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J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar
    #3603596 - 01/09/05 03:22 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

I recently rediscovered my stash of classical sheet music and have been playing around with some of it this week.  took a little acid yesterday and did a lot of jamming and recording.  I figured this piece turned out pretty well so I thought I'd post it here, there are a few little mistakes in there that drive me crazy every time I hear it, but it's decent altogether, not bad for being recorded while I was frying on acid :lol:.  I'll try to get one up without the damn mistakes soon, but here's what I have so far, check it out. it's less than a meg and under a minute long so you have no excuse :tongue:.

http://www.angelfire.com/wa/hutch2

click on the first track, can't link to it from other sites :rolleyes:

if anyone is interested in learning it let me know and I'll put up the tab I made for it with Powertab. It's fun to play and good for improving your geetar chops.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3603667 - 01/09/05 03:40 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3603681 - 01/09/05 03:44 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

meh, had an extra W in the WWW, sorry.

should work now.

thanks.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar *DELETED* [Re: stefan]
    #3603685 - 01/09/05 03:44 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: oneducktwoducks]
    #3603702 - 01/09/05 03:48 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

yeah, I'm more into electric...

I have an old beat up classical guitar that I sometimes play stuff with, but it sounds like shit and I don't have a decent mic to record it with, heh...

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: oneducktwoducks]
    #3603742 - 01/09/05 03:57 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

hehe, thanks for giving the others a listen :smile:.

kinda, I was born in the 80's, didn't really get into rock/metal until I picked up guitar a few years back though.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3603841 - 01/09/05 04:24 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

That's awesome...

More people should get into classical music, and it's funny how bands like Metallica (Ride The Lightening era) can promote it.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3603852 - 01/09/05 04:26 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

pretty cool :rasta:

I like to play some classical on my electric too. I can play badinerie from bach, very cool to play imo :laugh:


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3603870 - 01/09/05 04:30 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

yeah, I know badinerie too :laugh:, cool stuff

haven't played it for a while, maybe I should dig that one out of the archives too :wink:

if ya'll wanna hear more shit like that check out kevin ferguson, he has an album called Strad to Strat with a bunch of classical violin music on electric guitar, kicks ass...

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3603878 - 01/09/05 04:31 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

yay :grin:

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3603893 - 01/09/05 04:35 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

hrmmm

paganini's 5th, 24th and 16th caprices
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/score/Caprices2.html
  rondo allegro spirituoso by him is good too

J.S. bach -  Tocatta and fugue in Dm, can't do all the counterpoint on one guitar, but it comes out pretty well.

also his violin concerto in Am, I don't remember what one, I'll try to find a midi. EDIT: it's BWV 1041 http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/score/ConcertoLaB.html

Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen
http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/downloads/Sarasate/Zigeuner.html?keyword=zigeunerweisen

Mozart- rondo alla turca

that's all I can think of now :smile:...

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3603915 - 01/09/05 04:41 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

Tocatta and fugue in Dm
oh yeah, played that one too, only the first minute though, wich is very nice.
rondo alla turca only the beginning of this one too, never found good tabs or something (it's a while ago since I played that)

I'll look for sounds/mp3's for the paganino ones and see wht I like, thanks :laugh:


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar *DELETED* [Re: stefan]
    #3603963 - 01/09/05 04:52 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: oneducktwoducks]
    #3603993 - 01/09/05 04:59 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

excellent, I'll definitely check that out, thanks.

I just suggested ones I've played around with on electric, I'm sure most would work good on real classical guitar too though.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3604074 - 01/09/05 05:16 PM (16 years, 10 days ago)

I want to play them on electric, I like classical things on accoustic too, but more slower fingerpicked things.

I'll check out the video. 11 yo?? wow :shocked:

that video was impressive!! how do you get a child so you practice soo much


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3606538 - 01/10/05 03:45 AM (16 years, 10 days ago)

suggestions for music for an actual classical guitar?

anything by Tarrega or Barrios. seriously, that Spanish shit is totally made for guitar, those guys lived and breathed it


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3634131 - 01/16/05 05:11 AM (16 years, 4 days ago)

I'm practicing The flight of the bumblebee now, interesting composition. this will be good for my 2hand synchronization. I need to get that picking exactly right at high speeds.


