#1
Hi guys I just listened to something by Tchaikovsky and was blown away.

I knew that prog rock/metal had classical infuence but I couldn't see any similarites until I actually LISTENED to the Tchaikovsky peice.

I listen to a lot of Tool and Dream Theater but when I tried writing progressive songs I just sounded like a complete rip-off (except that I'm nowhere near the the level of mastery as Petrucci... or Jones for that matter). I think listening to other genres that influence these artists will help, especially classical.

Thanks.
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#3
Thanks, redwing_suck, for re-opening this.

So, if anyone could reccomend me some classical composers that I could really learn from, it would be very much appreciated!
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#6
try granville bantock's celtic symphony---i think it was used recently on a national lottery advert---;it inspires the hell out of me.
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#7
for classical my favourite is the 24th caprice by nicolo paganini.
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