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#1
I couldn't find a thread on him, so if there already is one, please direct me to it and embarrass me blatantly. If not, I guess this could be his thread.

Moving onto other business, what's your favorite instrumental by him? I find Blitzkrieg to be underrated, and I love Far Beyond The Sun.
#2
I'd bet theres a thread on him, he's kick-started the 80's shred phenomenon. He's a alright player, but a really cocky bastard. I think Blitzkrieg is alright, I like Evil Eye more though. His covers are pretty sweet too.
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#3
I really don't buy the whole "He's SOOOO cocky" argument. I've read interviews with him, and his attitude is more of a "confidant" than "cocky".
#4
Opinion:


I think he's a douche, and that he needs to just stop playing so that he can stop gathering tone-deaf followers/groupies.

Although I will say this; Black Star is a kick ****ing ass of a song, it melts my eardrums.
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I couldn't find a thread on him, so if there already is one, please direct me to it and embarrass me blatantly. If not, I guess this could be his thread.

Moving onto other business, what's your favorite instrumental by him? I find Blitzkrieg to be underrated, and I love Far Beyond The Sun.

Beethovens 5th Symphony and Far Beyond The Sun are probably my favourite, also, I`ve checked through pages and haven`t found any thread on him ( there should`ve been one by now ).It may have been deleted for being too long like the Myspace Pictures Thread, Original You Laugh You Lose Thread, Ban The User Above You Thread ect.
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#7
Trilogy Suite and Evil Eye are probably my favourite instrumentals. "Blue" is very good too. Hiroshima mon Armour are probably my all time favourite Yngwie song along with Dreaming(tell me).
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Bad TS.

I like him though, he gets some really unfair bad press.
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#10
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I will say this; Black Star is a kick ****ing ass of a song, it melts my eardrums.


+1, this song is awesome
#11
all he does is sit around eating cheesecakes alll day
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#13
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I think all you need of Yngwie is on the first album. Everything after that is redundant. Great album too if you remove the tracks with vocals. Even those are ok but I can't listen to them.


Yeah, the singer on Rising Force sucked.

Hard.

I did like Joe Turner, though. He was pretty boss.
#14
I love Yngwie, I just hate it when he goes nuts too much, it gets really repetitive sometimes and it gets a bit boring. Hence, the reason for his enemies.
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Bad TS.

I like him though, he gets some really unfair bad press.


Becuase his fan boys are the worest people ever... They think he's the greatest damn player ever when he hasn't wrote an orignal song in years... He does the same damn stuff over. I mean I think he's a good technical player, but he lacks emotion in his solos.

I mean he's good, but nowhere near the best. He is cocky if ever see a video of him play live he acts like he's the best damn one there. Sadly he's extremely washed up looking now. Just watch G3 live in Denvor, so washed up..
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#16
everyone has an opinion but i think yngwie is definately one of the best AND most emotive players in the genre.

not only did he popularize the movement, but he added his own style and persona to it. i'm more of a fan of his earlier work though. he attracts great singers for the songs with vocals, although the lyrics are sometimes pretty cheesy.

apart from that i enjoy the guitar and his tone, classic fender into cranked marshall sound.
#17
I can't say for sure what he's like in person, but based on the news that he makes ("Unleash the ****ing fury!" and other drunken favorites) and his self-centered attitude on stage ("One band, one sound"), I think he's a right prick. I've seen him in interviews, and he seems to have an aura that really pushes me away.

Now, musically, I find him to be exceedingly monotonous; I know it's been said before, but it needs saying. I'll admit that he's ONE of the people (later ones, too) to pioneer neoclassical metal (think on Uli Jon Roth and Ritchie Blackmore.. or Hell, even Van Halen in some instances), but that doesn't mean that he did it best. Hypothetically speaking, if he WAS indeed responsible for the movement, he only brought forth an idea and a spark of inspiration through which a great many shredders poured through.

I don't like to senselessly bash anyone, so I'm trying my damnedest to be fair; as such, I'll admit that I enjoyed Black Star and Dark Ages.

