Greatest Electric Guitarists
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Greatest riffs and solos look at Art of life.
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Jeff Beck paved the way for heavy metal with the 1968 album 'Truth', and virtuoso instumental music with 1974s 'Blow By Blow'. Beck isn't the most talented songwriter, and some would say that he's wilfully underachieved, but he's one of the best guitarists ever, period.
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I totally agree with Mr. Floods. Also Gilmour with his unique style, achieved the perfect balance between blues and progressive rock. Guitar players like Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, are faster and more impressive than David, they are also great musicians and I respect them. But if someone looks closer and try to analyze their style and their faculties, he will end up with one conclusion: their first goal is people's impression, on the contrary David Gilmour has a lot of EMOTION and depth in his playing. His music comes straight from his soul. He is not trying to impress with fast riffs. He is not a showman. His purpose is to touch audience's soul and to create deep feelings. Technically speaking, bendings, slides, hammers, picking techniques, scales mixing and other little details, evolved and merged in Gilmour's personal style. Accurate, emotional and innovator.
Just listen to "Have a cigar" guitar solo or listen to "Marooned". Watch "Live At Pompeii" video and pay attention to David and his experimental style. His playing is an innovation to the genre of rock music. Every note in the psychedelic chaos of the "A Saucerful of Secrets" has a purpose. The man is a genius. Also Roger Watters is a genius too. The music of Pink Floyd is responsible for a lot of subsequently rock, electronic, progressive, psychedelic E.T.C. styles of music. Close your eyes, open your ears and your soul to feel Pink Floyd's music and David Gilmour's great sound and brilliant riffs. Don't let the show mans affect your judgment!
Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin was the greatest bands in the history of rock. Also Jimmy Hendrix, David Gilmour, Rory Gallagher*, Rithcie Blackmoore and Jimmy Page was/are the top 5 guitar players of rock music in my opinion!
It's a shame that Rory Gallagher is not included in that list!
Of course the most talented and creative guitarist in the World. Guitarists like Slash can give stunts but cannot be such creative like Gilmour. I don't know why people cannot understand and like silly stunts rather than real talent. A layman can listen to the guitar solos of Echoes, Dogs, Coming BAck to Life, Comfortably Numb, Time... Of Pink Floyd and they will easily know his vast talent. Gilmour must be ranked higher.
Should be higher, and I wish he was. Pink Floyd are my favourite band, and David Gilmour's guitar solos can be matched by few, if any. Gilmour is famous for his bluesy, slow style that puts the emphasis on phrasing rather than technique.
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very talented guitarist of D'ERLANGER, BODY and CRAZE
r.i.p. kurt great guitarist
An Amazing Guitarist indeed. He won the Dimebag young shredder award. That should say it all.
he should be up there on the top number one he's the greatest guitarist ever at least to me you'll be always in my heart
I like matthias jabs licks.. he play the guitar so fast.. I want matthias jabs to be the greatest electric guitarist.. I hope it become truth..
Mike Campese is awesome! He is so versatile and can shred as well. Plus, he is very melodic
A great guitarist and showman.
He requires no introduction.
He is from Creedence Clearwater Revival. Just listen to Up Around The Bend or Bad Moon Rising. The most complete electric guitarist in existence.
He's very underrated but is the best, should be #1 on here
Becker could smoke Malmsteen, Gilbert and Van Halen by the time he was 16. Sadly, he contracted ALS before he even reached 20.
With speed and creativity, he might as well be able to play with hide (if he was still alive). Not only that, Syu's been creating music notes for drums, bass and obviously guitars.
devil went down to georgia on guitar/we three kings
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