The Gilmour notepad

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The Gilmour notepad

Postby Dyolf » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:29 pm

I thought I'd start a thread about general Gilmour stuff which may not warrant its own thread. So I'll begin:

I love this video of Dave performing "Blue Light". I'm not entirely sure what happens to his guitar but he switches them calmly and professionally without the slightest look of worry.
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Re: The Gilmour notepad

Postby Alec Taylor » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:51 am

There's a few of my coworkers that are into 70s/90s rock and metal stuff that go through the "usual" Pink Floyd tracks, but have always had a passing interest in David himself as the guitarist, since they themselves are guitarists. Through my influence they're starting to delve into the deeper catalog of the band, which is a good feeling. One of my pals said that he felt David's signature style involved "pitch bending a lot of pentatonic scales", which is actually a fairly decent blanket term for the style I think.
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Re: The Gilmour notepad

Postby Artisan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:19 pm

That's the foundation of the blues. Certainly not an incorrect description, but not a particularly accurate one. Gilmour goes for melody and emotional impact over technicality most of the time, which is what sets him apart from many others otherwise similar in style. He can play fast when he needs to (Careful with that Axe at Pompeii, case in point), but tell me: would you prefer an Yngwie Malmsteen solo or the four notes from Shine On? When you can say more in four notes than four million... that's the marker of a great guitarist.
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