theGUITARaddict: In memoriam: Allan Holdsworth



ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (6 AUGUST 1946 – 15 APRIL 2017)

I remember Allan Holdsworth for his fluid legato notes which are inhuman, to say the least. When I started learning to play, I thought the legato approach are for the lazy players, trying to cover as many notes while trying to impress at the same time. I was more of a staccato camper; Malmsteen, Gilbert, et al. However, over the years, I began to understand how the legato school of playing is just another playing approach. Sax players for instance, sound more commanding with legato phrasings as opposed to staccato. Also, I remember Holdsworth for his chords – have you ever heard him strum a chord? He played so many other worldly chords but none were strummed. They were either fingered or arpeggiated in various ways. Allan Holdsworth will always be the guitarist’s guitarist; holding his own turf beyond comparison. That’s a measure of greatness indeed. 

Source link

Apparel

Guitar Gear

Books

Amplifiers

Does Nashville Have the Best Guitar Shops in the Country?
Learn to Play Amaj9, Emaj9, and Fmaj9 | Chord by Chord
Artists Love the Taylor GT
Ask the Expert: How to Cure Your Guitar’s Wintertime Humidity Blues
Never Lost | Official Electric Guitar Tutorial | Elevation Worship
theGUITARaddict: Review: Epiphone SG Special P-90
How To Read Guitar Sheet Music – Guitar Lessons
Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes: Animals as Leaders Monomyth
HAMMER ON SLAP BASS TECHNIQUE PT4 | Bass Guitar Tips ~ Daric Bennett Bass Lessons
6 More Cheap Bass Guitars That Don't Suck For 2018 – Big Tone, Low Price
How to Practice with a Metronome – Bass Guitar Lessons – Daric Bennett Bass Lessons
Logic Pro X – #61 – Mixing (part3): EQ'ing Guitars and Bass
Learn Fingerpicking in 20 minutes – BEGINNER fingerstyle exercises – GUITAR MASTERCLASS
Guitar Lesson 7 – Play 10 Songs with 4 Chords – Free Guitar Lessons
Are you an intermediate guitar player? Here’s how to know.
Beginner Acoustic Lesson 1 – Your Very First Guitar Lesson (E Minor + Asus2)
Tips For Beginner Guitarists
5 Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar Online
10 Things ANYONE Can Do To Get Better At Guitar Faster
7 Mistakes Guitar Players Make – Online Guitar Lessons
Learn Fingerpicking in 20 minutes – BEGINNER fingerstyle exercises – GUITAR MASTERCLASS
Santana – Black Magic Woman Live @ Montreux 2011
Guitar Lesson 7 – Play 10 Songs with 4 Chords – Free Guitar Lessons
Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Christie Lenée: Acoustic Guitar Session