#1
a metal player who is phenomenal and has outstanding chops in that genre,or a player who is very proficient in blues,funk,,rock,and metal and has a good set of chops in each?
#2
i would say someone who is good at all types of genres is better then one who just focuses on one
#4
Buckethead wins at every genre
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The one who has variety and is open-minded.
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The guy who can play a bit of everything.
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#10
Chris Broderick?

Plays anything like a beast thats why hes awesome
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#11
John Petrucci is consider a progressive metal player, but you can hear alot of different genres in his solos, i like him the most.

Im not really sure if that answers your question or not hahaha

Petrucci ftw.
#12
The latter. Focusing on just one genre is too limiting - what if you have the opportunity to jam with some jazz cats, but can't do so? What kind of excuse would you have?
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The one who can play the music he/she hears in his/her head.
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#17
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Never seen him play blues.


I've seen him play slow melodies, thrash, metal, rock, bass slapping, banjo shredding, guitar shredding, chicken picking and country.

I really, really doubt that he can't play blues.
#18
well im not a fan of the blues or jazz. although im also not a big fan on heavy metal and stuff. I would say a famous rock guitarist, who can do the fastest and the most exciting solos, and write great songs that you get stuck in your head and you want to play!
#23
That was kinda bluesy at parts indeed. Interesting.

Though I'd still like to see him play blues, restricted to the minor or major pentatonic. Lets see what he comes up with then.

I have no doubt he'lld be able to pull off something nice, I was just wondering about it.
#24
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That was kinda bluesy at parts indeed. Interesting.

Though I'd still like to see him play blues, restricted to the minor or major pentatonic. Lets see what he comes up with then.

I have no doubt he'lld be able to pull off something nice, I was just wondering about it.


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#25
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He can't play blues, unless he gets a mask that makes ugly faces every time he bends.


Oh god, I lol'd so hard.

But as said before he has blues influence in some of his songs - namely, Too Many Humans, Sail On Soothsayer... but I have yet to see him outright play the blues except when he covers Hendrix.

He's also played The Thrill is Gone, by B.B. King... I guess that IS outright blues. Look it up on YouTube.
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Herman ri
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#27
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Oh god, I lol'd so hard.

But as said before he has blues influence in some of his songs - namely, Too Many Humans, Sail On Soothsayer... but I have yet to see him outright play the blues except when he covers Hendrix.

He's also played The Thrill is Gone, by B.B. King... I guess that IS outright blues. Look it up on YouTube.


Does he improvise it? Or does he play it note for note?

I really wouldn't call it playing the blues when you play someone elses track note for note.
#29
I would say the metal player. Usually metal players will be able to play a bunch of other stuff. Sure metal is a lot of chugging on the low e and is kinda similar throughout, but in the better players you can hear there lots of different genres in there playing. EVH, Petrucci, and everyone else. Randy Rhoads was a fan of classical music but he wrote some of the most known riffs in metal. So i think a great metal guitarist is one that can (check this word out) CONGLAMOURATE! which is like put together all the different genres and make the song very interesting.
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#30
i would take a guy that is insane at every genre involving guitar aka: Paul Gilbert. he even does flaminco
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