Influences

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Influences

Post by Stratobanger » Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:00 am

What are your influences?

Mine:

Kurt Cobain
Timo Tolkki
Jens Johansson
Vivaldi
J.S. Bach
Chopin
Beethoven
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Re: Influences

Post by Jaakko » Sun Jun 20, 2004 6:39 am

Mostly my fingers. They come up with the stuff I play and I pick the things that sound good, bad sounding things I don't pick then I guess, I play them with legato. ;)

But of course Hendrix, Yngwie, Satriani and even some traces of Tolkki as I started shredding along Stratosongs. Yes and from Romeo I got my way of tapping. Though my playing sounds very different from any of these, maybe closest to Satriani, weird in the same but different way. See, I do all the tricks without whammy bar ;)

Singing influences... Hmm, every good singer I've heard, too many to mention.

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Re: Re: Influences

Post by Mormegil » Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:47 pm

Jaakko wrote:
Mostly my fingers. They come up with the stuff I play and I pick the things that sound good, bad sounding things I don't pick then I guess, I play them with legato. ;)
Same here. ;) Tolkki used to be the one that got me into guitar playing, but nowadays I just play what comes to my mind.

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Re: Influences

Post by Stratomano » Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:10 pm

kiko loureiro
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Re: Influences

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Re: Influences

Post by Veripalttu » Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:32 pm

Rachmaninov
Bach
Vivaldi
Wagner
Tolkki
Malmsteen
Mustaine
Denison
Herbie Hancock
Box & Hensley

Those are some of the musicians that influence me a lot. I could go on forever.
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Re: Influences

Post by davv » Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:54 pm

here I am.....
I'm a keyboardist, so...
-JENS(harpsichording, soloing is just too much for now)
-derek sherinian(attitude)
-pinnella's pianoing
-some yngwie's runs
yeah...

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Re: Influences

Post by bobo » Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:44 pm

Jens Johansson
Vivaldi
Timo Tolkki
Mike Romeo
Janne Warmen
Tuomas Holopainen
Mikko Harkin
VIVA STRATOVARIUS !!

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Re: Influences

Post by Veripalttu » Sun Jun 27, 2004 6:33 pm

A former saxophone teacher of mine told me his influences.
The three great German B's
Bach
Beethoven
and Beer
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Re: Influences

Post by Luca » Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:24 pm

Funny the three "B" influences.

Mine are:

Malmsteen
Malmsteen
Malmsteen
(and somehow Tolkki and Kirk Hammet)
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Re: Influences

Post by antonio » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:57 pm

tolkki
kiske
tempest
sammet
frank
Rock and Roll.

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Re: Influences

Post by GreenPeace » Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:42 pm

My influences are mostly these guys here:
Timo Tolkki
Hugo Mariutti
Kiko Loureiro
Yngwie Malmsteen
Nuno Bittencourt
and a little bit of the Malice Mizer guitarist, Mana (musical influence! not visual! People who have seen a pic of him know what I'm talking about)
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Re: Influences

Post by Neorave » Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:37 am

Influences:
Timo Tolkki
Kerry Livgren
Steve Walsh
and most importantly...
A WHISKY & SOUR!!! :D
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Re: Influences

Post by Guest » Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:30 am

Bach
Tolkki
Jens

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Re: Influences

Post by sammet » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:19 am

myself :D
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Re: Influences

Post by Ad Avesta » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:02 am

Dream Theater
King Crismon
Porcupine Tree
Tony Macalpine
Helloween
Stratovarius
Control Denied
Ozric Tentacles
Death
John Patitucci
Carcass
etc...
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Re: Influences

Post by MaFiaBoY » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:16 pm

I play drums so let's say :
Jason Rullo for sure
Jörg Michael
Nick Mason

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Re: Influences

Post by Deepabyss001 » Thu Aug 12, 2004 11:55 pm

Tollki
Romeo
Galder
pettrucci
Herman li
alexander
lahio
gus g.

