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#376217 - 05/15/12 12:40 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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#376359 - 05/16/12 02:10 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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The intro to "Fools" on Women & Children First by Van Halen is one of my absolute favorite guitar bits. smile
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#376395 - 05/16/12 06:00 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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This is but one of the solos that solidifies my conviction that Tom Morrello is the greatest guitar player of this generation, and the most innovative of all time.

His solo starts at 3:45.
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#376396 - 05/16/12 06:10 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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He definitely enables the guitar to produce non-guitar sounds, much as Hendrix did in his day.
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#376397 - 05/16/12 06:18 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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Yeppers, bud. That he does.
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#377140 - 05/26/12 12:27 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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Might have missed it in the thread, but David Gilmour's long guitar solo in the first half of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, just before the vocals start. Not for its technically complexity, just 'cause it sounds so good.


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#377215 - 05/27/12 12:05 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: bridgman]
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Originally Posted By: bridgman
Might have missed it in the thread, but David Gilmour's long guitar solo in the first half of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, just before the vocals start. Not for its technically complexity, just 'cause it sounds so good.


I was going to mention the same one. With Gilmour, it's never been about technical chops - it's more about finding the right notes at the right time.
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#377242 - 05/27/12 07:44 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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David Gilmour is one of those guitarists that proves you don't need to play fast to play an awesome solo, just pure melodic talent. I also like Alex Lifeson's solo on La Villa Strangiato for the same reason.
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#377743 - 06/02/12 09:38 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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Stanley Jordan's unique two-handed tapping technique is simply amazing. Here's a example of it, and below is a description.

"Normally, a guitarist must use two hands to play each note. One hand presses down a guitar string behind a chosen fret to prepare the note, and the other hand either plucks or strums the string to play that note. Jordan's touch technique is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. The guitarist produces a note using only one finger by quickly tapping (or hammering) his finger down behind the appropriate fret. The force of impact causes the string to vibrate enough to immediately sound the note, and Jordan executes tapping with both hands, and with more legato than is normally associated with guitar tapping. The note's volume can be controlled by varying the force of impact: tapping with greater force produces a louder note.

A helpful analogy to visualize this technique is the distinction between a harpsichord and a piano. A harpsichord produces sound by plucking its strings, and a piano produces sound by striking its strings with tiny hammers. However, while notes produced on a harpsichord or piano sustain after the pick has plucked or hammer has struck, fingers must remain on a tapped note for the sound to continue. This similarity is what led Jordan to attempt such a technique in the first place;[citation needed] he was a classically trained pianist before playing guitar and wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar.

Jordan's two-handed tapping allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously. It is also possible, as Jordan has demonstrated, to play simultaneously on two different guitars, as well as guitar and piano. Another feature of Jordan's playing is the tuning he uses: from bass to treble EADGCF (all in fourths as on the Chapman Stick, compared with the standard EADGBE), so the patterns for chords are the same wherever they are played on the fretboard.

Stanley Jordan's main guitar was built by Vigier Guitars in 1988: it is an Arpege model on which Vigier made a flat fingerboard, allowing it to have a very low action (0.5/0.7mm). The low action facilitates the tapping technique."

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#377747 - 06/02/12 11:08 PM Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo [Re: Adrian]
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As impressive as Stanley Jordan's playing is on the video with Dave Mathews, it really doesn't do justice to his overall abilities and sound. I have one of his albums in which he is playing his own genre of music and of course, he has several quality backup musicians on the album. There are, however, two or three songs in which he is playing by himself "solo" and if one didn't know, at first listen, one would think there were actually TWO players playing on the cut.


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