Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.

David Gilmour: most overrated guitarist ever?

Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse









X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • David Gilmour: most overrated guitarist ever?



    If I wanted the pentatonic scale, I'd go hang out in Guitar Center.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Haikachu


    If I wanted the pentatonic scale, I'd go hang out in Guitar Center.


    if you played like David Gilmour, Guitar Center would come hang out with you
    The new kid friendly mother approved LR

    Comment


    • #3
      Fart!

      ......The army offers rewarding skills.






      Originally posted by Terje
      All of you need a good coffee enema, that's for sure.








      Originally posted by NPG Asking guitar buyers for financial advice is like asking a vegetarian what kind of steakhouse they go to.





      myspace.com/nelsandersen

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Haikachu


        If I wanted the pentatonic scale, I'd go hang out in Guitar Center.


        +1
        If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face...forever

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Haikachu


          If I wanted the pentatonic scale, I'd go hang out in Guitar Center.


          So I guess you don't like:

          Page
          Hendrix
          Stevie Ray
          Angus Young
          insert countless others that almost always use the minor pentatonic


          That said, I know more theory than those mentioned above do, I know my modes, all my major scales, minor pent shapes, harmonic minor and melodic minor stuff, yet I still can't play 1/1000th as good as any of them. Hmm....
          http://www.quincymumford.com/

          You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
          -Frank Zappa






          Originally Posted by Devil is Dill


          Weebz is the chorus in the Greek tragedy that is Guitar Jam.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Haikachu


            If I wanted the pentatonic scale, I'd go hang out in Guitar Center.


            Which pentatonic scale is it that Gilmour uses exclusively, anyway?

            Steve
            Pigpen said it was OK!







            Originally Posted by mdog114


            Boy, you should REALLY go back and slap you're teachers!

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Electric Catfish
              Which pentatonic scale is it that Gilmour uses exclusively, anyway?

              Steve


              A Bb B C C# D Eb E F F# G G#

              movable
              |--------------------------------5-8
              |-------------------------5-8
              |-------------------5-7
              |-------------5-7
              |-------5-7
              |-5-8

              Gilmour uses that a lot, but he's still a better and more tasteful player than I will ever or anyone here can hope to be.
              http://www.quincymumford.com/

              You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
              -Frank Zappa






              Originally Posted by Devil is Dill


              Weebz is the chorus in the Greek tragedy that is Guitar Jam.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Woodstock1969
                A Bb B C C# D Eb E F F# G G#

                movable
                |--------------------------------5-8
                |-------------------------5-8
                |-------------------5-7
                |-------------5-7
                |-------5-7
                |-5-8

                Gilmour uses that a lot, but he's still a better and more tasteful player than I will ever or anyone here can hope to be.


                Man, if all I wanted to hear was THAT scale, I'd listen to music or something.



                Steve

                Wait...you printed the notes to a chromatic scale...That's what I was responding to.

                Not the C Major Pentatonic with a minor 6 pickup tone.

                I'm a geek.

                Steve
                Pigpen said it was OK!







                Originally Posted by mdog114


                Boy, you should REALLY go back and slap you're teachers!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Electric Catfish
                  Man, if all I wanted to hear was THAT scale, I'd listen to music or something.



                  Steve

                  Wait...you printed the notes to a chromatic scale...That's what I was responding to.

                  Not the C Major Pentatonic with a minor 6 pickup tone.

                  I'm a geek.

                  Steve


                  He uses every pentatonic scale I'm pretty sure (in every key I mean).
                  and here's your god damn c maj pentatonic

                  |--------------------------------5-8
                  |-------------------------5-8
                  |-------------------5-7
                  |-------------5-7
                  |-------5-7
                  |--8
                  http://www.quincymumford.com/

                  You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
                  -Frank Zappa






                  Originally Posted by Devil is Dill


                  Weebz is the chorus in the Greek tragedy that is Guitar Jam.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Absolutely not.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I actually agree. He's definitely good, but not great in my books. He was part of a great band...thats why he's so famous and regarded so highly. But if he was just playing in a band at your local bar, there's no way people would have him in the top 10 guitar players of all time

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Gilmour doesn't use the pentatonic scale (I'm assuming we're talking minor pentatonic here, my fecetious comment in my last post notwithstanding) any more or less than any other guitarist.

                        In fact, I've never heard Gilmour play a strictly pentatonic lead...To the contrary, he's one of the most melodic cats out there.

                        I associate the minor pentatonic more with guys in the Ace Frehley/Tony Iommi lead camps. Not that there's anything wrong with that...I'm a Tony fan, Ace, not so much, though he was the best musician in Kiss, of which I'm not a fan at all.

                        One of Angus's favorite moves is the slide down from the b5. Not strictly pentatonic, though it is just the technical difference of adding a passing tone, generally. Another is his BB influenced slides into major pentatonics. Sure, it's still pentatonic, but a completely differently natured scale anyway.

                        I just think the term 'pentatonic' gets thrown around in a generic sort of discription of a blues-based player, rather than as a description of the scale itself. Most everything gets called pentatonic, whether it is or not, if it sounds like rock and roll, apparently.

                        Steve
                        Pigpen said it was OK!







                        Originally Posted by mdog114


                        Boy, you should REALLY go back and slap you're teachers!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          To simplifiy: Critisizing rock guitarists for using pentatonic scales is like critisizing bluegrassers for playing G Mixolydian.

                          It's a hallmark of the genre, basically.

                          Steve
                          Pigpen said it was OK!







                          Originally Posted by mdog114


                          Boy, you should REALLY go back and slap you're teachers!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            While Gilmour himself doesn't think he's that great of a guitar player, he has recorded some of the most memorable guitar solos ever. Not to mention the stuff he does with a delay on Run Like Hell. He know's how to use a lot of effects and make it sound really good. He has a real talent for really saying something with everything he plays.
                            Any problem can be solved by the suitable application of nuclear weapons.

                            XT Brotherhood

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I play pretty well and I think of myself as fairly knowledgable on the subject of guitar and I consider him to be one of the finest solists I've ever heard.
                              Our website
                              http://www.solowayguitars.com

                              My new MySpace page
                              http://www.myspace.com/jimsolowayguitars

                              Comment



                              Working...
                              X