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3634404 - 01/16/05 09:44 AM (16 years, 4 days ago)

Very nice! i listened to the first one and was very impressed so i gave all of them a whirl. You are a good guitarist! i busted out my bass and started jamming out to your songs with it :P


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: CrazyShroomMan]
    #3634897 - 01/16/05 02:32 PM (16 years, 3 days ago)

flight of the bumblebee for classical guitar?

I kind of detest that piece of music but I'd love to hear it played proficiently on guitar


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3634971 - 01/16/05 02:55 PM (16 years, 3 days ago)

yeah, that's a tricky one, I played around with the first few parts a while back but never got the sheet music and actually learned the whole thing.  Kevin Ferguson does a cool version of the whole song.  john petrucci also shreds the living hell out of some parts from it in a couple live clips I've heard :smile:.

I uploaded some classical tabs for electric and some violin sheet music to the page, if you want them, grab em, they'll be the first to go if I need more space.

also uploaded the first half or so of a Toccata & Fugue tab for electric guitar I have to here, if anyone wants to learn it all, let me know and I'll post the rest.  a clip that came with it is on the page, I dunno who plays it (probably the tab author), but it's pretty cool.













enjoy

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3634990 - 01/16/05 03:04 PM (16 years, 3 days ago)

sounds good man!


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: Noviseer]
    #3635180 - 01/16/05 04:13 PM (16 years, 3 days ago)

is that all of it?

thanks I grabbed them, always on the look out


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3636156 - 01/16/05 09:03 PM (16 years, 3 days ago)

nope, here's the rest of the fugue

















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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3636623 - 01/16/05 10:59 PM (16 years, 3 days ago)

I also think Nuno Bettencourt did "Flight of the Bumble Bee"  (Extreme) on their first CD...?  He is playing it to a click track, and it *sounds* like it has an echo effect or something so he only has to play half the notes...?  Not for sure, never looked it up....  It is impressive tho~....  Never heard John Petrucci do it....?  He musta~ rocked it our for sure....  Sure Malmsteen has done it, but not for sure either....  Blah blah blah...  Enough "not for sure" babbling...!  :lol:

All I know is that my fingers can't move that fast, and I can't read music....  I do have the tab for "Ode to Joy", and learned a lot of it back when I was first learning how to play....  It was pretty cool, but just don't have the patients to learn other people's stuff....  :shrug:    MUCH more fun making up yer~ own shyt....  :yesnod:

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: PhanTomCat]
    #3637379 - 01/17/05 01:40 AM (16 years, 3 days ago)

I don't know, I feel like Flight of the Bumblebee transcribed for classical guitar is sort of silly... not that it's not impressive. It is. but silly, I haven't seen or heard it but it's probably really weird and unnatural on the fretboard. I like guitaristic music


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3645137 - 01/18/05 09:18 PM (16 years, 1 day ago)

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: Psilygirl]
    #3646201 - 01/19/05 12:04 AM (16 years, 1 day ago)

so tell me DH, is the Toccata and Fugue you put up there for electric guitar? is John Kiefer a speed-metal neo-classical guy? just because the whole thing is pretty much one single line of notes, note after note in a mind-numbing volley of melody. is one supposed to play that with a pick? and are you playing it with the same fingerings that Keifer wrote in?

what is neo-classical guitar anyways?

...and in that case, would the afore-mentioned Flight of the Bumblebee be another neo-classical speed thrash piece?


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3647286 - 01/19/05 09:04 AM (16 years, 1 day ago)

yeah, it's for electric

the 'mind numbing volley of melody' is characteristic of a lot of baroque music, I dig it, it's an acquired taste I suppose.  the original organ piece has a lot more counterpoint and harmony, can't really do it justice with one e guitar

I dunno who john kiefer is, but you definitely don't have to be a speed-metal neoclassical guy to learn something from putting together a bach piece on the guitar :tongue:

yeah, I always use a pick for stuff like that, it's good for practicing alternate, economy and sweep picking techniques.  I never learned the whole thing, used to know most of it, but I can only remember the intro and the first part of the fugue any more.  I think I had to change the fingering in a spot or two, but most of it worked well for me.

