It’s serious-face on this time, boys and girls – we’re tackling everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to get your own playing style, but never dared to ask.
When I started playing back in 1987, I was infatuated by technique. I loved Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai, and the defining property of “good” music, was that it demanded good dexterity. All other variables were of minimal importance. I stopped caring about songs, and bought records based on the guitar solos, not the material. […]