jam out to something completely differnt than what you usually play. I find that when I'm learning stuff that is foreign to me I almost always see or hear something thing flicks on the light bulb for ideas. Greg Howe/Kotzen are my go to guys when I feel I am playing flat , their approach is so...
Same thought here.
I absolutely love his playing, the guy is the nicest you'll ever meet and his Tech Mike(if he's still with him) is one of the funniest mothers you'll ever met and a great player in his own right.
But to me he always sounded like a Shredder wanna be that couldn't write "Shred"...
out of that list , but back in the early 80's I played in a band with Mike Mangini for a couple of years. After playing with him, everyone else is kind of boring
technique wise and personality wise , Mike is one of the funniest f*ckers around
same here , when I dial up a marshall type of amp, that is what I try to dial up, hell my Jvm is dialed up like that basically all the time LOL!
although I must say this tone doesn't exactly "suck" either :)
Love Yngwie but can only listen to so much of him, too repetitive.
but when my chops are "off" his stuff is what I jam to to get going again.
Playing his style really makes you focus on being as technically proficient as possible, or you'll never
be able to play him convincingly . Musically I...
I was just coming in to say this exact same thing. Love him or hate him, after Eddie (at least in the rock world) I'd have so say Yngwie was the next guy up to
make us go "what was that?"
but without Eddie do we ever hear Vitto Bratta? Greg Howe? TJ Helmerich? Jennifer Batten?
I remember hearing this back in 1978 when it first came out and thinking WTF am I hearing?
Still my favorite VH song, the way he rips into the 2nd solo was something I 'd never heard anyone do before. (none of us had)
it changed everything for me
a lot of Rush (some I love a lot is unlistenable to me)
I just can't listen to Kirk Hammet , he's god awful, and I saw Gnr open for Aerosmith and they were the worst drunk garage band i' had ever seen.
completely turned me off to them.
I lost my virginity with "The thrill of it all" playing in the background LOL! My girl friends brother had just got the Album that day and she
said" let's check this out" :)
Obviously this album has a special place in my heart .
Van Halen I. that album changed everything for me as as guitarist...
yes all the time , Greg Howe is probably my all time favorite as well, love Vinnie Moore, Jason Becker, MacAlpine, and Kotzens stuff as well.
Great stuff to jam too to get the chops back up to speed.
Howe's "Parallax" CD is probably in my all time top 10 cd's period. His playing on that CD is...
marshall JVM with a Fractal FX8MKII in 4CM (hoping the incoming Splawn supersport works so I can lighten up the rig a bit)
my band does mostly 70's, 80's classic hard rock so it's 99% marshall based to begin with.
I don't think anyone in the audience is ever going to tell me "man you nailed...
I grew up listening to these guys and Aerosmith through Rocks for me is where it was at. Everything after Rocks ......meh.
I was watching "Dazed and Confused" earlier this summer with my daughter and at the end of the movie they're talking
about scoring tickets for the Aerosmith show. That tour...