Category Archives: Great Guitarists

Carlos Santana – Brilliant Musician

Born on 20 July, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico, Carlos Santana is considered a pioneer of an innovative fusion of rock, fiery Afro-Latin polyrhythms, and contrasting cool, low-key vocals.  Carlos Santana is a fourth-generation musician and the son of a violinist father. When his family moved to San Francisco, Santana formed his first band while also woCarlos Santanarking as a dishwasher.

The band quickly gained fame during a performance at Woodstock in 1969 and Columbia record noticed them and signed them immediately .

The band which became known as Santana gained popularity in guidance of its lead guitarist Carlos Santana. Santana is a rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights. His album ‘Supernatural’ released in 1999 sold 21 million copies and launched #1 hit in “Smooth” and “Maria.

Maria bought unparalleled fame to Santana. Album won Grammy in 9 categories during 42nd Annual Grammy Award on February 23rd 2000 and bought them worldwide fame. After his success with Album ‘Supernatural’ ;Carlos Santana in an interview told to rolling stone “It’s a personal invitation from me to people: remember your divinity.”

Carlos Santa was inducted in Rock and Roll hall of fame in 1998 and has been active in blues and pop scene for past 40 years.

Keith Richards – Another Legendary Guitarist

Learn Guitar ChordsKeith Richards has been considered a reluctant outlaw, rock ‘n’ roll’s unparalleled hell raiser, and one of the greatest guitar gods of all time. He’s become one of the most iconic figures in music: an innovator and legend son writer. At the core of his charm is his rhythm guitar playing: a smooth, relaxed, lively style that puts feel and groove way before technical prowess
Keith Richards was born on December 18, 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England. Richards was part of musical family where his maternal grandfather was in jazz band and mother a music lover, who bought Richard’s first acoustic guitar and exposed him to music of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington
Part of the world renown group Rolling stones, Keith Richards embodies band’s stylish rock and roll spirit and commitment to hard rhythm and blues. If Mick Jagger -Richards’s childhood friend- is the face and the brain of the Rolling Stones, then Richards is its heart and soul.

The combination of Richards’ raw attack and interwoven rhythms and leads with Jones provided the fire behind Jagger’s bluesy vocals on early Stones songs. Apart from the Stones, Richard’s has several solo releases as well and have collaborated with legendary musicians from Berry to country singer George Jones.

Jeff Beck – A Great Guitarist

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Jeff Beck is one of rock’s true geniuses and among its most vibrant artistes. His playing style – a fusion of rock and jazz which led to whole new level of music creation. His style of music and psychedelia style has been acclaimed worldwide and is only one of the few hand full artist who has been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jeff Beck born on 24 June, 1944, in Wallington, England. At 15, he played guitar on radio by building the instrument all by himself. His early influences were guitarists Cliff Gallup and James Burton, but his true adventurous influence came from Chicago bluesmen Buddy Guy and Otis Rush. He gravitated towards his fiery, pyrotechnic approach which later Jeff applied to his music as well.

He combined all this with Les Paul’s accessible experimentalism in an energetic, style that shaped rock scene of sixties and beyond.
His quixotic career included membership in the Yardbirds (replacing Eric Clapton), two hard-hitting line-ups of the Jeff Beck Group and a pair of albums from the mid-Seventies (Blow by Blow and Wired) that set a new standard for instrumental rock
Beck an innovator and iconoclast is a whiz at wresting precision-tooled melodies and explosive atmospherics from the guitar, combining awesome fretboard technique with mastery of effects and pedals. He is one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock which has shaped blues rock, psychedelic, and heavy metal.

It really is worth listening to all of Jeff’s work. Not only were guitarists learn a great deal while doing so but they will also enjoy the experience.