The Ultimate Guitar Players of All Time [ Part 3 ]

Here are the part 3 of us listing and getting to know some of the

Keith Richards


He is the co founder, guitarist, secondary vocalist, and co-principal songwriter of Rolling Stones. They call him the creator of "rock's greatest single body of riffs" on guitar and ranked him fourth on its list of 100 best guitarists in 2011. Richard plays both lead and rhythm guitar parts. Keith wrote two-and three-note themes that were more powerful than any great solo. He played the vibrato rhythm and the lead guitar in "Gimme Shelter." We can't think anyone has ever created a mood that dark and sinister. you cannot also see someone that does alternate tuning better than him. He had some cool tuning, a beautiful chord so well-tuned that it sings. That is the core of every great guitar part on a Rolling Stones record. Keith finds the tuning that allows the work – the fretting, muting strings – to get out of the way of what he's feeling.


Jimmy Page


He is the founder of the band called "Led Zeppelin". His diverse style includes a variety of alternative guitar tunings, technical and melodic solos combined with aggressively distorted guitar tones and his folk and eastern acoustic work. Page is prolific with the creation of guitar riffs. He's also known to play his guitar occasionally with a cello arch to create a droning music sound texture. Listening to Jimmy Page play guitar can transport you. As a leader, he always does the right thing at the right time – he has exceptional taste. The solo on "Heartbreaker" has such immediacy; he's teetering on the edge of his technique, and it's still a showstopper. He had this vision of how to break free from the stereotypes of what the guitar could do. If you listen to "The Song Remains the Same" all the way through, you'll notice that the guitar changes so much – louder, quieter, softer, louder again. He was writing, playing, and producing the songs.


Eric Clapton

His playing, style, vibe, and sound all had a basic simplicity to them. He took a Gibson guitar and plugged it into a Marshall amplifier, and that was the end of it. The fundamentals. The blues are in. His solos were melodic and memorable – exactly what guitar solos should be: an integral part of the song. When you hear the three guys playing on Cream's live recordings. When you listen to “I'm So Glad” from Goodbye, you can really hear the three guys go – and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker were a couple of jazz guys who were pushing Clapton forward. I read somewhere that Clapton said, "I had no idea what the hell I was doing." He was simply attempting to keep up with the other two men! After Cream, he changed. When he started doing “I Shot the Sheriff” and this and that, and when he hooked up with Delaney and Bonnie, his whole style changed. Or at least his sound. He focused more on singing than playing.