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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / Guthrie Govan is not of this world

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Jun 30th, 2019 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just sayin....

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Jul 2nd, 2019 01:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

He's amazing. Looking forward to the new Aristocrats release.

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Jul 2nd, 2019 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

He's a lot like Holdsworth (RIP): his brain processes rhythm and harmony at speeds mere mortals can only dream of.

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Jul 13th, 2019 05:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

I agree, he has unworldly chops. I have one of his solo albums and a live Aristocrats album.

I confess that his playing is often just too much to listen to with not enough melody.

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Jul 13th, 2019 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have been watching a video series on YouTube and I like what he has to say. I used to think he was really weird. I still think he is but not as much as I used to. He's kind of funny.

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Aug 11th, 2019 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I confess that his playing is often just too much to listen to with not enough melody."

...as is the case with many of the highly technical players. I appreciate and admire their ability but don't really listen to them very often.

In one of Guthrie's videos he talks about extreme technical ability as "headroom." That ability being over and above what is needed so playing things is easier. I thought that was a good way to explain it.

I have always had to be one of the singers in the bands I played in. If I ever had to sing and there were guitar parts that required paying close attention to, my singing usually suffered because, being a guitarist first and a singer second, I biased my attention towards playing the guitar. It was not a conscious choice that's just the way it works for me. So, anything I can do to make the guitar playing easier the better my singing is/was while I was playing. I didn't usually have the option to stop playing in order to sing difficult parts since most of the time I was the only guitar player in the band.

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Aug 11th, 2019 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

There are a few singing guitarists that can pull this off. Two that I've seen play live are Brian Setzer and Dave Meniketti. These guys can really rip it up on guitar while singing challenging stuff. It's mind blowing to me.

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