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  • #16
    Holy crap!

    Who woulda thought John 5 could tear up that rockabilly stuff!?

    Very cool.
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    • #17
      Definately good stuff Howie, ....
      I personally think Alex, Ralphie and a few have that stuff down much faster and cleaner though.
      The thing I like about Howies stuff is that he seems to know where and when to play, as does Alex etc.....
      I'm jealous....
      I should have practiced as a kid....LOL
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      • #18
        Originally posted by HOWIE
        Cant tell if you guys liked what I did there or not but it was fun anyway! danyeo - I have always picked like that from when I started playing...not something I thought about or worked on, it was just what came naturally and comfortably. I have no tendinitis problems either (knock on wood). Here is an unreleased video outtake from my new DVD with Talisman:

        http://www.howiesimon.com/video%20samples/Talisman-IDontKnow(Mondo-StockholmAug2003).wmv

        I am on the left side. It can be purchased here:

        http://www.nehrecords.com/SHOP/TalismanWorldsDVD.htm


        and the cd version here:


        http://www.nehrecords.com/SHOP/TalismanFive.htm

        Thanks for letting me plug my crap!



        Your band kicks some serious ass brother...
        I love it.
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        • #19
          BTW, Howie, you kick MUCHO ass. Stick around if you can! There's lots of pretty cool people here who would definitely dig hearing more of your stuff.

          Oh and anyone who isn't familiar with John 5, check his website - http://www.john-5.com/

          There is some NEAT stuff to be heard there!
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          • #20
            I have alot of stuff from Howie!! He is a great player for sure!!

            I love some of the stuff that he did with Ken Tamplin!! He has more then a few burning solos!

            He has definitely played with some killer musicians (Ken Tamplin, Gary Shutt,Jeff Scott Soto)


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            • #21
              Oh Crap!!! Maybe I should have read all the replies first because I didn't know Howie posted here lol


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              • #22
                John 5 is a killer player, the name was given to him by Manson.

                Now he is famous with that name makes sense to keep it.
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                • #23
                  Howie,

                  jealous of your talent mate! Wish I could manage half that speed with that accuracy!!!

                  And no... I don't think any amount of practice would help
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                  • #24
                    Hey Howie you tear it up! I think it's some of the best playing I've heard at the forum. I especially love your taste in strats!

                    Those videos sound like a video game with that harmonizer thing on them. Got any short videos around of you with that killer POD tone?

                    I'm on dial up : (

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by danyeo
                      That's the first time i ever heard John 5 play, he's pretty good but his tone is horrid. Maybe it's just the quality of the video though. That Howie SImon picks with his right arm instead of keeping his wrist loose. I'm trying to get my wrist to stay nice and loose so that my elbow doesn't move at all.



                      The tone on those two videos is a harmonizer. Sounds like a video game/keyboard thing.

                      At fast speeds it seems impossible to get away from using the arm though. I used to play all from the elbow and have some tendonitis issues. I hear ya on the wrist thing, I use the wrist a lot more now but still the elbow comes in at fast pace.

                      I see all the shredders use elbow a lot when they put the petal to the metal though. On Petrucci's instructional vid, his forearm is moving so quick it looks like it's vibrating. Yngwie too. His wrist kind've locks up and moves from the elbow. Zakk wylde uses the most elbow I've seen.

                      One guy who never uses it is E. Johnson. But he doesn't really do linear runs though, like a shredder would. more lateral pentatonic things which the wrist definitely works better for.

                      Anyhow, I'm trying to work from the wrist more too. There's so much to practice!

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                      • #26
                        Very cool site btw.

                        What's with the tone from all of them? Is it my soundcard or something? Every clip of the players sounds like a funky harmonizer on.

                        I didn't watch 'em all but several, and Gambale's was the only one that sounded sorta like regular guitar, but really thin and plinky. Still had a weird tone to it.

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                        • #27
                          great stuff, that page got bookmarked
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                          • #28
                            Wow....look at all the love! You guys rule! No- those clips are NOT with a harmonizer. I was just playing straight into a Bad Cat amp. Thats in a VERY small room with just a camcorder mic catching the audio...so it does sound a bit strange.

                            69Strat- Im working on getting some shorter video clips on my site, give me a bit of time. (But dial up? Here in 2005??)

                            paulinUK- Thanks for the compliments....but playing fast is not necessarily important, its just that I grew up listening to fast guys so thats what I always wanted to do.

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                            • #29
                              I'm definitely faster...378BPM with 32nd notes, so that's 12096 notes per minute.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by #1Stunna
                                I'm definitely faster...378BPM with 32nd notes, so that's 12096 notes per minute.

                                You have made quite the improvement above yesterday, congratulations.
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