I just listened to the Guitar Pro for the first time a minute ago. I didn't really infer the same vibe from the demo. I agree with Jack, it's pretty cool, much smoother than I've been playing it.
You know it's funny, the Guitar Pro version is exactly as it's transcribed, but it's quite different - doesn't have the same vibe - as the actual performance. I sometimes like to ponder how everything the classical composers wrote is probably off by the same amount; those guys could have had entire styles that made the pieces sound very different then what we can infer from the sheet music, but it's all been lost to the sands of time. And it was in a different tuning as well lol.
Last Edit: May 31, 2020 9:48:31 GMT -6 by jack1982
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Post by grampalerxst on Jun 1, 2020 6:25:31 GMT -6
Jack, I've often wondered the same--for example, what did Baroque music sound like in the Baroque era? Bach's Prelude in G for cello is a piece often performed on guitar (transposed to D). Of all the versions I ever heard, I thought the best was a performance Ben Bolt recorded for a Bach collection for guitar he edited. It was a tad slower than what most guitarists performed it at, and most cellists too, for that matter. Just a matter of personal preference perhaps, but it made me wonder what Bach intended since he didn't call out precise tempos (not even an "allegro" or "andante" or whatever for that prelude). That got me Googling and what I found out that there is still a lot of debate over what the tempo should be (and therefore the feel, really )for that piece, the cello suites, and the entirety of Bach's surviving music, and Baroque in general.
I guess we have to take what's written and inject our own musicality into it, or spend a lot of time learning to mimic someone else's performance of it in great detail (often a worthwhile effort).
Three hundred years from now, people will know exactly what Eruption is supposed to sound like. Who knows, maybe 300 years from now some pitiable anthropology PhD candidate will be trolling these pages in some archive and studying us as if we're somehow representative of some 2010s musical movement.