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Old 01-04-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Question broadening my music horizons

Hello everybody.
Recently i have noticed that i have a hard time playing solos over funk or fusion backing tracks. This led me to conclusion that i have to listen overall to more music genres, because i haven't gone far from rock - metal and it's subgenres.

Can you suggest me some: fusion, funk, modern blues artists? Or any other genres that contributes to your playing.
When it comes for fusion, i really like MVPs Centrifugal, so anything similar would be great.

Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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How good of a player are you? If you've got the chops, I suggest you study some Guthrie Govan, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Shawn Lane, Al Di Meola, and Pat Metheny, if you don't know them all already... I don't have the chops, but love their music.

As for funk, I'm kind of new to the genre myself, but here are some good tunes:
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:37 PM   #3
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I'm still a pretty bad player. Have played for about 2 years and my sweeps and legato started comming together pretty ok. I am familliar with Shawn Lane and Guthrie Govan. I searched briefly Pat Metheny and Wolfgang Muthspiel, and at this hour in time they don't appeal too much for me. And thank you a lot for remembering me of Al Di Meola. My dad showed me few years ago him with Paco de Lucia live, and i really liked them.

Also, those funk tunes are great! I have already came up with some interesting phrases when fooling around my guitar while listening to them.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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i love when people want to hear fusion but don't want to hear jazz

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guitars are so limited, expand your horizons, mboy. even holdsworth is a self-loathing horn-emulator, and he's top of the line in the guitar world
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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That scared the shit out of me when i pressed play.
And i never said i don't want to hear jazz. I'm not used to it and i'm really tired now to start listening to it right off.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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guitars like any instrument has as many possible sounds as there has been people born throughout all of humanity there are no limits when it comes to music
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:01 AM   #7
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guitars like any instrument has as many possible sounds as there has been people born throughout all of humanity there are no limits when it comes to music
Right you are. There is a very limited amount of notes (well, strictly speaking in terms of 12tet), but an unlimited amount of sounds you can make with those notes.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:04 AM   #8
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Hello everybody.
Recently i have noticed that i have a hard time playing solos over funk or fusion backing tracks. This led me to conclusion that i have to listen overall to more music genres, because i haven't gone far from rock - metal and it's subgenres.

Can you suggest me some: fusion, funk, modern blues artists? Or any other genres that contributes to your playing.
When it comes for fusion, i really like MVPs Centrifugal, so anything similar would be great.

Thanks!


Go listen to Oz Noy, Scott Henderson and Tribal Tech, John Scofield, Wayne Krantz. All killer in the style in which you're interested.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #9
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #10
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When i started to get into prog, it opened a wide horizon of musical styles for me
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