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Kirik Hammet is a better guitarist than Angus Young

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Started: 5/25/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pwner94

Pro

Hammet can play faster and can solo better. Young can't play as intensely.
Wallstreetatheist

Con

"Guitarists should be able to pick up the guitar and play music on it for an hour, without a rhythm section or anything." -Joe Pass



"Hammet can play faster and can solo better."
Why is playing faster a better attribute of a guitarist than playing slower? If a musician puts passion into playing a simple phrase exquisitely, or even a single note for that matter, while passionately making love to it, nurturing the note or phrase along by saturating it with raw emotion, perfect tone, and expressive musical wit, he is doing a much better job than someone who rips up and down a scale quickly without any lasting musical phraseology. Listen to Herbi Hancock on the matter, "The value of music is to be able to play one note at the right time in the right way." Angus Young can solo better. He takes a note and makes it sing for a while before returning to a bluesy phrase. He understands what it's like to put the singing soul of southern slavery and the pitch-shifting passion of a prophet cotton-picker into his playing, while making it rock and making it listenable to a wide range of musical audiences. Playing good music isn't necessarily about speed, it's about playing the right note at the right time.


"Young can't play as intensely."
Intensity isn't a single criterion for determining the musical prowess or insufficiency of a player. I would posit that a player who works the crowd with a melodic phrase covered in soul-juices is more emotionally, musically, and viscerally intsense than experiencing the faster, more distorted, and unmelodic purely-derivative style of Kirk Hammet.



Angus Young has proven through his extensive career (starting professionally at age 15) that he has a simple, appealing, and passionate playing performance that is both acoustically enjoyable and aesthetically appeasing.


Blues-Rock
Angus noted his influences to include Chuck Berry and Freddie King, while he plays licks relating to the virtuosic guitar sylings of Jimi Hendrix, the soulful blues of John Lee Hooker and the simplistic, pleasing The Kinks "You Really Got Me." He uses and innovates off of major and minor pentatonic scales, enhancing them with sexy, vocal like bends, screaming holds, and his innovative tapping technique. He essentially took blues-rock to a wider audience, promoting respect and interest in the genre.

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Debate Round No. 1
pwner94

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pwner94 forfeited this round.
Wallstreetatheist

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Extend my arguments ad infinitum and enjoy the power of in-your-f*cking-face rock.


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Debate Round No. 2
pwner94

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pwner94 forfeited this round.
Wallstreetatheist

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The pwner has officially been pwned.

Please extend my arguments like a prom queen's hair.

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Posted by Wallstreetatheist 4 years ago
Wallstreetatheist
Rock n Roll b*tches
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