Something I was discussing with somebody a few days ago - being an awesome fingerpicker is more useful than being an awesome plectrum player. After all, there are more techniques that are applicable to fingerpicking than plectrum playing - someone like Paco de Lucia can play 18 notes a second, but even the best of the plectrum fiends can't get any kind of useful bass/melody techniques, and there are a ton of specific techniques that don't translate with a pick.
1. Name- Alex 2. Age- 18 3. Years Playing- 1.2 (last time i wrote that i played 4 years but now i understand that i really started playing when i started jammin' with a band) 4. Favorite genre of music- Classic Rock, Electric blues, Hard blues. 5. Top 5 guitar songs- the Shed (Rainbow), Sunshine of Your Love (Cream), One Way Street (Aerosmith), Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Heart Full of Soul (The Yardbirds). 6. Top 5 Favorite Guitarists(not bassists)- Ritchie Blackmore, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Uli Roth. 7. Equipment- Fender American Highway Strat with 2 Seymour&Duncan SSL-7 and 1 SDBR-2 split coil Duckbucker; VOX AC15; VOX cooltron Big Ben Overdrive. 8. Favorite guitar brand. Least favorite guitar brand. Why?- Favourite-Fender cause they all give amasing, very "juicy", purring sound; least favourite- Ibanez and BCRich: their guitars look like shit and the sound doesnt give no emotions. 9. Your ideal tone is...- Soft or hard but always deep and warm overdrive for dirty or very clear and presise a bit drived clean that my duckbucker gives. 10. 7 stringers, good or bad, why?- Me, i dont care, i just dont play them 11. Favorite scale?- I dont care about scales and i just know what pentatonic, blues scale and dorian mode are but they are not only ones i use; 12. Opinion on Mark Knopfler- I think he seams to be good but his solos not inough impressive. 13. Opinion of new music. (i.e. anything to be produced recently)- Not smth i really like 14. Opinion on Jimmy Page- i gave up listening to LZ 3 or 4 months ago 'cause i cant find nothing new in their music. Page is quite good guitarist but he's got poor fantasy on my humble oppinion. And i hate his concert sound. 15. Opinion of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani- Their techniche is perfect but even Vai said he's not musician, but just a guitarist. I think the same. 16. What do you think of Duane Allman?- He is probably ok but those musical emotions are not for me. 17. I never took guitar lessons and i will never do that. When someone teaches you to do something you loose the chanse to do it your own way and you loose your personality as a musician. Thats all.
Ewcuse me guys but I didn't understand exactly am I out or not. You hitched against me few months ago (2006/01/06), but I wasn't deleted from the list. So by the way, should I delete myself from the list or you just forgot 'bout me?
Okay I hope it's cool to post this question. I've got more yes's than no's thus far so hopefully no one will mind. Here's my question. There is this really amazing guitar solo that David Gilmour does on his newest solo album. It's the outro for track 3: "The Blue". If anyone has heard this outro maybe you can answer this for me. How is he doing that? Is it just a simple case of double tracking a slide guitar and a normal guitar? Because I've seen a video of them playing part of this solo and every time he "slides" up 50 million frets, he's doing something with his whammy bar (and he doesn't have a slide on his pinky either). Now in the past, and quite by accident, if the settings were just right on my amplifier (proper distortion, overdrive, flange, etc) I could "squawk" a note and hit the whammy bar and get a similar effect. If you haven't heard the solo and don't want to be bothered to listen to it, and you've listened to The Division Bell by Pink Floyd, it's the same technique as on the song "Marooned". Hopefully someone can give me some insight into this.