Are non-guitarist influences always hoity-toity?

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  1. amstrtatnut

    amstrtatnut Member

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    Ive always liked sax players more than guitarists i jazz. Im not very good at it but try to emulate sax phrasing and articulation more than guitar. Especially the breathing part.

    Whatever label that is....is fine.
     
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    Chopin rocks dude.
     
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    A few years ago, I thought it would be cool to learn all the saxophone solos in Billy Ocean songs, but on guitar. That's pretty non-hoity toity in my book!
     
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    it's funny, but honestly i listen to a lot of noise, and find it interesting ....not sure if that's a good or bad thing....
     
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    I hear music in noise. I’ve been annoyed that the band outside played into the early morning, only to realize the next day that there was no band, just the A/C in my room.
     
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    They harmonise well with the wailing of my vanquished enemies.
    Once I sampled the sound of their skulls being crushed under my NOS steel foot.

     
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    That’s the family friendly version of that sticker.

     
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    That's from the acid. :D
     
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    Man, this really resonates with me.
     
  11. rockon1

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    Na- thats highfalutin words!
     
  12. Brooks

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    Bill Hicks is my biggest non-guitarist influence.
     
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    Learning a sax solo or three definitely helped my phrasing. Inhale, exhale. Even better if you scat the melody while you're improvising, it helped me tie things in together.
     
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    I used to run a custom-framing shop, building picture-frames for art ranging from Dutch masters to Roy Lichtenstein. I'd get home from work, fire up the amp, and try to reproduce the green I'd seen in a Degas or the mood I'd found in a Sidanier, using sound instead of paint.

    That's as hoity-toity as you can get, right?
     
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    I think anything BUT other guitarists (and in particular ROCK guitarists), in your mind, is "hoity toity."
    You have a hoity fixation with a toity backbeat. In the old days we'd call this reverse snobbery.
     
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    Grand Funk Railroad - High Falootin' Woman

     
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    Morphine (the band - no guitars but funky as H) is not hoity-toity and their vibe has snuck into my music. Dana's bari sax is sooo sexy! As is the 2 string slide bass.
     
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    I’m Bill Hicks and I’m dead now
     
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    Yes, playing soul songs, I often lift the horns section riffs. Songs like In the Midnight Hour have the horns playing bahhhh, bah-bah bahhhhh (get that?) Simple, but important to the song.
    Cold Chisel songs often have a piano intro (like Khe Sanh). So I play the melody part from those on guitar. It makes the intro recognizable, and it feels like the right song without being identical.
    We do Careless Whisper like the Seether cover, where the guitar plays the saxophone part. Can't do that song without that riff.
     
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    Learn to use percussionist rhythms from any genre or world culture & know the difference..
     

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