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The Golden Age of the Guitar Solo

Polyphonic | April 3, 2024
The Golden Age of the Guitar Solo

Written by Polyphonic


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  1. @patribardiere

    April 3, 2024 at 10:34 am

    I like your videos but I don’t like how you choose the order of the bands you are talking about. This video should have been from Hendrix to Van Halen. Van Halen should have been the ultimate boss of this episode. Nothing else to add , he was the ultimate blues player any he used it like no one else. Other guitarist before him were just shades of Hendrix to me . Don’t get me wrong, Zeppelin , Sabbath and Purple were great and I love em but Van Halen was something else and nobody can touch him even today. The next real guitar hero after him had to create a new genre to stand out , Malmsteen and the neo classical…

  2. @Coolbeans1492

    April 3, 2024 at 10:34 am

    Man gotta talk abt all di meola! Fusion was not just combinations of genres but an emphasis on musicianship. And the fusion guys were better than the rock guys. That being said man neil young was such a great player and his anti technique philosophy and emphasis on feeling is something all should master.

  3. @Eroticwitch

    April 3, 2024 at 10:34 am

    Once again, along with the RRHF, one of the greatest prog bands of all time, are eliminated; JETHRO FUCKING TULL, YOU ASSHOLE!!!!. Especially since you're also spotlighting guitar players, another omission is the constantly underrated Martin Barre. His solo on Aqualung is enough to put them in.

  4. @SplatterInker

    April 3, 2024 at 10:34 am

    Interesting. Brian May wasn't the only one using a guitar as a human voice. The Carpenters, yes I know very pop etc but, Richard Carpenter also used the guitar as a voice. You can literally sing the guitar solo in Goodbye to Love.

  5. @viniciusleaoa

    April 3, 2024 at 10:34 am

    Sorry, I dind't mean to be that anoying guy in the comments…but…hahaha
    17:22 I don't really think that some of those "facts" about Tony Iomi are very accurate. Of course having the tip of his fingers cut off made him change things about his playing, but I'm kinda skeptic that he played tritones, bends and detuned his guitar because of that. Because he also does all the other "regular" guitar techniques just as much or maybe more. He played much more power chords, bended just as much as any other guitarist and played on standard tuning or just half a step down in many albuns.
    I've heard these stories many times, and they honestly sound REALLY cool and contribute to the whole Ioni lore. But I THINK that, at the end of the day, these idiosyncrasies are much more stylistic choices than alternatives to his playing limitations.
    All that (that no one asked) being said: this series ROCKS! 🤘

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