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Scott Henderson

Scott is my favorite player. From the very first time I heard him I was hooked. I love his style tecnique, phrasing, and his ability to switch from soalfull blues to real tecnical jazz. My favorite albums are the two vital tech tones ones these guys are just at the top of there field. I was having a discussion with a pro guitarist (Shaun Baxter) about him, and I mentioned my two favorite albums but he dissagred saying that he prefers his writern thought out stuff rather than his fusion improvising. In his words "any one can improvise" This got me thinking Improv or written? Im not sure, personally I like to do both. I mean take the blus could a written solo have as much feelin as an impovised one? Well whatever all I know is that the playing on those albums is some of the best in the world cant get enough of it!
Any one seen him live?

Cheers

Lewis
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3/14/2004 5:54 PM

John Rich (3189) wrote:

Lewis,

Oh yeah, Scott Henderson is amazing! I love his style. I have three or four Tribal Tech albums....really cool music. He has such an unbelievable technique. He puts alot of feeling in his music too. He's also done some session work. There is an album called "Fables" by Jean Luc Ponty, and Scott Henderson plays guitar on two or three songs. It's cool hearing him as a session guy. He rips and soars on that album. I haven't gotten past "Thick" by Tribal Tech. That's as far as I gotten with Scott Henderson.

He is like a cross between Allan Holdsworth and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Truly an astonishing musician and guitarist.


Take care my friend,


John Rich

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3/14/2004 5:58 PM

John Rich (3189) wrote:

By the way, you've got some good influences. I was reading your home page. Nice to hear from a person who likes Holdsworth, Petrucci, and Henderson. All some of my favorite guitarists. Very cool indeed!

John Rich



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3/15/2004 4:19 AM

Lewis Turner (151) wrote:

And you thought I was just a shred head!!

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3/15/2004 12:16 AM

Stone Dragon (8501) wrote:

"Any one seen him live?"


Not exactly... but I've got some footage of him playing with Chick Corea that's quite enjoyable.



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3/15/2004 4:40 AM

Lewis Turner (151) wrote:

You all should check out his web site www.scotthenderson.net is cool and has all his tour dates + links to getting all his albums.



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3/23/2004 1:30 AM

Frederick Burton (5465) wrote:

I've the opportunity to see Scott Henderson live and he totally blew the roof off of the place!! It was his touring blues group but he also included some Tribal Tech tunes. Along with TT check our his stuff on the Vital Tech Tones recordings, there's actually two. Victor Wooten on Bass, and Steve Smith on drums.
As far as the improvisation stuff goes. I've heard monsters say that still after 20 plus years of doing it, they still don't have it down. LOL.

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3/15/2004 3:22 AM

Tony Cook (2424) wrote:

Hi Lewis,

I haven't seen him live, but I have 2 VHS tapes of his lessons (Jazz Fusion/Improvisation and Melodic Phrasing) from the REH catalog. He is an interesting teacher. He talks about topics that other peope don't, especially on the Phrasing video. I pick up something new every time I watch it.

I have both of the Vital Tech Tones CDs. They are phenomenal, among the best stuff he's done, IMO. I also have several of his Tribal Tech discs and his 3 solo "blues" CDs: Dog Party, Tore Down House, Well to the Bone. He has an SRV influence, although he is definitely NOT a clone.

I also have his 16 page MIT chord book: Jazz Guitar Chord System. It's always near the top of my stack-of-lesson-books. I still haven't wrapped my primitve mind around it yet, and I doubt I ever will. It has lots of pretty colors, and more cords than volumes 10 times its size.

Scott Henderson rules!

TonyC



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3/15/2004 4:24 AM

Lewis Turner (151) wrote:

Tony,
I have the videos you mentioned and there very good. Just out of interest what VTT album do you prefer? Im not sure love the licks and riffs on no1 and have transcribed Crash Course and Snake Soda (not an easy task!). His playing on no2 is so unique very outside with great use of wammy bar and what sound like min7b5 arpeggios, but im not sure witch one I prefer.
What I do know is that Drums and Bass are always top notch!
Take care

Lewis



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3/15/2004 2:35 PM

Tony Cook (2424) wrote:

Hi Lewis,

It would be really tough for me to pick one of the two. I reviewed them on this site and gave them both 5 stars.

I imagine it is a difficult task transcribing Scott's stuff. I bought a tab book several years ago (The Best of Scott Henderson). I still can't play most of it (actually, I don't even try much anymore).

That's the great thing about SH as a teacher, though. A lot of his concepts have been useful to me in the style I play.

Thick by Tribal Tech is another classic. I'm popping it in my player right now.

Later,
TonyC



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3/15/2004 4:31 PM

Lewis Turner (151) wrote:

Hi Tony,

Fair enough! I dont try to transcribe all the song just little bits to learn from see what scales his using over changes etc. The main lick from Snake Soda is very cool it did take a while to get I must admit I did have help from my "slow blast" program!

LT

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