IYO, What Makes A Complete Guitarist

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  1. Kinkless Tetrode

    Kinkless Tetrode Well-Known Member

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    First name: James
    Middle name : Marshall
    Sir name: Hendrix
     
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    Derek S Well-Known Member

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    I suppose it's already covered, I'm just gonna add one little slice then for me personally...I'm usually willing to overlook the "has great tone" element if a player knocks it out of the park in most other areas.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    One who is confident on stage, can get the job done and can make the guitar talk appropriately for the song being played. Doesn’t have to be a shredder IMO...many times less is more!
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sober, not into themselves and the proper volume!
     
  5. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    IMO, someone who can be world class and do as they're told.

    Maybe:

    Dean Parks
    Steve Lukather
    Tommy Tedesco
    Glen Campbell

    Andres Segovia was the best of the best................but to play with him, I think you had to cater to his style.

    I recall David Crosby being amazed that Steve Lukather did pro a solo on a Crosby song without previously hearing or practicing the tune.
     
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  6. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I dont know any complete guitarist in its fullest sense.
    Even Malmsteen sucks in the classical guitar tone department when you put him beside John Williams, Christoper Parkening...

    But I think that a person can be complete in a genre.
     
  7. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Like this guy:

     
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    I heard this yesterday. He’s Playing a Billy Joel gem on the guitar-brilliant! I want to learn this one.

     
  9. ricksdisconnected

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    that would be the skills of a musician not so much of a guitarist.
     
  10. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    Outstanding.

    Panoramic.

    Beauty.
     
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  11. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    But of an outstanding mount Olympus musician.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    not that far out of reach.
     
  13. Biddlin

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    Larry Carlton, G.E. Smith, guys that can play anything put in front of them as well as improvise and write original pieces.
     
  14. axe4me

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    Yes.

    It seems that session musicians are the most complete.
     
  15. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Unpretentious; you know his playing by just one note.

    BB is a favorite:

     
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    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    It’s mostly about the ability to compose and play the compositions with feeling , there are thousands of guitarists that are technically Better than Jimmy Page for example that haven’t written a half decent tune between them .
     
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    Reading this thread reminds me of why I suck. :wallbash:
     
  18. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    No one sucks.

    There's only some that are more prepared.

    :locked:
     
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    I think having all of your digits helps to make you a complete guitarist. At least on your fretboard hand.
     
  20. axe4me

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    :rolleyes:

     
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