musicandthewave
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I play lead and rhythm guitar and I sing pretty decent, but i don't think im good enough for my voice alone to get famous, so in the mean time before I find the right singer, I might have to take on the vocal duties, one thing is for sure is that I want to play the lead parts and sing, not just be regulated to the rhythm guitar, so a trio probably is what i want. I plan on playing alternative, metal, and rock, and some blues.


I don't see many guitarist in the like of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, etc... that plays the guitar solos and sing. People like James Hetfield sings and plays guitar but he plays rhythm.
Last edited by musicandthewave at May 14, 2010,
guitarsftw
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Alexi Laiho plays OK and sings OK. Put both of the abilities together, and he's pretty talented. Not really your style of music, though.

Matt Bellamy, maybe?
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i dont mean to sound rude but I dont understand the purpose of this post. are you trying to ask a question, or are you making a statement?
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Chuck Schuldiner, Muhammed Suiçmez.... any questions? :P
What?
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i dont mean to sound rude but I dont understand the purpose of this post. are you trying to ask a question, or are you making a statement?

he's bored, he has nothing better to do.
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i dont mean to sound rude but I dont understand the purpose of this post. are you trying to ask a question, or are you making a statement?

Both, I'm asking a question in addition to commenting on the subject.
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COB? Alexi plays lead and plays solos.
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Trey Anastasio of Phish.
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Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy is the only guitarist and sings.
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voidswarranties
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Didn't Stevie Ray Vaughan play lead guitar and sing? (That's all I can think of right now.)
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Geoff Tyson from T-Ride sings and plays amazing guitar at the same time. He is not the only front man in the band because all three guys in the band sings together but he can really play and sing at the same time.
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Quote by musicandthewave
People like James Hetfield sings and plays guitar but he plays rhythm.


When Hetfield plays live on songs like For Whom the Bell Tolls and Master of Puppets (the slow solo), he plays lead, and I'm sure he does on others too (I just can't think of any).

I'm not trying to prove you wrong, just giving an example.
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Josh Homme

Brilliant guitarist. Started out a decent singer but has gotten a lot better in it.
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Quote by voidswarranties
Didn't Stevie Ray Vaughan play lead guitar and sing? (That's all I can think of right now.)

assuming you are a guitar player... You should know that question like you know the back of your hands. Or was that a rhetorical question?

Warren Haynes is amazing at singing, and playing lead.
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If you physically can play lead and sing then good for you. Go for it!
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Dave Mustaine & Matt Heafy.
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Quote by aerosmith513
assuming you are a guitar player... You should know that question like you know the back of your hands. Or was that a rhetorical question?


Rhetorical. Not only was Stevie Ray Vaughan's music the first rock music I've probably ever heard, I can actually say that I heard it on a regular basis before I was born, because dad owns several of his albums and they're among his favorite music and apparently I reacted to it from in the womb. Not that I'm a well-practiced guitar player yet, but yeah.
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Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains. The thing about AIC is that while they definitely have a defined lead singer (Layne Staley/William DuVall), Jerry provides alot of the backing vocals through the duration of songs and in many cases takes over lead vocals completely. Plus, he balances out the rhythm/lead guitar parts well since he's the only guitarist.
EDIT: looking at your music style, JC would be perfect....Alice in Chains is like an alternative/metal/grunge blend
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Chris Cheney from the Living end, when they aren't playing songs like white noise to get some of the mainstream attention, he can actually play some very good guitar and sing, listen to carry me home and you'll see.
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I JUST HAVE TO POINT OUT THAT those guys in T-Ride play extremely difficult stuff when they sing. I have to admit that I really can't understand how they could pull their shit of life
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Dave Mustaine, Alexi Laiho, Mille Petrozza, Matt Heafy, David Gilmour
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Hendrix if you consider him lead, since he combined lead and rhythm.
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D.Boon and Brian Setzer are two of the best singer/lead guitarists that i know of
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MKH from Trivium is the lead vocalist and swaps the lead/rhythm guitar roles with Corey

Robb Flynn - again, but he does more rhythm part and often pulls out a killer solo/lead riff
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Quote by guitarsftw
Alexi Laiho plays OK and sings OK. Put both of the abilities together, and he's pretty talented. Not really your style of music, though.

Matt Bellamy, maybe?
Well, he has to, because he's the only guitarist in the band
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Jimi Hendrix
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the singer from acrtic monkeys sings lead and play lead guitar.. im sorry i cant remember his name.. and arctic monkeys are amazing