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Who are your favorite enormously technically accomplished players?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Jjmatashi, Nov 29, 2020.

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  1. DougM

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    There's a couple of guys on Instagram that are so good it's mind bending.
    @zeppelinbarnata
    @matheuscanteri
     
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    I don't think I could endeavor an answer without clarifying the definition of 'technically-accomplished' players.

    * There are the Berklee grads who can read sheet music and shred and keep up with Niccolò Paganini.
    Here is a comprehensive list of the more notable ones, including Steve Vai, John Mayer, John Schofield, and many others.
    https://www.thefamouspeople.com/berklee-college-of-music.php
    I am amazed to see Joe Walsh on there, and Trey Parker.

    * And then there are the self-taught, hard-working guys like Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Rick Derringer, and Paul Gilbert (though Paul did attend G.I.T. in California for awhile). Tommy cannot read sheet music, and nor can Rick Derringer. Chet barely could, and Paul reads it quite well.

    * Outliers and savants like Django Reinhardt, Adrian Legg, Robert Johnson, David Baerwald, and John 5.
    I like them as well, but they are difficult to categorize.

    There's no easy answer.

    I'll have to think on this one for awhile.

    :(
     
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    Danny Gatton
    Robben Ford
    Les Paul
     
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    Jimmy Herring
    Robben Ford
    Johnny Highland
    Mike Stern
    Birelli Lagrene
    Vince Gil
    Albert Lee

    All the afore mentioned posts and more.
    too many to list!
     
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    Pasquale Grasso was mentioned earlier, here's a clip:

    His pinkie finger freaks me out a little, darting about like a spider.
     
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    PastorJay Friend of Leo's

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    Not mentioned yet:

    Bryan Sutton
    And a whole bunch of other bluegrassers

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    Modern players?

    Greg Koch
    Phil X
    JD Simo
    RJ Ronquillo
     
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    That's a pretty diverse list. I'm a big fan of a bunch of the people on it. What do you mean by "Technically Accomplished" ?
     
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    @zeppelinbarnata is an Irish fellow (living in Chicago) named Nathaniel Murphy...and yea, he's insane.

    Nobody has mentioned Guthrie Govan yet?
     
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    I don't know if he fits the category but he does in my book- especially when compared with how I play ( by this I mean a contrast of musical styles)

    but I'm going with Alex Lifeson- for his Chops & technique, phrasing, and his mastery of effects ( and huge volume) and now, his age!

    Blows me away!- Rush fascinates me
     
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    I think this kid Max Ostro is one to watch. I’ve watched this and a few of his other solos dozens of times. Really interesting and unique phrasing, effortless (and a bit cocky!) playing.
     
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    Joscho Stephan

    heres a sample playing with Tommy Emmanuel

     
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    It's easy to confuse "grads" with people who went to school there at some point and are technically alumni.

    For example, John Mayer went to Berklee for a year. So did my friend old friend Steve, who you've never heard of, even though we were singing together in Junior High.

    Joe Walsh (guitarist of James Gang, BarnStorm, Eagles, and solo career) has an honorary degree. I'm surprised they list him on their site.

    Edit: I see that your link wasn't to the official Berklee of Boston site.

    On the other hand, Joe Walsh, the mandolin player for the Gibson Brothers, teaches at Berklee.

    I was fortunate enough to get Berklee grad Sidney Smith, aka Sid the Kid, to play sax with a blues band I fronted for awhile in the 90s. He made me a better singer, frontman, and harp blower.

    Edit: He told me when I screwed up and how to fix it.

    When things didn't work out for him all that well in SoCal (after all, he was working for me), he moved to Vegas and has put together a great career. It must have been a step down from playing with me in dive bars to being onstage with BB King. ;)
     
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    Technically accomplished does not necessarily = great music

    Chuck Berry > Yes
    Memphis Tennessee > The Roundabout

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    The Clash > Emerson Lake and Palmer
     
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