Today I listened to a great album and got this idea.

I wanted to start a thread to highlight examples of techniques done very well....
whether it be an album or song. I hope it will help beginners and advanced
players alike.

I'd like to ask everyone to stick with the theme and not let this end up as a
conversation about potato salad, car engines, the biggest sports salaries or
whatever random thing a thread can turn into..lol

Id like to start out with *Blue Oyster Cult* Extended versions live.
This album is quite a long suggestion, but there are countless examples
of how to incorporate many sounds from other genres into one other.
You can hear almost every American style of music from the 30's to late 60's.
It's like a clinic.
I bet Charlie Brown's teacher's name was Mrs.Hammett
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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - 1)Abbatoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
2) Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
I think these two albums show how you can incorporate a wide range of instuments and styles with incredible songwriting.
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Ah very good point. Charlie__flynn, you've out smarted me


crit4crit on 'acoustic 1 (with piano)' here

Rate my playing skills please.
Alternate Picking - Any solo by Al Di Meola
String Skipping - Paul gilbert - Scarified
Tapping - Michael Romeo (Carious)
Legato - Allan holdsworth (anything)
Sweeping - Jason Becker (Serrana)
Heavy Down stroke usage - Metallica riffs (pre reloaded era)
Pick scrape - Any PunkRock band

The "Re-incarnation of Plato" Award 2009
(most intelligent)
The "Good Samaritan" Award 2009 (most helpful)

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Who's Andy Timmons??
Shawn Lane - Everything although standouts for me are Good People In Times Of Evil w/Jonas Hellborg and Two Doors also w/ Jonas Hellborg.
Basically he displays a vast array of different technical approaches aswell as using crazy syncopation, and using lots of staccato in his playing to great effect. To be fair there are far too many perks of his playing and composition to list.

Miles Davis - Most of his stuff although especially earlier albums.
Basically he was a total innovator who continued to vary his style to an extent that it was frowned upon quite a bit at the time but now some of these same works are heralded as very influential.

John Coltrane - Giant Steps, Blue Train and A Love Supreme.
Very innovative...made use of lots of different upper extensions etc over chord changes and had a very original style.

Chris Poland - All his Ohm cds, Return To Metalopolis and his Megadeth work.
Totally awesome. His style is totally unique and his note choice, phrasing etc are beautiful.

Cant really be botherd listing artists all day but I would definately say check the above ones out.