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Re: Influences

Post by dupinguez » Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:36 am

davv wrote:here I am.....
I'm a keyboardist, so...
-JENS(harpsichording, soloing is just too much for now)
-derek sherinian(attitude)
-pinnella's pianoing
-some yngwie's runs
yeah...
Hey I'm also a keyboardist so
-Jens the best soloplayer for me
-Tuomas Holopainen for songwritting
-Beethoven for the fastest piano song's ever (try moonlight 3rd part)

But also for musical influences :
-Helloween
-Stratovarius
-Iron Maiden
-Angra
No I don't like speed metal 8)
Mad Butcher & Eternal Devastation
Worst of All Horrendous Post-Makers From Hell

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Re: Influences

Post by Nebulae » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:51 pm

I play guitar, but one of my biggest influences is a bassist:
Steve Harris

Other guitarists, and there are many, would include:
NOT in any order
  • Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray / Iron Savior / Helloween), Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Dave Murray (Iron Maiden), Jeff Waters (Annihilator), Andy LaRocque, (King Diamond), Brian May (Queen), Jesper Stromblad (In Flames), Bjorn Gelotte (In Flames), Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray), Michael Weikath (Helloween), Hank Shermann (Mercyful Fate), James Hetfield (Metallica - up to and including ...And Justice for All), Jon Schaeffer(sp?) (Iced Earth), Johnny Ramone (Ramones), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (MiSfItS), Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish), Rockin' Ralf (Running Wild), Fredrik Olsson (Lost Horizon), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Chuck Schuldiner (Death), George Lynch (Dokken / Lynch Mob), Balsac: The Jaws of Death (GWAR), Oscar Dronjack (sp?) (HammerFall), Mille (Kreator), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth / Metallica), Zakk Wylde (BLS / Ozzy), Warren DeMartini (Ratt), Max Cavalera (Soulfly / SEPULTURA), Frank Blackfire (Sodom / Kreator), Jack Black & Kyle Gass (Tenacious D), Eric Peterson (TestAmenT)... ya know, I could keep going, but that would take up even more space.
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Re: Influences

Post by Enkeli » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:46 am

bands:
Iron Maiden
Children of Bodom
Warmen
Stratovarius
Opeth

composers:
Mozart
Bach
Sibelius
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Re: Influences

Post by gardenias » Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:19 pm

mine
stratovarius
kiske
racer x
helloween
silvio rodriguez
FEEL THE MIAU!!!

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Re: Influences

Post by LittleHarry » Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:47 pm

I am a drummer so:
Thomas Stauch
Mike Portnoy
Ingo Schwichtenberg
Mark Prator

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Re: Influences

Post by tkbdadsgshim » Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:08 pm

mine are:

stratovarius
helloween
iron maiden
van halen
rolling stones
led zeppelin

but my most important influence it's STRATOVARIUS they change my life...
"life can be good with the right people" - andi deris

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Re: Influences

Post by Efenstor » Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:49 pm

Bands presumably: Efenstor, Nightingale (Dan&Dag Swanö), Otyg, Enigma, Axel Rudi Pell, Dragonland, Iron Savior, Antichrisis, Aesma Daeva, Tuatha de Danann, Pink Floyd, Kings Galliard, the Dalriada Brothers, the Blarney Lads (Waxies Dargle) and a bunch of others in lesser degree.

Composers definitely: Rugiero Leoncavallo, Carl Orff, J.S. Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Edward Grieg.

And DEFINITELY writers: E.T.A. Hoffmann (also musically), H.G. Wells, J.R.R. Tolkien, Thomas Malory, Charles Dickens.
Pal'ar Magata Elel'ma esaro Tisata afama!
May the Magic of Elel' fill away thy soul!

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Re: Influences

Post by Zeppelin » Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:34 pm

I'm a bassist so :

Steve Harris : the first and the best one :D
Cliff Burton : he was amazing...RIP
John paul jones : the unknown bassist of led zeppelin...sooo good !
Stu hamm : Joe satriani's bassist !
Robert Trujillo : With Ozzy, not Metallica
Nirvana's bassist Chris Novoselic : Good one !
The Rolling Stones
Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath !
John Muyng...sooo goood !!
To Be A Rock And Not To Roll

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