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#1
im doing a music assignment for school called an instrument and its repertoire. One of the things i need to write on is the performers. So what im asking is the guitarists that have really developed the guitar, guys like hendrix. (i already have him lol).
so yeah, please help, i dont want to miss anyone.
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How about you have a look at your favourite guitarists/ guitarists from your favourite genre and see how they progressed the genre? Specialise, as opposed to doing a broad spectrum.

nah we have to do over all genres.
#10
to name a few if ya want how bout maby steve vai, jason becker , joe satriani , john petrucci , paul gilbert , alexi laiho , michael angelo batio , paco de lucia , angus young , jimmy page .
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to name a few if ya want how bout maby steve vai, jason becker , joe satriani , john petrucci , paul gilbert , alexi laiho , michael angelo batio , paco de lucia , angus young , jimmy page .


you're just naming awesome guitarists (and angus young)

some of tom morello's solos were pretty revolutionary, but haven't reallly changed the way we play guitar. how about link wray?
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#12
Chuck Berry.
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to name a few if ya want how bout maby steve vai, jason becker , joe satriani , john petrucci , paul gilbert , alexi laiho , michael angelo batio , paco de lucia , angus young , jimmy page .

i forgot about young and page, but i need ones that revolutionised the guitar, not just great guitarists.
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do not forget JACK BLACK AND KG!!!!! they are the greatest band in the world with 2 albulms
#16
Definately chuck berry. When everyone was playing blues in 3/4 and such he came along and played straight out rock and roll.
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do not forget JACK BLACK AND KG!!!!! they are the greatest band in the world with 2 albulms

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Wow...I can't believe no one thought of that, I actually have lost 5% of my confidence for not thinking of that, I bow to you



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#19
Well, if you believe Total Guitar's recent atricle, then Matt Bellamy from Muse! : S

+1 on the EVH

Perhaps you could go for bands who did new things with guitar... Maybe kinda like twin lead guitarists, or 3 guitarists or something like that if you are struggling on the revolutionary side of things...
#21
how about john mclaughlin...
and pat metheny
eric clapton?
frank Zappa?

matt bellamy may not be a revolutionist but muse makes awesome music!
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Well, if you believe Total Guitar's recent atricle, then Matt Bellamy from Muse! : S


What was said in this article?
"There are millions of people in the world, and none of those people are an extra. They're all leads in their own stories."
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Chuck Berry.


+1

Also Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, John Frusciante, Jeff Beck, EVH, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, Ritchie Blackmore, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon.

Most influential out of that lot and the above being Jimi, Kurt and Chuck
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#24
Robert Johnson.
Edit: Page was pretty influential, in terms of speed/heaviness of music. Also Blackmore, was as far as i know one of the first to use classical influences in rock.
#25
Yeah, all the guys that just named all the guys are correct. But, everyone forgot someone very important to the metal world.

Chuck Schuldiner from Death pretty much created all of death and black metal. His riffs were way before his time and his life story is more interesting than any other guitar players ever.
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#26
Chuck berry
BB King
Eric Clapton (maybe)

I agree with Les Paul, he definatly was a pioneer of styles and mixing genres

Although i wouldnt say he is a revolutionist, because he is new(ish) and not really famous, but Andy McKee's style is new (not entirely, but new enough) and could bring a wave of similar artists.
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What was said in this article?

Basically said he was the most influential guitarist since Hendrix and Van Halen
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most ppl dont get it. im looking for REVOLUTIONARY guitarists. e.g EVH, jimi hendrix. ppl like that. thanks.
#30
Revolutionary guitarists eh?

Vai
Zappa
Malmsteen
Blackmore
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#31
Well if you'd listen you'd see people have suggested plenty, like Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Clapton, Townshend and Beck. If you're being picky you'll be left with Jimi Hendrix and Eddie.
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Elvis offcourse


too bad elvis couldn't play guitar until he was fat and with one foot in the grave.

Some guitarists you might not think of straight away, but changed music history nonetheless

Robert Johnson (Like, the godfather of all Blues, his work is amazing)
Frank Zappa (An incredibly creative composer and musician, took the experimental music to an uncomprehendable height)
Pete Townshend (the Who, just listen to his work on Tommy, you'll know what I mean)
Carlos Santana (Need I explain?)
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd, an amazing personal sound to his music, listening to his music is like being a jolly druggie, and slightly going mad)
Paul McCartney (the Beatles, The Wings has pushed creative chord works to incredible heights)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana, All that the above artists have worked so hard for, he completely obliverated in 5 years time)
#39
charlie christian - first person to use a guitar as a solo instrument
eddie van halen - invented modern lead guitar & also popularized poweramp distortion
head & munky (korn) - made 7-string guitars popular
les paul - invented the electric guitar
leo fender - invented the solidbody electric guitar
#40
Robert Johnson - Rock and Roll is completely indebted to this man

Muddy Waters - Chicago blues (or as we know it electric blues) owes Muddy a massive debt for bringing it to the forefront

Chuck Berry - in a more racially tolerant America, he would have been the king of Rock and Roll and not Elvis

Les Paul - he basically invented the electric guitar, and certainly made it popular, and was the first artist to get a signature series guitar

Leo Fender - The Fender Esquire was the first solidbody guitar

Page/Calpton/Beck - British Guitarist who changed the blues into something more dynamic and rocking

Iommi - distortion? Metal? please direct your fellatio to Mr. Iommi

Hendrix/Townshend - Turned the guitar player into the forefront of the band with dyanmic playing and stage antics

Joey Ramone - Never has not being able to play the instrument been a badge of pride...then came Punk and the Ramones

Van Halen/Rhoads/Malmsteen- The Shred/Neo-classical movement on guitar would have never occured without these player

Cobain/Head/Munky - grunge and Numetal's influence on the guitar are nothing without these men, simple, downtuned and heavy

Morello - You like gear, you want to be a guitarist and a DJ...morello owned the rap rock genre before it was the dominant force
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