Like many other musicians, there’s an odd quirk that comes out when I hear my own music played back to me. As much as I enjoy playing it (and as much as I enjoy when other people listen to me play), I really don’t like listening to myself play music. Other than literally the moments I spend playing the music originally.
Furthermore, I’m an odd guitar player because I don’t put a whole lot of stock in guitar solos. Or, really, solos from any instrument. I enjoy a good rhythm and the sound of all of the instruments working together in harmony much more than that of the musician showing off how fast he or she is capable of playing a given set of notes.
With that said, in one of the songs that my band plays, there’s a guitar solo that I just really dig. And it’s the rare one that I’ll actually listen to afterward. Here it is, the guitar solo from “Penelope’s Escape,” played live by The End-evers in Murfreesboro, TN:
So what’s the verdict on this? Is it actually a cool piece of music to listen to? Or is my ego just slowly morphing into that of a “typical” guitar player? Maybe a little both?
Oh well, it’s a ton of fun to play. And, for once, I actually enjoy listening to some music that I created.