Your Favorite Piece of Music Played on Guitar

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  1. Rick330man

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    Easily for me it is Malagueña.

    Here is where it gets a little more interesting. Most folks on guitar forums associate it with Spanish guitar. It was actually written by Ernesto Lecuona, who was Cuban, not Spanish. Further adding to the confusion is the fact that Malagueña translates literally to woman or girl from Málaga, the city in Spain.

    The other interesting thing is that Lecuona wrote it for piano, not for guitar. However, some smart, creative flamenco guitar players in Southern Spain realized that the piece lent itself nicely to the flamenco style. Not surprisingly, my favorite version of Malagueña is flamenco legend Sabicas' rendition.

    Not far behind is Mason Williams' Classical Gas. What a great piece of music!
     
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    "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Tommy Emmanuel LIVE
    "The Loner" Gary Moore
    "Sleepwalk" Danny Gatton
    "Father & Son" The Hellecasters
    "Telstar" Martin Cilia
    "Sweet Dreams" Roy Buchanan
    "Twilight Surfer" Martin Cilia
    "Nitro" Dick Dale
    Anything by the Ventures
     
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    The recording of Red House on Hendrix in the West is probably the only guitar piece I've listened to over and over just to hear the guitar playing.
    Probably the only reason I bought a Twin Reverb.

    Classical I've enjoyed and there are some Brazilian players I like, one plays fretless classical which can be quite beautiful.
    Another plays a classical with more than 6 strings, sometimes up to 14 strings IIRC and I've seen him live but youtubes I've found weren't all that great. Have to try to remember his name.
     
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    I started my guitar experience in classical guitar as a very young kid. So, I still love the old classical standard pieces.

     
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    THIS!



    Some kid in his bedroom.

    P. S. Watch the whole thing. Mind boggling lesson in almost every modern guitar technique.
     
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    I love surf guitar....Miserlou...Walk Don't Run...Pipeline etc....
    But this is probably my favourite...

     
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    Just brilliant.
     
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    I suppose their is alot but i really like slow ones alot like November Rain, Maggot Brain, and this one maybe best.

     
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    Much as I love Teles and resonators and Jazzmasters and....

    My heart's with the classical guitar. This was written for Julian Bream, but this young man is a huge talent.

     
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    Probably "Because We've Ended as Lovers" by Jeff Beck.
     
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    These favorite questions are too hard to answer.
    Even if I could pick a favorite it would change depending on how much I listened to the particular song. I usually sicken myself by listening to the song too much or learning it. Then go back and forth from liking or not liking it as much depending on how much ive heard it played.
     
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    I agree, very tough to pick just one piece on it's own. I listen to a piece of music now and then, and it's just- BOOM! And, then I'm playing it over and over trying to picture it in my mind until i can get to a guitar and play it out, or at the very least try to.
     
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    Beck's Bolero is a one of my go to tunes.
     
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    tall order picking favorite.... lately I’ve been enjoying Bill Frisell’s Guitar in The Space Age album and I like this one a lot but the whole record is great IMO.

     
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    Mood for a Day - Steve Howe.

    When I was 21 I bought a brand new Martin D28. One day day shortly after the purchase, I was listening to this song and decided I wasn’t going to put my guitar down until I learned it. I don’t read music but have a very good ear. It took me a couple of hours to figure the parts out. I broke the song down in sections and started practicing. By the end of the day, I could play the whole song, (obviously not as good as, or exactly like Steve Howe). Every time I pick up my acoustic, I play this song. Definitely one of my favorites.

     
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    On the rock and roll side, there are the Link Wray classics. My favorite is Jack the Ripper, but Ramble, Rumble and Rawhide are all pretty good tunes.
     
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