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Old 01-19-2006, 07:06 AM   #1
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Guitar influence

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Read a post recently about guitar playing that is influenced by Edge can be easy to be stuck in a rut. I mean, he is a fantasic player but a lot of his originality seems to come from abusing the technology that he has. I want to expand my style and was wondering what other groups you listen to.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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practice some hendrix, stevie ray vaughan, eric clapton, led zeppelin, and lynyrd skynyrd, and you'll get better real fast! just make sure you practice and DONT GIVE UP.
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Old 01-20-2006, 01:15 AM   #3
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clapton for sure.
jon foreman [of Switchfoot] is one of mine.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:01 AM   #4
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easiest:Ramones
lil bit harder: Clash
next: Green day
next:U2
next:Rage against the machine
next:Clapton
next:Lynyrd Skynyrd
next Led Zeppelin

Add a little bit of ACDC and you're on the run
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:29 PM   #5
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my fave guitarists are Edge, Keith Richards (and Ronnie, lol) and John Frusciante.

I seem to have this big problem of not liking guitar music. causes a lot of trouble when you have to find music to play for exams...
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I like groups such as Pink Floyd (Gilmour's guitar playing > You), Joy Division (not the best guitar playing but it's certainly unique), New Order,
The Cure (no comment), The Jam, Echo And The Bunnymen, Television, Dream Theater, Ultravox, Eric Clapton, and, of course, U2.
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:23 PM   #7
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Funny that I should come upon this thread - I just wrote up a band advert that included some of my influences!

Radiohead | listen to The Bends or OK Computer for some crazy guitar courtesy of Jonny Greenwood

Pink Floyd | David Gilmour, enough said

Modest Mouse | Isaac Brock makes wonderful use of string bending and vibrato

Echo & The Bunnymen | Will Sergeant sounds a bit like early The Edge (it's actually the other way around - early Edge sounds like Will Sergeant) with a vibrato-heavy Middle Eastern flair. Listen to Porcupine (the album)

Joy Division | Somewhat simple, but good.

Television | Amazing riffs!

Interpol | Also very simple, yet with wonderfully moody atmosphere.

The Clash | Again, simple, but great rhythm and riffs.


I wish I could add him to my list of influences, but I can't play like him to save my life - Mark Knopfler of the Dire Straits. Wonderful guitarist.
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Old 01-22-2006, 12:07 PM   #8
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Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains. I love his riffs and tone. His riffs are not very complicated but still amazing.
Listen to Nutshell and you'll understand what i'm talkin' about
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Greenwood always fascinated me...

+ Pixies, The Who..

+ all named above
p.s. Just practice; that's the key!
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Van Halen (Eddie), Pink Floyd (Gilmour), Alice In Chains (Cantrell), Slash, Joe Satriani, Dream Theater (Petrucci)

AIC stuff is probably the easiest to play although, don't be fooled there are a few VH tunes that aren't that hard (Ain't Talkin Bout Love)
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my main non U2 guitar influences:

eric clapton, jeff beck, mark knopfler
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:35 PM   #12
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Listen to Pink Floyd. David Gilmour is da man!!!
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Re: Guitar influence

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Originally posted by Tinwal
I mean, he is a fantasic player but a lot of his originality seems to come from abusing the technology that he has.

abusing technology = go Edge!!!
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:18 AM   #14
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guitar influences the clash ,the ruts ,the jam ,
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Re: Guitar influence

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a lot of his originality seems to come from abusing the technology that he has
Whats the point of having technology if you cannot abuse it. Otherwise it be a dull world. Do you think that the people who invented the internet thought porn and p2p would make up most of of its usage today?

Back on topic. My favorite non-U2 influences are:

Rock: Dire Straits, Rage Against the Machine, Radiohead, Joe Satriani
Hardrock: Black Sabbath, led Zeppelin, Deep Purple/Rainbow
Metal: Metallica, Pantera, System of a Down
Blues: Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey, Walter Trout, George Thorogood, ZZ-Top
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:13 PM   #16
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The best guitar player for me is David Gilmour. He's the one who got me to pick up my guitar in the first place.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:45 PM   #17
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if anyone wants to see flying fingers, check out Trace Bundy.
www.tracebundy.com/music.html

watch the video section first:
Dueling Ninjas - some flying fingers for sure
Canon - where he plays the bass with his left hand, the notes with his right, and then switches, and then switches again. O.O
Patanga - just amazing. coordinated guy. multitasking at it's best
Hot Capo Stew - he starts off with 5 capos and plays in between them and whateverwhichway, and then starts taking them off one by one ;]
Those are my favorite, although the others are just as impressive.
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