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Guthrie Govan's Techniques And Songwriting, Discussion about Guthrie Govan and his playing style and songwriting
Toni Suominen
Dec 7 2007, 03:38 PM
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Hi!

Just wanted to start this thread about Guthrie, one of the greatest guitarists of our time! If you have ever heard/seen his playing, you can immediately tell he has full control over the instrument. He uses lots of chromatic notes and tapping in his playing, and many lighting-fast alternative picking passages. From the videos I've seen he also is a funny guy, for example watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnOV7iKR1vE


He's songwriting I think is also very unique, he incorporates strong melodies and fast shredding into fusion rock/jazz/blues songs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=572wB3YS3xg I think this video is a great example of his songwriting.

So, what do you guys think about him???

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I love his style, i love his playing on Bad Asteroid. The phrasing is excellent, and his tone is so smooth.

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Guthrie Govan is one of the most interesting new guitar players for me. He is an amazing composer and his technique is incredible. I listen his solo album very often.

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Toni Suominen
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 7 2007, 05:31 PM) *
Guthrie Govan is one of the most interesting new guitar players for me. He is an amazing composer and his technique is incredible. I listen his solo album very often.

gabriel.-



Yeah, I love to listen to it also, great songs and great songwriting. He has a real talent for making interesting songs, and he doesn't ruin them by just "overshredding". There are really good melodies that stay in your head for a long time.

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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Dec 7 2007, 03:48 PM) *
There are really good melodies that stay in your head for a long time.


I personally hadnt heard of him before, I`m not allowed speakers at work but I`ve snuck in a small pair of headphones wink.gif and now I cant get that main tune out of my head from that second link you gave laugh.gif

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David Wallimann
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I absolutely love Guthrie! He is one of my favourite guitarist right now.
I would love to have someone do a lseeon in his style.. Maybe I'll try sometime, but it will be hard...
When I think about his solos I see a lot of chromatic licks...

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Muris Varajic
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Man,I played Rhode Island Shred once and almost broke my wrist laugh.gif

Guthrie is the man biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 7 2007, 06:26 PM) *
Man,I played Rhode Island Shred once and almost broke my wrist laugh.gif

Guthrie is the man biggrin.gif


Oh, I love that funny sounding music smile.gif
Like your Hyper Cowboy song cool.gif
You definitely should do a lesson for such songs tongue.gif

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Muris Varajic
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Don't say twice biggrin.gif

Thanks tho!! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 7 2007, 05:52 PM) *
I personally hadnt heard of him before, I`m not allowed speakers at work but I`ve snuck in a small pair of headphones wink.gif and now I cant get that main tune out of my head from that second link you gave laugh.gif


Yeah, I had that same problem laugh.gif

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Guthrie is awesome. He is one of my favorite fusion players.

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Here's the newest video on youtube of Guthrie playing (in his homestudio I think)

It's a cool vid, Guthrie plays many different guitars and backing tracks on it smile.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYPf0CymLbE

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Yep,Guthrie rulez. wink.gif

There are other vids with same gear,lots of tunes and backings.
I believe it's in Conford's test room or som,makes hih feels like in home. biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Muris @ Dec 8 2007, 01:50 AM) *
Yep,Guthrie rulez. wink.gif

There are other vids with same gear,lots of tunes and backings.
I believe it's in Conford's test room or som,makes hih feels like in home. biggrin.gif


Muris, have you seen the clips of Guthrie's guitar clinic? those videos are also awesome! I've watched them like a million times biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Dec 7 2007, 11:21 PM) *
Here's the newest video on youtube of Guthrie playing (in his homestudio I think)

It's a cool vid, Guthrie plays many different guitars and backing tracks on it smile.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYPf0CymLbE


Just watched that

Wow! I`m speechless, totally incredible! any album suggestions?

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Yeah, he is a really good player. But I in my opinion his improvisations are the best. It's amazing how he can jam over a track... Guthrie kicks ass !!! tongue.gif

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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Dec 8 2007, 12:56 AM) *
Muris, have you seen the clips of Guthrie's guitar clinic? those videos are also awesome! I've watched them like a million times biggrin.gif



Ohh yeah smile.gif

Best part is at Namm late show,they played Wonderful Slippery Thing,
Guthrie had that crazy 2 handed run after chorus riff,raised his hand after it and went like " YEAH!!" laugh.gif

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QUOTE (Smells @ Dec 8 2007, 03:20 AM) *
Just watched that

Wow! I`m speechless, totally incredible! any album suggestions?



I think he only has one album out, it's called "Erotic Cakes" and it's fantastic!!

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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Dec 8 2007, 01:25 PM) *
I think he only has one album out, it's called "Erotic Cakes" and it's fantastic!!


AND as far as I heard,he's working on new stuff biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Dec 8 2007, 12:25 PM) *
I think he only has one album out, it's called "Erotic Cakes" and it's fantastic!!


Great, thanks, been looking for some new stuff, the "cold winter blues" on that clip was amazing I thought

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