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CathShadow
Sep 22 2009, 03:19 PM
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I'd be interested to see some of your influences (and Guitarists you look up to)?

(I was just thinking about this today (I'm trying to think what style it is that I REALLY enjoy))...

So anyway mine (I'll edit this post if I think of more tongue.gif):

Dexter Holland (The Offspring)
Sameer Bhattacharya (flyleaf)
Jared Hartmann (flyleaf)
Marcus Siepen (Blind Guardian)
Gabriel Leopardi (Cirse)
Brooke Fraser
Sheryl Crow (when I was younger)
Matt Tuck (Bullet for my valentine)
Michael Paget (Bullet for my valentine)
Jason James (Bullet for my valentine)

Some other bands that influence me:
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Decyfer Down
Killswitch Engage
P.O.D.
Tracktor Bowling
Nirvana
Skillet
Sirenia
Bullet for my valentine

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My influences over time

Alexi Laiho(Children of bodom)
Marcus Siepen, Andre Olbrich(Blind Guardian)
John Schaffer(Iced Earth)
Luca Turilli(Rhapsody of fire)
Lian Gerbino

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Tony Iommi
Michael Schenker
Zakk Wylde
Randy Rhoads
David Gilmoure
Brian May
Mark Knopfler
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Angus Young
BB King
Chuck Berry
The Lynyrd Skynyrd guys troughout the era's
Robben Ford
Rory Gallagher
Eric Clapton


Hmmm... leaning towards a certain genre here:D:D:biggrin.gif:D

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Hendrix
The Beatles
The Smashing Pumpkins
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Sabbath
Knopfler
The Chili Peppers
The Black Keys
Deep Purple
Radiohead
Tenacious D
The White Stripes
Neil Young
Steve Vai
Jeff Beck
Clapton, including Cream and Blind Faith (so I guess ginger baker too biggrin.gif )
Beck
Phish
Creedence Clearwater Revival (or really mostly John Fogerty)
Paul Gilbert

Are among my top influences.

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Lian Gerbino
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bands more than guitar players...

Actually Metal:
Behemoth
Dimmu Borgir
Ensiferum
Turisas

Traditional Celtic/Irish:
John Doyle
Luke Kelly (Banjo and Vocals) XD
The Dubliners

All times:
Blind Guardian
John Petrucci
Y.M.
Rhapsody
Queen
Metallica

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QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Sep 22 2009, 10:44 PM) *
bands more than guitar players...

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The Dubliners

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Good man Lian and the craic is mighty biggrin.gif

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Anthrax
Mark Knopfler
Queen
Iron Maiden
Ac/Dc
Smashing Pumpkins
Pavement
Dimmu Borgir
Satyricon
The Beatles
Joe Satriani
Paradise Lost
The Cult
Danzig
Blind Guardian
Gamma Ray
Testament
Uriah Heep
Thin Lizzy
Soundgarden
etc.

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I could do an endless list, but my main influence is and will always be Jason Becker

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Metallica
Machine Head
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Iced Earth
Lamb Of God
Pantera
Anthrax
Slayer
Megadeth
Sepultura
Arch Enemy
Nevermore
Black Label Society
Down
Mastodon
Trivium

Rythm players:

Tony Iommi: Riffs
Dave Mustaine: Rythm God
Rob Flynn: Unconventional style
Will Adler/Marc Morton: Tightness
Dimebag Darrel: For obvious reasons
James Hetfield: Downstroking and chromatic riffs
Scott Ian: Precision while moving arround
Max Cavalera: Unconventional, simple but effective riffs
John Schaffer: Right hand precision and control

Lead players:

Michael Amott: Perfect balance between feeling and shred
Syu: Sense for melodies
Zakk Wylde: Pentatonic shred
Gus G: Perfect phrasing
Jeff Loomis: Sweeps and scale use
Slash/ Gary Moore/ Michael Schenker: Feel
Kirk Hammett: Influential

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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Sep 22 2009, 06:55 PM) *
-some stuff-
etc.

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Of course, how could I forget maiden, testament, thin lizzy and soundgarden! I'm sure there's many more too..

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CathShadow
Sep 23 2009, 10:23 AM
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Cool biggrin.gif...


I find it really interesting to see just HOW personal music is, and how unique each one's influences are -- even if there are similarities.

I find I like the styles that can bring a lot of emotion out in me... I guess the tone would be sadder, darker, more powerful styles if I think about it... hehe...


Guess in a way I'm still discovering myself musically (like it's there... but I'm only seeing it now)

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Interesting...I was just thinking about a thread like this and thought I'd see if there was one already. I'm surprised it's not more populated. huh.gif

Ironically, there is a big difference between (1) my influences and (2) the guitarists that I like.

In (1) is the music I like and the style I want to make:

Nightwish
Delain
Within Temptation
Sirenia
Lacuna Coil
Draconian

But I would struggle to point out any memorable (to me) guitar playing from these bands. Sure - the guitarists are great, but they tend to fit more into an overall musical landscape - epic and symphonic - rather than being at the forefront.

But in (2) are the great players I love to listen to, but I couldn't say they strongly influence my own playing or direction:

Mark Knopfler
Tommy Emmanuel
Marty Friedman
Kirk Hammett
Joe Satriani
Yngwie Malmsteen
Slash (G'n'R era)

The only real crossover there would be Yngwie, because I do love and am influenced by the neo-classical feel and I'm grateful for the tutorials that Marcus Lavendell has available here!

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