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Guitar Players

Just wondering who the T-Nation resident guitar players are.

  1. What music style do you play?
  2. How many years have you been playing?
  3. Which guitar players inspire you the most?

I have been playing about 15 years and am into Manouche (French Gypsy Jazz). My inspiration for the last few years have been Django Reinhardt:

Check this out! It is absolutely devastating for me to watch because it makes me realize I have no chance to ever be that good:

Just a couple of dudes sitting around jammin tailgate style a la Gypsy. Notice the violinist come out of nowhere and get his fiddle on:

  1. Blues, classic rock, country and southern gospel
  2. about 7 years but the last 4 i don’t really play much just at church
  3. Billy Gibbons style, technique, and innovation are increadable.

also check out don Ross

And Billy on this one playing rythm, lead, and lead vocals all at the same time. Watch the solo is is one of the all time greats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGreJBPdMlo

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
Just wondering who the T-Nation resident guitar players are.

  1. What music style do you play?
  2. How many years have you been playing?
  3. Which guitar players inspire you the most?

I have been playing about 15 years and am into Manouche (French Gypsy Jazz). My inspiration for the last few years have been Django Reinhardt:

Check this out! It is absolutely devastating for me to watch because it makes me realize I have no chance to ever be that good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_pfmrj0rxc

Just a couple of dudes sitting around jammin tailgate style a la Gypsy. Notice the violinist come out of nowhere and get his fiddle on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3KERXFimII [/quote]

1)i play a lot of stuff. on the acoustic i play texas country and that is what i usually play when people want to hear me as it is pretty popular where i am. i also play rock, modern, 80’s and classic on the electric. when i’m just playing by myself, i play the blues on electric and classical on acoustic. they are the most fun.

2)i’ve been playing for 13 years.

  1. any of the old blues guys, especially stevie ray vaughn. i really like the allman brothers and lynyrd skynyrd, eric clapton, the run of the mill greats i guess.

I’ve been playing for 5 years, I play blues/alternative/classic rock, etc. My main influence is Hendrix, so I know how to play nearly all his shit (I need to finish learning all his stuff).

At heart I’m a blues man. Nothing beats playing guitar with your mouth in front of crowd of women…

…Trust me.

  1. Metal, Classical, Blues and I dabble in composing my own pieces.
  2. 12 years.
  3. Dimebag Darrell, Randy Rhodes, Eric Johnson, Victor Wooten, Mark Tremonti and so many more.
  1. Tom Morello (rage against the machine, audioslave) Dean DeLeo (stone temple pilots) Dimebag Darrell (pantera, damageplan) Adam Jones (tool) and Jack White (the white stripes)

I’m a bass player. Apples and oranges, I know, but I figured I’d chime in anyway even though I’ll probably be shunned by all you kick-ass, super-cool guitar gods.

  1. Rock, funk, and reggae.

  2. Been playing bass for 6 years, and guitar for about 4. I’ve also been playing drums for 3 years or so.

  3. Flea, Flea, Flea, Bootsy, Victor Wooten, John Paul Jones, Jaco, Flea, Michael Manring, Cliff Burton, Matt Freeman, Flea.

Before you flame my lame, bass-playing, rythm section, loser ass, just ask yourself one question: Who’s the guy that hangs out with the band?

A: The drummer. :wink:

-dizzle

  1. Eric Avery from Jane’s Addiction

-double dizzle

  1. Everything. I mean, I listen to everything, I typically like to play rock, metal, jazz (esp. acoustic), blues, other acoustic styles (allman brothers/doobie brothers/etc).

  2. about 11 years. Last few years have been mostly off. Unfortunately. I hate it when I can FEEL my chops disintigrating away to nothing. Ah, life as a biochem lab rat.

3)More than you can name. Django is UN-BE-LEIVABLE. Glad you mentioned him. Also, huge fan of John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Al Pitrelli and Savatage! (as well as their previous guitarists), George Benson, pretty much all the Allman Bros band guitarists, Jerry Garcia, Slash, Dave Murray and Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, Angus Young, Joe Pass, Micheal Hedges, Leo Kottke!!, Robert Randolph (and the family band)… Pretty much if you can name one, I love them. A current favorite is Erik Mongrain–if you haven’t seen his playing, you need to check it out. His videos for PercusienFa and Airtap are sickening to me.

Forgot 3. Victor Wooten, Randy Rhodes, Eric Johnson. 'Course, Victor’s not really a guitarist, but the way he plays a bass absolutely blows my mind.

Don Ross!!! I don’t even see him get mentioned on guitar sites! He single-handedly turned me from a metalhead into a lover of the acoustic guitar about, oh, 8 years ago. I’ve met him a few times, great guy (and HUGE). If you like him, get ‘Intuit’ by Pierre Bensusan.

