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In no real order...

1. Jimmy Page
2. Neil Young
3. Tommy Bolin
4. Ritchie Blackmore
5. Steve Morse
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Something I can't quite get my head around...

If Steve Morse is such a versatile guitarist, how come most of his solos follow the very same formula? emoticon

Not meant to flame the guy, I'm just curious

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Something I can't quite get my head around...

If Steve Morse is such a versatile guitarist, how come most of his solos follow the very same formula? emoticon

Not meant to flame the guy, I'm just curious



I've posed more or less the same question on here before, and never really got a satisfactory answer.


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Big J wrote:

quote:

Celtic Legacy wrote:

Something I can't quite get my head around...

If Steve Morse is such a versatile guitarist, how come most of his solos follow the very same formula? emoticon

Not meant to flame the guy, I'm just curious



I've posed more or less the same question on here before, and never really got a satisfactory answer.




Hmm, I don't know, but as some have said before it seems that he only does the same solos with Purple.
I haven't got much of Morse's solo albums, but at leas Dixie Dregs' What If is a album which proves Steve's versatility.

Hmm, which reminds me...maybe I should expand my Dixies collection. I'll order Freefall immediately.

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Something I can't quite get my head around...

If Steve Morse is such a versatile guitarist, how come most of his solos follow the very same formula? emoticon

Not meant to flame the guy, I'm just curious



The answer lies in your perspective of how you hear his solos. To me his solos are not repetitive, but as I caveated thats my opinion.

IMHO Steve is the most versatile guitar player out there and a damn great guitarist to boot. Just my $0.02.
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Well,his versitility in Purples case,has more to do with his ability to actually go from being a definitive virtuoso,oozing with serious versitlity,to being in a limited musical environment,although pretty wide range for primarily being a rock band,in Deep Purple.
So his versitilty isn't exercised quite as much as it used to,due to his commitment to them.

Jimmy Page - by a slight margin
Steve Morse - for his effort to be so
Ritchie Blackmore - for classical combined with most of what he does
Steve Lukather - the Don Airey of guitarists
Joe Satriani - it's there,you just have to look for it...

the bottom four are a split for me



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I don't question Steve's ability, no one in their right mind would.

But I still hear virtually the same runs, scales, structures and notes for a large majority of the solos he does with DP. Maybe he's not as versatile a LEAD player as he's made out. I certainly don't believe so anyway. Just my own opinion.

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...it's a case of less improvisation with Purple as well,he surely can't have his versitilty judged on his Purple merits alone,that would put him no where on my list.





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Well,his versitility in Purples case,has more to do with his ability to actually go from being a definitive virtuoso,oozing with serious versitlity,to being in a limited musical environment,although pretty wide range for primarily being a rock band,in Deep Purple.
So his versitilty isn't exercised quite as much as it used to,due to his commitment to them.



This is the answer that I've found less than satisfactory before.

Steve plays guitar in a band that has ventured into many musical styles - rock, jazz, blues, classical, funk - yet (as CL says) hardly ever breaks out of using the same type of solo. Even his solo spots at live gigs tend to follow the same paths (volume swells, then a bit of shredding).

[Oh Lord, I'm starting to sound like Ritchie's Strat! emoticon]

I know many people rate him as being very versatile. My problem (as I've said many times before) is that if he is that versatile, he certainly doesn't show it in Purple.

I can't comment on his solo albums, as to be honest, he's never excited me on record enough to bother exploring these avenues.

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a)This is the answer that I've found less than satisfactory before.

b)Steve plays guitar in a band that has ventured into many musical styles - rock, jazz, blues, classical, funk - yet (as CL says) hardly ever breaks out of using the same type of solo. Even his solo spots at live gigs tend to follow the same paths (volume swells, then a bit of shredding).

c)[Oh Lord, I'm starting to sound like Ritchie's Strat! ]

d)I know many people rate him as being very versatile. My problem (as I've said many times before) is that if he is that versatile, he certainly doesn't show it in Purple.

e)I can't comment on his solo albums, as to be honest, he's never excited me on record enough to bother exploring these avenues.




a)Well,you go on to eat those words,by what (e) explains,cos I said so much more,his versitility can't be judged on Purple alone,and maybe he doesn't feel challenged to do anything beyond what the context of heavy rock holds,as far as he's concerned.
An obvious mistake,but it's just a job for him,everythings already been done,there isn't much creating left to do in rock,afterall,he's not a rock innovater,but the foundation is already laid out for him,and he's doing his job,take it for what it is...

b)...again,he's doing what he's been given the go ahead to do,he's not exactly in charge you know...that was Ritchie.
I also didn't hear any evidence of this on Purpendicular,if every solo on that album sounds the same,then I must be hearing things. emoticon

c)Just because he's monotinous,doesn't mean he's completely wrong all the time. emoticon

d)...again,as I said before,(primarily) playing rock is not his most challenging category.

e)This is where your problem with concluding his versatility lies,boring or not,he is just about as versatile as any guitarist in the buisness today,but you can't draw such a conclusion,having not known his body of work outside Purple.
Drawing a conclusion that he's not versatile,based on Purple alone,is not the least bit fair to him.
You don't have to like the vast amount of styles he plays outside of Purple,but that doesn't take the least bit away from his factual versatility.

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