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The Gypsy
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Yngwie Malmsteen is a fast and technical player, and although he's good at what he does, his playing is sometimes repetitive and lacks feel. For me, technique, feel and speed are what matter, but you have to find a balance. That means combining the three ingredients in a tasteful and creative manner whenever possible. Style also has alot to do with it. The Van Halen clones are great at ripping off Eddie Van Halen, but what are they like as themselves? They more than likely don't know, as they have never bothered to create their own playing style. For the record, I like Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Joe Perry, Rick Medlocke, George Lynch, Slash, Tracii Guns, Ace Frehley, Alex Lifeson, Dave Menniketti, Ritchie Blackmore, SRV and Rory Gallager. These guys have their own style and play with a combo of feel, speed and technique accordingly. :P

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Reminds me of a line from Ray, when Ray Charles is trying to find himself. The chich hes seeing suggests that he puts himself into his music.

He goes: "Ray Charles, whose that!"

And she says : "No one, if you don't know"

Anyways.

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Racer Y
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Hi.
No I'm not a big fan of him either, but if he can get threads started on him, his picture on a magazine and his record (oops CD) in a store,
then I guess he must be doing something right.

I remember the album Rising Force I don't really remember anything all
that on that album and it had some of the worst vocals AND lyrics I'd ever
heard.

I think Listening to instructional tapes on financial independence
is more Musically satisfying.
Hmm "I am like a viking", or "Get financially stable with no money
out of pocket!"

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guitar_monkey
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Yngwie Malmsteen is a fast and technical player, and although he's good at what he does, his playing is sometimes repetitive and lacks feel. For me, technique, feel and speed are what matter, but you have to find a balance. That means combining the three ingredients in a tasteful and creative manner whenever possible. Style also has alot to do with it. The Van Halen clones are great at ripping off Eddie Van Halen, but what are they like as themselves? They more than likely don't know, as they have never bothered to create their own playing style. For the record, I like Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Joe Perry, Rick Medlocke, George Lynch, Slash, Tracii Guns, Ace Frehley, Alex Lifeson, Dave Menniketti, Ritchie Blackmore, SRV and Rory Gallager. These guys have their own style and play with a combo of feel, speed and technique accordingly. :P

Lacks feel oh my god your killing me hahahahahaha heheheheh ehhhhh

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Thats one way of saying you disagree with a post.

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ja ja

YEAH! GUITAR ROCK! I ROCK! YOU ROCK! HAHA, YEAH RIGHT. LOL. ROCK ON!


   
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DemoEtc
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...another Yngwie thread? So soon?

Lemme check....

Okay, that one ended in December, so yah I guess it's time. :)


   
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undercat
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There's a guitar player that works a lot with Dave Matthews named Tim Reynolds who really reminds me of Malmsteen. Incredibly oriented towards technicality, very versatile, fluid, but his work is BORING. If you compare his music to weather conditions, he sounds like wind blowing through the trees.

Really? I find Tim to be much more musical than Yngwie, which probably has a lot to do with the fact that he's playing with Dave, but still. I find it very interesting that he can create so much interest in an acoustic part without resorting to Michael Hedges-esque percussive techniques or Malmsteen style parlor tricks like the excessive use of sweep picking.

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I actually love the sound of wind blowing threw trees.

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Ignar Hillström
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I actually love the sound of wind blowing threw trees.

kinda depends on the trees. I love the warmess of wind through mahony trees, but I can't really stand that harsh basswood wind sound. :P


   
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I actually love the sound of wind blowing threw trees.

kinda depends on the trees. I love the warmess of wind through mahony trees, but I can't really stand that harsh basswood wind sound. :P

Awesome! Right now I'm hearing a sweet 1959 Maple tree, with NOS leaves. I'm thinking of replacing the bark, maybe having some sap work done.

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lol..
I wasn't kidding guys! Jeez! While stating a true fact, I love the sound of the wind in the trees. Or Wind in general to be honest, I was also trying to make a point.

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Why? Why must we go thru this again? Isn't it funny though how so many critics are not as capable as the ones they criticize? I strongly suggest that you go to http://www.chopsfromhell.com and take a listen to some of these guys. Plenty of lightning fast players. Many of them are as sterile as silicone valley. Malmsteen is far from emotionless. Maybe you don't like his music. Maybe you haven't given it the opportunity to grow on you yet. Maybe you hate progressive jazz because it's too busy(totally unrelated. i know). The man has skill and technique going for him. And yes he does play with feel and emotion. I'm not even a fan of Yngwie. I only know the name of one song of his. Incedentally, I've heard few guitarists here that could rival him technically or emotionally. In fact, lets face it boys and girls, in comparison most of us here are hacks. I certainly put myself in that group.

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You have to know music to be a sound critic, not know how to play music.

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hueseph
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You don't need to be able to play to form an opinion on someones music but to judge someones talent you should at least have some ability or understanding of how to play. At that, to criticize someones talent you should at least be able to match their ability.

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