I agree with you on original compositions, but not on learning note for note. Learning other guitarists material is a gateway to developing your own style. I'll put up some vids of my own when I get the time..right now I'm swamped.rippinglickfest said:Your playing is great.........but I would have been more impressed had that been your own composition. I'm one of those guys who believes that it is a complete waste of time and effort learning other peoples solo's note for note. I dont think doing other peoples stuff breeds originality...........take the elements you like from it and try do your own thing....... Its sort of like owning a car you cant drive.
Dont get me wrong I love John Petrucci..............my point is find your own voice and practice the hell out of that.