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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. teletail

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    Well, we started off pretty good, then, as always, it devolved into a list of "my favorite players."

    The criteria To clarify: Tremendously tasteful playing and improvisation delivered with terrifying chops.

    Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Lang, SRV, Robert Johnson to mention a few?? Are you SH--ING me? I love Johnny Lang, SRV, Robert Johnson and the old blues guys; they're in my rotation of people I listen to, but Terrifying Chops? Could we get back to reality?
     
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    Robben Ford
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    My choice for a great all-round, technically accomplished player is Phil Keaggy. What he did as a young man with Glass Harp was astonishing...

     
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    Steve Morse, especially with the Dixie Dregs.
     
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    Joscho Stephan
     
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    As for the Op's requirements there are few who could best Larry Coryell


     
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    My teacher Frank Vignola



     
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    Maybe if he keeps practicing, Brent Mason could be included on this list. Also Taj Farrant could slip in there when he turns 12 years old.

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    Left Hand Frank

     
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    This last record is excellent.
    Then there's the whole Orchestrion thing. Deep artist.
     
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    I doubt he stands out nowadays as enormously technically accomplished but I was listening to some late 60s / early 70s George Benson albums the other day and that guy was much more of a virtuoso than I originally had the impression of. I was only familiar with his later stuff and always thought he was just a soul singer who played a mean guitar but this guy was a legit jazz virtuoso bandleader
     
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    Wow!
    I have to say THANKS a lot guys!
    I've been introduced to so many great new guitarists, and been shown different sides of artists I already knew.
    And of course have the joy in knowing that so many stringfellows share the same passion for great guitar playing.
    Where would be the joy in life without the crafty lines and blazing speed and subtle phrasing and persnickety picking and raucous riffs of our favorite players?
    Thanks again!
     
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    What I like a lot about DiMeola is that he continues to grow as a player, if that is indeed possible.
     
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    I love them, every one!
    I also want to remember Chuck Loeb - he was a real monster too...
     
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    Good lawd! Thanks for introducing this guy! Joy!
     
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    And let us also never forget Shawn Lane!
     
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