#1
this may be kinda weird but i grew up listening to classical music before i got into rock and metal music,and my dad hated it when it happened! :P but i do have a liking for classical music specifically violin centred stuff like antonio Vivaldi
anyways,i'd like to get into the world of neoclassical rock/metal,instrumental or other......can anyone suggest tracks i can get into in that genre,things to play to get accustomed to that direction? preferably stuff i can play with one guitar or in a one guitar band
and please guys,no malmsteen! and not scarified!!
thanks in advance!
#4
muse's new album is supposed to be heavily orchestral backed music and it supposedly includes a 16 minute symphony, failing that you've got cannon rock
#5
Quote by britishsligean
muse's new album is supposed to be heavily orchestral backed music and it supposedly includes a 16 minute symphony, failing that you've got cannon rock

Only the end of the album includes large use of an orchestra really
great album though
#6
Jason Becker definitely. This is cliche, but: Yngwie Malmsteen. Anyone who shreds is a liar to say that he isn't influential. Try Perpetual Burn by Becker. Black Star by Malmsteen. Check out Vinnie Moore and Tony MacAlpine too.
#7
Jeff Loomis' solo album "Zero Order Phase" has a lot of interesting neo-classical/progressive shred pieces.

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#8
Malmstee....

OH... whoops

Um...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A
THIS^
It was one of the first things I tried to play when I first got into guitar seriously/
It was way above my skill level, but I spent hours and weeks and eventually things began to come together and I would have to say it was one of the most useful things I've ever done on guitar. It got me into fingerstyle, and showed me some amazing harmonies.
If you don't learn to play it, at least just close your eyes and listen to it.
I got lost for days....
#9
Quote by IROn 5L1nKY
Malmstee....

OH... whoops

Um...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A
THIS^
It was one of the first things I tried to play when I first got into guitar seriously/
It was way above my skill level, but I spent hours and weeks and eventually things began to come together and I would have to say it was one of the most useful things I've ever done on guitar. It got me into fingerstyle, and showed me some amazing harmonies.
If you don't learn to play it, at least just close your eyes and listen to it.
I got lost for days....

Yeah I love this piece I used to play it all the time I tried to learn it when I first started guitar too
#10
Also, there's a lesson in the December 2009 Issue of guitar world from Lamb of God that is actually pretty clasically influenced, and it's metal stylized to boot! I found it contained a high level of ass kickery and spent a few hours getting it down to speed and making up some stuff when I got inspired by it
#11
cool suggestions guys! but its all instrumental,is there any band that does that sort of thing with vocals? i only know symphony X!
#12
Classico??? jk

but seriosly look up vinnie moore or if your realy up to it speed kills by MaB
#14
Well most of Yngwie's Stuff has vocals. I don't know if you are in to power metal vocals though. If you're into heavier/screaming stuff, there are a lot of progressive technical metal bands out there that are extremely classical based.
#15
Quote by IROn 5L1nKY
Malmstee....

OH... whoops

Um...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A
THIS^
It was one of the first things I tried to play when I first got into guitar seriously/
It was way above my skill level, but I spent hours and weeks and eventually things began to come together and I would have to say it was one of the most useful things I've ever done on guitar. It got me into fingerstyle, and showed me some amazing harmonies.
If you don't learn to play it, at least just close your eyes and listen to it.
I got lost for days....


wow i love this! its going to take me a LONG time but im going to get to work on this.


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#16
The guy asked for Neoclassical. Not classical itself.

This is a piece of Gentaro Satomura. I don't thing it has a proper name but it does has the neoclassical tone.
Love the damn thing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWVyO4gSq24
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#17
Quote by hminh87
The guy asked for Neoclassical. Not classical itself.

This is a piece of Gentaro Satomura. I don't thing it has a proper name but it does has the neoclassical tone.
Love the damn thing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWVyO4gSq24


To be fair, Neoclassical is a 20th century movement of classical movement. Neoclassical rock is different entirely. For someone who's studied classical it's the more obvious choice if rock isn't mentioned.
#18
^ He did mention it... Plus this is the electric guitar forum. It is rather hard not to lean toward the neoclassical-rock genre.
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#20
Quote by hminh87
The guy asked for Neoclassical. Not classical itself.

