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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-11-2005, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Been listening to a lot of Floyd lately, and...

David Gilmour...

-Near as I can tell, does NOT hit wrong notes. It's just one perfect note after the next, it's amazing.

-has an absolutely horrible vibrato.

Oh well, I'm just getting into these guys, and Gilmour's quickly becoming one of my favorite players, vibrato or no. I'm kicking myself for taking this long to do it, too, the man's a bloody genius.

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better late than never : ...glen
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Floyd rules.
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I love Floyd so much. I had sort of taken them for granted until I pulled out my Roger Waters dvd the other day. It is fantastic. If you want to hear a long concert of great Floyd and Waters songs, Doyle Bramhall II and Snowy White trade solos during a fantastic concert. Amazing video and 5.1 mix.

Comfortably Numb is so powerful, it hits me harder than any "heavy" music

And if you can get past Roger's heavy drama (I love it, but some hate it) The Final Cut has some amazing guitar solos. The title track and "Not Now John" are just awesome. So is "Fletcher Memorial Home"
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You all check out the Live8 reunion. Chills man.
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You all check out the Live8 reunion. Chills man.
Oh yea- that was great. I mean, not their best performance ever or anything, but Gilmour was pretty much spot on everything. And Waters, while his singing ability has certainly dropped off, did very well. Just hearing the 4 of them together again was great!
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Re: Been listening to a lot of Floyd lately, and...

did i ever post this? I'm no gilmour, but you can't go wrong learning his solos

http://www.invisibleband.com/TIB-PF_Time.mp3
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Re: Been listening to a lot of Floyd lately, and...

I've never really got into any Floyd, what album would be a good place to start ??
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I've never really got into any Floyd, what album would be a good place to start ??
"The Dark side of the moon" it's a good start.
"Division Bell" (Marooned is a nice song) , "Wish you were here"....
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David Gilmour is still one of my favorite guitarists...I think he demonstrates more than anybody else that a solo can still be magnificient without being played at a hundred miles an hour. I know a lot of people aren't into the post-Waters stuff, but I think "Division Bell" has some of Gilmour's best guitar work. Just about every song on that CD, especially the latter half, are excellent.

"Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish you were here" are also phenomenal. "The Wall" has some weird tracks, but also a lot of true timeless classics, like "Another brick in the wall part 2", and "comfortably numb." The solo in "Mother" was the first solo I ever learned. It's short and simple, but still one of my favorites.

If you want an absolutely incredible live album, pick up "Pulse." It's a good mix of the old and new.

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See, I was totally expecting to get flamed for the vibrato comment, lol. But yeah, the man's phrasing is just masterful.
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I think his vibrato is amazing dude! very unique i love it
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Really? I can barely tell it's there. It's incredibly light (even my "classical" style vibrato is more pronounced), and he's got the "chipmunk on espresso" thing going for him.
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Really? I can barely tell it's there. It's incredibly light (even my "classical" style vibrato is more pronounced), and he's got the "chipmunk on espresso" thing going for him.

First off try to replicate it. Second his vibrato is known or at least was for the being one of the best. he has one of the most unique vibratos ive ever heard and i really enjoy it. Anyways go buy the pulse dvd and watch some of his more fancy guitar work. The older stuff you may not really get that out of his playing but i always saw him as a really great musician
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Re: Been listening to a lot of Floyd lately, and...

I really like Gilmour's work on Pete Townshend's "The White City". That is an amazing album, btw. Gilmour is a master, and he's got a great singing voice as well. As I said in another thread 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' is a great post-Waters album to check out. I think you'll get more out of listening to his playing and vibrato the more you become accustomed to hearing him play.
So Drew, are you new to Steve Howe as well? There's lots of simply amazing stuff going on on some of those 70's prog albums...
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