Monday, August 27, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
- they are not meant to be comprehensive (neither the list nor the single post)
- they are not necessarily the "best" guitar players
- they play very very different music styles and genres
- they are not about speed: there are fast ones and slow ones
Earl Slick used to play lead guitar to David Bowie, and that's enough (for me, at least) to put him amongst the living legends. Listen to this beautiful version of Stay:
Or this cover to the Beatles' song One After 909:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A true master of modern guitar, Joe Satriani can do almost anything, from shredding so fast he too has trouble following his fingers:
to heart-melting ballads:
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
It's not just the speed, it's the ease with which he sweeps through the song apparently effortlessly. Not always his music strums the right chords (pun intended) in the listener's soul, but the technical prowess and the strenght of the character stand out brightly.
There's a lot more to say about Michael Angelo, but I'd rather let the music talk.
His instructional DVDs seem to work, too, since someone's been able to learn his song note by note. I bought the DVD... but I'm nowhere near that skill level, so I put it back in its box, for the time being.