and people wind up liking it, and you can have something that is played extremely well with a high degree of technique that sounds like shit.
>>61946972 is it possible to be great at theory but average on instrument skill? I practice all the time but then I come across guitar players who are fucking hardcore and practice 6-7 hours a day with sessions that cover every single guitar technique. Part of me wants to go for that and achieve it but what's the point if I love making simple noise rock/pop music
>>61947098 yes absolutely you can know a fuck ton about theory and suck
its tempting to sit for hours and try and become a shredder with rigorous practice but in the end you'll sound like shit to 99.99999% of people even if you can play like yngwie because yngwie sounds like shit to 99.99999999% of people
becoming a virtuoso, even though its a lot of hard work, is the easy way of approaching music, because you don't have to think as much as if you do it yourself and just work on what you think is cool
you spend a lot more time using imagination and creativity coming up with songs from your own nuts than doing some pre-planned road map of technique/technical prowess
you'll be a whole lot more relatable to other people in the end too
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