Re: 16 yr Old drops out of School to focus on his Guitar Hero career
Yeah memorized, dexteritous button mashing is a different world than actually playing or creating music, and doing it well. That sort of "talent" has nothing to do with musicianship obviously.
I also know and/or see a lot of guys who can emulate or who have memorized a guitar solo (talking real guitar playing here) by Page etc..., and can play it to a tee, but can't create a solo or write a song to save their lives, that's any good. Their brains are wired to emulate and replicate, not create! (says Johnny Cochran)
As much as I appreciate the Steve Howe's of the world, I'll take a good singer/songwriter who can play something meaningful and create, but who isn't necessarily a master at guitar playing, any day.
Music's a funny thing, because it's art.