“Do you ever have that feeling like you can’t stand it one more day? When you’ve envisioned yourself climbing the walls so many times that you think today may be the day that you actually try it?”—Susannah Breslin
Harmony Guitar Guitarists tend to be lumped into the categories of Rythm or Lead Guitar, even ignoring the non-exclusivity of the two aproaches, not all guitar playing can be pigeonholed as keeping the beat or jumping into the limelight melodically. Sometimes a guitar canbeusedto create a rich swathe of sounds to support and augment the other sounds of a song, ie. Harmony.
Melody Guitar More descriptive than “Lead Guitar” and fits in better in the grand scheme of Rhythm, Harmony and Bass Guitar. Also, less wanky.
No-Brow High-Brow and Low-Brow are just about tolerable, but Middle-Brow is compromisey and mundane and embarassing. Reject the dichotomy!
It is said there are only a handfull of stories, but that each story teller adds their own variations, giving the wealth of stories out there. A photographer does not create their subject, but expresses themselves through how they capture it. Any number of musicians can perform their own version of the same song, and each will be unique to the performer.
And yet, “Style Over Substance” is supposed to be an insult.
If a work is shallow or superficial or too polished, fine. Say so. Perfectly valid criticisms. But the suggestion that how something is expressed has no value beyond what is being expressed is clearly not true. The true measure of a personality is in it’s expression.