the version of FotBB by kevin ferguson is him playing with some midi or keyboard backing tracks and stuff.  supposed to be like the 'real' song, just with guitar in place of violin.  so no, I wouldn't call it a speed thrash piece :smirk:.  the petrucci one was just him playing the main theme live on solo guitar

i kind of dislike the term neoclassical, but wikipedia has a good entry on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-classical_metal

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3648101 - 01/19/05 02:32 PM (16 years, 22 hours ago)

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with guitar in place of violin



I thought it was for piano?

anyway i played the first few bars and I'm going to leave it like that. the whole song you have to do exaclty the same thing, I get bored to easily. also it would take way too mcuh time and effort for me to play the whole song--> I better learn some usefull things.
think I'm going to learn more from the toccata et fugue. more melodig and more variation :thumbup:


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3648153 - 01/19/05 02:43 PM (16 years, 22 hours ago)

Bach is excellent.


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3648596 - 01/19/05 04:09 PM (16 years, 20 hours ago)

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the 'mind numbing volley of melody' is characteristic of a lot of baroque music, I dig it, it's an acquired taste I suppose. the original organ piece has a lot more counterpoint and harmony




agree, though baroque music is also characterized by its counterpoint and harmony, which was lacking in this case. I guess John Keifer's transcription has its use, specifically as a study for 'neoclassical' technique (read: very fast picking), but I wonder why he didn't just write something modeled after the Toccata & Fugue rather than trying to transcribe it, then realizing he couldn't do it justice, but continuing anyway. Or maybe he didn't realize that. I noticed, playing through it, that he had a number of fingerings which were trickier than they had to be and also cut off notes which should have kept ringing. also yeah, if a classical guitarist were to transcribe it (meaning someone who intended it to be played with the fingers and not a plectrum), they could probably make it more authentic to the original, with the various intertwining melodic lines relatively intact rather than totally overlooked.

I'm about 1/4 through teaching myself Bach's Fuga BWV 100, which was originally written for solo lute. this one is transcribed by a guy named Frank Koonce. it's played slower than the Toccata & Fugue but as soon as the second bar splits from one melodic line into two, then to three pretty quick. of course it is much, much easier to transcribe from lute to guitar than it is from organ to guitar, but ...

hmm, I guess all I'm saying is different transcriptions are done for different reasons, and the transcribers have different priorities. I just wonder if John Keifer's desire to have his name under Bach's outweighed his ability to transcribe as faithfully as possible in keeping with his own priorities.


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3648633 - 01/19/05 04:16 PM (16 years, 20 hours ago)

hehe, yeah, I hear ya stefan, way too much cool music out there to get stuck on one piece too long :smile:

you may be correct about FotBB, I always just assumed it was originally written for an orchestra with the violin doing the nifty chromatic theme stuff, I've seen it played by pianists as well though.  it can be arranged for a number of different instruments, but it's from one of Rimsky-Korsakovs' operas, so it was probably first made as an orchestral piece rather than a solo piece for one player, just my guess.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3648742 - 01/19/05 04:37 PM (16 years, 20 hours ago)

I think you're overanalyzing it, no one is trying to pass this off as an authentic full arrangement of the song. but just because it doesn't have all the counterpoint and harmony doesn't mean it's not baroque music or something.  you can tell what it is when you hear it, so I'd call it a decent arrangement, considering the limitations of the solo electric guitar.  if you want to learn to play some parts from Toccata and fugue you don't make up something along the same lines that sounds similar and works better on your instrument, you learn the real deal as well as you can for your instrument.  i'm sure he realized you cant do it justice with one e guitar, as that's plainly obvious to anyone when you listen to the real version or see the sheet music.  if one wanted to devote more time to it, I'm sure you could come up with a reasonably accurate arrangement for a few electric guitars.  but if you just want to play some bach lines (which is probably what he and the majority of people using the tab want to do), that's probably more work than you're willing to go through...

