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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. Jjmatashi

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    Oh - I forgot ...
    Frank Gambale
    Shawn Lane
    Lee Ritenour
    Larry Carlton
    Steve Howe
    Paco De Lucia
    Bireli Lagrene
    Stanley Jordan
    Charlie Hunter
     
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    Jim Campilongo has pretty terrifying chops.

    Whenever I want to listen to pure, thrilling technique, I listen to Al Di Meola. I know a lot of people slag on his playing, but there is something that brings me back to listening to his albums over an over again for the past 30 years in a way that may other guitar heroes fail to do.

    I have been trying hard lately to appreciate the more metal/shred players - Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani. The chops can spin your head around, but I find it kind of tiring to listen to. But then I was never much of a fan of this "Rock and Roll" music, so I am probably not the best judge.
     
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    a couple unsung guys

    jack wilkins (super chops, found him cause of tribe called quest)



    gary boyle (isotope, soft machine, and a bunch of session records and a couple cool disco records)



    and then...these guys get into some real cheeseball stuff, total guilty pleasure, but issei noro is insane (i mean the whole band is) and it reminds me of the racing games i used to play as a kid.

     
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    Bruce Springsteen.
    He can, but he chooses not to and writes great songs instead.
     
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    Roy Buchanan
     
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    Many who are already mentioned... and I'll add Steve Morse, who came to mind immediately.
     
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    Django Reinhardt always amazed me too, Gypsy Jazz master with two working fingers on his left hand!
     
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    "Tasteful" vs. "heathens"?
    No one's mentioned Jimi Hendrix. Is he not 'tasteful'? I guess he's not 'new'. He's definitely a 1%'er, and sure "leaves you shaking your head in wonder."

    Are we talking primarily jazz players?

    I don't know jazz, and can only mention some rock, country, blues classics. Besides Hendrix:

    -Lightning Hopkins
    -Mark Knopfler
    -Willie Nelson
    -Neil Young
    (These last two underappreciated as guitarists)

    Those are the four I most enjoy listening to for their guitar work.

     
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    Just about any of those gypsy style jazzers who can run through songs like Night and Day or I Got Rhythm at 100mph and (most importantly) still sound musical.

    For straight ahead jazzers look up Jimmy Bruno playing Giant Steps. It's on YouTube.
     
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    Adrian Belew
    Frank Zappa
    Albert Lee
    Jeff Beck
    Joe Satriani

    Robert Fripp amazes and annoys in equal measure, as does Steve Vai. Love 'em both though.

    Yngie Malmsteen and the seemingly huge number of technoshredders do little for me. It's a personal taste thing.
     
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    Lari Basillio. Not only is she a great player but she always looks just so happy to be playing.





     
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    Mark Knopfler
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Joe Robinson
     
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    Most of my favorites have already been mentioned, but I gotta add these three:

    Joel Paterson
    Whit Smith
    Dave Rawlings
     
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    BRYAN BAKER IS INSANELY GOOD IN JAZZ ROCK, fast as lightning and most of it is tight quarters alternate picking that would make Govan smile, and sweat a bit, because Baker is that insanely good. It's just not commercial enough or something, he's remained pretty obscure. Bryan requires deep listening, and an understanding of how amazing guitar pyrotechnics can be. Plus he never looks at the fretboard.

    Actual Proof


    Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime, beautiful song
    Bryan goes absolutely nuclear on this pretty song, the contrast is most amusing lol, good job guys
     
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    The thing I love about Pat Metheny is his range. His orchestral struff is great, too.



    So he's got more than just chops.
     
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    #1 Eric Johnson

    #2 Paul Gilbert

    #3 Steve Vai

    #4 Eddie Van Halen

    #5 Brad Paisley

    #6 Joe Satriani

    #7 Marty Friedman

    #8 Andy Timmons
     
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    I know I will never never going to play anything even remotely alike, they are out of this world in terms of musicality and technical proficiency.
     
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