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#1
well, as the title says

how would you describe your playing style? simplistic? complex? unorthodox?
personally i prefer to not stick to one scale, i prefer to use maybe 4/5 different scales
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#2
unorthodox, definitely. I like to use very exotic skills with a weird sweeping technique, think Marty Friedman.
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#3
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#4
i built mine off of dimes
some techniques are the same, but im trying to get into alternate picking more
and also sweep picking, not sure if dime could sweep
also i use triplets a lot like slayer
#5
Crappy and no technique whatsoever
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#7
I play alot of funk now, in my new band. Im getting a really good feel for it too. Also im heavily influenced by Jonny Greenwood so you'll see alot of tremolo picking and dissonance in my playing! Also i think I get alot of feel out of the instrument - which I can't say alot of my friends do (damn metalhead or just plain rubbish!) Bad things would be that I cant change between note awfully quickly, so I hammer on and pull off alot. And I need to learn more theory.
#10
Gonna jump on the crappy bandwagon.
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#12
i like chunky rifs mixed with melodic chords (usually octave chords)

and i like fast riffs usually based around Dm or Am
#14
loud rock n roll music at a funky fast paced beat.

if you wanted to be a blues/rock/jam guitarist, i'd be your hero. and i'm not bragging. it's not bragging if you're really that good. haha.
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#15
erm..I use a lot of blues licks with chromatics thrown in...kind of chaotic I guess, think a less talented and less shreddy and technical kind of Chris Poland.
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#16
and the dude that was talking about "needing to get into alternate picking more", if you can't alternate pick, you're definently not very far in the game. keep going. learn to alternate pick. makes your playing sound much smoother. and you can play faster.
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#17
Kind of mix between Neil Young and SRV. The blues influence with the um..."unique" (don't want to say bad or sloppy) Young style.
#18
Somewhat simplistic, with occasional spikes in the difficulty. For some reason it just works. I also like the occasional odd note pattern, in the likes of Modest Mouse type stuff.
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#19
fast, but with emphasis on note choice and melody. Alex skolnick/not quite as good as marty friedman style
#20
Not being harsh here, but how the hell does alternate picking make your playing 'smoother' ? If anything it makes it much more percussive and gives you less scope for accents, than playing the same pattern with legato.
#21
i pretend i'm having sex with my instrument. oh, wait, forget pretend
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#25
Minimalistic, pseudo-blues. I'm a rhythm guitarist, so my technique is more on strum patterns and creative use of empty space. I like to believe i ephasize my lead guitarist very well.

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#26
I have some cool little riffs and then just a nice little chord progression,

I like to give my songs a lot of different parts. like my current song i'm working on has

Intro
Verse
Intro
Verse
GuitarBridge
BassBridge
Intro
Intro
Verse
ending

And I want to put a bass solo/drum thing in right after the bass bridge. There's also going to be a trumpet part. It's a swing song.

If you're talking about just jamming, I don't know, I've never just jammed on guitar. Only on drums.
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#27
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unorthodox, definitely. I like to use very exotic skills with a weird sweeping technique, think Marty Friedman.


I idolise him
off the top of his head he knew about 25 different scales and was able to play them smoothly
the man is a god
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#28
Lots and lots of improv. I'm seriously ADD with my playing, I like the music to be coming from my soul and not my memory, so when I write a song or learn a song I only bother to remember/write the concept of the peice, and not neccisarily note for note.

And I try to be unique, what's been done has been done, to do it again would be redundant, I wan't what works for me, not what worked for Satriani or Claypool.
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#30
Id say complex, probably. I play metal, but strict and structured metal, so more like classical music than like early metal. I allways concentrate on getting my chords exactly on the semiquaver or semidemiquaver, and I do a lot of rapid fire power chords, kind of like scar symmetry.
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#31
unorthodox i find myself playing a bunch of crap in mixolydian and lydian a lot with a lot of octave chords with open strings in them with a lot of really really fast runs and stuff
but its not what ud expect
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#32
I dunno. Weird I guess. Well, people tell me they've never seen anyone play like me....and that's in no way me bragging.

When I play heavy, the tone I go for is always as twangy, high and shrill as I can get and I always ALWAYS play single notes. I hate playing chords when I'm playing heavy. As long as I'm just playing the root note of a chord, I get what I want.


But I don't like playing heavy normally. In that case, just whatever sounds good.


Also, I hate solos.
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#33
My rythm sounds similar to Metallicas rythm work, with loads of palm muting and power chords, and my solos are a mix of Dimebag, Zakk Wylde and Jimi Hendrix.
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#34
Well, I'm at a stage where I play a good amount of Pentatonic to get used to it, and I bend alot with my index finger. I hammer-on, and pull-of as often as I bend, and try to slide into some notes sometimes, to make it seem less repetitive. Other than that... I don't play too fast, I'm working on my alternate picking right now, so I kinda try to play slower bluesy rock.

So, simplistic.
#35
Fluent like Jozé Gonzales, licks like John Frusciante and creative (but not in a bad way).
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#36
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i play really heavy but melodic stuff, like Killswitch Engage, And i love my Pinch harmonics/squealies ;p
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#37
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Like sex; Fast, hard, but disappointing when I finally come off from playing with tons of blisters and a broken G-string.


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#39
Like a chihuahua raping a chicken, this also a good description for my tone.
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#40
If brian may had sex with jimmy page. Then made it somewhat slower


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