  1. Not sure what style. Love bluegrass/country chicken pickin, jazz, fingerstyle…Not much rock stuff anymore.

2)Been playing for about 10 years

  1. I’d say anyone with a unique sound, which is much more impressive than chops to me: Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins, Mike Stern, Michael Hedges, Pierre Bensusan, Lenny Breau, Marc Ribot…

For the gypsy jazzer, here’s Bireli Lagrene playing a Miles Davis standard with John Mclaughlin:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6989495568157691372&q=Bireli+Mclaughlin&hl=en

1.) Classical, Jazz, Occaissionaly rock now and then
2.) almost 7 years
3.) All of them. Not really: the guys from Metallica, Tony Iommi, John Williams (the guitarist, not the composer). There’s tons of young classical guitar virtuosos that inspire me a lot.

Some links for you:
Carlo Domeniconi - “Koyunbaba”

Heitor Villa Lobos - “Prelude No. 1 in E minor”
As played by the aforementioned John Williams

Roland Dyens “Tango en Skai” Played by the composer

Some of my favorites.

There’s also a vid on youtube of myself playing at last year’s Christopher Parkening Classical Guitar Masterclass/workshop. Be gentle.

Two pieces:
Bach “Prelude” from Cello suite no. 3
Tarrega “Capricho Arabe”

[quote]A-Dizz wrote:
Before you flame my lame, bass-playing, rythm section, loser ass, just ask yourself one question: Who’s the guy that hangs out with the band?

A: The drummer. :wink:

-dizzle

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Have some pride, man! Bass players may not have the dazzle of those six-string cowboys, but we lay down that unbeatable back line that gives move to the music.
I’ve been playing the bass exclusively since the seventies. That’s my P-bass in my avatar. I play rhythm and blues, reggae and funk, but my heart is rock and roll.
A few of my bass heros are Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Carl Radle and Bootsey Collins.

Wow, so there’s some really awesome stuff posted up there.

  1. I started playing guitar because of Jimmy Page. Yeah, me and a million other guys. I still love Zeppelin and other blues rock. Can’t beat the Black Crowes. But more recently I’ve fallen in love with Rockabilly. Some of those guys were really incredible on guitar. I love all kinds of music. Classic Rock, Rockabilly, Bluegrass and old Country are my staples.
  2. I’ve only been playing for three years or so. I guess I’m climbing out of the beginners pit.
  3. I already mentioned the Jimmy Page, Marc Ford and Chris Robinson influence. And now I have to count Scotty Moore and the totally under rated Brian Setzer.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgUCs72RDHs

[quote]A-Dizz wrote:
I’m a bass player. Apples and oranges, I know, but I figured I’d chime in anyway even though I’ll probably be shunned by all you kick-ass, super-cool guitar gods.

Before you flame my lame, bass-playing, rythm section, loser ass, just ask yourself one question: Who’s the guy that hangs out with the band?

A: The drummer. :wink:

-dizzle

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I’m more of a bass player than a guitar player :slight_smile: Bass has always been a little more fun for me.

How do you know if there’s a drummer at your door?
The knock speeds up

Actually I’m primarily a drummer, so I shouldn’t tell too many drummer jokes…

1)Metal, rock, some jazz, and dabbled a little bit with classical

  1. Playing for about 8 years

  2. PHIL KEAGGY! If you haven’t heard this this guy do his solo acoustic stuff, it is definitely worth checking out. I’ve seen him live twice and he’s absolutely blown my mind.
    Also: Jon Donias (Shadows Fall), Andres Segovia, Freddy Green, Tim Armstrong (Rancid, I started in punk), Steve Morse and many others

I also do some audio engineering and have put up some songs on Myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/163504434

Cool Phil Keaggy video:

just make sure to watch the whole thing, because he goes into a new idea every 30 sec or so

[quote]boyscout wrote:

There’s also a vid on youtube of myself playing at last year’s Christopher Parkening Classical Guitar Masterclass/workshop. Be gentle.

Two pieces:
Bach “Prelude” from Cello suite no. 3
Tarrega “Capricho Arabe”
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Good playing. Sounds great. Makes me want to actually grow out my nails…

I play the ukelele off and on. Singing Elvis, the Doors and Metallica tunes with a uke is pretty funny stuff.

guitar about ~3 yrs. i love django. would love to go to france for his festival. still working on rasqueda technique for flamenco.

been pound’in drums for 10+ yrs. used to play lightning fast double bass as a kid, but i’m grown up and out of shape for that endurance shit.

floripa

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
A-Dizz wrote:
Before you flame my lame, bass-playing, rythm section, loser ass, just ask yourself one question: Who’s the guy that hangs out with the band?

A: The drummer. :wink:

-dizzle

Have some pride, man! Bass players may not have the dazzle of those six-string cowboys, but we lay down that unbeatable back line that gives move to the music.
I’ve been playing the bass exclusively since the seventies. That’s my P-bass in my avatar. I play rhythm and blues, reggae and funk, but my heart is rock and roll.
A few of my bass heros are Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Carl Radle and Bootsey Collins.

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m damn proud to be a bassist. The back end of the band usually seems to get crapped on by the lead and frontman though.

Much respect to all musicians.

-dizzle

www.myspace.com/garabandalmusic

(my band’s website btw)