I did this in the other one, but thats closed, and I'm sure this has been done, But I'd like to hear what a few of your influences are, and WHY they are your influences, and what kinda stuff of theirs you try to incorporate into your playing. Thanks.
Kirk Hammett/Dave Mustaine-Inspired me to pick up guitar, i kinda try to incorparate dave's speed in my playing. Dimebag Darrell-Inspired me to be like him, to me the best metal guitarist of all time, i try to use his riffs and solos/sounds into my songs, but i need his sig for that. Still inspires me today to keep going on guitar, so finally one day, i can play like him. Zakk Wylde-Inspires me because ive recently only gotten into his stuff, and now recognise what a great guitarist he is. Michael Angelo Batio-Inspires me everytime i watch speed lives or speed kills, everytime i still watch in disbelieve as he does everything. After Dimebag died, i didnt wanna play guitar, since i lost the will to play, but after watchin speed lives, i feel like ive gotten a new challenge again with Michael's speed, accuracy, everything. He challenges me to push myself further, and i love a challenge.
- Michael Angelo Batio -Steve Vai / Joe Satriani -Paul Gilbert -Patrick Rondat
But... honestly, I'm trying to do as much "me" as possible !
PS: there are some classical music compositors that have really helped me to find melodies... like Schumann, Bach, Brahms, Mozart, and so on. (every compositors has his influences.. Something is cool for exercises, you try to do some "Bach Etude" with the guitar... it really helps
Post by Michael Angelo Batio on Mar 17, 2005 8:53:48 GMT -6
I have so many different influences that it would be hard to post them all. I have always liked "music" first, then the players who performed that music. I always liked songs or compositions around great playing and singing first. Some of my earliest musical influences include: Joe Pass, George Benson, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhodes, Jimi Hendrix, Uli Roth, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, W. A. Mozart, Bartok, Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, Judas Priest and then many more newer bands and artists that are too numerous to mention. I am a student of music. I studied Jimmy Page the way I studied Mozart and learned from as many artists as I can. I do not mean to compare Page to Mozart, just study them and take from them what I consider useful. .
Post by darkstarwarrior on Mar 20, 2005 18:32:02 GMT -6
Michael angelo- techinical shred and sweeps Kirk hammett and james hetfield-for thrash riffs and leads. Karl sanders and dallas toller wade(nile)-for brutal death metal riffs and licks Currently working a few steve vai, pantera and megadeth songs for more influences