Sunday, January 18, 2009

Can't You Play It On A Classical Guitar?

Good friends provide the humor of life. My closest friend, KP, has been amused for years by my antics. I won't bore you with all the details, but I finally had my big laugh at her expense.

"Can't you play it on a classical guitar?" Oh dear, such an innocent question, really. The answer is no, but here is what made it so funny. Follow me back to the previous evening....

As my guitar lesson was ending, I asked Jeff if he could play the intro to Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love." Of course, I knew it would be a silly question, but I asked regardless. Without hesitation, he uncased his guitar, plugged it into the amp and BAM!

As I am sitting there drooling (over his guitar playing abilities), I realize that I am jealous of his talent. So, now it's back to practicing regularly. Anyway I digress. I love the intro to that song, and he played it perfectly, without a warm-up, without missing a beat. It was great and I was happy.

So KP and I are conversing Thursday and I'm sharing my awe at Jeff's guitar awesomeness...I told her that in our conversation, I mentioned to him, that I wanted to learn to play the intro. So I was now looking at electric guitars as well.

In all seriousness, she asked me, "can't you play it on an classical guitar?" I laughed so hard that I couldn't breathe. Maybe you had to be there, but for anyone who enjoys the hard rock/metal genre, you would know how silly a question this is.

Some songs are made for classical, other for electric. Guess I should be a good friend and introduce her to hard rock and metal.

6 comments:

Russet Shadows said...

Part of me urges you to introduce her (what took you so long?); the other part wonders if she will survive the introduction. :)

Indie67 said...

Not everyone is as appreciative of the hard rock/metal genre, dearie. To some it's nothing but noise. To others (you and me) it's the finely honed skill of a guitarist who can make the strings sing and emote. I've introduced her to country. My job is done.

Russet Shadows said...

People who don't like metal are Obama nutjobs!!! :)

hugbandit7 said...

well technically you probably could play it on a classical guitar but it wouldn't be quite the same, right?

KP said...

I am sure at some point during our 20 something year friendship she has tried to introduce me to metal, but alas, I probably asked her to turn the noise off or down because it was giving me a headache. I probably do think most (but not all) resembles noise; however, I appreciate others do not hear it the same as I.

Russet Shadows said...

In the name of postracial unity, let's do our best to make this a very metal year. :) :) :)