GUITAR-ORIENTATED INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Heartwarming chitchat about all your favourite pluckers & pickers.
Post your thoughts, your clips, your reviews, right here. Even your lists!
Discuss guitars, guitar heroes, guitar technique, gear, harmonic theory...
Discuss anything that's guitar-orientated instrumental music.
I know most of the guitarists that might be discussed here may also have their own threads; this doesn't aim to replace those. You want to talk Satch or Buckethead specifically—they have their own threads. But I think it a bit messy sometimes to off-topic threads with really specific guitarist chat, as I was with the DT thread & Petrucci. And without his own thread (& others who're too minor to have their own dedicated threads) there isn't really anywhere to have nerdy guitar-orientated discussion. Thought it might be cool to have somewhere for random chat to come together.
Going to open the thread with a few clips of a guy I've really, really come to admire but that nobody's probably heard of. He has interesting "old-school" technique (hybrid/finger-picking right-hand); is a bit AOR-ish, but has huge chops; and has a small but really impressive body of solo work. But most of all he's a Holdsworth fan (we'll get to him later) and that influence is clearly evident in his use of altered scales, Super Locrian, etc. His "outside" playing isn't as crazy as Holdsworth's but it is exquisite; a bit more approachable than Holdsworth you might argue. His note-choice & phrasing is incredible; the best of any guitarist I listen to, in my opinion. Trying not to sound too gushing here, but I love his playing. He's a great slide player too...
Please listen to these. The guy is pure gold.
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