RE: Jazz/Classical: a different perspective?
Posted by: Steve, Denmark ()
Date: September 29, 2000 04:01AM

OK, I don´t want to see the board turn into a jazz (aaarggh!!!) or classical forum but it´s valid enough IMHO for a melodic rock fan to ask others of like minds IF they listen to stuff of that ilk and if so, what they listen to.

I don´t want to get too introspective about this but both jazz and classical music does have a bearing on melodic rock. Where would Richie Blackmore or Yngwie Malmsteen to name just two be without Bach?! You want a classical recommendation? Get Yngwie´s "Concerto suite for electric guitar and orchestra" and see how well rock guitar can go with classical music. That album is amazing.

I will be honest. I hate 99% of jazz but just about every rock drummer of note probably has been influenced (directly or indirectly) by jazz at some point. Truly great players are very familiar with the wild time signatures oft used in jazz and quite honestly jazz drum technique is usually considered the gold standard by musicians. Think Mike Portnoy, Neal Peart, Shane Gaalaas - those three names spring to mind when I think of rock drummers who show jazz influences in their playing.

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Jazz/Classical 231 DD Dave 09/28/2000 02:22AM
RE: Jazz/Classical 170 Carl 09/28/2000 04:11AM
RE: Jazz/Classical 206 Stimpy 09/28/2000 05:13AM
RE: Jazz/Classical 399 DD Dave 09/28/2000 05:30AM
RE: Jazz/Classical 197 Stimpy 09/28/2000 05:41AM
RE: Jazz/Classical 213 Carl 09/28/2000 05:43AM
RE: Jazz/Classical 192Tony M09/28/2000 07:11AM
RE: Jazz/Classical...oops 219Tony M09/28/2000 07:13AM
RE: Jazz/Classical...oops 212 Stimpy 09/28/2000 12:14PM
RE: Jazz/Classical 203 sfk kurt 09/28/2000 11:23PM
RE: Jazz/Classical 210 DD Dave 09/29/2000 01:08AM
RE: Jazz/Classical: a different perspective?194Steve, Denmark09/29/2000 04:01AM

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