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PB and J
Jun 14 2007, 06:42 AM
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I saw this video, and I wanted to be able to do what Kurikinton fox does.
Not to mention I'm a video game nerd, so that made this video that much more amazing for me.


Kurikinton FOX

He has some pretty good original songs posted up on youtube as well.

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Yonrak
Jun 14 2007, 02:14 PM
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Wow thats pretty amazing. Very clean. I love final fantasy 5 biggrin.gif (also abit of a game nerd)

My biggest inspiration is probably John Petrucci. Every time I watch one of his videos it makes me realise how bad I am (in comparison) at the guitar - but in a way that I think "I wish I could do that - I'm going to go practice".
Still....Progress is slow and I need another good 3-5 years yet lol tongue.gif


But the band to make me start learning guitar was actually Nightwish heheh

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The Uncreator
Jun 14 2007, 03:39 PM
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Absolutely awesome, great guitar playing, and i love Final Fantasy as well, especially FF5, one of the first ones i played. smile.gif

My biggest inspiration is music in general, if i had to pick specific musicians, i'd pick Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers of Iron Maiden, and porbably Steve Vai.

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Robin
Jun 14 2007, 04:31 PM
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The people that made me start play guitar was my dad, dave murray and adrian smith(iron maiden).
But the people who kicked me in the ass and made me play for real was probably SRV, johnny winter, Kris of course, and my dad again tongue.gif

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AIB234
Jun 14 2007, 05:17 PM
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John Petrucci is my current inspiration (his Rock Discipline videos are not only awesome, the spoofs are hilarious)

My inital, "omg I need to play that," was Kirk Hammet from Metallica

SRV and Herman Li (despite the controversy over him on this board tongue.gif) are also big ones for me.

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Jun 14 2007, 05:56 PM
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My guitar instructor and personal friend, jeff.

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JVM
Jun 14 2007, 06:05 PM
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So many people. I couldn't list them all here.

Ironically my dad plays pretty well (but he's a natural player, only having gotten good over 30+ years, doesn't know any scales, etc) but he never taught me anything.

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The Uncreator
Jun 14 2007, 07:04 PM
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My Uncle is an incredible guitar player, he can play the blues so dam good, and he doesnt know a single note, scale, chord, or anything!! he doesnt know what an 8th note or a quarter note is, but he can still shred it up and still be in time! its awsome to see.

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Jun 14 2007, 07:06 PM
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My dad sat me down and had me listen to all his Paco De Lucia and Al Dimiola Vynil. First thing I thought was I want to play like that.

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Andrew Cockburn
Jun 14 2007, 07:28 PM
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Noone - I was totally fascinated by guitars at an early age and wanted to be able to play them for as long as I can remember.

Thinking about it some more, I just realized, it must have been my uncle - he had a Watkins Rapier and would play Buddy Holly songs to me when I was about 5, I think it all stemmed from that!

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FretDancer69
Jun 14 2007, 07:39 PM
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My first and still inspirations are:

Slash, Kris, Jimmy Page, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kirk Hammett, and alot more!

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Eat-Sleep-andJam
Jun 14 2007, 08:42 PM
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Man where do I start ?

Big Influences of mine are john frusicante, rusty cooley, michael angelo batio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kirk Hammett, and everyone here at Gmc. Knowing that there are people all around the world working as hard as I am to be good at the guitar is a big inspiration. And also Troy grady is huge. He is an amazing guitarit and his perception on life and the guitar is also great. smile.gif

Top 3 would be.

1. Troy Grady cool.gif
2. John frusicante cool.gif
3. Kirk Hammett cool.gif


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1.Jeff Hanna
2.Jimi Hendrix
3.Dave Mustaine
4.Peter Frampton
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6.Randy Rhoads
7.Jimmy Page
8.Bruce Dickinson
9.The Satch!!! Nuff said!

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Smikey2006
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Steve vai
Jon(shadows fall)
John Petrucci(dream theatre)
Joe Satriani
Michael Romeo (symphany x)
Mikael Akerfeldt(OPETH!)\

those are the new guys
from way back when

Eddie, jimi few others but im lazy smile.gif

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Brad
Jun 16 2007, 02:55 AM
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I'd have to say Jerry Cantrell and Randy Rhoads. I'm a huge AIC fan and c'mon Ozzy with Randy was just the coolest thing ever.

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Clapton, SRV, steve vai, Hendrix, jeff loomis (nevermore), frank gambale, john mayer, and john petrucci.

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1. Daron Malakian
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Jun 16 2007, 04:56 AM
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Tom Morello and Jimmy Page

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  • Shawn Lane
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  • Mattias IA Eklundh
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  • Don Ross
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etc... are all big inspirations for me and my personal creative concept.

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My inspiration is SO varied... Starting from Stained, to Muse, to players like Vai Satch Timmons and Gilbert, some Israeli bands, all the way to vocal virtuosos like Christina Auguilera even. and in general, everytime I hear a song on the radio I want to grab my guitar and jam!

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