It's not like people that arrange/transcribe classical music for the electric guitar are really noticed or become famous in any way, so I don't know why you would question his priorities in creating a tab for a bach piece.  I figured it was done for the same reason I did the ptabs on the page, to learn and share some classical music with others that would benefit from being exposed to it. or maybe just to get paid, as it looks like it was scanned from a book.

as for the fingerings, I assume the sometimes ackward ones are to keep the picking more straight forward.

people using the term neoclassical to describe "fast picking" is one of the reasons I don't like the term.  fast picking has very little to do with it compared to the other techniques and ideas borrowed from classical music.  there are a whole lot of electric guitarists out there that just play musical gibberish really fucking fast and get called "neoclassical" for no good reason, some of which are mentioned even in the wiki entry :rolleyes:.  and then you have the guys who mix the classicalish stuff up with jazz and blues licks and they still get called neoclassical too, I just think it's an overapplied and innacurate term. 

it's a good exercise in various forms of fancy picking for sure, but there's also a lot to be learned from the phrasing, note choice and overall composition.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: spores]
    #3648848 - 01/19/05 05:05 PM (16 years, 19 hours ago)

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people using the term neoclassical to describe "fast picking"




I thought the term neo-classical has more to do with this
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to the other techniques and ideas borrowed from classical music



and mostly in a metal/rock kinda fashion. usually th licks are very fast indeed.


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3648885 - 01/19/05 05:11 PM (16 years, 19 hours ago)

yeah, some parts are played quickly and the general style is not slow music, but the speed is only half the package.

listen to some francisco fareri, rusty cooley, chris impelliterri (sp), michael angelo batio etc.  you'll hear they play fast as hell, but there is generally no real melody or sense of musicality.  yet they are consistently called neoclassical.  I know I'm not going to change anything by bitching, I just think it's bullshit and gives people with actual talent (paul gilbert, jason becker, vinnie moore, alexi laiho, yngwie I suppose) that are put in the same category a bad name, as they are all very melodic players and amazing musicians.

the wikipedia entry I linked above sums it up very well with technical terms.

just using it to mean fast picking means I could call a slayer solo neoclassical :smirk:

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar *DELETED* [Re: spores]
    #3649115 - 01/19/05 05:58 PM (16 years, 18 hours ago)

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: oneducktwoducks]
    #3650315 - 01/19/05 09:39 PM (16 years, 15 hours ago)

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Letto said:Basically, these neoclassical transcriptions are only to show of someone's playing skill by playing the fastest and cleanest.




I think that's a common misconception among the traditionalists.  electric guitarists don't all learn bach and such just so we can play the harmonic minor scale at 9 million miles an hour, although I know it may seem that way if your only exposure to so-called "neoclassical" is yngwie or some other such nonsense.  don't get me wrong, he's a monster guitar player, but most of his stuff sounds the same and he does have a tendency to overplay, as you've no doubt noticed.  still though, how is that different than some flamenco or bluegrass guitarist that plays crazy fast samey-sounding stuff all the time? the technical aspect and speed is an integral part of the music they make, it isn't the same without it.  I see nothing wrong with being able to (<- key words) play fast and clean when it's called for, is this not something many/most classical guitarists (and musicians in general) strive for as well?  if you can pull it off and keep up, more power to you.  if you can play fast and clean, then you really do have something to show off, but you don't have to do it all the time.  I remember reading some interview with joe satriani where he was talking about how great what yngwie did was, something about how after he came around, kids would actually come to lessons and ask to learn what a harmonic minor scale was and shit like that.  I think anything that gets people into classical music is a good thing, even those initially attracted by the fast stuff will eventually realize there's more to it than speed. 

there are many other players (such as those others I listed above) that take the techniques learned from playing classical stuff on electric guitar and combine it with more modern sounds to create something unique.  marty friedman or steve vai are good examples, their stuff uses all the fancy picking tricks and shit you need to do to play all those pieces I posted, but more ethnic sounding scales, pentatonics and modal stuff as opposed to straight harmonic minor ad nauseam.  as a result their guitar work (from megadeth on for marty anyway) really doesn't sound very classicalish at all, but totally fresh and "of this century" so to speak.  same deal with paul gilberts work with Mr. Big, a straightforward rock band.  you may dismiss this all as guitar wankery and say these people are mindless guitar robots or whatever, but this is where I see value in learning this stuff on electric guitar. the focus isn't so much on just playing things exactly as they were written by the composer, compared to most classical guitarists.  the electric guitarist learns these things in the hopes that some of the genius will sink in and improve your ability to come up with your own slick sounding (not necessarily fast, but yes, sometimes fast) improvisations and parts to ORIGINAL music, foreign concepts to you strict classical guitar players, I know :tongue:.  oh come on, humor me, one misconception deserves another, or is that one true? hehehe hrmmmm :smile: :wink: :grin:.  If you think about it though, the goals and potential musical applications for the average classical guitarist vs. the average electric guitarist are quite different.

