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this started out as just something i kind of wanted to find, just to see what amazing playing was outside the world of metal/metalcore/hardcore and stuff like that. and don't say anything about jazz because i already listen to a lot of jazz haha really i'm just looking for bands the are really technically gifted and use it in an unorthodox way. it's really become sort of an obsession at this point! help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edit: let me clarify a bit more, what i have in mind is something that's not just technical guitar solos but i want something that's technical throughout the music like riff's complex progressions and all the stuff. kind of like tera melos but not so shifty
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try a prog rock band like An Endless Sporadic, or Rush. I have some of an Endless Sporadic on my profile, first song on the second playlist.
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haha i knew someone would say this band, but i just can't really get into it, it dosen't seem that technical.

yeah i listen to rush and a few others that you guys suggested but i'll check out the one's i haven't heard and whatever others get named
#7
I don't know about "really technically gifted" but depending upon your skill level some Mars Volta songs could be tricky, or at the very least unorthodox. John 5 is another guitarist I like and although his solo work is metal-ish, he integrates some pretty awesome bluegrass techniques - check out "Gein with Envy" for instance.

EDIT: Here ya go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I29miaqhTOs
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damiera. They do alot of complex rhythms if you listen closely.
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I don't know about "really technically gifted" but depending upon your skill level some Mars Volta songs could be tricky, or at the very least unorthodox. John 5 is another guitarist I like and although his solo work is metal-ish, he integrates some pretty awesome bluegrass techniques - check out "Gein with Envy" for instance.

EDIT: Here ya go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I29miaqhTOs


yeah i like both john 5 and mars volta. but i don't consider the mars volta technical at all, just really well composed. and john 5 (though really good at all the country/bluegrass stuff) i have it set in my mind that he's metal.

and i really like an endless sporadic, so thanks to that guy who metioned them haha
#10
Mr. Big I think. Paul Gilbert was in it, so it should be somewhat technical. I haven't listened to all their records yet.
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yeah i like both john 5 and mars volta. but i don't consider the mars volta technical at all, just really well composed. and john 5 (though really good at all the country/bluegrass stuff) i have it set in my mind that he's metal.

and i really like an endless sporadic, so thanks to that guy who metioned them haha


Tetragrammaton or whatever the song's name is has some pretty technical solos courtesy of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.

TS, I would wait for Joe Satriani's Chickenfoot, I'm sure you have some technical guitar parts from Satriani. You guys can complain about Sammy being the singer all you want, you know Chickenfoot is gonna be great.
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oops read thread wrong!

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yeah i consider machavishnu orchestra jazz, probably just because of john mclaughlin but i'll check out the other guys

and to the other guy, i like phish a lot but it's not really all that technical aside from you enjoy myself, some parts of run like an antelope and a few parts in stash haha
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Umphrey's McGee..

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Some prog rock bands that are wicked are dream theater, tool, rush, etc. They all have wicked stuff going on that is very technical.
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and to the other guy, i like phish a lot but it's not really all that technical aside from you enjoy myself, some parts of run like an antelope and a few parts in stash haha

Haha, that's great. I was going to suggest YEM. Looks like you are doing fine on your own
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Mr. Big I think. Paul Gilbert was in it, so it should be somewhat technical. I haven't listened to all their records yet.


Yeah I'd say Mr Big. Also consider Muse, they're pretty technically skilled. And some of Dream Theater's softer stuff isn't all that "metal".
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Check my profile and pick random artists/bands.
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Yeah I'd say Mr Big. Also consider Muse, they're pretty technically skilled. And some of Dream Theater's softer stuff isn't all that "metal".


Knights of Cydonia should be a moderate challenge. I think there are some arpeggios or something similar somewhere in there.
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#25
thanks for all the suggestions but i've listened to most if not all of these bands before and though close it's not quite what's in my head haha i know you guys can's hear that but i'll keep searching. and if you wanna keep suggesting bands i'll deff keep checking haha
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this started out as just something i kind of wanted to find, just to see what amazing playing was outside the world of metal/metalcore/hardcore and stuff like that. and don't say anything about jazz because i already listen to a lot of jazz haha really i'm just looking for bands the are really technically gifted and use it in an unorthodox way. it's really become sort of an obsession at this point! help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edit: let me clarify a bit more, what i have in mind is something that's not just technical guitar solos but i want something that's technical throughout the music like riff's complex progressions and all the stuff. kind of like tera melos but not so shifty

How bout pretty much any progressive band in existence?
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How bout pretty much any progressive band in existence?

Gentle Giant isn't very technical.

If you're looking for technical ability over listenability, listen to Keith Emerson's keyboard work in Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.
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Gentle Giant isn't very technical.

If you're looking for technical ability over listenability, listen to Keith Emerson's keyboard work in Emerson, Lake, and Palmer.

Maybe not instrumentally, but they have crazy chord progressions and meter changes, not to mention unconventional instrumentation
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How bout pretty much any progressive band in existence?


Never heard anything from any prog bands from the early 60's to late 70's have you?
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#31
Uh, yeah I have. I'm a huge prog fan. Prog in the early 60s? I assume you mean late 60s.
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this started out as just something i kind of wanted to find, just to see what amazing playing was outside the world of metal/metalcore/hardcore and stuff like that. and don't say anything about jazz because i already listen to a lot of jazz haha really i'm just looking for bands the are really technically gifted and use it in an unorthodox way. it's really become sort of an obsession at this point! help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edit: let me clarify a bit more, what i have in mind is something that's not just technical guitar solos but i want something that's technical throughout the music like riff's complex progressions and all the stuff. kind of like tera melos but not so shifty

fast pace technical music. greg howe.

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Never heard anything from any prog bands from the early 60's to late 70's have you?

Rush maybe?
#34
Rush, Yes, ELP, early Genesis, Moody Blues

Some of the more obvious prog bands of the 1970s
#36
A while back some people started up this kind of music called jazz, its really good and you might be really interested in it. They use tons of instruments.
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A while back some people started up this kind of music called jazz, its really good and you might be really interested in it. They use tons of instruments.



wow, i can tell you read the original post


#38
This Town Needs Guns, American Football, Ghosts and Vodka, Icarus the Owl (formerly known as Kill Your Ex), Don Caballero.
Although its more mathy than technical i'd say.

stuff like that?
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#39
Jimmy Herring
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Frank Zappa

Fusion, or just Jazz. Either way, there's plenty of amazing guitar work here.
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#40
VersaEmerge knows how to play out of 4/4 and 3/4. I'd recommend the songs "Whisperer" and "Consider The Sea".
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