Top 10 solo musicians


Led Zeppelin
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10. David Gray
9. Bruce Springsteen
8. Elvis
7. Eric Clapton
6. Neil Young
5. Paul McCartney
4. Jimi hendrix
3. Bob Dylan
2. John Lennon
1. Don McLean
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zepp_rules
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In no partricular order:

10. Ozzy Osbourne
9. Yngwie Malmsteen
8. Eric Clapton
7. Steve Vai
6. Joe Satriani
5. Eric Johnson
4. Bruce Springsteen
3. Hendrix
2. Bob Dylan
1. Paul McCartney
To improve technique and of course trying to keep all as clean as possible. I know my own limits and speed limits and so on I never play anything I'm not capable of. That wouldn't make any sense. After three years of playing I tried to play everything as fast as possible and that sounded, I would say, like shit, and I didn't realize that if I'd play bit slower things than I was capable of playing then everything would sound much better.

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Willdridge
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In the order they spring to mind...

Joe Satriani
Eric Johnson
Mark Knofler latest matrial...
Ralph McTell
Don McClean
Paul McCartney
Paul Simon
Kate Rusby
Beginning to struggle for ideas now...ummmmm....
George Harrison had some good stuff
Randy Travis

There's tonnes of others too, (Eva Cassidy, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Elton John...) but those above are probably amoung my favorites.

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Your the first person since Ive been here to actually know who Don McLean is. This guy is my musical idol. So many great songs gone unnoticed.
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Willdridge
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True, so very true. Although I'm sure others here will know his songs...perhaps not realise who it was that did it, but I think most would recognise his stuff. Especially "American Pie" now that Madonna did a cover! Speaking of covers, ever hear Chet Atkins' version of "Vincent" - good guitar playing to say the least.
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I don't want to upset anyone but Hendrix is the best solo singer/songwriter/performer of all time. No ifs, buts, or maybes. He is.
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Willdridge
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I hate to burst your bubble...
Outside of the guitar community (us!), who actually listens to Hendrix? I've found that the majority of non-guitarists, can't really relate to Hendrix. They can, however, listen very easily to Dylan, Simon, MacClean...There is indeed if's, but's and maybes.
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neatpete87
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in order

hendrix
clapton
lennon

those r my favorites

peter
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I've just re-read what I wrote...
I didn't mean to come out that much of an ignorant eejit...Just thought I'd appologise if there's any feeling of insult - none intended!
Sorry, didn't quite come out the way I wanted...just in case that blows up.
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Barreta_jetstream1
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neatpete87

in order

hendrix
clapton
lennon


i agree compleatly. These three are truly the greats of guitar music.

P.S. next time u want to insult me, think about it first. Careless talk costs lives
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Willdridge
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Originally posted by Barreta_jetstream1
P.S. next time u want to insult me, think about it first. Careless talk costs lives [/B]


There was never any intent to insult you, Barreta_jetstream1. If any was taken, I'm sorry, but I've already appologised before this got out of hand.
Again, there was nothing intended with what I said, it merely came out in a way that I realised (eventually) could be taken as a patranising way.
I suggest we forget this as it's insignificant and un-needed. Back to the issue at hand!!!
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I agree with Willdridge in that Hendrix is outside guitar circles not many listen to Hendrix. I mean to us when we hear Hendrix we sit up and listen but to anyone else Hendrix is just another musician. Its just like if this was a rap or hiphop or whatever board itd be the same situation with 2pac or Eminem or whoever. Same goes for classical music or jazz or anything else.
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Barreta_jetstream1
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Sorry everyone, especial Willdridge. no offence, i just feel strongly on the subject and many of my non-guitarist friends also worship Hendrix. But i suppose it was me who introduced them to him so u may be right.
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Willdridge
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Originally posted by Barreta_jetstream1
...But i suppose it was me who introduced them to him so u may be right. [/B]


There's never right or wrong opinions, just a view. I think yourself and I got off on the wrong footing. I hope I honestly didn't offend you in anyway. Again, I think we put this behind us and start a new? I respect your opinion and that's why I appologised long before many other would have. Again, don't appologise for your take on things, I think we all (myself especially), as you say, words are dealy. Think before you engaging mouth!!!!

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educatedfilm
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I think you might be surprised at how many non guitarists like Hendrix, i mean over here in the Uk a new best of album of some OK, not the really the best which is pretty ironic,and it charted, and did rather well... which i was really really surprised about...

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Barreta_jetstream1
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over here in the Uk a new best of album of some OK, not the really the best which is pretty ironic,and it charted


i live in the UK and i wonder could u tell me the name of that album, it might be then one i debuded at my school and got loads of people interested
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educatedfilm
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"EXPERIENCE HENDRIX", i think... my feinds got it, i could find out more for you, and even show you that track listings... if that helps.
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Barreta_jetstream1
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no thats ok, it is the same one. i have spent countless hours trying to work out little wing after listening to that album
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stratman42
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No order

Yngwie
Neil Young
Jimi Hendrix
Work hard...Play hard...Break a string...:mad:

Actions speak louder than words...
And my actions speak louder than yours :D
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