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So pit, do you have any guitarists who you find particularly difficult to copy?
I don't mean people who play way beyond your technical ability, just guitarists whose particular nuances you find difficult to pin down.
I always struggle playing Dave Mustaine's solos; his note choice is so different to what I would play, and he does some bizarre stretches.
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#2
Andy Timmons. It's the little things that matter in his songs.
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Thomas Erak.


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I can't play any of Robert Smith's solos. His chord progressions are comfortable though.
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#10
Jimmy Page. I know a lot of his solos are pentatonic stuff, but some of his songs have some really crazy chords that I'd never normally play.
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Both the guys from Dark Tranquillity. I have never in my whole year ( ) of playing been able to successfully complete a DT song at full tempo.
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Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Joe Satriani

I look at some of thir tabs and a little piece of me dies.
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Steve Vai
Paul Gilbert
Stevie Ray Vaughan
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I look at some of thir tabs and a little piece of me dies.

Some of his string skipping licks absolutely blow my mind. Paul Gilbert is inhuman.
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Some Jimi Hendrix songs. Not so much the solo's but the way he does some of his rhythm part is hard for me.
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Thomas Erak.


...had to say it
Ironically, I play his stuff better than a lot of simple stuff because my playing style is kinda similar...

On that note, Matt Bellamy. I don't know why, but for some reason, his style is really awkward for me.
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You know, actually, you may not think it so much, but I've actually found it really hard to emulate Michael Akerfeldt's soloing style (he's from Opeth)
It's not so much that they're outrageously techincally challenging, but he has a real grace that only comes with having played the guitar for many many years and being very comfortable with it, like it was natural from the day he was born.
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Elliot Easton from The Cars. I mean I can play his solos just fine, just the way he plays them are so weird. He doesn't think linear like 99% of all guitarists, he's just weird about his note selection.
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Agree with people who said Thomas Erak. His style is kinda loose but real exact at the same time and I struggle to nail his style.
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The guys from Darkest Hour do some pretty nasty rhythm sections that blend fast alternate string skipping picking with sweeping.

And anything Christ Storey does from All Shall Perish, general blows my balls apart. **** that guy.
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Paul Waggoner.

So this is basically the "name really technical guitarists" thread?
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Paul Waggoner.

So this is basically the "name really technical guitarists" thread?


nah, Matt Bellamy and Thomas Erak aren't very technical, just a very unique style.
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Paul Waggoner.

So this is basically the "name really technical guitarists" thread?


It wasn't supposed to be, it just seems a lot of people replied without reading the OP.
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Marty Friedman. That guy always comes up with something new that I have no idea how to play
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Some Jimi Hendrix songs. Not so much the solo's but the way he does some of his rhythm part is hard for me.


I have to agree.

I'm usually pretty good with rhythm, but when attempting his stuff, he never fails to blow my mind, and make me weep in defeat.
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#34
Marty Friedman and Alex Lifeson too.. weird stuff.
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Elliot Easton from The Cars. I mean I can play his solos just fine, just the way he plays them are so weird. He doesn't think linear like 99% of all guitarists, he's just weird about his note selection.


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a lot of jazz guitarists can be pretty hard to emulate
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Ironically, I play his stuff better than a lot of simple stuff because my playing style is kinda similar...

On that note, Matt Bellamy. I don't know why, but for some reason, his style is really awkward for me.



Same. I guess since he's my inspiration and i started playing because of him his legato style comes easy to me
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#40
john petrucci, but also Michael Romeo. Romeo uses scales ive never even heard of. He just makes them up on the spot based around two notes. he made up some scale just using C and F# and just improved a scale over it and made it sound awesome
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