#1
My playing has become sort of one dimensional and i only play stuff John Petrucci. I want to start to play different stuff and i figured if i liked petrucci, i could play the things that influenced and inspired him. any recommendations.

except for rush please ive learned a few songs from them already.
#2
"He was a largely self-taught guitarist who developed his skills through attempts to match the skill of his idols, who included Steve Morse, Steve Howe, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Al Di Meola, Alex Lifeson and Allan Holdsworth. He has jokingly referred to his guitar idols as "the Steves and the Als"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Petrucci#Musical_style

Look for yourself next time you lazy asshole.
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#3
They were inspired off Yes, Metallica, and Iron Maiden very much.
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"He was a largely self-taught guitarist who developed his skills through attempts to match the skill of his idols, who included Steve Morse, Steve Howe, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Al Di Meola, Alex Lifeson and Allan Holdsworth. He has jokingly referred to his guitar idols as "the Steves and the Als"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Petrucci#Musical_style

Look for yourself next time you lazy asshole.


That helps a lot

and thanks for the comment

it is true though
#5
most prog has been influenced in some way.
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