#1
Hey talk about and discuss your favorite japanese player in the up and coming neoclassical scene! I think mine has to be Takayoshi Ohmura or Gentaro Satomura, probably Takayoshi, for reasons like tone and phrasing. Who are your favorites? and why?
#2
Not sure...going to look up the guys you mentioned lol. Any others you mind mentioning?
#3
takayoshi is incredible, though he obviously idolizes malmsteen =] i quite like Syu, his band galneryus are really good
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#4
Syu, Jani Liimatatein, both good guys to start with, it's all pretty cool, doesn't have alot of replay value, unless you love power metal.. But it's all legit stuff, no bullshit, they can all phrase, let alone play their asses off, and takayoshi has great tone as far as i'm concerned
#5
I'm a big fan of the Japanese shred scene, I like Takayoshi Ohmura, Norifumi Shima (check out Concerto Moon), and Syu (I wouldn't class Galneryus or Spinalcord as shred, but he knows how to play that's for sure). One of my favourite guitarists is Circuit V Panther, a great shred guitarist who some of you might know from the band Sex Machineguns. I highly recommend you check out his solo material, his other band Elleguns and CYCLE.

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Syu, Jani Liimatatein, both good guys to start with, it's all pretty cool, doesn't have alot of replay value, unless you love power metal.. But it's all legit stuff, no bullshit, they can all phrase, let alone play their asses off, and takayoshi has great tone as far as i'm concerned


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#6
Shit, I guess I mistook that because he plays with the japanese guys. My fault though, the name sounds finish, I shoulda been able to make the comparison to jari maenpaa, similar grammar, and pronunceation, my bad. And I love sex machineguns lol
#7
Oh yeah, Taka-whatsisname is the shit.

Wait, lemme check them out.
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#9
I liked Syu, he's the one who loves his pink Tshirts, right?
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#10
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Takayoshi's awesome.
Gentaro, however....


I'm not really a fan of Gentaro myself, he's skilled, but I don't really think he brings anything new to the table.
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I think Gentaro's just plain boring.
Takayoshi, on the other hand, blew me away with his circle picking. The man has flawless technique.


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#13
apparently i need to check these guys out sometime soon
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of course good sir. HTW is great. it is...

check out his stuff in the Dixie Dregs though, its always overlooked. [Free Fall, What If and Full Circle are some of the best albums ever] lol. /shameless idolatry
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
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of course good sir. HTW is great. it is...

check out his stuff in the Dixie Dregs though, its always overlooked. [Free Fall, What If and Full Circle are some of the best albums ever] lol. /shameless idolatry


I love dixie dregs too, I just saw you had HTW as your avatar lol, my dad actually sometimes, phrases alot like steve morse

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#17
cool dude. i could imitate and play that, but improvising and phrasing is different.

hes awesome, man. im working on my improvising though. sometimes im in the improv group on UG [im a mod]

http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/onlineimprov
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i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...