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Bored of shred. Hip me to tasteful, melodic instrumental rock.

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by BCnSTL, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. BCnSTL

    BCnSTL Supporting Member

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    I loves me some rippin' guitar playing. But after a while too many notes packed into a given measure of music starts to become an aural-blur. I'm jonesing to hear some new instrumental music with playing that's tasty, tuneful, toneful but isn't out to impress you with intimidating displays of technique. Hit me up, I'm all ears!
     
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    Al Di Meola released Opus last year. It's mostly an acoustic record but serves up loads of tasty, tuneful and toneful instrumental music.
     
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    Always liked Laurie Wisefield’s masterful playing - full of emotion and taste.

     
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  4. WordMan

    WordMan Silver Supporting Member

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    Have you listened to Jeff Beck’s Blow by Blow and Wired?
     
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    Mike Landau and Jeff Beck have to be starting points.

    Edging a bit into fusion I'd suggest Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz and Mike Miller.

    You might also like Lyle Workman.
     
  6. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    In response to a request for "new" music, you suggest albums released in 1975 and 1976?

    :bonk
     
  7. Yer Blues

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    Andy Timmons is great.... he does a great job of mixing melodic stuff with faster playing.
     
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    WordMan Silver Supporting Member

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    Meh. Start with the best.

    By the way: Julian Lage. Any of his stuff.
     
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    ginger baker trio-“going back home”
     
  10. Jerrod

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    Pete Thorn's Guitar Nerd is worth a listen.
     
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    And agree with @Jerrod. Guitar Nerd is great.
     
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    Another mention for Pete Thorn. He plays just fast enough to where you KNOW he has skills and yet it's so tasty you'll break whatever diet you happened to be on.
     
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    Marty Friedman “Scenes”
     
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    Two of the more recent players to hit the scene who are both technically very good at the prog rock thing and melodic are Plini and Sarah Longfield.

    Both happen to be Strandberg artists, oddly enough.



     
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    Is Satriani shred, or melodic and tasteful?
    Maybe a little of both?

    I really dig Crystal Planet and Strange Beautiful Music

    Another vote for Scott Henderson as well- People Mover and Vibe Station are his two latest.

    I think every guitarist should hear Wayne Krantz's "Long TO Be Loose" at least once.
     
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    Check out Andy Wood’s Junktown - this along with the Aristocrats new release have been getting a lot of play in my car lately. Also, What Happens Next is a great album by Satriani.
     
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    For me, it doesnt get any better than Pat Metheny.



    Also dig these guys.

     
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    Paul Gilbert's latest "Behold Electric Guitar" has way more slide playing than shred and the songs are killer (as always).
     

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