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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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    Oh yeah... those early Dregs albums are simply amazing. Blending sort of a Celtic/Baroque/Southern Rock/Country style with really incredible chops.

    Steve Morse became a true guitar hero of mine back in those days.
     
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    Many already named here, but i also like the playing of Rotem Sivan.
     
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    This doesn’t always go “hand in glove” with “technically accomplished”.
     
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    which reminds me: John McLaughlin
     
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    Still is one of mine!
     
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    The Grand Mahavishnu! My all-time favorite guitarist. Especially early and mid-career.

    Listen to him play with Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea on "Song to John - Part 2",




    And with Al DiMeola and Paco DeLucia on "Mediterranean Sundance". Unreal!

     
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    Gatton, Frisell, Pass, Atkins, Emmanuel, Segovia, Django, Hedges and a lot more.

    Then there's all those amazing Flamenco guitarists'...
     
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    Kiko Louriero - I got into Brazilian band Angra in '08 and was blown away by this guy's technique, smooth, melodic, fast. He is now playing lead in Megadeth so I know I'm not the only one.

    That Pedal Show has gotten me into Josh Smith and Greg Koch, the latter of whom just blows me away with his approach to the instrument.

    And on the acoustic side of things, watching too many old Candyrat videos steered me toward Antoine Dufour and Erik Mongrain.
     
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    Seen him 3 times in person the last 25 years and he never disappoints.



     
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    A lot of people who wrote him off in his "elegant gypsy" days don't realize what else he does.

     
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    i prefer the now dimeola to the then one, actually . . .
     
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    I forgot to mention another guitar inspiration of mine from many years ago: Larry Coryell.
     
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    Eric Gales is a monster player, especially his rhythm playing.

    Chris Newman is a great flatpicker who can play lots of styles, including Irish fiddle tunes and Bach:
     
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    Did someone mention John Jorgenson?
     
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    True - but when it all comes together nothing compares... I'm sure that in Mozart's/Beethoven's/Tchaikovsky's/Paganini's/Chopin's time(s) there were other musicians who played tastefully and improvised well - but the work of the aforementioned composers endures forever because in addition they were also seriously technically accomplished - monster players all!
     
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