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Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
One of the things my father, brother and I did on a recent vacation was to listen to music that moved us years ago. I play a little guitar and my dad has plucked on his banjo for years, so we watched a lot of videos to show my younger brother (who never got into much of that) what real musicianship is when compared to rock star guitarists most folks think of when they think of great guitarists. Now, Clapton (really a blues junkie like Stevei Ray Vaugn), Hendrix, and Van Halen are fantastic players, but there are some that are just otherworldly in how they play classical, jazz or bebop. Listen to Wes Montgomery or Kenny Burrell or (LORD have mercy) Joe Pass. Then there is the maestro, Andres Segovia, and Narciso Yepes on classical guitar. Flamenco? Paco de Lucia was something to see--so soulful, as if he lived that music. You want speed on a guitar, watch old videos of Paco with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin. You want to see the best of guitar and banjo, Flatts and Scruggs, Roy Clark and Glen Campbell will fit the bill. Put on ANY of these guys and your mouth drops open at the virtuosity of each player.

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21-Nov-2014 11:35 AM
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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
All good choices there Shawnbm. I had the chance to see many of those guys live, Like Paco De Lucia, Al DiMeola, Clapton, Eddie Van Halen...

My favorite has to be Joe Satriani. He just has the great combination of feel and technique that does it for me. I play myself and Stariani is the guy I find myself trying to emulate more and more. Here is one song from him that you might like :





21-Nov-2014 06:23 PM
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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
Truly a giant amongst the guitar world. Thanks for posting this piece, which I've heard before.

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22-Nov-2014 02:06 PM
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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
A friend introduced me to this guy's music a while back. Very good track.



22-Nov-2014 03:10 PM
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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
Yes, that technique has been around, but few can play it. Thanks for posting that one.

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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
Van Halen!

But no love for Jimmy Page? David Gilmour?

What about Slash?

Mark Knopfler and Brian May are good and I always liked Hank Marvin out of the Shadows.
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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
There are so many, britbox, and that is why I got this started. Jimmie Page was one I greatly admired, as I had every led zeppelin record.

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22-Nov-2014 07:02 PM
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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
Stevie Ray Vaughan covering Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing"



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I of my favorites ^ regardless of whether Stevie or Jimi plays it. Thanks

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RE: Amazing Guitarists and Banjo Pickers
Always liked this Gary Moore and Phil Lynott song. Great guitarist alright.



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