John Ross wrote:Daires Roberto wrote:Seems a fascination discussion on speed. Why this?
Speed is more difficult on the guitar than other instruments (though easier than others). And tempo including fast tempos is an essential part of being musical. If you play something vivace or allegro it has to be up to tempo, or else it's not vivace or allegro. If you play any kind of dance form, it's supposed to make people tap their feet, which it won't if it sounds like a dirge. If you can't keep up with the conductor's baton or the pace of the singer, you'll be fired. Rightly. It means you've been too lazy to put the work in, on scales, among other things. "Speed doesn't matter" is both false and a cop-out.
I agree. Some styles necessitate speed. And if the composer asked for speed, that's what it will take to play that piece!