Thursday, May 15, 2014

Synyster Gates: "I just watched an 18-year old girl on YouTube..."

Synyster Gates was interviewed by Ultimate Guitar, here's an excerpt:

Can you see that guitar players are getting better at a younger age because of all the tools available like the Internet? 
Yeah, I just watched an 18-year old girl on YouTube. Yeah, it's just unbelievable. I remember when I was studying a lot of Holdsworth a couple years ago, one of the guys that deciphered all that stuff said, "Yeah, it was mindblowing. You couldn't really slow it down on record and even if you could how was he getting all those spaces?" So it wasn't until they got to see him live in person and even then he was going so fast they were just, "OK, I know he's playing it but that's about it. I don't know how the f--k he's doing it." Which I think is good because that's gonna breed the next evolution and more creativity. 

Click here to read the full interview