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    i play electric and acoustic guitar. I have tried bass aswell but didnt like it. My main instrument is an Aria pro six string electric with floyd rose locking trem.
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    hey fordy...
    diverse taste in music?
    taste in music is something that i do not want to discuse right
    now...
    still....try to listen to emperor..(not the vocals, the quitars and the
    keys...divine music...try "anthems to the welkien at dusk")
    also....
    try bach...you cannot relax...it is too strong.
    you have to look out for all the paranoic violins and violas....
    they are hunting you for ever() once you hear them!
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    I play sax (soprano sax and alto) but havent played properly for a few years (was in a band at Uni) - music wise i like the stereophonics, super furry animals and radiohead
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    Radiohead, pink floyd, nirvana, 60's rock, 70's and 80' rock, dance, classical, blues. The only thing i refuse to listen to at a ll costs is rap!
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    Piper yah! and the Doors i like too... and Soundgarden!!! uh... how about country iain? *giggles*... ahem... oh, and i love Fake Plastic Trees [by Radiohead]...
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Ah, the bravado of Ranchero Music with it's infusive rythm..the Cumbias and the Ballads, the haunting spirit of primitive indian and spanish cultures intermixed and interwoven in a sad yet happy tale...those horns! The accordians crying like babies and rough men singing high and crying "!Ai hai!", sometimes dressed in imperial looking uniforms decorated down the seams bright gold or silver!..."?Que Pasa Hombre? A si es!"
    out from 'neath a broad sombrero!

    When I was growing up in Houston, there was an insurgance of the Mariachi phenomena in our nehborhoods. Sundays and Wednesdays were the chosen days because of the Roman Catholic practice of attending church those days--so they were in the choirs - or weddings(also planned those days)- dinners and private parties, all times of the day one would notice several families on the block enlisting something like 6 brothers 5 uncles 3 nefews and 4 year old Juan Alberto Collazo-Gonzales on the miniature trumpet all out in their front lawns rehearsing songs that have been sung many times before. And they are faithfully reproduced with the candor and sharpness of the Conquistadore!

    But I also like some blues jazz classical classic 80's music informal jams gypsy music homegrown bands(non-touring "old-friends" bands)...many others...

    Unlike Stevie Ray Vaughn, I think Jimi Hendrix prefered "super-lite" gauged strings. He earned the nick-names "Slow Hand Jimmy" and "Smooth Hand Jimmy" (before he was "Jimi") back in '62 and '63! However, he was known to replace the lower few strings with super-heavy's for roadhouse blues and stuff.

    I have some ancient stuff of him--can't stand it much anymore, though...
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    Unlike Stevie Ray Vaughn, I think Jimi Hendrix prefered "super-lite" gauged strings. He earned the nick-names "Slow Hand Jimmy" and "Smooth Hand Jimmy" (before he was "Jimi") back in '62 and '63! However, he was known to replace the lower few strings with super-heavy's for roadhouse blues and stuff.
    Yeah? I didn't know that..
    Jimi & SRV are probably my favourite guitarists of all time. Both genius's both died horribly.



    I have some ancient stuff of him--can't stand it much anymore, though...
    Yeah I've heard stuff from the early days and I didn't think much of it. I really like some of the stuff he did in the latter part of his short career (Angel, Midnight, Ezy Rider....)

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    I used to play a harmonica when I was a kid. I also had a flute. One thing that I wouldn't mind doing is learning how to play the fiddle. haha.
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    Man my wife's family has some fiddlers and banjo players that can play very fast "Devil Down in Georgia" type stuff. But man - just TRY and talk about something with these guys! They just don't like to talk theory. Dialog:
    Me:"So, Tim, I hear you ride bulls? That must be dangerous?"
    Tim: "Well, I reckon- but I jist ride 'em. Hell-sometimes I gotta kick them suckers if they ain't buckin' high enough. "
    Me:"yes, of course."

    Harmonicas are fun, too. The only thing I can play on one is one little part in a Beatles song.
    Code:
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
    {
        return std::pow
        (
            std::complex<float>(std::exp(1.0)), 
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;
    }

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    Of course I play guitar. And a Taylor at that. My baby is a K414, entirely Koa. I've had that for about 3 years now and she's opening up quite nicely.
    I originaly started as an electric player with a jackson/charvell mut guitar, playing hard rock. Then I got into a country groove for a while and picked up an american standard sunburst tele, along with a pedal steel guitar (talk about hard to play). My father is a big classical/acoustic player and bought me my Taylor for high school graduation and I've been playing acoustic, mostly, ever since. I still like to play blues though every once in a while.
    I did put together a mut strat guitar from pieces that has humbuckers with coil taps on them. It looks ugly but plays beautifully. We've got about 20 guitars in our house so I've grown up rather spoiled.
    My dad is a good friend of the builder so here's a plug.
    check out www.olsonguitars.com we've got two of them.
    I play mostly instrumental acoustic stuff like Kottke and Legg and a little bit of clapton (well, robert johnson to be technical). I have produced two of my own CDs that friends have regarded as good study music or bed time music. I listen to all sorts of music but it has to have good guitar parts in it.

