Whatever genre of music you’re into, everybody has their favorite guitarists. The guitar is, after all, the most versatile instrument on the market. It’s an instrument without bounds, and for the players bold enough to continue to discover its lengths, it might very well be considered the best, too. We’re all aware of our Slashes and our Jimmy Pages; we know that Jimi Hendrix and B. B. King combined reinvented the way we hear those six strings played. However, some of the best guitarists in the world are overlooked.
As far as guitar work goes, you should have extra time and kisses for The Artist. Prince was at the forefront of the Minneapolis funk-pop movement, inching in a new wave of soul the 80s and 90s were in such a desperate need of. Most people know him from his hit songs, his affinity for purple, and the sign he changed his name to for a hot minute, but as ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Purple Rain’ show among others, he was also an incredible guitarist. One of The Purple One's most influential performances was at the Super Bowl when he played the 'Purple Rain' solo from behind a grey sheet. Indeed, Prince could tear up a piece of music just by letting loose on his infamous guitar. For proof, do yourself a favor and check out ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’
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