Guitar Messages by John Rich

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  1. John Rich (3189)
    Equipment Forum · 298 Hits · 10/21/2006 6:05 PM
    I can't really describe Terje's music other than "atmospheric" and moody jazz fusion. He's a real textural player. Alot of little naunces in his playing that you have to pay attention to. All I have to say is just pick up "Descendre." You will ...(more)
  2. John Rich (3189)
    Equipment Forum · 28 Hits · 8/21/2006 1:01 AM
    Terje Rypdal is one of my biggest inspirations. I've got about 18-20 of his albums (all on the ECM label). If I had to pick an album out, it would be "Descendre." You should really check out that album. Beautiful compositions and wonderful playi...(more)
  3. John Rich (3189)
    Equipment Forum · 93 Hits · 8/3/2006 12:00 AM
    Okay, the new issue of Guitar Player magazine has an article and inteview with Terje Rypdal in it. He discusses the equipment he uses. He said he uses Vox and Marshall amplifiers, a Vox echo pedal, Boss DD-1 Digital Delay, Boss Overdrive pedal, ...(more)
  4. John Rich (3189)
    Equipment Forum · 170 Hits · 7/15/2006 12:25 AM
    Terje Rypdal has been one of my favorite players of more recent years. I love his sound, and more importantly, I think he makes great music. I have most of his releases on the ECM label. I have a DVD with Terje Rypdal on it. It's a trio concert...(more)
  5. John Rich (3189)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 18 Hits · 7/15/2006 12:11 AM
    What do we do you ask? We keep playing. We keep expanding on what we know and what we've heard. It's not easy to pinpoint jazz, because it's something, that I feel anyway, that is always changing. It's like a chameleon. It's always changing col...(more)
  6. John Rich (3189)
    Equipment Forum · 34 Hits · 5/21/2006 11:51 PM
    Hi Michael, If I were you I would use an amplifier that can handle distortion, but also one that sounds nice with cleaner tones. I've been using an older Randal RG-80 amplifier for the past couple of years and it sounds great clean or distorted...(more)
  7. John Rich (3189)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 19 Hits · 5/5/2006 11:29 AM
    Hey Bryan, That's cool man. Good luck with finishing up school. Hopefully you'll get a good job somewhere. It's funny that mentioned you don't pick the guitar up hardly anymore, because I don't either. I figured out that technique, scales, cho...(more)
  8. John Rich (3189)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 16 Hits · 5/4/2006 9:22 PM
    Hey Bryan, I've been alright. My style of playing has changed alot since we last spoke. I'm incorporating a lot more classical influences (ex. Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Mozart, Bela Bartok, etc.) in my playing, but I'm also still developing my...(more)
  9. John Rich (3189)
    Miscellaneous Forum · 20 Hits · 5/3/2006 1:37 AM
    Hello Bob, I've been playing the guitar for about 17-18 years. For about 10 years I played nothing but rhythm, I totally ignored scales and anything that sounded close to one, although most of my influences used them. I wanted to try to see if ...(more)
  10. John Rich (3189)
    Artists Forum · 28 Hits · 12/4/2005 2:22 PM
    Hi Dan, Yeah, Eric Johnson and Steve Morse are incredible guitarists. For the last 4 or 5 years, I've been really into jazz music. In fact, my favorite and my main guitar influences, Bill Frisell, was one of the first jazz guitarists I absolu...(more)
  11. John Rich (3189)
    Artists Forum · 30 Hits · 10/25/2005 4:04 PM
    Hi Mark, You made some valid points about Petrucci. He's an incredible player that I agree makes some very complicated music that would be impossible to emulate. I'm not going to even try, because I know I can't play like that, but the whole po...(more)
  12. John Rich (3189)
    Artists Forum · 28 Hits · 10/23/2005 10:42 PM
    Hi Mark, I don't think John Petrucci is that melodic. Yeah, the guy can shred, and he's very incredible at a high technical level, but I think that his playing lacks any real sort of emotion or feeling. His licks and improvisations sound like e...(more)
  13. John Rich (3189)
    Artists Forum · 19 Hits · 10/21/2005 11:11 PM
    Hey Chris, I agree alot with what Ron Zimmer wrote, but just for fun and games these are my choices (in no particular order): Bill Frisell Pat Metheny Wes Montgomery Eric Johnson Robert Fripp I would like to add that not only are these player...(more)
  14. John Rich (3189)
    Artists Forum · 24 Hits · 10/20/2005 11:13 PM
    Hi Spencer, Actually, all of the guitarists you mentioned have had PLENTY of They all have been around the block and are all very talented and have many fans worldwide. If I had to choose one of the guitarists you mentioned as bein...(more)
  15. John Rich (3189)
    Theory Forum · 23 Hits · 10/18/2005 12:00 AM
    Brian, Thanks for your help. It's becoming clearer now. I'm kind of slacker when it comes to theory, so my knowledge isn't that great, but I do understand what you're saying, especially about intervals and their inversions. Thanks for the help...(more)
  16. John Rich (3189)
    Theory Forum · 53 Hits · 10/17/2005 9:43 PM
    Hello Everyone, I was playing today and I was doing some improvising and taking a chord melody outside and I noticed something that I use alot: diads and inversions. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a diad a two note chord and aren't inversion...(more)
  17. John Rich (3189)
    Artists Forum · 89 Hits · 10/10/2005 12:05 AM
    Hi Dan, The fastest shredder....hmmmm...that's a good question. My vote goes to the late Shawn Lane. I don't know if you or anyone else out there in Wholenote land have heard this guy before, but he was an amazing guitarist. He was a very much...(more)
  18. John Rich (3189)
    Equipment Forum · 89 Hits · 9/24/2005 11:46 PM
    Hi Steven, Actally, the Korean or Japanese Squires are some of the finest guitars Fender have made, especially the models from the 80's. If you're not convinced with anything I'm saying find one and you'll notice the difference. I would also li...(more)
  19. John Rich (3189)
    Announcements Forum · 33 Hits · 9/24/2005 11:40 PM
    Hi Jim, I think you may have missed the point of my comment to Hugh. I said that he was a great player and the way he plays works for him. My whole point was that listening is more important than anything. It's one of the very foundations of a ...(more)
  20. John Rich (3189)
    Open Forum · 33 Hits · 9/20/2005 8:24 PM
    Hi Adrian, You propose a very interesting question, which already is being discussed very candidly. I believe that music will become less and less hands-on. Embracing technology is one thing, but letting it control you and your way of thinking...(more)