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    Default Malmsteen's Baroque and Roll

    This guy is amazing! Anyone heard of him? He invented and pioneered in Baroque n Roll which is essentially Bach inventions speeded up and played by a rock/metal band. Malmsteen also plays fugues on the guitar! What a guy!
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    Have you heard the "Trilogy Op 5" suite. There's a live performance on the Trial by Fire CD. He also did a concerto for electric guitar and orchestra - didn't actually write it down but one of his mates did for him. That's very baroque in style.

    Indeed, what a guy!

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    I have heard his "Trilogy Op 5" but I had no idea about the concerto! I'll have a look for it - thanks!
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    Malmsteen is all technique. Ironically unmusical.

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    The Concerto is definitely familiar. Great stuff!!

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    Hi all
    MALMSTEEN is coll. It is all technically. The band will perform a new concert on August 31 and September 1. This concert will be held in Moscow Russia.
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    Just finished posting about Malmsteen.

    I've only really enjoyed his 2002 Concerto Suite Live album. Other than that, I find his music pretty generic sounding with the exception of a handful of tracks here and there. But he's certainly a talented guitarist in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchubertObsessive View Post
    Malmsteen is all technique. Ironically unmusical.
    The guy has devoted his life to music! Give him some credit!
    If he didn't have any technique, would you consider him more or less musical!?
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    Malmsteen also plays fugues on the guitar! What a guy!
    Wel... Manuel Barrueco and Kazuhito Yamashita do that also.

    I once downloaded a guitar concerto by Eric Clapton for a friend. I never happened to listen to it, but I thought you may be interested in it (in case you don't already know about its existence).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breogan View Post
    Just finished posting about Malmsteen.

    I've only really enjoyed his 2002 Concerto Suite Live album. Other than that, I find his music pretty generic sounding with the exception of a handful of tracks here and there. But he's certainly a talented guitarist in my opinion.
    Yes, I suppose they might sound generic now but bear in mind he comes from the 80s when his kind of shredding was quite unusual! He can play blues though - naturally enough with splurges of nigh-impossible-to-play bits. One of few people to bend the open G (pressing it above the nut).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frasier View Post
    Yes, I suppose they might sound generic now but bear in mind he comes from the 80s when his kind of shredding was quite unusual! He can play blues though - naturally enough with splurges of nigh-impossible-to-play bits. One of few people to bend the open G (pressing it above the nut).
    Yes, you're quite right. I suppose it should be noted that I find most 80's metal to be rather generic-sounding, with the exception of Iron Maiden. Just not my taste in music, I'd say.

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    Malmsteen did a great job on bouree and the acoustic part of black star.

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    He's talented, but very tasteless.

    Plus his 'classical' style is superficial at best.

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    He is more technique than feel

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    He's a lot better than the vast majority of non-classical musicians who take on the same styles and structures of orchestral music. Frankly, structurally speaking, heavy metal (particularly the non-thrash, progressive) is much closer to classical music than most other genres.

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