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I have searched for a similiar thread on here but couldn't find any,so here it goes.I have started listening to neoclassical fairly recently,and so far have Speed Metal Symphony and Go Off! by Cacophony,Perpetual Burn by Jason Becker,Dragon's Kiss by Marty Friedman and Rising Force by Yngwie Malmsteen.Probably will get Malmsteen's Trilogy album soon.If you have any advices or anything to talk about connected to neoclassical metal,feel free to do it here.
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anyone know what scale neoclassical is usually played in? or any of the scales?
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#5
Most of minor scales I think.
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#6
Also try the Diminished Scales

The Steps are

T-S-T-S-T-S

Use any runs or arppegio's from that and you will have a very neoclassical sounding piece of music
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So basically, neoclassical metal = win, one of my favorite metal genres, and definitely one of the most fun to play.
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Symphony X is probably my favorite band with neoclassical influences.
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Only neoclassical piece that I can (partially) play is Malmsteen's Blitzkrieg,till the first major sweeping arpegio.

BTW,which neoclassical metal guitarists you find the most unique?
I would go with Marty (although I am biased).
Yngwie was also unique for his time,too bad many neoclassical players after him copied him shamesly.
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hahahahahahha but seriously, i'd say my favorites would be Rhoads, yngwie, friedman, and becker... oh and yes symphony x has some great neoclassical elements. i think neoclassical metal has somewhat died though due mostly to people like yngwie and michael angelo batio who although are great guitarists are also A-holes. other than that its a great genre that needs to be further exploited.

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I guess guitar virtuosos are not so popular today as they were in 80s.I mean,you have all that new technology with which you can make some crazy sounds and effects,so skill is not something as praised and sought as it was.
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becker.
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No one mentioned Savatage yet, or TSO!

Yeah, I like neoclassical, but I don't know a huge amount of it, and most of that is power/prog with neoclassical influences.
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Jason Becker does it for me. Can't get bored of Perpetual Burn and Perspective. His Raspberry/Blackberry jams are also awesome - there is some amazing and interesting guitarwork there... also cool to hear some of the songs being played by him before they were recorded all nicely and stuff
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isn't neoclassical basically very similar to power metal though? if thats the case, i could recommend loads of bands for that :P
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old children of bodom. oyu have to admit, alexi is a good lead guitarist. yngwie is good too, but i like to listen to heavier things.
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isn't neoclassical basically very similar to power metal though? if thats the case, i could recommend loads of bands for that :P

Only when the power metal band sounds neoclassical....

Like Symphony X, Adagio, Savatage etc.

There's big differences between symphonic and neoclassical even if you know what you're talking about.
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I absolutely love Neo-Classical metal. Trilogy Suite Opus 5 is a Neo-Classical masterpeice.
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I like some neoclassical stuff.

Rhapsody and Stratovarius have SOME neoclassical influences.
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I absolutely love Neo-Classical metal. Trilogy Suite Opus 5 is a Neo-Classical masterpeice.


That's the next album I am getting.So far I have only Rising Force by Yngwie.Would you reccomend me some other Malmsteen album beside those?
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I've just listened to Malmsteen's Trilogy,and I must say that I am not really impressed.While his skill remains unquestionable,the songs are not so diverse,and it sounds like some glam metal album with crazy soloing.It definately doesn't stand next to Rising Force.
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