Possibly the most useless thing I have ever seen..

Discussion in 'Music Talk' started by abhijitnath, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    A list of the fastest solos ever with the notes per second next to the songs name
    Marcus Paus 44.6 "Caspersens Secret Fetish"
    Allan Holdsworth 37 "Fred"
    Joe Satriani 32 "Flying In A Blue Dream (live)"
    Ron Thal 27 "Hands"
    Al DiMeola 25.2 "Mediterranean Sundance"
    Rusty Cooley 24.7 "Under The Influence"
    Ron Thal 24 "Vomit"
    Micheal Angelo 23.3 "No Boundaries"
    Jeff Hanneman 23.2 "Angel Of Death"
    Jeff Hanneman 22 "Ditto Head"
    Steve Vai 21.6 "The Riddle"
    John Petrucci 21.3 "Endless Sacrifice"
    Paul Gilbert 20.5 "Snakebite"
    Chris Impelliteri 20.1 "Race Into Light"
    Frank Gambale 19.3 "6.8 Shaker"
    Yngwie Malmsteen 18.6 "Blitzkrieg"
    John Petrucci 18 "Ytse Jam"

    I mean who in the name of god actually sits and does stuff like this?
  2. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Wht make u think its useless ... amybe its will help ppl who want to play fast !
  3. chintan9

    chintan9 yay! i won the ipod!

    dude what are you talkin about??????^^^^^

    People who play fast never need to know the notes per second!!!
  4. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    Definitely someone from the IT industry :p:
  5. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    @ Wizard:Cheers. I'm beginning to suspect that you are the author of the list:)
    @ Nanda: The uselessness is in the diseased desire to measure notes per second, not the desire to play music. Its not typing you know where speed is a goal in itself, its music for gods sake!
  6. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    Good I didn't see any of these useless things :p: .. it might be a pleasure to da eyes .. but i believe in melodious tones rather than so fast ones :)
  7. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Not about that ... when u know wht r the real fast songs u can practice those so that u are more comfortable playing stuffs fast ...
    I know all ppl when they practice a solo ... try to play at a faster speed during practice so that they r comfortable at a lower speed when the play live or jam with the band ......
  8. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    Nah...not my work. i would rather make a list of artists who use odd time signatures :beer:
  9. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    The oddest ones I have seen so far:
    Shawn Lane-Uma Haimavati: 19/16
    Explorer's Club-Explorers Club" 25/16
    Some song by Toto-Havent been able to figure out the time yet:)
  10. the_wizard

    the_wizard Omega == God

    dude...the force in strong within you, u are IT material :p:

    btw...is 9/8 an odd time signature??
  11. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    I am strongly tempted to quit and join IT:)
    Does Patni have openings?

    Odd is anything besides 4/4 and 6/8 I think.
  12. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    Why dont they start "measuring" music like this? I mean in drumming, such a thing could make more (more is a relative term) sense, but why the hell do they do it on guitars?
  13. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Even that sort of measure is there ....... But i dunno the list .. measures as bpm .. which u know !
  14. DrSaurabh

    DrSaurabh Wh@+s Up D0C

    i feeel good to have witnessed this.....i love that track though........melodious and fast....lovely.....
  15. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    hehehe..somehow this crakced me up
  16. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    how in the world can u pick 44 notes in a sec
  17. Nanda

    Nanda Bassist

    Yup even i wonder that ... Our mind cant think more than some 8 notes per second .. Wonder how thwy can do it !
  18. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    And how can you hear the 44 notes?
  19. sayanakaharry

    sayanakaharry Forum Leader

    most of the names on the top of list are not picked notes, but played legato. at least flying in a blue dream is. legato is WAY faster than shredding.
  20. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    The first song is actually all picked. I have the song. Basically the note degenerates until the point that you can only hear the pick attack. Hes removed his thumb from the back of the neck and is doing vey fast slides while picking.
    And its not true that legato is faster than picking..its just that as you play faster, note clarity will decrease as you are picking.

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