View Full Version : How good are your ears?

September 24th, 2009, 5:30 AM
So this is a question for those of us that are more rock orientated and generally a listener to large bands. Can you tell by the guitar riffs, solos, vocals, and just the guitar style in general who the band playing is? I personally having listened to a lot of the large 70s rock and 80s NWOBHM and heavy metal music can definitely tell apart bands.

September 26th, 2009, 9:53 PM
Vocals are easy. It's the instrumentals that takes skill. I can recognize a few guitarists who have distinct styles like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, and (for some reason) The Edge from U2. Bass is just too hard in my opinion and drums are also pretty difficult, though I can pick out Keith Moon from time to time.

September 27th, 2009, 1:43 AM
Vocals are always easy. You can always guess by beats whose it is. Although as far as going to recognize the bass & drums is too hard for me :/