If you could take lessons from any musician who would it be?

Discussion in 'Music Theory, Lessons & Techniques' started by PyramidSmasher, Dec 23, 2010.

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    Guthrie Govan.

    Not only could he teach you any style you wanted to learn, but he's a great teacher and a really cool guy.
     
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    I totally agree with this. Arnold Schoenberg was supposed to be really cool. He knew his shit, and he was way supportive of his students. He helped Alban Berg with his op.1 and convinced him to publish it, and I'm damn glad he did.

     
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    a really good question..

    I'd have to separate it into several categories because I can't ever decide which I'd take the chance to improve on if I was actually offered the chance to take lessons from any of the giants.. but:


    For Technique/Handling: - Vai. I'm no fan of his music but he controls the guitar in a way I've never seen anyone else do. To me there is a difference between watching Vai and any other guitarist I've seen: I look at a great guitarist and I go "wow, he's skilled" but when I watch Vai it is as if he just.. completely controls the instrument. As if he knows everything there is to know about it. As if he has just gone Neo on the friggin' matrix or something. I can't explain it, but he is toying with that thing with such control it's just on another level.

    For Phrasing/Feel: - David Gilmour. If you don't get why, listen to the solo on Dogs (5:30->) So simple to play. So god damn difficult to execute with the level of phrasing that dude had/has. I learned that solo about 12-13 years ago, and I've practiced it now and then regularly ever since, and I still haven't even nearly perfected it. I am a picky perfectionist, but for me it's just one of those solos/plays that take 30 minutes to learn and 30 years to perfect. It's like some Buddhist truth or something :lol:

    For Theory/Inspiration: - Nils Frykdahl (SGM etc.) He seem to have the same approach to music as I do, we both seem to like to toy with creating music that taps into other emotions than the oh so common "happy" "sad" "angry" "euphoric" and so on, and goes more into exploring music aimed to express things like curiosity, tension, fear, desperation and weird mixes of them all. That's the kind of stuff I work with myself, and he is very inspirational to me in that sense.

    I can't really tell which one field I value the most so sorry for giving three answers to one question :lol: and it feels ridiculous to leave out at least another 20 guitarists (I mean, if I had only 1% of Govan's guitar mojo I'd be a semi-god, and I surely wouldn't mind a cup of Tosin and so on and so on :lol: )
     
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    Paganini,Bach,Gilbert, Becker,Friedman,Abasi, Govan,Holdsworth

    id know the meaning of life.
     
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    But if it's you from the future then that future you already went through the experience of learning from the future you when he was you so you wouldn't be any better than the future you already was in the future.


    /sense ... I think.



    :lol:
     
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    Chris Broderick hands down
     
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    George Bensen and Stanley Jordan... :agreed:
     
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    Thats my pick sure :metal:
     
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    Either Tosin or Kurt Rosenwinkel.
     
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    Peter Wichers. After I got to a good point with him,


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    Andy James is a great player (kind of fell off the radar around here)
    but for me no question Greg Howe. Freaking guy can play over anything
    and it pisses me off :lol:
    I love his phrasing and constantly rip him............. I mean borrow licks from him:cool:
    He has been my favorite guitarist from the first minute I ever heard him play a note.
    Amazing improvisor:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    Paul Gilbert & Joe Satriani both seem like cool teachers.

    Unless I missed it, I'm surprised Satriani wasn't already mentioned.
     
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    As mentioned, Keene from The Faceless, and Waggoner from BTBAM.

    Though I'd also love to pick the brains of Thomas Erak (The Fall of Troy) and the guys from Protest the Hero.
     
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    paul gilbert and john petrucci, personally.
     
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    Dave Martone or Michael Harrison (although its pretty easy to find their stuff online).
     
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