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I Bet You Didn't Know Keith Urban Could Play Guitar Like This

Old 09-18-07, 03:33 PM
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I Bet You Didn't Know Keith Urban Could Play Guitar Like This

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Old 09-18-07, 03:36 PM
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Actually I did.
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Old 09-18-07, 04:48 PM
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I didn't know he could play at all. I thought that guitars were mostly props for these country guys.
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Old 09-18-07, 05:18 PM
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How about that. I'm not really a fan nor do I know the first thing about him, but it was very refreshing to see this display of a huge mainstream "country" music artist have some actual musical talent. It appears that he got his start as a musician first, and entertainer second, which is different from a lot of mainstream artists- regardless of genre. Guitars should NOT be props. Good for him.
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That was actually pretty cool. Always nice to see a musician who has talent and isn't afraid to show it off. He did a pretty good Jack Butler impersonation at first and then I liked the cover song licks he threw in, especially the bluegrassy Stairway.
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Yeah, country players use guitars as props, but all those metal players, they have real talent.

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Yeah, it pretty much is right, actually.
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Old 09-18-07, 07:59 PM
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I definitely agree w/you, abrg923.
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Old 09-18-07, 08:35 PM
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damn! i did not, nice job! country music doesn't often showcase guitar chops, so pretty cool to see!
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Originally Posted by zombiezilla
I definitely agree w/you, abrg923.
And I don't mean to take it further but I more than agree as well (and I am definitely not a big fan of metal either).
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Old 09-18-07, 09:36 PM
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Old 09-18-07, 10:07 PM
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is that really Keith Urban? Been a while since I'd seen him... guess rehab and marriage can really change someone...

nothing too impressive with the fret work... it had all been done before... do something original... then I'll be impressed

why does he have a Michael Rhodes clone playing bass??? right down to the shaved head... get the real deal, not some lame imitation...
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Old 09-19-07, 05:48 AM
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Actually seen him on a PBS show when Golden Road Album was out, and my thought was who is this band as they reminded me of a band called Del Amitri. I was very impressed with his guitar work as his solos have some feeling in them.
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Old 09-19-07, 05:56 AM
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What's sad is that it's a surpirse a mainstream country artist can actually play something with substance sometimes. Was that Urban who played Gimme Shelter with Alicia Keys at the Live Earth event?
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Yeah, it pretty much is right, actually.
Originally Posted by zombiezilla
I definitely agree w/you, abrg923.
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And I don't mean to take it further but I more than agree as well (and I am definitely not a big fan of metal either).
Wow. I'm not particularly a fan of country music, but these comments just drip with ignorance. Country music musicians are some of the most musically inclined and capable musicians outside of classical music and are typically far more accomplished musicians than most metal players.

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Originally Posted by slop101
Wow. I'm not particularly a fan of country music, but these comments just drip with ignorance. Country music musicians are some of the most musically inclined and capable musicians outside of classical music and are typically far more accomplished musicians than most metal players.
Since you are such the expert name one outside of Brad Paisley (one of my favorite pickers). I'm not saying I agree, but I can name several metal players who are masters of their instruments, but only one country picker (BP).
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The thing is, the really talented country players aren't really "names" - they're mostly session players out of Nashville and such and they make up the backing bands of the bigger names that aren't necessarily awesome players. But since metal players tend to be flashier, the more prominent talents are more typically front and center and better "known".
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Originally Posted by slop101
Wow. I'm not particularly a fan of country music, but these comments just drip with ignorance. Country music musicians are some of the most musically inclined and capable musicians outside of classical music and are typically far more accomplished musicians than most metal players.
Look, I don't like most country music these days, but even the old country musicians I do like aren't what I'd call technically proficient normally. There are some who impress me (particularly that Chickin' Pickin' stuff) but for the most part it's just not their forte. I particularly don't get the comparison between country and classical. I listen to many metal guitarists who have studied classical music and truly are masters of their instruments. The list obviously starts at Yngwie Malmsteen and the whole neo-classical movement, but there's a ton of other guys out there as well.
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Originally Posted by slop101
Wow. I'm not particularly a fan of country music, but these comments just drip with ignorance. Country music musicians are some of the most musically inclined and capable musicians outside of classical music and are typically far more accomplished musicians than most metal players.
You're fucking joking, right?
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Old 09-19-07, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by slop101
The thing is, the really talented country players aren't really "names" - they're mostly session players out of Nashville and such and they make up the backing bands of the bigger names that aren't necessarily awesome players. But since metal players tend to be flashier, the more prominent talents are more typically front and center and better "known".
I think you could say the same thing for most session artists though. That's a tough job and you have to have strong improvisitional and compositional abilities to do it well. There's a reason you don't find any metal session players though: the good bands have enough talent on their own, and the less technically proficient bands play music that doesn't require them... kinda like most country artists these days.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
You're fucking joking, right?


There are a lot of metal guys from the '80s that ended up going into country (many that I know personally, though not many "big names" since they already had their niche - mostly session guys) for 2 main reasons: they got too old for the metal scene, and metal actually was more limiting to their skills than country, which is obviously more subtle than metal, but for a seasoned player, it has more variety and greater technical requirements, in the upper echelons, anyways.
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Old 09-19-07, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by slop101
The thing is, the really talented country players aren't really "names" - they're mostly session players out of Nashville and such and they make up the backing bands of the bigger names that aren't necessarily awesome players. But since metal players tend to be flashier, the more prominent talents are more typically front and center and better "known".
I see. So the people who think metal guys are better "drip with ignorance" but you can't name a single person.

That's droll, man.
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I see. So the people who think metal guys are better "drip with ignorance" but you can't name a single person.
Sure I could, but why bother when they would mean nothing to you, due to your ignorance?
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Old 09-19-07, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by slop101
Sure I could, but why bother when they would mean nothing to you, due to your ignorance?
It's pretty ignorant to say that I'm ignorant, considering I've never disputed your statement. You also have no idea that I or anyone else wouldn't know who you were talking about.

YOU are the one throwing out blanket statements with no support. That makes you alot worse than being ignorant.

We're all waiting.
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