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I can't say for sure what he's like in person, but based on the news that he makes ("Unleash the ****ing fury!" and other drunken favorites) and his self-centered attitude on stage ("One band, one sound"), I think he's a right prick. I've seen him in interviews, and he seems to have an aura that really pushes me away.


I don't know about that; I've seen interviews with him where he makes complete sense to me, in one he said he writes all the music not out of arrogance or some sense of self-importance but because the band is named after him so he should write all the music, he even said (and this is the part I really agree with a lot) that if you name a band after yourself and don't write everything then you're more arrogant than he is.

Edit: I would however agree that the vast ajority of his fans are not the sharpest tools in the shed.
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#19
What's wrong with the guy, so what if he is arrogant or rude or whatever he is a great technical musician, I absolutely love his vibrato, I dont really like his strat shtik, but what the heck. The only thing I dont like about him is that sometimes he uses exactly the same licks in different songs, but you cant say that his music is bad.
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What's wrong with the guy, so what if he is arrogant or rude or whatever he is a great technical musician, I absolutely love his vibrato, I dont really like his strat shtik, but what the heck. The only thing I dont like about him is that sometimes he uses exactly the same licks in different songs, but you cant say that his music is bad.


Strat shtick? I dunno what you mean by that but I, for one, love his tone.
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#21
His tone on rising force is amazing IMO So smooth and crystal clear where you can hear everything perfectly.

I know when he came over to the U.S for the first time he was pretty cocky, when you are that young and you are that good I don't really blame him for being a little bit cocky. He was bringing something brand new to the table that would inspire just about everyone of the famous players we see in guitar world ect ect. As for him being a total jerk and an asshole I just don't see it. I've see so many photos of him talking with his fans speaking well on interviews and so on. I still think alot of guys were really jealous of his ability which manifests into **** talking.

Anyway some of my favorite playing of his is the Live Alcatrazz stuff. Theres some amazing playing on that and of course rising force, trilogy all the classics! I also love the solos on Now your ships are burned, IMO thats some amazing phrasing taking place for being improvised.

And of course the vibrato
#22
Now Your Ships are burned is/was improvised? That's some of my favourite playing from him, I'm even more impressed now.

Edit: I agree on the vibrato thing as well, I was just watching an instructional video and his vibrato really is stellar.
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#23
Yeah most if all of his playing is improvised

Thats why live nothing ever sounds truly the same haha

He remembers the main motifs and hooks I'm sure, but the rest is on the fly.
#24
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Yeah most if all of his playing is improvised

Thats why live nothing ever sounds truly the same haha

He remembers the main motifs and hooks I'm sure, but the rest is on the fly.


I guessed that the live versions were improvved but I had no idea the studio takes were as well, I think I'm now a bigger fan than I was

I still refuse to be a stereotypical fanboy though
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#25
Yeah I remember him saying he'll do one take and keep it, if hes not really feeling it he'll go back and try another but its all improvised playing.

And likewise here, if I worshiped only one style and thing how would I ever get any better as a player. Thats why its critical to keep your ears and your mind open to as much as possible.
#26
I'll See The Light Tonight
Disciples of Hell
Rising Force
As Above So Below

are good songs

My favourite album is Marching Out.
#27
I liked his tone on the first few albums too. Nice and crystal clean, but now its a bit weird, I don't know what it is about his tone now, but I don't like it that much.
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#28
Yeah I noticed that too

The older ones he seemed to have a more layed back EQing, I sense a stronger treble and presence in his tone now then the old days. Its not as smooth as it used to be because of the high end bite.
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What's wrong with the guy, so what if he is arrogant or rude or whatever he is a great technical musician, I absolutely love his vibrato, I dont really like his strat shtik, but what the heck. The only thing I dont like about him is that sometimes he uses exactly the same licks in different songs, but you cant say that his music is bad.


Ditto.

You summed up what i wanted to say about him.

Also, I really liked him when he was younger. There was just something about him when he was an up and coming star.

