MY INFLUENCES

I like many different styles of music. So I tend to enjoy artists across many genres for various reasons. It’s a difficult (yet productive) thing to try and pinpoint certain qualities you admire in your musical heroes. Here’s my attempt:

  • Jeff Beck- a brilliant guitarist who isn’t afraid to try different stylistic approaches.
  • Django Reinhardt
  • Brian May
  • Mick Ronson
  • Rick Nielsen
  • Shawn Lane
  • Paul Gilbert
  • Blues Saraceno
  • Nuno Bettencourt
  • Al Dimeola
  • Jason Becker
  • Albert Lee
  • Chet Atkins
  • Roy Clark
  • Stanley Jordan
  • Tony Iommi
  • Randy Rhoads
  • Andre Segovia-father of classical guitar!
  • John Williams- just an incredible composer and all around musician.
  • Mel Bay
  • Frank Zappa
  • Andy Summers
  • Michael Hedges
  • Les Paul
  • Pete Townshend
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Steve Vai
  • Greg Howe
  • Prince
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Scotty Anderson
  • Elvis Costello
  • Buckethead

*Come up with your own list of favorites and try to figure out what you like about their playing. It’s a great way to create your own sound by combining your personal influences.

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