Some of the best guitar payers on the planet are toiling away in lounges around the world. However, these acclaimed players have set the standard for feel and/or technique. They are among the greatest Rock players of all time!


The List

Jimi Hendrix

Eric Clapton

Jimmy Page

Jeff Beck

Steve Vai

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter

Joe Satriani

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rob November 24, 2011 at 4:56 AM

Hi Jackson 
May I add an unsung guitar hero to your list
a uk guitarist Albert lee thanks for all your tips what abuot some Beatles intro,s


admin November 24, 2011 at 4:39 PM

You may indeed Rob …. heard him a few times … great player!


William April 18, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Jackson, thank you for all the great free guitar advice and interesting tid-bits of Rock & Roll history. Born in Alberta I have spent most of my life in California and currently reside in Arizona with my wife. In my earlier years I listened with my gramps every Saturday to the Grand Old Opre the hour before Hockey Night in Canada began. In my teens I was clearly drawn to the Rock & Roll era and the great guitarist abound. Page, Beck, Clapton, May, Townsend, Hendrix, Lee (Alvin) and so on. When we moved to California I had the good fortune of being exposed for a short time to a California guitarist by the name of John Cipollina with the band Quick Silver Messenger Service who was also very inspiring. If yo listen to some of QSMS's early stuff you will hear some incredible playing from John. Check out on You Tube "Mona" as done by the band another Bo Diddly beat version you highlighted recently in one of your great offerings, great stuff.

If you or any of your 1000 plus followers are ever in the Phoenix area take the time to find and witness a local guitarist by the name of Carvin Jones, he is something special. He plays in local bars and clubs in the area and puts on an incredible show. I have seen him many times in such venues and he is jaw dropping he once laid his strat down on our table and continued playing it while taking a swig of my wifes ice tea…check him out on you tube as well.
Jackson again thanks for all the great stuff and the terrific way you simplify your message in your lessons.


admin April 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Hi William …. I had a QSM album back in the day …. been awhile though since I listened to them so I’ll need to do that. Looked up Mr. Jones as well … nice story there and a very good blues player. Thanks for the kind words!


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