Archive for December, 2008

Buddy Guy and Carlos Santana Youtube

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 | Blues, Guitar Legends, Youtube | 1 Comment

Buddy Guy is one of the legends of Electric Blues Guitar.  This electric guitar youtube video is a performance of Buddy Guy at Montreux Jazz Festivalin 2004.  He invited Carlos Santana to the stage to play a blues with him.  It starts slowly with Buddy trading lines with the sax player.  Then Santana plays a slow blues and then heads into his trademark stlye.  It then pulls backand there’s some swapping of licks between Buddy and Carlos, then they start howling, then they settie back for a brief moment… then they go bananas just before the end.  I love it!

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David Gilmour and B B King Youtube

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 | Blues, Electric Guitar, Guitar Legends, Youtube | 1 Comment

Here’s a great youtube electric guitar video of B B King and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd performing live.
This will be of great interest to a lot of guitar players that have only ever heard Gilmour in a Pink Floyd setting.

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Duke Robillard Youtube

Thursday, December 11th, 2008 | Blues, Jazz Guitar, Youtube | 1 Comment

You may know the great blues guitar player, Duke Robillard.  Well here’s Duke in another setting playing a semi acoustic guitar solo.  Some players might think this sort of thing is easy to do.  Try it, see if you can play solo single lines with a few double stops and chords every now and then, just solo through a blues or simple jazz tune without stopping.   Joe Pass, Martin Taylor, Kenny Burrell and others are great (or were) at this.  This a a great way to strengthen your playing, stay with in the paramaters of a blues guitar progression and keep going.  I lie this  Duke Robillard on Youtube Video, it displays another aspect of his playing

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Jimi Hendrix Youtube – All Along the Watchtower

Sunday, December 7th, 2008 | Electric Guitar, Guitar Legends, Rock Guitar, Youtube | 1 Comment

There are very few songs that stop me in my tracks and send a shiver down my spine when I hear it.  When I was in my teens I was a Hendrix fanatic.  I’m now 52 years old and although I dedicate most of my time to acoustic guitar when I hear All Along the Watchtower the song that Jimi Hendrix redefined I’m reminded why I spent years as an electric guitarist and how brilliant Jimi Hendrix was.
So here’s a Youtube Video of Jimi Hendrix live at the Isle of White.

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