Also, you guys saying he improvises everything, you have to remember he has his "key" licks that he uses that make up his style, and he has done/played his licks A LOT. So, it's not all really improvised.
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#30
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Also, you guys saying he improvises everything, you have to remember he has his "key" licks that he uses that make up his style, and he has done/played his licks A LOT. So, it's not all really improvised.


And you think this doesn't count for everyone, from Frank Zappa to Charlie Parker to Liszt?
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And you think this doesn't count for everyone, from Frank Zappa to Charlie Parker to Liszt?


+1

Everyone has licks that they use because for the most part improvising any kind of speed is next to impossible if you want to keep it clean.
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#32
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And you think this doesn't count for everyone, from Frank Zappa to Charlie Parker to Liszt?


What? Why wouldn't I take anyone else into account?

It's kind of obvious.
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What? Why wouldn't I take anyone else into account?

It's kind of obvious.


What?

Why would you even say that if you agree with me? That IS improvising. Anything else, and you're just being pedantic.
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What?

Why would you even say that if you agree with me? That IS improvising. Anything else, and you're just being pedantic.


I'm confused, I was never disagreeing in the first place. All I said is that Yngwie probably has his licks that he uses a lot when he improvises and that all of the stuff he does probably isn't improvised. Everybody has to make up their own licks, well maybe they don't have to, but you get my point right?
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I'm confused, I was never disagreeing in the first place. All I said is that Yngwie probably has his licks that he uses a lot when he improvises and that all of the stuff he does probably isn't improvised. Everybody has to make up their own licks, well maybe they don't have to, but you get my point right?


Sure, I get your point.

I just think your point isn't relevant at all.

What's colloquially called improvising in music incorporates and includes a musician's arsenal of licks.
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#36
Well heres a juicy story for you. The third time i saw yngwie about 5 years ago he was in Norfolk Virginia. it was crucial. i was right up to the stage and mind you, i had eaten 3 doses and i was trippin hardddd. hes in the middle of this hugeeeee improv. he breaks a string on his guitar so hes like **** it, he throws it behind his back, his gear guy catches it and then throws him another (like 1/6 out of his arsenal of sigs.) yngwie catches this one and returns to the shreddery. later in the show, yngwie is shredding at such super-sonic speeds, that his middle finger gets cut on his high E string. im right up front, so i get splattered with blood. i now have, on my wall, a piece of my jeans that i cut out, stained with his blood. also, during far beyond the sun, right before the solo in it, i knew he would have to go from the bridge pickup to his neck pickup for his juicy sweeps, so i flicked it for him. he winked at me.. haha. then at the end i gave him a hug. good show.
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Sure, I get your point.

I just think your point isn't relevant at all.

What's colloquially called improvising in music incorporates and includes a musician's arsenal of licks.


I suppose, but then it isn't true improv?

Or am I just being stupid ?
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Well heres a juicy story for you. The third time i saw yngwie about 5 years ago he was in Norfolk Virginia. it was crucial. i was right up to the stage and mind you, i had eaten 3 doses and i was trippin hardddd. hes in the middle of this hugeeeee improv. he breaks a string on his guitar so hes like **** it, he throws it behind his back, his gear guy catches it and then throws him another (like 1/6 out of his arsenal of sigs.) yngwie catches this one and returns to the shreddery. later in the show, yngwie is shredding at such super-sonic speeds, that his middle finger gets cut on his high E string. im right up front, so i get splattered with blood. i now have, on my wall, a piece of my jeans that i cut out, stained with his blood. also, during far beyond the sun, right before the solo in it, i knew he would have to go from the bridge pickup to his neck pickup for his juicy sweeps, so i flicked it for him. he winked at me.. haha. then at the end i gave him a hug. good show.

Haha for real?

Man that is awesome
#39
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I suppose, but then it isn't true improv?

Or am I just being stupid ?


Which is why I said you're being pedantic, thinking that.

Going to those extremes, true improvisation doesn't exist.
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