Thursday, May 15, 2014

Synyster Gates: "Slash can do the same thing every single time and..."

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

Do you think other guitar players are out there actively pursuing new styles to incorporate into their playing? 
Well, it comes down to choice of notes. There's no way to get away from tapping but it's just all about the notes. It's not about using the same patterns or the same symmetrical ideas other people are doing. You have to really listen to the exact notes and each individual note and break it down. Every note has a purpose so don't waste a note. It's not about the gymnastics of it. 

It's not about sweeps and speed - it's about the notes you play? 
If I had to boil it down to one thing? It would definitely have to be note choice. Because if I said creativity, I mean there's a lot of oddly and unbelievably creative people but they just play the notes that aren't my style. Slash can do the same thing every single time and it sounds like a different vibe. It's the same guitar, same tone, same amp and that guy is nothing short of inspiring every single time he picks up his guitar to write anything. 

Click here to read the full interview