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Who's the greatest guitarist in history?
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Who's the greatest guitarist in history?
Is it pic related?
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My personal fave on the right.
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Derek Bailey
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Steve Vai

/thread
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Jakub Zytecki will for sure
polish monster
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Why do norms think every album/mixtape is on iTunes?
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>>61785921
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>Popular music guitarists

Classical guitarists > Popular "guitarists"

This guy isn't even the greatest, just a single example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oqZ-17m-qU
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>>61786608
HEY NOW
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>>61786628
If I wanted wank I'd just listen to prog
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>>61785921
Lou Reed, and I'm not kidding.
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>>61785921
Dave Navarro
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>>61786764
Why?
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>>61786837
I think it's a fair claim
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>>61786603
where have I seen that face before?
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Even though music is subjective, and therefore such thing as "greatest" can't really exist, this guy is fucking amazing imo.
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>>61786853
Sure but why rate him over more innovative players. Lou never stood out to me
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>>61785921
Probably this badass motherfucker
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>>61786918
I don't think its about his technical skill (even though he was pretty good), but more about his ability as a songwriter.
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>>61786603
is that grouper
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>>61787003
fair enough, i should listen to more Velvet Underground now that i think about it.
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>>61786573
>>61786603
>>61786608
>>61786628
>>61786652
>>61786676
>>61786764
>>61786814
>>61786828
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>>61787049
pic related and it's not up for debate. listen to this man's body of work and you will also agree. there has never been a better a guitarist.

/thread
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>>61786676
If you think that's wank just because its fast you are an halfwit
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>>61786837
Lou Reed is a great rhythm guitar player. He has his own unique style, with very unusual patterns and upstrokes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fafxyFEE_oE

The ways in which he is able to get so much out of two or three chords is amazing, especially its emotional impact.

Regarding his lead guitar, it's also very unique, unlike anything else. Weird pauses, exploiting very few notes. You immediately recognise when he's playing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0rYAzTpOXw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxGEiCE1GQg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53F5nY68cBM
Sister Ray is just one example of what Lou Reed is able to with the guitar. Incredibly skilled, agressive, powerful, revolutionary.

What's crucial is that Lou Reed has mastered delivery - how he combines voice (and words) with music (among which the guitar) is absolutely unprecedented.
I'll admit that at first sight it seems that he lacks guitar skills - which is definitely true if you judge him by technique, how fast he is able to play, actually if you judge him based on every dominant standard -, but he is able to greatly contribute to songs in other ways. Same goes for his singing.

It's silly to just post a few songs that are supposed to 'capture' his guitar skills, because it will never work, but I tried my best. I guess it's necessary to know his body of work inside out, and his music certainly invites you to do that, to create a very strong bond with the listener - it's rewarding. That being said, almost every album has terrible songs on it, and some albums are complete trash.

Wonderful artist.
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>>61786885
He's absolutely the most technically brilliant guitarist to ever live.
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>>61787371
yeah well django
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>>61787097
>quoting every single post in the thread
end yourself
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>250+ albums under his belt
>diverse
>the best live shows
Buckethead, man
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>>61787572
>killswitch
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>>61787621
yes
https://youtu.be/OXbefRLneoU
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I used to think /mu/ knew what it was talking about. This thread is proof that it doesn't.

Shawn Lane
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>>61787960
>I used to think /mu/ knew what it was talking about.
fucking lel
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>>61787097
No doubt.

I met him in a pub once and told him I was a fan. "Cheers, mate. Thanks very much." he said as he went back to his pint. He's just a normal bloke.
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>>61787960
>I used to think /mu/ knew what it was talking about
Have you been gone for years or something?
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>>61787666
>timestamp DEC 22 2007
b-but pimp c died on december 9th
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>>61787290
>TOO BUSY SUCKIN ON A DING DONG
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>>61787097
I love Mark knopfler but fuck off
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>>61785932
He deserves a lot of credit, however I'm not sure 'excellent guitar abilities' is one of those topics.
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>>61787343
lel

>>61787960
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Not the Greatest, maybe the Best in Recent Memory
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>>61788157
literally just wank

same goes for Yngwie, the biggest cunt in the industry
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he may not be "the best" but Jerry Cantrell of AiC is one of my personal favourites
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>>61786885
>>61787343

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqYmFk6htyA
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Fripp, honorable mention to Andy summers tho
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>>61788120
hands down best singer in recent memory
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>no zappa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6fKl-huexE
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Not the best one ever but probably the best one active.
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>>61788335
how is the state of blues guitar music in 2016? i can't say i've heard anything recent
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>>61785942
definitely
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>>61786828
this
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>>61787097
JERRY SEINFELD
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>thread full of no talent wankers

As expected of /mu/.
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>ctrl-f
>"Fred Frith"
>Not Found

ugh, clueless all of you
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>for a span of about 5 years, wrote more great songs than just about anyone on the planet
>plays piano as well
>is both a fantastic rhythm and lead player

easy

some of my other favorites posted so far
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>>61787097
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John motherfucking frusciante
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>>61788785
i hate billy corgan but siamese dream is essential listening for any teenager
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not the greatest, but Ian Williams is certainly quite underrated
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Probably this guy
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Top 5 no order

-Jimi Hendrix (master of doing everything that makes an electric guitar unique)

-Robert Fripp (Frippertronics)

-Tony Iommi (Took riff concept to a level that created metal)

-Andres Segovia (Took what a guitar does in classical music to the next level)

-Django Reinhardt (Very interesting approach to Jazz guitar that was so influential that non-Jazz guitar players took note, too)
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>>61786628
Andres Segovia was amazing from what I heard.
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Either

Robert Norman:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkHAaVEoGpc

or

Les Paul:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJaNMZmBR6E
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also Marc Ribot needs a mention in this thread either way
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEkzfEwRh-I

Any average gypsy guitarist is on level with some of the best contemporary guitarists you see today. Literally, i saw one gypy, who is nobody and had technique better than satch, gilbert or any other "guitar god". The fact that they do this on acoutic makes it even more impresive.
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>>61790941
>71 / 31 / 54 / 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdd5K_tTpJ4
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>>61788157
Fuck this guy
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>>61790996
>>61790941
Gypsy jazz the most refreshing style of muic i've ever heard.
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>>61786608
Is that Conan?
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electric rock - fripp
acoustic - john martyn
slide - bonnie raitt
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>no john frusciante
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>>61785921
Greatest or Best? The two are different.
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