    Note:
    I think it's sad that many players limit themselves to one sort of music. (most likely rock) What many young players never realize is that many of the great rock guitar players have spent time playing classical music along with other styles.
    My father once told me if you want to become a great guitar player don't learn a particular style but learn to play guitar.

    That well more than my two cents.
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    Emerson Lake and Palmer all of the way, man!

    you can't beat keith emerson's spectacular keyboards, carl palmers crazy rhythms on drums and don't forget about Greg Lake (who can sing the best of any male singers that where very popular that i know of (besides opera)).

    right now i'm into Oasis, Our Lady Peace, and the early Smash Mouoth stuff (Fush Yu Mang).
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    I diddle with the guitar...

    ("diddle" isn't a word...)

    By the way, Nirvana is the best band ever...
    Staying away from General.

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    Ah, finally an off-topic subject with merit.

    > Emerson Lake and Palmer all of the way, man!

    Yes, but their later stuff is far better - 'In the Hot Seat' is worth buying for 'Daddy' alone. The Magna Carta tribute is great in places, especially where Wetton sings.

    > and i think the Wall is overrated...

    Gilmour is the master of that kind of slow, melodic almost-but-not-quite-bluesy solo that's all over the Wall (and which The Final Cut missed so badly). He's not a technical master, but just listen to 'The Fletcher Memorial Home'. It's for the same reason that Steve Rothery (circa 1987-1995) is one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

    > What many young players never realize is that many of the great rock guitar players have spent time playing classical music along with other styles.

    Very true. Listen to Steve Howe; there's an amazing combination of styles there. Steve Hackett, likewise.

    Er, yes. Guitars. I have an Ibanez JEM (the Steve Vai model), an Ibanez RG-502 and a Tanglewood semi-acoustic. With a VG-8, Zoom 8080 and a Marshall VS-265. And a GR-33 coming tomorrow (hopefully). Plus an XP-10. Oh, I love musical instruments... I play mostly prog-rock/metal things, usually fairly esoteric; Dream Theater, Rush, the aforementioned John Wetton, IQ, etc.
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    Some of the guitarists I love used fenders with high gauges (I think Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan did anyway), but it must have been hard going for them
    */
    Yea, but they tuned the strings down a half step to get the big bends.
    Hendrix played right hand guitars upside down so he could get at the controls while playing.

    Dick Dale (best known now for the sound track to Pulp Fiction)plays real heavy guages, saw him break picks playing live!

    As for Gilmore, he is a great. Listen to the way he is all over a lick, yet silky smooth into all the bends.

    No one has mentioned "Creedence Clear Water Revival".

    I play guitar, have for 14 years. Have a handmade 'MATON' acoustic. The worn out ones are all on my walls including 12 string, electric and classical!

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    I played guitar a few years before I got married. Gave it
    up, though. I was strictly a blues jammer in the key of
    C. Any time I tried to learn anything else, I'd trip all over
    myself. I love electric guitars. They are sooooo sweet. The Blues
    rulz. Check out the blues boy music station on your Real
    player for the best blues in cyber space.

    Aroung 1976 I was working as a construction laborer in
    Williamsburg, Va. making $45 a day--more money than I had ever
    made before in my life. One day with about $300 in my
    pocket, I walked into this music store and asked the guy there
    what he had in the way of guitars. He pulls out a 1957 Les
    Paul electric and says, "This here's a good guitar." (Understatement of the ages.) The serial number was still
    very legible, and it was mint. It had its original humbuckers.
    I bought it for $250. Can somebody tell me what a guitar
    like that might be worth today? And no, I don't have it. What I
    did to it would make some of you musicians out there shake your
    heads at my stupidity. I'll give you a hint--I'm left handed.
    Anyway, after I ruined it, it was stolen by some junkie and
    pawned in NYC. I think of that guitar often and wonder how
    much cash that thing must have been worth had I taken
    proper care of it.

    rick barclay
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