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Best guitarist I've ever seen, uses lots of bass technique

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by oresama, Mar 7, 2006.


  1. oresama

    oresama

    Mar 4, 2006
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uQsFuVra9Ws


    This guys name is Miyavi...a quick run down...he was the lead guitarist of a band called Due le Quartz when he was 17 and went solo when he was 20 (now 23). This clip is just from a few months ago.

    I've seen some good guitarists but I've yet to see someone really top him. I'm sure theres someone out there who will disagree but hes the best I've ever seen. I love how he slaps, its amazing.

    I've shown this to a few people before and some didn't know where the tapping sound was coming from...I assume everyone here sees it but if not, hes hitting the body of the guitar with his fingers in the beginning, when hes singing hes stomping his foot (he does this in the music video for the song and in live concerts but he has a drum set up so when he stomps you hear the drums and symbols/tamberines). Also, dont mind his outfit/look..he didnt keep it for too long lol

    And yes, his sing is not the best in the world :p
     
  2. shaggysivirus

    shaggysivirus

    Feb 19, 2006
    wow, i like this. good linkage.
     
  3. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    roflmao. Michael Jackson's son playing the guitar like a bass...

    If thats the best guitarist you've ever seen you havent seen much...
     
  4. I think his voice is awesome.
     
  5. JHL

    JHL

    Apr 8, 2005
    London, England
  6. Skit1

    Skit1 Guest

    Jul 2, 2004
    England
    Pretty sweet but hardly the best guitarist ever...
     
  7. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
  8. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    try www.angelo.com if you want mindblowing technique... Download the video of Speed Kills.
     
  9. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Technically interesting, not very fond of his voice and his "tropical parrot" hairstyle. :smug:
     
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    His "slapping" was rather generic... if someone did that on bass I'd just do this :rolleyes:

    I didn't realize it was a dude until he started singing, at first I thought it was Cindi Lauper. ;)

    I actually really like his voice...
     
  11. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    I liked it. Whenever I pick up a guitar I always try slapping on it, and I wondered what it would sound like if someone who actually knew what they were doing tried it. I personally prefer riff-players to wankers and I liked how he didn't try to show off by going up the neck.

    Needs a new wardrobe though, it looks like the 80's got into a fight with the 60's.
     
  12. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I mostly agree. I got bored though.

    Despite the fashion.
     
  13. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
  14. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    I like it because for once it's a great guitarist that isn't all "shredy". AND he gets extra points because it's and accoustic and not an electric with 5,000 effects (not that I'm against effects).
     
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Didn't do much for me. I lasted about 15 seconds.
     
  16. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I'm a prisoner of inertia :hyper:
     
  17. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.


    :)
     
  18. 7flat5

    7flat5

    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    That Miyavi reminds me of Ani DiFranco on a really bad day. Kind of an Ani nightmare.
     
  19. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY