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The Guitar: The Key to The Pathway of your Inner Glory - The Audiophile Man
It’s horribly paternalistic and ‘Western’ to say this and also pushes aside hundreds of years of music history into a large corner but the electric guitar might just be the most important and popular musical instrument there has ever been on the planet. The reason I venture to say this is because it brought professional and studio quality music technology to ordinary people way before the internet and computers hit the scene. Even in these days of computers, it still dominates. It’s still seen as an essential component in popular music. There’s also none of this ‘studying at college for several years’ rubbish with a Fender. An electric guitar is relatively cheap so poor people have a good chance of grabbing one and, if you get your head down, you can not only learn to play one in your bedroom, on your own, but the instrument opens itself up to innovation and exploration. Again, without a teacher saying, “No, sunshine, stop doing it that way. You can’t, it’s against the rules.” With an electric guitar, there are no rules. An electric guitar is also LOUD (well, as long as you connect it to a big enough amp). It is the …