RichieKotzen
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#1
Neil ZaZa is probably the single person who made me want to be more than just a blues musician. He opened my eyes and my heart to the wonderful world of instrumentals. Post anything and everything about Neil ZaZa one of the truely most underrated guitarists ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZc0Ln9DTKQ


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#2
He's pretty good. I'm thinking of learning I'm Alright.

On the funny side, the caption in the beginning of the video says this song is "melodic punk." I lol'd.
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RichieKotzen
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#5
Are there really only a few ZaZa lovers? Wow.... I thought these forums were cool
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#6
Only song of his I know is I'm Alright. :/
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RichieKotzen
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#7
Quote by thefoldarsoldar
Only song of his I know is I'm Alright. :/

Then go check out his other stuff!!! He is absolutely amazing. His melodies are like heaven.
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#8
gah, i think about making a zaza thread everytime i come in here but i dismiss it because nobody knows about him =( he's easily up to standards with the more popular shredders. I think hes not that well known probably because his two best albums (imo) arent in print anymore (two hands one heart, thrills and chills) sooo many good songs. faith, in my dreams, i'm alright, ground zero, higher and higher, fargo (my fav) aghhh he needs to tour more
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#11
I thought he was pretty well known after Jerry C and Funtwo covered I'm Alright.
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#12
Neil Zaza is my guitar teacher's teacher. No kidding. Hes great.
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#13
Damn, just heard him now, his sense of melody is totally sex!
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#15
he basically makes instrumental pop songs. I can just hear some random modern rock band sing over his progressions.

Main progression of fargo backing could be a jesse mcartney song anytime even the bridge part.

I guess if u play shred over it it's not pop anymore. Meh

I like satch more he experiments more in terms of sound progressions techniques band interaction etc.

Guess u must have an artist for everything

Too predictable imo. u wont'have some crazy funk riff or some weird tapping or even just a random drum loop.

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#16
whoa, that song is amazing! (i'm alright)

Sounds like Johnson, Vai, Satch mixed together!
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#17
0.o finley! yayz! i allways thought it was just me who liked him lol^^ woo

youtube "This Time" its amaze! =] yea zaza is a fukin legend
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RichieKotzen
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#20
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fuck yeah it is

Its actually the only song of his im afraid to even try. Because Im afraid that when Im done learning it i'll feel like I know all there is to guitar... TT
C.C. Deville
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#21
ahh, everyone should go out and get thrills and chills. his best album IMO
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RichieKotzen
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#22
Quote by C.C. Deville
ahh, everyone should go out and get thrills and chills. his best album IMO

It does have some really bad ass tunes on it.
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#24
I've heard a couple of songs from Zaza, and I like his sense of melody (especially in I'm Alright, doh).
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#25
I only have his Melodica album, but I love it. "This Time" is my favorite so far.