I had someone ask me today what songs I played along with
that helped my playing get better. I'm not talking about what tone
you like or who you like to listen to. I'm talking about who did you
sit and play to for hours & hours in the "woodshed" to develop your style.
Tell who and why you listened to who you did..
I thought this might be a good discussion topic.
My albums are:
For rhythm playing there were 2 major ones.
1. Iron madien- Powerslave.That whole record helped me get
better. I still paly to it. My picking acuarcy good A LOT
better when I learned "Losfer Words (Big `Orra)" learning that
song (in the beginning) just wore my picking hand out
It helped build hand strength as well. Also, I would try to come up with
the 3rd part of the harmony on the lead parts.
2. Metalica- Black Album
3. Stone Temple Pilots-Core
Lead..I was all over the place. My dad tried to get me to play to different
music styles to get some variety..I'm GLAD I did
My main ones were:
1.Joe Satriani-Surffing With The Alien & Not Of This Earth
Surffing made me want to get into instrmental guitar...
2.Yngwie Malmsteen-Rising Force (speed, speed, speed!!!)
3.Koinonia-(live album can't remember the name of it) a Christian
fusion band with a guitar player named Hadley Hawkinsmith.
He has feel like Billy Gibbons does..
4. Al De Meola-Elagant Gypsy (I learned the Spanish/latin style with a little rock influance to it)
5. Jeff Beck-Wired (He taught me how to play "what ever you feel at the moment")
6. Steve Vai-Passion & Warfare (He taught me how to play with ATTITUDE!!!)