I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music.
If you're a guitarist, you should not be intimidated by using your instrument as a synthesizer, but you shouldn't feel that you have to own one, either.
If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance, I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger.
I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
I don't like playing standards. I like to do my own cutting edge work.
My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient.
Actually, I think my hands are in the best shape they've ever been in terms of what I can do.
I don't have a great nostalgia for the past.
I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster.
In The Police, in a trio situation - which I've come back to now - it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.
For me, the guitar synthesizer is a great writing instrument.
It is not very practical in today's world when you tour all over the place having a big band.
It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards.
It's hard to avoid the past but one goes forward.
I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level; otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.
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