[linux-audio-user] jaming over the internet?

Michal Seta mis at creazone.32k.org
Tue Sep 30 08:21:01 EDT 2003

Juhan Leemet wrote:
> If you consider nerve transmission speeds,
> being able to play those real fast weedle-weedle-weedle guitar leads would
> seem impossible.

that's interesting..
I don't know about the nerve transmisison speeds but it's the learning process 
and repetition that allows some people play that fast.  Also, some people 
seem to be physically more apt to it than others (not all guitarists can play 
as fast as, say Al Di Meola or John McLaughlin, even if they're fast).

> What must be happening is that you are telling your
> fingers to move a fraction of a second before they actually move.

Well, in practice, depending how good you are, you know at least 1 measure in 
advance what you're going to play.  The rest is just automatic repetition of 
what you have learned in the long hours of practice.  Obviously it is alittle 
different when you improvise but, depending on the type of music, a lot of 
improvisers practice their 'chops' anyways.  I used to joke about some 
players that they play faster than they think but this is not far from truth, 
I think.

> Now add
> in the long echo delay, and I suspect that's too much to handle: 3 time
> bases: what you want to play, what you are playing (feel?), and what you
> hear. Comments?

Yeah, confusing :)
I remember when I first tried some MIDI guitar+synth, years ago, and more 
complex patches had about 1/4 to 1/2 sec lag.  It was annoying. And that was 
only on 2 time bases: playing/feeling and hearing the result.

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