who is the BEst Guitarist ever????????

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by romi1212, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. romi1212

    romi1212 New Member

    Whom Do you think is the best guitarist ever
    1. jimi Hendrix
    2. eric clapton
    3. jimmy page
    4 duane allman
    5. chuck berry
    6. kurt cobain
    7. krik hammet
    anyone else
  2. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    I am. I once played a b note on an f chord.
  3. romi1212

    romi1212 New Member

    ha ha ha thts an exception
  4. rktpro

    rktpro New Member

    Hendrix for sure.
  5. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    The first person to play the guitar is the best guitarist.
    He did something different and revolutionary - all the others after him just copied him and tried to improvise.
  6. Ashyantony7

    Ashyantony7 Performer

    @alpha: Guitar was not invented but a development from a similar stringed instrument... So the best ever guitarist must be way back in history :think:
  7. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    For me, it's either Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page ... It's hard to decide from both of em, because both got famous at almost d same time and they're highly influential artists still to this day ... There could be many more added in that list, for example you forgot both David Gilmour and Syd Barrett ... Ritchie Blackmore, Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Slash ... Try reading the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list by Rolling Stone :)
  8. romi1212

    romi1212 New Member

    what about bucket head
  9. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Dear god no, not him.
  10. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    The funny thing is that Rolling Stones list simply ignores all neo-flamenco / classical players of guitar who IMO have 10 times better mastery/command over the instrument as well as 100 times much better musical sense!
  11. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    a better musical sense isn't really possible to compare across genres, don't you think? if those guitarists played neo-classical music they might have demonstrated the same level of "musical sense". it isn't really possible to show that quality in genres which are inherently confined.
  12. cease

    cease New Member

    All Are good, But i think Its Eric Clapton Sir. I like his way of arranging 7th Chords in a rhythm. Kirk Hammet is also good in this way.
  13. romi1212

    romi1212 New Member

    @cease yes eric clapton is the master of blues
  14. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    All the more reason of not restricting yourself only to Rock and Metchul.
    There is world out there of guitar which isn't restricted to these two genres.

    I talked about neo-flamenco - because you need to see the finger dexterity and speed to believe their playing technique.
    I might have similarly talked about Jazz guitar players.

    by "better music sense" I meant a piece of music that can be appreciated by many, and not only those who are deep inside. Like say a piano piece by Yanni. Compared to a guitar piece by Kerry King.

    Now of course your argument may run along:
    "Well in that case Annu Mallick is more popular than Yanni, so you mean to say he has a better musical sense, because more ppl appreciate it???

    I said music appreciated by many.
    Which had got nothing to do with it getting popular.

    Many ppl appreciate the musical pieces by Yanni (yes even those Indians who dance to Annu Mallick music).
    Yet Yanni is not as popular as the pop-music artists.
  15. romi1212

    romi1212 New Member

    what ever genre you play all depends upon way you represent
    if a guitarist has a band timing whatever he plays will sound bad

    in respect of musical sense how will you define it a few examples

    1. jimi hendrix --- he played with such a timing and feel and became the role model of all the contemporary guitarist
    2. jimmy page --- master of heavy riffs not being a singer his solos had equal feel what robert palnt's voice had got long solos with equal temper at every step
    3. eric clapton ---- not very much theoretical like page or jeff back but has command on blues scale so good that his solos can nail u deep inside wih great feel
    that was my definition for music sense whats ur context
  16. romi1212

    romi1212 New Member

    may be annu malick is popular in india but whoever knows music knows from where his music come
    and over all yanni is much more popular than annu malick there is no comparison between 2 yanni is far better musician
  17. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    i can't really disagree with you there but i have to say your elaboration on the musical sense got me more confused. i don't see how a musical sense has anything to do with people appreciating it or not. music, just like any other art, all depends on the mindset of the listener..how much we like or appreciate a certain piece will depend on a lot of factors like whether we were open and receptive to the music at that moment or whether we could relate to it in a special way.
    a better "musical sense", therefore, is completely relative. not only from person to person, but from time to time.

    also, i'd want to clarify that though i believe that rock and metal are technically restricted, neo-classical genres are confined because of their connotation of technicality.the faster and more technical music gets, the lesser the emotion it can convey and make us feel, and i think you'd agree with me on that.

    since discussing who the best guitarist is is pretty pointless (hint: lousy thread) i thought we'd divert from the futility of that :grin:
  18. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    You guys take everything too seriously
  19. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I also agree about mindset while appreciating a piece of music - and again it varies even considering the same individual.
    So you cannot really say that one piece of music is "better" than other.

    But even with that understanding - if say I take Chopin's music - any nocturne you may take.
    Any familiar with piano will appreciate it.

    If I come up with something on Piano - I know its gonna sound crappy. To everyone - except probably my parent.
    (And it may so happen that it sounds crappy to them, but they just won't admit)

    So there is some definite difference in quality of music.
    Unfortunately we cannot accurately measure it.

    Similarly Pt Bhimsen Joshi's singing (even though it might arcane Indian classical ragas) compared to Annu Mallick's braying.
  20. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    do we, really? ask yourself.

    and why are you referring to one person as "you guys?" i'm the only one who said that (except for alpha who basically agreed, but that was after your post so it doesn't count).

    reading too much into little things is what i call taking stuff too seriously.

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