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The world's best Guitarist!
Do you think Yngwie Malmsteen is the best guitarist ever?
Yngwie is an excellent guitarist! I've included a list of 20 top rock
guitarists (please see below) you make like to check some of them out,
each player is unique and have their *own* way of doing things. Which brings me to your question.
Who is the best guitarist? Music is not like a sporting event, if both of us ran a foot race it would be obvious who was the winner ....with music however, everyone going for something different: some are trying to sell CD's others are trying to be the fastest, or loudest etc, etc. I listen to as much music as I can (all styles)and try to absorb as much as I can.
When I listen to guitarists, I listen for certain qualities such as their:
(a) ability to play in "the groove" - their "feel".
(b) expressiveness e.g., use of dynamics, substitute chords, interesting bass lines etc
(c) their ability to communicate with the listener - to get an emotional response from the listener.
Those of us who can play a musical instrument are very fortunate indeed.
30 Important Rock Guitarist - recommended listening
1. Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Eric Clapton - Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos, Solo
3. Jimmy Page - Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Firm
4. Jeff Beck - Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group, Solo
5. Eddie Van Halen - Van Halen
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan* - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
7. Joe Satriani - Solo
8. Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmores Night
9. Steve Vai - David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Solo
10. David Gilmour - Pink Floyd, Solo
11. John Petrucci - Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment
12. John Fogerty - Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. Eric Johnson - Solo
14. Angus Young - AC/DC
15. Brian May - Queen
16. Neal Schon - Santana, Journey, Solo
17. Bo Diddley - Solo
18. Gary Moore - Thin Lizzy, Colosseum II, Skid Row, Solo
19. Carlos Santana - Santana
20. Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits, Solo
21. Kirk Hammett - Metallica
22. Cuck Berry - Solo
23. Slash - Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver
24. Keith Richards - Rolling Stones, Solo
25. Zakk Wylde - Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society
26. George Harrison* - Beatles, Traveling Wilberys, Solo
27. Steve Stevens - Billy Idol
28. Steve Lukather - Toto, Solo
29. Peter Frampton - Humble Pie, Frampton's Camel, Solo
30. Joe Walsh - James Gang, Eagles, Solo
How to Play Guitar
Rave Reviews for Express Guitar:
|As a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop your own style of music. Mikeís teaching gives his studentís the ability to become useful musicians, not just guitarists.
Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician
This course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing ) and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Ken C Simpson
Business Owner & Guitarist
The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. Itís a great way of learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and inspirational. I find myself leaving Mikeís lessons with the determination to reach my new
Karl J Ricker
Sunshine Coast, Australia