This is a piece of Gentaro Satomura. I don't thing it has a proper name but it does has the neoclassical tone.
Love the damn thing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWVyO4gSq24

Everything posted in this thread has been neo-classical music
Generally anything composed after 1900 is not considered classical music, thus it would be neo-classical

edit: I just realized what he meant by rock/metal, instrumental, or other
I took this as three separate things meaning it didn't necessarily have to be rock
Last edited by MLilienthal at Nov 28, 2009,
#21
Rob Marcello is one of my favorite neoclassical shred players. Check out some of his songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywo0Mc8ELEg

Also check out Jeff Loomis. Miles of Machines is a sick song!!
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#22
Cacophony. Both albums, but especially the first one. Speed Metal Symphony is THE definitive neoclassical album.
#24
Hmmm.... This is just my opinion on this, but try some Marty Friedman, Jason Becker and yes, even THE Yngwie Malmsteem >.<
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#25
Quote by 4_string_fury
This is what I ran into when I was first getting into neoclassical stuff, I likes it alot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZspGWM-aWs


wow i likes that too! i want that dvd now. does he just have one instructional dvd out and if not, do you know which one thats from?

just a side note, that asturias peice reminded me of the intro to behemoth-sculpting the throne ov seth. dont know why it did, but it spurred me to learn it.


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#26
Quote by MLilienthal
Everything posted in this thread has been neo-classical music
Generally anything composed after 1900 is not considered classical music, thus it would be neo-classical

edit: I just realized what he meant by rock/metal, instrumental, or other
I took this as three separate things meaning it didn't necessarily have to be rock



guys,it doesnt matter to me if it was neoclassical or neoclassical rock...i just want stuff that has been transcribed for electric or even acoustic guitar or has been played with the guitar-bass-drums-maybe vocals formula or is playable on guitar,if that makes any sense!

and thanks for all the replies!
#28
Quote by 4_string_fury
This is what I ran into when I was first getting into neoclassical stuff, I likes it alot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZspGWM-aWs



i used to love that a few years ago, still a pretty awesome video!

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#30
mmm Yngwie Malmsteen is the best known neoclasscal metal guitarist...Jason Becker, Joe Stump or Jeff Loomis...
#31
YJM was heavily influenced by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Rondo ala Turque by Mozart sounds good on electric with the distortion cranked and isn`t too challenging technically.

In the Hall of the Mountain King is another basic one

whatever you do DON`T play canon rock (everybody does it and it`s irritating..."not another canon rock vid")

vivaldi- four seasons is a nice challeging one

YJM - arpreggios from hell, it`s very generic and not really a song, it makes a great exercise though
#35
It took FOUR threads before Malmsteen was mentioned!!!
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#38
I saw Gentaro before Syu? daym lol

Try Galneryus, neo-classical power metal. The band does vocals (usually in broken english, but more recent stuff is in both english and japanese) their guitarist, Syu, does a LOT of demos with just intstrumental versiions of songs from the band.

eg:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FMh5Smpp1I (vocals)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0X3ENMRG6E (same song no vocals)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Hj5MlF-yg (no vocals)

Also Takayoshi Ohmura (VERY VERY Malmsteen-like)

eg:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZeO1gDOTjw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyFnNNdq4W8

Hell search young-guitar on youtube good majority of their players are neo-classical.
#39
Quote by IROn 5L1nKY
Malmstee....

OH... whoops

Um...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A
THIS^
It was one of the first things I tried to play when I first got into guitar seriously/
It was way above my skill level, but I spent hours and weeks and eventually things began to come together and I would have to say it was one of the most useful things I've ever done on guitar. It got me into fingerstyle, and showed me some amazing harmonies.
If you don't learn to play it, at least just close your eyes and listen to it.
I got lost for days....



You can play the Rasguados fluently?!

Damn you.
#40
Quote by ApeWeevil
To be fair, Neoclassical is a 20th century movement of classical movement. Neoclassical rock is different entirely. For someone who's studied classical it's the more obvious choice if rock isn't mentioned.



1. He specifically said Neoclassical rock/metal.

2. It´s an electric guitar forum, I would hope the context would help you.