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ScornEmperor
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06/05/2010 1:52 am
Provide me with:

- Suggestions on blues guitar albums to buy, with an emphasis on accessible guitar work for rhythm or riffing.

- Suggestions on classical guitar albums to buy, as an introduction to the material.

I listen to metal all day long while at work, but since I'm playing other types of things now, I'd like to broaden my horizons a bit.
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ChristopherSchlegel
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06/05/2010 6:29 am
Originally Posted by: ScornEmperorSuggestions on classical guitar albums to buy, as an introduction to the material.

The Grandfather of modern classical guitar & it's formal repertoire, Andres Segovia. A good intro collection of basic pieces (Bach, Tarrega, etc.):

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Andr%C3%A9s-Segovia-Millennium-Collection/dp/B00068CVGM/

Segovia's protege & heir, the wonderful Eliot Fisk. This is his collection of Paganini violin caprice transcriptions for solo guitar. Please clear space on the floor for your jaw :) :

http://www.amazon.com/Paganini-24-Caprices-arranged-Guitar/dp/B000000FR4/

Another master, John Williams, plays masterpieces of classical guitar concertos by Vivaldi, Rodrigo, Villa-Lobos & (a fave of mine) Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Really amazing stuff here:

http://www.amazon.com/Great-Guitar-Concertos-Antonio-Vivaldi/dp/B0000026P7/

Another master Julian Bream, another good intro collection of standard repertoire pieces (Vivaldi, Villa-Lobos, Albeniz):

http://www.amazon.com/Julian-Bream-Ultimate-Guitar-Collection/dp/B00000I9M1/

Those are four of the best in the field in my opinion. And if nothing else, a great place to start. Have fun!
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GuitarPlayer479
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06/06/2010 1:26 pm
Originally Posted by: ScornEmperorProvide me with:
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Christopher replied to this "request" courteously and comprehensively. This of course is something he is renowned for.
In my view you were lucky to get such a helpful reply given the way you demanded it!
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I listen to metal all day long while at work, but since I'm playing other types of things now, I'd like to broaden my horizons a bit.

Perhaps broadening your horizons will help.
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06/06/2010 5:18 pm
Originally Posted by: ScornEmperorProvide me with:

- Suggestions on blues guitar albums to buy

You need just one:
Blues Breakers by John Mayall.


Carmine

Regards,

cm

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ScornEmperor
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06/08/2010 4:55 am
I'm sorry my post wasn't meant to sound like a demand, but to be casual. Apologies if it came out the wrong way.

I picked up the 24 Caprices performed by Eliot Fisk. It's fantastic. The other stuff is on my list.
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06/08/2010 12:24 pm
Originally Posted by: ScornEmperorI'm sorry my post wasn't meant to sound like a demand, but to be casual. Apologies if it came out the wrong way.

No worries. I only realized it was possible to read it that way after GP479 mentioned it! :) I assumed you were sincere in your request for info.

Glad to hear you are enjoying the Caprices. It's wonderful. Have fun with the other stuff!
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Jarsew
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06/08/2010 4:55 pm
Originally Posted by: ScornEmperorI listen to metal all day long while at work, but since I'm playing other types of things now, I'd like to broaden my horizons a bit.
Well, what kind of metal you listen to? The term metal back in the day was pretty specific; if someone in the 80's said I listen to metal, it was easy to assume they were referring to Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden or Scorpions or Judas Priest etc. Pretty straight forward.

But man in these days, there is such a huge spectrum its insane. One metalhead could easily dislike the next metalhead because of the vast differences of metal they listen to. You have the bands that spawned from Metallica (the crap "metal rock" you hear on the radio...Godsmack anyone?) to the bands that spawned from listening to classical music. Then you have the guys that listen to jazz/progressive rock and incorporated it in with metal. And now you also have the hardcore phase combining with metal.

Point being, that you can actually broaden your horizons within metal.

As per your specific request, Im not a blues guy so cant help ya there.

For classical: Paganini, Chopin, Jason Becker :p and pretty much the whole Baroque period is what I enjoy. As for classical guitar specifically, got to love Leo Brouwer.
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06/09/2010 6:19 am
Jarsew, this post describes the bands I listen to on a daily basis: http://www.guitartricks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31893
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06/10/2010 3:33 pm
Originally Posted by: ScornEmperorJarsew, this post describes the bands I listen to on a daily basis: http://www.guitartricks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31893
Well! Didnt see the post, I will go have a listen...
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