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Guitarists:

Why I like them:

Hendrix: He is the beginning. Marino: My #1 influence. Page: So good when he play the blues. Vaughan: The soul of Hendrix.Good with chords and lead. DiMeola: The speed and the palm muting. Guy: Mr blues. VanHalen: The SOUND ! The tapping. Satriani: Pure & perfect guitar playing,,, and His Inanez JS1200 is a real F1 !!! Vai: ... A genious !!! Is it possible to use the wammy bar better then him ? Malmsteen: Unreal, so fast & clean. Gilbert: He can do everything with a guitar. Wylde: DISTORTION ;-))) Petruci: A real virtuoso... Gimour: Don't have to be fast to sound great. Clapton: Mr Clean. He is there since so long time ... Winter: The grandfather of SRV. Trucks: The new king of the slide. Rhoads: Why this guy has to dye ? Becker: Why this guy has to be sick ?

All the clasical guitarists: Is it possible to play like them ????

And all the peoples who play with feeling & passion, the real reasons to make music.

Gilles Bernier May 21 2012.

Robert Mullins
Robert Mullins  (almost 3 years ago)

Gilles,
I agree with your commentary here. They are all great in their own right. You ask the question.." is is possible to play like them?". I say it is because they played from their heart and that is what made them shine. When we follow our inner voice and play from our heart ( as you clearly do btw) they we are playing like them but with our voice.

Johanna Renfro (JLG)
Johanna Renfro (JLG)  (over 2 years ago)

I saw Jimi Hendrix in concert, and Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, and jammed with Van Halen on Sunset Strip when we opened for them at Gazzari's in Hollywood.
I didn't see mentioned the man voted "Best Acoustic Guitarist of the Year" for 4th or 5th year in a row...the BEST acoustic player on the planet...Tommy Emmanuel. IF you have not seen him play, do so today!! He is incredible. Also, Pat Metheny Warren Haynes, Jan Ackerman, Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, and of course, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser of B.O.C.

Zafrius
Zafrius  (over 2 years ago)

The Guitar.Why? Because it is an icon.Who started the icon,Les Paul.He is the Omega of the main stream guitar gods.I am sure there were many others before Les,, but in my eyes, it started with Les.I picked the guitar because is was and is fun.I love all guitarists spoken of here.More than you would think.I play Metal/speed.But I listen to the old school stuff for pleasure.You have to give the guitar a voice.Make it talk.Speed is fun, but people need to use it sparingly.Speed kills.
David Gilmore is my favorite.He can make a guitar cry.The album, Animals, is some of his best work.Dave is very humble, but look in his eyes and you know hes not f&kin around.He is a wizard.

Just Free
Just Free  (over 2 years ago)

Feeling and Passion!!!!

Cathy Wigley
Cathy Wigley  (over 2 years ago)

I am just a lover of music, of people who play with passion.....for me it is the most purest form of expression!!!! Master the art, then play from the heart.... Cj :)