#2
OH HELL YES.

Blues is THE way to go!
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#3
The bald dude speaks the truth Blues is a really great genre. Everyone just thinks it's speed that matters nowadays (and to be honest I'm getting carried away by that stuff sometimes too). It's all about feeling, musicianship and clean technique
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#4
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The bald dude speaks the truth Blues is a really great genre. Everyone just thinks it's speed that matters nowadays (and to be honest I'm getting carried away by that stuff sometimes too). It's all about feeling, musicianship and clean technique


Amen to that!
Speed is overrated.. Mostly.
#5
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Amen to that!
Speed is overrated



Because we all know that "soul" is playing up and down the E minor pentatonic in 4/4 time. Anything else is mindless shred.

Do any of you even know who Frank Gambale is? He's one of the most technically proficient guitarists in the world today.
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#6
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It's all about feeling, musicianship and clean technique

I'd argue that people who spend countless hours locked away on their own mastering their technique and theory cover those 3 aspects of playing to the point of overkill.
#7
Frank never fails to inspire me. What is that beautiful, tone-to-die-for orange guitar he's playing?
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#8
^ no idea. Sometimes I love Frank, sometimes I can't stand him.

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Because we all know that "soul" is playing up and down the E minor pentatonic in 4/4 time. Anything else is mindless shred.

Do any of you even know who Frank Gambale is? He's one of the most technically proficient guitarists in the world today.


Not to mention he literally wrote the book on "Speed Picking" - ie,

FLOOP FLOOP FLOOP sweep noises.
#11
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Uh overreacting? I think so.
Before this thread degenerates into a flame fest, does anyone know what Frank's orange guitar is?
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#13
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The dude was just saying that speed is overrated. I agree.

Its not like he said, screw technically proficient guitarists, or something stupid.
Yes, I understand and agree. I just know how these types of posts can quickly put the thread into a death spiral.

So, does anybody know what kind of guitar Frank is playing in that blues video referenced at the top of the thread?
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#14
^ no, I've been trying to track it down and just haven't had any luck. I even searched his message board for "Orange" - and found some nice little Yamaha endorsements -

http://www.kraftmusic.com/catalog/guitars/6222
http://www.kraftmusic.com/catalog/guitars/6196

/death spiral or thread gets closed!

And back on topic a little, I personally find the blues bores me because I've heard it all rehashed a hundred times, I wouldn't really feel more than a vague awareness of the blues is necessary for someone planning to play, for example, CoB or Meshuggah-style metal. It's not as if subtlety or phrasing are solely "blues" concepts.
#15
I don't play blues because I don't listen to it. I love bluesy classic rock though.

But man that guy can play

EDIT: Holy shit he's Australian, here I was trying to pick his accent!
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#16
I agree, when I started out all I did was the blues, and when I proceeded to other genres I didn't even have to think about phrasing, it just came naturally. Plus blues is the most fun to play with potentially the least effort.

Also, that tone is to die for.

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I don't play blues because I don't listen to it. I love bluesy classic rock though.

But man that guy can play


I don't listen to it either, but that doesn't matter, it's still fun to play whether you like listening to it or not.
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#17
I didn't say I don't like listening to it, just that I don't listen to it - I have none in my music collection. And I lied - I sometimes (not often) do play some blues on my acoustic, doing the ol' self-accompanying switches between rhythm and lead.
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#18
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Holy shit he's Australian, here I was trying to pick his accent!
Yeah, theres a different accent everywhere in australia. Some people in the western suburbs of melbourne sound british (they say yeah at the end of sentences like chavs).

Not to sound like a musical nazi or anything but...
You should be either playing and listening to blues/jazz or classical (preferably both) as a basis. Our contemporary music is based of those two types of music. You name a genre and it has roots in either classical or blues.
#19
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^ no, I've been trying to track it down and just haven't had any luck. I even searched his message board for "Orange" - and found some nice little Yamaha endorsements -

http://www.kraftmusic.com/catalog/guitars/6222
http://www.kraftmusic.com/catalog/guitars/6196
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#20
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Because we all know that "soul" is playing up and down the E minor pentatonic in 4/4 time. Anything else is mindless shred.

Do any of you even know who Frank Gambale is? He's one of the most technically proficient guitarists in the world today.



No none of us know.... we need a pompous condescending doofus to tell us all.
#21
Doofus? really?
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