Muso Snob Ramblings and Instrument Porn


#61

Bill and Ted’s excellent shredding adventures out-excelled.

Technically amazing,
Laugh-out-loud astonishing too!.
Who could out shred Shreddies?
Might be a little heavy with the plectrum sometimes?* But hear any transition to the harmonic picking?
Musically, always worth re-breathing life to the best tunes.
Only thing I might change is to put a four, or eight, by twelve behind her, for some more low-end grunt.
Some might say a valve amp is the only way to get this sound. :slight_smile:

*One later begins to understand later why Beethoven wasn’t much interested in quiet tunes,
Bar the late quartets,

P.S. will risk dragging in two personal hobby horses in here.

A) Don’t teenagers have enough internet to watch?
To stop them getting this good, this young?
Bastids.

B) Almost forgot to flog the dead one, since youth springs eternal. :rolling_eyes:
Think listeners should hear/see that the left leg is the best position for ergonomlcs of instrument.


#62

I can appreciate there is skill in playing like this, but overall shredding, in all its forms, is wank.

Had to stop after 10 secs. Mechanical, emotionless dirge. :slight_smile:

Not so much Roll over Beethoven but spinning in his grave Beethoven I reckon.


#63

With playing like that it’s what you can’t hear that’s as impressive as what you can. Superb string control for that level of note articulation, really impressive. The overall effect is colourless however, I can’t help but think she should be playing a classical guitar for the challenging etudes. Still, much better than being good at Playstation (or whatever).

My go-to shredders are Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and Allan Holdsworth all of whom ably demonstrate shredding isn’t just about scalloped fretboards and big hair.


#64

Was thinking same way to type about 8x12 stack and ?valve amp.
So much skill, could do with better sound.


#65

More volume always works. Especially when it’s brown:grinning:


#66

As far as shredding goes, Buckethead’s the man. He manages to convey even less emotion than Tina S - if that’s possible - but puts in so much more feeling. And it’s funky!


#67

Noodlewank


#68

Noodleshreddingwank.


#69

Only teenagers like this shit. Buckethead being the exception.


#70

The music you’re thinking of hasn’t been popular with teenagers for 25 years. Today it’s all about drop tunings, djent and how many extra strings you can fit on a six string guitar. The shred is now mostly Jazz fusion.


#71

Shudder… :slight_smile:


#72

I’m increasingly obsessed with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s right hand. The left hand is follow the dots, not so difficult. The right hand is loose to tight and all poetry.

The drums/keys/bass solo are worth enduring for this.


#73

The ability to hop makes me hear this a distinguished player.

One genre takes long time. To hop takes great skill.

Interesting to hear differences between audiences too.


#74

Yes, she is a very attractive young lady.

Please try to allow this to distract you not from sonic quality.

Which takes talent plus hard work to achieve.


#75

Costs fair amount to have well intonated fretted instrument.

Even if you have a pair of more than adequate hands.


#76

#77

I’ve spent a lot of time with lowered tunings on the electric but I haven’t experimented with alternative tunings on acoustic. DADGAD, well why not.

F standard is a tuning which surprised me. It’s tuning up in pitch from E standard.


#78

I read a story the other day which made me think.

The story goes Jimi Hendrix was jamming with Miles Davis and Miles said to Jimi, Hey Jimi, play a seventh chord…

Hendrix looked quizzical and said What’s that?

So Davis played a seventh chord on the piano and immediately Hendrix said: Oh, you mean chords soundin’ like that! and began playing seventh chords up and down the neck of his guitar.

I don’t know if the story is true or not. I’d like it to be because it’s reminded me hearing the ‘colours’ of chord types - and scales and intervals - is as important as the theory. Even more so.

It also helps to be a musical genius, like Hendrix and Davis.

** It is true Jimi and Miles jammed together and Jimi didn’t know much theory.


#79

I’m not a fan of Dire Straits (well, they’re not exactly doom are they?) but I do enjoy listening to Mark Knopfler talk guitars. His unique picking technique also interests me.

Knopfler describes an acoustic guitar as “a beautiful, friendly thing …a friend for life”. I’d agree with this also.

Vintage Strat and Les Paul content.


#80

I’ve bought a synth because I wanted something I could play quietly after the rest of the house has gone to bed. With a keyboard you can turn it down to TV levels and not disturb anyone.

The transition from fretboard to keys isn’t so difficult because much of the independent finger control is transferable, it’s mostly mapping out chords and scales from strings to keys.

I’m saving up for the wizard hat. :mage:

Yamaha Reface DX £290-ish (based on a DX7)