James A. Showalter wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:52 am
like the sinking of the Titanic. An epic fail.
For sure, any REO Speedwagon tune would be hard to do with any classical flair. And though consideration for such a topic is a diversion from any astute classical guitar repertoire it is excellent dialogue for this group of budding classicists. I often wonder how many of the great guitarists in the world started off on the instrument from a classically trained regimen. You never hear about it but I suspect it is not uncommon.
Just thinking out loud and letting my voice have air.
The late Randy Rhodes for one, who was the lead guitarist for Quiet Roit and Ozzy Osbourne.
Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia: Randall William Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne. A devoted student of classical guitar, Rhoads combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. He died in a plane accident while on tour with Osbourne in Florida in 1982. Despite his short career, Rhoads, who was a major influence on neoclassical metal, is cited as an influence by many guitarists. Rhoads is included in several "Greatest Guitarist" lists.
I remember reading once that while traveling between rock concert venues, he would be on his classical guitar playing the Segovia scales.