Thursday, May 15, 2014

Synyster Gates: "It's changed my whole world"

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

Where do you find some of those outside influences? 
I'm digging some jazz stuff and a lot of classical though I play very little if no classical. I play a lot of jazz. I lean towards the great jazz and fusion guys like Frank Gambale who is insane with the pick. It's economy picking as opposed to alternate picking [alternate up-and-down strokes for every successive note]. You do these three-note per strings things with economy picking and you get a really fluid, natural, awesome flurry. It's changed my whole world. 

Click here to read the full interview