Songs with guitar lines that mimic a vocal melody in the song.

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  1. Texicaster

    Texicaster Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Garcia was a master of this idea! Ripple hard to beat for such!



    Loser as well!




    LOTS more Garcia's like this!
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Ugh. Kicking myself for not starting the thread with Iron Man. Is there a more iconic example than this? I think not.
     
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    You can always edit, put it in!
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    It's all good. You get the credit for that one.
     
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    I was learning to play some Hendrix tune where he played the melody he was singing at the same time.

    I was exploring the fact that it seems impossibly hard to sing one melody while improvising another melody on guitar at the same time, yet it's not hard to play the melody we are singing while singing it.
    It was my first year learning to play and I had just taken up fiddle as well, which is even better for doubling a vocal melody because of the more vocal like envelope of bowed strings.

    Voodoo Child is one he doubles the vocal with guitar on.
     
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    I'd say the long version of voodoo child on electric ladyland might be more iconic, partly because I think it was startling to audiences not yet used to that stuff.
    Plus of course it was same player same time same line.
     
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    don't usually go for Folk Songs, but this one is pretty good

    have no Idea who these guys are..



    theres a part where the song goes

    bbbeebb bee ddooo ddoood doooodooo

    that sounds just like the gitar
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Good one. Here's another Stones song I like that applies:

     
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    I think those who can play a solo to match the lyrics are the real musicians who can play what they hear in their head. I tip my cap to those who can do that off the cuff.
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Did you watch that Ike and Tina vid posted a ways back? I strongly suggest it based on this post.
     
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    virtually every grateful dead song
     
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    Iron Maiden is so f*cking good! Adrian Smith is one of the most underrated players in the genre, or just in general.

    The biggest shame in that music video is putting all the clips over his solo instead of Dave's hahaha.
     
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    My songwriting is pretty bad and I prefer to be a sideman, but one of my worst traits is writing vocal melodies like easy pentatonic guitar riffs.
    Because of how it plays out for me, I consider repeating the vocal melody on guitar to be a weakness.
    I try to come up with guitar parts that are harmony or counterpoint, support as a chord complement, or are call and response but not saying the same thing as the vocalist.
    Sometimes it works though, just bothers me in my own playing.
    Feels cheap.
     
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    Not sure if this really counts, but I've always enjoyed listening to this.

    Cut to about 7:10 for the guitar part (but the leadup gives it some context), but I think this is just fun overall, I'd love to do something like this.



    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    Nice try, Big Brother.
    Kinda makes you wonder how many of the guitarists in this thread had to contend with that same mindset in the songs we're posting. I'd be interested to know. Like, how many of them thought, "This is a lazy/hokey idea and this song will never take off because of it." And then how many of them were subsequently shocked when those songs did in fact become massive hits.
     
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    Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) imo the epitome of the art.
     
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    There was a Walter Trout concert video with him mimicking the voice of a whinging woman on his Strat. It sure sounded pretty convincing.
     
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