innovine
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#1
I'm interested in learning something new on the guitar, but most everything seems to be either brootalz or a guy in need of a haircut doing wanky shredding. Isn't there anything out there that's good, and not cheesy? Perferrably by a guitarist with a decent haircut?
DanBrown93
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#3
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. Stupidly good tunes and tasteful solo's Although their hair might be a bit too long for you ;P
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#4
Neil Zaza - I'm alright
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Joe Satriani - 10 words
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#6
Quote by takachan
Neil Zaza - I'm alright
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Joe Satriani - 10 words

Yeah. Can't go wrong with Satch (or Eric Johnson)...Satch has no hair to make fun of.

Edit: Except for wicked gorilla arm hair.
MaggaraMarine
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#7
Seems like you are talking about metal, right?

I don't know what you are after but I listened to some Steve Vai today and enjoyed it a lot. So here are some cool songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZebCnNl0bI
Mainly Hendrix style rhythm and melody playing at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ebvbo6d5pg
Cool acoustic song.
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#8
MaggaraMarine- You sound like you're just coming around to liking Vai. Welcome, you.
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Anything by The Cult - their stuff goes from ridiculously easy to surprisingly complex.

Billy Duffy has had several haircuts over the years, you can pick your favourite.

Also, despite their longevity there are still a lot of their songs waiting to be tabbed, which gives you two advantages:
  • You can't cheat, you have to learn the song properly
  • Once you've learned it, you get to submit the tab in the knowledge that you aren't simply redoing something that's already here.
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#11
I'm interested in learning something new on the guitar, but most everything seems to be either brootalz or a guy in need of a haircut doing wanky shredding. Isn't there anything out there that's good, and not cheesy? Perferrably by a guitarist with a decent haircut?


Normal bands?

What do you listen to? Work it out on guitar. Repeat till you're ****ing amazing at guitar. Works for most people.
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#13
Quote by Dimarzio45
MaggaraMarine- You sound like you're just coming around to liking Vai. Welcome, you.

Actually not. But today was a Vai day. But yeah, I think today I found some cool Vai stuff but really I have always liked his playing. (And I had heard those songs before but today they just sounded cooler than before.)
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#14
Quote by GaryBillington
Anything by The Cult - their stuff goes from ridiculously easy to surprisingly complex.

Billy Duffy has had several haircuts over the years, you can pick your favourite.

Also, despite their longevity there are still a lot of their songs waiting to be tabbed, which gives you two advantages:
  • You can't cheat, you have to learn the song properly
  • Once you've learned it, you get to submit the tab in the knowledge that you aren't simply redoing something that's already here.

Yes. Billy Duffy is an awesome guitarist. Learn Fire Woman. Some cool riffs in that song. Really great tune.
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#15
Quote by MaggaraMarine
Actually not. But today was a Vai day. But yeah, I think today I found some cool Vai stuff but really I have always liked his playing. (And I had heard those songs before but today they just sounded cooler than before.)

For me, most days are Vai days.
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#16
Vai is very skilled, but he is not easy. Start with Satch and work up to Vai, that's what Im doing.
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#17
What level is TS? That would've helped a lot. I actually forgot that he/she wanted to learn something new....I thought listen to something new....Had I remembered that, I wouldn't have posted Stanley Jordan.
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#18
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Joe Pass
Jim Hall
Wes Montgomery
Freddy Green
Frank Vignola

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#19
Depends on your skill level. Over the past few months I've branched out to blues guitar and fell in love with Stevie Ray Vaughan's music. His stuff his hard but, doable.
innovine
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#20
Thanks for the suggestions. I really should have been more specific. Vai and satch are everything I hate about guitar. Different strokes for different folks is all, but I find that sort of guitarwork to be so very boring. I'd like something with less notes, less flash, less pretension. I listen to a good deal of postrock and stoner rock, but its all so full of itself trying to be the baddest or the most apocalyptic or the most epic. Where is the more mellow instrumental stuff? I'm currently listening to Yawning mans 'rock formations' album and its a breath of fresh air. Probably not going to make my all time fave list but it sounds like someone playing because they like it, not because they are trying to be the hardest or something. Although I like odd timings and stuff like cloudkicker, I find most metal to be just a dick waving contest in one way or another. I haven't really gotten into progrock cos it always seems like an interesting musical enjoyment is put second stage to complexity. I've been learning a little bossa nova for fun too, its a challenge yet still rather mellow. Not sure I dig the style really but its still washing my ears from all the rock aggression.
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#22
Freepower's suggestion is perfect.

Listen to music that turns you on and listen to it and play it until you are a guitar legend playing music you love.
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innovine
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#23
Quote by 20Tigers
Freepower's suggestion is perfect.

Listen to music that turns you on and listen to it and play it until you are a guitar legend playing music you love.


Yeah, but I was asking for some suggestions on something new, not something I already know about. I'm a bit bored listening to and playing the stuff I listen to and play.
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#24
Quote by innovine
Thanks for the suggestions. I really should have been more specific. Vai and satch are everything I hate about guitar. Different strokes for different folks is all, but I find that sort of guitarwork to be so very boring. I'd like something with less notes, less flash, less pretension. I listen to a good deal of postrock and stoner rock, but its all so full of itself trying to be the baddest or the most apocalyptic or the most epic. Where is the more mellow instrumental stuff? I'm currently listening to Yawning mans 'rock formations' album and its a breath of fresh air. Probably not going to make my all time fave list but it sounds like someone playing because they like it, not because they are trying to be the hardest or something. Although I like odd timings and stuff like cloudkicker, I find most metal to be just a dick waving contest in one way or another. I haven't really gotten into progrock cos it always seems like an interesting musical enjoyment is put second stage to complexity. I've been learning a little bossa nova for fun too, its a challenge yet still rather mellow. Not sure I dig the style really but its still washing my ears from all the rock aggression.

Then I guess you didn't listen to the two songs I sent you. They aren't typical shredding. Vai has lots of other stuff than just shredding and that's why I chose to post those songs. At least have a listen. But yeah, you don't need to like it of course.
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#25
Suggest a song thread.
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