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Which band are the most musically proficient (in your humble opinion)?
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Im gonna say Rush
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it's like impossible to name a band that's the most proficient with any amount of confidence in your answer....there are SO many bands.
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inb4 dragonforce
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The world of music is far too diverse to even begin to answer that question.
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one made up entirely of session musicians?

or some phillharmonic somewhere?
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The world of music is far too diverse to even begin to answer that question.



ill redefine...

band i.e more than 1 person, and the idea is to identify an equal amount of musicianship with each member, which when brought together merge with the ability to project melody harmony and rhythm the best as a whole.
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Dream Theater. Not a fan of some of their writing, but those guys can play.
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Dream Theater. Not a fan of some of their writing, but those guys can play.


technical proficiancy is not necessarily the same as musical proficiency by the way
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dream theater would be up there, but then they would have to worry bout fall out boy...
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Opeth is pretty good.
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technical proficiancy is not necessarily the same as musical proficiency by the way


yeah, but their musical proficiency is outstanding as well. They can really play most popular rock-based music thats out there. Note their covers of various Pink Floyd, Metallica, Muse, Zeppelin, etc.... if theres a rock/metal/blues/jazz/whatever song out there worth playing, chances are DT can play it, and well.

They also compose some excellent original material.
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yeah, images and words is an awesome album, and theres a bootleg album of the playing Maiden's number of the beast album pretty damb well
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the trio that john scofield put together for the his album "Enroute".
anyone that can make free jazz/hard bop sound effortless gets my vote. incredible album, everyone should check it out.
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Dream theater.

You've got a guitarist, bassist and drummer who met at Berkeley (sp?) college of music, a world reknowned keyboardist, and a professionally trained singer who still has impressive range and control after having ****ed his vocal chords up a couple times, including permanent damage.
#20
black sabbath... ****in killer riffs, groovy bass lines, insane drumming and interesting lyrics... bassically the best band evaaar
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I'd have to say Yes. Just listen to 'Close to the Edge'
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in terms of vocals its King Diamond hands down. guitar would probably be Joe Satriani or Yngwie Malmsteen. idk about bass or drums. maybe CoB or Dimmu Borgir for drums.
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Not the most proficiant, but definitely up there with the best. The most proficiant is Dream Theater, IMO.


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I'd take Queensryche over Dream Theater/Theatre any day.
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it's like impossible to name a band that's the most proficient with any amount of confidence in your answer....there are SO many bands.



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Yeah its really hard to answer TS question, I think we'd be better off going by genre.

For Prog rock, I'd say either, Tool or Pink Floyd.
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radiohead?
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#29
Not gonna get much support with this but...

Toto

Mostly because they've all been very saught after studio-musicans at one point or another. It's hard to pick up a record produced in L.A during the eighties and not find one of the guys in the credits.

Sadly they broke up last year...
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A few by genre:
Prog: Dream Theater (Berklee students, a talented keyboardist and a pro trained singer)
Metal: Trivium (Guitarists who can both shred, Drummer is insane, Bass not too shabby)
Rock: Coheed and Cambria (Claudio's voice is unparalled, Both guitarists can play, Mic Todd is an animal and Chris Pennie is a ****ing machine.)
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The buttercream gang
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I'd say Dream Theater, Opeth or Rush. Oh, and +1 for Toto!
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or the parker group that played koko, I mean someone being able to do that really memorable trumpet solo and then sprint behind the keys was great.

I took musically proficient to mean the best with theoritical knowledge of music, technical ability, and the ability to mold these things. They might not necessairly create the best music though
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Not gonna get much support with this but...

Toto

Mostly because they've all been very saught after studio-musicans at one point or another. It's hard to pick up a record produced in L.A during the eighties and not find one of the guys in the credits.

Sadly they broke up last year...

They definitely have to up there with the top few, even though I'm not a massive fan of their music.
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Rush.
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Protest The Hero=win

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Guitar=insane, drumming=insane, bass=groovy as hell, vocals=angelic singing, devil-like growling

Basically, pure win
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