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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: oneducktwoducks]
    #3650853 - 01/19/05 11:46 PM (16 years, 13 hours ago)

zow! this has become a killer thread. I think we all basically agree on main points though. (and I do apologize for my (mis)use of the word 'neoclassical', especially since I've never used it before this thread.)

speaking personally, I think of myself first as a composer and second as a guitarist. I play and write predominantly music to be played without a pick. when I play Bach, I play it to get a sense of that style (for the composer part of me), but also as a study (for the guitarist), just like anyone who plays John Keifer's transcription.

the electric guitarist learns these things in the hopes that some of the genius will sink in and improve your ability to come up with your own slick sounding improvisations and parts to ORIGINAL music

yeah, same with the classical guitarist/composer. I guess the nit-picky point I was flailing to make was that in particular, John Keifer's Toccata & Fugue transcription left me slightly disappointed, since I was looking for something specific which it wasn't. I'll take back my comment about awkward fingerings, but I'll add that some parts of the melody are actually incorrect (this is me comparing it to my memory of the organ piece, so I could be wrong). Did Keifer choose the Toccata & Fugue because he liked it, because we all recognize it from Fantasia, because it's so damn rockin? fair enough... I dunno, whatever.

(I guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to classical guitar, even though I like to think of the music I compose as, you know, anything but.)

so why does Yingwie Malmstein (sorry) play classical music on an electic guitar? why the hell not? but is it classical music? (no, it's neoclassical..) who cares what it is labelled though, right? as long as it's good. well, is it good? ...AHA!

so this semantic discussion boils down to a question of taste. I've only seen/heard one video of Malmstein, and he was playing this ridiculously, amazingly fast passage with just his fretting hand, and his other hand was held in the air above his head, and his tongue was sticking out and he was shaking his head back and forth. impressive I suppose, but... 'course I can't really talk about him until I listen to his entire body of work, can I? which I'm not about to do. So I'll never judge Malmstein again, I promise.

(as you can probably see, it is very difficult for me to efficiently get my point across.)


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: oneducktwoducks]
    #3651774 - 01/20/05 03:55 AM (16 years, 8 hours ago)

great discussions, I love it :laugh:
don't have much to add myself at the moment, exept a recommendation for Letto. Youshould listen to Yngwie Malmsteens album Rising Force sometime. it's a pretty old one (1982 I think?) and it's also the only one I have. on this one he doesn't play fullon fast parts all the time, he uses them only moderately. I think you might even like it :wink:


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Re: J.S. Bach- 2 Part Invention #4 in Dm on guitar [Re: stefan]
    #3652602 - 01/20/05 09:42 AM (16 years, 3 hours ago)

indeed, as much as I've heard his stuff and for all the shit people talk about his work (me included), Far Beyond the Sun still makes me go "DAMN!!!!!!!" every time I hear it, hehe.  I think he should be required listening for any guitarist, just to hear a new (err not really new anymore, but you know what I mean) and different take on music.

he also has an album, "concerto suite" or something, with a bunch of original music along the lines of bach, vivaldi etc. played by an orchestra (the New Japan Philharmonic) with yngwie on guitar.  it's actually very well done, and the dude is obviously a talented composer along with being a great guitarist.

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so why does Yingwie Malmstein (sorry) play classical music on an electic guitar?



more semantic stuff :tongue:, according to interviews most of what he does is improvised (a very un-classical thing to do). he has done relatively few covers of actual classical music, compared to others.  him I would actually call neoclassical if I had to use the word.  but is an electric guitarist playing classical music, as written, 'neoclassical'?  I would say no, the instrument it's played on doesn't change the type of music being played.

yeah, michael angelo batio did no boundaries, I agree totally with what you said, Letto.  he has a few tracks with nice melodic parts, but the rest is just speed for the sake of speed it seems. 

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