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Shnate McDuanus

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OK, first: if you dislike the style and feel that you're only going to say something disparaging about the style (i.e. it has no soul, it's speed for speed's sake, it's tasteless,) I would advise you to look elsewhere--anyone who will care to enjoy what I'm about to post will have heard it all before and will not care about how much you think it sucks. Go start a shred-bashing thread if you'd like. Of course I can't really stop you, and I can't do anything but disagree with you, but please, it's not fair to the fans and it's not fair to the performers.

 

Again, do as you like. I can't really do anything to you (nor can anybody else) for simply stating your opinion, but hey, nobody needs the drama. I'm just providing a reminder here and a disclaimer, so people know what to expect from the videos.

 

That said, I'd like to bring up to the stage Mr. Paul Gilbert!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8zE-hEkILs

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha-PJNeLk9g

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PG is my fav guitarist. He's awesome, I want to join his student list but my parents wont pay for it :( Way too expensive to be taught by a master of shred.

 

Hasnt he released like 4 solo albums in 2010 alone? thats impressive.

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No doubt, he's great in everything he does but everyone only remembers "Next to be with you." That is not his best work.

I remember him from Mr. Big because it paired him with Billy Sheehan. when I saw them open for Rush in '91 I was thinking "Oh Great, two of the best instrumentalist play Rock Ballads." What I got was an intense Hour and a Half of shredding, riffing, melodies, harmonies, good singing, solid songs (which guitar acrobats often lack), and a parade of cool Ibanez Guitars (including a Fringed one, a Glow in the Dark one, and that doubleneck). Of course I had a new appreciation for Gilbert, Sheehan and Mr. Big after that.

 

They ended with "Addicted to the Rush" and Rush started with "Big Money". Very classy on both parts.

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First off, over the past few months I've come to see shredding as something that requires a lot of skill, and is not necessarily soulless. any type of music can be soulless, blues, jazz, all of it. I've seen shredders put soul into a guitar just like I would! I have begun to bond with music more, (shall we say) metal-like recently. Playing like that takes a lot of practice, dedication, and ultimately skill. For that they have my respect, and when it sounds good, hey it sounds good.

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I remember him from Mr. Big because it paired him with Billy Sheehan. when I saw them open for Rush in '91 I was thinking "Oh Great, two of the best instrumentalist play Rock Ballads." What I got was an intense Hour and a Half of shredding, riffing, melodies, harmonies, good singing, solid songs (which guitar acrobats often lack), and a parade of cool Ibanez Guitars (including a Fringed one, a Glow in the Dark one, and that doubleneck). Of course I had a new appreciation for Gilbert, Sheehan and Mr. Big after that.

 

They ended with "Addicted to the Rush" and Rush started with "Big Money". Very classy on both parts.

I have learned so much from his instructional DVDs and youtube videos. Paul is king for so many reasons. I would not be the guitarist I am today without him.

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That's some good stuff! I really like "Scarify". =D>

 

I kind of got away from that type of guitar playing at the end of the 80s, but still get in the mood to listen to it every now and then. I had an instructional VHS tape of PG sometime around 1990 or so. I bet if I searched my house, I could find it again. The one part I really remember about it, was that he attached a pick to an electric drill for some impossibly fast picking.

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i'm gonna buy 2 PGM's, one in white with black f's and one blue with pink f's...which one should i send you? [biggrin]

 

Surprise me....I'm still torn. Although, IF I am gonna get one, I will have the spare $ on 2/25/11....I found out how much my annual bonus pay out is gonna be. \ [biggrin] / I can buy 1 of each and a few bucks to spare but I need to save save save. Going to Amsterdam for a few days in August.

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Surprise me....I'm still torn. Although, IF I am gonna get one, I will have the spare $ on 2/25/11....I found out how much my annual bonus pay out is gonna be. \ [biggrin] / I can buy 1 of each and a few bucks to spare but I need to save save save. Going to Amsterdam for a few days in August.

 

in that case YOU can buy two and send ME one [flapper]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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