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Probably the best overall jammer in the category of instrumental rock. Incredible tone and intonation. Always has a great rock rhythm, singing melodies and soaring solos. He goes above and beyond to add technicolor to his sound through high "squeals" and heavy use of wah.
Joe's latest album is entitled "Unstoppable Momentum" where he introduces us to a brand new rhythm section featuring Marco Minnemann on drums and Bryan Beller on bass. Listen for Joe's signature "High Octave" effect on the first track.
Probably one of the best overall on the instrument having fused more styles than any other artist. Very comfortable playing rock, jazz, country, blues, you name it. I highly recommend the "Ear X-tasy" CD, this is his most ground-breaking guitar tracks like "Carpe Deim" and "Farmer Sez". This guy plays like he was born with a pick in his hand!
Here is a Jam Track you can improvise over. This is Medium Rock in the key of B minor. This is a great way to practice your lead guitar. Have fun with it!
Eddie Van Halen
Pioneer in fretboard tapping. Probably the best player in a rock band setting. Unmistakable tone. He changed the face of guitar with some of the flat-out fastest riffs in rock in the "Eruption" Solo.
Probably the most melodic of all. His melodies are heart felt and emotional. His leads presented in Journey songs are known for their singable lines that go on until they crescendo into a blistering climax. You absolutley must hear Neal's solo albums like "Beyond the Thunder".
Definitely the king of Ska. Andy is best know for his days with the Police, where he played contrapuntal to Stewart Copeland's neo-reggae drumming and Sting on bass. Key to his style is the use of energetic rhythms and fantastic color chords.
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