One day I went to Beyoğlu to check out some musical instruments and what I saw on the way was so fascinating that I wanted to write about it and share it with you.
Kırk Hammet, Steve Morse, Zakk Wilde, Steve Vai, these people are legends of guitar and everybody knows them. What about the artists who are not discovered ? In the Taksim underground tunnels, do you know how many Kırk Hammets we have? So so many, and unfortunately they all go discovered. These guitarists can play the same riffs which the legends play, but they cannot show their skills to whole world. What a shame! They shouldn’t play those hard riffs by themselves. They deserve to be popular and play in big bands.
How can we introduce these guitarists to whole world? The best thing that we could do is so simple and easy. Firstly, we can find someone to talk with Kırk Hammet, Steve Morse and/or Zakk Wylde to come to Turkey to take a look at these undiscovered artists and make some selection. When they come to Turkey, we need to arrange a venue where these talents will show their best. After voting, they will choose the ones who are hopeful, followed by an ad campaign on televisions, radios, cinemas, Facebook and every other places to show that these people where chosen by the Legends.
Such a campaign titled ‘Legends chosen by Legends ‘ will be the kick-off for a whole understanding and motivation for talent to be appreciated and respected, even if it is displayed on the back streets, humid tunnels or some littered corner of this big city.
Yet another simpler action to do to back these talents is to give them a small amount of money so that they can earn enough money to buy instruments or improve their own. This little iota of help makes such a big difference in their lives and such a leap for their hidden talent, and it is so shamefully easy and unimportant for us.
The residue of such an effortless endeavour is worth writing another paragrapg on. The ripple effect of even only one talent to be discovered from the streets would be amazing. We would have more talented people to present us their music on the streets, making our daily lives more worthy; we would have a wider choice of talents competing for music contests such as Eurovision, which has stagnated in our minds and in the music sector, bringing with it a whole bunch of risks for a well-known artist, but none and only a life-time opportunity for the unknown. What’s more, we might even end up having a few Hammets of our own, showing that music is not only for the elite few, but for the true talents of the masses.