My musical influences include Dream Theater, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius and many other metal / rock musicians. Although I enjoy any genre which sounds pleasant, I have listened to rock and metal the most. I play the keyboard and piano but also listen to the guitar.
In my opinion, the following are some of the best guitarists / keyboardists in the world:
- Joe Satriani, guitarist
- Steve Vai, guitarist
- John Petrucci, guitarist (Dream Theater)
- Jordan Rudess, keyboardist (Dream Theater)
- Janne Wirman, keyboardist (Children of Bodom)
- Jens Johansson, keyboardist (Stratovarius)
I also enjoy Indian classical music, which is technically very advanced. While playing the keyboard, I improvise thinking in terms of chords and scales. Here are some YouTube videos I put up a few years ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8kRgcfCkJY (Practice 1 – Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKPbn9Mn-Q8 (Practice 1 – Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjwyut4OkRM (Practice 2 – Into the Black Hole)
Visit my YouTube Channel for more – http://www.youtube.com/user/AVKGFREAK
I hope I didn’t abuse your ears too much 😛
Also, I apologize for the constant mistakes.
As far as the music posts go, I’m no expert so please forgive me for any wrong information or foolish advice.