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Old 04-08-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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non-wanky guitar music?

I'm interested in learning something new on the guitar, but most everything seems to be either brootalz or a guy in need of a haircut doing wanky shredding. Isn't there anything out there that's good, and not cheesy? Perferrably by a guitarist with a decent haircut?
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Stupidly good tunes and tasteful solo's Although their hair might be a bit too long for you ;P
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #4
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Neil Zaza - I'm alright
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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What genre do you want? Guitar music is a very, very broad thing, so it would be best to specify at least a bit more.

For instrumental (prog) rock music:
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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Neil Zaza - I'm alright
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Joe Satriani - 10 words

Yeah. Can't go wrong with Satch (or Eric Johnson)...Satch has no hair to make fun of.

Edit: Except for wicked gorilla arm hair.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:05 PM   #7
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Seems like you are talking about metal, right?

I don't know what you are after but I listened to some Steve Vai today and enjoyed it a lot. So here are some cool songs:

Mainly Hendrix style rhythm and melody playing at the same time.


Cool acoustic song.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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MaggaraMarine- You sound like you're just coming around to liking Vai. Welcome, you.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #9
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #10
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Anything by The Cult - their stuff goes from ridiculously easy to surprisingly complex.

Billy Duffy has had several haircuts over the years, you can pick your favourite.

Also, despite their longevity there are still a lot of their songs waiting to be tabbed, which gives you two advantages:
  1. You can't cheat, you have to learn the song properly
  2. Once you've learned it, you get to submit the tab in the knowledge that you aren't simply redoing something that's already here.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:11 PM   #11
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I'm interested in learning something new on the guitar, but most everything seems to be either brootalz or a guy in need of a haircut doing wanky shredding. Isn't there anything out there that's good, and not cheesy? Perferrably by a guitarist with a decent haircut?


Normal bands?

What do you listen to? Work it out on guitar. Repeat till you're ****ing amazing at guitar. Works for most people.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:12 PM   #12
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #13
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MaggaraMarine- You sound like you're just coming around to liking Vai. Welcome, you.

Actually not. But today was a Vai day. But yeah, I think today I found some cool Vai stuff but really I have always liked his playing. (And I had heard those songs before but today they just sounded cooler than before.)
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #14
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Anything by The Cult - their stuff goes from ridiculously easy to surprisingly complex.

Billy Duffy has had several haircuts over the years, you can pick your favourite.

Also, despite their longevity there are still a lot of their songs waiting to be tabbed, which gives you two advantages:
  1. You can't cheat, you have to learn the song properly
  2. Once you've learned it, you get to submit the tab in the knowledge that you aren't simply redoing something that's already here.

Yes. Billy Duffy is an awesome guitarist. Learn Fire Woman. Some cool riffs in that song. Really great tune.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #15
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Actually not. But today was a Vai day. But yeah, I think today I found some cool Vai stuff but really I have always liked his playing. (And I had heard those songs before but today they just sounded cooler than before.)

For me, most days are Vai days.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #16
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Vai is very skilled, but he is not easy. Start with Satch and work up to Vai, that's what Im doing.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #17
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What level is TS? That would've helped a lot. I actually forgot that he/she wanted to learn something new....I thought listen to something new....Had I remembered that, I wouldn't have posted Stanley Jordan.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #18
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #19
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Depends on your skill level. Over the past few months I've branched out to blues guitar and fell in love with Stevie Ray Vaughan's music. His stuff his hard but, doable.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:54 AM   #20
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Thanks for the suggestions. I really should have been more specific. Vai and satch are everything I hate about guitar. Different strokes for different folks is all, but I find that sort of guitarwork to be so very boring. I'd like something with less notes, less flash, less pretension. I listen to a good deal of postrock and stoner rock, but its all so full of itself trying to be the baddest or the most apocalyptic or the most epic. Where is the more mellow instrumental stuff? I'm currently listening to Yawning mans 'rock formations' album and its a breath of fresh air. Probably not going to make my all time fave list but it sounds like someone playing because they like it, not because they are trying to be the hardest or something. Although I like odd timings and stuff like cloudkicker, I find most metal to be just a dick waving contest in one way or another. I haven't really gotten into progrock cos it always seems like an interesting musical enjoyment is put second stage to complexity. I've been learning a little bossa nova for fun too, its a challenge yet still rather mellow. Not sure I dig the style really but its still washing my ears from all the rock aggression.

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