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Cosmin Lupu
post Aug 22 2014, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Aug 21 2014, 03:33 PM) *
It's by channeling a broad mixture of players and styles that one 'develops' a style and a sound.


My philosophy as well! smile.gif I remember studying guitar with a famous player here, about 8 years ago and he told me that it's really difficult to hone a personal style out of nothing so, why not combine elements from your favorite players implemented in your playing through your own perspective? That means, not copying note for note but understanding a principle and applying it in your own manner smile.gif Pretty much what we always tell people here about the final destination of any GMC lesson wink.gif

QUOTE (Mith @ Aug 21 2014, 03:24 PM) *
I personally get really inspired when I hear a simple solo that just tells volumes.
its like man if that guy can do all that with just a handful of notes there really is no reason I cannot


Best thing today wink.gif You don't need to play complicated - you need to make music smile.gif If music means 4 notes at a certain time and your message gets transmitted with those 4 notes - you have accomplished your mission smile.gif

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Aug 21 2014, 09:42 AM) *
If my knee wasn't being a right old **** these days I might have started walking more again - I might have also started playing football again, but hopefully soon (going to the hospital on the 29th of August to talk to them to see what's wrong).

Anyway, yeah, as I said, from now on I think I'll try and dedicate time each day to listen to at least 2 albums.


Best of luck with that one, Ben! Walking is generally a very healthy thing - not only that it keep you in shape, but hey, you can also listen to music biggrin.gif


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post Aug 22 2014, 09:19 AM
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QUOTE (Mith @ Aug 21 2014, 04:24 PM) *
I personally get really inspired when I hear a simple solo that just tells volumes.
its like man if that guy can do all that with just a handful of notes there really is no reason I cannot


Yeah, I agree. This may not be everyone's idea of 'simple' but the reason I loved Satriani, Schenker & Matthias Jabs so much was that, although they would unleash hell at some point, they usually set things up with great melodies and well placed notes. I don't think I'd be able to construct solos or melodies so well if I hadn't listened to players like that. They really put the music in their playing.


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post Aug 23 2014, 07:26 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 22 2014, 08:19 AM) *
Yeah, I agree. This may not be everyone's idea of 'simple' but the reason I loved Satriani, Schenker & Matthias Jabs so much was that, although they would unleash hell at some point, they usually set things up with great melodies and well placed notes. I don't think I'd be able to construct solos or melodies so well if I hadn't listened to players like that. They really put the music in their playing.


Well, to be frank, the older I get, the less complicated music I listen to and the simpler the one I enjoy, regardless of the genre smile.gif I guess it's just a normal step in my evolution, to be able to say a lot with little. You never know what the future will actually bring, but this is what's happening to me now, but I think it's a matter of balance here - you need to have a melodic solo which has enough dynamics not to be boring and not to be exaggerated either smile.gif In the end, it's all about balance wink.gif


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post Aug 23 2014, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 23 2014, 07:26 AM) *
but I think it's a matter of balance here - you need to have a melodic solo which has enough dynamics not to be boring and not to be exaggerated either smile.gif In the end, it's all about balance wink.gif


Absolutely... balance is what we can achieve when we resist the temptation to do too much of something smile.gif


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post Aug 24 2014, 10:45 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 23 2014, 01:17 PM) *
Absolutely... balance is what we can achieve when we resist the temptation to do too much of something smile.gif


True words here smile.gif Ben - what's the most balanced solo you have heard so far?

One that I like very much and it has a bit of everything would be this one:



I bet you know it!


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