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Nita Strauss : "Jouer de la guitare acoustique n'est pas cool"

“Playing acoustic guitar is not cool”

In a new interview with guitarist Rusty Cooley on Guitar Autopsy, Nita strauss, the guitar virtuoso who has a solo career alongside her position as a guitarist inAlice cooper, notes that what attracts many beginners to this instrument in the first place are the groups and artists who play the electric guitar.

She said (as transcribed and translated by MetalZone.fr): “Playing acoustic guitar is not great. When some people do it, it’s great; when Tommy Emmanuel does it, it’s great. He is incredible. But for a kid that’s just starting out and wants to play Iron Man or Smells Like Teen Spirit or whatever, he just wants to turn on the guitar and make some noise. “

“Honestly, I have no reluctance to play acoustically, I just don’t particularly like it. I don’t find it particularly funny. “

“That doesn’t mean I won’t do it later. There are some acoustic parts on my first album, Controlled Chaos. [de 2020], [mais] there are none on the next album. However, I am sure I will do it again in the future. “

“I started exploring the seven strings of this next album, and my main goal is to make music heavier and faster. I think that at some point in my development as a guitarist, I’ll get to the other intersection and move on to acoustic music, more relaxing, and learn that kind of technique. But for now, I’m enjoying the road I’m on. “

Later in the interview, when asked if the guitarist from Dream theater, John petrucci, had influenced his game, replied: “Yes, I bought your DVD titled Rock Discipline [quand j’étais plus jeune], and I continue to do the warm-ups it contains to this day. “

“I do some of the warm-ups on Rock Discipline every time I pick up a guitar. Yes, it has been a great, great influence. And now he also inspires me in sports / fitness. Full circle. “

Last October, Nita Strauss recruited David Draiman, the leader of Disturbed, for a new single, Dead Inside. The duo performed the title live at Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles last month.

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Nita Strauss on the guitar autopsy:

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Nita Strauss – Dead Inside (with David Draiman from Disturbed)