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Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Aug 11th, 2016 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw Walter Trout a few years ago. He seemed to blow it all by the second song. He came out ripping and shredding and had nowhere else to go. It was like going sight seeing in a car that slammed the gas to the floor and never let up.

Billy Gibbon's playing on "Perfectamundo" (his solo album) is the essence of fine playing. Not one more note than is needed.

I love Joe Bonamassa. He plays a lot of notes. He does it perfectly.

Steve Morse was my favorite guitar player for decades. I sort of burned out on his playing, although he's remains fantastic.

Jeff Beck's playing on "Loud Hailer", his new album, is great.

On Sirius/XM's Bluesville, they often play early BB King. He didn't always play the same 4 licks over and over. He was a far more complicated, busy player early on. His early vocals included a lot of sort of howling, which was a signature he abandoned over the years.

I play in a three piece. This is the first band our guitar player has played lead in. He always was a rhythm player.

Everyone, especially me and the drummer, LOVE his playing. No showing off...nothing to prove, just the appropriate solo for the song.

My last band had a "better" guitar player, but my wife and I prefer my current guitar player far better.

What you do with what you know is key.

Joe Bonamassa plays in a side project..."Rock Candy Funk Party." They have two albums. The first is my all time favorite album.

It's an instrumental, 70's style funk group. Ron DeJesus, the other guitar player is equal to Joe, in fact, it's hard to tell them apart much of the time.

Lots of notes...never a bad one or one too many.

We Want Groove

Rinto
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Calif. Foothills

Aug 11th, 2016 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Say gdw3, So funny you described Matt Schofield; oddly enough, he's the player who inspired this thread....saw him last week,as a power trio; every song had lotsa guitar solos, each one, to my ears, was busy, frenetic, etc....however...I was impressed..
It's clear the guy is awesome, seems to be able to play anything, has great tone, great voice, more.... I kept thinking: "If only he'd back off a bit, I could really grok/grasp his moves....they went by so fast, I had scant time to absorb them properly....I noticed the nearby fans were no longer rapt during solos, etc. etc. (Disclaimer: Folks over 50!)
I guess I'm Jones'n to hear some of that "Down Home Blues"!!



Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Aug 11th, 2016 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"... I could really grok/grasp his moves...."

Well there ya go, I learnt a new word today...

I thought "grok" was a very bad typo....

:^)

Peegoo
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Eat. Sleep. Guitar.

Repeat
Aug 12th, 2016 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It ain't an Olympic event."

It may as well be: many of the participants are on performance-enhancing drugs!

5Strats
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A Man of Constant Sorrow
Aug 12th, 2016 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you play rhythm, lead guitar and sing lead in a trio, it will teach you to reign things in pretty fast IMHO.

Rinto
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Calif. Foothills

Aug 13th, 2016 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Mick Reid! Well, the word "Grok" came to me from the 1961 novel from sci/fi writer Robert Heinlein: "Stranger in a Strange Land", and roughly means: to understand!!! By the way, it's worth reading!! I prefer scant typos!!

Mick Reid

Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Aug 13th, 2016 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...came to me from the 1961 novel from sci/fi writer Robert Heinlein..."

Yeah, I googled it and came up with that info.

Now I need to try and fit it into a conversation and see what reactions I get :^)

LadyJazzer

Colorado, USA

"You play pretty good--for a girl"
Aug 14th, 2016 11:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Now I need to try and fit it into a conversation and see what reactions I get :^)"

You'd be surprised how many would "get it."

LJ

Deacon Blues

wax on...

wax off...
Aug 15th, 2016 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I "groked" right away.

BbendFender
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American Patriot

I'm on guard these days.
Aug 15th, 2016 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it's got more than 3 chords, count me out. :')

K4
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dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery
Aug 15th, 2016 10:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"many of the participants are on performance-enhancing drugs!"

My question, "Why is it OK for musicians, and not OK for athletes?"

Martin G
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Aug 16th, 2016 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

,,"Now I need to try and fit it into a conversation and see what reactions I get :^)">>

My step daughter actually managed to use the word "robophobe" in a recent conversation without missing a beat.


Deacon Blues

wax on...

wax off...
Aug 18th, 2016 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How did she use it?

I walk around in my robe a lot and I'm sure if someone saw me they would be afraid.

Guitar Fool
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Aug 18th, 2016 03:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

+1 on Walter Trout..

man I love his stuff.... but sometimes you gotta "not play"..

get in... do your punches/kicks and then get out.

I swear I think its a fear that many guitarist have... the fear of the rest note....

I admit that I'm guilty of it as well..but at least I'm aware of it...-0

stiggowitz
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stigg "Geezer, and still lov'in it"!
Oct 18th, 2016 08:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Those that can, do. Those that can't complain!"

stinger22

USA

Oct 18th, 2016 06:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Listen to the open Thrill is Gone Lick. A note on the first beat, two beats and a note of the forth, two note lick on the first beat another space......and one of the best opening lick ever.

Two many gunslingers would have thrown in 32 notes in those two bars and it would have all been very forgetful.

Malcolm
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Edmond, OK

Oct 20th, 2016 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Those that can, do. Those that can't complain!"

Maybe they shouldn't. that's the theme of this thread.

6 Cylinder Slim

north woods

It just needs more voltage
Dec 22nd, 2016 08:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think fast, over the top showy guitar solos can be entertaining, but only in very short doses. If you're playing a blues for example, it can add dynamic range to your solo if you start softly and then shred your brains out for the last 4 bars. The entertainment value is worth maybe 15 seconds. People, myself included, have become over saturated with guitar solos. They tend to get bored with them no matter how well done if they go on too long, but they can still be another trick in your bag.

gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

Insert clever comment here
Dec 22nd, 2016 11:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rinto, I'm surprised by that! I've always found Matt Schofield to be very tasteful. Haven't seen him in a couple years, so maybe he's getting too caught up in the technique?

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Dec 27th, 2016 04:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gotta give Jimmie Vaughan his due.

Keeps it classy and almost minimalistic.

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