your non-metal influences?

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  1. ohmanthisiscool

    ohmanthisiscool SS.org Irregular

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    These are bands that actually influence my writing/playing/composing. ill try to explain each a little

    Smashing Pumpkins- A lot of my playing is influenced by them. Any time I play a strat or a 7 string in standard or Eb standard I tend to write some pumkinsesque 90's riffs and chord progressions
    Silversun Pickups- any time I play a mid gain sound I feel a silversun groove. Plus any real rock bass I play I try to write something that's as tasty as their bass riffs/intros
    My Bloody Valentine- The layers and the movement of the guitar lines are something I try to do on a much simpler level but I still think about those big lush open chords
    The Used-They've got riffs for days, and I love the way they blend riffs and melody with catchy choruses. They are also great at having an album be cohesive without have 10 songs that sound the exact same. dynamics within the album too (slow songs, faster grooves, harder songs)
    30 Seconds to Mars- Lyrically mostly
    Pvris-I love the way their guitars and synths sound like they're in a cave or something, just great atmosphere. Also using samples
    The Album Leaf- I just love the keyboard and synth sounds with the filter effects he has got going on
    The Decemberists- They've sort of inspire me to explore using baritones and 12 string electrics in a rock/pop/folk setting
    AFI- I love all the clean pretty guitar parts in their songs from like sing the sorrow and on. I like to create those sorts of intros and stuff. Actually Jade is my favorite guitar player. His approach to dynamics and the use of all his little tricks and movement in between parts is something I try to include in my playing. Although its tough sometimes hahaha
    Blaqk Audio - Their use of electronics and simplistic but very melodic songs is something id like to try with a snyth.
    She wants revenge- The use of simple chords and diads with repetition to create simple catchy songs is how I write. Like a bare bones approach to songwriting
    Misfits- Basically just a sense of melody and harmonies over power chords reminds me that tough sounding riffs can have pretty vocals over top of it and sound badass
    Safe to Say-The use of the loud soft dynamic is something I like to use a lot in the way I write songs when I'm plugged in vs my approach when writing acoustically
    The Getup Kids- Lastly I'm influenced by the sound and lyrics to take me to a headspace when I had so much to say and no real way to express myself, so its like writing the songs I wish I could have written before I started playing.
     
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    Forgot to mention Pink Floyd's Davie G.
     
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    r33per SS.org Regular

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    Element0s Low Fantasy/Black Denim

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    Al DI Meola
    Chick Corea
    Wishbone Ash
    Fairport Convention
    Kansas
    Dave Brubeck
    All sorts of traditional European folk music
    David Bowie

    There's a pile of 70's hard rock that sorta tows the line, or maybe they're a rock band with a couple heavy metal songs, such as Queen, Kiss, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Van Halen, Triumph, shit like that.
     
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    Prince, Prodigy, Garbage, Dieselboy, Depeche Mode, Tech N9ne, The Cure, Plumb, 311, Filter, NIN, and Massive Attack are huge influences for my songwriting and synth usage.
     
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    Dredg
    The Prodigy
    Massive Attack
    The Dust Brothers
    Jamiroquai
    Björk

    Basically I listened to a lot of metal in my youth and then opened up to a lot of different styles.
    I'm really into post-rock-ish stuff and ambient trip hop
     
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    getowned7474 Neck_Pro Contributor

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    A lot of my non metal influence are from jazz and fusion.

    John Coltrane
    Miles Davis
    Charles Mingus
    Bill Evans
    Wes Montgomery

    Allan Holdsworth
    Guthrie Govan
    Greg Howe
    Nick Johnston (not really fusion but pretty cool)
    Owane

    I also get some from hip hop and various other things
    Nujabes
    Uyama Hiroto
    Some Lo-Fi hip hop
    Anime music and other Japanese music (really good melody)
    Pokemon Music
     
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  8. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    My biggest influences on guitar only include a couple of metal players. I am all about Django Reinhardt, Jan Akkerman, Dave Martone, Eddie Lang, SRV, Buster (Brad) Jones, John Jorgensen, Norman Brown, Al Di Meola, Jimmy Rosenberg, and tons more.

    As a child of the 1980's, I'm also a huge fan of the music of video game programmers like David Wise, Koji Kondo, Tim Follin, Yoko Osaka, etc., since I grew up playing Mario, Donkey Kong, Wizards and Warriors, Bubble Bobble, Zelda, Battletoads, and so forth).
     
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    Charles Bernstein. I forgot him, but I realized a year or so back that the way the notes fall in this piece has a lot to do with why I like to do weird stuff with the order of notes.

     
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    KISS, Paul Gilbert, Frank Zappa, Roky Erickson.
     
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    Also, what constitutes a non-metal guitarist? A lot of the people you guys keep mentioning are what I personally consider metal, but I think my definition of metal is broader than the average youngster's.
     
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    Lol i understand you admire video game music, but how did the music from Donkey Kong specifically influence the way you write music and play guitar?
     
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    Sorry, Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3,etc., the music in those games was brilliant. I don't remember too much music from the original. As a teenager, though, a lot of the most difficult songs I tried to learn to play were NES game theme songs. Wizards and Warriors 1 has this really shreddy opening and a super heavy downtuned odd-time riff in the tree level. Silver Surfer was probably the first song I tried to learn with sweeps in it.
     
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    Link the wizards and warriors stuff. I preferred Golden Axe, as a game anyways, myself.
     
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    Older influences:
    Ramones
    Rush
    Primus
    Yess
    Fishbone
    Beatles
    Diamond rio
    Allman brothers
    Dead
    Floyd

    Newer influences:
    God is an astronaut
    Tycho
    Riverside
    Cloudkicker
    J.T.
    Ariana Grande
    Katy perry
    Deadmau5
    Skrillex
     
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    Golden Axe 1 and 2 all day! (For sega)
     
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    Synthwave
    Video game music
    Anime songs :D
     
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    MistaSnowman Play It LOUD!!!

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    Who's that? ;)
     
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    without listing every non-metal artist I like, I think I'd be most influenced by artists that elicit the strongest emotional responses from me

    Empire! Empire!
    Explosions in the Sky
    This Town Needs Guns
    Don Caballero
    The Mercury Program
    The Hosemobile
    Sunny Day Real Estate
    American Football/Mike Kinsella/Owen, etc
    Slint
     

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