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I want to derive some influence from classical music in my playing and I just wanted to know any good composers to listen to or help me do this. So, can anyone list off the specific influences composer-wise on Ritchie Blackmore, Malmsteen and Becker and composers that are good to listen to in general?
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If its yngwie, vivaldi and bach are a good start to get a feel for their playing.

Baroque, albeit it may sound cheesy at times, is nice to listen and analyze because alot of it follows "textbook" music theory.
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Ouch. All the threads you made weren't exactly questions that could only be answered by UG. So lay off, man. The only person that looks bad is the one that makes a snide remark, instead of the one that chooses to contribute.
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the baroque and classical eras are great, but also take a look into the Romantic era...thats where the more dramatic works are...check out Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 by Edward Elgar-the 1st mvmt of the piece
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You clearly aren't even remotely familiar with classical music, which makes me wonder why you want it to influence you. Here's a tip: Listen to it.
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listen to some f*cking violin guy called Niccolo Paganini. He pwnd back in teh timez. And he's a pretty cool guy.
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listen to some f*cking violin guy called Niccolo Paganini. He pwnd back in teh timez. And he's a pretty cool guy.


paganini is great...if you're a fan of malmsteen you'll really like him. he was wayyyy ahead of his time.
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he was wayyyy ahead of his time.


Eh? He was extremely technically proficient, but there was nothing terribly innovative about his music. Do people even bother listening to any of these composers before talking about them? There aren't really any similarities between his music and Malmsteen's (or between Malmsteen's and classical music in general).
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I want to derive some influence from classical music in my playing and I just wanted to know any good composers to listen to or help me do this. So, can anyone list off the specific influences composer-wise on Ritchie Blackmore, Malmsteen and Becker and composers that are good to listen to in general?


Malmsteen, Blackmore, and Becker all make music with almost no classical influence.
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You clearly aren't even remotely familiar with classical music, which makes me wonder why you want it to influence you. Here's a tip: Listen to it.


On what grounds would you say I'm unfamiliar? I want to be influenced by it because I like it.
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I don't really know much about Malmsteem and the like, so I can't give you specific influences to them. But I started out playing violin before switching to guitar, so I can give you a little advice for good composers.

There're the obvious ones like Mozart, Bach, Beethoven - John Lennon wrote "Because" after hearing his Moonlight Sonata. Chopin is also great, as well as Vivaldi and Pachelbel. And listen to Georg Phillipp Telemann. His Sonata for Two Violins is amazing, as well as his Viola Concerto.
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Quote by MRavioli
I want to derive some influence from classical music in my playing and I just wanted to know any good composers to listen to or help me do this. So, can anyone list off the specific influences composer-wise on Ritchie Blackmore, Malmsteen and Becker and composers that are good to listen to in general?



Do you just want to have Classical music an influence just for the sake of having Classical influences?


That is probably the stupid thing I have ever heard.
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On what grounds would you say I'm unfamiliar? I want to be influenced by it because I like it.


What?


You can't learn to be influenced by a specific music dude. It is something that comes natural
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On what grounds would you say I'm unfamiliar? I want to be influenced by it because I like it.


If you want to be influenced by it. Analyze it. Learn to play it. And learn to play all the parts of a song, rather than just the violin, or flute part, translated to guitar, as the main thing behind classical music is how its put together, not in the actual melodies present.

Once you are familiar with what makes classical music classical (in terms of the sound, not whatever historical classification you might use), then emulating it should be fairly easy. However, it really requires you to know the music well, rather than just hope we can right things down on a forum. It involves so many things, that we can't make a list.
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Ouch. All the threads you made weren't exactly questions that could only be answered by UG. So lay off, man. The only person that looks bad is the one that makes a snide remark, instead of the one that chooses to contribute.


no... not really.
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Eh? He was extremely technically proficient, but there was nothing terribly innovative about his music. Do people even bother listening to any of these composers before talking about them? There aren't really any similarities between his music and Malmsteen's (or between Malmsteen's and classical music in general).

every person ive heard talk about him says they think of violin music as before paganini, and after paganini. if you know of anyone who played and wrote like him before he came around, id sure like to hear it.

as for his music being similar to malmsteens, your right its not at all. but he does stat him as an influence. listening to paganini could only help really.
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^^^Violin sucks. Cello's where it's at baby

And classical music (When used in the sense most people use it i.e western art music as a whole) is a vast area of music and almost impossible to generalise. At least such a thing is not within the scope of a post on an internet forum.
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^^^Violin sucks. Cello's where it's at baby

And classical music (When used in the sense most people use it i.e western art music as a whole) is a vast area of music and almost impossible to generalise. At least such a thing is not within the scope of a post on an internet forum.


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^^^Violin sucks. Cello's where it's at baby

And classical music (When used in the sense most people use it i.e western art music as a whole) is a vast area of music and almost impossible to generalise. At least such a thing is not within the scope of a post on an internet forum.

violin sucks? what are you 12? i love the cello but violin doesnt suck.
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violin sucks? what are you 12? i love the cello but violin doesnt suck.
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I like the violin as much anyone but I played in a school orchestra and I've seen some pretty bad violin players.
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