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Acclaimed guitarists you don't get

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by skantzos, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. skantzos

    skantzos TDPRI Member

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    Don't know if this has been brought up previously, I was inspired by the similar thread about acclaimed bands.
    I have tried and never managed to appreciate:
    Al di Meola
    John McLauglin
    Allan Holdsworth
    This is posted for the sake of conversation, with all respect etc.
    Also, among the recent (80s and after)guitar gods I can only stand Satriani
     

  2. rickthescot

    rickthescot Tele-Meister

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    Feb 14, 2011
    Texas
    I love all 3 of the above and have for some time. If you ever get a chance to hear the album Friday Night in San Francisco with Al, John and Paco do so.
    However I have never been inspired by Yngwie Malmsteen, Satriani or Steve Vai so what the hell do I know.
     
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  3. ponce

    ponce Tele-Meister

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    Croatia
    Jim Campilongo
     
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  4. Grux

    Grux Tele-Holic

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    Malmstien (or however you spell it), I mean ok he's a great guitarist but I don't wanna listen to all that crap. As a matter of fact "technical" guitar players in general I don't get, I mean I get that they are very good but I gotta listen to music with some feel or soul!
     

  5. Zipslack

    Zipslack Tele-Meister

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    Mississippi
    St. Vincent
    Oz Noy

    All I hear is weird noises...
     

  6. skantzos

    skantzos TDPRI Member

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    I have it and to my ears only Paco's playing makes sense. ymmv :)
     
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  7. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Aug 5, 2015
    Concord CA
    I think I can see what you're talking about. Here some video as evidence:


    Found an even better one:
     

  8. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

    Apr 26, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Brian Setzer
    I know....he's an incredible guitarist but for some reason it just doesn't work for me.
     
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  9. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Meister

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    I can understand Mclaughlin and Holdsworth; although I'm a big fan of both, their stuff can be out there or has a bit of a barrier of entry. But I feel like most of Al diMeola's catalogue is pretty palletable / mainstream? especially his flamenco-ish stuff. So is it just the speed that turns you off?
     

  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Acclaimatization's not for all, in TDPRI Nation :cool:
     

  11. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I tend not to notice, when someone isn't my cup of tea, I just concentrate on those who are.

    It isn't that I don't care - it is more like I just don't even know.

    I find out "later" about some guitarist being in someone's Top Five or something, but I learn about it 10 years too late.

    There's so many fantastic guitarists - almost too many to listen to and get to know all of them. And I have to practice some time, don't I? Not enough time to dwell on those we don't get.
     

  12. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Nov 28, 2006
    USA
    I don't much like songs that exist so the guitar can wail.

    I like songs that have guitar parts, but don't need them, necessarily.

    So; guitar as the driver, no thanks. Guitar in the service of a song, fine.

    You can probably fill in names from there.
     
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  13. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

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    He's a member here. He is so going to Crossroads you! ;) JK, hes a nice guy.
     
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  14. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

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    Why do I even open these threads? I just get pissed off :D
     

  15. Tele wacker

    Tele wacker Tele-Holic

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    Jun 15, 2009
    Wichita is nice.
    Any shredder. I probably dislike more guitar players than I like. Well, I don't dislike the guitar player but their style.
     
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  16. ponce

    ponce Tele-Meister

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    Croatia
    Oh, I meant Francisco Tarrega with his silly Nokia tune. He can't be a member here, he plays a classical.
     
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  17. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Unfortunately, Jeff Beck. A great player and I have gone to see him twice live and still can't find the path. Last time, it was his bass player, Rhonda Smith that stoled the show for me. Maybe he just doesn't leave enough breathing space in his songs.
     
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  18. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Holic

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    Mar 11, 2008
    Timonium,Maryland

    Ha ha! That's rich! You're joking,right? right?
     
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  19. brbadg

    brbadg Tele-Holic

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    Nice guy,guitar player,good teacher.I only like a couple of his tunes.Oh well.
     

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