Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Guitar Links

1. The 40 Most Influential Rock Guitar Solos, from Guitar Player magazine in June 2011. 

2. The 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever, from the LA Times in 2010, with videos of each one (including the one of Les Paul featured above).

3. Evertune bridge keeps your guitar in tune forever.  

HT: Pete Friedlander


At 9/06/2011 4:53 PM, Blogger Eric H said...

Huh. No Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Morse, Michael Hedges. Satriani at least made Guitar Player's list.

At 9/06/2011 8:23 PM, Blogger Trey said...

Not a bad list of solos. I have a few personal favorites that aren't as mainstream:

Steve Morse and Albert Lee doing "General Lee". (Thanks for the reminder Eric H.)

Eric Johnson "Cliffs of Dover".

The Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil". (I've always assumed Keith did the solo. Thought there was a chance it might be Brian Jones, so I Googled. There's some site that says Jimmy Page played it. I don’t think so.)

Good to see Johnny Marr on the list, as well as The Edge. Guitar playing isn’t all about guitar solos.

So many great guitarists out there. Monte Montgomery is one of my current favorites and incredible to see play live.

At 9/06/2011 8:32 PM, Blogger Trey said...

I should add that I play guitar as a hobby. It's amazing the tools that are available out there these days, compared to the 80s when I was learning. YouTube, online tablature/chords, digital recorders, etc.

For solos, what I would have given for song slowdown software that leaves the pitch the same (like Song Surgeon). Specialization and exchange have made things much more efficient for modern guitarist. Although, I imagine rewinding a solo over and over made me listen a little more intently. Of course, that drove my parents crazy.

At 9/06/2011 11:49 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Guitar Player takes an effective approach; only rock genre and the solos are influential. The list also proves the point that rock at its best is really all about the blues.

LA Times gets in trouble by making the list too general. It just is not realistically possible to cross genres. Having said that, Keith Richards and Harrison? Really? Harrison wasn't even the best guitar player in the band when Clapton played for them.

At 9/07/2011 11:37 AM, Blogger juandos said...

I was a bit disappointed that Mason Williams acoustic classic, "Classical Gas" and Eric Johnson's solo on, "Cliffs of Dover" didn't make the list...


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