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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....
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.
Originally Posted by Devil is Dill
Weebz is the chorus in the Greek tragedy that is Guitar Jam.
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
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.
Pigpen said it was OK!
Originally Posted by mdog114
Boy, you should REALLY go back and slap you're teachers!
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.
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